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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.
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BACK BAY QUICK-DRAW EXHIBIT & SALE                    In Partnership with the Newport Bay Conservancy

GET READY FOR THE BIG AND GLORIOUS OCTOBER BACK BAY SHOW
Quick Draw - Friday, July 13, 2018,  8:00 AM to 11:30 AM      Awards - 12:00 noon    Exhibit & Sale - Friday through Sunday, July 13 - 15
Open to Members and Non-Members
Where:  Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. 
For additional details, rules and the Prospectus, click here: 2018 Back Bay Quick-Draw Prospectus
To sign-up for this Event, click here:  Back Bay Quick-Draw Sign-Up



JURIED ART SHOW & SALE - BACK BAY:
October 13 - 19   Juried Art Show
October 20 - 21  Public Art Show & Sale



DEMO, QUICK DRAW:
 July 27 - Demo by Lisa Mozzini-McDill in Irvine Regional Park



           'SPRING PALETTE'    JURIED ART SHOW     April 7 - April 21, 2018 
        Congratulations to the Award Winners:

                    
      Kevin Davidson - 1st Prize - Aliso Beach                                           Jean Choi - 2nd Prize - A Spring Harmony        Sylvia Shapiro - 3rd Prize - Carpinteria Salt Marsh

      
                                
     Carly Castillon - Hon.Mention - Breakwater Way                      Margaret Larlham - Hon.Mention - The Lookout                David Zenger - Hon.Mention - Old California
                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                
                

FEATURED ARTIST   Kathleen Strukoff    Modern Colorist        

 

Capturing the essence of a scene (alla prima) on location in one quick and energetic session.  Kathleen uses a combination of palette knife and vigorous brushwork with bold colors to express her translation of the scene.  She is known for her brilliant colors and capturing the light whether it is an urban scene or a landscape!

 

Kathleen’s love for painting landscapes began as a young girl growing up in New Mexico where she first started painting in the beautiful environment of northern New Mexico.  Like many artists, she was moved by the spectacular vistas and colors that you see in nature on a daily basis when you live in the high desert areas of this state.

 

In recent years, she has become obsessed with the spirit and challenge of plein air painting. To see more of Kathleen's work, please click here:  Kathleen Strukoff Artwork