Exhibition Dates
July 9 to September 10, 2023

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706
July 9 to September 10, 2023

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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 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition with the Bowers Museum, the California Art Club will unveil our signature event with this esteemed institution for the second year in a row.

Presenting Sponsors of the 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition include Alyce Williamson.

  • 112th Gold Medal Artwork

    This expansive showcase of almost 200 paintings and sculptures is selected from hundreds of entries submitted by current qualified California Art Club members for review by a panel of art experts and leading artists. The final collection spotlights today’s most exemplary works by both renowned and up-and-coming artists.

  • 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue

    The publication features artworks by California Art Club artists exhibiting in the 112th installment of the organization's signature event; includes messages from Elaine Adams, Executive Director and CEO of California Art Club; Michael Obermeyer, President of California Art Club; and Anne Shih, Chairwoman of the Board of the Bowers Museum.

  • Award-Winning Artwork

    Congratulations to the winners of honors bestowed for this exhibition. The awards include Gold Medals for select genres of work, The Irvine Museum Award and Awards of Excellence from magazine sponsors of the event.

  • A Virtual Addition of the Gold Medal Exhibition

    To recognize the meritorious efforts of these artists and allow art enthusiasts to view more examples of the finest representational art being created today, we are proud to present this virtual display of additional works as a complement to the 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition on view at the Bowers.

  • Exhibition Preview and Artists’ Gala

    Art enthusiasts will meet the exhibiting artists at this gala preview for the California Art Club’s 112th 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.

  • Meet the Artists

    Learn more about the exhibiting artists and their works of art juried into the 112th Annual 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

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