SurF`S up! - Palos Verdes Art Center



SurF`S up! - Palos Verdes Art Center
palos verdes art center
Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education
Summer 2011
An exhibition focusing on the art inspired by surfing—a show dedicated to Bruce Milbury,
lifelong surfer and friend to the Art Center. See pages 4 & 5.
photos courtesy of
Joni Sternbach
and Edward Cella
Art + Architecture
Chief Executive
Palos Verdes
Art Center
on the Move
-By Bob Yassin
I am sure by this time you have
heard that the Art Center is moving – temporarily –but that’s
what’s going on right now. Construction is about to begin on the
Crestridge property, and we had to move. Beginning next month
we will be officially at the Promenade on the Peninsula shopping
mall in a marvelous space, renovated for the Art Center’s needs,
and formerly occupied by Border’s Books.
In anticipation of our redevelopment program is the hope
that we could continue full operations during construction. We
had been looking for a temporary location for some time, but
finding the right space and a lot of it and at a reasonable price
was not easy. I am very excited and greatly relieved, that we
found a splendid temporary home that will allow us to continue
all our classes, exhibitions and special educational programs
along with space for the extensive community activities the
Art Center hosts each year. I am particularly thankful to Stolz
Management, which operates the mall, and to Elizabeth Griggs,
mall manager, for their generous willingness to work with us to
make our relocation affordable and practical. Exposure at the
mall will be wonderful for the Art Center, and, in return, our busy
schedule should bring lots of people to the mall. This is a wonderful example of a positive joint venture between an important
business in our community and a well-established non profit
cultural facility. We anticipate very little interruption of our ongoing programs. I invite everyone to come see our new space on or
about July 1, when we will officially be open.
For the past weeks we were busily engaged in building the
space out for our needs, creating classrooms, public areas and
offices. It will certainly be different but the generous space at the
Promenade will allow us to continue for the construction year all
the wonderful programs you have come to expect. At the same
time, this location will provide opportunity to reach new audiences and to think about new programs, even new kinds of programs, in anticipation of and following the move back a year from
now to our spectacularly redeveloped Crestridge home. Here I
must thank the staff for all their efforts and patience in getting us
to the Promenade. You can’t believe how much stuff had to be
moved, but it got done with hardly a ripple.
This issue of Artifacts comes as we hold our 80th anniversary Annual Meeting, this year in the community room at the
Promenade. As you will see on page 3 in this issue, there was
a major announcement made at this meeting, one that has sigcontinued on page 12
Let’s Give
a Cheer!
-By Loren DeRoy
For 80 years, the Palos Verdes Art
Center has provided a place for art in our community. It has not
only provided art classes and exhibitions, it also a place for creativity to flourish and to inspire collaboration, community interaction and involvement. In fact, all that the PVAC does serves to
bring our community together, to learn from each other and to
enrich our lives. As we commemorate our 80th year in operation,
the PVAC has planned events and activities designed to engage
with friends we have served in the past and to reach new constituents, inviting the entire community to join in the celebration.
The PVAC is proud of its rich history and array of educational
opportunities it has provided its students of all age groups—from
3 years old to 90 and more. In this anniversary year, the PVAC
celebrates its diversity and all the people that we serve.
One way we plan to celebrate is by spotlighting some of
those whose lives have been touched by the PVAC. Over the next
year we will feature the stories of 12 individuals who have been
inspired by the PVAC. They range in ages and walks of life and
represent the broad diversity of those we serve and the impact
the PVAC has made in their lives. Many of these individuals
received encouragement from the PVAC through the Alpay scholarship program and have gone on to be successful, practicing
artists. Others have found new meaning and inspiration in their
lives through their connection with the Art Center over the years.
Their stories are a testament to the significant contribution that
the PVAC has made and will continue to make in our community.
This summer brings other PVAC events that you will want to
mark on your calendar. You won’t want to miss “Surf’s Up,” our
first art exhibition scheduled to open on July 22 in our new temporary home. In addition, the Associates have designed another
magical evening of dining: Celebrate Chef’s and Cellars on July
31 is sure to be another memorable evening of creative dining,
entertainment and conversation. Tickets are going fast.
