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96th Annual Juried Exhibition at Montrose, California

Juried by Dr. Mika Cho October 15 through November 13, 2021 To view this artwork online please visit https://issuu.com/pasadenasocietyofartists This catalog is available for purchase from Blurb.com


Juror’s Statement Serving as a juror for an art exhibition/competition is not an easy task, although it is a privilege to experience works in a competitive setting in a wide range of media and styles. As far as this particular jurying experience is concerned, the submitted work does not have unity of content or style. Some of the work certainly reflects the turbulent time that we have experienced since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and individual art practices in two- and three-dimensional works with various conceptual and technical backgrounds; however, the passion in the works of these artists was palpable. Congratulations to all participating artists! Mika Cho

Juror Biography Throughout her career, Dr. Cho has adopted a four-pronged approach to her work: pedagogy, research, creative activity and academic governance. She joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) immediately after earning her doctorate in Art Education and Educational Administration from Illinois State University. Prior to that she completed her MFA in Industrial Arts at Sook Myung Women’s University, Korea. For a decade as a visiting scholar at Kunstuniversität Linz in Austria, she taught, curated exhibitions and worked as an educational consultant. From 2013 to 2017 she served as the chair of Cal State LA’s Department of Art. In 2017 she received dual appointments: one as Special Assistant to the President for the Arts and another as Director of the University’s Fine Arts Gallery (now the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery). As director, she has successfully engaged the gallery not only in the university and local communities, but also in the global art communities beyond our region. Since her appointment, visitors to the gallery have grown to average 12,000 people per year, and the gallery was named through a very generous endowment from the Silverman family. She is an art educator, researcher, educational consultant, curator and visual artist. In the latter capacity, she has been invited to exhibit at numerous museums and galleries. Her research interests are in art-related and educational issues, which she shares through publications and extensive conference presentations, nationally and internationally.

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President’s Message On behalf of all members of the Pasadena Society of Artists, I welcome you to our 96th Annual Juried Exhibition at Whites Fine Art Gallery with a beautiful online display eliminating the geographic constraints to viewing. Since 1925 we have had our annual juried exhibition in local reputable galleries. It is exciting to now also include a virtual gallery of our work. PSA, as ever, maintains a high standard among its membership and continues its purpose to provide a place for Pasadena artists to exhibit. Throughout the year the Exhibitions Committee of the Society offers members multiple opportunities to share their work; however, the annual show remains the centerpiece of quality and diverse work. During these strange times, and any time really, I wholeheartedly appreciate the beautiful, thought-provoking, and intriguing work being created, as it makes life more meaningful. I encourage you to stay connected with our exhibitions, website and members to keep the magic close. Shaney Watters President

The Pasadena Society of Artists wishes to acknowledge and thank the Jeanne Ward Foundation for its continuing support. The Pasadena Society of Artists wishes to acknowledge and thank the Pasadena Arts League for its support.

A Short History of the Pasadena Society of Artists and the Annual Juried Exhibition The Pasadena Society of Artists came into being in early 1925. Benjamin C. Brown, the “dean of Pasadena painters,” sent out a notice to local painters to discuss the formation of a society for local artists. The consensus was that the Pasadena Society of Artists should be formed. Attending this meeting were Benjamin C. Brown, Edward B. Butler, Maud Daggett, Antoinette De Forest Merwin, Louis Hovey Sharp, F. Carl Smith, Orrin A. White, Wallace LeRoy De Wolff, and Frederick A. Zimmerman. Seven more artists then joined PSA to form the founding charter members. They were Herbert V. B. Acker, F. Tolles Chamberlin, Alson S. Clark, John “Jack” Frost, Jean Mannheim, Katherine B. Stetson and Marion Wachtel. It has been suggested that PSA was formed out of the desire of the founders to exhibit their contemporary work, which was not acceptable in exhibitions of the California Art Club. The first Annual Juried Exhibition was presented in April 1925 at the Pasadena Art Institute located in Carmelita Park, now the site of the Norton Simon Art Museum. The PSA founders stated that “the standard will be high and only work of real merit will be accepted.” Every year since 1925 PSA has presented an Annual Juried Exhibition, this year being the 96th Annual. For more than 50 years PSA exhibited at the Pasadena Art Institute/Pasadena Art Museum in addition to presenting Annuals at various institutions throughout southern California. PSA continues to adhere to the guiding statement of the founders by accepting new members by juried submission.

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Table of Contents Juror’s Statement & Biography 1 President’s Message 2 Table of Contents 3 Directory of Artists 4 Awards of Merit 5 Honorable Mention Awards 6 Memorial Awards 7 MariBeth Baloga 8 Mariko Bird 10 Art Carrillo 12 Chuka Susan Chesney 14 Karen Chutsky Naud 15 Fred Chuang 16 Liz Crimzon 17 Marion Dies 18 Darien Donner 19 Karen Duckles 20 Lore Eckelberry 22 Martin Ehrlich 24 Rick Drobner 26 Mims Ellis 27 Mina Ferrante 28 Emily Goff 30 Laura Henneforth 31 Karen Hochman Brown 32 Maryellen Eltgroth 34 Dorothe Horttor 35 Jeffry Jensen 36 Kyung Kim 38 Leah Knecht 40 Nora Koerber 42 Eileen Oda Leaf 43 Bernard Kane 44

Warner LeMénager Janet Manalo Joanna Kos Brian Mark Kevin McCants Peter McDonald Rosina Maize Claire Menegatti Albert Natian Victor Picou Rebecca Pollack Rhonda Raulston Serena Refoua Lawrence D. Rodgers David Sikes Robert Michael Sullivan Daniela Soberman S. A. Smith Emily Suñez Kathleen Swaydan Matthew Tanaka E. M. Tietjen Ken Weintrub Karen M. Holgerson Tsvetelina Valkov Nancy Wood Pink Carolyn Young Catalog Production Team Contact the Artist PSA Board of Directors 2021–2022 A Short History of PSA Call for New Members

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Cover artwork courtesy of the artists: Top (L-R): Dorothe Horttor, Rebecca Pollack, Chuka Susan Chesney Middle (L-R): Maryellen Eltgroth, Matthew Tanaka Bottom (L-R): Mina Ferrante, Karen Hochman Brown, Serena Refoua Copyrights held by artists. All rights reserved.

