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PAPA President Gil Dellinger announced the induction of four Signature Members in the group. "Kathleen Dunphy, Andy Evansen, Joseph McGurl and Randall Sexton have participated in past PAPA exhibitions and will contribute substantially to PAPA's reputation as the most prominent plein-air painting group in the country," Dellinger said. Click on their names to go to their individual websites and watch for updates to their inclusion on PAPA's web page. (right: Kathleen Dunphy, Stormy Seas, oil, 10x12)
AMERICAN LEGACY--OUR NATIONAL PARKS
PAPA's 22nd Exhibition and Sale opens at at the Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, KA, April 5-June 16, 2013. More than 90 paintings document 35 units in the National Park Service. Future venues are listed 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. (Ralph Oberg, Sitting Pretty on a Sleeping Giant, oil, 20x40)
PAPA's upcoming exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI, opens with a weekend of events starting June 21, 2013. We are celebrating summer and will have more information about works on view and for sale, as well as weekend events and a workshop. Stay tuned! (right: Matt Smith, St. Mary Lake, oil, 10x12)
Skip Whitcomb is the cover feature of the December/January 2013 issue of PleinAir Magazine.
Ned Mueller is included in a group article on painting in England in the same issue.
Kathleen Dunphy is featured in the January/February 2013 issue of Art of the West.
Gil Dellinger and Jean Perry (cover, right) are featured in the the February/March 2013 PleinAir Magazine.
Perry is also featured in the January 2013 Western Art Collector and the winter editions of Steamboat Magazine and the Steamboat Visitors Guide.
Scott Burdick and wife Susan Lyon's studios are featured in the February 2013 issue of Southwest Art.
PAINT WITH THE BEST!
More than 50 opportunities to paint with PAPA Members are listed on our website and Facebook page, including overseas workshops. Go to the Member Workshops page to find the one that works for you.
AND THE WINNER IS...
Frank LaLumia won Best of Show for (left) The Matachine Princess (watercolor, 22x30) at the Aquarius National Watercolor Exhibition 2012. The show hangs through January 14, 2013, at the Sangre de Cristo Art Center in Pueblo, CO.
MONUMENTAL MINATURES III
Lynn Gertenbach and Jean LeGassick are part of this California Art Club sponsored show at Old Mill Gallery, San Marino, CA, through January 6, 2013.
ONE RANDOM DAY
Tuesday, August 28th, was the day in 2012 drawn from a hat that 22 artists from Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA, were invited to paint on. "I wanted to find a different twist to an end-of-the-year show," says Robin Knowlton. The exhibition is on view through January 15, 2013. Participating PAPA members include Kenn Backhaus, Jean LeGassick, John Budicin, Kathyleen Dunphy, West Fraser, Don Demers, John Cosby and Joe Paquet. (left: John Budicin, Eighty Degrees and Rising, oil, 8x10)
TEXTURE OF PLACE
John Cosby is part of an exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, CA, through March 10, 2013. (right: On the Edge, oil, 24x36)
JEAN PERRY RETROSPECTIVE
Perry is the subject of a retrospective at the Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, through April 13, 2013. (left: Blanket of Snow, oil, 12x10)
KINNEY ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE
Raleigh Kinney is participating in the following upcoming shows:
January 18-20, 2013: Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, AZ
January 26, 2013: Gold Canyon Festival, AZ
February 1-3, 2013: Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival, AZ
February 15-17, 2013: Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
March 1-3, 2013: Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, AZ
COORS WESTERN ART SHOW & SALE
The National Western Stock Show announced invited artists in the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, including PAPA members Gil Dellinger, Ray Roberts and Skip Whitcomb. The exhibit is on view in Denver, CO, January 7-27, 2013. (right: Skip Whitcomb, Home of Bluegill and Muskrat, pastel, 18x24)
MASTERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
The Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA, announced participating artists in the February 2, 2013-March 17, 2013, exhibition and sale, including PAPA members Peter Adams, Christopher Blossom, John Budicin, Don Demers, Lynn Gertenbach, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, and Matt Smith. (left: Ned Mueller, Sunday Morning, oil, 26x20)
Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ, hosts its annual miniatures show February 9, 2013. Participating PAPA members include Christopher Blossom, Don Demers, Joan LaRue, Ralph Oberg, Jean Perry, and Matt Smith. (right: Joan LaRue, Sunset-Moonrise Over the Rincons, oil, 6x12)
SMITH PAINTS THE NORTHEAST
Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ, hosts an exhibition of paintings by Matt Smith from his October travels along the northeastern Seaboard, opening February 21, 2013. (Acadia Coast, oil, 10x10)
DAWN TO DUSK
Knowlton Galleries, Lodi, CA, hosts an exhibition focused on fleeting light conditions, including PAPA members Kathleen Dunphy, Gil Dellinger, Ray Roberts, and Randall Sexton, on March 5-April 27, 2013.
PLEIN AIR CONVENTION
The 2nd Annual PleinAir Convention and Expo sponsored by PleinAir magazine takes place April 10-14, 2013. Participating PAPA members include Peter Adams, Ken Auster, John Cosby, Gil Dellinger, Don Demers, Kathleen Dunphy, Ned Mueller, Ray Roberts, John Stobart, and Skip Whitcomb