Best of Plein Air named
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. recently held an opening reception and awards ceremony for their sixth annual "Best of Plein Air" show at The Esther Wells Collection, where 60 of the 200 paintings entered by LPAPA members were on display for purchase.
As a juried exhibition, first place went to Julia Seelos, second place to Walter Porter and third place to Niles Nordquist. Thomas Kitts received honorable mention.
Seelos and Porter have been invited to participate in the 12th annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational in October, held in cooperation with the Laguna Art Museum.
Playhouse's Ryan honored
The Laguna Playhouse, which has celebrated its 90th year, also celebrated another milestone when it honored Production Manager Jim Ryan at the opening night of "Life Could Be a Dream" in July for his 35 years of service to the Playhouse.