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Call for Signature Members, Less Than Two Weeks Remaining!

Time is getting short! There are less than two weeks remaining to enter this year's Call for Signature Members and qualify for acceptance into this year's International Challenge at Yosemite National Park featuring a number of awards and honors.

Don't delay.. View the Prospectus …

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 19, 2017 at 9:42am — No Comments

Only Two Weeks Left to Enter! 2017 Call for Signature Members

There are now only two weeks left to become a new Signature Member of California Plein Air Painters. The Jurors will select  up to 20 new Signature Members and up to 3 new Signature Envoys (out -of-state members) for inclusion. In addition to the many benefits of Signature Membership, all new Signature Members will be able to participate in our International Challenge Exhibition in Yosemite this fall and a chance to compete for cash, merchandise awards and honors.

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 16, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Only 3 Weeks Remaining - 2017 Call for Signature Members

Only 3 weeks remain to enter this year's Call for New Signature Members. Selected Artists will not only receive all the benefits of Signature Membership but will also be eligible to exhibit in this year's International Plein Air Challenge Exhibit at Yosemite National Park.

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 9, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

Changing the Mood by Changing the Pigments

I teach a weekly watercolor class and suggest to my students that the best way to learn watercolor is to paint! I challenge them to paint the same scene using different pigments to change the mood. You draw or compose once on white drawing paper, trace the image multiple times and paint again. What happens is thay you have multiple chances to paint and feel much freer to create and explore.



The growth that you find in your own painting journey will be evident. Remember, you are… Continue

Added by Debbie Abshear on July 2, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

Jurors Named for 2017 Signature Member Competition

We are very pleased to announce Will Maller, Beverly Lazor and Barbara Tapp as Jurors for the 2017 Signature Member Competition. These artists are all CPAP Painting Ambassadors and possess a large wealth of painting experience between them. Their biographies are presented below:…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 26, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Plein Air Workshops in Sedona, Arizona - One Final Workshop!

I will be teaching only one more time in Sedona, Arizona. As many of you know, I have taught plein air painting workshops there from October through April for many years. HOWEVER, this will soon end. Except for one upcoming workshop in November, I will not be teaching there in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 season.

 
If you would like to experience the beauty of Sedona, make sure you sign up for that one last workshop…
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Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on June 21, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments

Online Critique Service with Master Artists

We are very pleased to announce a new service for all our Members. Master Artists Cheng Lian, Lisa Fricker and Ned Mueller are now available to perform individualized critiques of your artwork. Want to get to the next level? A sound, objective critique by one of these nationally acknowledged Masters…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on May 4, 2017 at 5:54am — No Comments

ARC International Salon at the Salmagundi Club

The   Art Renewal Center (ARC) would like to invite you to our opening of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York City on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm.

A Special Thank You for Sponsoring the…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on April 28, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Final Weekend to Enter Spring Online Juried Showcase

This is the final weekend to enter your art in our Spring Online Exhibit and Showcase.! The Deadline to enter is this Sunday at midnight, PDT. At stake are cash and merchandise awards, publicity awards and other Honors. Go to OnlineJuriedShows to view the Prospectus and enter. This is a great opportunity for our Associate Members to advance and publicize their art. Our Juror of Awards is…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on April 8, 2017 at 9:24am — No Comments

Sichuan 80cm x 60cm - Oil on Linen

This is a rather large painting (for plain air work) that I did in a village in Sichuan, China called Liujiang. It is 80cm x 60cm - Oil on Linen. Lijiang is a pretty village by a river with very old traditional Chinese buildings. Now it is a tourist destination. In the rain, the umbrellas of the tourists and their reflections make for some interesting painting ideas. I huddled under the eaves of one of the shops to paint this picture to keep out of the…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on April 5, 2017 at 6:03am — No Comments

Only 30 Days Remain to Enter the 2017 Spring Online Competition and Showcase!

There are only 30 days remaining to enter our Spring Online Competition and Showcase!

This contest is open to all CPAP Associate Members.

Not a Member? Sign up now. Membership is free! You don't have to live in California to join but your artwork must reflect California locations.…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on March 2, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

CPAP Announces 2017 Spring Online Competition for Associate Members

All CPAP Associate Members are invited to submit their artwork for our Spring Online Competition and Showcase. Successful contestents will receive cash awards and…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on February 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Plein Air Setup for Large Canvases

The Take It Easel is a Gloucester-style easel that was used in the Gloucester, Massachetts area in the early part of the 20th century. It is ideally suited for working on large canvases outdoors. It is flexible enough to also let you work on small canvases.

With the help of a carpenter in China, I made a large palette that I could use with this easel, which gives me the largest workspace possible.

I can also use it as a board to attach loose linen to, when I need to keep the weight…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on December 1, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

My lightweight plein air setup

This is the plein air painting setup I was using on my recent painting trip to Mauritius. I am using a Mastersen seal palette box mounted onto a tripod using an Easel Butler. I put the palette in a big freezer overnight to slow down the drying of the paint. This system gave me much more palette mixing area to work with, which I find helps with finding a good color harmony.…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on December 1, 2016 at 1:52am — No Comments


Ambassador
2016 Signature Member candidate status

What a thrill to open my email last week and find that I have been selected as a CPAP Signature Member candidate for 2016.  My thanks to the selection committee made up of current CPAP signature members for this honor. I look forward to completing the requirements to become a fellow Signature member and to actively contributing to making CPAP a vibrant site for plein air painters to gather, share opportunities and knowledge and most of all, promote the joy and value of plein air painting in…

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Added by Bruce B. Hancock on November 15, 2016 at 8:27pm — No Comments

2016 Signature Members Announced

We are very excited and pleased to announce this year’s candidates for Signature Membership.



