Forging New Paths
California Art Club’s 105th annual Gold Medal Exhibition pays tribute to its pioneering artists while showcasing art that pushes boundaries.
With more than 200 contemporary-traditional paintings and sculpture on display, the California Art Club’s 105th annual Gold Medal Exhibition continues to honor those who founded the organization in 1909. Many of the group’s original artists worked in the California Impressionist tradition, with the Gold Medal Exhibition events of today evolving and departing from the plein air landscapes that defined the earlier years. The 2016 event, which runs April 3 to 24, with an Artists’ Gala Reception on April 2 at 6 p.m., will highlight the exhibiting artists’ use of “classical fine art techniques to create works that push the boundaries and explore topical imagery and messages.”