March 9 to July 29, 2012
In the early years of California Impressionism, the unique and spectacular beauty of the greater Pasadena area was the frequent subject of beautiful artworks, many of which are currently in museum collections nationwide. Continuing this rich artistic tradition, nationally recognized fine artists, both those who live and paint locally as well as those who live outside California, were invited to create new works for this juried collaboration between PMH and several members of the Pasadena Art Gallery Association.
Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden III, an invitational, juried fine art exhibition, was the third biennial exhibition featuring scenes of the greater San Gabriel Valley by nationally recognized representational artists. Over 200 artists were invited to create artworks reflecting scenes of Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley for this singular juried event, which was jointly coordinated by the seven galleries comprising the Pasadena Area Gallery Association (PAGA): Fremont Gallery, Galerie Gabrie, Michael Hollis Fine Art, San Marino Gallery, Segil Fine Art Source, Sycamore Gallery, and Tirage Fine Art Gallery. The initial list of invited artists includes many of the country’s most honored fine art painters, with the final selection juried by museum officials, independent fine art professionals, and the gallery sponsors.