San Juan Capistrano, CA – Mission Fine Art Gallery and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association have been invited to participate in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM USA, a premier show jumping event to be held at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, from May 10-14, 2023.
Invited artists from both groups will select places in the park to paint on site, or “en plein air”, a term roughly translated from the French art world meaning to paint outdoors. Guests are encouraged to interact with the artists and to learn the importance of the plein air movement in our state’s history. Paintings created each day of the event will be on display and for sale at their Hospitality Cabana. On Friday, May 12th, MISSION FINE ART GALLERY artists will be featured during San Juan Capistrano Day and on Saturday, May 13th, LPAPA artists will be featured as we celebrate California Day.
MISSION FINE ART GALLERY, located in downtown historic San Juan Capistrano, is an artist- run gallery which, since 2001, has exhibited beautifully curated, award-winning art in the form of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. Its mission is to serve the community by displaying art featuring the culture and natural surroundings of Southern California. They are located at 31760 Camino Capistrano, Suite C, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675 Opposite the historic Mission. (www.missionfineart.gallery)
LAGUNA PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ASSOCIATION, founded in 1996, is considered the steward of Laguna’s plein air painting legacy. Early plein air artists that helped establish the town as an Artists Colony, founded the original Laguna Beach Art Association and opened the first art gallery in 1918, and started a permanent collection that later established the town’s museum. The LPAPA Art Gallery is located at 414 North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. (https:// lpapa.org/) LPAPA’s mission, as a nonprofit art organization, is to preserve the history of California’s 19th century plein air movement, to support the outdoor painting tradition as it exists today, and to foster a network among plein air painters worldwide.
Visitors can view additional artwork either at MISSION FINE ART GALLERY in San Juan Capistrano or at the Laguna Plein Air Painters gallery located on the north end of Gallery Row in Laguna Beach.