2013 LPAPA Soiree Huge Hit | Laguna Beach Gazette

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Every year, Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational (LPAPA) invites 40 of the nation’s best plein air paintings to Laguna Beach for an eight day painting extravaganza and residents of Laguna Beach host the artists.

Celebrating their 15th annual soiree at Aliso Creek Inn, liberally provided by owner, Mark Christy, LPAPA entertained artists and guests at a first-class, sold-out extravaganza on October 19, 2013.

The party could not have been more successful.

2013 LPAPA Coastal Chic Gala

[img src=http://lagunabeachgazette.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-lpapa-coastal-chic-gala/thumbs/thumbs_julie-padach-mathewson.jpg]2382Julie Padach-Mathewson
Event Co-Chair Julie Padach-Mathewson, Presenting Sponsor Chuck Mathewson
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[img src=http://lagunabeachgazette.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-lpapa-coastal-chic-gala/thumbs/thumbs_eric-henderson.jpg]1502Eric Henderson
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[img src=http://lagunabeachgazette.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-lpapa-coastal-chic-gala/thumbs/thumbs_mark-christie.jpg]1312Mark Christie
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[img src=http://lagunabeachgazette.com/wp-content/flagallery/2013-lpapa-coastal-chic-gala/thumbs/thumbs_paul-deem-niki-smart.jpg]1323Paul Deem and Nikki Smart
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Who’s Who

#1 Event Co-Chair Julie Padach-Mathewson, Presenting Sponsor Chuck Mathewson
#2 Presenting Sponsor Lisa Argyros with John Massa
#3 Do you know who they are?
#4 Eric Henderson
#5 Do you know who they are?
#6 Aliso Creek Inn owner, Mark Christy
#7 Presenting Sponsor Lisa Argyros, Julia Argyros
#8 Vanessa Roth, Carol Stefan
#9  Barry Williams, Link Mathewson
#10 Presenting Sponsor Chuck Mathewson, Sue Dawson, Alice Dawson
#11 Argyros guests Sydney Hensler & Shelby Hensler with George Argyros
#12 Paul Deem and Nikki Smart
#13 Carisa Carlton and Toni Kellenberg with unknown.

For artwork and artists photos, visit LPAPA’s Facebook page.

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Author: Carisa Carlton

Carisa Carlton is the Editor in Chief of Laguna Beach Gazette. Learn more about Carlton at http://www.carisacarlton.com/ .

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  1. Having attended all the LPAPA Invitationals since 2001 it’s my opinion this was the very best one by far. Great artists producing some fantastic art, beautiful venue with all events running smoothly. LPAPA’s Board, Planning committee and all it’s supporters rose to the challenge of putting on this Invitational, which simply couldn’t have been better. The artists has happy as could be, as were the collectors. The future looks very bright for the LPAPA.

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    • Jay, I spoke to many guests and artists about this event. The overwhelming consensus was that the LPAPA committee nurtured the artists appropriately and professionally; and, the organization of the events was world-class.

      I am proud of all the women, sponsors, and artists that were involved and I anxiously look forward to another spectacular 8 days next fall.

      Thank you for your comments. I regret I did not meet you or your wife at the gala. Perhaps at another event soon.

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