Jay Belloli

Jay Belloli, Pasadena curator of early JPL space photography show, dies at 76 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-06-03/jay-belloli-pasadena-curator-jpl-space-photography-dies

Grants Chair Annual Meeting Remarks 2021

Grants Chair – Annual Meeting Remarks 6/2/21  The best way to describe the past year is “PAA Grants:  Covid Edition.”  At the height of the pandemic, the well-oiled machine that is the PAA grant-making process needed to adapt to the health and safety rules set by LA County and the City of Pasadena:  most importantly, this meant no in-person meetings.  …

Permanent Collection 2021

IMMORTALS GATHER!   Who are these “Immortals” anyway? They are PAA members who have joined the Permanent Collection, thereby ensuring their Immortal status in the PAA. The Permanent Collection was founded in 2008 to give members the opportunity to include the PAA in their estate plans in the belief that their visionary generosity would have a lasting impact on the …

Grants 2021 Press Release

The Pasadena Art Alliance on Wednesday announced it has awarded $315,000 in grants to 26 Los Angeles area non-profit arts organizations. The grants will support contemporary arts exhibitions and projects in the San Gabriel Valley and throughout Los Angeles County. The PAA has been fostering the appreciation of contemporary visual art in Southern California for over 60 years, with grants totaling almost $7 million to date. “We …

Pandemic Pivot

PANDEMIC PIVOT Our PAA PANDEMIC PIVOT  is underway!  Like each of you and like every arts organization we know, the PAA had to pivot in this unprecedented time.  We are determined to continue to advance our mission to foster the appreciation of contemporary visual art in Southern California, but because of COVID we are not able to have an in-person or virtual benefit this …

Impact Award 2021

IMPACT AWARD EMILY HOPKINS SMILING BEHIND HER MASK AS SHE RECEIVES THE 2021 IMPACT AWARD CHECK FOR SIDE STREET PROJECTS. Pasadena Art Alliance members were thrilled to learn that Side Street Projects has been awarded the 2021 PAA Impact Award. Side Street projects has been in existence for 28 years addressing the needs of the most under-resourced at-risk youth in …

Grants Awards 2021

GRANTS AWARDS The Pasadena Art Alliance  has awarded $315,000 in grants to 26 Los Angeles area non-profit arts organizations. The grants will support contemporary arts exhibitions and projects in the San Gabriel Valley and throughout Los Angeles County. The PAA has been fostering the appreciation of contemporary visual art in Southern California for over 60 years, with grants totaling almost $7 million to date. “We are …

March General Meeting – Long Beach Museum of Art

It was a beautiful day in Long Beach where PAA members enjoyed the exhibits and grounds of the Long Beach Museum of Art. Judy Penner opened the meeting and introduced one of our new members, Sarah Deschenes. Patty Zuber reported on our current treasury accounts, noting that it was necessary for PAA to purchase a new computer for the office. …

February – PAA’s First Salon

At the PAA Board meeting in Saint Malo last September, Marsha Bohr called out a request for the organization to provide experiences for us to “learn more about art!” The first ever PAA Salon held at the home of Katy Champ on February 18th certainly did just that. It was a delightful evening of food, conversation, and stimulating talk. Gwen …