Pasadena Society of Artists Today
Pasadena Society of Artists is an organization of professional artists from Pasadena and nearby communities that has continuously exhibited its members' artwork for over 90 years. Since its inception in 1925, it has evolved into a varied and vital artistic force that nourishes artistic growth in the contemporary art scene.
Artwork: David Sikes, "Parrots over Huntington Library"
The Society is pleased to host two to three large society-wide exhibitions each year for its members, one of which is the Annual Juried Exhibition - held continuously for the past 98 years. In addition, PSA hosts three themed or media-specific exhibitions and one Distinguished Members exhibition that is designed to honor our long-time members. New Members who joined during the previous year are showcased with a PSA-juried exhibition. We also participate in community ArtWalks and ArtNight events. Our Annual Juried Exhibition is independently juried by an artist renowned in the local arts community.
Photo: PSA "Through the Viewfinder" exhibition, Towns Burr Gallery
PSA maintains an exciting schedule of events each year including:
- Monthly member meetings held at the historic Blinn House (Pasadena Heritage), and open Board meetings held quarterly.
- Monthly presentations of art and technique demonstrations; technical and art business presepresentations other topics of interest to our artist members
- Bi-annual peer-to-peer support sessions
- Studio and museum tours
- Community arts participation and outreach
- Partnering with other community groups
Photo: PSA Member, Victor Picou, captivates a young audience at the LA County Arboretum's Peacock Day
Our Illustrious Past
PSA has many well known members whose work continues to bring top dollar at auctions today: Louis Sharp, Burt Proctor, John Stacey, Hans Puthuff, Benjamin Brown, Marion Wachtel to name a few. Some of our long-time members are featured in documentary videos and there is more interesting information to read in the History section on this site.
Photo: Elena Scripps Kellogg in her studio