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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:
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.  


I grew up in Michigan, surrounded by woods and lakes, which may be why I so enjoy painting woodland scenes and seascapes. I like plein air painting because I like to be outdoors where the light and shadows are constantly changing.  It is particularly thrilling to me when I am able to capture the beauty and depth of a scene that is spread out before me.


I studied art at The University of Michigan, but got my degree in Elementary Education. Before becoming a classroom teacher, I coordinated the Art Program for California family camps for many years and briefly taught art in Fullerton as a part of the 'All the Arts for All the Kids' program.


Although I have a special place in my heart for the grandeur of the works of Gainsborough,  Albert Bierstadt,  Thomas Moran, and the like, I am most attracted to the style of today's Plein Air artists. The challenge for me is to capture the light and bring the painting to life. If  I can communicate even a glimpse of the mist on the distant hill, that glint of sunlight falling between the branches of a tree, the reflection of the sky on the water, or a fraction of that which reflects the glory of the Creator, I am happy with my work.