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President’s Letter

It’s been a little while since we’ve connected here. Life gets in the way, and a few of us take on more than one role here in getting things done for CAL.

Rather than wax philosophical, I will just get down to events, no apologies for delays or otherwise. We haven’t forgotten you!

Call for Entries
We have our “Reflections” show that is still open for entries. A reminder that this is an online show, open Internationally, and is offering very decent awards! $800 for Best of Show, then $500, $200 & $100.

The judge is Chris Davies: Chris Davies is a Los Angeles based publisher, gallery director, designer, and entrepreneur with extensive expertise in the business aspect of art. A consultant to individual art galleries, art fairs, individual artists, and a variety of arts organizations, he specializes in developing cutting edge programs for presenting and marketing contemporary fine art.

Deadline is: May 2, 2022, 11:59 PM

The prospectus link:


Art in the Park/ theme: “Luncheon on the Grass”
When: April 24th, 9:00 AM to Noon

Where: Reseda Park, at the duck pond, south end, under a big tree (we will send directions and photos; stay tuned to email)

Whom: FREE TO MEMBERS! Other artist friends are invited to attend provided they send donation to CAL for $20.00 ahead of the event to the address below:

California Art League
c/o Ken Ronney
7357 Hesperia Ave 91335

You Must RSVP that you will be attending so we have a head count, by April 22nd! Please RSVP to

This is a private event; not a public one. You may send along the info to any artist friends who wish to participate but who will need to rsvp and pay their $20.00 fee in advance of the event; not at the location.

Photographers: this will mainly be for artists who sculpt, paint, draw. The reason is that the models see photos being taken of them as several potential separate works, and charge a significant amount over and above what it costs CAL to put on the event. You might like to make a private arrangement with the model for shoots.

Photography for artists who want further reference for the specific view they’re working upon at the event: $20.00 is the fee for photography for this purpose, over and above the fee for the event, if you’re not a CAL member. If CAL members want to take a few shots for further work on their paintings, sculptures, or drawings, the same fee of $20.00 to the model applies; they just get the event for free by being members.

Further details will be sent to those who have rsvp’d for the event.
For starters, here is a photo of the location, Reseda park:

And the model and then dress she will wear, day of the event:

Membership News  

Judy Heimlich

My watercolor, “Uncovered” is part of the Woman Painters West online exhibit “The Beauty of Everyday Things.”

The exhibit will be up until the end of April. To view online go to their website.

The paintings are organized alphabetically by the last names of the artists so click on gallery and scroll down to H. 

Jean Hoelscher

Hello from an ex-pat Californian to Texas.  After living in Sunland, CA for 25 years, I am now in San Angelo, Texas which is a very active art town.  Indeed it’s been designated “Texas Visual Arts City".  I am the Exhibition Chair for the San Angelo Art Club which was founded in 1928!  
Attached is my oil painting “Vermont Spring” (22’x28”) that has been juried into the Spring Exhibition of the Midland Arts Association.  It will be on display from April 28 through June 19, 2022 at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX.  The painting is of a shed and the trees in my niece’s back yard.  The award winners have not been announced yet. 

Tricia Kaman 

Tricia Kaman won "Realist Artist of the Year" at Art Design Consultants' "Art Comes Alive 2021" for her 36" x 36" oil "Kiss of Life". Design Consultants West Gallery, 1013 York St., Cincinnati OH 45214On Display: Nov. 6 - Jan. 7, 2022

For Women’s History Month, I had the pleasure of being invited to exhibit in the “From Woman XV” Group Show. My three paintings, “Best Friends III,” “Moroccan Pose,” and “Beth’s Wings” were all shown at The Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland Ohio. The show was curated by Mary Urbas, and took place from February 20th to April 1st.
My pastel “Amber in Japanese Kimono” is displayed with Arizona Pastel Artists Association’s National Open Exhibition at Phippen Art Museum from March 12 – April 24th.
My pastel “A Penny for Your Thoughts” is displayed with Pastel Society of Colorado’s 18th Annual Mile High International Exhibition from April 9 – May 21st.

Rosina Maize

I will have my art booth set up at the Festival De Mendocino Lane
Altadena Guild Home and Garden Tour 2022
May 1, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Go to: for tickets and location information

Fiesta Days is returning this year in La Canada on Memorial Day. I expect to have a booth at the Lanterman House in La Canada in conjunction with their Summer Whites Picnic.

I am teaching an oil painting class for beginning and intermediate students on Tuesdays from 12:00noon to 3:00pm. We meet at BMAI studio, right near the post office on Florencita in Montrose. Currently I have an opening for one more student, but will have another later in the summer.

Randy Sprout

I was thrilled this morning to see my "Boys on the Dock" painting included in the very prestigious exhibition:

The Beauty of the Story » California Art Club

Nora Koerber

I am happy to share that I’ll have a number of works in the upcoming SOCALPAPA Art Show and Sale:

The Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA) and Environmental Nature Center (ENC) in Newport Beach are excited to announce SOCALPAPA Paints California: Plein Air Art Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 & May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Original works of art from SOCALPAPA artists will showcase the scenic beauty and rich diversity of nature. Many pieces painted specifically at the Environmental Nature Center and at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary will also be on exhibit and available for sale.

Artwork will be displayed on ENC patios and at designated trail locations throughout the 5-acre site. Paintings are in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and/or pastel.

Visitors can view art, watch artists as they paint, and enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own!) under the shade of native trees. Art classes for children and adults will be conducted on both Saturday and Sunday  from 11am to 12pm.

SOCALPAPA promotes the centuries-old tradition of outdoor painting. Working “en plein air” (or outdoors) allows the artist to observe and capture the natural colors and light effects of the open landscape.  For more information about SOCALPAPA, visit

Part of all art sales will be donated to the ENC, allowing a partial, charitable tax deduction. 

The Environmental Nature Center is located at: 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach

I will have a number of works in this show, such as the following images. I hope to see you there!

Nora Koerber is honored that her work, “Cactus Jewelry”, has been juried into the American Impressionists Society’s show:

“AIS Impressions: Small Works Showcase”, which will be held at the Wilder Nightingale Fine Art gallery at 119 Kit Carson Road in Taos NM, May 12th through June 19th.

Judy Knott

 I've attached my piece "How Far Have We Come"  that is showing at the ACCI Gallery in Berkeley during their "Bound: The Art of the Book" through April 24th.  Reception is April 9th 4-6. 

Visit my website at for my latest artwork and news. 

Eric Renard

I am pleased to announce the acceptance of "Malibu" into the "Gleaming Apollo Exhibition" by Los Angeles Art Association, an all -media celebration of, and commentary on Los Angeles. Gleaming Apollo is an online exhibition and sale featuring artwork by LAAA artists running March 26 - April 16, 2021.


I am extremely pleased to announce that "Whispers in the Shadows", has been curated into Black Box Gallery's "Dynamic: Shadow and Light" exhibition.

Theme: Shadow and Light Photography is the recording of patterns of darkness and light. Shadows enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which compliments the quality of the light values. Photographers have used dramatic shadows and patterns in black and white images and have also explored using ethereal and moody shadows and textures in color photography. We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers.

I’m proud to announce that “Baker Street”, “Whispers in the Shadows” and “The Tank” all received Merit Awards for the “Black & White” Art Exhibition at the Art Room Gallery.

All photographs are available on my website.

And that’s all for now, folks!

Please keep us in touch with what you do, and we’ll do the same. Any suggestions, wishes to do this or that or if you feel like helping out, please contact Ms Nora Koerber at

Thank you, Members, and Artist Friends!

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