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About Our Auction
LPAPA's Miniature FUN-raiser celebrates the plein air painting legacy that helped established Laguna Beach as an artists' colony. Now famous early plein air artists -- William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Frank Cuprien, Anna Hills and others -- founded the first Laguna Beach Art Association, and opened the first Laguna Beach art gallery, in 1918. To raise the money needed to open the gallery and support the association, the artists hosted art parties and painted special miniatures for their patrons.
LPAPA brings Laguna's plein air past into the present with a lively online silent auction of framed miniature original paintings generously donated to support LPAPA by some of today's most celebrated plein air painters: Suzie Baker, Cindy Baron, Lyn Boyer, Carl Bretzke, Bill Davidson, Rick J. Delanty, Jennifer Diehl, Susan Diehl, Carole Gray-Weihman, Jane Hunt, Jim Lamb, Shuang Li, Kim Lordier, Daniel Marshall, David Marty, Jim McVicker, Judd Mercer, Terry Miura, Dan Mondloch, Michael Obermeyer, Rita Pacheco, Robin Purcell, Anthony Salvo, Michael Situ, Barbara Tapp, Michele Usibelli, and Wendy Wirth!
Art work auction items are viewed in alphabetical order by the artists' first names.
This is your opportunity to add a little gem of a miniature to your art collection and help LPAPA preserve Laguna's plein air painting legacy of the past, present and future!
The auction begins for Patron Party ticket holders at 6:00pm Friday June 19th. The auction opens to the public at 7:00pm on Friday June 19th and concludes at 5:00pm on Sunday June 21st.
About Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) was founded in Laguna Beach in 1996 with a mission to preserve the history of the plein air movement of 19th century California, to support the tradition as it exists today, and to foster a network among plein air painters nationwide.
LPAPA is considered the stewards of Laguna’s plein air legacy, which established our town as an artists’ colony in 1903. Early plein air artists founded the original Laguna Beach Art Association and opened the first art gallery in 1918 and started a permanent collection that later established the town’s museum. LPAPA is committed to continuing the plein air painting tradition and preserving the Laguna Plein Air Painting legacy.
Your support will help us keep the plein air painting tradition and legacy alive for future generations! Thank you!