Selections were made based upon the strength of their plein air portfolios. As part of the selection process, their Membership Level is elevated to that of Painting Ambassador and upon completion of the required prerequisites they will become full Signature Members.

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Added by Tonya Zenin on November 14, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Artist Reception International Plein Air Challenge and Signature Member Show

We are very excited to announce that the Artist's Reception for our 2016 International Plein Air Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Cooper's Restaurant, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 3 - 5pm. There will be a short meeting and an Awards Ceremony where the winners of the 2016 International Plein Air Challenge will be announced.. We are now taking advance reservations. The cost is $35 and includes choice of crabcakes, chicken wings or breaded codfish and 2…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on August 23, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Call for 2016 Signature Members

We will begin accepting Entries for the 2016 Signature Member Competition on September 1, 2016. This competition is open to all Associate Members of California Plein Air Painters. There is no Entry Fee. The Prospectus is online now and you can view it by…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on August 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Final Days to Enter CPAP International Plein Air Challenge

There are only a few days reaining to enter the CPAP 2016 International Plein Air Challenge. The event features over $5,000 in awards and a September Exhibit at the American Tin Cannery in Monterey's famous Cannery Row. The 3-month exhibit will feature top artwork and a special CPAP Signature Member…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 27, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Shanghai, China plein air

This 107cm x 80cm piece was worked up in the studio from the following artRage plein air sketch I did on my iPhone on the Bund at night in Shanghai.…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on July 15, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

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Call for Signature Members, Less Than Two Weeks Remaining!

Time is getting short! There are less than two weeks remaining to enter this year's Call for Signature Members and qualify for acceptance into this year's International Challenge at Yosemite National Park featuring a number of awards and honors.Don't delay.. View the Prospectus HERE or just …See More
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Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Only Two Weeks Left to Enter! 2017 Call for Signature Members

There are now only two weeks left to become a new Signature Member of California Plein Air Painters. The Jurors will select  up to 20 new Signature Members and up to 3 new Signature Envoys (out -of-state members) for inclusion. In addition to the many benefits of Signature Membership, all new Signature Members will be able to participate in our International Challenge Exhibition in Yosemite this fall and a chance to compete for cash, merchandise awards and honors.Don't miss out! …See More
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Only 3 Weeks Remaining - 2017 Call for Signature Members

Only 3 weeks remain to enter this year's Call for New Signature Members. Selected Artists will not only receive all the benefits of Signature Membership but will also be eligible to exhibit in this year's International Plein Air Challenge Exhibit at Yosemite National Park.Don't miss out. …See More
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Jurors Named for 2017 Signature Member Competition

We are very pleased to announce Will Maller, Beverly Lazor and Barbara Tapp as Jurors for the 2017 Signature Member Competition. These artists are all CPAP Painting Ambassadors and possess a large wealth of painting experience between them. Their biographies are presented below:…See More
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Two Day Painting Concentration with Signature Member Karen Leoni at Lover's Point Area, Monterey, California

June 13, 2017 at 10am to June 14, 2017 at 5pm
This ongoing series of 2-Day workshops puts all of the concepts of successful painting into two days of purposeful instruction along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world... the beautiful Monterey Bay. The workshop is best suited for artists who feel that they are accomplished yet have already exhibited some of their work. This is not only about craftsmanship but is also about aesthetics.…See More
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Online Critique Service with Master Artists

We are very pleased to announce a new service for all our Members. Master Artists Cheng Lian, Lisa Fricker and Ned Mueller are now available to perform individualized critiques of your artwork. Want to get to the next level? A sound, objective critique by one of these nationally acknowledged Masters will definitely help…See More
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ARC International Salon at the Salmagundi Club

The   Art Renewal Center (ARC) would like to invite you to our opening of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York City on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm.A Special Thank You for Sponsoring the Landscape Competition:…See More
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Final Weekend to Enter Spring Online Juried Showcase

This is the final weekend to enter your art in our Spring Online Exhibit and Showcase.! The Deadline to enter is this Sunday at midnight, PDT. At stake are cash and merchandise awards, publicity awards and other Honors. Go to OnlineJuriedShows to view the Prospectus and enter. This is a great opportunity for our Associate Members to advance and publicize their art. Our Juror of Awards is Ned Mueller, nationally…See More
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Only 30 Days Remain to Enter the 2017 Spring Online Competition and Showcase!

There are only 30 days remaining to enter our Spring Online Competition and Showcase!This contest is open to all CPAP Associate Members.Not a Member? Sign up now. Membership is free! You don't have to live in California to join but your artwork must reflect California locations.Our Juror of Awards is Ned Mueller. Ned is a CPAP Painting Ambassador and an acknowledged Master Artist. VIEW NED'S BIOGRAPHY.AWARDS: •    First Place        $200 Cash…See More
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