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Jennifer Diehl, “Play Date,” oil, 16 x 20 in.

The California Art Club spotlights picturesque vistas that entice the viewer to kick back and enjoy the longer sunlit days with “Summer Impressions: Painting the American Landscape,” on view at its gallery at the California historical landmark The Old Mill in San Marino until September 8.

The display showcases more than 40 original paintings that capture quintessential images of summertime from coast to coast — ranging from captivating seascapes and majestic mountain views, to quaint small towns and sophisticated cities. The featured imagery includes popular Southern California sites such as Downtown Pasadena, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Malibu Pier, and the Calafia cliffs of San Clemente.

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Michael Obermeyer, “Downtown Pasadena,” oil, 8 x 10 in.
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W. Jason Situ, “Morning Light, L.A. Arboretum,” oil, 11 x 14 in.

“We are surrounded by a wide array of breathtaking sights during the hottest season of the year, which makes ‘Summer Impressions’ an ideal exhibition to launch the California Art Club’s Painting the American Landscape exhibition series,” says Bethany Lamonde, exhibitions manager for the century-old arts organization.

Following this exhibition at the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill, which is marking this year its 20th anniversary, the organization will continue this series with “Autumn Impressions,” to be unveiled on August 17 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, Calif.

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Susan Diehl, “Front Row Seats,” oil, 30 x 24 in.
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Tatyana Fogarty, “Lunch at La Bicyclette Café, Carmel,” oil, 11 x 14 in.

All of the participating artists in “Summer Impressions” are juried members of the California Art Club: Peter Adams, Cliff Barnes, Nanette Biers, Larry Cannon, Karl Dempwolf, Jennifer Diehl, Susan Diehl, Esther Engelman, Mark Farina, Tatyana Fogarty, Terri Ford, Eric Fei Guan, Nita Harper, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, Ellen Howard, Richard M. Humphrey, Anna T. Kelly, Chuck Kovacic, Paul Kratter, Calvin Liang, Lee MacLeod, Tiffanie Mang, Patricia McGeeney, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Michael Obermeyer, Paul Panossian, Dakota Pitts, Robin Purcell, Rodolfo Rivademar, Jeff Sewell, Naomi Shachar, Liliana Simanton, W. Jason Situ, Robert Steele, Brenda Swenson, Durre Waseem, Karen Winters, and Lin Zheng.

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Nanette Biers, “Summer Vineyard,” oil, 10 x 20 in.

The works are all available for acquisition, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the California Art Club’s educational programs. Learn more at

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