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Directory of Artists MariBeth Baloga 8 Mariko Bird 10 Art Carrillo 12 Chuka Susan Chesney 14 Fred Chuang 16 Karen Chutsky Naud 15 Liz Crimzon 17 Marion Dies 18 Darien Donner 19 Rick Drobner 26 Karen Duckles 20 Lore Eckelberry 22 Martin Ehrlich 24 Mims Ellis 27 Maryellen Eltgroth 34 Mina Ferrante 28 Emily Goff 30 Laura Henneforth 31 Karen Hochman Brown 32 Karen M. Holgerson 74 Dorothe Horttor 35 Jeffry Jensen 36 Bernard Kane 44 Kyung Kim 38 Leah Knecht 40 Nora Koerber 42 Joanna Kos 47

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Eileen Oda Leaf 43 Warner LeMénager 45 Rosina Maize 52 Janet Manalo 46 Brian Mark 48 Kevin McCants 49 Peter McDonald 50 Claire Menegatti 53 Albert Natian 54 Victor Picou 56 Rebecca Pollack 58 Rhonda Raulston 59 Serena Refoua 60 Lawrence D. Rodgers 61 David Sikes 62 S. A. Smith 65 Daniela Soberman 64 Robert Michael Sullivan 63 Emily Suñez 66 Kathleen Swaydan 67 Matthew Tanaka 68 E. M. Tietjen 70 Tsvetelina Valkov 75 Ken Weintrub 72 Nancy Wood Pink 76 Carolyn Young 78


Awards of Merit

Somewhere in Los Angeles Daniela Soberman Ceramic (Interlocking Pieces)

Untitled MariBeth Baloga Paper Collage

Standard Beauty Leah Knecht

Old Window, Plexiglass, Transparencies, Resin, Ads, Sharpie 5


Honorable Mention Awards

Fiesta II Art Carrillo

Acrylic on Canvas Board

Up, Up and Away Lawrence D. Rodgers Digital Image

Magic Hands Lore Eckelberry Acrylic on Canvas

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Memorial Awards

Hills of Santa Barbara Karen Chutsky Naud

Pastel The James Ackley McBride Landscape Award (Best Landscape)

All in the Family Peter McDonald

Afternoon on Haleakalā With Epiphyllum Karen Hochman Brown

Watercolor and Ink The Yoko Cohen Memorial Award (Best Watercolor)

Acrylic Print The Jackie Steimke Memorial Award (Best Artistic Spirit)

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Untitled MariBeth Baloga

Paper Collage 13.25" x 10.25" NFS This sunken garden is a safe haven for both plants and humans. It shelters the plants from heat and drought. Descending into the garden, one can almost feel the coolness. It is also a resting place where one can seek shelter from everyday life and replenish a weary soul.

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Award of Merit

Untitled MariBeth Baloga

Paper Collage 13.25" x 10.25" NFS The outside façade of this building is rigid, with sharp angles and hard surfaces. It is cold and impersonal and doesn’t invite one in. It is also a protective shell that conceals and guards an interior that is soft, mystical, personal and vulnerable.

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Potato Skin Mariko Bird

High-Fire Stoneware 4" x 13" x 6" $330 Wouldn’t it be fun to open a baked potato and find the inside shiny blue? I applied red iron oxide on the skin, glazed inside with Castile Blue, and fired it to Cone 10. This can be used as a flower arrangement vase.

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Which Animal Are You ? #2 Mariko Bird

High-Fire Stoneware 14" x 14" x 14" $950 The characters etched on the surface of this vase represent the twelve zodiac animals in Japanese culture. The animals are: 子 rat; 丑 ox; 寅 tiger; 卯 rabbit; 辰 dragon; 巳 snake; 午 horse; 未 sheep; 申 monkey; 酉 rooster; 戌 dog; and 亥 boar. The year you were born determines which animal you are. For example, 1984 was the year of the rat, 1985 the year of the ox, and so on. Do you know which animal you are?

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Lunch Art Carrillo

Acrylic on Canvas Board 5" x 7" $500 “Lunch” is painting number four of nine from the “Quarantine” series. The “Quarantine” series consists of nine small paintings I did beginning in April 2020, when the quarantine began, and ended in November 2020. I had no problem with the extra time on my hands. Don’t force me to have a good time!

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Honorable Mention

Fiesta II Art Carrillo

Acrylic on Canvas Board 6" x 8" $600 This painting is part of a nine-painting “Quarantine” series and is the second in a sub-series that emerged from the “Quarantine” series titled the “Cake” series. The “Cake” series consists of three 6-by-8-inch paintings beginning with “Fiesta I,” which is in a private collection. “Fiesta II” is the second in the series, which ends with “Party Over.”

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Marilyn, It’s My Party Chuka Susan Chesney

Acrylic and Watercolor 16" x 12" $300 I have painted and drawn around 200 Marilyn Monroe portraits. This one is painted with gouache, water soluble pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, ink wash, and Prismacolor. I think the grayish-green washes look like tears or puddles of rain while the outer bright colors look festive. This piece shows how there can be a contrast between a person’s outer world and their inner thoughts and feelings. My paintings of Marilyn are inspired by a photograph Bert Stern took of her at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows three weeks before she died. Marilyn’s facial expression and posture are sad looking in the photograph, but she is surrounded by luxury and comfort.

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The James Ackley McBride Landscape Award

Hills of Santa Barbara Karen Chutsky Naud

Chalk Pastel 13" x 16.5" $450 This is the quintessential scene of southern California, rolling green mountains with languid rows of palm trees, rendered in all its tones of greens from olive to verdant to forest.

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Field of Engagement Fred Chuang

Mixed Media: Spray Paint seen through thin, clear panel (PETG); Acrylic Medium on Canvas; Aluminum Wire 35" x 28" x 0.5" $4000 This work is a collaboration, using strips of one of my works interwoven with strips of a textural work of acrylic medium and pigment on canvas by fellow artist Elizabeth Polley. The strips of the two deconstructed paintings, chosen for their resonant color and contrasting materials and surfaces, were then interwoven with a grid created by a single length of aluminum wire—becoming a sculptural composition. This work was created specifically to engage two artists in a spontaneous, self-defined coalition. While I conceived and executed this work, the addition of another artist’s work was particularly enjoyable—I have always enjoyed “playmates.”

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Underneath Hate, is Hurt Liz Crimzon

Original Digital Image 30" x 20" $1200 This image was released on Inauguration Day 2021, as a healing prayer for the United States of America. The red, white and blue words contain the message, “Underneath hate is fear, underneath fear is hurt.” The red stripes contain three different versions of the current Pledge of Allegiance: the first version, from 1892; the second, from 1923, which included the words, “the United States of America;” and the third version, with the words “under God” added to the pledge in 1954 during the Cold War – indicating that our country changes and works to evolve into a more perfect union. The blue stripes contain the words of the Bodhisattva Prayer for All Humanity. It is my prayer that our country can heal from hate, fear and hurt brought down upon us from our sins of the past, and evolve into a positive, shining beam of light and hope for the world.

