PAPA NEWS March 2010


Paint with the Best!
PAPA is holding its Workshop & Seminar in conjunction with the Art Association of Jackson Hole on August 29 to September 3, 2010, in Jackson, Wyoming. PAPA Signature Members who will be teaching are: John Budicin, Gil Dellinger, Gay Faulkenberry, Frank LaLumia, Jean LeGassick, Joe Paquet, Ron Rencher and Linda Tippetts.  For details go to PAPA Workshops. For registration go to the Art Association of Jackson Hole.

On Location with the Plein Air Painters of America
Fifty plein-air paintings by PAPA Signature Members will be on view and for sale August 27 to September 6, 2010, at the ARTspace Gallery at the Art Association of Jackson. A reception takes place Friday, September 3, at 5:30 pm. 

American Legacy--Our National Parks
Experience 35 of our nation's national treasures in museum galleries across the country! PAPA's American Legacy exhibition has finished its venue at The Haggin Museum and begins its road tour in the fall. Venues include City of Lake Charles, LA, November 7, 2010, through January 16, 2011; and Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, February 13-April 24, 2011. Stay tuned for new venues.  To view the entire exhibition, please go to The Haggin Museum web site. 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. 



The Grandeur of America's Age of Sail: The Paintings of John Stobart
Honorary artist John Stobart is the subject of a major retrospective at the Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH, March 28-June 13, 2010. A catalog (right) accompanies the exhibition with a foreword by PAPA  member Don Demers.

Russell Benefit
Linda Tippetts' Sawtooth Ridge from Sun River Game Range (left) is part of The Russell Sale, benefiting the CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT, March 18-20.

Masters of the American West
Three PAPA members are exhibiting in the Masters show at the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles, CA: Christopher Blossom, Matt Smith, and Ralph Oberg.The exhibition/sale remains on view through March 7, 2010. Right: Ralph Oberg, The Equinox Ritual, oil, 30x40)

Shades of white
Look for Frank LaLumia (left) in the article "A Revolution of Snow" by Sarah A. Strickley in the February 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist.


Ron Rencher at Green House Gallery
Rencher is participating in the juried Salon International 2010 at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX, April 10-30. An open house and reception take place April 10.

Ken Auster at Morris & Whiteside
Auster is part of a three-person show at Morris & Whiteside Galleries, Hilton Head, SC, opening March 26 and running through early April. (Right: Curve Ball, oil, 12x9)

Reflections of Catalina
The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting announced its upcoming exhibition in Avalon on Catalina Island, California, June 5, 2010. Participating PAPA members include Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Mary DeLoyht-Arendt, Gay Faulkenberry, Frank LaLumia, Joe Paquet, and Brian Stewart. Space is limited and tickets are available at 310.510.1552. Proceeds go toward establishing a permanent plein-air gallery in the Catalina Island Museum, which is currently on the planning table.


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