LPAPA - Michael Hill, "Flower Fields at Dusk," oil, 16 x 20 in.
Michael Hill, "Flower Fields at Dusk," oil, 16 x 20 in.

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA, California) opened its annual “From Dusk to Dawn” event at the LPAPA Gallery recently, and has announced the 2023 award winners.

From the gallery:

Award winners for the juried art show included First Prize winner “Flower Fields at Dusk” (shown at top) by Michael Hill; Second Place, “Evening Serenity “ by David Marty; Third Place award went to “Almost There” by Denise Busony; Honorable Mention “Evening Treasure” by Linda Glover Gooch, and Facebook Fans People’s Choice Award to “Sunset on the Hill” by Mikyoung Osburn.

LPAPA - David Marty, "Evening Serenity," oil, 12 x 16 in.
David Marty, “Evening Serenity,” oil, 12 x 16 in.
Denise Busony, "Almost There," oil, 11 x 14 in.
Denise Busony, “Almost There,” oil, 11 x 14 in.

This year our “From Dusk to Dawn” will expand the art show with the juried finalists showcased at the LPAPA Gallery, while the top-scoring semi-finalists will be exhibited at the Laguna Beach City Hall.

Linda Glover Gooch, "Evening Treasure," oil, 9 x 12 in.
Linda Glover Gooch, “Evening Treasure,” oil, 9 x 12 in.

LPAPA’s Executive Advisor Rosemary Swimm reminds us, “As a plein air painter you
are always looking for the right place, the right scene, the right time, be it before the sun
rises or after the sun sets so that you can capture that perfect feeling. Inspiration is
drawn from the subtleties in the changing light.”

Mikyoung Osburn, "Sunset on the Hill," oil, 16 x 20 in.
Mikyoung Osburn, “Sunset on the Hill,” oil, 16 x 20 in.

The exhibition for the Finalists is on view at the LPAPA Gallery through September 4; and
through September 22 at Laguna Beach City Hall for the top scoring Semi-Finalists.

To learn more and view all of the artworks, visit https://lpapa.org/.


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