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Veil of Oaks Marion Dies

Oil on Board 8" x 8" $520 This is a view to the left of the large tree trunks depicted in “10 Oaks.” The branches twist and angle from high above and create a cascade of leaves that veil the view of the Santa Ana River beyond. The shade is nice and deep under it and I liked seeing the contrast of the silhouetted leaves while looking out to the landscape beyond. Firefighters came through this area last year fighting the El Dorado fire and cut these branches way back, as they were almost touching the ground. So this scene doesn’t quite exist today, but the fires were halted and the trees were saved.

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Letting Go Darien Donner

Watercolor on 300 g Cotton Paper 30" x 22.5" $450 Plunging into the rhythm of unfolding time: I feel the constraints we are born into, the pain all around us, the illusion of what felt reliable. One part desperately wants to hold on, stay in a knowing space, organize. The other feels the need to let go and let the unknown reveal itself.

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Black Leaf Karen Duckles

Oil on Canvas 30" x 24" $900 This is one of a group of paintings with the theme of “Life Force.” It depicts an energy field around a growing, living entity. I have used gestural paint application to suggest this energy.

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Pink Flower Karen Duckles

Oil on Canvas 24" x 30" $900 In this painting I am interested in depicting the vitality and life force of the plant. I use gestural paint handling to impart a sense of life - its urge to live and grow.

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Ben Lore Eckelberry

Acrylic on Canvas 40" x 30" $2800 Ben is my dear friend. We traveled to Thailand and Japan. His kindness and friendship inspired me to try to capture his gentle and kind soul. I enjoyed painting Ben. Thank you for your friendship.

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Honorable Mention

Magic Hands Lore Eckelberry

Acrylic on Canvas 40" x 30" $1800 This is a portrait of a great Mexican sculptor. He has been blind for 24 years, yet his sculptures keep selling very successfully. He supports his whole family, including great-grandchildren. He is very kind and a pleasure to talk to. He lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. His passion for his work inspired me to paint him.

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Ghost Flames Martin Ehrlich

Raku-Fired Ceramic 8.25" x 4.75" x 4.75" $175 I am a big vintage car guy and have many friends with hot rods. Flames and ghost flames were a big thing on hot rods of the ‘50s and ‘60s and people still add them to their custom cars today.

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The Hangover Martin Ehrlich

Raku-Fired Ceramic 6.4" x 5" x 5" $165 My head has been feeling like this sans alcohol for way too long. Maybe I should have been drinking up a storm to deserve this feeling.

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Primordial Pod Rick Drobner

Hand-Built Stoneware 6.5" x 7.5" $300 This highly organic piece was created by taking a break from the symmetry of all of my wheelthrown pieces. It’s a great exercise in finding new textures.

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Garden of Pastoral Delights #2 Mims Ellis Ceramic 36" x 8" x 4" $500

Gardens are my happy place. Whether blooming with flowers or growing vegetables, gardens fill me with the hope of continued life. This garden totem made out of clay will be here long after other gardens wither and die. It is my symbol of hope for the future. This is the second in a series of totems I’m making. It is made up of 16 separate pieces, each handmade from clay slabs, that are stacked atop one another to a height of 3 feet. This garden totem can be displayed either indoors or outdoors. I can install within 25 miles of Whites Gallery in Montrose, California. Contact information for this artist can be found on page 81.

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A Love Note Mina Ferrante

Oil on Canvas 16" x 20" $1000 She abruptly trailed off our conversation after she glanced at her phone. There was a hint of a smile at the corners of her lips. The unfinished sentence was forgotten. I wonder what distracted her. Was it some funny remark from one of her best friends? Was it a text from the cute-boy-on-a-skateboard, whom I saw talking to her by the sidewalk the other day? Her eyes carried a dreamy air when she looked up from her phone. Was it a love note? Whatever it was, I knew it was from a world that a mother is no longer a part of. However, I am glad at least I captured the moment.

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By the Sunny Window Mina Ferrante

Oil on Canvas 20" x 16" $1000 The past 17 months of quarantine time were blissful for me because I enjoyed the slow pace of life that allowed me extra time to stay in my studio and paint. At the same time, it turned out to be a tough time for my two young children, who eventually fell into the darkness of depression and ended up being hospitalized a few times. During this hard time, I took refuge in my painting to find hope. The color, the light and the usual images of my surrounding environment provide me the comfort I need to get through dark moments. Contact information for this artist can be found on page 81.

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The Nature of My Nature 1 Emily Goff

Acrylic on Recycled Pellon Scraps 24" x 67" $1500 This was my first painting completed in 2021. It signifies a different approach to the themes of my art practice. I had spent much of 2020 making art in direct response to the global pandemic, the social and political upheaval in the United States, and the resulting grief and loss we collectively endured. By spring 2021, I needed to paint in order to heal myself and celebrate how the natural world sustains my spirit. In keeping with my reverence for our Earth, I paint on recycled scraps that might otherwise have been tossed in the trash. These scraps are remnants of community-based mural projects completed while working with at-risk students. These discarded pieces have found a new life and purpose in my art and evoke memories of the beauty and potential of my beloved former students.

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Autumn Laura Henneforth

Collage of found Ephemera 11" x 9" $220 My favorite time of year. I hope this work evokes the same vibe for my viewers. This collage was also one of the first videos I created on my YouTube channel—and perhaps the longest. Perfectionism and speed don’t always get along, but when I am collaging somehow there is serendipity.

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The Jackie Steimke Memorial Award

Afternoon on Haleakalā With Epiphyllum Karen Hochman Brown Acrylic Print 33" x 40" $2650

The clouds that form upslope on the largest volcano on Maui, Haleakalā, form a vista of clouds that can rarely be seen from above without an airplane window in the way. The cloud layer forms, making the summit an island amongst a sea of clouds. Through my photographic manipulations, I have paired the cloud surface with an epiphyllum flower, presenting a surreal Art Nouveau altar. Limited edition archival pigment prints on paper are available.

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PARTING Karen Hochman Brown

Print on Wood 26.75" x 37" $1500 The walls of water, the forces of the heavens, the bubbles in which we reside come together in awe of the central tunnel. The evening sky merges with plumeria blossoms in a cinematic arc. Will our bubbles survive the journey? Can the power be contained? Limited edition archival pigment prints on paper are available.

