SOURCE: California Art Club

May 05, 2005 13:29 ET

California Art Club to Present Art Critique Session, 'The Makings of a Great Painting'

A Panel of Renowned Artists Will Critique a Selection of Paintings, Discuss What Artists, Collectors Should Look for in Great Works of Art

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 5, 2005 -- To educate artists and collectors on the elements that comprise great works of art, the California Art Club will present its annual art critique session, "The Makings of a Great Painting," during which a panel of four prominent artists from the Golden State will review a selection of more than 50 contemporary-traditional paintings. The critique session will be held on Sunday, May 15, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Autry National Center's Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.

At this lively and informative session, which is now in its third year, the panel will critique slides of paintings that have been anonymously submitted in advance and discuss the merits of each.

"With our annual art critique session, we aim to help artists understand how they can enhance the composition of their paintings, while also training the eyes of collectors on what to look for when viewing traditional fine art," said artist Peter Adams, the Club's president. Adams will serve on the panel for this critique with artists Cathey Cadieux, David Gallup and Frank Serrano.

The fee for the session, which will take place in the Museum's Wells Fargo Theater, is $10.00. A reduced fee of $5.00 applies to members of the California Art Club and the Museum. The Museum of the American West is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles.

For more information on "The Makings of a Great Painting," or to make a reservation, call the California Art Club at (626) 583-9009 or visit

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.

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