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The California Art Club was established in 1909 by the early California Impressionists after the disbanding of the Los Angeles Painters’ Club. A number of prominent artists were instrumental in the founding of the Club, including Franz Bischoff (1864-1929), Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947), Hanson Puthuff (1875-1972) and William Wendt (1865-1946). Today, the California Art Club's primary purposes are to promote the fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing, and sculpture, with a special emphasis placed on the academic traditions and craftsmanship established by the founders of the organization. The PMCA is proud to host the California Art Club’s annual Gold Medal exhibition and sale of work by its artist members. All proceeds from the three-week exhibition benefit the PMCA, the California Art Club, and the artist.