At our Annual Meeting, we announced the PVAC’s 80th
Anniversary Legacy Campaign with a $5 million goal to fund our
major facility redevelopment. We are proud to report that every
member of the PVAC Board of Trustees has committed to support
this campaign and I thank all trustees for their generosity. At this
meeting we were also extremely pleased to announce a $2 million lead gift to the campaign from Dr. O. Allen Alpay in memory
of his wife, Beverly G. Alpay. I extend my heartfelt and humble
appreciation to Dr. Alpay for his generosity and philanthropic
vision. We are honored that Dr. Alpay chose the PVAC to pay tribute to the tremendous contributions that his late wife, Beverly,
made to the Palos Verdes Art Center and to our community.
Dr. Alpay’s gift will create the Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education
The Palos Verdes Art Center announced
its 80th Anniversary Legacy Campaign
with a $2 million lead gift from
Dr. O. Allen Alpay in memory of his
wife, Beverly G. Alpay.
“We are ecstatic to receive this
extraordinary gift from Dr. Alpay. His
incredible generosity will support the
Art Center’s most ambitious undertaking—a major facility redevelopment
that will create a ‘new’ Palos Verdes Art
Center. It is a fitting tribute to Beverly,
who provided exceptional leadership
and volunteer service,” stated CEO and
Executive Director Robert A. Yassin.
Dr. Alpay’s gift will create the
Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts
Education. This will encompass the
Art Center’s extensive educational programming that includes more than 300
studio art classes offered at the Art
Center each year.
“Beverly had a great passion for
the Palos Verdes Art Center and I know
she would approve of this gift. The Art
Center is such an invaluable resource
for our community. Every year, it brings
innovative art education into local
classrooms, offers a wide range of art
classes, and features interesting artists in its exhibitions. Furthermore, I
am very impressed by the Art Center’s
strong financial management and efficient operations. The Palos Verdes Art
Center has earned our community’s
gratitude and deserves our support,”
said Dr. Alpay.
“This leadership gift is a terrific
beginning for our $5 million fundraising campaign, the largest in the Art
Center’s history. The 80th Anniversary
Legacy Campaign will fund a major
facility redevelopment that will maximize the Art Center’s ability to meet
ever-increasing demands for its classes, programs, and services. The campaign will raise endowment funds, as
well, which will further support the
Art Center’s future sustainability,”
remarked 80th Anniversary Campaign
Chairman and Chairman of the Board
of Trustees, Allen Lay.
Beverly Alpay volunteered at
the Art Center for over eight years,
serving in various capacities, including President and Chairman of the
Board, Chairman of The Associates,
and Executive Director. In 1996, she
received the Medici Award, the Art
Center’s highest honor, which was
created to recognize her superlative
service to the organization and the
“More than 30,000 children and
adults benefit from the Palos Verdes
Art Center’s programs every year.
Contributions to the 80th Anniversary
Legacy Campaign will enable us to continue to offer and to expand our high
quality programs, classes, and exhibitions. We still have a long way to go
to reach our $5 million campaign goal,
but we believe others in the community will be inspired by Dr. Alpay’s exceptional contribution, and will respond
with generous gifts,” Yassin said.
The 80th Anniversary Legacy Campaign will fund a major facility redevelopment that will maximize
the Art Center’s ability to meet ever-increasing demands for its classes, programs, and services.
$2 Million Gift
in Memory of Beverly Alpay
Launches Art Center’s
80th Anniversary
Legacy Campaign
Surf’s Up!
Surf’s Up!, an exhibition focusing on the art inspired by surfing will
open on Friday, July 22 at the Palos Verdes Art Center’s new, temporary
location, The Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive,
Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates (in the former Borders Bookstore location). The Surf’s Up! Exhibition is dedicated to a dear friend and colleague, Bruce Milbury. Bruce, a long time surfer and employee of the
Palos Verdes Art Center, passed away in late 2010.
The common thread that runs through this exhibit is that most
of the artists are inspired by their respect for the sheer power and
energy of a wave. These artists are practicing two physically demanding disciplines—one being expressed in the studio and the other being
expressed out in the elements.