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Barbarian Harmonies Maryellen Eltgroth

Cibachrome Print 16" x 20" NFS Outside my window these vegetative ruffians often scramble across a walkway straining towards the sun’s warmth. One day I used my camera to capture their progress. Overexposing the scene by lengthening the shutter speed emphasized shape and motion. Shifting chromatic values further clarified accents and pauses. The goal was to make an image outside of our ordinary visual lexicon.

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Flight of the Masks Dorothe Horttor

Watercolor and Ink 12" x 9" $50 When I began this piece I was expecting that the need for medical masks for protection from the COVID-19 virus would soon wane. Wrong! In any event, I likened them to the migration of the Canada goose. I then took artistic license in order for the masks to be aeronautical: they looked like rockets. However, after looking at the masks I began to see them as some sort of pathogen skittering around looking for a host.

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Off the Tree Jeffry Jensen

Digital Photograph 11" x 14" $150 This digital photograph provides a view of two pieces of fruit snuggling together after they have fallen from the tree of life. When they hit the ground, the ground turns bright blood red. Life flows from the energy sparking from the fruit.

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Up Close and Deceptive Jeffry Jensen

Digital Photograph 11" x 14" $150 This digital photograph takes a look into what a face can expose and keep hidden. A face can take you on a wild ride without really doing anything. A face can be as much fun as any amusement park.

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Untitled Kyung Kim

Mixed Media 12" x 12" NFS My endless journey to explore colors, lines, and form with various media on canvas is my life’s journey. I express my thoughts on canvas with different methods.

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Untitled Kyung Kim

Mixed Media 12" x 12" NFS My endless journey to explore colors, lines, and form with various media on canvas is my life’s journey. I express my thoughts on canvas with different methods.

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Fallout Leah Knecht

Alkyd on Cradled Wood Panel, Acrylic on Canvas, Colored Plexiglass, Japanese Folk-Art Doll, Transparencies, Sand, Dominoes 24" x 24" x 1.75" $4000 Part of my “Whitewash” series, “Fallout” has faint paintings of a Japanese landscape print and a Southwest scene inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. The top hole is filled with an actual Japanese folkart doll I bought in Japan and overlaid with a transparency of an atomic bomb mushroom cloud. The bottom hole has layers of the United States Capitol building and the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States. White paint drips over the top, along with sand embedded in acrylic medium. Overlaid are parts of a painting I did years ago, a Cadillac, and a “missile-riding” pinup girl, which was a popular genre during WWII. The division sign is implied. This is a very painful subject for me, as I had relatives in Hiroshima, Japan. It is something that still causes anger and sadness, and could have only happened because Japanese were seen as less than human.

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Award of Merit

Standard Beauty Leah Knecht

Old Window, Plexiglass, Tranparencies, Resin, Ads, Sharpie 24" x 23.5" x 1.75" $4000 The recent increase in anti-Asian hate has influenced my newest series, “Whitewash.” “Standard Beauty” speaks to the pressure Asian women face to Westernize their appearance, which some fall victim to, perhaps to fit in and not become a target. The beauty products I incorporated are from Asian companies, sadly. I used CMYK colors, which are the four colors used in print advertising, for the abstracted face fragments. The faces are of my relatives. The frame is an old discarded window I restored and whitewashed. The faces and ads are on transparencies, and I used a Sharpie to draw editing comments similar to those used in publishing. Text and comments are overlaid on the top plexiglass layer, casting shadows on the background wall where it is hung. All races should celebrate their own unique beauty, and resist pressure to conform.

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Canyon Abstraction Nora Koerber

Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel 12" x 12" $950 “Abstract realism” may well describe this scene. It is of a canyon wall that drops to a dry wash. Morning light lit the floor of the canyon, causing an abrupt and fascinating darkness against the wall. Consequent “lost edges” inspired me to abstract some areas, calling witness to the artist’s hand, which is, in fact, a trail of nature itself. There is enough representational information to anchor the viewer, while luring them into interpretive areas which they may complete themselves.

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Out on the Peninsula Eileen Oda Leaf

Oil/Mixed Media on Canvas 30" x 40" $2500 Oftentimes during the COVID-19 pandemic a feeling of being trapped indoors led to exploring local areas of Los Angeles where there was nature and the respite that it provided. One of these places was the Palos Verdes peninsula, where it felt like being transported to a place and time when it was a younger city. The fields of wildflowers, the carefully tended gardens of public and private homes and businesses, and the resident peacocks were welcome sights. The ocean views and the small intimate towns surrounded by miles of breathtaking views kept things on the sunny side during this unknown and frightening time. Contact information for this artist can be found on page 82.

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Pasadena Bus Stop Bernard Kane

Digital Photograph 11" x 14" $200 In my growth as a living being, sharing this planet, yearning for connection with others, and hoping to capture beauty for someone else’s enjoyment, I am at a place where I want my work to be of service. To me, art needs a purpose. I want my work to have an impact on the viewer. What I would like is for that impact to be salutary: thoughtful, calming, easeful, leading to a place of meditation and connectedness. It would be great if the viewer could also be inspired and take the spark of that connectedness out to others. Art is a uniquely human activity. Hopefully my work can help us connect; maybe we can recognize that we share more than just the artwork. We share the very thing itself, for its own sake. It is ours, and us.

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Living Driftwood (suite) Warner Le Ménager

Photography 8" x 8" each $1000 When observing trees, many don’t see elements of design that make them unique; I found three, all in the grounds of the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens that show just how close they are to driftwood found on beaches all over the world. I left the color in them showing their life. The three photos had the background extracted to show the uniqueness of these trees.

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Waterfall Janet Manalo

Mixed Media, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas 50" x 20" $1200 I am inspired by nature’s endlessly changing beauty. Water, one of our planet’s basic elements, has always captured my imagination. The canvas has several layers of acrylic paint and bits of paper.

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At the Beginning of Life Joanna Kos

Oil on Canvas 36" x 24" $1500 This composition is based on my feelings from some of the earliest times in my life. The future then seemed bright and inviting to me. To express this sentiment visually, I used transparent geometric forms resembling an open door. They symbolize the many paths and opportunities that are available in youth. The light bathing the scene expresses a feeling of happiness and anticipation.

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Left

Right Back

Little Maddie Brian Mark

Sirocco Marble 15" x 7" x 7" including base $1050 Maddie is the name of my late wife. I created a sculpture for her which is now part of a permanent collection at an outdoor garden. I had some of this beautiful marble left and wanted to have a sculpture, honoring her, in my home. This Sirocco marble has sweeping, light green veins. Sirocco marble can be seen in many different colors, and is often used for kitchen countertops.

