November 27, 2013 (San Diego) – The works of some of San Diego County’s most talented and promising landscape artists will be on exhibit in a juried art show sponsored by the California Art Club (CAC) and hosted by the Olaf Wieghorst Museum. Landscapes of the West opened October 8 and runs through January 11, 2014, at the museum’s downtown El Cajon location at 131 Rea Avenue. El Cajon’s Olaf Wieghorst Museum is dedicated to preserving America’s western heritage. It houses the works of Olaf Wieghorst, an internationally recognized western artist whose paintings have been praised and acquired by royalty, presidents and celebrities. Born in Denmark, the self-taught artist immigrated to the United States and eventually settled in El Cajon. His restored ranch house is a local landmark and sits on museum property.
On December 5, at 6:30 p.m., Olaf Wieghorst Museum Past President Ross Provence will reminisce about the life and art of El Cajon’s most famous western artist.
The Olaf Wieghorst Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. To learn more about the museum, visit www.wieghorstmuseum.org. For more information about the California Art Club, visit www.californiaartclub.org.