Among the Coves PHOTO: Courtesy of California Art Club (Dennis Doheny, Among the Coves)

A century of fine art

California Art Club celebrates 100 years with PMCA exhibition

By Carl Kozlowski 03/31/2011

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The California Art Club, spotlighting the best and brightest in established and up-and-coming artists, celebrates its 100th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition with a reception Saturday night at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. 
 
Among the artists expected to attend are Dennis Doheny, Mian Situ, Richard Schmidt and Pasadena’s own Peter Adams. The exhibitions are normally presented without themes, because the club wants to encourage artists to produce their best work while remaining free of any creative constraints. 
 
However, the reception will feature an extra array of art that should spark plenty of additional interest. 
 
“We’ll have a gallery of miniature paintings, 9 by 12 inches and smaller, as well as sculptures, all focused on the life and sights of California,” says California Art Club Public Relations Director Beverly Chang.
 
“It provides a visual tour of going through the state of California,’ Chang said. “We always include a gallery of miniature arts, and given that it was the 100th anniversary, we wanted a segment just focused on California.” 

The California Art Club Exhibition’s opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Cost is $75 in advance, $100 at the door. The regular exhibition opens Sunday and runs through April 24. Call (626) 568-3665 and californiaartclub.org. 

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