“The Spanish Village by the Sea,” San Clemente, will graciously again play host to the 16th Annual Paint San Clemente. Locally and nationally recognized plein air artists will offer up their unique views of the historic city while competing for $13,000 in prize money. First look at the award-winning paintings comes at the Collectors’ Evening Gala on June 24th, 6:00-8:30pm and is held in the San Clemente Community Auditorium. As a reminder, proceeds from this event will be dedicated to the San Clemente Art Association’s “Art Reach Program”, benefiting San Clemente Public School Art Program. Winners are announced and recognized at the Saturday evening Gala, June 24th. Afterwards, the artwork will be on display and for sale in the Art Gallery through September 1st.
Paint San Clemente first started in 2002 with 24 entrants and $500 in prizes. It has since exploded to become one of the premier Plein Aire competitions in the country. Our 2008 series of events attracted over 100 artists who shared in over $13,000 in prize money and gifts. The events also generated over $5,000 in scholarships and art supplies for our local schools, which helped fuel the ongoing art renaissance in our beautiful “City-by-the-Sea”.
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