Permanent Collection Event

The Permanent Collection held its annual event at Jeannie Vaughn’s home in May. Five members – Wendy Munger, Patsy Ault, Catherine Coquillard, Judy McDonald, and Sarah Preston – joined the Permanent Collection this year, pledging to include PAA in their wills or estates. The group was honored to have Barbara T. Smith as their special guest, in conversation with Sigrid Burton. It was a …

Annual Meeting 2023

What an incredibly special afternoon full of friendship, laughter, great conversation, and delightful hats! Friends old and new gathered in Susan Masterman’s lovely gardens. We were introduced to our newest members, heard reports from several committees, honored the most recent Permanent Collection members, welcomed the 2023-2024 PAA board, and celebrated the announcement of the Impact Award winner, Inner-City Arts. There …

Education in LA – Trip to OCMA

On Wednesday, May 17th a group of PAA members traveled down to Costa Mesa to visit the newly opened Orange County Museum of Art. The building itself was designed by Thomas Mayne for Morphosis Architecture and is located on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus. We were able to view several exhibits that were on display: Daniel Arsham: Wherever …

New Member Reception 2023

In late April, the membership committee hosted a new member orientation in the lovely home & garden of Susan Reynolds. The potential new members along with their proposer enjoyed cheese, charcuterie, crudité and an assortment of sweets while they learned about PAA’s mission, history, benefits, grants as well as the commitments associated with membership. We are hopeful they will all …

May 2023 General Meeting – LACMA

Yet another rainy day when PAA must to travel far from Pasadena! Despite the cold and rain, several dozen PAA members traveled to LAMA for the May General Meeting. Annaly opened the meeting and gave the Treasurer’s Report for the absent and deservedly resting Patty Zuber. She also reminded the membership that the next Education Inside LA trip will be …

Fringe Benefit

What a party! Among the many highlights: Fascinating art by students in Fringe: From Concept to Collaboration to Creation Stunning faculty art for the highest bidders in a silent auction Captivating performance and installation by Beck + Col Delicious Filipino food from Chef Lord Maynard Llera Festive hand-made and recycled decorations throughout A packed and fun-filled venue with an incredible …

A Visit to the Getty

While many of our compadres were frolicking in New Orleans, a few of us decided to get in a little fun and enrichment of our own. We booked a trip to the Getty to see the PAA funded show Barbara T. Smith: The Way To Be. It did not disappoint! The show is centered on her performance art and there …

Education in LA – Betty Duker Collection

Betty Duker has collected art, wonderfully supported by her husband, since 1965. The collection comprises artists from California, the greater US, Mexico, South America and Europe. Since 2008 her focus has been Latin American art from the period 1940 – 1995. A small group of us had the pleasure to walk through the Duker Collection, with Betty as our guide, …

Education Outside LA – NOLA

The lovely ladies of the PAA made their way to the exciting city of New Orleans April 4-7, beginning the festivities with a welcome reception at the hotel featuring a selection of wines and an “artfully arranged tray of crudites.” Wow. No expense spared here. Our first dinner was around the corner from the hotel in a private dining room …