The 105th annual Gold Medal Exhibition was held by the California Art Club at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles this past weekend, with a private Collectors’ Preview Dinner on Friday night and an Artists’ Gala on Saturday evening.
Hosted by club President Peter Adams and Executive Director Elaine Adams, the weekend resulted in a large number of paintings sold on both nights and a very high-quality show of artwork.

From left, Peter Adams, Christopher Slatoff, Elaine Adams, and Dan Pinkham

Unlike previous years, the club did not award prizes to winning paintings due to a change in direction in which the prize is the fact of being juried into the show. According to Adams, this increased the number of high-level artists submitting paintings. All artists received a commemorative pin designating them Gold Medal Award winners.

Derek Olinger, left, and Warren Chang

On Sunday following the events the club provided a still life workshop with Jim McVicker and Kate Sammons. The show will hang at the Autry until April 24.

From left, B. Eric Rhoads, Michelle Jung, and Scott Christensen

To learn more, visit the California Art Club.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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