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Selfie Expression in Window #5 Kevin McCants Oil on Panel 40" x 30" $3500

Painted in oils, “Selfie Expression” is a different take on the self-photo craze. I combined the reflected image and the intended image to create this self-portrait.

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Going to Grandma’s Peter McDonald

Watercolor with Ink 24" x 18" $1200 Little Red Riding Hood’s forest was inspired by my own wrong turn on a hiking trail that ended my hike in the dark: a surreal, even scary moment. I poured the paint and, rebelling against the watercolorist’s admonition to “save your whites,” I did negative painting with ink to emphasize the darkness of the woods. I included a small Red Riding Hood. I don’t usually include figures in my abstracts, but, well, it was her story too.

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The Yoko Cohen Memorial Award

All in the Family Peter McDonald

Watercolor with Ink 24" x 18" $1200 Looking into a tree line I was reminded that in a family, as in nature, we may have our similarities, but we are all unique. I began with a series of watercolor pours, allowing each layer to dry. The first was yellow-green, which I textured. The blue was poured onto unsecured paper allowing buckles to create similar but different patterns. On the red, I went back with a brush and pens to create a sharp contrast with the blues.

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Dancing Daffodils Rosina Maize

Oil on Canvas Panel 14" x 11" $450 The daffodils are new in my garden this year. They were the last to bloom in the spring, finally joining the iris and camellias.

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Amethyst Claire Menegatti

Giclee Limited Edition Print #2/10 Hand Embellished w/Copper Foil 28" x 28" $550 “Amethyst” was created during quarantine, which gave me the opportunity to play around with new digital painting tools. This is the first of a series of geode betta fish. After completing the illustration, the typography was planned out on Photoshop, and embellished with copper foil using heated pens. This edition of 10 is split in half: half with a black background and half with a white background. Contact information for this artist can be found on page 82.

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Covidity Albert Natian

Pen and Ink on Paper 20" x 20" $5000 Planet Earth (well, the human residents) is infected with Covidity.

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Covidized Albert Natian

Pen and Ink on Paper 20" x 20" $5000 Planet Earth (well, its human residents) is covidized.

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A Mighty Force ... Like You’ve Never Seen Before Victor Picou Pencil on Paper 16" x 20" $400

My original sketch in charcoal was created rather quickly from a life model, then I spent numerous hours adding the wax pencil medium. The shaded areas of charcoal influenced my spontaneity of color, regardless of anatomy, giving the art a clear image of strength and beauty.

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Rainbow Dancer Victor Picou

Pencil on Paper 16" x 20" $400 My original sketch in charcoal was created rather quickly from a life model, then I spent numerous hours adding the wax pencil medium. The figure is dancing in her own rainbow.

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Palm Reflections Rebecca Pollack

Etching with Prismacolor Pencil 5" x 7" $500 “Palm Reflections” is an etching done by painting “sugar-lift” onto a zinc plate. The sugar solution breaks through the “hard ground” when immersed in hot water, creating a painterly effect. After inking and printing on the press, I added some subtle color with pencil. This etching is from an emerging series I’ve been working on, of various reflections on water, based upon my photographs.

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The Year of Grief: Autumn Rhonda Raulston

Cold Wax on Watercolor Paper 9" x 12" $175 A year unmoored: few familiar waypoints to help navigate the vague sameness of quarantine. A year of hiatus: milestones and traditions postponed or missed altogether. A year of uncertainty: health, work, finances. A year of grounding: quiet pleasures and timid hope. A year marked only by the slightly changing seasons. I chose to paint the changing seasons as a series of abstracts, but, in fact, they really are realistic representations of my emotional state and response throughout the past unrealistic year. This is “The Year of Grief: Autumn.” Contact information for this artist can be found on page 82.

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It’s Euclidean, My Dear Serena Refoua

Watercolor, Pastel 19" x 13" $660 Take enough abstract art classes and eventually you’ll hear the word “Euclidean.” Every day, we move through a landscape of Euclidean geometric shapes. What if these shapes had lives of their own in their own separate universe? Using strong color combinations and unpredictable lines, I created some tension between them. As I started, I made up rules of engagement about where they could be, how they could intersect, and who they could hang out with. Maybe they cooperated in making a whole visual conversation, or maybe they didn’t. Did they play well together or strike out on their own? Can you tell what my rules were? Some of the rules were obeyed. Some were not.

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Honorable Mention

Up, Up and Away Lawrence D. Rodgers

Digital Image 9.5" x 14" $250 Photography is the capture of light reflected off of objects. I have been capturing reflected light with cameras since I was 11 years old. It started with a Kodak Instamatic 100, then my father’s Kodak Retina IIIc 35-mm rangefinder camera, on to the SLR-style camera to today’s DSLR. It has been a lifelong experience and experiment in trying to capture on film or digital sensor what I visualize. Sometimes I’m successful and sometimes not. However, I always learn something new. This image was captured at a local car show. Automotive designers from the early ‘50s, fascinated with the appearance of streamlined jet-powered aircraft, sought to capture that excitement and charisma by creating exotic “jet-age”-looking hood ornaments. Up, Up and Away. Contact information for this artist can be found on page 83.

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Spring: Pasadena Parrots David Sikes

Oil on Luan Veneer 36" x 24" $500 Imagine a lovely spring day where you are sitting in the small park behind the iconic Pasadena City Hall, when a host of very loud, gregarious Pasadena parrots fly overhead. Such is the inspiration of “Spring: Pasadena Parrots.” Love them or hate them, these parrots are part of Pasadena’s urban legend. My paintings derive their origins from environments or subjects that call to me and involve an interplay of light and shadow, color, texture, and movement that create subtle drama. My surface choice is Luan wood veneer, which imbues my detailed and colorful works with a wholly unique look.

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Autumn Passion Robert Michael Sullivan Photograph on Canvas 18" x 11" $500 Exploration of our environment and interpreting beauty are keys to my artistry. The environment provides the opportunity to capture color, shape, pattern and texture.

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Award of Merit

Somewhere in Los Angeles Daniela Soberman Ceramic (interlocking pieces) 20" x 20" x 20" NFS “Somewhere in Los Angeles” was originally created as an homage to Los Angeles and all of our intersecting, interlocking lives. While creating the piece, it began to evolve into a study of memory and how memories of people, places, and interactions are only partial, with some pieces poking through and others succumbing to an outline/essence of an experience.

