Accomplishments

California Art Club 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
Paul’s image, Alcazar Garden, was juried into this prestigious exhibition to be held at the Autry Museum of the American West in Pasadena, California.
April 2017
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Award at the 36th Annual Painting & Sculpture Juried Exhibition For Non-Members
Salmagundi Art Club, New York City
August 2014

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

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

Morning CommuteHonorable 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

EnniscorthyRunner 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

Huntington BeachBest of Show
Surf
Huntington Beach
Plein Air Competition
September 2010

 

Award of Merit
Martin’s
Just Plein Fun, Balboa Island
August 2010

Fishing on San Clemente PierHonorable 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 Mention
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 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 2009

1st Place
Front Street
Ralph Love Plein Air, Temecula
June 2009

1st Place
Strawberry Sandy
Idyllwild Plein Air Art Festival
June 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/March 2008

3rd Place, Mini Painting
Station at the Pool
San Diego County Fair
June 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