Grants Reception

On Wednesday, March 15, the Grants Committee and grant recipients gathered at Susan Crawford’s stunning home for a reception, beautifully organized by Peggy Dark and Carol Econn. The Grants Reception is always a special day for the Art Alliance, representing the culmination of all our work and furtherance of the mission of the PAA. A total of $300,000 was awarded …

Holiday Party

Grazie mille to our Special Events chairs, Peggy Dark and Carol Econn, for an amazing holiday party on December 8. It’s not often you can travel to Venezia, for a masquerade ball, for the evening! Everything was magnifico, from delicious food to gracious service, from entertainment to venue.  Everyone who attended had a wonderful time! A grazie gigantesco to Allison …

Artist Party

On Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2016 64 members of the PAA and their spouses, along with 45 artists, gathered in Julie and Scott Ward’s beautiful garden to thank the participating artists for their generous contributions to the 2016 Art Auction. The food was deliciously catered by Alexandra Poer of Alexandra’s Table.  A full bar, including Julie’s killer margaritas, kept guests enjoying …

18th Biennial Art Auction and PAArty

Thank you to all who supported our Art Auction on May 7th!  The biennial event was wildly successful, with more than 500 PAA members, patrons and contributing artists gathered for the always-creative event. The divine Vibiana (an actual decommissioned cathedral) in the downtown Los Angeles arts district, boasted high ceilings, beautiful architecture, and a spacious setting to display the 90 pieces of …

Grants Reception

On Thursday, February 25, the Grants Committee and grant recipients from all over the Los Angeles area gathered at the lovely home of Karen Hillenburg for a festive reception beautifully organized by Karen and her Special Events co-chair, Liza Kerrigan. Guests were treated to a delicious spread of finger foods, topped off with giant strawberries and Karen’s own sugar cookies …

Donated Artwork of the Jo Ann and Stan Taylor Collection

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, Pasadena Art Alliance members will have a chance to view and purchase the works of art donated by Nick and John Taylor in honor of their parents, Jo Ann and Stan Taylor.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit the PAA.  The exhibition and reception will take place at the Armory Center for the Arts …

Have Yourself A Very Surreal Christmas

Neil and Sonia Singla opened their exquisite home on Thursday, December 10 for the always-festive and well-attended holiday gathering for the Art Alliance.  The theme for this year’s fete was “Have Yourself A Very Surreal Christmas,” with dressing to the concept encouraged.  As we all know, it doesn’t take much to get the PAA ladies and their spouses to don …

Diamond Jubilee Luncheon

Celebrating Sixty Years of Dazzling Success On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, a sold out crowd of 120 Art Alliance members gathered at The Valley Hunt Club for an afternoon of good cheer, delightful camaraderie, a delectable luncheon, and just plain fun.   The recollections of the past took many forms:  a list (partial, of course!) of our 60 years’ worth …

Treasure Sale (TS15)

Co-Chairs Susan Crawford and Alfrida King secured the perfect site for 2015’s version of the Treasure Sale:  345 S. Lake Street, Pasadena.  The location was central to members and shoppers alike, and with a Trader Joe’s, Coffee Bean, Corner Bakery and Macy’s just a stone’s throw away, volunteers were well fed (and supplied) as they worked their shifts.  The location, …

Heart R Art: 60th Anniversary Art Exhibition

On Friday, February 6th the Art Alliance kicked off their Diamond Jubilee (60th) year with the first-ever exhibition displaying art created by their very own members (or those related to members).  Headed by the dynamic duo of Diane Bedford and Barbara Maxwell, the evening was held at the first home of the PAA (USC Pacific Asia Museum), and was a smashing success with …