California Plein Air Painters 2016 International Plein Air Challenge

Over $5,000 in cash and prizes. The Deadline to enter is July 31, 2016. Learn more and Enter Here.

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Don’t Miss Out on $1,000 Cash, Merchandise, Publicity and Exhibition Awards

Posted by Director, Signature Services on June 12, 2016 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

There are less than 60 days remaining to enter our 2016 International Plein Air Challenge.

 

The contest rewards the top artist with a $500 cash award and also the opportunity to jury the 13th Annual ARC International Salon Plein Air Competition sponsored by California Plein Air Painters.   Other top artists will receive cash awards, merchandise awards and exposure of their work through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries,  and web sites.

 

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CPAP Named Sponsor of ARC International Salon Competition

Posted by Director, Signature Services on March 28, 2016 at 10:32am 0 Comments

CPAP has joined with the Art Renewal Center to become a Sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 ARC International Salons. In 2016 CPAP will sponsor the Landscape Category and in 2017 will sponsor a brand new Plein Air Category that will feature cash awards of $4,000 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place…

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DeLanty Painting "Arcadia Grove" Receives Purchase Award

Posted by Director, Signature Services on February 13, 2016 at 3:34pm 1 Comment

Congratulations to Rick DeLanty who received the Purchase Award from Patron Ziqiong Lu for the best plein air painting at the CPAP Roundtable and Paintout that took place on January 9, 2016.

Rick captured the light perfectly on a rather gray day and was able to catch the hints of sunlight that tried to illuminate this scene through the stubborn cloud cover.…

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Art of the West Awards, 2015 Signature Member Juried Competition

Posted by Director, Signature Services on January 11, 2016 at 7:31am 2 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the Art of the West Awards granted as part of our 2015 Juried Competition.

The artwork of our 2015 Signature Members was submitted to Art of the West Magazine and the selections were made by Editor Allan Duerr. Please join us in congratulating the award winners:

  • Timon Sloane, Award of Excellence
  • Larry Cannon, Rick Guidice and Edward Duarde, Awards of Distinction
  • Chris Adessa, Tom Hughes, Inna Cherneykina,…
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1 Chico Paper Company and Chapelle de L'Artiste Chateau & Retreat Call for Artists/Paint out

Chico Paper Company and Chapelle de L'Artiste Chateau & Retreat Call for Artists/Paint out

July 13, 2016 from 8pm to 8pm at Chapelle de L'Artiste Chateau & Retreat

Organized By: Chico Paper Company and Chapelle de L'Artiste Chateau & Retreat

2 International Plein Air Challenge; $1,000 in cash awards

International Plein Air Challenge; $1,000 in cash awards

March 28, 2016 at 6am to August 1, 2016 at 12am at This is an Online Competition

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    There are now just under 10 days remaining to enter the CPAP 2016 International Plein Air Challenge featuring over $5,000 in prizes, awards and an Exhibit on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA. The deadline is July 31, 2016 at Midnight, PDT. To view the Prospectus and Enter here: https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=8601

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    There are now just under 10 days remaining to enter the CPAP 2016 International Plein Air Challenge featuring over $5,000 in prizes, awards and an Exhibit on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA. The deadline is July 31, 2016 at Midnight, PDT. To view the Prospectus and Enter here: https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=8601

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    Congratulations to Tonya Zenin for being accepted into the 17th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition Out of 1,349 total, only 140 paintings were accepted into the exhibition Dates: September 29 - October 30, 2016 Place: Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington Opening Reception/Awards Presentation: Thursday, September 29th, 5 to 8pm Judge of Awards: Calvin Liang, AISM Click here for the list of the 2016 show Accepted Artists:…

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    Congratulations to CPAP artists member Rick Delanty for being selected for Laguna Paint-Off! Rick J. Delanty has been selected as one of ten noted plein air painters in the inaugural “Great Paint-Off” at Main Beach in Laguna Beach on August 21st. Each of the ten Board members of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association has been asked to raise $5,000 in matching funds for a grant from the city of Laguna Beach, and to enlist a LPAPA artist to create a quick-draw painting for the…

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    Only 15 Days Remaining- Signature Member Show EXHIBITION DATES: Sept 16, 2016 – Nov 15, 2017 LOCATION: Monterey Bay Artisans Gallery, American Tin Cannery ARTIST RECEPTION: September 23, 201 DEADLINE: Sunday, July 31, 2016 Enter here: https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=8601

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    LESS THAN 30 DAYS TO ENTER! Over $5,000 in cash, prizes, exhibition opportunities and the chance to jury one of the most prestigious art contests in the world. http://calpleinair.com/

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    Up to 20 new Signature Members will be selected from amongst the entries we receive. We will also select up to three Out-of-State artists as new Signature Member Envoys. To be eligible you must be a member of California Plein Air Painters. There is no entry fee or other charge to enter this event and…

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    Congratulations to Karen Leoni, CPAP Signature Member who will be exhibiting in the national American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition This 17th annual show was juried by Calvin Liang and will be held at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington. Karen's piece "Carmel Beach Dunes" will be for sale at this event. The show will run from September 29 to October 30 and the reception is Thursday September 29 from 5-8PM.…

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