The 13th Annual “Paint San Clemente,” SCAA’s nationally-advertised plein air competition in June—from the 14th to the 21st–is just around the corner, and the judges who will be selecting artworks from over a hundred painters for thousands of dollars in prize money have just been announced!
Vanessa Rothe will be judging the Quick Draw on Saturday, June 14th:
Vanessa Rothe has been California Editor for Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and Plein Air magazine for over 13 years. She is the author of “An Art School Approach to Oils” by Walter Foster Publishing . The artist is a product of Laguna College of Art and Design, and has presented solo shows at Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach. Vanessa will be teaching workshops this summer in Switzerland and France, and will be back just in time to judge the Quick Draw at Paint San Clemente. www.vanessarothe.com
Sally Strand and Rick J. Delanty will be judging the week-long event:
Sally Strand has been exhibiting professionally as an artist for over 30 years. Strand studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design in New York. She earned a BFA degree from the University of Denver. Strand was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, the highest commendation of the Pastel Society of America, NY. She is the recipient of numerous top awards, including the PSA Master Pastelist distinction, and most recently the IAPS Master Circle Honor. Widely published in books and magazines internationally, her work is also represented in many corporate and private collections. www.sallystrand.com
Rick J. Delanty is a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. He has been selected several times to the Laguna Plein Air Invitational and Laguna Festival of the Arts, and has also participated in several plein air competitions, including Borrego Springs, San Luis Obispo, Sedona, and was twice awarded Best of Show in Paint San Clemente. His work is included in fine collections of California art. He teaches and demonstrates in both painting and drawing. www.delantyfineart.com
Come out to enter or watch this spectacular event as painters paint all around the town, then purchase your tickets for the Gala on Saturday the 21st to see the paintings on the wall, and to view the awards ceremony! Refreshments will be served!Read More
The public is invited to view the artists’ progress as they paint each day during the week-long competition. Artists are limited to entering two paintings which must be painted in San Clemente during this week, and then framed and wired for hanging at the exhibition following the contest. Although this is not a juried show, interest in the competition is expected to be strong.
Artists from as far away as Colorado and New Mexico will be competing with local favorites: Robert Briscos, Marjorie Faircloth, Jennifer Friend, Jean Glass, Steve Kell, Jason Kuncas, Cecilia Lance, Mahroo Lotfalian, Karen Luz, Andi Mandel, Carol Nordman, Lana Perry, Ron Peterson, Patti Prather, Maria Sandoval-Castan, Mary Scott, Herman Sillas, Tom Swimm, Camilla Waller and Fay Wyles. Two of last year’s winners will be competing again: Alan Nowell (3rd place winner) and Kevin Davidson ( 4th place winner).
Highlights of the week include a Quick Draw competition on Saturday June 14 from 12:30 – 3:30 PM in front of the Community Center and Plein Air on the Lawn Outdoor Artists Exhibit and Sale, June 21-22 from 10:00AM to 4:00 PM.
The Collector’s Evening Gala on Saturday June 21 will be held from 6:00 to 8 :30 PM. at the San Clemente Community Center. Winners of the competition will be announced at that time and paintings will be available for sale. Quick Draw Paintings will be for sale following judging at 4:30 PM on June 14.
The Art Association was founded in 1953 by artist, Lilian Finlay to appreciate all facets of arts and crafts and establish and support an eclectic Art Community in San Clemente. Now with over 350 members and eight Art Shows each year the Association continues to grow and reach out to the local artists and community in meaningful and creative ways.
For more information, please contact Pam Hill @SCAAinfo@cox.net
Plein Air Competition, June 14 through June 21: Historic San Clemente comes alive through the eyes of competing plein air artists who “paint San Clemente” and the beauty of this “Spanish Village by the Sea.” The public is invited to view the artists’ progress as they paint each day throughout the community. Winners are announced and recognized at the Collector’s Evening Gala Saturday evening, June 21st, 6:00 – 8:30 pm held in the San Clemente Community Center Auditorium.
Painting by Tom Swimm