99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

As the California Art Club celebrates its Centennial, it will unveil the 99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition on Sunday, June 13, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

The three-week display, juried by a panel of museum scholars, will spotlight nearly 150 representational paintings and sculpture by contemporary-traditional fine artists, including Meredith Brooks Abbott, Peter Adams, Dennis Doheny, David Gallup, Kevin Macpherson, Daniel W. Pinkham, Christopher Slatoff, Drew Struzan, Alexey Steele, and Jove Wang.

During the exhibition, the organization will offer two educational programs at which artists will talk about the works on view.

“For more than 100 years, the California Art Club has fostered a dialogue about the merits of traditional fine art, and we continue this tradition with educational opportunities at which art enthusiasts can interact with artists who are documenting images of today’s society and environment in artwork for future generations,” said Elaine Adams, the Club’s Executive Director.

On Sunday, June 27, from 3 to 5 p.m., as part of the Club’s involvement with the countywide Ring Festival LA, Bonnie Helms of the Los Angeles Opera’s Speakers Bureau will provide a lecture on Richard Wagner’s epic Ring operas, sharing music recordings and explaining tie-ins with the Ring-inspired art on display.

On Thursday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., Gold Medal artists will lead tours and share insights on the artwork.

Both programs are free with museum admission, which is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. The museum is located at 490 E. Union St. in Pasadena and is open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information on the Gold Medal Exhibition, visit www.californiaartclub.org.

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 is to promote traditional fine art 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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