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102nd Annual Gold Medal Award Winners



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From the exhibition catalogue:

Executive Board of Directors of the California Art Club:
DONALD P. BAKER, Chairman
PETER ADAMS, President
DAVID GALLUP, Vice President
KEITH W. RENKEN, Treasurer
KATHY ROSE, Secretary
ELAINE ADAMS
BRUCE CORBIN
GORDON de LANG
GAYLE GARNER ROSKI

Board of Directors:
DAVID V. ADAMS
LISA BLOOMINGDALE BELL
JOHN GERAGHTY (Honorary)
MEGAN HERNANDEZ
THOMAS E. LARKIN, JR.
DANIEL W. PINKHAM
JAMES A. REA
VICTOR D. RIESAU

GRACE RUSSAK

Advisory Board:
JEANNIE BRUNNICK
DAVID DAMM
KARL DEMPWOLF
DON DURBOROW
WANDA DURBOROW
LYNN GERTENBACH
RANDY HIGBEE
MICHELLE JADER
SHARON BURKETT KAISER
JACQUELINE KAMIN
ERNIE MARJORAM
STEPHEN MIRICH
CHRISTOPHER SLATOFF
JERRY SOLOMON
WILLIAM STOUT
PAUL STRAHM
RALPH WATERHOUSE
KAY YOUNG

Kern County Chapter
LAURA DREYER, Chairman

Malibu/Ventura County Chapter
SHARON BURKETT KAISER, Chairman

Orange County Chapter
DAVID DAMM, Chairman

Palm Springs Chapter
ELAINE MATHEWS and TERRY MASTERS, Co-Chairs

Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter
ADAM REEDER and MARILYN ROSE, Co-Chairs

San Diego Chapter:
PAT KELLY and MARJORIE TAYLOR, Co-Chairs

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter:
RICHARD LINDENBERG and KAY YOUNG, Co-Chairs

Santa Barbara Chapter:
RALPH WATERHOUSE, Chairman

Staff:
ELAINE ADAMS, Executive Director
MADELEINE AGUILAR, Membership Coordinator
STEPHANIE CAMPBELL, Editorial Assistant
LISA J. CAVELIER, Chief Operating OFficer
BEVERLY CHANG, Public Relations Director
JOHN MCINTYRE, Director of Donor Relations
ERIC MERRELL, CAC Historian and Website Manager
MONIKA RAMNATH, Program Director
VICTORIA SOTOMAYOR, Exhibition Coordinator

Jurors:
KAY ALLEN, Associate Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art
ED FOSMIRE, Deputy Director, Laguna Art Museum
SELMA HOLO, Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art
AMY SCOTT, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts, The Autry National Center
JEAN STERN, Executive Director, The Irvine Museum
PETER ADAMS, President
PETER BROOKE, Signature Sculptor Member
DAVID C. GALLUP, Vice President and Gold Medal Artists Chairman
SHARON BURKETT KAISER, Signature Artist Member, Malibu/Ventura County Chapter Co-Chairman, and Advisory Board Member
TONY PRO, Signature Artist Member
GAYLE GARNER ROSKI, Signature Artist Member, CAC Collectors’ Circle Chairman, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
CHRISTOPHER SLATOFF, Signature Sculptor Member, CAC Sculpture Chairman, and Advisory Board Member
TIM SOLLIDAY, Signature Artist Member
JOSEPH TODOROVITCH, Signature Artist Member

CALIFORNIA ART CLUB

The California Art Club is pleased to present the 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. The exhibition includes original paintings and sculptures by 156 contemporary artists, juried into the exhibition by a panel of 14 art experts. There is no theme to this exhibition, other than creating works of the highest quality in technical skills and poetic expression. There are nine Gold Medal awards that are presented – all winners are judged by fellow exhibiting artists. In an effort to document this momentous occasion for future historic reference, a comprehensive 114-page color catalogue has been produced.
Since the onset of the California Art Club’s annual exhibitions (the first was held in January 1911 at the Blanchard Gallery in Los Angeles), the focus has been on producing the highest standards in fine art, in both painting and sculpting. Those artists who qualify to submit entries into the Gold Medal Exhibition must already be designated "Signature," "Artist," "Sculptor" and "Mentor Program" members of the California Art Club, which signifies that they reside in California and have passed a rigid membership judging procedure. This year, the Club has also invited several of its "Out-of-State Artist" members, who are some of the most prestigious artists in the country.

HISTORY

In the early part of the 20th century a small handful of painters settled in Los Angeles where they formed the Painters Club of Los Angeles in 1906. Three years later, the Painters Club reorganized itself into the California Art Club and, for the first time, allowed women to join as members. They soon became recognized as the most important art organization in southern California and a dominant cultural influence in Los Angeles during the city’s formative years. Today, the California Art Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional art organization, is recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most active professional art organizations in the country. In 1997 the Club became and affiliate of the California Art Academy and Museum to help preserve traditional academic training and to maintain art and documents relating to California’s art history. The California Art Club is an internationally recognized organization of leading American artists headquartered in Pasadena, California, with a current membership of 2,700, of which 51 are "Signature" members; 461 are "Artist" and "Sculptor" (combined) members; 24 are Mentor members (highly talented artists under age 32 selected by special recommendation), and over 2,000 are "Patron" members. Patron membership is open to anyone who would like to join in support of contemporary-traditional art for annual dues of $50. Additional Patron levels with special benefits are also available.


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