The California Art Club, established in 1909, is the western United States’ largest professional art organization with over 2000 members.
In 1999, the California Art Club Gallery was established in El Molino Viejo's converted Granary Room. The CAC maintains an on-going exhibit of excellent work for sale by acclaimed artists. The Old Mill Foundation is grateful to receive a portion of the proceeds from sales of these beautiful paintings.
The California Art Club Gallery is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
The current exhibition is "Monumental Miniatures 2018” and is additionally available to view on the CAC website.
The California Art Club pays tribute to its founding members and the California Impressionist movement they inspired. The organization's early artists influenced the first purely Californian art movement, as they painted scenic vistas of the Golden State's natural beauty. Today's artists are employing the same classical techniques, as they create works that not only continue to showcase awe-inspiring landscapes, but also present thought-provoking images from daily life. This exhibition features nearly 70 original paintings - small gems no larger than 9 by 12 inches - small in size but grand in expression.The works include numerous genres that have for centuries been rendered as miniature art - luminous landscapes, sophisticated still-lifes and poignant portraits.