Treasures of the Sierra Nevada



The forty-page color catalog includes an essay by Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum. This CAC exhibition held at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.

“The paintings in Treasures of the Sierra Nevada attempt to capture the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. Today revered for their majestic beauty, to the California-bound pioneers in the mid-1800s, the mountain range represented one of the final obstacles to the promised land. According to California Art Club members, the Sierra Nevada mountains remain one of the premiere subject matters for plein air artists, who thrive on the adventure of exploration and the attempt to capture the untouched beauty of the outdoors.

Historic paintings in the Treasures of the Sierra Nevada exhibit are on loan by Joan Irvine Smith Fine Arts, Inc. and the following California Art Club artists are featured: Meredith Brooks Abbott, Peter Adams, Ken Auster, Paula V. Bacinski, Suzanne Baker, Lisa Bloomingdale Bell, John Bohnenberger, John Budicin, Carole Cooke, Richard Coons, Michael Dancer, David Damm, Karl Dempwolf, Dennis Doheny, Don Durborow, Esther Engelman, Ted Goerschner, Donald Hildreth, Tom Hoon, Rick Humphrey, David Jonas, S. Burkett Kaiser, Jean LeGassick, Kevin Macpherson, Stephen Mirich, Ralph Oberg, Daniel Pinkham, Ray Roberts, Amy Sidrane, Marilyn Simandle, Tim Solliday, Alexey Steele, Leonid Steele, George Strickland, and Sarah Vedder.”

  1.  Karl Dempwolf, Sierra Aspens, oil on canvas
  2.  John Budicin, Jobe Peak, oil on canvas


44 pages, full color.