98th Annual Juried Exhibition

May 25, 2023
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.
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”

Founded in 1925, the Pasadena Society of Artists is one of the area’s original professional artist groups. The Society is noted for its vigorous, active membership,
wide diversity of artistic statement, and high professional standards. Membership is by juried submission.
PSA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to present the works of its many talented and creative artists to the community of Pasadena and surrounding areas. Combining an active tradition of community participation and partnering with local community arts organizations, as well as philanthropic, humanitarian, and educational institutions, PSA endeavors to enhance public awareness of art and the enriching qualities it brings to our lives.

For more information about PSA please visit www.PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org
Debbi Swanson Patrick
Director of Communications 310-995-5389
Lawrence D. Rodgers
Exhibition Chair
97th Annual Juried Exhibition

View the CATALOGUE of the exhibition.

PICTURES of the Artist Reception