PAPA NEWS April 2012




American Legacy--Our National Parks
PAPA's 22nd Exhibition and Sale is on view through August 26, 2012, at the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA. Future venues may be viewed in the Press Room.  To view the entire exhibition, please go to The Haggin Museum web site, which organized the exhibit. A 92-page color catalog illustrates all the artworks from 35 National Park Service units/artists, including a historical essay by Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum. For purchase information, contact Patty Huntley (209.940.6319) at the bookstore of The Haggin Museum. (right: Skip Whitcomb, The Loch, Summer, Rocky Mountain National Park, oil, 12x10).


The Allure of Water--Buy from the Artists!
You can now purchase artworks from PAPA's most popular exhibition ever directly from the artists on PAPA's Artwork for Sale section. Just click on the image and then contact the artist! A catalog of the exhibition is also available by contacting  (left: Louise DeMore, Tidepool, pastel, 12x16)








On April 14, 2012, Steve Doherty and Roy Rose were presented with the 2012 PAPA Plein-Air Lifetime Achievement awards at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, Las Vegas (see additional information below).  President Gil Dellinger recognized Steve’s support of representational art as a magazine editor, his unification of East and West coast plein-air painters in several gatherings and exhibitions, as well as his commitment to being a plein air painter himself. Past President Kenn Backhaus recognized Roy's leadership as a collector, writer and historian. Read the press releases in the PAPA Press Room


AND THE WINNERS ARE... Ray Roberts won the Gold Medal for Painting for Waves at Garrapata, oil, 30x40 (left), at the 101st Annual California Art Club Gold Medal exhibition at The Autry, Los Angeles, CA (see more information below). 
Ned Mueller won first place for his 8x10 in painting Break Time (right) in the Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest 2012 juried competition at Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX. Mueller also won 2nd Place for Last Light, Lagos, Portugal (oil, 12x16) in the 2012 Plein Air Salon announced at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, NV.


Ray Roberts and wife Peggi Kroll Roberts' exhibition Focus on the Figure at Knowlton Gallery (see below) is featured in the May 2012 issue of American Art Collector.
Ray Roberts
has the cover and West Fraser and Jean LeGassick are featured in the April/May 2012 issue of PleinAir magazine.
Ralph Oberg is featured in an article titled "Free Spirit," written by John Geraghty in the April 2012 issue of Western Art Collector.
Scott Burdick is listed as one of ten prominent people making contributions to the art world in the May 2012 issue of Southwest Art. "The biggest change [in the art world] is the resurgence of aesthetically beautiful painting," says Burdick, adding, "Life itself is the only term broad enough to encompass my inspiration."
Ron Rencher is scheduled for PleinAir's June/July 2012 issue.


Spring is in the air and PAPA members are teaching a number of workshops in venues literally from coast to coast and around the world. More than 50 opportunities are listed on PAPA's Member Workshops page. Find the one that works for you!


Kevin Macpherson was invited to submit a painting to a major traveling exhibition of the top 60 Chinese representational artists. The exhibition hangs at the Shanghai Museum through April 17, 2012, and travels to Guangzhou, Beijing, Xinjiang and Hong Kong. Macpherson's oil painting I Heard the Good News (left) measures a whopping 60-by-96 inches.


31st STATE
Frank LaLumia is included in a group exhibition of works about California at Tirage Gallery, Pasadena, CA, through April 28, 2012.


West Fraser
is the subject of a solo exhibition of works at the Telfair Academy, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA, titled "A Native Son: Paintings by West Fraser," which is on view through May 5, 2012. He will deliver a talk April 26, at 6 pm, and a plein-air workshop on Ossabaw Island, April 27-28.  (left: The Last Street Scene, oil, 20x30)


The California Art Club is sponsoring an exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery through May 6, 2012. Saving Paradise: The Symbiosis of Landscape Painting and Environmental Awareness includes PAPA members Peter Adams, John Budicin, John Cosby, Gil Dellinger, and Lynn Gertenbach



The California Art Club hosts its biggest exhibition of the year in the 101st Gold Medal Exhibition  at the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA, April 1-22, 2012. PAPA members participating are Peter Adams, John Budicin, Scott Burdick, John Cosby, Gil Dellinger, West Fraser, Lynn Gertenbach, Jean LeGassick, Joe Paquet, Ray Roberts, and Brian Stewart. Preview the show on PAPA's Facebook page. (left: Scott Burdick, Tony Pro, oil, 22x28)



Matt Smith is featured in the Gilcrease Rendezvous Reunion, April 12-14, 2012, at the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. The evening with the artists and art sale take place Friday, April 13. See all of Smith's paintings on the PAPA Facebook album. (right: Signs of Autumn, oil, 12x10)


Kenn Backhaus is part of the Salon at the Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, April 14-May 4, 2012.


