California Art Club Artists Spotlight Sites and Scenes of Life with "Quintessential California" at Santa Paula Art Museum
On View Beginning June 28, the Display Features More Than 60 Contemporary-Traditional Paintings that Capture Idyllic Landscapes and Other Imagery that Defines California

SANTA PAULA, Calif. – The California Art Club will showcase more than 60 paintings that highlight the enduring appeal of the Golden State with the exhibition Quintessential California, on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum from June 28 to November 2.

A reception with the exhibiting artists will be held on the opening day from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission to the reception is $15, or $10 for members of the Museum or the Club.

The four-month display spotlights the works of more than 50 contemporary-traditional artists, who present a variety of subjects that define California, ranging from scenic landscapes and seascapes to still lifes and figures. The imagery includes famed beaches and majestic mountainsides, as well as historic sites and abundant agriculture. A section of the exhibition pays tribute to sites and scenes of the city of Santa Paula, known as the “Citrus Capital of the World.”

“We are delighted that Quintessential California features many outstanding landscape paintings of pristine vistas throughout the state, as the California Art Club was founded in 1909 by leading historic plein air landscape painters,” says Madeleine Aguilar, exhibitions coordinator for the fine arts organization. “These artists, who migrated to the state from the Midwest and East Coast, chiefly drawn to its natural beauty and ideal conditions for year-round outdoor painting, influenced California Impressionism, the first artistic movement to be defined as uniquely Californian,” adds Aguilar.

During the exhibition, the president of the California Art Club, Peter Adams, will present a special gallery talk on the “History of California Art: The Four Distinct Styles.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, July 10, at 3 p.m., and admission is $4 for adults and $3 for seniors. There is no charge for students and museum and CAC members.

All of the exhibiting artists are juried Artist Members in the California Art Club. They include Peter Adams, Reza Alhosseini, John Asaro, Bobbie Belvel, Nanette Biers, Betsy Bland, Thomas Breeden, Scottie Brown, L.T. Bunning, Ginny Burdick, Larry Cannon, Raymond Cuevas, Steve Curry, Karl Dempwolf, Rhonda Egan, Esther Engelman, Mark Fehlman, Terri Ford, Marian Fortunati, Bill Gallen, David C. Gallup, Joseph Gyurcsak, Nita Harper, Laurie Hendricks, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, Pamela Ingwers, Rose Irelan, Wajahat Khan, Chuck Kovacic, Paul Kratter, Patricia Kuebler, Carolyn Lord, Lee MacLeod, Didi Martin, Jennifer Moses, D. Wynne Nixon, Frank Ordaz, Macario Pascual, Gail Pidduck, Robert Porter, Anette Power, Richard Probert, Christina Ramos, John Rasberry, Barbara Reinertson, Rodolfo Rivademar, Cecilia Robertson, Dan Schultz, Frank Serrano, Michael Situ, Jane Thorpe, Robert Tate, Michele Usibelli, Laura Wambsgans, Sharon Weaver, Beverly Wilson, Karen Winters and Chris Zambon.

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