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 email@example.com
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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