California Art Club artists highlight famed and not-so-famous outdoor spaces inspired by the natural beauty of the Golden State with the upcoming exhibition “California Gardens,” which will be on view from May 26 to Sept. 25 at its gallery at San Marino’s historic Old Mill.
A reception with the exhibiting artists will be held this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The display features 27 contemporary-traditional paintings that transport the viewer to peaceful places throughout California, from Blake Garden in Berkeley to the Balboa Park Rose Garden in San Diego. Among the imagery are works of renowned gardens near The Old Mill, including the Huntington, Descanso Gardens, and the Los Angeles County Arboretum.
“For centuries, artists have found inspiration for new works in gardens, so for the California Gardens exhibition at the Old Mill we asked our artists to depict the gardens that they covet, whether it be their own personal garden or a popular public garden in their own backyard,” said Eire Hoke, manager of exhibitions for the century-old arts organization.
All the participating artists in California Gardens are juried members of the California Art Club and include Cliff Barnes, David Damm, Toni Danchik, Andrew Dickson, Mark Farina, Lynne Fearman, Nita Harper, Chuck Kovacic, Margaret Larlham, Frank Lennartz, Diane Liguori, Simon Lok, Carolyn Lord, Heather Martin, Yolande McAlevey, Ernesto Nemesio, Daniel Raminfard, Pauline Roche, W. Jason Situ, Brenda Swenson, Milly Tsai and Sharon Weaver.
The works are available for acquisition and a portion of the proceeds benefit the California Art Club’s educational programs.
Gallery hours for the California Art Club Gallery at the Old Mill, located at 1120 Old Mill Road in San Marino, are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday. After the opening of California Gardens, the artwork may be viewed online at californiaartclub.org/gardens.