LPAPA Celebrated 100 years of plein air painting

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association hit a big milestone this year - celebrating the 20th year of the invitational event and 100 years of plein air painting in Laguna Beach.

The Collectors Gala was amazing - done in a magical outdoor setting at Festival of Arts, in the heart of Laguna’s arts district. I was happy that I was able to attend the Gala and see all the paintings on display and talk to my fellow artist friends. The works that artists have produced over 5 days of painting were truly incredible and many received awards.

Best in Show was awarded to the artist Cindy Baron for her painting “Transitions”.

 Cindy Baron, “Transitions”, oil, 12x12

Cindy Baron, “Transitions”, oil, 12x12

Aimee Erickson did some breathtaking work and my only regret was that I was too late to purchase the painting I really liked.

Aimee Erickson
 This one was my favorite!

This one was my favorite!

Many other artists did an incredible job. Here are only some of the pictures I took. To view all of the 2018 Laguna Plein Air Invitational award winners, CLICK HERE!

 Paintings by Peggy Kroll-Roberts

Paintings by Peggy Kroll-Roberts

 Painting by Jason Sacran

Painting by Jason Sacran

 Painting by Michael Obermeyer

Painting by Michael Obermeyer

 Painting by Ray Roberts

Painting by Ray Roberts

 Painting by Michael Situ

Painting by Michael Situ

 Paintng by Jesse Powell

Paintng by Jesse Powell

 Painting by Calvin Liang

Painting by Calvin Liang

 A tribute was paid to Laguna Plein Air Signature Artist & Founding Member Ken Auster

A tribute was paid to Laguna Plein Air Signature Artist & Founding Member Ken Auster