With vitality and enthusiasm, the women
of the Pasadena Art Alliance have raised millions of dollars
to support contemporary visual art in Southern California.
Since 1955, this organization has been unwavering in its purpose
yet ever flexible in seeking innovative ways to fulfill its
mission. Unique in its independence, not associated with any
group or art institution, it is open to new artistic expressions
and concepts, often championing projects that might not be
funded by traditional methods.
The PAA continues to impress the Southern California arts
community with its new ideas in fund raising. The biennial
art auction features the donated works of over a hundred artists.
A collaborative photography exhibit gives art students opportunities
to create and exhibit commissioned portraits. And the legendary
Treasure Sale speaks for itself.
All monies raised go directly to the very heart of the Art
Alliance: the grants program. The grants committee studies
each written request, makes site visits and then makes thoughtful
decisions about which proposals to fund. Funds are granted
to established as well as unconventional institutions in order
to underwrite exhibitions, sponsor programs or support arts
education.With each grant, the organization hopes to encourage
the creativity of the human spirit and to enrich the cultural
life of the entire community.
Announcing SNAP PLUS, Provocative Portraits 3.0!
This year’s Pasadena Art Alliance fundraiser will be a collaboration with Art Center College of Design advanced photography students PLUS the illustration department to create one-of-a-kind portraits that will be unveiled at the May 11, 2013 event. Our portrait patrons will commission their portraits (either photo or illustration) indicating their desired subject matter, but leave the creativity up to the students. This is the third version of SNAP; the first was held in 2003 and SNAP, too in 2009. Both were highly successful events and the excitement is building for the next edition! View examples of portraits from SNAP, too.
This year’s event will take place on Chung King Road in historic Chinatown / LA on Saturday, May 11, 2013. In addition to the portrait exhibition that will take place among the galleries, plenty of food and drink, music, entertainment and a portrait themed live auction and opportunity drawing will all be part of the event.
For more information about how to obtain tickets 626-795-9276,, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not miss out on this unique opportunity!
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GRANTS AWARDED 2013
Armory Center for the Arts
Art Center College of Design
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
LAPS (LA Printmaking Society)
Long Beach Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Materials and Applications
Museum of Contemporary Art
Otis/Ben Maltz Gallery
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena City College/Visual Arts and Media Studies Division
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pitzer Art Galleries/Pitzer College
Pomona College Museum of Art
Scripps College/Williamson Gallery
Self Help Graphics and Art
Side Street Projects
Skirball Cultural Center