Surf’s Up! will not include archetypal commercial surfer scenes
depicted in slick sports posters, in fact, many of the artists in this
Galleries are open Mondays through Saturdays 10am–4pm and on
Sundays 1–4pm. Opening reception: Friday, July 22, 2011, 5–8pm, Art Center
at The Promenade on the Peninsula, hosted by The Exhibition Committee and
the Palos Verdes Art Center.
J U LY 2 2 through S E P T E M B E R 2 5
exhibit are lifelong surfers who surf every day and experience
the solitude, skill and risk of surfing, as well as the silence,
skill and risk they face in their studios. Whether waiting
patiently in the studio or on the water, putting fear aside,
each individual must make heart thumping decisions. The
results can be awe inspiring.
The exhibition will include a mixture of fine art, painting, sculpture and photography, plus special, unique works
of art. PVACs Exhibition Director Scott Canty states, “When
Jacqueline Dreager, our guest curator, and I began to think
about this exhibition we wanted to explore a different angle
and approach this as not just another surf show in L.A.” Canty
and Dreager have set out to invite artists to paint a surfboard
in their style of art.
Surf’s Up! will include works by Los Angeles artists:
Sandow Birk
Russell Crotty
Doug Edge
Ned Evans
Anthony Friedkin
Steve Johns
Robin Lucca
Andy Moses
Ana Osgood
R. Nelson Parrish
John Severson
Joni Sternbach
Rick Stich
Stephanie Ramer
Stephen Shriver
Marc Dean Veca
Alex Weinstein
Timothy Williams
—Bruce Milbury
This exhibition is represented by several galleries:
Koplin del Rio Galler
Peter Blake Gallery
William Turner Gallery
Western Project
Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Edward Cella Art+Artchitecture Gallery
Also exhibiting
ENCELADUS a day in the life
Barry Markowitz paintings
Alpay Awards
In recognition of their excellence in the visual
arts, three youth artists, four high school graduates, three undergraduate students, two master
of fine arts students and three working professional artists have received Beverly G. Alpay
Memorial Education Fund Awards from the Palos
Verdes Art Center. The more than $17,250 they
shared raises the fourteen-year grant program
total to $132,210.
Luis Moreno, a San Pedro undergraduate
attending Long Beach City College received the
top award of $2500 for his mixed-media threedimensional pieces. Two additional undergraduate students Elizabeth Medina of Wilmington and
Kolarp Em of Los Angeles each received $1000.
The two masters-of-fine-arts students, Gerardo
Monterrubio and Catherine Davis, were awarded
$1500 and $1000 respectively.
Matthew James Winkler and Robert
Pokorny, both working professional visual artists
from Long Beach, each received awards of $2000
to help further their professional careers, and
Rebecca Schrock, also of Long Beach, re-ceived
$1000 to continue with her photography. Soodam Lee, a 2011 graduate of South High
School, was awarded $1500; Alexander Shea,
a 2011 Redondo Union High School graduate,
was awarded $1000; Madison Rued, a 2011 Los
Alamitos High graduate, was awarded $750; and
Shelby Tsuji, a 2011 Palos Verdes High School
graduate, was awarded $500.
Youth artist Mary Miao, a Palos Verdes High
best of
high school art
The Best of High School Art Exhibition featured
art work from Peninsula High School, Palos
Verdes High School and Rancho del Mar High
School. The best of the
best in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and
glass will be exhibited
and awards presented.
Juror, Jim Keville, is
an assistant professor of art at Cal State
Natalia Desallia, 10th Grade, 1st place
Dominguez Hills.
Best of Best High School Award Winners
Akari Sunga/12th Grade
1st Place Scratchboard
junior, took the top award in this category and was awarded $500.
Miao was also awarded the 2011 Exceptional Award, receiving
another $500 for her exceptional artwork in the mediums of pencil
and oil paint. Vicky Wu, a West High sophomore, and Michelle
Wong, a Palos Verdes High junior, each received $250 and an Art
Center class certificate.
