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 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 …

December General Meeting – The Schindler House

The Schindler House, one of Los Angeles’s most beloved architectural and cultural landmarks, provided the perfect venue for the December PAA meeting. The weather cooperated and allowed us to enjoy the beautiful grounds before moving into the courtyard for the meeting. Judy Penner announced that in November, Gloria Kondrup, the designer of our new PAA logo and longtime member, was …

November Meeting – Craft Contemporary Museum

It was nice to see such a large number of PAA members attend the November meeting at the CraftContemporary Museum ( formerly the Craft and Folk Art Museum ). Sadly, President Judy Penner announced the passing of Adelaide Hixon, icon, philanthropist and one of PAA’s “10 Gems”. Judy thanked all who participated in the discussions of future fundraising events and …

October Meeting – Art Center College of Design

President Judy Penner called the meeting to order, noting that this is the 64th year of the Pasadena Art Alliance. After reading our mission statement, she read an apt definition of contemporary art: “ The most prominent feature of Contemporary Art is that it has no distinct feature or single characteristic. It is defined by the artist’s ability to innovate …

Annual Meeting – Sonia Singla’s

Sonia Singla’s picture-perfect backyard (and a festive tent to provide shade for all) set a glorious stage for the PAA’s Annual Meeting on June 6, 2019. President Bea Trujillo took the mic for the last time in that capacity and summarized the year’s activities, graciously thanking each Board member for their contributions in making the activities during 2018-19 run so …

MAY REGULAR MEETING – The Armory

Gathering for the May meeting in the familiar confines of The Armory, the members of the Pasadena Art Alliance had much to discuss, with the year rapidly coming to a close. Accolades were given to the entire TS19 team for a MOST successful Treasure Sale…still tabulating results, but most likely the MOST funds ever raised in the history of the …

March Regular Meeting – Hauser and Wirth

A bit of spring fever (or possibly the lure of a great show followed by a delicious lunch) resulted in a near record number of Art Alliance members making the trek to the DTLA Arts District for the March regular meeting. The level of excitement for the organization has hit a fever pitch: all programs are in full swing! Highlights …

February Regular Meeting – Pasadena Conservatory of Music

LOVE is always in the air in February, but it was a particularly “FEEL-GOOD” time to be a member of the Pasadena Art Alliance at this month’s well-attended gathering. First of all, Annaly Bennett and her crafty crew of helpers had scads of hand-made VALENTINES available for sale in the courtyard of the Conservatory prior to the meeting. Each and …