SOURCE: California Art Club

January 25, 2007 16:08 ET

California Art Club to Present 96th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition April 29 to May 20 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

This Much-Anticipated Event for Collectors of Traditional Paintings, Sculpture Will Unveil Nearly 300 New Works From Nationally Renowned Artists

PASADENA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- The historic California Art Club will present its much-anticipated annual exhibition of contemporary-traditional fine art, the 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art from April 29 to May 20, 2007.

This extensive exhibition will present nearly 300 new works from the nation's leading traditional fine artists, spotlighting sculpture as well as paintings of genres ranging from quintessential California landscapes and seascapes to figures and still life. 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.

"In presenting the Gold Medal Exhibition, we continually strive to raise the bar for contemporary-traditional fine art," said American landscape artist Frank M. Serrano, chairman of the Gold Medal Exhibition. "We are enthusiastic about unveiling the artwork selected for this year's event, as its quality surpasses that of last year's exhibition, which attracted record crowds," he added.

Among the 170 artists juried into this exhibition are a number of internationally acclaimed artists, including Meredith Brooks Abbott, Peter Adams, Béla Bácsi, George Carlson, Calvin Liang, Jeremy Lipking, Kevin Macpherson, Daniel W. Pinkham, Gayle Garner Roski, and Mian Situ.

The Artists' Gala Reception will be held on Saturday, April 28, on the evening before the exhibition opens to the public. During the three-week exhibition, the Club will present lectures that will be of interest to both new and established collectors of traditional fine art.

Admission to the Gold Medal Exhibition is included with museum admission, which is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. The Pasadena Museum of California Art is located at 490 E. Union St. in Pasadena. Hours of operation are 12 noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Club's website at www.californiaartclub.org. Majestic Realty Foundation is a presenting sponsor of this year's Gold Medal Exhibition.

Note to Editor: Digital images of artwork to be showcased at the 96th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition are available. Contact Beverly Chang at (310) 472-9323 or beverly@brcart.com.

About the California Art Club

The California Art Club (www.californiaartclub.org), 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 art 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