15th Annual Laguna Beach
Plein Air Painting Invitational Awards
October 13 – 20, 2013

Best in Show
Scott W. Prior – “St. Mary’s Garden View”

LPAPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Mian Situ, internationally renowned Master Artist
LPAPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum
LPAPA’s Lifetime Membership Award
Julie Padach-Mathewson, Laguna Native
$5,000 LPAPA Best in Show
Scott W. Prior – “St. Mary’s Morning”
Sponsored by the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
$2,500 Award of Excellence
Camille Przewodek – “Morning Meditation”
Sponsored by your friends at Aliso Creek Inn
$1,000 The Argyros Family Foundation Award
Clark Mitchell – “Free From Boundaries”
Sponsored by Lisa Argyros/Argyros Family Foundation
$1,000 The Mathewson Family Foundation Award
Bryan Mark Taylor – “Hotel Laguna”
Sponsored by Charles N. Mathewson
$1,000 The Padma Group Award
Hiu Lai Chong – “Laguna Lights”
Sponsored by Curtis Mathewson & Julie Padach-Mathewson
$1,000 The Distinctive Merit Award
Rita Pacheco – “Dinner Time”
Sponsored by Seawind Properties
$1,000 Dr. Edward H. Boseker Award
Ebrahim Amin – “Sunset At Lil Corona”
Sponsored by Yvonne Boseker and her daughters in honor of the late Dr. Edward H. Boseker
$1,000 The Irvine Museum Prize
Garin Baker – “Crystal”
Sponsored by The Irvine Museum
$500 Southwestart Quick Draw Award
Michael Obermeyer  
Artist Received $500 and will be featured in SouthwestArt Magazine
$500 Collectors Choice Award
April Raber
Sponsored by Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
lcad Next Generation Scholarship Awards                  
1st ($500) Therese Conte, 2nd ($300) Kraig Blue, 3rd ($200) Michael McGregor 
Sponsored by Laguna College Of Art & Design and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 
Artists’ Choice Award
Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Pleinair Magazine Award
Carl Bretzke – “Beach Walk”
Artist received a half-page ad in Pleinair Magazine
Fine Art Connoisseur Award
Jim Wodark – “Moonlit Mission”
Artist received a full page ad in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
Outdoorpainter.com Award
Debra Huse – “Aliso Creek Serenity”
Artist received a one-month web ad on Outdoorpainter.com
Randy Higbee Gallery Awards
Daniel Aldana, Ken Dewaard, Thomas Kitts, Kim Vanderhoek, Carl Bretzke
Five artists received framing credit with Randy Higbee Gallery
The Strada Award
Ken Dewaard – “Window Shopping”
Artist received a complete Strada Easel Ensemble
Laguna Canyon Foundation Award
Jeff Sewell – “Rise Above”
Sponsored by Laguna Canyon Foundation
Surfrider Foundation Award
Wendy Wirth – “Evening Approach”                 
Sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation South Orange County
Savoir Fare/Sennelier Award
Jose Dejuan – “Three Arch Bay Morning”
Sponsored by Savoir Fare/Sennelier


The 15th Annual Collectors Soiree was a sold out success

Scott W. Prior "Best in Show" for "St. Mary's Morning"

Camille Przewodek "Award of Excellence" for "Morning Meditation"

Jean Stern (with Linda Stern) and Mian Situ received LPAPA's Lifetime Achievement Awards

Julie Padach-Mathewson (with LPAPA Executive Director Rosemary Swimm and President Greg Vail) received LPAPA's Lifetime Member Award

15th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational award winners

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