112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Exhibition: 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Dates: July 9, 2023 to September 10, 2023

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706

All current CAC Signature Artist, Artist, Sculptor, Out-of-State, and Mentorship Program Members of the California Art Club.
Please note that Associate Artist members are not eligible to submit.

We are pleased to announce that the 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition will be held again at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The exhibition dates are Sunday, July 9 to Sunday, September 10, 2023, with the Exhibition Preview and Artists’ Gala on Saturday, July 8.

Since its 1909 inception, the California Art Club has been dedicated to promoting and preserving contemporary-traditional fine art through championing painting and sculpture that features representational subjects while utilizing classical skills. The annual Gold Medal Exhibition is the most vital platform for demonstrating the best of the realist genre. With an awareness of both the California Art Club's mission and the high quality expectations of this exhibition, CAC artists are encouraged to submit artwork that best exemplifies their talents.

You may submit up to two “standard-size” works and one miniature for consideration, keeping in mind the California Art Club’s mission, which is to promote the best examples of traditional fine art while showcasing what makes your work unique.

Note: Sculptors must submit three digital images of various angles of each entry.

For the miniatures display, we are encouraging artwork with an emphasis on the land and lifestyle of California. All work submitted will be considered.

The exhibition will be roughly comprised of 170 paintings and 30 sculptures. Please note that the Bowers Museum is family oriented and partners with local K-12 schools. As such, we ask that artwork submitted be family friendly, this is a criterion that the jury will give serious consideration.

Please note that all artwork submitted prior to February 1, 2023 will be considered for early acceptance and promotional use.

Paintings must be in traditional materials such as oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor.

• No works on giclée or any print-making process will be accepted, all artwork and references must be original.
• No digital or digitally altered images will be accepted.
• Artwork submitted cannot have been displayed in any other exhibition, CAC or otherwise. If it is discovered that accepted artwork has been displayed in another exhibition, the artwork will be forfeited from showing in the exhibition.

Standard-Size Paintings:Please note that although there is no height limitation, the width of the painting cannot exceed 48 inches. (Maximum width, 48” without frame)

Miniature Paintings: Maximum size, without frame*, cannot exceed 9" x 12" (108 square inches)

*For miniatures, frames cannot exceed 2 inches in width

Sculptures must be of permanent material, such as bronze, marble, terra cotta, fiberglass, resin or wood

Standard-Size Sculptures: Maximum width and depth cannot exceed 7’ x 7’

Miniature Sculptures: 14" in any direction

Note:Sculptors must submit three digital images of varying views of each entry

For Multiple Editions: Provide edition number

60% Artist; 40% CAC

Submission Information:

Click Here to Submit

ENTRY FEE                                           $80

PAYMENT                                          Pay by credit card through OnlineJuriedShows at onlinejuriedshows.com

COMMISSION                                   Artist’s commission is 60% of the sold price.

RECEPTION                                         Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the Bowers Museum

SHIPPING INFO                                 Out-of-town Artists will be responsible for the cost of crating and shipping all artwork to and from Box & Ship in Pasadena. Further shipping details will be provided upon acceptance. (Local Artists to deliver and pick up in person).

SPECIAL NOTES                                 1.  Details regarding catalogue and framing requirements will be sent to you upon acceptance.

                                                            2.  All works must be for sale.

  3. Art submissions should be outstanding examples of your recent work and should not have been exhibited at other venues.

                                                            4. Miniatures should be exceptional works of the highest quality.

                                                            5. Miniature’s frames will be restricted to 2” width

NOTIFICATIONS                                On or around Monday, March 20, 2023

CATALOGUE MATERIALS DUE     Friday, March 31, 2023

Note: This includes Liability Waiver, Artist Check-list, Artist Statements (limited to 100 words max), and High Resolution Images (1MB minimum) Send to: cacgoldmedal@gmail.com         



Box & Ship

Attn: CAC Gold Medal

1010 Arroyo Parkway Unit 8

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 714-3002

Shipments must be received at Box & Ship no later than Friday, June 23, 2023.


Note: Write your name clearly on box(es), and place a pre-paid return label in box for expedited return. Please note that the typical turnaround for return shipping is 4 – 6 weeks after artwork is picked-up from the museum.


Return shipments will be picked up by Box & Ship on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from the Bowers Museum.

 *LOCAL IN PERSON DROP-OFF   June 29 – 30, 2023 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

                                                                RSVP Requested

                                                                Specific delivery details will be provided.

 *SCULPTURE DROP-OFF               June 29, 2023

                                                                RSVP Requested

Specific delivery details will be provided.

*LOCAL ARTIST PICK-UP               Sunday, September 10, between 4 – 6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 12 – Wednesday, September 13; between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                             

 QUESTIONS                                        Contact Manager of Exhibitions, Eire (Era) Hoke, at 626-583-9009 or                                                                                                         goldmedal@californiaartclub.org

 *Dates subject to change. Updated information will be provided with acceptance notification.