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Wisdom, Time and the Star Creator S. A. Smith

Mixed Media 3-D Construction 19" x 25" x 3" $795 My work stems from a world based in symbolism. Some symbols are universal, while others are personally generated. My paintings tap into the viewer’s inner soul and this connection develops into a conversation. Having said that I hope the conversation between artwork and viewer will stem from a very personal interaction, it may be helpful to understand the meaning held within the three elements referenced in the title. Wisdom is popularly represented by the oak tree. The star creator, a personally generated symbol, represents creation, the beginning of time. Finally, the European explorers used Jupiter as a method of determining Greenwich Mean Time that factored into determining one’s longitude on the world map. Past this, I encourage each observer to glean personal meanings from the symbols gathered together … and know that I find it very rewarding when viewers arrive at very different interpretations from my own. Go create your own narrative.

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Desert Magic Hour Emily Suñez Oil on Canvas 18" x 14" $850 Painting intricately detailed landscapes has helped me forge an intimate connection with, and appreciation of, the natural world. The desert spaces I create on canvas are painted in a simplified and idealized style, portraying them as pure and sacred. “Desert Magic Hour” pays homage to the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park and recreates a moment of spiritual connection to the landscape.

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Canyon Trail Kathleen Swaydan Oil on Canvas 4" x 6" $95 I am a studio artist. My art is influenced by the ancient Greek and Roman tradition of landscape and still life paintings, which provided a private devotional area and visual banquet for the guests and evoked an impression of hospitality and generosity. “Canyon Trail” is located on the Gabrielino Trail in the Los Angeles National Forest a short distance from my home. I took the photograph this painting represents on a cool day with the morning sun filtering through the trees and onto the trail.

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Characters Matthew Tanaka

Photograph 9" x 20" $350 We are all voyeurs, whether we choose to admit it or not … we watch, we observe, we live vicariously through what we see. I am a photographer and unabashedly admit that I am a voyeur and that I love looking through the lens to capture the pure emotion of a fleeting moment. It has taken me decades to finally “come out of the voyeur closet” and show my art. We are all artists in some form or fashion. Our experiences influence how we express our art. Our history dictates our view. I am no exception. “Characters” was shot on a few walkabouts in several cities, capturing the individuality of the subjects as I tried to show their unique stories through my lens.

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Union Station Matthew Tanaka

Photograph 16" x 19.25" $375 We are all artists in some form or fashion. Our experiences influence how we express our art. Our history dictates our view. I am no exception. “Union Station” was shot in Los Angeles, California while lying on the floor between the new and the old sections of the station during the pandemic. The stillness and quiet of the halls were unusual and created an ominous feeling …

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Entrance/Entrance E. M. Tietjen High-Fire Stoneware, Ceramic Glazes and Oxides 10" x 12" x 10" $675 “Entrance/Entrance” plays with the double meaning of the homophone “entrance” ― since entering a mysterious, enclosed place can often enchant and mesmerize. I am interested in the textures and natural processes of the living world, and attracted to forms in nature that demonstrate its movement and power. I like complexity of shape and color, elemental forces, and the layers and parts in living things that record a history of their own growth and interdependence. I like to be reminded that I am a biological being, necessarily connected to all life on Earth. Without copying nature, my work in clay strives to evoke feelings of recognition — that the world we depend on looks rather like that, feels like that, invites us in like that — or challenges us with mystery like that.

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Glory Water E. M. Tietjen

High-Fire Stoneware, Ceramic Glazes and Paint 8" x 16.5" x 14.5" $910 This abstract landscape in three dimensions was inspired by the southern California superbloom of 2019. I am interested in the textures and natural processes of the living world, and attracted to forms in nature that demonstrate its movement and power. I like complexity of shape and color, elemental forces, and the layers and parts in living things that record a history of their own growth and interdependence. I like to be reminded that I am a biological being, necessarily connected to all life on Earth. Without copying nature, my work in clay strives to evoke feelings of recognition — that the world we depend on looks rather like that, feels like that, invites us in like that — or challenges us with mystery like that. Contact information for this artist can be found on page 83.

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Between the Lines Ken Weintrub

Acrylic on Cradled Panel 20" x 20" $745 framed What is said often reveals, but just as often what is spoken obscures and hides what is real, either wholly or partially. Even harder to discern is what is not mentioned at all, which may be of even greater import. This is why in order to get the whole picture we must look “Between the Lines.”

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View from the Zeppelin Ken Weintrub

Acrylic on Cradled Panel 20" x 20" $745 This painting was inspired by a trip to Friedrichshafen, Germany, where I took an afternoon excursion over Lake Constance in a redesigned, electrically powered, helium-filled zeppelin. Quiet, almost silent, overlooking the lake, southern Germany, and northern Switzerland from a 1,000-foot altitude, one has the feeling that this must be how eagles experience the world.

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Forest Mystique Karen M. Holgerson

Fabric Collage 10" x 10" $500 The natural world, color, texture, and design are what move me to create. My art hopefully challenges the viewer to feel, imagine, and daydream along with me, the artist. My artwork consists of four focal areas: landscape, floral, portrait, and abstract. My florals and landscapes fuse realism and fantasy, while my portraits wish to express something deep about the personalities, feelings, and/or social conditions of the people I choose to paint. My abstract work is generally composed of colorful repetitive patterns and shapes. I currently work in fabric collage and water-based acrylic media. My short list of favorite artists includes Raphael and Rembrandt, the Impressionists (especially Cezanne), the Fauvists, Kandinsky, and Klee. Folk art is also inspirational.

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Islands in the Stream Tsvetelina Valkov

Etching and Watercolor Monoprint 9" x 12" $400 A pattern of repeated organic forms (Islands = lovers) surrounded by waves of watercolors (the Stream = the world), an artist’s reminiscence of the Bee Gees’ song of the same name …

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Body and Mind Nancy Wood Pink

Glazed High-Fire Stoneware 8.5" x 10" x 10" $400 Reaching, writhing, floating, seeking. This sculpture challenges the idea that the body is merely a temporary vessel for the eternal spirit or mind. Clay and glaze unify the two forms: the traditional jar shape, representing the spirit, and the tentacle-like extrusions, representing the body. Both are fully present and equally involved in the search for life’s meaning.

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Existential Crisis Nancy Wood Pink

Glazed High-Fire Stoneware 8" x 7" x 7" $350 The spherical element of this sculpture is intended to symbolize the perfect Self that lies within all beings. That perfect Self cannot remain isolated, however. The tentacular elements of the sculpture symbolize two ideas in tension. On one level they portray the soft, flexible vulnerability we must develop in order to connect with others. On another level, as fired stoneware, the forms become hard and brittle as we develop defenses against too much vulnerability. The forces are united by the green glaze, because green is the color of life and growth.

