Artist Party

PAA was excited to hold its first Artist Party since 2018! About 50 artists and their guests, as well as PAA members, gathered at Betsy Greenberg’s at the end of October to celebrate each artist’s generous donation to our successful Spring Auction. It was fun to meet and thank some artists who couldn’t make the Auction but were able to …

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.  …

Permanent Collection 2021

IMMORTALS GATHER!   Who are these “Immortals” anyway? They are PAA members who have joined the Permanent Collection, thereby ensuring their Immortal status in the PAA. The Permanent Collection was founded in 2008 to give members the opportunity to include the PAA in their estate plans in the belief that their visionary generosity would have a lasting impact on the …

Grants 2021 Press Release

The Pasadena Art Alliance on Wednesday announced it has awarded $315,000 in grants to 26 Los Angeles area non-profit arts organizations. The grants will support contemporary arts exhibitions and projects in the San Gabriel Valley and throughout Los Angeles County. The PAA has been fostering the appreciation of contemporary visual art in Southern California for over 60 years, with grants totaling almost $7 million to date. “We …

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 …

Impact Award 2021

IMPACT AWARD EMILY HOPKINS SMILING BEHIND HER MASK AS SHE RECEIVES THE 2021 IMPACT AWARD CHECK FOR SIDE STREET PROJECTS. Pasadena Art Alliance members were thrilled to learn that Side Street Projects has been awarded the 2021 PAA Impact Award. Side Street projects has been in existence for 28 years addressing the needs of the most under-resourced at-risk youth in …

Grants Awards 2021

GRANTS AWARDS The Pasadena Art Alliance  has awarded $315,000 in grants to 26 Los Angeles area non-profit arts organizations. The grants will support contemporary arts exhibitions and projects in the San Gabriel Valley and throughout Los Angeles County. The PAA has been fostering the appreciation of contemporary visual art in Southern California for over 60 years, with grants totaling almost $7 million to date. “We are …

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 …

February – Education in L A – Visit to Llyn Foulkes’ Studio

A group of twenty-five lucky members of PAA visited the studio of Los Angeles artist, Llyn Foulkes at the Brewery Lofts on the evening of Tuesday, January 28th . Thanks to Kris Pilon, we were invited to gather at artist Gyorgyi Peluce’s studio inside “The Atrium” for wine and cheese before meeting Llyn Foulkes. Sitting on a raised platform, Llyn’s …