Birth of the California Art Club: Its Founding and First Annual Exhibition

This is the second cover article I’ve written for the California Art Club Newsletter (the first being my interview of Evelyn Payne Hatcher in June 2001, daughter of Edgar and Elsie Payne). Thanks to Peter and Elaine Adams, and Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum for their help and contributions in writing this. Disclaimer: I’ve … Continue reading Birth of the California Art Club: Its Founding and First Annual Exhibition

The California Art Club’s 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

Aspirations of Man, 22″ x 28″, Oil on canvas, © Eric Merrell You’ve probably noticed by now that I exhibit with and write quite a bit about the California Art Club. I first encountered the group sometime in spring 2000 when I took a term off from Art Center College of Design where I was enrolled (and later … Continue reading The California Art Club’s 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition