98th Annual Juried Exhibition

Pasadena Society of Artists Presents its 98th Annual Juried Exhibition

June 5 to July 14 at Creative Arts Group Gallery in Sierra Madre

PSA’s 98th Annual Exhibition presents 59 artworks created by 34 artists, juried by La Canada oil painter and teacher Elizabeth B. Tucker. The exhibition opens Monday, June 5 and closes Friday, July 14. The Artist’s Reception is Friday, June 9, 7pm - 9pm, with awards announced at 8pm. Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, 10am - 2pm.

Location: Creative Arts Group Art Gallery, 108 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre.

Juror Elizabeth Tucker had much to say about this exhibition. “What I found so incredible about the submissions was the diversity and excellence of the work. I honestly had a hard time choosing and narrowing down the submissions. And 98 years is a wonderfully long time for PSA to be in existence. PSA has spanned the great era of California Plein Aire through the modern movement and now more traditional work again. All of it showed up for selection into the 98th PSA exhibition. Creative Arts Group is a wonderful institution to host your anniversary show as it, too, has deep roots in a community that strongly supports the arts. I was extremely honored to be part of the process. Congratulations to all!”

Exhibition Chair Lawrence D. Rodgers says, “This exhibition has been three years in the making, originally conceived by Victor Picou, past president of PSA, and presented to the Creative Arts Group just before the pandemic stopped all activities. PSA is especially pleased to be participating in the 2023 Creative Arts Group exhibition season.”

Participating artists are,
Julianna Aparicio - Curtis, Vibiana Aparicio - Chamberlin, Cyndi Bemel,
Michele Benzamin-Miki, Arnor Bieltvedt, Mariko Bird, Art Carrillo, Roger Dolin
Darien Donner, Karen Duckles, Martin Ehrlich, Mims Ellis, Maryellen Eltgroth
Kevin Hass, Karen Hochman Brown, Karen M. Holgerson, Jeffry Jensen
Leah Knecht, Nancy Lasater, Warner LeMénager, Janet Manalo, Tom Oldfield
Debbi Swanson Patrick, Mike Pitzer, Rebecca H. Pollack, Rhonda Raulston
Serena Refoua, Jean Richardson Robert Michael Sullivan, E. M. Tietjen
Arella Tomlinson, Tsvetelina Valkov, Ken Weintrub, Sean Yang

Media includes oils, acrylics, etching, aquatint, monoprint, ceramics, fabric collage, graphite, colored pencil, photography, mixed media and ink.

Award winners are:
Award of Merit: Michele Benzamin-Miki for “Flow”
Award of Merit: Mike Pitzer for “Hubley Cap Gun”
Award of Merit: Rebecca H. Pollack for “Remnants of War”

Honorable Mention: Karen M. Holgerson for “Dreamland 2”
Honorable Mention: Leah Knecht for “Trickle Down”
Honorable Mention: Ken Weintrub for “Fiona’s Dreams”

James Ackley McBride Landscape Award: Rhonda Raulston for “Sentinel”

Contact:   Debbi Swanson Patrick 310.995.5389

View the CATALOGUE of the exhibition.