DATE & TIME: Sunday, February 4, 2018; 9:00 – 11:30 am

DETAILS: Signature Artist, Nancy Seamons Crookston, will conduct a figure-painting demonstration from a live model.

Nancy Seamons Crookston is a California-based artist awarded the title of Master Oil Painter of America.  She loves capturing the human figure in moments of stillness and reflection, as well as painting plein air, whether it’s the Rocky Mountains of her birth town in Utah, or a city scape of San Francisco.  Her paintings are often described as peaceful and calming.

Nancy teaches workshops across the nation, helping painters learn the principles of Russian Color, which she learned from the late Russian Master, Sergei Bongart.

She has earned numerous awards including the Gold Medal Award from the 2014 Oil Painters of America’s Master Signature division, the Bronze Master Signature award at the 2013 National Oil Painters of America Show, the 2011 Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America Masters Gold Award, and the Gold Medal Award in 2002 for the National Oil Painters of America.

Nancy has galleries throughout the United States, and has been in exhibitions in the U.S., Japan and China

CONTACT: Program Coordinator, Stephanie Campbell, at or 626.583.9009


DATE & TIME: Sunday, January 21, 2018; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

DETAILS: Mentor Mondays are limited to five Associate Artists and Mentor Program members who will receive insightful and constructive feedback about their work. With this small intimate setting, the goal is to provide a forum for artists to learn from critiques of each others’ work as well as their own. In order to accommodate as many members as possible, members may only participate in the program once in a six month period.

Native to the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA, Signature Artist, Kim Lordier combines keen observation and sensitivity to her award winning landscapes.

After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September 2001. In 2002 she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum, and was exposed to plein air painting as a creative means. Currently, Lordier’s paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club NY, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.

Her work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Art of the WestPleinAir MagazineFine Art Connoisseur, as well as Western Art and Architecture to name a few.

Kim is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Most recently demonstrating at the First and Second Annual Plein Air  Convention, sponsored by PleinAir Magazine.

CONTACT: Program Coordinator, Stephanie Campbell, at or 626.583.9009

CLICK HERE for more information

Art Between the Lines


Dates: April 29 – July 8, 2018

Location: Peninsula Art Museum, Burlingame, CA

Call for Entries: Open to members of the San Francisco Chapter of the California Art Club. Please submit up to 3 works on Online Juried Shows. Click HERE to submit.

Subject Matter: The exhibition is UN-themed! We are looking for great works from our artists in the San Francisco Chapter of the California Art Club. Please submit work that best represents your style, whereas, subject matter may range from landscapes and still lives to figurative and sculptural work.

Opening Reception with Artists: Sunday, April 29, 2018; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Contact: California Art Club Exhibition Coordinator Bethany Lamonde at 626-583-9009 or

Paint and Sculpt-Out at Hagemann Ranch

DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 4; 12:00 – 7:30 p.m.

DETAILS: Sunset will be at 5:45 p.m., plan to stay and paint until twilight!

Arrive already fed or bring a lunch to enjoy under the trees. Mid-afternoon refreshments with our hosts, the Livermore Heritage Guild. 3-4 pm.

When you arrive, drive through the gate and park to unload your art equipment by the tables set up in the shade. Park your car on the street. There will be carts available to help carry your art equipment.

Hagemann Ranch includes organic gardens, horses, goats: please carry out all of your painting detritus: rags, solvents, even the water used for watercolor and gouache.

CONTACT: Carolyn Lord land 925-447-5134 cell on the day of the paint out 925-325-3666

Monterey Chapter Demonstration – David Gallup

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Carmel Visual Arts invites CAC members to enjoy an evening demonstration with CAC Signature Artist David Gallup who will paint a live gold fish in a glass bowl. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to register visit
Carmel Visual Arts, email Rich Brimer, or call Carmel Visual Arts at 831.620.2955.

Carmel Visual Arts, 3728 The Barnyard, Studio G23, Carmel, CA 93923

Karl Dempwolf Plein Air Workshop

Cost: $425 CAC Members/$450 Non-members

March 7-9, 2018

Debra Huse Gallery
Newport Beach, CA


Please contact either Karl Dempwolf at (818)-314-1226 or or Debra Huse at 949-723-6171 or to sign up.

REGISTER YOUR SPOT TODAY! Enrollment is limited.

Image: Karl Dempwolf, California, Oil laid down on wood panel, 9″ x 12″

CAC Signature Artist Karl Dempwolf will be teaching a Plein Air Workshop in the Newport Beach area focusing on smaller on-location studies. This three-day workshop will take place outdoors, so participants should bring plein air easels/supplies.
Canvas size should not exceed 11″ x 14.”

In case of rain, an indoor option will be provided. If this happens, participants may bring larger paintings to work on. The workshop will not be cancelled due to rain.

Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter Paint-In with Live Models

Where: Patris Studio and Gallery

3460 2nd Ave. Sacramento CA

When: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Who: Members of the Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter and friends

Cost: $15 per participant at the door. RSVP required if members plan to paint from the model.

Contact: For more information and to RSVP, contact Chapter Chair Don Nicholson at

Schedule/Details: Artists can do figure painting or set up their own still life. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. painting from live model (multiple model poses), and still life set up. 1:00-2:00 p.m. lunch break and group review/critique. Members should bring a lunch to eat at Patris Studios (kitchen available). Restrooms are available inside.

Old Mill Paint-out for 2016 Exhibition

California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill

California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill

The California Art Club will be honoring The Old Mill’s bicentennial with paintings of the historic building and its gorgeous grounds.

In preparation for the exhibition, The Old Mill: Celebrating Two Centuries, which will be on display from May 17 – September 11, 2016, the CAC is hosting several paint-out opportunities for eligible artists.

DATES: Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 10 am-4 pm; Friday, November 6, 2015 from 10 am-4 pm

LOCATION: The Old Mill
1120 Old Mill Road
San Marino, CA 91108

ELIGIBILITY: Signature Artist, Artist, Out-of-State Artist, and Mentor Program Members

COST: Free

DETAILS: The Old Mill, or El Molino Viejo, was completed in about 1816 as a grist mill for Mission San Gabriel and is the oldest commercial building in Southern California.

Come paint at The Old Mill to prepare for the exhibition The Old Mill: Celebrating Two Centuries. The artwork submissions for this exhibition will be due on April 8, 2016. These paint-out dates provide artists the option to paint the grounds in the fall and winter months before the deadline. There will be another paint-out in 2016, more information to come.

Morning coffee and donuts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Please also bring a drop cloth. Bathrooms available on location.

Artists may also paint on their own during the Old Mill’s public hours (Tuesday – Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m.)
The Old Mill website.

RSVP: Please contact CAC Exhibition Coordinator, Madeleine Aguilar if you plan to attend: email or call 626.583.9009

Orange County Paint/Sculpt-Out at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Alexey Steele, Evening at San Juan Capistrano

Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Date & Time: Saturday, November 7, Paint/Sculpt-Out: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free ($8-9 to enter the Mission)

Details: Join CAC Artist Member Liliana Simanton and the OC Chapter at this historic location. The group will meet in the front courtyard of the mission at 9:00 a.m. to set up. Bring a picnic lunch or take advantage of the nearby take-out restaurants and enjoy a group art discussion and critique with Liliana at 11:30. You may bring a finished painting to discuss or the morning’s work.

Street parking is available outside the mission. Bells will be ringing at 9:00 a.m. to celebrate the recent canonization of Father Junipero Serra. There is a Mission site tour offered at 2:00 p.m. for any interested. For more information, go to the Mission SJC website.

Contact: For more information, Chapter Co-Chair Dorothy Cavanagh at

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