2023 Invitational Sponsorship Guide

Founding Members In 1996, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) was founded when Saim Caglayan invited his outdoor painting friends – Ken Auster, Jacobus Baas, Cynthia Britain and John Cosby – to join him in forming the organization. The primary motivation was to link the strong plein air movement of the early California painters to the present ones and to create a bond amongst the contemporary plein air painters throughout the nation. Signature Members LPAPA Signature Members are artists who have been juried for this level of professional designation in recognition of his/her remarkable talent and capability in creating a work of art. Artist Members LPAPA Artist Membership is open to painters at all experience levels and all painting mediums. Student Members Student Membership is open to those currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution. Supporter Members LPAPA Supporter Members are those individuals, businesses and organizations that support LPAPA’s mission, programs and artists. Invitational Artists Invitational Artists are a select group of the nation’s top award winning plein air artists who have been recognized as having superior talents in creating a plein air work of art, who are invited to gather in Laguna Beach each October to paint and compete for prizes.

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