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    California Art Club Shines the Spotlight on Golden State Splendor, A Special Art Exhibition at the Santa Paula Art Museum


     On View Beginning July 15, the Display Features More Than 60 Representational Paintings that Capture Diverse and Iconic Scenic Vistas that Define California

    Steven Curry, Sunset Cruise, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches

    The California Art Club will unveil more than 60 works of art that showcase captivating imagery of California’s diverse topography with the exhibition Golden State Splendor, on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum from July 15, 2017 to November 5, 2017. A reception with the exhibiting artists will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission to the reception is $15 for non-members, or $10 for members of the Museum or the Club.

    The four-month display spotlights the artwork of 55 contemporary-traditional artists, who present a variety of subjects to visually tell the story of the state’s natural beauty and diverse neighborhoods. The imagery includes awe-inspiring seascapes, sweeping landscapes as well as famous and not-so-famous structures.

    “We are delighted to return to the Santa Paula Art Museum with Golden State Splendor, which features   many outstanding works that continue the California Art Club’s long history of documenting the California experience in paintings and sculpture,” says Cathy Crowser, chief operating officer for the historic fine arts organization that was founded in 1909. “It is the perfect follow-up to our previous collaboration with the Museum – the 2014 exhibition Quintessential California,” she adds.

    During the exhibition, the California Art Club will present two educational programs at the Santa Paula Art Museum that will enable art enthusiasts to meet exhibiting artists and learn more about classical art forms. On Thursday, August 10, Dan Schultz will provide a demonstration on landscape painting, as he also describes developing an artistic style. On Thursday, September 14, Steven Curry will conduct a gallery talk on “Beyond the Aesthetic,” sharing how the California landscape has inspired his creative process. Both programs will begin at 3 p.m. and are free with Museum admission.

    All of the exhibiting artists are members of the California Art Club. They include Peter Adams, Reza Alhosseini, Suzie Baker, Jannene Behl, Nanette Biers, Catherine Bobkoski, Michael Bowes, Catherine Boyer, Linda Brown, Marcia Burtt, Larry Cannon, Val Carson, Shannon Celia, Christopher L. Cook, Don Crocker, Raymond Cuevas, Laura Culver, Steven Curry, Chick Curtis, Karl Dempwolf, Bridget Duffy, Lee Edwards, Bernard Fallon, Mark Farina, Kathy Gillis, Meisha Grichuhin, Joel Heger, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, Robert Impellizzeri, Pamela Ingwers, Michelle Jung, Linda Kidd, Chuck Kovacic, Paul Kratter, Simon Lok, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Don Munz, Michael Obermeyer, Terumi Paganini, Davis Perkins, Gail Pidduck, Anette Power, Richard H. Probert, Robin Purcell, Mardie Rees, Jeff Remmer, Junn Roca, Dan Schultz, Frank Serrano, W. Jason Situ, Tara Sood, Wayne Waller, Laura Wambsgans and Marilyn Wear.

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    Linda Brown, Palm. Sunday., oil on linen panel, 6 x 8 inches

    Exhibition Dates: July 15, 2017 to November 5, 2017

    Opening Reception:  Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $15 for non-members or $10 for Santa Paula Art Museum and CAC members.

    Exhibition Programs:

    Admission to these programs is included with Museum admission, which is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students and members.

    Gallery Demonstration on Landscape Painting with Dan Schultz

    Thursday, August 10, at 3 p.m.

    Gallery Talk – “Beyond the Aesthetic” with Steven Curry

    Thursday, September 14, at 3 p.m.

    Venue: Santa Paula Art Museum

    117 N. Tenth Street

    Santa Paula, CA 93060

    Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

    Museum Admission: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and free for students and museum members. Admission on the first Sunday of every month is free for all guests.

    Dan Schultz, Contours, Oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches


    About the California Art Club

    The California Art Club (, established in 1909 by early California Impressionists or plein air painters, is recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most active leading professional art organizations in the world. The mission of the Club is to promote traditional fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture; produce and promote art exhibitions that foster greater understanding of traditional art heritage and California history; and furnish educational opportunities in the fine arts. Members include nationally renowned artists, art students, art scholars and patrons, and leading collectors and members of the business community in order to interject different perspectives into the ongoing dialogue about traditional fine arts.

    About the Santa Paula Art Museum

    The Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center (, was established as a not-for-profit organization with a mission to preserve and share Santa Paula’s artistic heritage, including the famous Santa Paula Art Collection, and to educate and engage the community through collection, exhibition, interpretation, programming and outreach. The Museum is, in part, the repository and exhibition hall for the Santa Paula Art Collection. The valuable assemblage represents the accumulation of award-winning entries in the Santa Paula Art Show, which began in 1937. Located in the handsomely restored Limoneira Building in historic downtown Santa Paula, the Santa Paula Art Museum also features rotating exhibits of regional art, educational programs, artist demonstrations and more.


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