Michael Obermeyer 45th CAC President, 2022 - Present
A native of Southern California, Michael Obermeyer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at California State University, Long Beach. A twenty year career in illustration included works for Disney Studios, the Anaheim Angels, McDonnell Douglas, Coldwell Banker, and the United States Air Force. Because of his illustration background, he is equally comfortable with the landscape and the figure. Many of his paintings are in the U.S. Air Force Historical Art Collection in the Smithsonian Institute and the Pentagon.
Obermeyer was presented with the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2015. He recently won the “Collector’s Choice Award”, “Artist Choice Award” and the “Fine Art Connoisseur Award” at the Laguna Beach Invitational Plein Air Competition as well as the “Best of Show” at the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art and the Kern County Plein Air Festival, and the Gold Medal at the Carmel Art Festival. Collectors include the Marriott Hotels and Resorts, The Irvine Company, Hoag Hospital, California State Parks and many corporate as well as private commissions.
Currently, his paintings are showing at galleries in Carmel, Pasadena, and Balboa Island and in Laguna Beach, where he is a regular exhibitor at the Festival of Arts. He maintains his studio in Laguna Beach, California.
Since 2022, Obermeyer has been President of the historic California Art Club, established 1909. In addition, the artist is a Signature Member of both the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.