Members of the selection committee included: Dr. O. Allen
Alpay, fund creator; Art Center Chairman Allen Lay; Art Center
Exhibition Director Scott Canty; Art Center President Loren DeRoy;
Art Center Board of Trustees Donald Crocker and Maude Landon;
Art Center faculty members Frank Minuto and Jan Napolitan; and
Bob Yassin, Art Center chief executive officer.
The fund was created by the Art Center’s Board of Trustees
and Dr. Alpay in memory of his wife, Beverly Alpay. She was a longtime patron of the arts and served as president of the Art Center’s
Board of Directors and its executive director. Dr. Alpay continues to
match all donations to this educational endowment fund.
Meredith Klaskman/12th Grade
2nd Place Pastel
Clara Hopkins/12th Grade
3rd Place Acrylic
Julie Ouyang/12th Grade
Honorable Mention Digital Photo
Delana Tavakol/10th Grade
Honorable Mention Graphite
Natalia Desallia/10th Grade
1st Place Ceramic
Cosette Rabalcaba/12th Grade
2nd Place Ceramic
Melissa Hester/10th Grade
3rd Place Ceramic
Ozair Llyas/11th Grade
Honorable Mention Ceramic
Estelle Song/11th Grade
Honorable Mention Gouache
Keeping Art Education
The Art At Your Fingertips Board of Directors Proudly Presents
Art At Your Fingertips Projects for the 2011–2012 School Year
PVAC offers standards-based art education for more than 7,000 Peninsula students each year. Now in its 36th year, Art At
Your Fingertips docents teach elementary school students through five creative projects. Projects are aligned with California
Visual and Performing Arts Standards, incorporating artistic perception, creative expression and historical, cultural context
and aesthetic valuing.
Mexican Tinwork Tiles
Building on a 400-year tradition of
tin working, students will create
brilliantly colored metal tiles in the
style of traditional Mexican folk art.
Students will learn metal tooling
techniques as they explore the rich
art and culture of Mexico. Project
Created by Heather Hovard
Larger Than Life
Georgia O’Keeffe (American,
1887–1986) and her largerthan-life-sized paintings of
flowers are the inspiration
for this printmaking project. By transferring a contour line drawing onto a
Styrofoam™ plate, students will make a monoprint of a
flower using tempera paint on black paper. Project Created
by Lee-Jean Lin
Dappled Sunlight
This acrylic landscape painting
project employs the pointillism
technique made famous by PostImpressionist painter George
Seurat (French, 1859–1891).
Using an application of colored dots, students will create
the effect of sunlight diffused
through tree branches. Project
Created by Rebecca Jarus
Imagining Magritte
Surrealist Rene Magritte
(Belgian, 1898–1967) and
his painting The Listening
Room are the inspiration
for this mixed-media project. Students’ preconceived
notions of perception and
reality will be challenged while they learn an important lesson in one-point perspective. Project Created by Paula Irish
Peninsula en Plein Air
Since the late 19th century,
California has been a mecca
for artists inspired by the
French Impressionists to
paint out of doors or en plein
air. Students will be introduced to this ongoing tradition while they create an acrylic painting of the Palos
Verdes Peninsula’s picturesque coastline. Project Created
by Annemarie Wargin
Art At Your Fingertips
brings standards-based art education
to more than 7,000 Peninsula
elementary students every year!
n Alive
The Palos Verdes Art Center & Community School of Art
Summer Session July 11–August 27
This summer the Art Center will once again offer something for everyone! New classes this term include:
• Beyond Metal Clay with Vicki Szamborski
• Classical Portrait Drawing with Lance Richlin
Additional art classes offered:
• Photography
• Ceramics
• Drawing
• Painting (Oils, Acrylics & Water Media)
• Wearable Art
• Art History
• Children’s Art Classes, including Flash Animation
• Summer Art Camp
Come join us as we inspire you to celebrate, appreciate
and create art!
Come visit us and see our newtemporary home: Palos
Verdes Art Center at the Promenade on the Peninsula, 550
Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates (located
in the space previously occupied by Borders Bookstore)
and pick up your copy of the Summer Art Class Schedule.
You can also view the schedule online at www.pvartcenter.
Call 310-541-2479 to register for classes!
