Paint with the Best!
PAPA is holding its Workshop & Seminar in conjunction with the Art Association of Jackson Hole on August 29 to September 3, 2010, in Jackson, Wyoming. PAPA Signature Members who will be teaching are: John Budicin, Gil Dellinger, Gay Faulkenberry, Frank LaLumia, Jean LeGassick, Joe Paquet, Ron Rencher and Linda Tippetts. For details go to PAPA Workshops. For registration go to the Art Association of Jackson Hole.
On Location with the Plein Air Painters of America
Fifty plein-air paintings by PAPA Signature Members will be on view and for sale August 27 to September 6, 2010, at the ARTspace Gallery at the Art Association of Jackson. A reception takes place Friday, September 3, at 5:30 pm.
American Legacy--Our National Parks
Experience 35 of our nation's national treasures in museum galleries across the country! PAPA's American Legacy exhibition has finished its venue at The Haggin Museum and begins its road tour in the fall. Venues include City of Lake Charles, LA, November 7, 2010, through January 16, 2011; and Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, February 13-April 24, 2011. Stay tuned for new venues. To view the entire exhibition, please go to The Haggin Museum web site. 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.
SIGNATURE MEMBER NEWS
John Cosby and West Fraser are New Signature Members
PAPA President Frank LaLumia announced on May 5 the addition of two new Signature Members: John Cosby from California and West Fraser from South Carolina. Please visit the Press Room to learn more about these outstanding artists!
Skip Whitcomb, Sage
Whitcomb was quoted in the April 21 Mutts comic strip in Honor of Earth Day.
Scott Burdick PSA
Burdick was a finalist in the Portrait Society of America Art of the Portrait Conference, which took place in Washington, DC, April 22-25, 2010.
Hockaday Museum Benefit
Linda Tippetts is participating in the May 14, 2010, Benefit Auction of Miniatures at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell.
American Masters at SCNY
The third annual show and sale for the benefit of the Salmagundi Club takes place in New York City, May 5-16, 2010. Participating PAPA members include: Christopher Blossom, Don Demers (left: Off NYC Harbor Pilot Sch. Ambrose Snow, oil, 16x20), Kevin Macpherson, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, and John Stobart.
Phippen Show & Miniature Masterpieces
The Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ, hosts the 35th annual Memorial Day Weekend Western Art Show and Sale, May 29-31, 2010. Raleigh Kinney is participating in the weekend booth segment and Ralph Oberg (right: El Rio Virgin, oil, 7x10) is featured in the Miniature Masterpieces Show & Sale that begins May 1 and runs through the month with a Gala Live Auction on Saturday, May 29.
Brushes with Reality
Jean LeGassick is participating in a four-person show of Nevada artists at Scenic NV Art Gallery, Reno, NV, through June 30, 2010. Scenic Nevada is a 501c3 nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization that works to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic character of Nevada. (left: Gully Rocks, oil, 8x10)
Oil Painters of America
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, hosts the OPA National Exhibition through May 30, 2010. Participating PAPA members include: Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Kevin Macpherson, and Ned Mueller (right: Golden Hour, Lagos Portugal, oil, 11x14).
The Art of Helping
The forces of nature are a joy to plein-air painters, however, they can be equally devastating. On February 27, 2010, an 8.8 earthquake rocked Chile. In an effort to aid the victims of the earthquake, 40 well-known artists have banded together for an online auction, all of the proceeds from which will go toward relief efforts. The auction is taking place at The Art of Helping website, including artworks by the following PAPA members: Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Denise Burns, Gil Dellinger, Mary DeLoyht-Arendt, Lynn Gertenbach, Frank LaLumia, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, Ray Roberts, and Matt Smith. Opening bids begin at $300.
Lynn Gertenbach at Hearst Castle
Gertenbach is one of 25 artists invited to participate in the Twilight on the Terrace event at La Cuesta Encantada, which takes place on June 5, 2010. Proceeds fund the ArtReach which pairs at-risk youth with artist mentors.
