(949) 923-2269 info@newportbay.org

Plein Air Art Show and Gallery

Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA
Juried Show on display from Friday, July 19 to Friday, July 26: Sixty selected original works of art on exhibit for awards and for sale
Artists’ Reception on Friday night, July 26: Awards presented
Weekend Exhibit & Sale on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28: Several hundred additional original paintings will be exhibited. Artists will display original plein air paintings of the Bay, parks, and other local scenes, with a portion of the sales proceeds to benefit the Back Bay

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFREE PAINTING CLASSES FOR KIDS from 7-12 years of age will be offered over the weekend.  Classes will be held in the kids’ classroom inside the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center.  All materials are supplied and participants will take home a completed painting at the end of class.  Student space is limited and classes will fill up quickly.  Plan now to provide a special fine art experience for your child.  To reserve a spot for your child click on the link.

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

Indulge in some delicious treats from Mixed Bakery or Kinda Soda while you shop.

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, www.socalpapa.com.

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.

(c) All photos on this page courtesy of Albert Stanchfield