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At the recent Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA, lifetime achievement awards were given to two PAPA members. John Cosby announced that PAPA founder Denise Burns (left), artist, teacher, and activist was the recipient of the 2013 PAPA Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information please go to the PAPA Press Room. Don Demers announced, along with Eric Rhoads, that PAPA Honorary Member John Stobart was one of two recipients of the 2013 Plein Air Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information visit the Outdoor Painter website.
PAPA DVD SERIES LAUNCHES
Streamline Publishing, which produces the website Outdoor Painter and the bi-monthly magazine PleinAir is working with PAPA members on a Streamline Premiums Art Video series that chronicles on-location demonstrations. The first three videos feature Don Demers doing a nautical scene, Ken Auster creating a street scene and John Cosby finding beauty in a habor fishing shack. In addition to learning the philosophy and techniques that make these artists the top workshop instructors in the country, these indispensable learning tools offer guidelines in maximizing your efforts even under a variety of outdoor challenges, including volatile weather and environmental congestion. To learn more and add these to your working library, visit Streamline Art Video.
AMERICAN LEGACY--OUR NATIONAL PARKS
PAPA's 22nd Exhibition and Sale opens at at the Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, KA, through June 16, 2013. More than 90 paintings document 35 units in the National Park Service. The exhibition opens at its last traveling venue on July 14, 2013, at the Michelson Museum of of Art, Marshall, TX. To view the entire exhibition, please go to The Haggin Museum web site, which organized the exhibit. A 92-page color catalog illustrates all the artworks from 35 National Park Service units/artists, including a historical essay by Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum. For purchase information, contact Patty Huntley (209.940.6319) at the bookstore of The Haggin Museum. (left: Gay Faulkenberry, Touch of Spring, Alley Mill, Ozark National Scenic Riverway, MO, oil, 24x30)
PAPA's upcoming exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI, opens with a weekend of events on June 21, 2013. We are celebrating summer and will have have a catalog document the show and a paintout on Saturday, June 22. The exhibition is on view through August 25, 2013. (right: Andy Evansen, Wedding Party, Levee Park, watercolor, 14x19)
AND THE WINNER IS ...
Joe McGurl won a $42,000 purchase award and the First Place in Landscape award for his painting (left) Creation in Time and Space (oil, 30x40) at the 2012-2013 Art Renewal Center Salon.
He also won the Plein Air Magazine Award for his painting (right) Twilight from the Palisades (oil, 30x40).
John Budicin won the Ted Goerschner OPAM Memorial Award of Excellence for Evening Eucalyptus (oil, 16x20) at the Oil Painters of America National Juried Competition, Fredericksburg, TX.
HERE COMES 'DA JUDGE
Don Demers is the Awards Judge for the July 15-21, 2013, Plein Air Easton show and sale in Easton, MD.
Kenn Backhaus is the Awards Judge at the Door County Plein Air Festival, WI, July 22-27, 2013, and for the American Impressionist Society, October 2013 at M Gallery, Charleston, SC.
Ned Mueller is the Awards Judge for the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS, September 6-October 26, 2013. He teaches an Art of Seeing Workshop prior to the event September 4-5, 2013.
Jean LeGassick is featured in the Winter 2013 issue of the California Art Club Newsletter.
Kathleen Dunphy and Linda Tippetts are scheduled for articles in the June 2013 issue of Southwest Art magazine.
Ken Auster and West Fraser are included in an article about paintings depicting cities and towns in the May-June 2013 Fine Art Connoisseur. (West Fraser, Talking About Spring, oil, 30x40)
Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations, a 432-page book, is scheduled for release on June 1, 2013, including PAPA members: Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Gil Dellinger, Don Demers, Kathleen Dunphy, Kevin Macpherson, Joe McGurl, Ralph Oberg, Joe Paquet, Ron Rencher, and Skip Whitcomb.
PAINT WITH THE BEST!
More than 50 opportunities to paint with PAPA Members are listed on our website and Facebook page, including overseas workshops. Go to the Member Workshops page to find the one that works for you.
