New Members Enjoy a Tour at the Weisman Foundation

On September 21, a large group of new members & their sponsors visited the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Villa to tour his amazing art collection. We en- joyed hearing from an incredibly informa- tive docent. Some of the amazing works include Picasso, Miro, Magritte, Calder, Rauschenberg, Johns, de Kooning, Fran- cis, Still, Rothko, Warhol, Lichten- stein, Ruscha, Good, Hanson, de …

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 …

Fringe Benefit Makers Meeting

More than a dozen enthusiastic PAA members gathered at Katy Champ’s home and studio in February to make decorations for the Fringe Benefit. It’s “like a modern day quilting bee” one said, as members cut yards and yards of colorful fringe and arranged patchwork-like on banners. Others crafted ribbon-edged flowers framing photographs of the PAA ladies. In addition to the …

Exciting Update from the Archives Committee

Do you know what the PAA auction invitation looked like in 1964? Well, you can now look it up thanks to the diligent work of our Archives committee. Rita Flynn chairs the group of five wonderful women who spend hours every month organizing and archiving all documents that are currently stored in boxes at the PAA office. They have organized …

Holiday Party 2022

Another fabulous PAA Holiday Party is in the books! Thank you to Deedie McCarthy for hosting, to Susan Masterman for co-chairing, to Laura O’Connor, Andrea Nagata, and Patty Zuber for their help, to Brian Masterman for stocking the bar, and to John Robinson for terrific catering!

Grants Chair Annual Meeting Remarks 2021

Grants Chair – Annual Meeting Remarks 6/2/21  The best way to describe the past year is “PAA Grants:  Covid Edition.”  At the height of the pandemic, the well-oiled machine that is the PAA grant-making process needed to adapt to the health and safety rules set by LA County and the City of Pasadena:  most importantly, this meant no in-person meetings.  …