Michael Obermeyer

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A native of Southern California, Michael Obermeyer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at California State University, Long Beach. A twenty year career in illustration included works for Disney Studios, the Anaheim Angels, McDonnell Douglas, Coldwell Banker, and the United States Air Force. Because of his illustration background, he is equally comfortable with the landscape and the figure. Many of his paintings are in the U.S. Air Force Historical Art Collection in the Smithsonian Institute and the Pentagon.

He recently won the “Collector’s Choice Award” at the Laguna Beach Invitational Plein Air Competition as well as the “Award of Excellence” at the La Quinta Desert Plein Air and the Gold Medal at the Carmel Art Festival. Collectors include the Marriott Hotels and Resorts, The Irvine Company, Hoag Hospital, California State Parks and many corporate as well as private commissions.

Michael is a member of the Oil Painters of America, The Society of Illustrators, and a Signature Member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

Currently, his paintings are showing at galleries in Carmel, Sonoma, and Laguna Beach, where he is also a regular exhibitor at the Festival of Arts. He maintains his studio in Laguna Beach, California.


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Exhibitions and Honors

• 2012 Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition – HONORABLE MENTION
• 2012 “On Location in Malibu” Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University
• 2012 California Art Club 101st Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
• 2012 Plein Air Southwest Salon, Dallas, TX – PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
• 2012 “Fresh Paint” Exhibition, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association – FIRST PLACE
• California Light-A Century of Landscapes Paintings of the California Art Club, Skira Rizzoli Publications
• 2011 California Art Club 100th Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
• 2011 “Gold Coast” Exhibition, Oceanside Museum of Art
• 2011 ‘A Luminous Land” Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
• 2010 California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
• 2010 Balboa “Just Plein Fun” Exhibition – ARTIST’S CHOICE
• 2010 Hearst Castle Plein Air Invitational, “Twilight on the Terrace”
• 2010 Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition – HONORABLE MENTION
• 2009 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art – SECOND PLACE
• 2009 Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition – HONORABLE MENTION
• 2009 LPAPA “Less is More” show – HONORABLE MENTION
• 2008 Balboa “Just Plein Fun” Exhibition, SECOND PLACE
• 2008 Orange County Heritage Exhibition – HONORABLE MENTION
• 2008 Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition – HONORABLE MENTION
• 2008 California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
• 2007 Ninth Annual Laguna Plein Air Invitational – FINE ART CONNOISSEUR AWARD
• 2007 Torrey Pines Plein Air Invitational
• 2007 Balboa “Just Plein Fun” Exhibition, FIRST PLACE – Brush Off
• 2007 Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition – THIRD PLACE
• 2006 Fourth Annual Crystal Cove Gala and Coastal Splendor, FIRST PLACE and BEST OF COVE Award
• 2006 Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition – HONORABLE MENTION
• 2006 California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
• 2006 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational
• 2005 Oil Painters of America West/Southwest Juried Exhibition, Santa Barbara
• 2005 “Northern Views:Painting in the Plein Air Tradition” Juried Exhibition, Napa Valley Museum
• 2005 Group Show-”The Northern Coast” Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
• 2004 “San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival” – THIRD PLACE
• 2004 “The Spiritual Spectrum”-CAC Exhibit, The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles