The 98th Annual Gold Medal Opens This Weekend!

Port Clyde Sunset, 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", Oil on panel, Eric Merrell Port Clyde Sunset, 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell; Exhibited at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Above is the second painting that I'll be exhibiting in the 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition which opens this week in Pasadena. You can see all of the event details on the California Art Club's website and view the artwork too. There is a Gala Reception on Saturday night, April 25, and it opens to the public on Sunday. A large group exhibition with a lot of different work, come by and check it out! It's exciting to be exhibiting with these other great artists.

This painting was one of a couple that I did out on Marshall Point in Port Clyde, Maine. Just before the sun disappeared behind me it lit up the islands off in the distance, just fantastic. When the sun set the mosquitoes were suddenly terrible, and I noticed mice scurrying about in the rocks, but then I saw the full moon rise just to the right out over the ocean and grabbed another panel. I was able to walk the half mile or so back to the house in the moonlight.

This post has my other painting that will be in the exhibition.