The original archetype of the outdoors painter, working with an easel to capture live models or luscious scenery, a wide-brimmed hat shielding him from the sun, has been a mainstay almost as long as there's been paint. Today at the Autry in Griffith Park, you can catch dozens of these originalists in “plein air” at the California Art Club's Paint-Out & Sculpt-Out event. The club has hewed to this art method since its founding in 1909, when a group of painters fell in love with the rolling California hills, and sought to form a new, more inclusive (read: with female artists) club. Its mission – to uphold the tradition of representational, plein air painting, drawing and sculpting – continues 105 years later. Past Paint-Outs and Sculpt-Outs have hosted up to 50 artists, says club spokeswoman Beverly Chang. At its Autry event, the models will be dressed in 1920s attire, creating entertaining vignettes all over the Autry's lawns. Sunday's event is in conjunction with the California Art Club's 103rd annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, on view at the Autry through Easter Sunday. The painters and sculptors working live today will be a mix of artists from the exhibition and other members of the California Art Club. Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park; Sun., April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; free. (323) 667-2000,

Sun., April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2014
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