California Art Club Artists Return to the Hollyhock House for …..

‘Paint-Out’ of the Historic Building Once Occupied by the Club

LOS ANGELES, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 10/04/2005 — On Saturday, October 22, after a 63-year absence, artists from the California Art Club will return to the Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park — the Frank Lloyd Wright structure that once served as the clubhouse for the organization — for a special “Paint-Out” of the dramatic building, the surrounding gardens and the magnificent view of the Hollywood Hills.

As part of the “Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation 2005 National Conference,” more than 50 of the Club’s artists are expected to converge on Barnsdall Park from 9 a.m. to sundown. They will set up their easels on Olive Hill, so art lovers and history buffs can witness the creation of new paintings that capture this moment in history for the famed structure, which recently received a multi-million dollar renovation.

The Club’s use of Lloyd Wright’s first building in Los Angeles from 1927 to 1942 was a gift from art patron Aline Barnsdale, the daughter of oil tycoon Theodore Barnsdall. During that time, the organization hosted “salon dinners” for celebrities and international heads of state, as well as a lecture series on art, literature, music, architecture, theater and film.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to return to our roots and create works of art of this historic building,” said artist Peter Adams, who serves as the Club’s president. “Many of the Club’s current efforts to educate the public on traditional fine arts are extensions of programs initiated while the Club resided in the Hollyhock House.”

There is no charge for individuals interested in watching artists participate in this paint-out at Barnsdall Park, which is located near the intersection of Hollywood and Vermont. For more information on this paint-out, visit

About the California Art Club:

The California Art Club (, established in 1909 by early California Impressionists or plein air painters, is recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most active leading professional art organizations in the world. The mission of the Club, which is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., is to promote traditional fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture; to produce and promote art exhibits that foster understanding and interpretation of traditional art heritage and California history; and to furnish educational opportunities in fine arts.

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