California Plein Air Art Exhibition at the Old Mill Is Now Available for Online Viewing

Website of the California Art Club Showcases Original Paintings from “Summer Leisure,” the Current Exhibition at the Historical Landmark Near the Huntington Library

SAN MARINO, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 06/17/2005 — With growing collector interest in California plein air paintings by the Golden State’s premier artists, the California Art Club is now displaying on its website the entire exhibition of original paintings on view at the Club’s permanent gallery at the historic Old Mill in San Marino, Calif.

The Club’s current exhibition, “Summer Leisure,” which runs through Sunday, Sept. 11, can be seen by visiting and clicking “Exhibitions.” This exhibition features nearly 50 works that include quintessential California images of inviting sandy beaches, boats serenely sailing in the ocean and other familiar sights of the longer days and shorter nights of summertime.

“In recent years, with the shift away from conceptual art and a return to more representational, figurative forms, the audience for California plein air works has expanded to collectors beyond the U.S. borders,” said artist Peter Adams, who has served as the Club’s president since 1993. “By prominently featuring the Club’s current exhibition on our website, we enable collectors of contemporary-traditional fine art who don’t live in the greater Los Angeles area to view and acquire the newest works from many renowned California artists,” Adams added.

One of the oldest, largest and most active professional arts organizations in the world, the Club has mounted quarterly exhibitions of art at the Old Mill — also known as “El Molino Viejo” — since 1999. The historical landmark, built in 1816 and a short drive from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, is the oldest commercial building in Los Angeles and at one time was home to members of Henry Huntington’s family.

Exhibitions slated for the California Art Club Gallery at the Old Mill for the remainder of 2005 include “Yosemite: Native Spirits,” which opens Sept. 13, and “Monumental Miniatures II,” which opens Dec. 6 and will feature paintings no larger than 8 by 10 inches.

The Old Mill is located at 1120 Old Mill Road in San Marino and is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, except holidays. The telephone number is (626) 449-5458. For directions to the Old Mill, 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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