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January 9, 2017 (El Cajon) - The Olaf Wieghorst Museum at the Wieghorst Western Heritage Center, 131 Rea Ave., El Cajon, will present “Salmagundians and their Southern California Friends,” an exhibit featuring about 90 paintings created by 18 plein air artists, including two East County residents who are members of the Salmagundi Club. The exhibit runs Jan. 9 to March 3.

The exhibiting artists include El Cajon resident Gloria Chadwick and Mt. Helix resident Grace Schlesier, both whom have been accepted as members of the Salmagundi Club. Founded in 1871, the New York City-based Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious art organizations in the U.S. Membership is by invitation only and requires two recommendations from current Salmagundi Club members, as well as a review of an artist’s work.


Other exhibiting artists at the Wieghorst Museum include Pat Ford, George Kreutz, Fred Gregory, Chuck McPherson, Mary Ford, Pat Welsh, Nita Harper, Lee Katz, Betty Holmes, Val Carson, Joy Floro, Steve Dern, Dawn Second, Coko Brown, Tim Scott and Leslie Jakes.

All paintings will be “plein air,” a term which means “open air” and referring to paintings created outside and on location to create the effects of light and atmosphere.

Admission to the museum is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, phone (619) 590-3431, or visit www.wieghorstmuseum.org.

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