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 …

December Regular Meeting – Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Through rain and wind and flooding streets, the courageous women of the Pasadena Art Alliance braved the elements to attend the December 6, 2018 meeting and exhibition hosted in the Los Angeles Arts District on one of the rainiest days on record.  Since MOCA Geffen did not have a meeting space, the members first gathered at the National Center for …

November General Meeting – Skirball Cultural Center

The task of driving to the WESTSIDE may have been daunting, but the draw of seeing the recently opened Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibition at the Skirball was well worth the crazy “Waze” the PAA members traveled to the November General meeting. This month’s announcements at the business meeting included the PAA office move …

2018 October General Meeting

Always a raucous crowd, the members of the Pasadena Art Alliance are particularly so when gathering for the first time in the fall at our October General meeting.  This year was no exception, as the chattering voices could nearly be heard in the ArtCenter parking lot as members swapped stories on summer vacations, how children/grandchildren were settling in at school …

January 2018 General Meeting

January General Meeting at the Art Center College of Design The first General Meeting of 2018 was held on January 4th at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  Stephen Nowlin, founding director of the Alyce Williamson Gallery, and Jay Belloli, curator for Mars:  Astronomy and Culture, gave us our tour of this fascinating Mars exhibit.  The show blends …

December 2017 General Meeting

December General Meeting at the Institute of Contemporary Art – LA The newly opened ICA-LA was the downtown location for our December General Meeting held on December 7th.  Members and guests were delighted to hear Executive Director, Elsa Longhouser discuss the work of self-taught artist, Martin Ramirez.  His exhibition includes drawings and collages that he produced while he was institutionalized …

Annual Meeting 2017

On Thursday, June 1st the Art Alliance met in Heather Bohr Unterseher’s stunning home and Marsha Bohr’s beautiful garden for our annual meeting. We heard committee reports for another fun-filled and successful year, and it was announced that three new members have joined the Permanent Collection. They are Gina Knox, Judy Penner, and Sandy Stadtler. The Impact Award (2nd year) …