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Michael Obermeyer’s “Malibu Twilight,” oil, 20 by 30 inches./Submitted image
Scott Steepleton, Editor
5:58 pm PDT May 17, 2021

Pepperdine University's Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art will host the online exhibition “On Location in Malibu 2021: Paintings by the California Art Club,” May 22-August 1, featuring more than 80 works that celebrate the beauty of the region.

Artist-members of the California Art Club — the oldest continually operating artist association in the state — were invited to visit Malibu over the past year and create art specifically for this exhibition, which will include a virtual tour and videotaped artists conversations.

“Encouraged to use their creative imagination, some chose to paint overlooked places of exquisite beauty,” according to the exhibition announcement. “Others looked at familiar landmarks such as Malibu Pier or Point Dume, but captured them in unique ways.”

This will be the first Malibu exhibition without Michael Zakian, longtime Weisman Museum director who died in January 2020.

“As a tribute to Zakian and his leadership in presenting this series during the last two decades, the museum and the CAC asked his widow, Lia Skidmore, to collaborate with the joint organizational jury in selecting the 80 works to be featured in the exhibition from nearly 200 submissions.”

In-person viewings, under COVID restrictions, will begin at a later date.

For more, see the museum’s website.