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Virtual PSA Version 2020.07.20 -- EXTENDED

Virtual PSA Version 2020.07.20 -- EXTENDED






The Pasadena Society of Artists is breaking with a 95-year tradition in the wake of COVID-19. We are holding our first ONLINE exhibit July 20 to September 20, 2020, called VIRTUAL VERSION 2020.7.20.  Visit the exhibition here: https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/news_events/exhibitions/

You may order the art by contacting the artists directly, and you may order a print-on-demand catalog from Blurb.com for about $13, plus shipping.

The representational, abstract, and impressionistic styles used by the artists depict many takes on life in the time of COVID-19. Media include watercolor, oil, acrylic, collagraph etching, aquatint, monoprint, encaustic, photography, mixed media, ink, ceramics, stone, and wood. 

“The Pasadena Society of Artists is proud to present our first online catalog and exhibition of fine art. The participating 43 artists represent the best art of Pasadena and of nearby communities,” says President Vic Picou.

“During this economic and unprecedented health crisis, artists continue to make art that reflects hope, love and appreciation of artistic skills. This is a quieter time, allowing artists to hear more clearly a deeper meaning of art and its merit. PSA, having started in 1925, survived WWII, the Great Depression and other challenging times, will survive this event as well by continuing to create art, by supporting each other and never giving up,” adds Picou.

Preparing this exhibition has been a new and exciting challenge for this nearly century-old group that has a history of noted members.

“We’ve embraced technology and launched into the 21st century with using an online viewing software with ISSUU and viewers are able to print a catalog on demand,” says Exhibition Chair and Vice President of Exhibitions Lawrence Rogers. “We’re integrating our website and social media into a vibrant sharing and promotion of artists, one of our core responsibilities as an organization.”

Participating Artists:

Andrea Abonyi, Mariko Bird, Karen Hochman Brown, Vibiana Aparcicio-Chamberlin, Michael Childs, Fred Chuang, Liz Crimzon, Peggy Ebright, Martin Ehrlich, Mims Ellis, Maryellen Eltgroth, Mina Ferrante, Marvin Jackson, Jeffry Jensen, Leah Knecht, Nora Koerber,  Sonali Kolhatkar, Joanna Kos, Janet Manalo, Brian Mark, Danny Mattijetz, Peter McDonald, Paul Martinez, Albert Natian, Tom Oldfield, Steve Ohlrich, Debbi Swanson Patrick, Nancy Wood Pink, Victor Picou, Rebecca Harvey Pollack, Margaret Raab, Rhonda Raulston, S. A. Smith, Robert Michael Sullivan, Emily Suñez, Kathleen Swaydan, Matthew Tanaka, E. M. Tietjen, Suzanne Urquiza, Tsvetelina Valkov, Shanney Watters, Ken Weintrub Karen Winters,

About PSA: Founded in 1925 by a group led by “the dean of Pasadena painters,” Benjamin Brown, 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.

For more information:

Contact: Director of Communications, Debbi Swanson Patrick, 310-995-5389

Individual images available. Please call or email news@pasadenasocietyofartists.org

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