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109th Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition: "Butterfly Beach" selected!

Butterfly Beach 9 x 12 watercolor on paper $950 SO excited! This is my 10th consecutive time in this exhibit, a bucket list item!  Th...

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Kelp Forest Glow

"Kelp Forest Glow" was a pleasure I lingered over painting. In February I visited the Scripps Aquarium and spent a long time watching the kelp forest.
This was a lovely world of light, turquoise and gold to spend time with during the stay at home time.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

109th Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition: "Butterfly Beach" selected!

Butterfly Beach 9 x 12 watercolor on paper $950

SO excited! This is my 10th consecutive time in this exhibit, a bucket list item!

 The California Art Club’s 109th
Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Hilbert Museum
 of California Art at Chapman University in Old Towne Orange
will take place from
May 16 to June 13, 2020.

Museum Information:

UPdate : Virtual Exhibit Information

Since its 1909 inauguration, the California Art Club has been dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary-traditional fine art through championing painting and sculpture featuring representational practices. The Annual Gold Medal Exhibition is the most vital platform for demonstrating the best of the realist genre. While participating artists employ time-honored fine art techniques, their featured works in this un-themed exhibition seek to innovate with modern messages that address societal issues from diversity to the environment.
In presenting the 109th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition with the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, the California Art Club embarks on an exciting new partnership with this relatively new cultural institution. While our initial plans were to unveil our signature event in Orange County for the very first time, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will instead present this much anticipated display on our website with a full slate of online activities and educational programs.
We look forward to your virtual visit of the Gold Medal Exhibition – and hope you visit often!

167 N. Atchison Street
Orange, California (across from Ruby’s Diner and the Orange train station) 




Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm


We strongly encourage patrons to park in the FREE City of Orange/Old Towne West Parking Structure on the corner of Maple and Cypress streets (GPS: 130 N. Lemon Street, Orange) — it’s just across the street in back of the museum and is an easy stroll to the museum and to numerous nearby dining and shopping options.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Top of the World La Jolla selected for AIS 4th Annual Impressions Small Works Showcase

Top of the World La Jolla 9 x 12 plein air watercolor

RS Hanna Gallery
Fredericksburg Tx

March 6 to April 4th
Opening and awards March 6 6 to 8 pm

I'll be able to apply for AIS Signature Membership this fall because this is the fourth painting I have exhibited with this extremely accomplished group. (Someone remind me on Oct 1 2020!)

For my own reference:

Small Works Showcase 4th Annual 2020
Small works Showcase Green House Gallery 2018
16th Annual National  2015
14th Annual National M Gallery 2013

Peak Near the Eiger

After the Fire

Fresh Greens

Friday, December 13, 2019

"Topiary Twirl" Juried into 11th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibit at the Fallbrook Art Center

"Topiary Twirl" 16 x 21 watercolor on paper

From the acceptance letter:

Dear Robin: 
Mark Mehaffey, AWS(DF), NWS, WHS, TWSA, WW, RMWS, LWS, ISEA, ISAP, juror for the 11th Annual International Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, has selected your painting:  ‘Topiary Twirl’ for the 2020 show.

Exhibit Information:
 Opening and Awards Sat Feb 8 2020 5 to 7 pm
Feb 9 to April 19
Fallbrook Art Center
103 South Main
Fallbrook Ca 92028
760 728 1414

Thursday, December 12, 2019

"Laguna Inlet" Juried into "The Golden State" California Art Club Exhibit at the Old Mill

"Laguna Inlet" 12 x 16

Painted  en Plein Air in Heisler Park on a misty morning in Laguna Beach

Exhibit Information:

January 14 – May 17, 2020
CAC Gallery at The Old Mill
1120 Old Mill Road
San Marino, CA 91108