Now available: “California Light: A Century of Landscapes,” by Jean Stern and Molly Siple (published by Skira Rizzoli, NYC). Though you can buy it on Amazon (for slightly less), if you get your copy through the California Art Club for a few dollars more, those extra dollars will greatly help the non-profit club continue to organize great exhibitions, lectures and paint-outs. There is also a very limited number of copies signed by all of the authors – this is available exclusively through the CAC.
This beautiful coffee-table sized book (276 p., full color) features historic and contemporary members’ artwork, as well as the history of the first 100 years of the club. Authored by Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum, and Molly Siple, a frequent author on California art. As the Club Historian, I wrote the brief chronology of the club that was also included (Reducing 100 years’ worth of history to fit on two pages is incredibly hard – here is the expanded version if you’re interested.)