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Malibu artists featured in California Art Club’s show

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8:28 am PDT April 18, 2017

Malibu artists Cathey Cadieux, Roxanne Skene and Johanna Spinks are among those featured in the California Art Club’s hallmark annual event, the 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition.

The exhibit will be displayed at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles, through April 30.

This year’s Gold Medal Exhibition spotlights nearly 200 representational works of art from renowned contemporary-traditional fine artists, who have been active in expanding the interest in the plein air and classical arts heritage associated with the organization’s beginnings in 1909. The club’s founding artists, who were attracted to California from the Midwest and East Coast by the region’s natural beauty and year-round sunshine, gave birth to California Impressionism – the first artistic movement to be defined by the land and lifestyle of the Golden State.

Featuring sculpture and paintings of genres ranging from landscapes and seascapes to figures and still lifes, the exhibition has a rich tradition of being unthemed to encourage artists to take risks with their artwork.

Additional artists participating in this year’s exhibition include Peter Adams, Béla Bácsi, Brian Blood, Thomas Blackshear, Warren Chang, Scott L. Christiansen, John Cosby, Dennis Doheny, Jim McVicker, Ralph Oberg, Michael Obermeyer, Alicia N. Ponzio, Mian Situ, Christopher Slatoff, Alexey Steele and William Stout.

The exhibition will include an April 22 lecture and tour led by Jean Stern, a noted authority on the California Impressionism movement, on “The Art of Looking at Art.” On the closing day of the display, the club will stage an “Early California Paint/Sculpt-Out,” a fun-filled day for families to watch artists at work, as they create paintings and sculpture of live models dressed in period costumes.

For more information about the exhibition, the participating artists and its related programming, visit californiaartclub.org.