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We thank Caryn Maldonado for her service to Socalpapa and for her many contributions and hard work while president of the club in  2017 and 2018. While serving as president, Caryn also edited the newsletter and directed the Back Bay Show. We also thank her for her for staying on the board after stepping down from the presidency in 2019.  During 2019, Caryn was a dedicated board member whose many contributions included co-directing the Back Bay Show with Kathleen Williams and Ursula Olsson and putting out the Weekly Bulletin.  Although Caryn will be stepping down from the board in 2020, we are happy that she will continue to do the Weekly Bulletin that she does so well and to which we all look forward in keeping us advised of current activities and events.  We wish Caryn and her family the very best for the future.

Announcing the 2020 Board Members

SOCALPAPA's new board members will be taking over starting January 2020. We appreciate their interest and commitment!
President Jim Ellsberry Director at Large Lorraine Dawson
Vice President Randi Moran Director at Large Helen Bell
Secretary Manjula Jain Director (Past President) Kevin Davidson
Treasurer ____________________ Director at Large (Newsletter) Max Rendon Adv/Promotion Diane Prendergast Director at Large (Webmaster) Anne Small
Director at Large (Demos) Al Carlson

Volunteer Back Bay Show Directors:
Dawn Buckingham Diane Prendergast
Lorraine Dawson Anne Small

Kathleen Williams will continue as the Club's treasurer through the end of 2019 but due to other commitments would like to step down and let someone else take the treasurer's position for 2020. If you would like to volunteer or know someone else who would, please contact us through the website at or Anne Small at If you have questions as to what the treasurer's job entails, you can contact Kathleen Williams directly at



has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach.  She also also attended Bongart School of Fine Art in Santa Monica where she studied under Sergei Bongart, a master of Russian Impressionism.  Ursula is fascinated by colors, shadows and lines in the landscape where the hues and shadows are constantly changing with the position of the sun. She also enjoys painting still lifes in the more controlled environment of her studio.  Always her paintings are not mirrors of reality but rather her impression of the reality she sees before her.


Our members enjoy great benefits throughout the year. SOCALPAPA offers members demos by well-known professional artists, juried art shows and sales, weekly paint-outs, paint-aways to interesting locations outside of Orange County and a fun holiday party to end the year.
Membership is $65 per calendar year. Renewals are made during December and January of each year.  Please be aware that should you choose to join our group late in the year, or renew late, we will be unable to grant an extension of the fee into the following year.
We love our art patrons - your membership is a cool $35/year. Student memberships are $35/year.
Join our group of enthusiastic outdoor painters - be part of the fun - and click here to sign up: 
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