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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.
An initial artist membership is $70 for the first calendar year. Renewals are $45 in subsequent years. Renewals can be made during the first quarter of the year, thereafter the membership price reverts back to $70.
We love our art patrons - your membership is a cool $35/year.
Student memberships are $35/year.
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TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
CLICK THE RED BUTTON NEXT TO YOUR NAME (NAME IN TOP RIGHT CORNER) Last Day to renew is March 31, 2017.
SOCALPAPA SPRING SHOW & SALE 2017
Juried Exhibit 'Spot Of Color' - April 22 - May 6
Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 5:00 - 8:00 PM Closing Reception: Sunday, May 6, 5:00 - 8 PM
Public is welcome - we love our Patrons and Art Enthusiasts
.Current Members: For additional details, please log in and use the 'Documents' tab to download the Prospectus.
MORE SHOWS to participate in: SUMMER - BACK BAY / JULY * FALL / NOVEMBER Stay tuned for additional details to be announced
FEATURED ARTIST Kevin Davidson
Saddleback Peak Basilica
Back in the 70’s, when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth, I was a struggling illustrator trying to support a wife, four kids, a few cats, and maintaining a fixer-upper Victorian farmhouse in Old Towne Orange. I had graduated from Art Center College of Design in LA as an illustration major. Back in those days, selling fine art didn’t support too many artists, as opposed to today…wait a minute…anyway, so I became a freelance illustrator, working in a small design studio with fellow former Art Center students for a couple of years until we mercifully closed down. Then I went on my own for about 20-25 years, until I realized the Golden Age of Illustration had long past. At about the turn of the Millenium, I thought it would be a good idea to transition into Fine Art….specifically watercolor, which of course, is the hardest to learn to do well and make any money on.
I was introduced to a watercolor class run by Barbara Stutheit, who at the time was showing in the Cove Gallery in Laguna. In that class someone brought in a few sheets of Yupo plastic “paper” that you could paint watercolor on and actually make changes because of the slick surface. My style fit right in with the characteristics of the surface, and here, 2000+ paintings later, I’m still using it, although I occasionally do an oil now and then just to break up the routine.
With awards too numerous to mention here, I have been talked into doing an occasional Yupo workshop so other people can learn the vagaries of the material without going completely insane. Some actually stick with it….
Galleries I’m involved with: Mission Fine Art Gallery in San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove “Store” gallery. To see more of my work, click www.watercoloryupo.tumblr.com