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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

February General Meeting – Pasadena Conservatory of Music

As PAA members entered the courtyard of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, their eyes were drawn to a table with an incredible array of specially designed valentines created by a talented team, headed by Shelly Sackett. This year’s cards exhibited extraordinary artistry and will bring delight to all who receive them. The general meeting was opened by President Judy Penner …

January General Meeting – Huntington Library and Gardens

The first 2020 PAA meeting took place at the beautiful Huntington Gardens with a large number of members in attendance. President Judy Penner greeted everyone and reminded us all of the importance of responding promptly to meeting and lunch invitations. Though the new online system caused a few glitches, ultimately, the ability to use credit cards and other features will …