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Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
From Dusk to Dawn 2024

From Dusk to Dawn at the LPAPA Gallery & City Hall

PROSPECTUS - Submissions open March 2024


EXHIBITION TITLE: Annual “From Dusk to Dawn” Juried Nocturne Art Show 


EXHIBITION DATES: Online Art Catalog exhibition July 29 - September 2; LPAPA Gallery Exhibition August 1 - September 2. Top-scoring Semi-Finalists at Laguna Beach City Hall July 29 - September 19 and in the online Art Catalog exhibition July 1 - September 2; Semi-Finalists also included in the Preview Auction with Finalists July 29 - August 1. 


LOCATION: Finalists at the LPAPA Gallery, 414 North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, (949) 376-3635; hours: 11am to 5pm, Thursday through Monday, and by appointment. Hours extended to 9pm the first Thursday of each month for Art Walk. Semi-Finalists at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651; hours Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and alternate Fridays 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. 


QUALIFICATIONS: Open to all LPAPA Signature, Artist and Student Members in good standing.


SUBJECT MATTER: Open to all subject matters, and all painting mediums, that depict the show’s nocturne them; plein air and studio work eligible for submission.


DEADLINE: Submit high quality image(s) no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, June 17, 2024 


ART ELIGIBILITY: Entries must not violate copyright laws. Entries must be original and completed within the last year. Entries must not have been shown in a previous LPAPA Gallery exhibition 


Maximum painting size: unframed not more than 60 united inches (United Inches = Length + Width) Example: 24” x 36” would be calculated as 24 + 36 = 60 united inches 


Minimum painting size: unframed not less than 18 united inches (United Inches = Length + Width) Example: 8” + 10” = 18 united inches 


All work must be framed, wired and ready to hang; wires need to allow a sufficient clearance between hook and top of frame so that a 1” hook does not show above the frame when hung; a minimum 2” clearance is recommended; wires revealing hooks after being hung will require rewiring and delay the painting’s exhibition.


Note: You can ship/deliver your unframed work to Randy Higbee/King of Frames for framing; let them know which LPAPA Show its being framed for and they will deliver your framed work to the LPAPA Gallery by the delivery deadline. 


COMMISSION: 50% to Artist, 50% to LPAPA. All artwork submitted must be available for sale through the LPAPA Gallery. Semi-Finalist artwork sold online is to be framed and delivered by artist to the LPAPA Gallery upon sale or as instructed by LPAPA. Commissions typically paid within 15 days of the show closing. 


HOW TO SUBMIT: Submit jpeg images for online jurying through OnlineJuriedShows; submitted images are used for Art Catalog for accepted artwork. Painting title, unframed size, medium and price is required with your submission. 


Images must be jpg and under 4 mb. For best results, images should be 1920 pixels on the longest side @ 72 dpi or higher.


ENTRY FEE: $40.00 Entry Fee for up to 2 painting images; each additional painting image is $5.00. You may submit up to a maximum of 6 painting images. No more than 3 entries will be accepted per artist as Finalist and/or Semi-Finalist.


Entry Fee payment must be made through OnlineJuriedShows. Entry fees are non-refundable.


If you need help entering your images, please contact or call 888-666-1351. 


All submitting LPAPA Members receive a $5.00 LPAPA Loyalty Reward credited to their member account at the close of the show. 


NOTIFICATIONS: Notifications to be sent to artists via email by Monday, June 24, 2024, or as soon as possible after jurying is completed. Results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile.


ART DELIVERY, DROP-OFF & PICKUP: Artwork can be delivered anytime after acceptance but must arrive at the LPAPA Gallery no later than 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2024; the LPAPA Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but will be open Tuesday July 2nd, between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, to accept hand carried artwork. 


Shipped artwork needs to arrive to the LPAPA Gallery on or before Friday July 26th; do not ship work for Tuesday or Wednesday delivery arrivals when the gallery is closed. 


Artists may ship accepted artwork to the LPAPA Gallery, or hand carried during regular LPAPA Gallery business hours, Thursday through Monday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, prior to the delivery deadline. Accepted Finalists artwork delivered after the 1:00 pm July 30th deadline may not be hung in time for awards judging. 


Accepted City Hall Semi-Finalists can deliver work to the LPAPA Gallery before 5pm on Friday July 26th or hand-carry to City Hall on Saturday July 27th between 10am - 12noon. 


Unsold Finalist artwork to be picked up from the LPAPA Gallery on Tuesday, September 3, 2024, between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, or during regular gallery hours after the close of the show; unsold Semi-Finalist artwork to be picked up at City Hall (10am - 12 noon Sept 20 or 21 TBA), or artist may arrange for return shipping at the artist’s expense. 


Although the utmost care will be taken in handling artwork, neither LPAPA, nor its representatives will be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist. 


Please Note: LPAPA does not have the ability to store artwork for extended periods after a show closes. Please plan to pick up your artwork on the scheduled pick up day, or schedule an alternative pick up time during regular gallery hours, or arrange for return shipping on or before the scheduled pick up date. Unclaimed artwork remaining at the gallery 14 days after a show closing, without the artist having provided payment for return shipping or scheduled a pick up date, will be considered abandoned and become the property of LPAPA. 




Online Art Catalog Exhibition: July 29 - Sept 2, 2024 ( Online Preview Auction: Opens Monday, July 29 at 10:00 am PT and ends Thursday, August 1 at 8:00 pm PT ( link will be active by 10:00 am PT Monday July 1st) 




LPAPA Gallery Show: August 1 thru September 2, 2024
Art Walk Gallery Reception: Thursday, August 1 6:00-9:00 pm (Awards announced at 7:00 pm) 




1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $150 Honorable Mention $100 




Contact LPAPA: Call (949) 376-3635 or Email 
or contact Executive Co-Director/Show Coordinator Bonnie Langner at  




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