• LPAPA’s 20th Annual “Best of Plein Air” Juried Art Show

    Continuing the century old tradition of plein air painting, several LPAPA (Laguna Plein Air Painters Association) artist members participated in the annual  Best of Plein Air show during Laguna Beach’s First Thursday’s Art Walk.     Award winners, chosen by guest judge, Jean Stern, were announced at the LPAPA Gallery reception as well as live-streamed online.

    The 1st Place award-winning artist, Jason Li, received a coveted “golden ticket” invitation to participate in LPAPA’s 26th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, that occurs October 5 – 13, 2024. 
    The 2024 Best of Plein Air Award winners are as follows:
    First Place: Rolling Waves by Jason Li | 13x18 wc
    Second Place: A-rrgh  by Nancie King Mertz | 16x29 soft pastel
    Third Place: Dappled Light by Lisa Mozzini-McDill | 9x12 oil
    Honorable Mention: Bucs vs. Holiday by David Becker | 16x20 wc/gouache
    The gallery’s celebration of plein air paintings by LPAPA members continues through April 1st, 2024.
    The LPAPA Gallery is located on Gallery Row between Jasmine and Myrtle Streets at 414 North Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Gallery Hours: Thursday through Monday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, or by appointment at (949) 376-3635.