Reflections of Catalina
The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting exhibition in
Avalon on Catalina Island, California, takes place June 5, 2010. Participating PAPA members include Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin (left: The Queen Awakens, oil, 11x14), Gay Faulkenberry, Frank LaLumia, Joe Paquet, Brian Stewart, and Mary DeLoyht-Arendt (right: Gone but Not Forgotten--Catalina Stables, watercolor). Space is limited and tickets are available at 310.510.1552. Proceeds go toward establishing a permanent plein-air gallery in the Catalina Island Museum, which is currently on the planning table.
Prix de West
The annual Prix de West invitational exhibition and sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, opens June 11-13, 2010, with seminars, receptions and a sale. It hangs through September 6, 2010. Participating PAPA members are Christopher Blossom, Matt Smith, and Skip Whitcomb (left: Winter Pasture, oil, 36x40)
In the Press
The current issue of American Artist Plein Air Painting includes articles on Lynn Gertenbach, Kevin Macpherson and an article titled "From the Site to the Studio with PAPA Members," which includes Brian Stewart. The summer 2010 issue of American Artist Workshop includes editorial features on Brian Stewart: Four Stages of Successful Plein Air Paintings, Knowing How to Learn, and Joseph Paquet: 10 Keys to Effectively Judging the Important Relationships in Painting. And Matt Smith is featured in the June issue of Southwest Art.
Ray Roberts at Reiser
Look for Ray Roberts in a group show titled "After the Storm," at Reiser Fine Arts in Carmel, CA, through June 27, 2010.
California Art Club Gold Medal Show
The 99th Annual CAC Gold Medal Juried Exhibition takes place June 13 to July 3, 2010, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Participating PAPA members include John Budicin, Gil Dellinger, Lynn Gertenbach, Kevin Macpherson, and Brian Stewart (left:The Uppercut Gym).
The Grandeur of America's Age of Sail: The Paintings of John Stobart
Honorary artist John Stobart is the subject of a major retrospective at the Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH, through June 13, 2010. A catalog (right) accompanies the exhibition with a foreword by PAPA member Don Demers. An article appears in the June 2010 American Art Review magazine on pages 116-121.
Telluride Plein Air
Ned Mueller participates in the June 28-July 4, 2010, plein-air event in Telluride, CO, sponsored by the Sheridan Arts Foundation.
Down to the Sea
Knowlton Gallery hosts an exhibition focusing on the California coast opening June 19 and running through August 21,2010. The artists' reception on July 10, from 1-4 pm, features a seascape painting demonstration by Gil Dellinger. Ray Roberts is also featured in the exhibition.
Raleigh Kinney Watercolors
Kinney will be participating in the Edwards Fine Art & Sculpture Festival, July 9-11, 2010, at Freedom Park, Edwards, CO, and the Glensheen 16th Annual Festival of Fine Art and Crafts on the Glensheen Historic Congdon Estate in Duluth, MN, August 14-15, 2010.
Western Rendezvous of Art
The annual Rendezvous show and sale takes place August 19-22, 2010, in Helena, MT. Participating PAPA Members include: Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Scott Burdick, Joan M. LaRue (left: Chore Time--Montana, oil, 16x16), Joseph Mendez, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, Ray Roberts, Matt Smith, George Strickland, Linda Tippetts, and Skip Whitcomb.
Maynard Dixon Country
The annual Maynard Dixon show and sale takes place August 27-29, 2010, in Mt. Carmel, UT. Participating PAPA members include John Budicin, Ron Rencher, Ray Roberts, Matt Smith, George Strickland and Skip Whitcomb.
The Mitchell National Invitational Show
Opening Thursday, August 26, 2010, at 5:00 pm, in Trinidad, CO, the Mitchell Museum hosts an art show and sale. Participating PAPA members include John Budicin, Ralph Oberg, Gay Faulkenberry, Ron Rencher and Frank LaLumia. The show hangs through October 3, 2010.