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Curriculum Vitae
 
Born February 1972. San Diego, California

Erich has been an artist since childhood.  In 1996 he graduated with a  Bachelor's Degree in graphic design from Cal State Fullerton, upon which he promptly went into a career of computers.  After many years, and one too many meetings, he decided follow his passion and pursue his art career.  After taking a plein air class, he was hooked on painting California Impressionism and hasn't looked back.  Erich is very active in the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association.  Erich also spends a great deal of time on his business ventures, OnlineJuriedShows.com and DailyBrushwork.com. 

Erich was the President of the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association for 2015



Education

Graduated California State University, Fullerton 1996
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art in Graphic Design
Post Baccalaureate, California State University, Fullerton, Drawing and Painting, 2003
Ken Auster Workshop '06

Exhibitions/Juried Shows/Art Shows/Representations

2017 - lots of stuff, just need to update it all.
2016- lots of stuff
2015 - Socalpapa Painting the Light: Day and Night.  First Place. Heavy Skies
2015 - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Invitational.  Volunteer to teach some really nice kids.
2015 - Socapapa Back Bay Juried Show and Sale, CA
2015 - Paint San Clemente (quick draw only), CA
2015 - Los Gatos Plein Air - Honorable Mention, CA
2015 - Socalpapa Spring Show, Here There and Everywhere, at Randy Higbee Gallery, CA
2014 - Inaugural Shelter Cove Plein Air - Honorable Mention & Artist Choice, CA
2014 - Urban Beauty - Randy Higbee Gallery, CA
2014 - Paint San Clemente - Honorable Mention, CA
2013 - Idllywild Plein Air - Juror
2013 - Los Gatos Plein Air, Los Gatos, CA
2013 - Telluride Plein Air - Quickdraw winner, Telluride, CO
2013 - Aspen Plein Air - Aspen, CO
2012 - Holiday Treasures - Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
2012 - 6inchSquared - Randy HIgbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2012 - SoCalPAPA - On Location - Featuring a complete ONLINE GALLERY and SHOW
2012 - LPAPA Less Is More
2012 - SoCalPAPA - Impressionism: Then and Now Honorable Mention - Professional
2011 SOCALPAPA Small is Beautiful, Socalpapa Gallery, Newport Beach, CA Honorable Mention for Evening on the 91
2011 SOCALPAPA On Location, Socalpapa Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.  First Place and Artist Choice for Riley Valley Oak
2011 Los Gatos Plein Air, 3rd Annual Plein Air Show, 2nd Place for Vasona Park
2011 SOCALPAPA Paint the Parks, Katie Wheeler Library/Irvine Co. 3rd Place for Big Bend Before
2011 SOCALPAPA Impressionist: Then and Now, SoCalPAPA Gallery, Newport Beach, CA 2nd Place, Non-Professional for Caspers Creek
2011 SOCALPAPA Best of the Best, SoCalPAPA Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
2010 LPAPA/Laguna Art Museum's 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
2010 SOCALPAPA Paints Back Bay Juried Show and Group Exhibit
2010 LPAPA Best of Plein Air
2010 9th Annual Paint San Clemente
2010 SOCALPAPA Islands Show
2010 2nd Annual Los Gatos Plein Air
2010 Idyllwild Plein Air Festival
2010 Quiet Creek Living Room Gallery, 2-man show, Idyllwild
2010 SOCALPAPA Not So Quick Draw, Honorable Mention
2010 LPAPA Less is More
2010 SOCALPAPA Small is Beautiful
2009 Southern California Artists Association Points of View Modern Landscape
2009 LPAPA Invitational
2009 LPAPA Best of Plein Air show, 1st Place
2009 SoCalPAPA Not So Quick Draw, 3rd Place
2009 Idyllwild Plein Air Festival
2009 Less is More Juried Exhibition - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
2009 Painting the California Landscape Juried Exhibition - Southern California Plein Air Painters
2009 Small Wonders Juried Show - Southern California Artists Association
Newport Nautical Museum Juried Show, SOCALPAPA 2008
7th Annual Idyllwild Plein Air Festival, 2008
Huntington Beach Plein Air Invitational, 2008
Plein Air Easton, 2008
Painting the California Landscape 2008 - Juried Exhibition, SOCALPAPA2008
Paint San Clemente, 2008, Honorable Mention
University of Redlands Centennial Paint Out, 2007.  Second Place Award for Larson Lampost
Estes Park Plein Air 6th annual Paint the Parks, 2007
Paint San Clemente 2007 - Honorable Mention, 
Painting the California Landscape - Juried Exhibition, SOCALPAPA 2007
Festival of Whales - Niguel Art Association, Dana Point, CA 2007
Best of Plein Air -Juried Exhibition- Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 2006
Balboa Island Artwalk - Newport Beach, CA 2006
Artist Member Juried Exhibition - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 2006
SOCALPAPA Painting the California Landscape - 2006
Festival of Whales - Niguel Art Association, Dana Point, CA 2006
Four Olives Cafe, Long Beach, 2 One Man Shows
Paint San Clemente, 2005 Quick Draw
Paint San Clemente, 2005 - Honorable Mention
SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay - Juried Exhibition - Newport Beach, CA 2005
SOCALPAPA Painting the California Landscape 2005
Membership Show - Juried Exhibition - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 2005
Best of Plein Air -Juried Exhibition- Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 2005
SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay, Newport Beach, CA 2004
Artist Indoors -Juried Exhibition- Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 2004
SOCALPAPA Paints the Village of Corona Del Mar 2004
Orange County Fair 2004
Paint San Clemente 2004
Yorba Linda Celebration of the Arts 2004
Balboa Island Art Walk 2004
Orange County Fair 2003
Anaheim Art Exhibit 2002
Brea Mall Student Art Competition 1990

Certifications
Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet (MCP+i)
FileNet something or other
Dell Certified

And be sure to check out www.OnlineArtistWebsites.com for a great Artist Website like this one!

Organizations

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, www.lpapa.org

Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, www.socalpapa.com

Dana Point Fine Arts, www.danapointfinearts.org

DailyBrushwork, www.DailyBrushwork.com

OnlineJuriedShows, www.OnlineJuriedShows.com