W. Jason Situ Biography

W. Jason Situ Biography

 

W. Jason Situ, Sunset Sky in North Scottsdale, Oil on Canvas, 9" x 12"

W. Jason Situ, Sunset Sky in North Scottsdale, Oil on Canvas, 9" x 12"

W. Jason Situ was born in 1949 in Guang Dong, China. He began painting in high school during China’s “Cultural Revolution” and completed his art education at the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute, one of China’s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In 1989 Mr. Situ immigrated to the United States with his family. He was fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and soon decided to become a plein air painter. He has been a full-time artist since 1997 and has shown his work across the United States. He is a prolific, dedicated painter, receiving numerous awards in prestigious juried art competitions, including many "Best of Show" and "First Place"awards. He has been featured in many publications, and strives to keep contributing his best to the beauty of the art world, painting what brings him joy as an artist.

He is a signature member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association, Oil Painters of America, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and an honorary member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society.

Mr. Situ has won numerous awards for his artwork including the “Best in Show-National Award of Excellence,” Oil painters of America 10th Annual National Juried Show. “Artist’s Choice Award,” "Best of The Show" in La Quinta Plein Air Juried Competition, and He has also been featured in several fine art publications including Art of the West, Southwest Art and American Artist.

W. Jason Situ, Grand Canyon Atmosphere, Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20"

W. Jason Situ, Grand Canyon Atmosphere, Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20"

 

Professional Organizations:

  • California Art Club, Signature Member
  • Laguna Beach Plein Air Painter's Association, Signature Member
  • Oil Painters of America, Signature Member
  • Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
  • Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Honorary Member

 

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2017 - 25th Anniversary Celebration, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2009-2015 - Santa Fe Fall Small Works Show and Sale by Gallery Artists, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, NM
  • 2012 - Landscapes of the West, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • "Our Land, Our People, Our Mission," Mission San Juan Capistrano (CA) 2007
  • Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2007
  • Arts for The Parks Top 100 Show 2001-2002 (Jackson, WY)
  • San Luis Obispo Art Festival 2002-2003(CA)
  • Painting The Park, Estes Park Plein Air 2002-2003 (CO)
  • CAC Gold Medal Show 1998-2003 (Pasadena, CA)
  • CAC Outdoor Painting Festival and Juried Competition (1998-2003) (Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA)
  • CAC Spring Salon 2000-2001 (West Hollywood, CA)
  • Carmel Plein Air Juried Competition and Auction 1998-2003 (Carmel, CA)
  • Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitation Competition 1999-2003 ( Laguna Beach, CA)
  • La Quinta Juried Plein Air Competition 2000-2003 ( La Quinta, CA)
  • OPA National Juried Show 1998-2003 (Washington D.C., Scottsdale, Carmel, Palm Desert, Chicago)
  • On Location in Malibu 1999 and 2003 (Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Malibu, CA and Phippen Museum in Prescott, AZ)
  • Sight of Santa Ana 1998-2003 (Santa Ana, CA) Tucson Plein Air 2000-2001 (Tucson, AZ)
  • The Quality and Essence of Light 2000 (Lax, CA)

 

Selected Awards:

  • 2016 "Best of the Show" San Dimas 40th Art Exhibition (CA)
  • 2016 "Best In Show" Bucks County Plein Air 2016,( PA)
  • 2016 "Best In Show" Paint the Peninsula 2016, (WA)
  • 2016 "Best of The Show" Studios on the Park Wet Paint Invitational 2016, Paso Robles, CA
  • 2015 "First Place" Paint The Peninsula 2015 (WA)
  • 2015 "Festival Choice"award, San Dimas 39th Art Exhibition (CA)
  • 2004 "Award of Excellence" OPA 13th Annual National Juried Show (WA),
  • 2003 "Honorable Mention" San Luis Obispo Art Festival (CA)
  • 2003 "Honorable Mention" Carmel Art Festival (CA)
  • 2003 "Award Of Merit" "The Judge Choice Award", Estes Park Plein Air 2003 (CO)
  • 2003 "Artist's Choice Award" La Quinta Plein Air Juried Competition (CA) 
  • 2002 "Third Place" CAC Outdoor Painting Festival & Juried Competition (MSJC, CA)
  • 2002 "Merit Award" First Annual San Luis Qbispo Art Festival (CA)
  • 2002 "Award Of Merit" Estes Park Plein Air 2002 {CO) 
  • 2002 "Region III Winner-miniSO" Arts For The Parks {WY) 
  • 2002 "Best of Show" La Quinta Plein Air Juried Competition CA) 
  • 2001 "Best in Show- National Award Of Excellence" Oil Painters of America Tenth Annual National Juried Show 
  • 2001 "Honorable Mention" Carmel Art Festival (CA) 
  • 2001 "Best Of Light Award" Tucson Plein Air 2001(AZ) 
  • 2001 " Art & Antique Magazine A ward" Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational" "Second Place" Sights of Santa Ana 
  • 2000 "Best of Show" Galleries of Fine Art Show (Torrance, CA) 
  • 2000 "Award of Excellence" Oil Painters of America Ninth Annual National Juried Show (Carmel, CA) 
  • 1999 "Third Place" CAC Outdoor Painting Festival & Juried Competition (Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA) 
  • 1999 "Second Place" Baton Canyon Poster Competition (Altadena, CA) 
  • 1998 "First Place- Floral & Still-life" Galleries of Fine Art Show (Torrance, CA) 
  • 1998 "First Place- Landscape" 
  • 1998 "First Place- Still-life" Presbyterian Church 24th Annual Art Show ( Pasadena, A) 
  • 1997 "First Place- Master Circle" San Gabriel Fine Art Association Juried Show) 
  • 1996 " Artist of the Year Award" San Gabriel Fine Art Association 
  • 1995 "Best of Show" San Gabriel Fine Art Association

 

Selected Publications: 

  • "A Revolutionary Career" Art Of The West,March/April 2013. 
  • "A Revolutionary Career" Art Of The West,March/April 2013. 
  • "Painting The Canyon" Art of the West, Nov/Dec 2003. 
  • "For the Love of the Land" Art of the West, May/June 2004. 
  • “What Made an Award Painting” The Artist’s Magazine, July 2002
  • “Lessons in Success” American Artist, February 2002
  • “Nothing Plein About It” Art & Antique, October 2001
  • “Situ Wins Top Honor at OPA show” Southwest Art, July 2001
  • “Artist to Watch” Southwest Art, February 2000

 

W. Jason Situ, Cloudy Day in Arroyo, Taos, Oil on Canvas, 14" x 16"

W. Jason Situ, Cloudy Day in Arroyo, Taos, Oil on Canvas, 14" x 16"