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Artist B J Stapen


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Biography


B J is a contemporary plein air oil painter, combining California Impressionist traditions with contemporary perspectives.  Her warm, vibrant paintings focus on the unique features of the California Central Coast.  B J has advanced degrees in fine art and design.  She has received numerous juried awards and her work is prized by private collectors across the US and abroad.  Her work has been selected for permanent display at The Chumash Resort and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. 
 
Memberships include Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, a founding member of SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment) and of PACC (Plein-air Artists of the Central Coast).  She is also a member of Santa Barbara Art Association, Santa Barbara Studio Artists and California Art Club.
 
  Awards and juried Shows:
2013:  Juried award for SCAPE Phoenix House Benefit Exhibit2013:  Invited artist, Los Olivos Annual Quick Draw.2012:  Second Place, SBAA juried show at Faulkner Gallery, S.B.2012:  Invited artist, Los Olivos Annual Quick Draw.2011:  First Place, SBAA juried show at Faulkner Gallery, S.B.2011:  Invited artist, Los Olivos Annual Quick Draw.2010:  Juried into California Art Club Historic Blinn House show, Pasadena2007:  West/SW Region juried Oil Painters of America show, Waterhouse Gallery, S.B.    2006:  First Place in Painting, Fine Art Santa Barbara2005:  Juried participant, San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival2005:  West/SW Region juried Oil Painters of America show, Waterhouse Gallery, S.B.2005:  First Place in Painting, Fine Art Santa Barbara2003:  West/SW Region juried Oil Painters of America show, Waterhouse Gallery, S.B.2002:  Juried participant, Sonoma Plein Air Festival2002:  First Place, SCAPE Show, Santa Barbara2001:  Honorable Mention in Painting, Fine Art Santa Barbara2000:  First Place, Brushes and Blues Festival, Lompoc2000:  First Place, Semana Nautica Art Show, Santa Barbara Affiliations:California Art ClubOil Painters of AmericaSanta Barbara Studio ArtistsSCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment), founding memberSanta Barbara Art Association, PACC [...]

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