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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 will definitely help you. You can access this service by going to the…

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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


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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 free subscriptions to Art of the West Magazine as well as being…

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


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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


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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


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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 CLICKING…

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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 Show.

Don't miss out on joining some of the top…

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


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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

 

 

Please join us in thanking them for their generous and…

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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 International Plein Air Challenge. They will be sponsoring the following new Awards:

 

                Blick Award of…

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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.

 

The…

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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

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