The California Art Club and the Carmel Visual Arts will present the exhibition Point Lobos and Beyond at the Carmel gallery from October 19 to November 30, 2018. The exhibition opens with a reception with the participating artists on Saturday, October 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The more than 30 works selected for inclusion in this display have been created by many of the state’s premier contemporary-traditional artists who are members of the historic California Art Club and its chapters in Monterey County and surrounding area. The paintings spotlight Point Lobos, considered the “crown jewel” of the Golden State’s 280 state parks, as well as a multitude of stunning vistas in the environs. The featured imagery defines this pristine stretch of coastline along the Pacific Ocean, from the Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur to the Carmel Dunes and Pacific Grove’s iconic Lover’s Point Park. All of the works capture fleeting moments of natural lighting across scenic landscapes – a distinctive Impressionistic style of painting influenced by the Club’s early founders more than a century ago.

The participating artists are Tomiko Bailey, Bobbie Belvel, Nanette Biers, Maria Boisvert, Rich Brimer, John Burton, Inna Cherneykina, Rhonda Egan, Bryce Elischer, Mark Farina, Catherine Fasciato, Tatyana Fogarty, Terri Ford, Clark Louis Gussin, Scott Hamill, Coraly Hanson, Vivian Healy, Maggie Renner Hellmann, Lucinda Johnson, Sibyl Johnson, Laurie Kersey, Rolf Lygren, Will Maller, Mark Monsarrat, Robert Porter, Jesse Powell, Barbara Reinertson, Julia Munger Seelos, Marte Thompson, Marti Walker, Cindy Wilbur, Tonya Zenin.

The Carmel Visual Arts Gallery is located at 3694 The Barnyard, in Carmel, Calif. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

About the California Art Club

The California Art Club (californiaartclub.org), 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 is to promote traditional fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture; produce and promote art exhibitions that foster greater understanding of traditional art heritage and California history; and furnish educational opportunities in the fine arts. Members include nationally renowned artists, art students, art scholars and patrons, and leading collectors and members of the business community in order to interject different perspectives into the ongoing dialogue about traditional fine arts.