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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

New Award Category - International Plein Air Challenge

We are pleased to welcome Guerilla Painter as a new Sponsor for our 2016 International Plein Air Challenge. They will be sponsoring the following new Award:

 

                Award of Excellence for Best Figure in the Landscape    $250 Merchandise Award

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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 20, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

ARC Extends Deadline for its 12th ARC International Salon

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California Plein Air Painters is a Sponsor of the Landscape Competition in this event.
As a service to our members we are posting this notice posted by ARC.
Due to a large…
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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Thanks and Welcome to Blick Art Materials Sponsorship, 2016 International Plein Air Challenge

We are pleased to welcome Blick Art Materials as a new Sponsor for our 2016…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 16, 2016 at 8:11am — No Comments

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

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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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 12, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

CPAP Names Jurors for 2016 International Plein Air Challenge

The Jurors for the California Plein Air Painters 2016 International Plein Air Challenge have been selected. Artists from all over the world will enter the art and compete for cash awards and a chance to be a Juror for the CPAP-Sponsored 2017 ARC International Salon Plein Air Competition. The ARC Salon is rated as one of the premiere competitions in the United States.

You can view the Prospectus by…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 2, 2016 at 4:06pm — No Comments

CALL FOR ARTISTS- Redwood City Blues Tshirt Design Contest

This contest will support an after-school art program for elementary students run by the Pacific Art League at Redwood City PAL.



If selected, your design will be printed on all the T-shirts and posters for the 2016 festival, and will also appear in web and print marketing. 

Your $30 entry donation is fully tax-deductible, and can provide one kid with 6 WEEKS of art classes!…



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Added by Pacific Art League on May 6, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

CPAP Named Sponsor of ARC International Salon Competition

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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Added by Director, Signature Services on March 28, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

DeLanty Painting "Arcadia Grove" Receives Purchase Award

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

Art of the West Awards, 2015 Signature Member Juried Competition

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

Congratulations to Newest Signature Members, December 31, 2015

Please join us in welcoming our newest Signature Members:

Barbara Tapp

Edwin Bertolet

Gary Holland

Tom Hughes

Chris Adessa

Congratulations!

Added by Director, Signature Services on January 1, 2016 at 9:24am — No Comments


Signature Envoy
Holland Apprentice Program

Added by Gary Holland on December 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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2017 CPAP SPRING ONLINE EXHIBIT AND SHOWCASE All CPAP Associate Members are invited to submit their artwork for our Spring Online Competition and Showcase. Successful contestents will receive cash awards and free subscriptions to Art of the West Magazine as well as being honored on our website. In addition, ten members will…

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