Plein Air Exhibition on Balboa Island

Seeing Double
by Greg LaRock.

The artwork of nationally recognized plein air painters Greg LaRock, Jeff Sewell, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Jeff Yeomans, and JoAnn Royal will be the subject of a celebratory exhibition at Rainey Fine Art, in Newport Beach, California. The gallery is commemorating its first anniversary by featuring the works of the same plein air artists who helped opened its doors a year prior in the landmark “Bubbles” building on Balboa Island.


The exhibition will be on view from August 21 through October 2, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 21st, and will feature plein air paintings of Newport Harbor, Back Bay, and other Southern California landscapes. An educational component will complement the fine-art exhibition, with featured artist Jeff Sewell leading a plein air demonstration for adult artists from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 24; and another demonstration for 4th through 6th graders on Saturday, September 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Balboa Dunes
by Jeff Sewell, oil, 18 x 24.

Engaging artists at a young age and bringing all the arts under one roof is part of the overarching mission of Rainey Fine Art, as defined by painter, dancer, writer, and gallery owner Lisa Rainey. It is the artist’s hope that the gallery will serve as an epicenter in the Orange County community for a broad range of artistic output and inspire the public through the skill, dedication, and talent of those the gallery represents.


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Allison Malafronte is the senior editor of American Artist magazines, and the project editor of  Plein Air Painting and Workshop With the Masters magazines. She is also the creative manager of the Weekend With the Masters Workshop & Conference ( which was launched in 2009 and is now in its third year. She is author of the Art for Thought column in American Artist magazine (also on the Artist Daily site under The Artist's Life blog) and the 2008-2010 Plein Air blogs on Artist Daily.