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California Art Club at the Natural History Museum


I had previously visited the California Art Club 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Natural History Museum with my friend SB when we stopped by the Butterfly Pavilion a couple of weeks ago. I liked it so much I suggested it as an activity for our Culver City Art Group
It’s so hard to get people to leave home. One other member, aside from BG and myself, showed up.
Too bad as they missed a super exhibit. I have to say I have never seen so many wonderful paintings in one place. The exhibit ended today. I only wish it went on longer as I would have visited it a third time!
Not only inspirational for painters but for photographers (like myself) as well.The composition is the same for a painter and a photographer. I get a lot of ideas from looking at paintings. This road cutting through Death Valley makes the painting. You probably can’t see it but there’s a car on the highway with red tail lights.
I love this bridge at Yosemite. I’ve taken a few photos of it!I enjoy taking photos of chairs and benches so this appealed to me.
Market Street in San Francisco, one of my favorite cities.california art club

This painting at the entrance to the exhibit was one of my favorites. After the exhibit we ventured outside where members of the California Art Club were painting scenes of the gardens.

BG recognized Xavier Gonzalez, a very talented artist who used to be a member of the Culver City Art Group. He was invited to paint with the California Art Club.

We stopped to talk to this gentleman, Donald Townes, who was painting a very colorful scene. You can see another spectacular ocean painting of his here.

One last painting of Malibu from the vineyards in the hills.

I’m a member of the Natural History Museum and I find it money well spent as I enjoy the permanent exhibits and the temporary exhibits like this one!

Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

15 thoughts on “California Art Club at the Natural History Museum

  1. What spectacular paintings I do like the last one. I could pass my day easily looking at these . Thank you for sharing.


  2. You did make the most out of your visit to Art Club,Roslyn.You are right,looking at paintings,is never just about looking,it inspires a lot of new ideas and creatively triggers our thoughts and our emotional responses.Thank you for being such a good guide,I so much enjoyed all the paintings with the vibrant colours and the diversity of the themes.
    The one at the entrance to the exhibit is my favourite,it looks like a naive piece of art with brilliant saturated colours and a sense of a deep,still space.


    • Every time I found my favorite I found another favorite. But I must admit the painting at the entrance was interesting in so many ways… I told my friend I could hang it in my house and never get tired of looking at it!

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  3. “It’s so hard to get people to leave home….” Haha, how true! Everyone has their own interests. You’ve chosen some intriguing examples from the exhibit, and I must have similar tastes because I’m enjoying every one of them. I love the composition of that chair by the pond, while the Death Valley road painting stole my admiration as well.


  4. Beautiful paintings!


  5. I really enjoyed seeing these paintings, the painters, and the grounds, Roslyn. Thanks very much for sharing!


  6. Well worth leaving home!


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