Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden III, an invitational, juried fine art exhibition, is the third biennial exhibition featuring scenes of the greater San Gabriel Valley by nationally recognized representational artists will remain on display in the Kathryn Beynon Foundation Exhibition Hall
at PMH through Sunday, July 29, 2012.
Over 200 nationally recognized representational artists were invited to create artworks reflecting scenes of Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley for this singular juried event, which is jointly curated by the seven galleries comprising the Pasadena Area Gallery Association (PAGA): Fremont Gallery, Galerie Gabrie, Michael Hollis Fine Art, San Marino Gallery, Segil Fine Art Source, Sycamore Gallery and Tirage Fine Art Gallery The initial list of invited artists includes many of the country’s most honored fine art painters, with the final selection juried by museum officials, independent fine art professionals, and the gallery sponsors.
Joseph Stoddard's watercolor "Pasadena Train Station," shown at left, was chosen as the entry that best represents the exhibition theme. It will be purchased by the participating galleries and donated to Pasadena Museum of History as a gift of appreciation, adding a contemporary work to the Museum’s important collection of California plein aire paintings. The “Museum Purchase Prize” was announced at a special reception for artists and Museum Members on Saturday, March 10. Hiromi Gibbs' watercolor, "San Gabriel Owl" (pictured below) was named winner of the Southwest Art prize.
Artworks will be available for acquisition through the sponsoring galleries after the close of the exhibition.
Hours: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays.
Admission: $7 General; $6 Students & Seniors; Members & Children under 12 Free. Free admission every “Community Wednesday” to anyone who lives, works or is a student in any of the following local communities: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Glendale, Highland Park, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and Temple City. Please mention this offer and show some form of i.d. in the Museum Store.
Roster of Artists
Lisa Bloomingdale Bell
M. Kathryn Massey
Julio J. Pro
W. Jason Situ
Images: (top, l to r, Arroyo Morning, Charles Muench; San Gabriels Blush of Spring, Andrea Dern; Descanso Koi, Armand Cabrera; (bottom); Minuet, M. Kathryn Massey, San Gabriel Vallegory, Robert Rodriguez; Through the Trees, Hai Yaskulka.