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On Location in Malibu 2003: Paintings by the California Art Club

May 24 - August 3, 2003

 

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University will present On Location in Malibu 2003: Paintings by the California Art Club from Saturday, May 24, through Sunday, August 3, 2003. The exhibition will be open from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Tuesdays through Sundays (closed July 4). There is no admission charge. On Saturday, May 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., there will be a reception to meet the artists. The public is invited to attend.

As a follow-up to the hit exhibition On Location in Malibu: Paintings by the California Art Club of 1999, members of the California Art Club have returned once again to paint Malibu's picturesque scenery. (left: Michael Obermeyer, Malibu Memories, 2003, oil on linen, 12 x 24 inches)

The California Art Club was founded in 1909 and ranks among the oldest art organizations in the state. Early members included most of Southern California's leading Impressionists, such as Franz Bischoff, Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and William Wendt.

Today the club numbers over 1,700 members, including 300 painters and sculptors. Their mission is to uphold the artistic standards and traditions of the club's founders. In addition, they play an important historical role by recording California's natural landscape before it is further altered by urbanization.
The 64 paintings in the exhibition reveal that Malibu boasts far more than just its famous beaches. Views favored by the 52 artists reveal a complex and varied topography, including not only shoreline but also streams and woods, canyons and mountains.

On Location in Malibu 2003: Paintings by the California Art Club will be on view in the Gregg G. Juarez Gallery, West Gallery, and Ron Wilson-Designer Gallery in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and by Friends of the California Art Club.

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