SOURCE: California Art Club

April 25, 2007 16:08 ET

California Art Club's 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition Provides a Look at Life Today in the Golden State

This Year's Display Features More Urban Landscapes and Works That Reflect the Multi-Cultural Influences of the State's Diverse Population

PASADENA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2007 -- The California Art Club's 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, on view from Sunday, April 29, through Sunday, May 20, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, spotlights new works from the country's leading traditional fine artists and celebrates California Impressionism, the artistic movement that has been attributed to the Club's founding members nearly a century ago.

This extensive exhibition will showcase 300 never-before-seen works of art, including plein air paintings, portraits, still lifes and sculpture. The event continues the legacy of many of the historic club's early members, including Franz A. Bischoff, Guy Rose, and William Wendt, who were attracted by the region's natural beauty.

While the upcoming exhibition continues to feature quintessential California landscapes and seascapes, it also provides a visual statement of life today in the Golden State, with more urban landscapes, as well as imagery that represents the growing ethnic diversity among both the state's population and its fine artists, many of whom are immigrants from around the world, notably China, Mexico, and Russia.

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, as well as up-and-coming rising stars Amery Bohling, Ernesto Nemesio, and Sergio Sanchez.

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 The First American Corporation, First American Trust, and Majestic Realty Foundation are presenting sponsors of the exhibition.

Note to Editor: Many of the exhibiting artists are available for interviews. Digital photos of artwork featured in this exhibition are available. 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