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Heron in Flight 2 Carolyn Young

Acrylic Spray Paint and Ink on Particle Board 23" x 26.5" NFS The bird has always been my animal spirit. Most of my paintings have included a bird somewhere. I love their freedom, ability to soar, and even an ability to mourn, as crows do when they lose one of their flock members. As a watercolorist I have always used paper as a medium. A while ago an idea “flew” into my head. I needed to have birds flying through my breezeway between house and garage. I chose the blue heron because of its majesty in flight and its ability to focus, standing completely still at stream’s edge, watching. I found some large pieces of particle board in my garage and with an electric cut-out tool, I cut out the herons. Using spray and acrylic paints and pens, I created my birds. I screwed them onto my garage wall, and added some clouds. Now they are soaring through my breezeway.

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Catalog Production Team Exhibition Chair: Lawrence D. Rodgers Director of Communications: Debbi Swanson Patrick Editor: Alison Davies Treasurer: Kathleen Swaydan Technical Lead: Rhonda Raulston Instagram Content: Emily Suñez Facebook Content: George Paul Miller Webmaster: Fred Chuang Catalog Designer: Lawrence D. Rodgers Cover Design: Karen Hochman Brown Artwork appears courtesy of PSA members. Copyrights held by the artists. All rights reserved. © 2021 Pasadena Society of Artists www.PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org The Pasadena Society of Artists wishes to acknowledge and thank Arcadia Sign Company for its continuing support.

Artists’ Reception 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition

Artists’ Reception 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition

Artists’ Reception 93rd Annual Juried Exhibition

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Contact the Artist MariBeth Baloga mbbaloga@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/maribeth-baloga/maribeth-baloga.html Mariko Bird marikoceramics@gmail.com http://www.marikobird.com FB: marikobird https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/bird/mariko-bird.html Art Carrillo artcart999@gmail.com https://www.artcart9.com IG: @artcart9 https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/carrillo/carrillo.html Chuka Susan Chesney chukasusanchesney@gmail.com FB: ChukaSusanChesney IG: @chukasusanchesney https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/chesney/chuka-susan-chesney.html Fred Chuang ftchuang@gmail.com https://fred-chuang.pixels.com/ https://fredchuang.com/ FB: The Art of Fred Chuang IG: @ftchuang https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/chuang/fred-chuang.html Karen Chutsky-Naud karenchutsky@aol.com www.kallenaartsite.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/kallena/kallena.html Liz Crimzon contact@lizcrimzon.com https://www.lizcrimzon.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/liz-crimzon/crimzon.html Marion Dies marion.dies@gmail.com FB: marion.dies.1 IG: @marionsilverlake https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/dies/marion-dies.html Darien Donner dariendonner@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/darien-donner/darien-donner.html Rick Drobner rickdrobner@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/drobner/rick-drobner.html Karen Duckles karenduckles@gmail.com https://karenduckles.com/karenduckles.com/Home.html IG: @duckles_karen https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/karen-duckles/karen-duckles.html Lore Eckelberry lore@loreeckelberry www.loreeckelberry.com FB: loreartist IG: @loreeckelberry https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/eckelberry/lore-eckelberry.html Martin Ehrlich Me_RakuMan@aol.com http://firewaterceramics.com/index.html https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/ehrlich/martin-ehrlich.html

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Contact the Artist Mims Ellis mims.e@charter.net https://www.mimsellisceramics.com FB: mimsellisceramics IG: @mimsellisceramics https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/ellis/mims-ellis.html Maryellen Eltgroth rettacox26@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/maryellen-eltgroth/maryellen-eltgroth.html Mina Ferrante micanzi@sbcglobal.net http://www.minahoferrante.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/mina-ferrante/mina-ferrante.html Emily Goff

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Laura Henneforth lhenne4th@gmail.com https://laurahenneforth.com/home.html YouTube: Laura Henneforth IG: @lorelei970 https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/henneforth/laura-henneforth.html Karen Hochman Brown hochmanbrown@gmail.com www.hochmanbrown.com IG: @hochmanbrown https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/brown/brown.html Karen M. Holgerson kmholgerson@msn.com https://kattail.com FB: kmholgerson IG: @kmholgerson https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/karen-holgerson/karen-holgerson.html Dorothe Horttor rndhorttor@earthlink.net FB: DOROTHE https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/horttor/dorothe-horttor.html Jeffry Jensen jjensen011@earthlink.net FB: jeffryjensen https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/jensen/jeffry-michael-jensen.html Bernard Kane bernard@lightbykane.com https://lightbykane.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/kane/bernard-kane.html Kyung Kim kyungokim@aol.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/kyung-kim/kyung-kim.html Leah Knecht leahknecht@icloud.com https://www.leahknecht-art.com FB: leahknechtart IG: @leahknecht https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/knecht/leah-knecht.html Nora Koerber norakgroups@gmail.com https://www.norakoerber.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/koerber/nora-koerber.html

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Contact the Artist Joanna Kos joannakosart@gmail.com https://www.joannakos.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/kos/joanna-kos.html Eileen Oda Leaf cre8art2001@aol.com FB: EileenOdaFineArt https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/oda/eileen-oda.html Warner LeMénager ilmigliore@earthlink.net https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/lemenager/warner-lemenager.html Rosina Maize RMaize@earthlink.net https://www.rosinamaize.com FB: RosinaMaizeFineArt https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/rosina-maize/rosina-maize.html Janet Manalo jrmana@pacbell.net http://janetmanalo.com IG: @JanetManalo20 https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/manalo/janet-manalo.html Brian Mark BrianMarkSculptor@gmail.com https://www.brianmarksculptor.com FB: BrianMark IG: @brianmarksculptor Twitter: @SculptorBMark LinkedIn: @BrianMarkSculptor https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/brian-mark/brian-mark.html Kevin McCants umcleball4u@gmail.com https://www.kevinmccantspaintings.com/ FB: Kevin McCants IG: uncleball4u https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/kevin-mccants/kevin-mccants.html Peter McDonald petermcdonaldart@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/mcdonald/mcdonald.html Claire Menegatti clairemenegatti@yahoo.com https://www.studiogattila.com FB: studiogatti IG: @studiogatti Albert Natian Albert.Natian@gmail.com https://mathaftermath.net https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/natian/albert-natian.html Victor Picou vicpicou@icloud.com https://www.victorpicou.com FB: victorpicou IG: @victorpicou https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/picou/victor-picou.html Rebecca Pollack beckpollack@hotmail.com FB: RebeccaPollack IG: @beckpollack https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/pollack/reecca-harvey-pollack.html Rhonda Raulston RaulstonART@gmail.com https://www.rhondaraulston.com FB: RaulstonART IG: @RaulstonART https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/raulston/rhonda-raulston.html

