Upcoming MBPAPA 2020 Events: Signature Member Demonstrations

Julia Seelos: Painting Animals "alla prima"

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Monterey Public Library Conference Room
Telephone: 831-626-3933
Julia Seelos will be explaining how she approaches painting animals "alla prima" using oils. She will work from photos demonstrating quick block in, simplifying major shape and how to keep it fresh.

Maggie Renner Hellmann: Carmel River Beach

Maggie Renner Hellmann will be explaining and showing how she approaches color and visualization techniques, as well as methods to use in the planning stages to create color harmony and drama in your work. Maggie will share how to use poetic Brushwork to describe the form and reflect the energy of the day.

Topic: Color, Visualization, and Brushwork
Location: Carmel River Beach
Saturday, March 28, 2020
9 am - 11 am

Ellen Howard: Carmel Beach

Location: Carmel Beach
Saturday, June 6, 2020
9 am - 11 am

Call for Entry: Nature's Gifts: Natividad Medical Center

Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, CA

Download PDF: Natividad 2020 Nature's Gifts

Enter between: January 7, 2020 - February 29, 2020

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Signature Artist Jurying Event: Nov 9, 2019 - closed

The jurying process for Associate Members who wish to be considered for Signature Status in MBPAPA is scheduled for November 9, 2019 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Markham Ranch, 154 Corral De Tierra Rd, Salinas, 93908.

You will need to bring 6 of your best plein air paintings that are well framed (ready for a show) and your bio.

The Signature members will evaluate your work on: composition, effective use of values, drawing/linear perspective, brushwork, atmospheric perspective, color harmony, consistency of style, and presentation.


The committee looks forward to seeing your new work. We plan to give carefully considered feedback to everyone.

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