Greg Larock OPAM

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Greg Larock OPAM
Judge For: Summer 2019

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A signature member of OPA, AIS, ASMA, and LPAPA, Greg LaRock has won  numerous awards for his painting  excellence including Artist Choice at Sonoma Plein Air, the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational and Florida’s Forgotten Coast Invitational, first place at Door County Plein Air  Invitational, the grand prize at Easton, Maryland and Best of Show at Los Gatos Plein Air Competition. He was also awarded the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Purchase Prize in Georgia. Greg has been juried into five Oil Painters of America national shows, a 12 year exhibitor at the Festival of Arts in Laguna and  invited 12 times to LPAPA’s annual Plein Air Invitational. He has also been  profiled in Plein Air Magazine with an  article on “Ideas for Better Paintings”, featured in  Southwest Art’s “Artist to Watch”  column and included in a Jack Richeson Fine Art Series book “Plein Air New  Mexico.” A sought-after  instructor for workshops, he resides with his wife in Orange, California. 

 

EDUCATION:

• Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting, CSULB, Long Beach, California

 

SHOWS:

• “Inside Out” Solo Show, Debra Huse Gallery, CA, 2017

• “Two Men, One Mission” Two Man Show, Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA, 2007

 

PUBLICATIONS:

• “Plein Air New Mexico” –Jack Richeson Fine Art Series Books

• “Ideas for Better Paintings” –Plein Air Magazine, Fall 2011

 

SELECTED INVITED AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

• American Impressionist Society’s National Juried Exhibition, National

• California Art Club’s Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, CA

• Door County Plein Air Invitational, WI

• Easton Plein Air Competition, MD

• En Plein Air Texas, TX

• Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

• Florida’s Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, FL

• Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, CA

• Los Gatos Plein Air Competition, CA

• Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, HI

• Oil Painters of America’sNational Exhibition of Traditional Oils, National

• Olmstead Plein Air Invitational, GA

• RayMar Art’s Annual Online Painting Competition, International

• San Clemente Plein Air Competition, CA

• Sonoma Plein Air Invitational, CA

• Telluride Plein Air Competition, CO

• Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational, UT

 

SELECTED AWARDS:

• Best of Show (Artist Choice) –2015: Florida’s Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, FL

• Best of Show (Artist Choice) –2017: Sonoma Plein Air, CA

• Best of Show–Bold Brush Painting Competition, April 2010 and February 2016, International

• Best of Show–2016: Los Gatos Plein Air Competition, CA

• Grand Prize (Best of Show)–2008: Easton Plein Air Competition, MD

• 1st Place–2014: Door County Plein Air Invitational, WI

• 1st Place (Quick Draw) –2016: En Plein Air Texas, TX

• 1st Place–2014: LPAPA’s “Less is More” Miniature Painting Competition, CA

• 1st Place (Overall) + 1st Place (Quick Draw) –2009: San Clemente Plein Air Competition, CA

• 1st Place–2008: SOCALPAPA’s Back Bay Mural Competition, CA

• Artist Choice –2015: Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, HI

• Purchase Prize –2011: Callaway Gardens Plein Air, GA

• Distinctive Merit Award–2014: Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, CA

• Best Marine Painting–2013 and 2017: Easton Plein Air Competition, MD

• Top 12 Finalist –2009 and 2014: RayMar Art’s Annual Year-Long Online Painting Competition, International

• Honorable Mention –2014:   American Impressionist Society’sNational Juried Exhibition, National

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

• American Impressionist Society (Signature Member)

• American Society of Marine Artists (Signature Member)

• Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (Signature Member)

• Oil Painters of America (Signature Member) 

 

GALLERIES:

• Chemers Gallery, Tustin CA

• Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island CA

• Forest & Ocean Gallery, Laguna Beach CA

 
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