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Contact the Artist Serena Refoua sbellref@mac.com https://www.serenabellrefoua.com IG: @bellref https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/refoua/serena-bell-refoua.html Lawrence D. Rodgers LawrenceDRodgers@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/rodgers/lawrence-d-rodgers.html David Sikes davesfile2@gmail.com https://www.daves-art.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/sikes/david-sikes.html S. A. Smith ateliersmith.1972@gmail.com https://smithartonline.wordpress.com/ and https://smithartonline.webstarts.com/ https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/smith/sa-smith.html Daniela Soberman danielasoberman@yahoo.com https://www.danielasoberman.com IG: @danielasobermanstudio https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/soberman/soberman.html Robert Michael Sullivan bobs2000@hotmail.com http://robertmichaelsullivan.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/sullivan/robert-michael-sullivan.html Emily Suñez emilysunez@gmail.com https://www.emilysunez.com FB: EmilySuñezArt IG: @emily_the_painter https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/sunez/emily-sunez.html Kathleen Swaydan kdswaydan@gmail.com http://www.kathleenswaydan.com FB: KathleenSwaydan IG: @kswaydan https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/swayden/swayden.html Matthew Tanaka matt@sharedperspectivesphoto.com https://www.sharedperspectivesphoto.com IG: @shared_perspectives https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/tanaka/matthew-tanaka.html E. M. Tietjen mtrabbitworks@gmail.com https://www.mountainrabbitworks.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/elaine-tietjen/tietjen.html Tsvetelina Valkov lozenez1@yahoo.com FB: TsvetelinaValkov https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/valkov/tsvetelina-valkov.html Ken Weintrub kweintrub@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/weintrub/weintrub.html Nancy Wood Pink nwoodpink@gmail.com https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/nancy-wood-pink/pink.html Carolyn Young cjymesalila@gmail.com IG: @CarolynYoungArtist https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/artists/carolyn-young/young.html

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Pasadena Society of Artists Board of Directors 2021 - 2022 President: Shaney Watters President@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Executive Vice President: Robert Asa Crook VicePresident@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Vice President - Exhibitions: Lawrence D. Rodgers Exhibitions@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Recording Secretary: Rhonda Raulston Secretary@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Treasurer: Kathleen Swaydan Admin@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Director of Communications: Debbi Swanson Patrick News@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Director of Grants: Kruti Shah Grants@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Director of History & Archives: Robert Asa Crook Historian@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Director of Membership: Marion Dies Membership@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Director of Programs: Patricia Jessup-Woodlin Programs@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Past President: Victor Picou PastPresident@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Member at Large: Art Carrillo MembersatLarge@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Member at Large: Liz Crimzon MembersatLarge@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org

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A Short History of the Pasadena Society of Artists The Pasadena Society of Artists came into being in early 1925. Benjamin C. Brown, the “dean of Pasadena painters,” sent out a notice to local painters to discuss the formation of a society for local artists. In addition to Mr. Brown, attending this meeting were Edward B. Butler, Maud Daggett, Antoinette De Forest Merwin, Louis Hovey Sharp, F. Carl Smith, Orrin A. White, Wallace LeRoy De Wolff, and Frederick A. Zimmerman. The consensus was that the Pasadena Society of Artists should be formed. Seven more artists then joined PSA to form the founding charter members. They were Herbert V. B. Acker, F. Tolles Chamberlin, Alson S. Clark, John “Jack” Frost, Jean Mannheim, Katherine B. Stetson and Marion Wachtel. It has been suggested that PSA was formed out of the desire of the founders to exhibit their contemporary work, which was not acceptable in exhibitions of the California Art Club. The first Annual Juried Exhibition was presented in April 1925 at the Pasadena Art Institute located in Carmelita Park, now the site of the Norton Simon Art Museum. The PSA founders stated that “the standard will be high and only work of real merit will be accepted.” Every year since 1925 PSA has presented an Annual Juried Exhibition. For more than 50 years PSA exhibited at the Pasadena Art Institute/Pasadena Art Museum in addition to presenting Annuals at various institutions throughout southern California. Besides the Annual Exhibition, the Society has always maintained a vigorous schedule of other exhibitions each year. These are usually selected by the exhibition committee, and may be juried or non-juried. They take place in schools, universities, libraries, museums, art galleries and other public buildings. The Pasadena Society of Artists is celebrating its 96th anniversary during 2021. Five exhibitions, including the 96th Annual Juried Exhibition, are scheduled for this year. Each exhibition will be presented online and will have a printed catalog; some may also have a traditional gallery installation concurrent with the online version. With over 100 PSA members, the variety of artworks presented at exhibitions is always very interesting. PSA continues to adhere to the guiding statement of the founders by accepting new members by juried submission. www.PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org Facebook: PasadenaSocietyofArtists Instagram: @pasadenasocietyofartists 85


Call for New Members Are you an artist? Throughout Pasadena Society of Artists’ 96-year history, works by PSA members of have been sold at major auction houses, collected in important art collections, and displayed in museums throughout the United States and Europe. Our legacy is immense! Would you like to be part of our organization? We are always looking for new, dedicated members. Our artists work in all media and styles of drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. All have been juried into the society. New Member Screenings for the Pasadena Society of Artists are usually held twice a year, in the spring and fall. Please go to our website at www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org for more information. If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete a Membership Inquiry Form, found online, and contact our Director of Membership, Marion Dies. Ms. Dies will notify you when the next screening has been scheduled. Qualifications considered for membership include the applicant’s dedication to artistic standards of excellence, professionalism, accomplishments, skills that benefit the Society, and the artist’s future potential. Applicants submit three (four if a virtual screening) pieces of artwork representing current media and style, created in the past two years. Artwork submitted is judged by presentation, talent, and originality. We encourage perseverance; a number of our members have been offered memberships after having been declined multiple times. Former members include Charles White, Walter Askin, Jirayr Zorithian, Conrad Buff, David Green, Enjar Hansen, Frode Dann, Jae Carmichael, Leonard Edmondson, Mildred Lapson, Paul Sample, Hanson Puthuff, Sam Hyde Harris, Martin Mondrus, Betye Saar and many more. We look forward to welcoming new artists to the Pasadena Society of Artists as we approach our 100th anniversary in 2025. For a Membership Inquiry Form go to: https://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org/get_involved/join/application.html

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