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Southern California Plein Air Painters Association
OC PARKS and BACK BAY Juried Show 2022



Eligibility: Only SOCALPAPA Members.



Enter to win over $2,000 in cash/prizes, and awards.

Sell your art, 65% sales goes to artist

The Artist Reception and Awards Presentation are Friday evening, July 15, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Robinson Award, OC Parks and other special Awards

All Members are highly encouraged to enter the Weekend Show and Sale July 16-17

Sales for the Juried Show will be handled by the NBC with a 35% commission to the NBC %65 sales to artist. NBC will also collect and pay sales tax and send payments to artists 4 weeks after show ends or with Zelle. .The show will be advertised to previous purchasers, NBC members, individual artist outreach, social media, VIP mailing list, banners and other advertising.


Entry: April 4 to June 20 at Entry Fee $35.00 for up to 2 images.

$10 each for two additional images (4 total max)

Do not enter any art that is not for sale.


Requirements: Original plein air paintings only. “Original” means your own concept, design and work, not done in a workshop or under the instruction or supervision of another. “Plein air” means completed 70 percent outdoors on location. (30 percent studio touch-up okay.) Paintings may be oil, acrylic, water color, pastel. Paintings must have been completed within the last two years. Paintings in any previous Socalpapa Show or other local show will not be accepted.


Subject Matter: The Newport Back Bay or one of the OC Parks. No exceptions. Do not confuse OC Parks with state or local parks. Paintings unidentifiable as to location or too generic in nature, e.g., solo tree; ocean wave, may be declined. It is a good idea to include the location in the name of your image, e.g. “Summer Morning (Black Star Canyon)”. Go to the OC Parks website for a list of locations under OC Parks Department management.

Paintings must be framed, backed with a black or brown dust cover, and ready to hang with d-rings and wire. Size limit, framed art work cannot exceed 24 inches on any one side.


The Show: Up to Sixty (60) paintings will be selected by a Judge, TBD. The Top 60 paintings will be judged in person and over $2,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be awarded. Accepted paintings must be delivered Friday, July 8 to the Muth Interpretive Center Conference Room between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm. The paintings will be on display and for sale in the Muth Center Theater room from July 9 through July 15.

Muth Interpretive Center 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660



April 4                 Entry Opens for Juried Show

June 20               Deadline to enter Juried Show

By July 1             Notification e-mails go out for Juried Show

July 8                   Deliver paintings to Muth Center Conference Room, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

July 9 -15            Juried Show goes on exhibit in the Muth Center Theater Room

July 15                Juried Show Artist Reception and Awards at Muth Center, 6pm-8:30 pm

July 15                Artist not in the weekend show can pick up paintings not sold after the reception.

July 16-17.         Weekend Show and Sale. Go to Log in and register to enter the Weekend Show and Sale



Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Neither Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, NBC, Muth Center, O.C. Parks nor any of their members will assume liability for loss, theft, or damage during all phases of this event. Artists participating in the Juried Show agree to allow Southern California Plain Air Painters Association and NBC reproduction privileges of the artist’s award winning art for purposes of education, fund raising, and publicity. Contact Diane Prendergast 949-735-3036

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