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Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
8th Annual Waterworks

8th Annual “Waterworks” at the LPAPA Gallery 

PROSPECTUS - Submissions open January 2024


EXHIBITION TITLE: 8th Annual Waterworks Juried Watercolor Art Show
This show is made possible through the support of the “Joe Hanks Van Cleave Foundation for the Arts


EXHIBITION DATES: Online Art Catalog exhibition April 29 thru June 3; LPAPA Gallery Exhibition May 2 thru June 3. Top-scoring Semi-Finalists to be included in the online Art Catalog exhibition April 29 - June 3 and in the Preview Auction April 29 - May 2. 


LOCATION: 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. 


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


SUBJECT MATTER: Open to all subject matters using transparent watercolors. Work may be completed en plein air or in studio; the top award is for “Best Plein Air” painting.


DEADLINE: Submit high quality image(s) no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, March 25, 2024 


ART ELIGIBILITY: Entries must be original using transparent watercolors (a minimal amount of final opaque highlights are permitted) and may be completed en plein air or in studio within the last year. Entries must not have been shown in a previous LPAPA Gallery exhibition. Entries must not violate copyright laws. 

Maximum painting size: unframed not more than 36 united inches (United Inches = Length + Width) Example: 16” x 20” would be calculated as 16 + 20 = 36 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 with protective glazing or varnished, 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/kingofframe 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 to collector if instructed to do so by LPAPA. Commissions are typically paid within 15 days of the show closing. 


HOW TO SUBMIT: Submit jpeg images under 4 mb for online jurying through; submitted images are used for Art Catalog for accepted artwork. Painting title, unframed size, medium and price is required with your submission. Submissions must designate the work as “Plein Air” or “Studio”. 


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 per artist will be accepted as Finalist and/or Semi-Finalist works. 

Entry Fee payment must be made through If you need help entering your images, please contact or call 888-666-1351. Entry fees are non-refundable. 

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, April 1, 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, April 30, 2024; the LPAPA Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but will be open Tuesday April 30th, between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, to accept hand carried artwork. 

Shipped artwork needs to arrive on or before Friday April 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, not more than 2 weeks prior to the delivery deadline. Accepted Finalists artwork delivered after the 1:00 pm April 30th deadline may not be hung in time for awards judging. 

Unsold artwork to be picked up from the LPAPA Gallery on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, or during regular gallery hours after the close of the show; 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: April 29 – June 3, 2024 ( Preview Auction: Opens Monday, March 4th at 10:00 am PT and ends Thursday, March 7th at 8:00 pm PT ( link will be active by 10:00 am PT Monday April 29th) 



LPAPA Gallery Show: May 2 thru June 3, 2024
Art Walk Gallery Reception: Thursday, May 2nd 6:00-9:00 pm (Awards announced at 7:00 pm) 



1st Place “Best Plein Air” $1000 + Invitation to participate in the 2024 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational 

2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
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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