The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) recently hosted “Town & Country – Where the Cities Meet the Pastures,” a juried art show. Discover the winning paintings here.
From the organizers:
LPAPA in Residence located at Forest & Ocean Gallery hosted the opening reception for the “Town & Country – Where the Cities Meet the Pastures” juried art show on Saturday, January 18.
LPAPA’s “Town & Country” exhibition is a special juried exhibition of original works of art created by Signature and Artist Members of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). Two hundred twenty-five entries were received for this prestigious show, with jurors Anthony Salvo (Signature Member of LPAPA), Rosemary Swimm (LPAPA Executive Director), and Ludo Leideritz (owner, Forest & Ocean Gallery) choosing 39 original framed paintings created by LPAPA Signature and Artist Members for the show’s coveted spots.
In addition to the usual awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention, a People’s Choice award was introduced through an LPAPA Facebook social media campaign where individuals were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting.
1st Place was awarded to LPAPA Artist Member Tom Brown, “Until the Cows Come Home” (shown above)
2nd Place was awarded to LPAPA Signature Member Debra Huse, “Classic Oxford ll”
3rd Place was awarded to LPAPA Signature Member Lisa Mozzini-McDill, “Signs of the Times”
Honorable Mention Award given to LPAPA Artist Member Nanette Biers, “Moving Through the Gate”
People’s Choice Award was given to LPAPA Signature Member Joe Anna Arnett, “Poppies Forever”
LPAPA was founded in 1996 with a mission to preserve Laguna Beach’s rich artistic legacy founded by early plein air artists and to promote the tradition of plein air painting in our community, across the nation, and around the world. LPAPA is one of the best recognized and most respected plein air art associations in the world, with a growing roster of more than 600 local, national, and international artist members. In addition to providing opportunities for established and emerging artists to show their work, LPAPA has a strong commitment to education, using their Plein Air Project to benefit young and emerging artists and the greater community.
For show details: www.lpapa.org
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