Celebrating the Heritage and Practices of Traditional Fine Arts Worldwide
Welcome to California
November 20, 2020 - January 29, 2021 CAC Virtual Gallery
Welcome to California features small works of iconic images of the Golden State, from pristine landscapes and seascapes to figurative works and still lifes. All artwork is framed and available for acquisition. See Terms of Sale.
Opening day for the exhibition, Sunday, November 29, is being celebrated as the first Artists Sunday – Earth’s Largest Art Event! This nationwide event encourages consumers to shop with artists and craftsmen. It’s like Black Friday, but for art. More information can be found here.
Art enthusiasts who purchase $500 of artwork from the exhibition will receive a gift certificate for a complimentary one-year membership at either the Associate Artist or Patron level for a new member. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit the organization’s arts educational programming. This exhibition was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena.
Santa Barbara County, "This is an image of the wine country in Amador County. It’s specifically the barn and vineyards at Amador Cellars as they look after the harvest and before the vines are pruned to prepare them for the next year’s recent growth. I was attracted to the rustic barn and the scraggly, haphazard, and somewhat grotesque look of the vines without leaves or fruit."
Tejon Ranch, "I was very fortunate to participate in the first two days of a three day CAC spring paint out series at the legendary Tejon Ranch. My mother had stayed there during the 1918 pandemic. This vista, painted en plein air from under a hillside oak, captures classic pre-subdivision early California Spring foothills and cattle grazing in the distance with oaks, poppies, lupine, sage, and beautiful water."
Yosemite National Park, "Original oil on Ampersand Gessobord Museum Series panel. Inspired by personal impressions and references I took in Yosemite National Park. Tranquil, serene and majestic, Yosemite is always a source of inspiration. Painting is framed in a gold frame of an Antique Estate replica design. The frame is 3.5” wide on each side."
Carmel, "The Central California coast is exemplary of the vast dimensions of beauty in California. I felt that Carmel Colors is an excellent choice for this show, a typical overcast day - colorful ice plants growing along the shore offering contrasting red and green color against the soft background of the shore."