Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art organization, serves its artist members regionally, nationally and internationally by providing opportunities through events, exhibitions and education programs. LPAPA's mission is dedicated to painting the landscape and the plein air painting tradition. Artists of all levels and all painting mediums are welcome to join LPAPA as an Artist Member. LPAPA offers discount membership fees for Student Members. Art lovers and enthusiasts are invited to join as LPAPA Supporter Members to help support our mission and education programs!
LPAPA enhances the visibility and livelihoods of its artist members through the prestigious Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, year round juried gallery and online exhibitions that include both plein air and studio works, special and annual exhibitions, educational programs, mentoring and career building opportunities. LPAPA provides professional development , business management education, promotes its teaching members' workshop offerings, and enhances social media branding for its members. LPAPA enhances its mission through alliances with complementary art organizations and provides mentoring and scholarships to emerging artists. LPAPA's youth education program -- The Plein Air Project -- is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of plein air artists.