Paul Strahm Paintings

 
 

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Residence

Education

 

San Diego-based artist, Paul Strahm, brings out the FINE in America’s FINEST City in his vivid, internationally collected paintings.  Each image is thoughtfully painted to capture the landscape, lifestyle of the area and its people. Viewing this fine artist’s work will pull you into the scene—again and again—offering you memories that last a lifetime.



Galleries

Bradley Fine Art Gallery
Salon-style gallery located in Point Loma, San Diego, that displays and sells some of my paintings.

O’Dunn Fine Art
Original, affordable, collectible
20th Century and Contemporary Paintings


Affiliations

California Art Club
Dedicated to expanding the knowledge of traditional fine arts.
San Diego Chapter Chairman
2008–2010

San Diego Art Institute/
Museum of the Living Artist

My number one recommendation for any artist living in San Diego.

Laguna Plein Air
Painters Association

Worthwhile organization of
which I am a member.

Art Alliance of Idyllwild
Dedicated to the arts and art education while promoting one of the premier art spots of Southern California.

Oil Painters of America
Dedicated to the preservation of representational art.


Favorite Links

Denise Strahm Images
My favorite photographer. ;)

Pittsburgh Steelers
Long live the black and gold!

Lee Sautereau
One of my favorite San Diego plein air painters.

Artist Biography

Full time professional artist since 1997.


Accomplishments


Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Award
at the 36th Annual Painting & Sculpture Juried Exhibiton
For Non-Members

Salmagundi Art Club, New York City, August, 2014


Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Painting Acquisition

In May 2014, Paul Strahm’s painting titled Cabrillo Bridge was acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, as part of their permanent collection.


Nature Improved Exhibition
San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape
A Dual Juried Invitational between the San Diego History Center and the Oceanside Museum of Art

September 2013 – February 2014 (OMA) & March 2014 (SDHC)


Featured Artist
Coronado Art Walk, Coronado, CA
September, 2013

Honorable Mention
Morning Commute

Ohio Plein Air Society Plein Air Competition

September, 2012


Author
Paul Strahm: Celebration of the First Fifteen Years

March, 2012

San Diego Paintings

July, 2012


Runner Up
Enniscorthy

Art in the Open, Wexford, Ireland

July, 2011


Best of Show
North Park

North Park Plein Air

May, 2011


Juror’s Award
Hacienda del Sol

Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational

March, 2011


Best of Show
Surf

Huntington Beach Plein Air Competition

September, 2010


Award of Merit
Martin’s

Just Plein Fun, Balboa Island

August, 2010


Honorable Mention
Fishing on the San Clemente Pier

San Clemente Plein Air Competition

June, 2010


Best of Oil or Acrylic
Fisherman’s Wharf

Carmel Art Festival

May, 2010


1st Place
Portico at the Mission

San Clemente Art Association Summer Judged Show

May, 2010


1st Place & Honorable Memtion
Living Above On Granada St. & Flower Stand

North Park Plein Air Competition

May, 2010


Southern California Regional Juried

Award Exhibition

Early Morning
San Diego Art Institute/Museum of the Living Artist, 2010


Honorable Mention, Masters Level
Morning on the Lawn at Bernardo Winery

San Clemente Art Association Spring Judged Show

March, 2010


2nd Place
Winter Morning at La Jolla Cove

San Clemente Art Association Winter Judged Show

November 7, 2009


San Diego Chapter Chairman
California Art Club, 2008–2010


San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival Participating Artist

October, 2009


Honorable Mention
San Clemente Pier

San Clemente Art Association Paint San Clemente Member Show, August 2, 2009


1st Place
Front Street

Ralph Love Plein Air, Temecula, June 28, 2009


1st Place
Strawberry Sandy

Idyllwild Plein Air Art Festival, June 14, 2009


Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Participating Artist

May, 2009


Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational Participating Artist

2009 & 2010


Youngstown State University Juried Alumni Show
Participating Artist

January–March, 2009


San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival Participating Artist

October, 2008


1st Place
Cafe Aroma

Idyllwild Plein Air Art Festival, 2008


2nd Place
The Painted Garden

Ralph Love Plein Air, Temecula, 2008


Honorable Mention, Quick Draw
Selma’s

San Clemente Plein Air Painting Competition, 2008


Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Presents
The 4th Annual Best of Plein Air Exhibition

Morning at the Cove

Laguna Beach, California 2008


Oil Painters of America’s 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Sunset Cliffs
Missoula, Montana, 2008


Southern California Regional Juried

Award Exhibition

La Jolla’s Cove
San Diego Art Institute/Museum of the Living Artist, 2008


Featured Artist/Solo Show
San Diego Art Institute, February 21 – March 21, 2008


3rd Place, Mini Painting

Station at the Pool
San Diego County Fair, 2007


Honorable Mention, Landscape – Oil

Del Dios
San Diego County Fair, 2007


Artist’s Choice Award
Inspiration Point

Idyllwild Plein Air Art Festival, 2006


People’s Choice Award
Lily Rock

Idyllwild Plein Air Art Festival, 2005


Merit Award
Lily Rock

Idyllwild Plein Air Art Festival, 2005

Carson C. Cooke Award

Lawn Bowling in Balboa Park
YSU Alumni Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio 2005


Juror’s Choice Award

Lawn Bowling in Balboa Park
San Diego Art Institute Regional Show, 2005


Television Documentary
Channel 4 San Diego Insider Show, 2001


Feature Cover Artist
La Jolla and Pacific Beach Visitor’s Guides
San Diego, California 2000


Feature Artist
Pacific BeachFest Fall Festivals
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003


Commissions
Public entities and private collectors, Since 1997

Columbus, Ohio

San Diego, California

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting
Youngstown State University, Ohio