Back Bay Show press release
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Al Carlson or Rita Olin, Co-Directors
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA)
Email: AlCarlsonartwork@aol.com or RLOlin@cox.net
SOCALPAPA Artists Return to Compete, Exhibit at Back Bay Event
Newport Beach, CA (May 1, 2013)
SOCALPAPA artists return to the Upper Newport Bay for their Fine Arts Juried Event and Display Sale. The two-part celebration will include a juried plein air art competition featuring the Back Bay and OC Parks’ land and a weekend display sale. Paintings on display will showcase the beauty and natural heritage of the area.
The local artists’ association will submit over sixty original paintings for jury review and awards at the Artists’ Reception on Friday, July 19th, 2013, with the art to be exhibited for sale that evening. Nationally recognized artist and art instructor, Robin Hall, will judge the event. Although the reception is open to those with invitations only, the weekend display sale is open to the public.
Several hundred additional original paintings will be exhibited at the art show and sale, which takes place from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st. SOCALPAPA Artists will display original plein air paintings of the bay, parks, and other local scenes, with a portion of the sales’ proceeds to benefit the Newport Bay Naturalists & Friends, a charitable organization.
FREE PAINTING CLASSES FOR KIDS from 7-12 years of age will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Roy Gould, well known artist and instructor at Yosemite National Park, will provide students with an unforgettable fine art experience. Classes will be held in the kids’ classroom inside the Muth Interpretive Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st. All materials are supplied and participants will take home a completed painting at the end of class. Student space is limited and classes will fill up quickly. Plan now to provide a special fine art experience for your child. Reservations will be accepted beginning May 19, 2013. To reserve, please call (949)923-2275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All events take place at the OCParks Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center located at 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. This festival of fine art is a collabortative event organized by SOCALPAPA in conjunction with the Newport Bay Naturalists & Friends (NBNF), Orange County Parks and Newport Beach Arts Foundation (NBAF).
SOCALPAPA’s nearly 300-member association dedicates itself to painting outdoors from life. For more information about SOCALPAPA, visit the association’s website, www.socalpapa.com.
OC Parks and Back Bay Show Entry
The OC Parks and Back Bay Show Entry Form and Prospectus are available in the MEMBERS SECTION under PDF Downloads NOW. It's our annual effort to make sales from all your best works, and a juried competition with great prizes, too. If you're painting with a mind to sell, this is the best opportunity to show your work to an enthusiastic art public, with all of SOCALPAPA's best marketing efforts behind you. Don't wait -- the best spots go early on a first-come basis. Enter today! Entry deadline is May 1st.
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OCP BB Prospectus
OC Parks and Back Bay Prospectus Detail
FOR THE DISPLAY SALE
Work displayed for sale on individual display grids on July 20th and 21st may be PLEIN AIR STYLE. In addition to traditional plein air paintings, works painted entirely indoors from original photos only (the original photos may be altered to enhance composition), or from original painted references are acceptable. This category does not include paintings composed, begun or completed with traced images from digital/photos or prints onto paper, panel, or canvas. The Board of Directors reserves the right to remove paintings from the display show that do not comply with these guidelines.
FOR THE JURIED SHOW
Entries must be plein air paintings of the Newport Back Bay and OC Parks ONLY. To be considered a plein air painting, the painting must be composed, drawn, and painted on site. It must be completed at least 70% on site. Minor touch-ups in the studio are acceptable. Tracing digital/photo images or prints onto paper, panel, or canvas before beginning the painting, or during the painting process, is not permitted for this juried competition.
Once again, the juried show painting entries must be of Newport Back Bay and OC Parks only. There are four options.
- You can enter a painting of the Newport Back Bay and a painting of an OC park.
- You can enter two paintings of the Newport Back Bay.
- You can enter two paintings of OC Parks.
- You can enter one painting of the Newport Back Bay or OC Parks.
Canvas or panel sizes can be 6” x 12,” or 72 square inch equivalent up to 14” x 18,” or 252 square inch equivalent. For acceptable plein air frame requirements, see the pdf download on our website “Display Show and Framing Requirements”.
All juried show entries will be reviewed prior to acceptance into show competition to make certain they comply with above guidelines. Entries that do not comply with the guidelines will be removed from the competition.
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