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 …

March 30 General Meeting – Scripps Ceramic Annual

Our late March meeting (rescheduled from April to accommodate the New Orleans trip) was held at the lovely Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, where we saw the 78th Scripps College Ceramic Annual. PAA has now funded 25 catalogues for the ceramics exhibition, which this year is titled Handle Carefully: The Power of Words and Clay. Curator and interim …

Fringe Benefit Update

Excitement is building as we approach our annual benefit which is just around the corner on Saturday April 29th. We saw fascinating work coming out of the studios at ArtCenter, with media ranging from mixed-media photography, large-scale abstract painting, interactive sound/hyperbolic crochet and ceramic to a project exploring a small subculture group from China whose eye-catching hairstyles represent their power …

Grants Reception 2023

At the 2023 Grants Reception we heard repeated heartfelt appreciation from every one of the grant recipients to PAA for their award, underscoring the value of our mission. Speaker after speaker expressed that our support is essential for what they do. The diversity of this year’s projects is evident; a number of plans focus on social justice, activism, feminism, and …

March 2023 General Meeting – Craft Contempoorary

After experiencing days of rain (and snow!), Pasadena Art Alliance members traveled to the Craft Contemporary Museum for the March meeting and to view two exciting exhibits: Strings of Desire and Alicia Piller: Within. Suzanne Isken, executive director of Craft Contemporary led the group through the two exhibits providing valuable background and insight.  Both exhibits demonstrate the use of a wide variety of …