111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

This video was played in the Gold Medal Exhibition galleries at the Bowers Museum.

Our signature event was presented from July 17 to September 11, 2022, at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, and featured nearly 240 works of art.

Exhibition Preview and Artists’ Gala
Ticketed Event: Saturday, July 16 at 5 p.m.

View Exhibition Online

View Programs

View the Winners

Since its 1909 inauguration, the California Art Club has been dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary-traditional fine art through championing painting and sculpture featuring representational practices. The Annual Gold Medal Exhibition is the most vital platform for demonstrating the best of the realist genre. While participating artists employ time-honored fine art techniques, their featured works in this un-themed exhibition seek to innovate with modern messages that address societal issues from diversity to the environment.

In presenting the 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition with the Bowers Museum, the California Art Club unveiled this display with this esteemed institution for the very first time.

Presenting Sponsors are Alyce Williamson and an anonymous donor.

  • Online Gallery

    This year's installment of the highly anticipated annual exhibition of Contemporary-Traditional fine art spotlights nearly 250 works created by 187 artists.

  • Exhibition Preview and Artists’ Gala

    Art enthusiasts will meet the exhibiting artists at this gala preview for the California Art Club’s 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition and be among the first to view the paintings and sculptures selected for this much-anticipated display.

  • Programs

    With our mission to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for traditional fine art and its classical art skills, the California Art Club presents a series of educational programs and events with each Gold Medal Exhibition.

  • Sponsors

    The California Art Club would like to recognize the generosity of its sponsors for the Gold Medal Exhibition. Without their support the success of our signature event would not have been possible.

  • History of the Gold Medallions

    The history of the gold medallions presented at the Annual Gold Medal Exhibition and the artists who created them.

  • Previous Gold Medal Exhibitions

    Learn more about the rich history of this prestigious exhibition by viewing artwork and other details from previous installments of this event.

Hotel Accommodations

For our out-of-town guests, please consider the following hotels for your stay: