Mian Situ on the Cover of Southwest Art Magazine, June 2018
Gold Medal Exhibition, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
by Kim Agricola
THE CALIFORNIA Art Club, one of the oldest and largest fine-art organizations in the country, presents its 107th annual Gold Medal Exhibition this month, with more than 300 fine artworks by 220 nationally renowned painters and sculptors, such as Bela Bacsi, Julie Bell, George Carlson, Dennis Doheny, Max Ginsburg, Jean LeGassick, David A. Leffel, Michael Obermeyer, and Mian Situ. The juried event kicks off with a ticketed Collectors’ Preview and Artists’ Gala on Saturday, June 9, and then opens to the public on Sunday at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the very first museum to host the exhibition more than a century ago. Various Los Angeles venues have hosted the Gold Medal Exhibition over the years, but the Natural History Museum has proved to be its most steadfast host, presenting the show 26 times between 1914 and 1944.