For more than 75 years, the Palos Verdes Art
Center has been offering affordable art education classes to the community for all ages
and for all skill levels. In 2009–2010 the Art
Center offered more than 242 art education
2011 Palos Verdes
Dream House Raffle
Grand Prize Winner
Purchased Tickets Annually
Gwendolyn Lawrence of Los Angeles had the winning
ticket in the Palos Verdes Art Center’s ninth annual Palos
Verdes Dream House Raffle! In the nine Palos Verdes
Dream House Raffles, the Palos Verdes Art Center has
given away more than $10,000,000 in cash and prizes.
Gwendolyn Lawrence, 2011 Dream House Raffle
Grand Prize Winner.
other grand-prize winners
$25,000 Micheal Tierno, La Verne
$10,000 Craig Campbell, Palos Verdes Estates
$5,000 Susan and Andrew Lin, Torrance
$2,500 Steve Rindos, Simi Valley
$1,000 David Cuesta, Canyon Country; Mike
Robinson, Rancho Palos Verdes; Virginia A.
Fruitt, Harbor City ; Don Carter, Rancho Palos
Verdes; Jacqueline Sweeting, Los Alamitos
$500 Beth and Robert Marshall, Torrance;
Brenda Bittner, Redondo Beach; Steven Jeau,
Jennifer Cho and Susanne Cho, Los Angeles;
Chris and Michelle Martinez, Redondo Beach;
Tom Baker, Redondo Beach
$25,000 Multiple Ticket Prize Winner: D.E. and
N. A. Hibsman of Rancho Palos Verdes
Lawrence stated, “I have purchased tickets every year
since the raffle started, and I always buy them early to
Early Bird I (March 22)
$25,000 Lorraine and Robert Kasse, Rancho
Palos Verdes
$5000 Fernando Chavez, Hawthorne
$2500 Essam Morcos, Brian Sim, Thomas
Tho-Hung Tran, Hacienda Heights
$1500 Kevin Matsumoto, Torrance
$25,000 Multiple-Ticket Prize: Ajay and Rashmi
Talwar, Torrance
make the early bird drawings!”
In all, 361 lucky tickets holders received cash or prizes during the 2011 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. All
proceeds from this charity raffle benefit the ongoing visual art education, exhibition and community programs of
the non-profit Palos Verdes Art Center, including Art At
Your Fingertips, Partners In Art, Pre-School Program, and
the Special Mornings outreach program for at-risk and
special education students.
Early Bird II (April 19)
25,000 Edward A. & Gemma B. Gillan, San Pedro
$5000 Todd Okino, Rossmoor
$2500 Gary Nofziger, Rancho Palos Verdes
$1500 Gerald Frank, Santa Monica
$25,000 Multiple-Ticket Prize: Wayne Kawahara,
A list of winners is posted at
Sunday, July 31, 6–9pm
Celebrate Chefs and Cellars brings together the
very best food, wine, spirits and beer—all in
one exceptional place: the elegant ocean view
estate of Debi and Tom Thomas of Rolling Hills,
pictured here. Treat yourself to an evening of
tasting, sipping and mingling! Bid on silent
auction items including vacations, and don’t
miss out on buying a ticket for a fabulous raffle
prize of a Caribbean cruise aboard SEADREAM.
Savor and enjoy tastes from more than 15 top local restaurants.
Revisit your favorite celebrity chefs and fine new ones, too!
Taste, savor and enjoy top wines, the first World’s Acai Berry
Spirit™, premium tequila, and craft beers. At the end of the evening
take home your complimentary glass.
Tickets are $125 per person, are non-refundable and must be
purchased in advance. Call Sharon Holman for tickets and additional
information: 310-375-6917, 9am–7pm. Space is limited to the first
300 guests.
2011 Palos Verdes
Concours d’Elegance
September 17–18 The 2011 exhibition will feature automobiles of the California car
culture plus the traditional Tour d’Epicure Road Rallye and a Grand Marshal Dinner
Road Rallye and Grand Marshal Dinner on
Saturday, September 17. This year’s Road
Rallye honors Grand Marshal Guy Buffet, an
aclaimed artist who has created an original
painting that is this year's official Palos Verdes
Concours d'Elegance art. The Rallye will start at
the Banning Residence Museum in Wilmington.
