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selected art shows / galleries / awards

Original Cityscape, Urban, and Landscape Oil Paintings by April Raber


2018

107th Annual Gold Medal Show, California Art Club

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA - Top 10 artists

San Dimas Festival of Arts Annual Exhibition - Featured Artist and Juror

 

2017

California Art Club - Signature Membership awarded

CAC 106th Annual Gold Medal Show, Autry National Center

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA - Top 5 Artists, Exhibitor, Juror

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association: Trains, Pleins & Autos - First Place

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association: Urban Landscape- Second Place

 

2016

Oil Painters of America, 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

CAC 105th Annual Gold Medal Show, Autry National Center

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA - Top 5 Artists

18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Spirit of Laguna Award

 

2015

Oil Painters of America, 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

GRIT:  Urban Paintings from the L.A. Street Scene, Curated by Charles Wolf

CAC 104th Annual Gold Medal Show, USC Fisher Museum of Art

17th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Award of Excellence

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA - Top 5 Artists

Crystal Cove Alliance - Invited Artist

California Impressionism: In conjunction with LPAPA and The Irvine Museum

Viewpoints: Orange County,  Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA - First Place Award

Salmagundi Club, New York Presents "Virtuosos of the Oil Painters of America"

 

2014

CAC 103nd Annual Gold Medal Show at the Autry National Center

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA - Top 10 artists

16th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Higbee Gallery Award

Crystal Cove Alliance - Invited Artist

Randy Higbee Gallery Urban Beauty Show - Collector's Choice Award

Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA

An Artist Journey show at Rogers Gardens Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

Energy at L.A. Art, at the L.A. Convention Center presented by the California Art Club

 

2013

102nd Annual Gold Medal Show, USC Fisher Museum of Art

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA - Exhibitor

Juror, San Clemente Art Association "Paint San Clemente"

15th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Collector's Choice Award

Crystal Cove Alliance - Invited Artist

Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA  - Second Place "Viewpoints: OC" show

 

2012

101th Annual Gold Medal Show at the Autry National Center

14th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum

Swenson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Southwest Art Magazine "Emerging Artists"

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association -  Signature Membership Awarded

 

2011

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 7th Annual Best of Plein Air Show

100th Annual Gold Medal Show, Pasadena Museum of California Art

Oceanside Museum of Art, Gold Coast Exhibit

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA - Painting acquired for the Permanent Collection

13th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum

 

2010 -  2004

Oil Painters of America - Signature Membership Awarded

Oil Painters of America, 14th, 18th, and 19th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA, Juried show - Top 10 Artists

Long Beach Museum of Art Plein Air Exhibition

Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

Saunders Gallery, Tucson, AZ

California Art Club Harbors and Confluences exhibition - Jurors' Choice Award

RayMar Art 2nd Annual National Painting Competition - Top yearly finalist

Southern California Artist Association 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition -

          First place, Second place, and People's Choice Award

Irvine Fine Arts Center - One-woman show curated by Lisa Wren

Fine Arts International Show - Featured artist by California Art Club

California Art Club 13th Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition - First Place