The Allure of Water
PAPA's 23rd Exhibition and Sale opens at The Haggin Museum, Stockton, California, with a weekend of gala of events, including an opening reception on Friday, October 14, 2011, the public opening and an Outdoor Painting Demo/Auction on Saturday, October 15, and Artist Demonstrations on Sunday, October 16. More than 100 paintings focus on w
ater, our most precious resource for beauty, enjoyment and survival. Six Guest Artists will be joining PAPA members: Bill Anton, Kathleen Dunphy, Andy Evansen, Jerry Fritzler, Michael Lynch, Jim Morgan and Randall Sexton. The exhibition is on view through January 22, 2012.To receive an invitation, please email your request and address to The Haggin Museum at
American Legacy--Our National Parks
PAPA's 22nd Exhibition and Sale is on view at the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, MA,through November 6, 2011. Additional venues may be viewed in the Press Room. 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.
Peter Adams is featured in the July 31, 2011, Pasadena Star-News regarding his commission to paint Stations of the Cross for USC's new Catholic Center, the Caruso Church of Our Savior.
Kenn Backhaus' 11x14-inch oil painting Road to the Harbor (left) is the cover feature and Raleigh Kinney has an article in the fall 2011 issue of PleinAir Magazine.
Frank LaLumia is included in an article on the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Birds in Art exhibit in the September 2011 issue of Southwest Art. (See image and show information below.)
Jean Perry has published the hardbound book Thirty Years of Plein-Air Painting: The Art of Jean Perry by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Foreword by Richard Schmid (120 pages, 8x10 inches) available at
John Budicin is included in the July/August Art of the West.
PAPA's The Allure of Water exhibition will be featured in the September 2011 American Art Collector.
Ken Auster published a softbound book, Intellect and Passion--Paintings of San Francisco, (60 pages, 8.5x12 inches) available at
And the winners are!
Ray Roberts' painting titled A Quiet Spot (left) is the first-place winner in the May/June Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition. Ned Mueller was a finalist in the competition.
Looking for a workshop? PAPA members are teaching from Minnesota and Wisconsin to Wyoming, Texas, and Colorado. Visit PAPA Member Workshops to find the perfect venue.
Stewart is included in the exhibition The Raging Red and Mighty Mississippi at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, through September 4, 2011, Winona, MN, and participating in the Bennington Center for the Arts, VT, Small Works show through December 18, 2011.
Tippetts is participating in the 4th Annual Plein Air Paint Out, through August 27, 2011, in Glacier National Park, benefiting the Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT. She is also included in Kneeland Gallery's 20th Annual Plein Air Exhibition, Ketchum, ID, with a reception August 5, 2011, 5-8 pm. The exhibition hangs through August 29.
Prix de West
Christopher Blossom, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith and Skip Whitcomb are part of the Prix de West exhibition/sale through September 5, 2011, where there are still great artworks available at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City. View all of their work on PAPA's Facebook Page. (left: Skip Whitcomb, Jennifer Creek Cottowoods, oil, 16x20)
Billups is participating in the Artists' Studio Tour of North Idaho, Sandpoint, ID, August 12-14 & 19-21, 2011.
Artist Mentor Online
Kevin Macpherson is scheduled to answer questions during a AMO live blog radio show, August 19, 2011, at 9 am Pacific time, featured by outdoorpainter.com.
Western Rendezvous of Art
The Northwest Rendezvous Group exhibits during a weekend event at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel, Helena, MT, August 20-24, 2011, benefiting the Montana Historical Society. Participating PAPA members include Kenn Backhaus, Scott Burdick, Joan LaRue, Joseph Mendez, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, Ray Roberts, Matt Smith and George Strickland. Preview the whole show at our Facebook page. (right: George Strickland, Crossroads of Time, oil, 16x20)
Maynard Dixon Country
Taking place August 26-28, 2011, in Mt. Carmel, UT, this exhibition and sale benefits the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. Participating PAPA members are John Budicin, Ralph Oberg, Ron Rencher, Ray Roberts, Matt Smith, George Strickland and Skip Whitcomb. Preview the show at our Facebook Page. (left: Ray Roberts, Of the Canyon, oil, 20x30)
Weekend with the Masters
Peter Adams, Scott Burdick, Kevin Macpherson and Joe Paquet are participating in American Artist's Weekend with the Masters in Monterey, CA, September 7-10, 2011.
Birds in Art
Frank LaLumia is included in the 35th Annual Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI. The exhibition is on view September 10-November 13, 2011. (right: Taking Flight, watercolor, 17x21)
Third Annual Celebration of Art, Plein Air on the Rim
Raleigh Kinney, Ron Rencher and Linda Tippetts are participating in the Plein Air on the Rim exhibition and sale benefiting the Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon, AZ. The weekend of events takes place September 16-17, 2011, at the Kolb Studio on the South Rim. The exhibit remains on view through November 27, 2011. (left: Ron Rencher, Big Point from Toroweap, oil, 24x20)
Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith and Skip Whitcomb are participating in the Western Visions Miniatures and More show and sale opening September 16, 2011, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.
Jackson Hole Art Auction
Works by Scott Burdick, Ralph Oberg, and Matt Smith are included in the Jackson Hole Art Auction, September 17, 2011, Jackson, WY. (right: Matt Smith, Arizona Canyon Country, oil, 16x20)
Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale
Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith and Skip Whitcomb are exhibiting in this art show & auction September 23-24, 2011, benefiting the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY. (left: Ned Mueller, Trail to Paradise, oil, 14x18)
The Splendid Earth
Gil Dellinger is having a solo exhibition October 3-November 26, 2011, at Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA. The artworks survey his favorite landscapes in the Central Valley and Pacific Coast of Northern California. (right: Early Spring,acrylic, 24x36)
Sedona Plein Air Festival
The 7th annual SPAF takes place October 21-29, 2011. Raleigh Kinney will be painting, and an exhibition of Kevin Macpherson’s series titled Reflections on a Pond will be on view in the Sedona Arts Center, AZ, opening October 21, 2011, with a reception from 6:30-8:00 pm, followed by a talk on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm. The exhibition is accompanied by a hardbound book of the same title that records 365 paintings Macpherson did of a pond in front of his home in Taos, New Mexico.