Laguna Plein Air painting
Keiko Tanabe, “Hook Lighthouse,” 1st Place, Best of Plein Air 2019

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) is hosting LPAPA’s 16​th Annual “Best of Plein Air,” a juried exhibition dedicated to paintings created ​en plein air​. The public is invited to join the celebration at the Opening Reception with the artists on Saturday, March 14.

Laguna Plein Air painting
Michelle Usibelli

LPAPA’s 16​th​ Annual “Best of Plein Air” exhibition features original works of art created by​ Signature and Artist Members ​of LPAPA. Two hundred seventy entries were received for this prestigious show, with jurors Jeff Horn​ ​(Signature Artist Member of LPAPA), Debra Joy Groesser (President/CEO American Impressionist Society, Signature Artist Member of LPAPA), and Ludo Leideritz (LPAPA Board Member and owner Forest & Ocean Gallery) choosing 47 original framed paintings created by LPAPA Signature and Artist Members for the show’s coveted spots.

Laguna Plein Air painting
Joli Beal
Calvin Liang, "Montage," oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., $1,600
Calvin Liang, “Montage,” oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., $1,600

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Artists

Artists represented in the gallery show this year include ​Joli Beal, Nanette Biers, Larry Cannon, Phillip Carlton, Lorraine Dawson, Eileen Eder, Monica Edwards, Mark Fehlman,Tatyana Fogarty, Scott Hamill, Michael Hill, Jane Hunt, Debra Huse, Paul Kratter, Margaret Larlham, Jason Li, Shuang Li, Calvin Liang, Daniel Marshall, David Marty, Fernando Micheli, Michael Obermeyer, Kathie Odom, Kristen Olson Stone, Lori Putnam, Stuart Roper, Anthony Salvo, Keiko Tanabe, Bob Upton, Michele Usibelli, Durre Waseem, Sharon Weaver.

Laguna Plein Air painting
Anthony Salvo
Laguna Plein Air painting
Jason Li

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  1. Looking forward to the PACE. in Sante Fe. I would like to introduce you to an outstanding artist, who excelled in his concept art business for Disney and Dreamworks, but is now devoting his time to workshops and competitions. If you needed a demo or workshop artist. He is fantastic in oil and watercolor. Best workshop I’ve ever had! His name is Sid Bingham. Hope you can get him


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