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Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
13th Annual Best Of Plein Air 2017



13th Annual

“Best Of Plein Air”

J U R I E D    S H O W

June 5, 2017 – July 3, 2017


Submissions Open – Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Entry Deadline –Sunday, May 14, 2017


Forest & Ocean Gallery
480 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

Exhibition & Sale Hours
June 5, 2017 – July 3, 2017
Gallery Hours:  Tues – Fri & Sun 11am – 5pm; Sat 9am – 6pm; Closed Mondays
Artist Reception:  Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5 pm – 8 pm

Artist Eligibility:  Open to all LPAPA members in good standing.  At least one painting submitted from each artist will be included in the online gallery

Show Coordinator
Rosemary Swimm

Art Entry Eligibility:
•    Open to all subject matter and mediums started in plein air and not conceptualized in the studio.
•    Entries must not violate copyright laws.
•    Entries must be original and executed within the last year.
•    Maximum unframed size 24” x 36” Maximum frame size not to exceed 4”.
•    Minimum unframed size 5” x 7” Maximum frame size not to exceed 4”.
•    Black or gold toned frames only please.
•    All work must be wired and ready to exhibit.

Nature of entries:
•    Submit JPEG images for review via no later than Monday, May 1, 2017.  Acceptance results are anticipated to be emailed to artists by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
•    Artists may submit up to 6 digital images for consideration with one $45. entry fee, entry fees non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline; all artists will have at least 1 painting accepted for online gallery showcase.
•    Identify each image with a title, size, price, medium.
•    It is the obligation of the artists accepted in the show to be sure their work is available and for sale.
•    50% to artist.
•    All accepted artwork will be available for sale through online, a limited number of paintings (approximately 60) will be accepted to also be shown at the LPAPA in Residence Forest & Ocean Gallery exhibit.

Entering Your Images:
•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

Fees for Shipped Work: (Shipped work must arrive by noon on or before Monday, June 5, 2017 if shipping for weekend delivery, please contact Rosemary or Toni in advance.)

•    Artist is responsible for shipping charges of work to and from exhibit.  A prepaid return label to be included.
•    Accepted Work can be shipped to:
       LPAPA c/o Forest & Ocean Gallery
       480 Ocean Ave
       Laguna Beach, CA  92651
•    Accepted work can be hand delivered on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon to Forest & Ocean Gallery – 480 Ocean Ave – Laguna Beach.
•    Although the utmost care will be taken in handling artwork, neither LPAPA, Forest & Ocean Gallery or its representatives will be responsible for damage or loss from any cause.  Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist.
•    Artwork accepted for online gallery, and not the LPAPA in Residence Gallery exhibit, will be held by the artist and available for sale through the end of the show date of July 3, 2017.  LPAPA will handle all online sales through and when sold a reasonable estimate of shipping fees will be collected and the artist will be notified to ship work directly to buyer.

NOTE:  It is the obligation of the artists accepted in the show to be sure their work is available and for sale.

Awards:  Judge – Jean Stern, Director The Irvine Museum
1st Place - $500 plus invitation to this year’s 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $150
Honorable Mention - $50
Honorable Mention - $50

Artists Receptions:
Work will be showcased at the Forest & Ocean Gallery with Artist’s Reception being held on Saturday, June 10th, 5 – 8 pm.  Artists accepted for the Gallery exhibit will also have the opportunity to schedule paintings times at the Gallery to further promote their artwork with the community and gallery visitors.

Important Dates:
5/14 - Deadline, all work must be uploaded at OnlineJuriedShows and fees paid.
5/23 - Notifications emailed.
6/5 - Deadline for all shipped artwork.
6/5 - Drop off art at Forest & Ocean Gallery from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.
6/10 - Artists’ reception 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.   Awards Ceremony 6:30 pm.
7/3 - Last day of exhibit.
7/23 - Pick up art at Forest & Ocean Gallery 10:00am – 12:00 noon.