This year marked the 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition held by the California Art Club. Since its founding in 1909, the club has been dedicated to house artists in the contemporary-traditional fine art field. Their annual Gold Medal Exhibition was first held in 1911 and has since become an environment for artists, scholars, and collectors to explore and discuss topics surrounding representational art forms. Specifically for the artists, The Gold Medal Exhibition has also become a platform to creating new standards of excellence for works that in the traditional art techniques of painting, drawing, and sculpture.

Two of our school’s alumni were fortunate enough to participate in the exhibition. Rohini Sen’s Chinook (charcoal on paper) and Nkita Budkov’s Victim of Fate, John Dee (oil on board).

Rohini Sen & Chinook

From Sen, “It was an honor to be included in such a prestigious event. Meeting and getting to know fellow artists and collectors from California and out-of-state, immediately broadens your community. I’m thankful to be a member of the California Art Club and am excited for future events!”

Nikita Budkov & Victim of Fate, John Dee

LAAFA also had two instructors featured; Adam Matano, Divinity (pictured), David, and Giraffe in Tree (all in bronze) was featured along with fellow instructor Ron Lemen, Dappled Light at San Dieguito (oil on canvas).

LAAFA is committed to continuing support of its students, faculty, and alumni as they pursue their artistic goals and careers. Congratulations to Rohini, Nikita, Adam, and Ron!

*Ron Lemen’s Dappled Light at San Dieguitofeatured piece.

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