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Congratulations To The 44 Artists
Who Were Accepted For The Back Bay Display Show & Sale.
Your next step now is to participate in the Back Bay and Orange County Parks Juried Show:
To participate in the juried show, see the Prospectus and enter the images,  go to

MAY 5 through JUNE 22  Accepted Artists for the Back Bay Display Show and Sale may sign up for the juried portion of the Show. Click on:
June 3  Demo by Michael Obermeyer. Check Events calendar for location and time.
July 6  Member meeting for show participants:  IMPORTANT you attend. Check Events calendar for details.
JULY 15  Artists reception for juried show at the Back Bay, Muth Interpretive Center, Newport Beach
JULY 16-17 Back Bay Art Show and Sale, Muth Interpretive Center, Newport Beach.

OCTOBER An art show and sale is planned at Chemers Gallery, Tustin.  Details forthcoming later.

DECEMBER Holiday party.

Please check our Events Calendar often as we add further details for membership meetings, demos, paint-aways and workshops
offered by our members.

Please join our group to benefit from the many upcoming events.
Our memberships run the calendar year and expire on December 31.  During the first 3 months of the following year, memberships are renewed.
A 'New Artist' membership is $70 for the first year. Thereafter, memberships are renewed at the special rate of $45 within the first three months of the following year(s).  On April 1 of the renewal year, the rate goes back up to $70.   Add $10 to the membership rate and you can be featured in our upcoming Member Gallery with a link to your own website.  
Barbara Davidson
Barbara Davidson has loved painting and drawing for as long as she can remember.  At age 7 she was included in a childrens' art exhibit at the St. Louis Museum of Art.  Encouraged by her parents, she studied privately, both watercolor and oil painting, and took as many art classes as possible in school, winning awards for her work.   After a long career in higher education, she returned to her first love: painting both en plein air and in the studio.  As she worked at her craft, she moved from rendering what she saw, to painting what she felt--particularly in plein air where you can feel the sun and breeze,  and experience the ever-changing light and atmosphere.

Whether outside or in the studio, painting from life and capturing the emotion of the moment is the goal. Primarily a Southern California landscape painter, Barbara has also painted in France, Italy,  and many beautiful spots in the United States.
Barbara is inspired by the French Impressionists, especially Monet; the Italian Macchiaioli,  the Early California Impressionists, and the work of contemporary artists such as  Robin Hall, John Budicin, Kenn Backhaus, Kathleen Dunphy and many others.  
Barbara continues to study regularly with artist Robin Hall, and has taken workshops with contemporary, nationally known painters including John Cosby, Debra Huse,  Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Greg La Rock, Elizabeth Tolley, Gavin Brooks,  Kathleen Dunphy and Lori Putnam.
Barbara exhibits in juried shows sponsored by the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association and the Laguana Beach Plein Air Painters Association.  She has exhibited in many "6 Inch Squared" national shows at Randy Higbee Gallery, at the California Art Club juried shows, the Debra Huse Gallery, the Chemers Gallery and the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont.  Her work has won awards and is in private collections.  She is a member of the California Art Club, Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, and the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association.