Wednesday, March 28, 2012

California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition

Well, it's time for the California Art Club Gold Medal Show on Saturday. There were sixteen jurors to sift through all the entries, and there is an impressive roster of about 150 artists exhibiting.

This year we are at the Autry, site of the recent Masters of the West Show. That was pretty impressive, so here's hoping we can match the power of that event.

My piece, "Long Beach Farewell" is a view from Cabrillo Beach after a particularly wet and windy storm. I always anticipate the end of Pacific storms, as they give rise to the most gorgeous, clean and interesting skies. This was no exception. This painting shows a balance between the freedom of the skies as it turns over to night, as the industrial dockland weighs below.

Visit the exhibition on-line, if you are not in Los Angeles, by visiting

Saturday, March 24, 2012

We have another reception this evening from 5 -7 pm at the Marchese Fine Art Gallery at 13763 Fiji Way, E-6c, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. Call the Gallery for directions at 310 306 0697.

I have 5 paintings in the show, along with some great pieces by Karl Dempwolf, Steve Mirich, Jacques Valin, Vic Riesau, Julie Snyder, Randy Sprout, Nancy Carroll, Annie Hoffman, Jason Situ Junn Roca, Howard Marchese and Natasha Timares.

Swing by and enjoy some music and refreshments. The show will run through 7 April, and is open Wednesday to Sunday. Hope to see you there.

Pictured is one of my favorite Terminal Island Fish Harbor paintings, "Afternoon Light."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Saving Paradise Painting Exhibition

Glorious Morning, Antelope Valley, pastel, Bernard Fallon.

This Sunday, 11 March, 2 - 5 pm is the opening Reception for the California Art Club's Saving Paradise Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park, located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90017.

The show runs March 8 - May 6 2012 and was curated by Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum.