Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Presented in Collaboration with
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

May 16 to June 30, 2020

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 109th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition with the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, the California Art Club embarked on an exciting new partnership with this relatively new cultural institution. While our initial plans were to unveil our signature event in Orange County for the very first time, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we presented this much anticipated display on our website with a full slate of online activities and educational programs.

We look forward to presenting the 110th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Hilbert Museum in 2021, from July 10 to August 7, 2021.


View the Exhibition. View the Gold Medal Programs

Sponsors of the 109th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Presenting Sponsor
Alyce Williamson

Platinum Sponsors
Peter & Elaine Adams
Terry & Anita Plummer
Wells Fargo

Gold Sponsors
Al & Nancy Plamann
Whittier Trust Company/Tim and Karon McCarthy

Silver Sponsors
Aileen Adams & Geoffrey Cowan/Mary Adams O’Connell & Kevin O’Connell
Huse Skelly Gallery
Keith Renken
Jim Parks

Bronze Sponsors
Blick Art Materials
Golden Road Brewing
Jim & Jodie Rea
Lisa Bloomingdale Bell

Friends of the California Art Club

Glyniss Anthony
Nanette Biers
Thomas Breeden
Patricia Bucklin
Larry Cannon
Jan Chik
Victoria Dean
Rick Delanty
Frances Flanagan
William Gullette
Richard & Linda Humphrey
Dora James
Carolyn Lord
Elodie McKee
Terry Mullis
Jan Murphy
Ralph Oberg
Anette Power
Robin Purcell
David Rojas
Carla Roth
Dan Schultz
Michael Situ
Smart and Final
Gary Stanley
Brenda Swenson
Thomas Taylor
Jim Trask
Kathy Winton

Supporting Sponsors

Therese Babineau
John Deckert
Drs. Nelson & Nora De Lara
Clark Louis Gussin
Robert Kamansky
Virginia Kamhi
Chuck Kovacic
Keung Wei Mak
Simon Lok
Anne Ward & Ian Roberts