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Announcing the 2017 International Challenge at Yosemite

We are pleased to announce our 2017 International Challenge Exhibit at Yosemite. This event will feature some of the finest examples of landscape painting in the world. In addition to the exhibit, we have a variety of activities available including our Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, Artist Reception (open to the public), plus demonstrations, paintouts and workshops. Attendees will receive access to Yosemite National Park to paint or just to…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 21, 2017 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

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 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

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


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The Children of China

This is a short video I created that depicts my concept of painting a series of images based on a theme.  in this theme, The Children of China, my intent was to depict the spirit and subtle passion of children in the countryside in modern China.  Using an impressionist and colorist approach I place the viewer in the position of dwelling on the children, imagining what their inner world is truly about.  I choose to not overtly communicate "passion" but rather, allow the viewer to "be there"…

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Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Topanga Autumn, Early Morning Plein Air, part 4

We call it Dragon Rock. The gnarly sandstone formation just a short hike up Cheney Ranch Trail. If you step off the main trail and onto the footpath it will take you to the very top that resembles a big glob of dry clay and has multiple little caves and holes. Prehistoric rocks that were polished by rivers long gone are trapped in it. These rocks are the remnants of a mountain range that used to dominate the Eastern part of Arizona. High cliffs on the south side of Dragon…

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Added by Elena Roché on December 16, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments


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My Plein Air Challenge

Before I head out to paint I set myself a challenge which I write as short notes on my IPhone.  I reread them on site. This week it was  be different in your approach and had to do with the process of laying washes. At the end of the painting I want to feel I tried something new . In this case I did get a softer layer in the background due to the 4 layers of washes .…

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Added by Barbara Tapp on November 23, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments


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First, Be Creative

The Snake, mixed media, by Eleanor West Pendergrass…

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Added by Lori Putnam on November 24, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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Don'f Handcuff Yourself.

Don’t Handcuff Yourself

Trying to be too literal will handcuff your efforts and almost guarantee a poor painting.



By Ed Bertolet



This is a very common misstep by outdoor painters. Especially in plein air where the objects you’re painting are right in front of you. Their immediacy almost demands you render them as they are. And, you’re being instructed to carefully observe the subtleties of local color, temperatures, reflected light and…

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Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 23, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments

Thanks to Art of the West Magazine; New Signature Member Publication Awards

It’s a pleasure to share the news that Art of the West Magazine has signed on as a Publication Sponsor for our 2015 Signature Membership Selection Event.

 

Join us as we celebrate the announcement of…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on October 21, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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Call for Signature Members, Only One Week Remaining

Time is getting short! There is only one week 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. The deadline is July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT. No exceptions!Don't delay.. View the Prospectus HERE or just …See More
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Announcing the 2017 International Challenge at Yosemite

We are pleased to announce our 2017 International Challenge Exhibit at Yosemite. This event will feature some of the finest examples of landscape painting in the world. In addition to the exhibit, we have a variety of activities available including our Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, Artist Reception (open to the public), plus demonstrations, paintouts and workshops. Attendees will receive access to Yosemite National Park to paint or just to sightsee. The event is a cooperative effort…See More
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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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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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