John White Studios

Statement

John White – Artist Statement

Having been in art and design my entire adult life, painting seemed a natural transition for me. I have had the opportunity to study under some of the most prominent plein air painters in the southwest, and living in California provides me with a wealth of beautiful places to paint in the outdoors, from the oceans to the mountains and desert.

My process starts outside painting small plein air studies which I then work up in my studio to larger pieces. Working outdoors with the use of light, color and composition and painting on location is nothing short of joyous. Not a day goes by, that if I am not painting… I wish that I were.

Experience

JOHN WHITE
About the Artist

Born and raised in Whittier, CA, John took classes in drawing and painting throughout his childhood and then moved on to study at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena majoring in graphic design.

After college, John went to work for a number of design and advertising firms in the Los Angeles area before opening his own creative agency in 1989. His company grew from a one man firm to a 30 person agency in the 17 years he had his business, winning numerous awards for his work as well as inclusion in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.

John retired in 2005 to start a new chapter of his life. Today he enjoys painting, both studio and plein-air, as well as heading up and teaching the advertising program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He has studied with the likes of Kevin MacPherson, Ken Auster, Randall Sexton and Michael Obermeyer.

Exhibitions and Awards:

2014
Selected as a participating artist in the 11th annual Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO, June 2014

2013
Selected as a participating artist in the California Art Club’s “Art Between the Lines II” show, November 2013.
Selected as a participating artist in the annual Art with a Bayou View fundraiser for the benefit of the Monroe, LA Symphony Orchestra, November 2013.
Featured artist in the Crystal Cove Alliance Art Store for 4th qtr. 2013, Crystal Cove, CA
Featured Artist in annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, Oct. 12-13, La Jolla, CA
One Man Show, Naples, CA, July 2013
Selected as a participating artist in the 10th annual Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO, June 2013
Selected as a participating artist in Los Gatos Plein Air 2013, Los Gatos, CA, June 2013
Featured Artist at Grand Opening of Naples Locker, March 22, Long Beach, CA
Featured Artist in “Springtime Magic” Show at Crystal Cove Gallery, March 15-17, Crystal Cove, CA

2012
Participated in the annual “Banking on Art” exhibit Wells Fargo Bank Laguna Beach Nov. 2012-Jan.2013
Juried into the California Art Club’s “California Heritage at the Jose Vera Gallery, Pasadena, Oct. 2012
Selected as a participating artist in the 9th annual Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO, June 2012
Selected as a participating artist in Los Gatos Plein Air 2012, Los Gatos, CA, June 2012
Juried into the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s 8th Annual Best of Plein Air, June 2012
Selected as a participating artist in the 19th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA, May 2012
Juried into the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s 6th Annual Less is More Show, April 2012
Selected as “Artist of the Month” on Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association Website, March 2012
Selected to participate in the 2012 La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA, March 2012
Juried into California Art Club’s “Iconic California” Show, Altadena, CA (January-May 2012)

2011
Second Place in SOCALPAPA “Small is Beautiful” Show, Newport Beach, CA, December 2011
Juried into the annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, October 2011
Awarded “Best Coastal Scene” in the city of San Clemente’s City Plan Art Competition
Juried into California Art Club’s “Magnificent Miniatures” show in Pasadena, CA, December 2010

2010
First Place in the SOCALPAPA Plein Air “Aquatics Show”, Newport Beach, CA, November 2010
First Place Artist Choice Award in the 9th Annual Idyllwild Plein Air Festival, June 2010
Long Beach Museum of Art selects "On the Mend" for special exhibit, "Artists Explore Long Beach"
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts selects and sells at auction "Mailboxes etc" piece, February 2010

2009
Dual Exhibition C.C. Gallagher Gallery, Avalon Catalina, CA , June-August 2009

2008
First Place Award in the Catalina Island 50th Festival of the Arts exhibition, September 2008
One Man Show, Long Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach CA

Professional Organizations:
Oil Painters of America
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
California Art Club
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association

Representation:
Crystal Cove Alliance, Crystal Cove, CA
CC Gallagher’s, Avalon, Catalina Island
Naples Locker, Naples, CA
Quiet Creek Gallery, Idyllwild, CA

176 Roycroft Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803 562-708-3330 john@johnwhitestudios.com www.johnwhitestudios.com

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176 Roycroft Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803
john@johnwhitestudios.com

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