News / American Artists
Mar 07, 2016
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Chang. A former industrial building and storage facility used by Chapman University has been transformed into a 6,000-square-foot museum — the nation's only institution dedicated to the display of California Scene painting and California representational art. Nearly 2,000 people attended the Feb. 26 and 27 grand opening in Old Towne Orange of the Hilbert Museum of California Art, the latest addition to Chapman University and to the Orange County arts scene. Chapman's first art museum came together relatively quickly. The private university and Newport Beach couple Mark and Jan Hilbert announced its formation in November...
Feb 20, 2016
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (January 21, 2016) - On February 21, 2016, Laguna Art Museum opens three new exhibitions to the public; Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective; Frederick Hammersley: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection; and City Life, Los Angeles: 1930s to 1950s. The exhibitions will close May 30, 2016. Speakeasy, c. 1930's, by Retta Scott City Life, Los Angeles: 1930s to 1950s Beginning in the 1930s, many American artists turned their attention to scenes of everyday life, which they rendered in a realistic style. Often their paintings celebrated the development of the modern city and its hustle-bustle of activity. This...
Jul 17, 2015
Chinese reporter Zhang Hongbin interviews National Watercolor Society President Ken Goldman for an article on the NWS China/America Exchange Exhibition. China is home to a large number of artists painting in the watercolor medium. These talented Chinese artists are very interested in the work done by American watercolorists, and in an effort to promote global art the National Watercolor Society came up with a great concept. They created the China/America Exchange to allow talented artists from China to visit, study, and exhibit their works in America, and vise versa for our homegrown American artists. The concept is brilliant, and a great way for artists painting around the world to...