Fifty noted artists have been chosen to participate in the 10th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 18 to 19, an event hosted by the Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn., known as LPAPA, and Laguna Art Museum, where the paintings will be displayed.
Terry Reno, event director of LPAPA, said this year’s theme is diversity.
“We’ve invited some of the finest landscape painters from across the country,” she said. “Twenty-one of these are new blood.”
In the past, artists traveled to Laguna as part of the weeklong event to paint only local scenes. This year, they will bring in-hand to the event three random pieces they have painted in the last year.
“This will bring a much larger variety of paintings,” Reno said.
The event will include a preview of the 200-piece collection, a “plein air paint-out” in Heisler Park sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine the morning of Oct. 18, and a Collectors Soiree that night.