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BACK BAY JURIED ART EXHIBIT ready for viewing July 8 - 14.
60 Paintings depicting the Back Bay and Orange County Parks! Selected by Juror Gil Dellinger.
The paintings are for sale but cannot be picked up until July 15 during the Art Show and Sale.
Location: Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach (The Muth is closed on Mon 7/10)
BACK BAY ART SHOW & SALE
44 ARTISTS - several hundred plein air paintings!
The Annual Back Bay Show and Sale is set for the weekend of July 15-16, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission: FREE
SOCALPAPA, together with the Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Parks, will be showing and selling the original plein air artwork of our members in July. Many of our members are award winning artists and paint in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel.
The weekend sale will be held in an outdoor area overlooking the Upper Newport Bay at the Muth Interpretive Center, located at 2301 University Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660. There will also be a preview of artwork for juried awards from July 8-14. The juried paintings and weekend show and sale are open to the public and the admission is free. There are also 2 children’s art classes on Saturday and Sunday which are free but prior sign-up is required. Please call 949-923-2269 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Newport Bay Conservancy, a non-profit whose mission is to preserve and educate about the ecological environment of the Newport Bay. Event sponsors are the Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Parks. Awards sponsors are Randy Higbee Gallery, Da Vinci Paint Co., Art Supply Warehouse, San Clemente Art Supply, Artwork Essentials and Bellissima Art & Custom Framing.
Above painting by Barbara Davidson - Artists' Choice Award 2016