November 22 General Meeting – ArtCenter College of Design

On a spectacular sunny day, Pasadena Art Alliance members convened at the main campus of the ArtCenter College of Design to meet in person and enjoy the current exhibit, Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood. Highlights of the meeting included: -The announcement of a private art sale from the MARY GERKE estate on December 16th -Jeannie Vaughn’s pitch for the sale …

Artist Party

PAA was excited to hold its first Artist Party since 2018! About 50 artists and their guests, as well as PAA members, gathered at Betsy Greenberg’s at the end of October to celebrate each artist’s generous donation to our successful Spring Auction. It was fun to meet and thank some artists who couldn’t make the Auction but were able to …

October 22 General Meeting – ICA LA

President Annaly Bennett dedicated the first general meeting of the year to Jennifer Baxter, PAA’s 2021-2022 president, who passed away in July. She is missed terribly, and we cherish all of our PAA memories with her and send condolences to her family. Meeting highlights: – During the meeting, we welcomed PAA’s newest members: Suzanne Holder, Karyn Kohl, Betty Sargent, Toi …

St. Malo PAA Board Retreat 2022

Many decades ago PAA decided that the private beachside community St. Malo in Oceanside, with several Art Alliance members in residence there, would be a perfect place to “get away” and get some serious business accomplished at the beginning of each year.  The size of the Board has fluctuated over the years, as have the number of homes available to us.  In addition …

New Member Event – Betty Duker’s Collection

This year the PAA welcomed five new members: Suzanne Holder, Karyn Kohl, Betty Sargent, Toi Treister, and Olga Vanegas and they were treated to a very special first gathering! As Guardian Angel Chair Scarlett Osterling reported: “The year's first Guardian Angel gathering was held for new members and their sponsors on Sept. 20th. It was a fantastic opportunity to get …

Fulcrum Arts Exhibit – Fall 2022

PAA members Liza Kerrigan and Gretchen Seager checked out the PAA supported (through a 2022 grant) Freq_Wave exhibit at the Fulcrum Arts Festival in Pasadena. For the event, Carl Michael von Hausswolff gathered 12 artists to work on specific sound frequencies tracks, which he then mixed and piped through speakers all around the historic Mt Wilson Observatory’s Carnegie 100” Hooker …

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 …