Michael Obermeyer, “Rolling Sunlight,” 2016, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. © CAC 2017

The California Art Club (CAC) is poised for another year of fantastic art and fun during the 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. All you need to know for 2017 is just one click away!

The California Art Club (CAC) is presenting its 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, again hosted by the Autry Museum of the American West. On view from April 9 through April 30 are nearly 200 contemporary-traditional paintings and sculptures. The show kicks off on April 8 with a ticketed gala reception, followed the next day with demonstrations by painter Alexey Steele and sculptor Béla Bácsi. On April 22, scholar Jean Stern will discuss “the art of looking at art” before leading a gallery tour.

Meanwhile, at San Marino’s Old Mill until May 14, the CAC is highlighting the Golden State’s long romance with cinema and television through an exhibition of nearly 30 paintings during “Lights, Camera, California: Starring Roles for Scenic Sites.” Curated by such talents as Peter Adams, Karl Dempwolf, and April Raber, most of the works depict sites that have made appearances in films and TV programs. Among them are iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, Golden Gate Bridge, and Griffith Park Observatory. Exhibition coordinator Kate Plumley says this project “makes perfect sense for the California Art Club, as the year-round sunshine and natural beauty that attracted our organization’s early artists to paint throughout the state have also enticed filmmakers with ideal settings and scenic backdrops.”

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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