SOURCE: California Art Club

November 01, 2007 09:28 ET

California Art Club to Present 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition April 27 to May 18 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

This Much-Anticipated Display of Contemporary-Traditional Fine Arts Will Showcase Paintings, Sculpture From the Nation's Premier Representational Artists

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - November 1, 2007) - The historic California Art Club will present its annual exhibition of contemporary-traditional fine art, the 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art from April 27 to May 18, 2008.

This extensive exhibition will spotlight new works from the nation's leading representational fine artists, which will include plein air landscapes, portraits, still lifes and sculpture. The event enjoys a long tradition of showcasing the highest-quality fine art, which attracts top collectors from around the country, as all the works on display are available for acquisition.

"We are enthusiastic about unveiling the 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, as the Club's artists have been diligently working on their artwork to surpass the quality of last year's exhibition, which attracted record audiences," said David C. Gallup, the Club's Vice President, who is chairing the Artists' Committee for the 2008 exhibit.

The Gold Medal Exhibition celebrates California Impressionism, the artistic movement that has been attributed to the Club's founding members nearly a century ago and continues the legacy of such artists as Franz A. Bischoff, Guy Rose, and William Wendt, who were attracted by the Golden State's natural beauty.

On Saturday, April 26, 2008, the evening before the exhibition opens to the public, the Club will host the Artists' Gala Reception, which will allow art enthusiasts to preview the works and meet the participating artists. The Club will also present a series of lectures on various aspects of traditional fine arts during the three-week exhibition.

For more information on the California Art Club and the rich history of the Gold Medal Exhibition, visit the Club's Web site at

Note to Editor: Digital files of the Best of Show artwork from the 96th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition are currently available. Images of art to be featured in the 2007 exhibition will be available in late-January 2008. Contact Beverly Chang at (310) 472-9323 or

About the California Art Club

The California Art Club (, established in 1909 by early California Impressionists or plein air painters, is recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most active leading professional art organizations in the world. The mission of the Club, which is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., is to promote traditional fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture; to produce and promote art exhibits that foster understanding and interpretation of traditional art heritage and California history; and to furnish educational opportunities in fine arts.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Beverly Chang
    (310) 472-9323