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Jason Situ was born in 1949 in Guangdong, China. He began painting in high school during China’s tumultuous Cultural Revolution and completed his art education at Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute, one of China’s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In 1989, 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. Since 1997,
W. Jason Situ has been a full time fine artist active in many professional events throughout the United States.

Professional Memberships

Signature Member, California Art Club; Signature Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Member, Signature Member, Oil Painters of America and Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Honorary Member, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society

Selected Press

Magazines: Art of the West, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Art & Antique, Southwest Art

2004
Award of Excellence at the OPA 13th Annual National Juried Show

2001-2004
Honorable Mention at the Carmel Art Festival

2003
Overall Award of Excellence, Estes Park Plein Air

2003
Artist’s Choice Award at La Quinta Plein Air Juried Competition

2002
Merit Award of First Annual at San Luis Obispo Art Festival

2001
Best in Show, American National Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America’s Tenth Annual National Juried Exhibition

2001
Art & Antiques Magazine Award at the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational