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In the arts

December 09, 2010
  • Camille Przewodek
Camille Przewodek

LPAPA welcomes new board members

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. has welcomed plein air colorist Camille Przewodek and art historian Jean Stern to their board of directors.

Przewodek, whose work invokes that of Claude Monet, has been a guest artist with the Plein Air Painters of America and is included in the book, "Enchanted Isle: A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island." A signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society, she is also an artist member of the California Art Club.

Przewodek has written for American Artist, International Artist and The Artists magazines, and recently won The Bay Hundred Foundations Vanishing Landscape Award for the second year in a row at the Plein Air competition in Easton, Md.

Having earned one of the top awards in the landscape competitions sponsored by The Artists Magazine four times, she has also received first place awards at the Napa Valley Museum Plein Air Biennial 2003, the American Impressionist Fifth Annual Exhibition and the Sausalito Art Festival.

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Przewodek spent her earlier years studying color with impressionist master, Henry Hensche, at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, Mass., in addition to training at Wayne State University in Detroit and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

A recognized authority on California Impressionism, Stern has extensive experience in the field as an author, curator, lecturer and teacher. He has been the executive director of the Irvine Museum since its inception in 1993, and has established a national presence for the Irvine Museum in the fields of California Art and History through a noteworthy international series of books, exhibitions, lectures, articles and video documentaries.

He is the author of several books and articles on California Impressionism, including monographs on important artists such Franz A. Bischoff, Alson S. Clark, Sam Hyde Harris and Elsie Palmer Payne.

In 2001, he and Joan Irvine Smith researched and co-authored "California, This Golden Land of Promise," the highly acclaimed history of California that was illustrated with hundreds of important historical paintings and published by Chapman University Press and the Irvine Museum.

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