CAC Newsletter

Summer 2017 CAC Newsletter



Marion Kavanuagh Wachtel (1876-1954)
Cottonwoods, 1938
Oil on canvas
30″ x 40″
Private Collection

How the San Gabriel Valley Inspired California Impressionism and Lured Artists from Across the Nation (Part III of III)
Cover Article by Elaine Adams

This issue also includes:
George Gallo: Painting Big – Realism and Revolution by Molly Siple
Hungry Eye: Alexey Steele – Flowers After the Firestorm by Kirk Silsbee
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artist Report
• Programs and Workshops
• CAC Chapter News and Events
• CAC News Briefs
• Bulletin Board
• California Art Club Continues Its Rich Tradition of Showcasing the Best in Contemporary-Traditional Fine Art with the 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions
• In Memoriam [Cindy Jackson (1960-2017)]
• Book Reviews
• Membership News
• New Members

Spring 2017 CAC Newsletter



Andrea Moseley
Gilded Cage (Self-Portrait)
Oil and gold leaf on linen
24″ x 20″

106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition: Continuing a Rich Tradition of the Inaugural Exhibition – A Focus on the Women Artists
Cover Article by Beverly Chang

This issue also includes:
106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at a Glance
Gustave Baumann (1881-1971): An Artist’s Journey – From Germany to the California Coast by Elaine Adams and Diane L. Loomis
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artist Report
• Programs and Workshops
• Call for Entries
• CAC Chapter News and Events
• CAC News Briefs
• Bulletin Board
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions
• In Memoriam [Diane Nelson Gold (1954-2016)]
• Book Reviews
• Membership News
• New Members

Winter 2017 CAC Newsletter



John Bond Francisco (1863-1931)
Out of the Dust, c.1918
Oil on canvas, 34″ x 46″
Private collection

How the San Gabriel Valley Inspired California Impressionism and Lured Artists from Across the Nation (Part II of III)
Cover Article by Elaine Adams

This issue also includes:
Spotlight on the CAC Chapters: A Round of Applause for the Chairpersons by Molly Siple
Hungry Eye: Time for Heroes – A Visit with Christopher Slatoff by Kirk Silsbee
California Scene Painting at the Recently-Opened Hilbert Museum by Liz Goldner
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artists’ Report
• Programs & Workshops
• CAC Chapter News & Events
• News Briefs
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions and Lectures
• In Memoriam [Jane Kellogg Baggott (Nov. 16, 1926 – Mar. 31, 2016); Donald Durborow (Mar. 19, 1923 – Mar. 15, 2016)]
• Book Review
• Membership News
• New Members

Summer-Fall 2016 CAC Newsletter



John Bond Francisco (1863-1931)
Out of the Dust, c.1918
Oil on canvas, 34″ x 46″
Private collection

How the San Gabriel Valley Inspired California Impressionism and Lured Artists from Across the Nation (Part I of III)
Cover Article by Elaine Adams

This issue also includes:
Tony Peters and William Wray: Two Artists with an Eye for Urban Beauty by Molly Siple
Hungry Eye: Gerald Ackerman (1928-2016) by Kirk Silsbee
Curating the David Leffel Retrospective and Insights into the Artist by Michael Zakian
105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition: Raises the Bar for Contemporary-Traditional Fine Art – and Future Installments of this Hallmark Display by Beverly Chang
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artists’ Report
• Programs & Workshops
• CAC Chapter News & Events
• Call for Entries
• News Briefs
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions and Lectures
• Bulletin Board
• In Memoriam [Kenneth Steven Auster (July 16, 1949 – January 29, 2016)]
• Book Review
• Membership News
• New Members

Spring 2016 CAC Newsletter



Jeffrey R. Watts
Daughter of the Mystic
Oil on panel, 24″ x 20″

105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Cover Article by Beverly Chang

This issue also includes:
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artists’ Report
Kate Sammons – Expect the Unexpected by Molly Siple
Hungry Eye: Kent Twitchell to Scale by Kirk Silsbee
Highlighting the Younger Set at the Gold Medal by Molly Siple
• Programs & Workshops
• CAC Chapter News & Events
• News Briefs
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions and Lectures
• In Memoriam [Nelson Shanks (1937-2015)]
• Book Review
• Membership News
• New Members

Summer-Fall 2015 CAC Newsletter



José Segrelles
Eroica Symphony, 2nd Movement, The Funeral March by Beethoven, 1927
Acrylic on paper, 6.5″ x 9.5″

José Segrelles – Painted Wonders of Space and Time

Cover Article by William Stout

This issue also includes:
Alicia N. Ponzio – Honouring Our Humanity by Molly Siple
• Programs & Workshops
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• CAC Chapter News & Events
• News Briefs
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions and Lectures
• In Memoriam [Reif Erickson (Nov. 5, 1949-Mar. 26, 2015); Margot Lennartz (May 24, 1925-Mar. 14, 2015); Glen Orbik (Oct. 5, 1963-May 11, 2015]
• Membership News
• New Members

Spring-Summer 2015 CAC Newsletter



Francois Jean Baptiste Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902)
Entry of the Sultan Mehmed II into Constantinople on May, 1453, 1876
Oil on canvas, 274″ x 211″
Courtesy of Toulouse, Musée des Augustins
inv.2004.1.140

Benjamin-Constant: A Multi-Faceted Artist

Cover Article by Peter Adams

This issue also includes:
104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition Continues to Showcase the Nation’s Best New Works for Contemporary-Traditional Fine Art by Beverly Chang
• Programs & Workshops
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artist Report
• CAC Chapter News & Events
• News Briefs
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions and Lectures
• In Memoriam [John J. Geraghty (April 3, 1930-May 27, 2015)]
• Membership News
• New Members

Winter-Spring 2015 CAC Newsletter



Quang Ho
In the Studio
Oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″

104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art

Cover Article by Beverly Chang

This issue also includes:
Jim McVicker – The View from Up North by Molly Siple
Christopher Slatoff – A Master Sculptor of the Monumental by Beverly Chang
• Programs & Workshops
• Call for Entries
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artist Highlights
• Chapter News & Events
• News Briefs
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions and Lectures
• Book Reviews
• Membership News
• In Memoriam [Aldo Casanova (Feb. 8, 1929-Sept. 10, 2014); Glenna Kurz (Feb. 25, 1934-Nov. 2, 2014)]
• New Members

Fall-Winter 2014-15 CAC Newsletter



Men of the Sea, 1920
Oil on canvas, 51 3/8″ x 57″
Collection of Monterey Museum of Art
Gift of Jane and Dustin Dart, 1991.202

Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage

Cover Article by Scott A. Shields, Ph.D.

This issue also includes:
Adrian Gottlieb – A New Old Master by Molly Siple
The Artist’s Umbrella by Eric Merrell
• Programs & Workshops
• Call for Entries
• Collectors’ Circle Corner
• Signature Artist Highlights
• Chapter Events
• News Briefs
• Donations
• Museum/Gallery Exhibitions and Lectures
• Book Reviews
• In Memoriam [David Jonas (Jan. 31, 1926-June 15, 2014); Leonid Mikhailovich Steele (Nov. 4, 1921-Oct. 4, 2014]
• Membership News
• New Members

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