La Cañada's historic Lanterman House is the backdrop for the fourth annual Foothill Artists League Exhibition and Sale for one day only, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. The arts and crafts architecture with its many French doors will provide ideal natural lighting for the paintings of the interactive study group led by celebrated artist and teacher Margot Lennartz.
The exhibition will feature the works of 11 artists who have studied together for the better part of a decade. The group works mostly in the plein-air style, landscapes that are begun on location and completed in studio, with the input and instruction of fellow league members and Lennartz. They paint in the footsteps of early 20th century California landscape impressionists Jean Munnheim, Sam Hyde Harris and Ellison Clark who visually recorded California terrain from La Jolla, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove and Carmel, to Lower Tujunga Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, Verdugo Hills and Eaton Canyon. Members of the league infuse their own interpretation of the environment in their individual paintings with a pervasive thumbprint of Lennartz throughout.