selected art shows / galleries / awards

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


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

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

Crystal Cove Alliance – Invited Artist

California Impressionism: In conjunction with LPAPA and The Irvine Museum

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

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

 

2014

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

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 “Best of OC” show

 

2012

101th Annual Gold Medal Show at the Autry National Center

California Art Club “Urban II”, Gallery at the Old Mill, Pasadena, CA

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

Swenson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Southwest Art “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

Oil Painters of America, 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Oil Painters of America - Signature Membership Awarded

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

Oil Painters of America, 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association “Less is More” Show - Third place

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA, Juried show - Top 20 Artists

Long Beach Museum of Art Plein Air Exhibition

Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Southern California Edison corporate commission

 

2009

Oil Painters of America, 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Southern California Artist Association 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition –

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

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA Juried show - Top 20 Artist

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Invitational Show

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

Fine Arts International Show - Featured artist by California Art Club

 

2008

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA Juried show

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

Saunders Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association “Best of Plein Air” Juried exhibition

 

2007 -  2004

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA, Juried Show

California Art Club “Harbors and Confluences” exhibition - Jurors’ Choice Award

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

Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, Juried Show - Second Place

13th Annual Carmel Plein Air Art Festival, Carmel, CA Juried Show

Oil Painters of America, 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

San Clemente Plein Art Association, Third place show award,  and honorable mention award

Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA