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John Budicin is a master artist inspired by the daily show staged by Mother Nature, especially the late afternoon and evening. He gives deep thought to what and why he is painting a scene, which he paints almost exclusively plein air to capture those so-significant moments of light and color that define an emotional moment for both artist and viewer of his paintings. He prefers to paint small but does not sell his smallest 6”x 8” paintings, which he preserves as visual mnemonics that he draws upon to resolve an image to his satisfaction. Once earning a living as a commercial illustrator, John has been a fine art painter for decades. Renowned among artist and collectors, John has accumulated many accolades and awards for his work as detailed in his CV below.  Budicin’s work is atmospheric, fine in line and detail, and delicate in color; characteristics difficult to achieve as brush races the sun to completion.

2000   Galerie Gabrie, Pasadena, CA
1999    A Year in Retrospect, Galeria Gabrie, Los Angles, CA
1998   Echoing Nature, Galeria Gabrie, Los Angles, CA

2000   California Palettes, California Art Club, Los Angeles, CA
2000-1994   Plein-air Painters of America, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
2000-1994   Laguna Plein Air Painting Competition, Laguna Beach Art  Museum, CA
2000-1999   On Location at: Frederick R. Weiman Museum of Art  Pepperdine University             

2000-1999   On Location at:  Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ
2000-1996   Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
1998   Treasures of the Sierra Nevada, Muckenthaller Museum
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles
Bowers Museum Invitational Exhibit
California Art Club Exhibition, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Puertas Del Santuario, Carnegie Art Museum
Plein-Air Painters of America Pain San Francisco  Contemporary      
Southwest  Painters, Museum of  Western  Art, Prescott, AZ
Inland Exhibition, San Bernardino County Museum, CA 
85 Years of Art, California Art Club, Carnegie Art Museum
1996-1990   Esther Wells Collection, Laguna Beach, CA

2001-2000   Fredericksburg Artist School, TX and CO
2001, 98-97   Plein-Air Painters of America, Steamboat Springs, CO
2001-2000   Fechin Institute, Taos, NM
2001, 99-98   Scottsdale Artists' School, AZ
2001   Art in Aspens, CO
1999   California Art Club, Tuscany & Umbria, Italy
Plein-Air Painters Workshop, Fallbrook, CA
Fechin Institute, Taos, NM

1999   First Place, California Art Club, Mission San Juan  Capistrano
1998   Second Place, Sights of Santa Ana
1997   First Place & Grumbacher Gold Medal, Multi-Media Mini  Show,  Redlands Art Association, San Bernardino County  Museum
1996   Second Place, California Art Club, Mission San Juan Capistrano Gold Medal, 
87th Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition First Place, Multi-Media
Mini  Show, Redlands Art Museum Award of Excellence, Oil  Painters of America
1994   Bud Rickerts Art Center Award, Fine Arts Institute 29th  Annual Exhibit of the San Bernardino County Museum
1989   Grumbacher Gold Medal, Inland Exhibition XXV, San Bernardino County Museum

2001   Vicki Stavig, "Capturing the Grandeur of Yosemite," Art  of the West (Sept/Oct)
2001   John Budicin, "The Speed of Light," The Artist Magazine,  October 2001
2000   Myrna Zanetell, "An Instrument of Nature," Art of the  West, November/December
2000   Vicki Stavig, "A Showcase of Eight Talented Artists," Art  of the West, (Jan/Feb)
1999   Michael Zakian, "On Location in Malibu," American Artist,  August
1999   Vicki Stavig, "Plein Air Passions," Art of the West,  March/April
1999   Norm Kolpas, "Chasing the Sun," Southwest Art, February
1999   "Master Painters of the World," International Artist, February/March
1998   Carole Katchen, "200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists", North Light Books
1998   "Best of the West," Southwest Art, March
1997   Larry Palmer, "Plein Air Painters Preserve Memories," Pasadena Magazine, Fall
1997   Featured Artist, California Art Club Newsletter, March
1997   "Market Report Plein Air Painting," Southwest Art, February
1997   Elaine Adams, "Conserving Culture," The Quarterly Magazine, Summer
1996   Carole Katchen, "California Landscapists," Southwest Art, February
1995   "California Impressionism, An Art Form Comes to Life," Art Business News, March

Mission San Juan Capistrano;  Caribbean Princess Line;   Joan Irvine Smith Collection
Roy Rose Collection;  Fisher-Haas Infinity; Birtcher Enterprises; Fechin Workshop

Signature Member, Plein-Air Painters of America
Signature Member, California Art Club
Signature Member, Oil Painters of America
Signature Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association


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