ON THE WATER
Jean LeGassick is part of the California Art Club exhibition on the theme of water held May 7 to September 1, 2013, at the Gallery at the Old Mill, San Marino, CA, including (left) Rock Thrust, oil, 12x14.
PLEIN AIR CARMEL
Randy Sexton is participating in the 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival, CA, May 16-19, 2013. (right: The Cove, oil, 40x30)
PAINTING THE WEST
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV, hosts a group exhibition titled Painting the West, including Jean LeGassick, May 16-June 15, 2013.
Linda Tippetts is participating in the Hockaday Museum of Art's miniature show May 17, 2013, and the museum's Plein Air Paintout and Exhibition in Kalispell, MT, June 19-22, 2013. The exhibition runs June 27-August 24, 2013. (left: Running Eagle Falls, Low Water, oil, 10x13)
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA
Kenn Backhaus, Joe Paquet, John Cosby and Scott Burdick are doing demonstrations and lectures at the OPA 22nd Annual Exhibition opening weekend at Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, May 17-June 17, 2013. John Budicin, Ron Rencher and Ned Mueller and are exhibiting. (right: Kenn Backhaus, The Olive Harvest, oil, 24x36)
Joan LaRue is donating paintings to a raffle and doing demos and lectures for the Clinton Public Schools Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The weekend celebration takes place May 24-25, 2013, at the Main Street USA, Clinton Schools All Class Alumni Reunion, Oklahoma. (left: Serenity Rose, oil, 20x24)
The California Art Club hosts its annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition and Sale June 2-23, 2013, at the Fisher Museum of Art, USC, Los Angeles, CA. Participating PAPA members include Peter Adams, John Budicin, Scott Burdick, Gil Dellinger, Kathleen Dunphy, Lynn Gertenbach, Jean LeGassick, Joe Paquet, Ray Roberts, and Brian Stewart. (right: Brian Stewart, A Home in China, oil, 9x12)
PRIX DE WEST
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, hosts the annual Prix de West exhibition/sale, which opens June 7-8, 2013. PAPA members participating include Christopher Blossom, Scott Burdick, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, and Skip Whitcomb. (left: Matt Smith, Tonto Giant, oil, 30x22)
Kathleen Dunphy is participating in the 30th Anniversary Invitational show at Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC, June 8-July 6, 2013.
ART OF THE NATIONAL PARKS
In conjunction with the publication of the book Art of the National Parks, Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME, hosts an exhibition focusing on images of Acadia National Park, opening June 15, 2013, followed by a special exhibition and sale July 27-28, 2013. Participating PAPA members include Don Demers, Kathleen Dunphy, and Joe McGurl.
THE WILD SIDE
The Catalina Conservancy announced participants in the June 21-22, 2013, Catalina Wild Side show, including PAPA members Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, John Cosby, Don Demers, Andy Evansen, Joe Paquet, Matt Smith, Brian Stewart and Skip Whitcomb. (right: Joe Paquet, Avalon History: Clarissa Cottage, oil, 8x12)
Arts Without Boundaries hosts a fundraiser June 27-29, 2013, at the Hilton Garden, Bozeman, MT, including Matt Smith.
Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA, hosts a group exhibition featuring the California Coast, July 2-August 24, 2013, including Randy Sexton, Ray Roberts, Kathleen Dunphy, Gil Dellinger and John Cosby.
PALETTE & PALATE
West Fraser is featured at Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, SC, durng the annual Palette & Palate Stroll, July 19, 2013. (left: McLeod Barn, oil, 30x36)
AMONG THE TREES
Gil Dellinger has a one-man show July 27 to August 11, 2013, at Rogers Gardens, Corona del Mar, CA, including (right) Sunset at Point Lobos, acrylic, 16x12.
MAYNARD DIXON COUNTRY
The Thunderbird Foundation announced participants in the August 23-25, 2013, Maynard Dixon Country exhibition and sale in Mt. Carmel, UT. Participating PAPA members include Peter Adams, Christopher Blossom, John Budicin, Ron Rencher, Ray Roberts, Randall Sexton, and George Strickland.