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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.
We love our art patrons - your membership is a cool $35/year. Student memberships are $35/year.
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BACK BAY QUICK-DRAW EXHIBIT & SALE                    In Partnership with the Newport Bay Conservancy

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

October 13 - 21 - Back Bay Show

June 22 - 'How to make the most of your social media presence' by Ed Maldonado. First session: Instagram.

           '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

“I want to be deliberate, fresh and spontaneous in my approach to painting – to convey that unspoken energy into every painting, telling my story – letting the viewer write the words”.

Anthony Salvo has lived in Southern California since the age of twelve. That’s when he discovered oil painting. Always drawing and painting as a young child, he knew that art would be his vocation. He attended Art Center College of Design and graduated with honors, receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and Packaging. Changing paths to fine art after 25 years directing his own Newport Beach design firm, his award-winning paintings are now in collections all over the country. Anthony has featured articles in Laguna Beach Art Patron magazine,  Plein Air magazine, and , “Artist to Watch”.  in South West Art magazine.

Anthony combines the color sense, composition and esthetic qualities acquired from years of design experience into his newly found love of painting “en plein air.”  Plein Air painting has given Anthony the enthusiasm to spend much more time, thought and consideration on the ordinary beautiful day or object that life puts in front of him — and passionately portray them on canvas.  


In addition to being a long-time Socalpapa member, Anthony is a Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Member, California Art Club Artist Member, and Orange County CAC Chapter Chairman,  represented by Studio 2817 in Newport Beach and Studio 7 Gallery in Laguna Beach. To see more of Anthony's work, please click this link Studio 2817 Anthony Salvo