PleinAir Magazine presents the 1st Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo on April 12-15, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV. PAPA members who will be speaking or demonstrating include Peter Adams, Ken Auster, Kenn Backhaus, Gil Dellinger, Jean LeGassick,  Ned Mueller, Ray Roberts, and Matt Smith.


Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, hosts its annual competition for representational art April 20-May 20, 2012Kenn Backhaus and Mary DeLoyht-Arendt are included. (left: Kenn Backhaus, To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn, There is a Season, oil, 24x30).


The 15th Annual American Society of Marine Artists exhibition is on view April 21-June 17, 2012, at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, and June 30-August 25, 2012, at the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. Christopher Blossom, Don Demers, West Fraser and John Stobart are participating. (right: Christopher Blossom, Down Easter, Henry B. Hyde Preparing to Anchor in San Francisco Harbor, oil, 20x28)


Lynn Gertenbach is painting for the California Art Club Huntington Gardens Invitational Show, which is held May 6, 2012.


The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, hosts its 5th annual American Masters show and sale, April 25-May 10, 2012. Christopher Blossom, Don Demers, Matt Smith and John Stobart are participating.


Joan LaRue
is part of the Haley Memorial Library invitational April 27, 2012, Midland, TX. She is also donating works to the Howell Gallery's fundraiser for the YWCA Oklahoma City capital campaign to build a new emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. The fundraiser opens May 5, 2012. On May 8-13, 2012, LaRue is part of the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists paint-out in the gardens of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, during the museum's Spring Fling and Mother's Day celebrations. (right: Les Fleurs de Claude Monet, oil, 16x16, OSI, Philbrook)


Ray Roberts is part of a two-person show with his wife Peggy Kroll at Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA, opening May 1-June 30, 2012.The artists' reception takes place May 5, with a figure painting demonstration beginning at 1:30 pm. (left: Ray Roberts, Candyrock, oil, 24x28)


From May 1 to 31, 2012, Mary DeLoyht-Arendt has a one-woman show at S.R. Brennan Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. Her subject is England, where her parents were born and lived until immigrating to the United States in 1912. The images are from DeLoyht-Arendt's visits to her parents' homeland. (right: The Secret Garden, watercolor, 30x22)


John Budicin is scheduled for a one-man show at Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island, CA, with a private reception on May 17, 2012.


Lynn Gertenbach is part of the California Art Club exhibition at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, May 19-August 4, 2012. Opening takes place on May 19, from 5-7 pm. (left: Twilight at Malibu Lagoon, oil, 24x36).


Scott Burdick has an exhibition with his artist-wife Susan Lyon at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC, May 19-July 31, 2012, with a lecture on May 19, 12-2 pm, and grand opening reception June 1, from 6-9 pm.


The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, mounts its annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale on June 8-August 5, 2012. Participating PAPA members include Christopher Blossom, Scott Burdick, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith and Skip Whitcomb. Preview all their work on PAPA's Facebook page. (left: Matt Smith, Glen Alpine Falls, oil, 20x24).


The Catalina Island Conservancy sponsors its 2nd annual Catalina: The Wild Side exhibition on June 22-23, 2012. Artworks of the island’s rugged wildlands, as well as Avalon and Two Harbors are for sale during the two-day event benefiting the conservancy.  Participating PAPA members are Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, John Cosby, Don Demers, Kevin Macpherson, Joe Paquet, Matt Smith, and Brian Stewart. (right: Brian Stewart, Catalina Painted Lady, oil, 9x12)


Gil Dellinger is part of a group exhibition celebrating the landscape of San Francisco Bay at Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA, July 3-August 25, 2012, with an opening reception July 7, 1-4 pm.


Sponsored by the Peninsula School of Art, the Door County Plein Air Festival takes place July 23-28, 2012, Fishcreek, WI, including PAPA members Ray Roberts and George Strickland.


The 2012 Western Rendezvous of Art takes place August 16-19, 2012, at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena, MT. Participating PAPA members are Scott Burdick, Gerald Fritzler, Joan M. LaRue, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith and George Strickland.


The Thunderbird Foundation has announced participating artists in the August 22-26, 2012, Maynard Dixon Country show in Mt. Carmel, UT.  PAPA members include Christopher Blossom, John Budicin, Joe Paquet, Ron Rencher, Ray Roberts, George Strickland and M.W. "Skip" Whitcomb.


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