Plein Air Art Show and Gallery

Newport Bay Conservancy in partnership with Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA) and Orange County Parks are excited to announce an online Art Show and Sale. This show features works painted at least 70% on location in the Back Bay or one of the parks managed by Orange County. Paintings are oil, acrylic, water color, or pastel, and many are award winners!

The show is open for preview with paintings added over the next several weeks. Online purchasing will begin on the show opening date of July 11.

A percentage of all sales proceeds go to conserve and benefit the Back Bay. Newport Bay Conservancy is a non-profit. 35% of the sale price qualifies as s a charitable donation by purchasers.

This festival of fine art is a collaborative event organized by Newport Bay Conservancy in partnership with SOCALPAPA and Orange County Parks.  SOCALPAPA’s nearly 200-member association dedicates itself to painting outdoors from life.  For more information about SOCALPAPA, visit the association’s website,

SOCALPAPA Rotating Artists’ Showcase
Each year artists from SOCALPAPA venture into the outdoors throughout Orange County, inspired to paint its beauty. Their creations are regularly displayed in the Peter and Mary Muth Center’s gift shop. A portion of each painting purchase goes to protecting and preserving the Bay.

Gallery/Artwork for sale behind welcome desk

The Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Parks are proud to host an ongoing exhibition of select paintings for sale throughout the year. Paintings are by top Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA) artists, whose works are shown in many galleries throughout Southern California.  Each quarter three different SOCALPAPA artists display paintings at the Interpretive Center.

Previous Show Sponsors:
Artwork Essentials
Art Supply Warehouse
Bellissima Art & Custom Framing
Blick Art Supply
Cheap Joe’s
Davinci Paints
Randy Higbee Gallery
Rosemary Brushes