The 105th annual Gold Medal Exhibition was held by the California Art Club at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles this past weekend, with a private Collectors’ Preview Dinner on Friday night and an Artists’ Gala on Saturday evening.
Hosted by club President Peter Adams and Executive Director Elaine Adams, the weekend resulted in a large number of paintings sold on both nights and a very high-quality show of artwork.
From left: Peter Adams, Christopher Slatoff, Elaine Adams, and Dan Pinkham
Unlike previous years, the club did not award prizes to winning paintings due to a change in direction in which the prize is the fact of being juried into the show. According Adams, this increased the number of high-level artists submitting paintings for the show. All artists received a commemorative pin designating them Gold Medal Award winners.
Derek Olinger, left, and Warren Chang
From left: B. Eric Rhoads, Michelle Jung, and Scott Christensen
On Sunday following the events the club provided a still life workshop with Jim McVicker and Kate Sammons. The show will hang at the Autry until April 24.