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Applications Now Available for Paint San Clemente Plein Air Event

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015

Paint San Clemente Plein Air Competition

June 18 – June 25, 2016

$13,000 In Prizes

Look for new application for the 14th event. Our annual Paint San Clemente Plein Air Event. Entry forms & Fees due June 1, 2016. Complete rules and conditions of entry will be mailed to you upon receipt of entry. Artists are free to paint throughout the city of San Clemente and San Onofre. Only art painted “en plein” air during the week of June 18th to June 25th will be considered for judged competition.  Each artist may submit up to two works. Paintings entered for judging may be offered for sale at the Gala Event, and displayed in the San Clemente Art Gallery through July.  The event also includes a Quick Draw event on Saturday, June 18th, and opportunity for a two day outdoor show on the SC Community Center green, Saturday & Sunday, June 25th & 26th.   See Event Page for Entry forms or call Pam Hill Chairman 949 369-0260.

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All proceeds from this event will be dedicated to the San Clemente Art Association’s“Art Reach Program”, benefiting San Clemente Public School Art Program.

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Artists compete for honors and $13,000 cash prizes at one of the top Artist competitions in the country.

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015

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 18th from 12:30 – 3:30 PM in front of the Community Center and Plein Air on the Lawn Outdoor Artists Exhibit and Sale, June 25th-26th from 10:00AM to 4:00 PM.

The Collector’s Evening Gala on Saturday June 25th 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 18th.

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


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56th Annual Art Craft Fair

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015

San Clemente Art Craft Fair

Don’t Miss 53rd San Clemente Art Craft Fair

Paintings, Ceramics, Jewelry, Handcrafted & Vintage Clothing and more….

August 20th & 21st, 2016

Saturday & Sunday   10:00am – 5:00pm

San Clemente Community Center Grounds

Free Admission – Over 100 Artists & Artisans

The Art Craft Fair has gained a reputation among artisans as an important quality show and one not to be missed.

CLICK HERE to Register


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SCAA Supports San Clemente Art Supply!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

Hello Paint San Clemente Artists!!
San Clemente Art Supply has graciously sponsored Paint San Clemente Event since our beginning days. Patti has worked diligently to provide our artists with goodie bags, frames,and stocking up on great art supplies for our Plein Air artists. San Clemente Art Supply has lots of great Plein Air supplies – very comfortable stools with backs, panels, paints, brushes, etc!! Their prices are discounted every day.

During the week of the contest – June 13 – June 21, the store can stamp extra canvases for you, and help you with getting your paintings framed and wired. Framing will also be available at the Community Center on Saturday, June 20.
Go see Patti Herdell, at San Clemente Art Supply for the best service you could ask for!
San Clemente Art Supply
1531 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente 92672
949 369-6603

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