Compiled by Brian Park
San Clemente Art Association’s Weeklong Plein Air Art Show begins June 16
The San Clemente Art Association is holding its annual plein air event, Paint San Clemente, from June 16-26 at the San Clemente Community Center. Several local artists will take part in the weeklong open-air art exposition, which will feature several events and activities. Artists from San Clemente and other parts of Southern California will compete for $13,000 in cash prizes and an award.
A plein air competition will run through the entire week. The public is invited to view the artists’ progress as they paint each day, and winners will be announced at an evening gala on June 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Community Center’s auditorium. Tickets for the gala are $35. A buffet dinner, bar and live music will be offered.
A quick-draw contest will be held on June 16, where artists paint posed models and still-life sets. Quick-draw paintings will be judged and awarded at a wine and cheese reception at 4:30 p.m., along with a sale. Local artists Rick Delanty, Steve Kell and Allan Nowell have donated paintings to a giveaway on June 23 at 1 p.m. Entry forms for the drawing are available at the event or the San Clemente Art Gallery. A free art exhibit and sale will also be held on June 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of the community center.
Proceeds from all events will go toward SCAA’s art scholarship program benefitting local schools and students. For more information, including tickets for the evening gala, call the art gallery at 949.492.7175 or visit their website at www.scartgallery.com.