Yesterday was the opening of the 100th Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition in the Main Gallery of the ever-delightful PMCA—a mouthful of the best the CAC’s artist-members have to offer. The CAC, as California art hounds know, is a little more than a hundred years old now, and remains dedicated to supporting “contemporary-traditional fine art,” which seems to refer to the work of the academic descendants of the early California Impressionists—Franz Bischoff, Carl Oscar Borg, etc—both founding members, in fact.
The Juried Exhibition is unusual museum fare in that you can touch most of the work—after you buy it and take it home, that is. Proceeds benefit the PMCA, the CAC, and, of course, the artists.
Next Sunday, Jean Stern will give a lecture about the history of the CAC. Stern is the Director of the Irvine Museum and co-author of California Light, which chronicles one hundred years of Californian landscape painting.
California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
April 3 – April 24, 12 – 5 p.m., Weds. – Sun.
California Art Club Lecture with Jean Stern
Sunday, April 10, 1 – 3 p.m.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St., Pasadena
$7 General, $5 Students/Seniors