On View beginning September 12, the Display Coincides with the Publication of the Second Book on the California Art Club – Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns
Published : Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 12:22 PM
The California Art Club highlights one of the defining characteristics of the Golden State – its awe-inspiring shoreline – with the exhibition A Journey Along the California Coast, on view at the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill from September 12 through January 14 of next year.
A reception with the participating artists will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The exhibition will feature classic beach imagery along the state’s famed coastline and iconic Pacific Coast Highway. The more than 40 paintings to be showcased include not only pristine vistas of unspoiled beaches and dramatic seaside cliffs, from China Cove and La Jolla to Big Sur and the North Coast, but also beloved landmarks, such as Hearst Castle and Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey.
A Journey Along the California Coast will coincide with the publication of Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns, the second book about the California Art Club from Skira Rizzoli. The 276-page tome features 200 full-color illustrations of evocative seascapes, charming seaside towns, and beach communities from San Diego near the Mexican border to Crescent City at the Oregon border. The book will be available through the California Art Club and fine booksellers in October.
“The California Art Club is delighted to present A Journey Along the California Coast to celebrate the publication of Painting California,” says Cathy Crowser, chief operating officer for the Club. “The lure of the Pacific Ocean has compelled California Art Club artists to paint the Golden State’s coastline and its surrounding beach communities for more than a century, so it is only appropriate that we spotlight works of this popular genre of California art at our gallery at The Old Mill as the new book from Skira Rizzoli is launched,” she adds.
During the exhibition, the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill will hold a book signing on Saturday, October 21, with Painting California author Jean Stern, executive director of The Irvine Museum Collection at University of California, Irvine. At the event, which begins at 1:30 p.m., Stern will be joined by Elaine Adams, executive director and CEO of the arts organization, who penned the forward for the book.
The participating artists in the exhibition are juried members of the California Art Club and include Peter Adams, Nanette Biers, Larry Cannon, Lorenzo Chavez, Christopher Cook, David Damm, Rick Delanty, Gil Dellinger, Esther Engelman, Mark Farina, Terri Ford, Andrea Gaye, Lynn Gertenbach, Diana Hecht, Laurie Hendricks, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, Jeff Horn, David Jenks, Michelle Jung, Chuck Kovacic, Frank Lennartz, Simon Lok, Carolyn Lord, Kim Lordier, Elaine Mathews, Patricia McGeeney, Jim McVicker, Sherrill Miller, Jim Morgan, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Michael Obermeyer, Tony Peters, April Raber, Gerald Rahm, Pauline Roche, Dan Schultz, Liliana Simanton, Marjorie Taylor and Karen Winters.
All of the paintings are available for acquisition. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, except holidays. There is no admission charge. After the opening of the exhibition at the Old Mill, which is located at 1120 Old Mill Road in San Marino, the artwork may be viewed online at 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 arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture; produce and promote art exhibitions that foster greater understanding of traditional art heritage and California history; and furnish educational opportunities in the fine arts. Members include nationally renowned artists, art students, art scholars and patrons, and leading collectors and members of the business community in order to interject different perspectives into the ongoing dialogue about traditional fine arts.
About the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill
Since 1999, the California Art Club and The Old Mill Foundation (old-mill.org) have partnered to provide a venue at which contemporary-traditional fine art paintings created by the Club’s Artist Members could be showcased year-round. With a series of themed exhibitions that are changed quarterly, the Gallery offers an ever-changing look at the life and land of California through the eyes of many of the state’s foremost representational artists. The Old Mill, completed in 1816 as a grist mill for Mission San Gabriel, is the oldest commercial building in Southern California. The room that is now the gallery was originally the Granery, where milled grain was stored. The California Art Club Gallery a The Old Mill is located at 1120 Old Mill Road in San Marino, Calif., and the telephone number is (626) 449-5458. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, except holidays.