Guests are invited to arrive at noon for a French
picnic lunch and a tour of the new museum,
“Moving Forward,” a fascinating look at the
changing world of transportation. The Rallye
will end at the Palos Verdes Golf Club with a
great reception that will conclude with the Golf
Club’s traditional and exciting game of chance,
“Ball Drop,” featuring a helicopter and hundreds of golf balls!
The Grand Marshal’s Bistro d’Elegance
dinner will begin with the reception at the Palos
Verdes Golf Club after the arrival of the Rallye
participants. The reception will be followed
with dinner in the ballroom designed to resemble three charming bistros. Grand Marshal
Guy Buffet is the guest of honor. His original
painting for this year’s Palos Verdes Concours
d'Elegance will be on display and auctioned
to the highest bidder in the Concours’s online
silent auction. Other art by Guy Buffet will be on
display and for sale.
Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, September
18. This year’s 19th Annual Palos Verdes
Concours d’Elegance returns again to the spectacular Trump National Golf Club on the cliffs
overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In this setting
on the seven-acre Founders Park and the 11th
fairway, spectators will stroll among the finest
prewar, postwar and specialty automobiles
exhibited and competing in 21 classes. This
year’s Concours takes on a theme of California
Design and Style. For a complete list of classes
go to Restoration Alley
will return this year.
Grand Marshal Guy Buffet will join a group
of distinguished honorary judges to award
special-category trophies during the Concours
Award Ceremony.
Tickets on sale now at
An Epicurean Journey
Chefs and
—photo by
Presented by The Associates
to benefit the Palos Verdes Art Center
Allen Lay, Chairman of the Board
Robert A. Yassin, Chief Executive Officer
& Executive Director
Loren DeRoy, President
Betty Wing, First Vice President
Nancy Cumming, Second Vice President
Grant Niman, Treasurer
Liz Fitzgerald, Secretary
Janet Baszile
Edward Carson Beall
Don Crocker
Denise Guzman
Maude Landon
Richard Lohrer, Chair
Marilyn Long
Georgene McKim
Debbie Richardson
George Romine
Laura Salvay
Jane Shutt
Mohini Syal
Hard Hat Party, June 2011. Celebrating the 80th Anniversary and kick-off of the
redevelopment project are, from the left, Jeff Stellges, Facilities Manager; Edward
Carson Beall, Board of Trustees; Allen Lay, Chairman of the Board; and Robert
Yassin, PVAC Chief Executive Officer.
CEO’s column
Advisory Committee
Betty Wing, Chair
Nancy Black
Virginia Butler
Nancy Comaford
Don Crocker
Candi Gershuni
John Kaytor
Debbie Richardson
June Romine
Jane Shutt
Vickie Walker
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nificant importance to our current project and also to the Art Center’s future. But I
won’t tell you more here; you’ll have to read on.
While we have moved, this issue of Artifacts clearly underscores the fact
that there is no diminishment of our ongoing programs. Come visit us at our new
location soon, and for sure, join us on July 22, for the opening of the fabulous
Surf’s Up! exhibition.
Through– August 3
Carney Brown, paintings
Wedding Gift Feature
Vicki Szamborski, jewelry
August 27, 10 am–5pm
Annual Summer Sale of Art to Wear
Fibers and Jewelry
August 4–September 7
Joyce Welsh, watercolors
Jan Napolitan, ceramics
Joy Gonzalez, jewelry
September 8–October 5
Jean Alexander, photographs, watercolors, pencil
Howard Lewin, wood
Nancy Comaford, jewelry
Richard Lohrer, Chair
Myron A. (Mike) Friedman George L. Romine, Jr.
D. Paul Nibarger
Geoff Wainwright
Dr. O. Allen Alpay
Martha Norman
Harlyne J. Norris_
in the artists’ studio:
By the Library @ The Village
627 Silver Spur Rd. #214
Faces Deep Valley Drive, next to library
Rolling Hills Estates 90274
endowment trustees
October 6–November 2
Don Crocker, oil paintings
Pam Reid, sculpture and fiber
Jill Kollmann, sculptural polymer clay
The Village Center
627 Silver Spur Rd., #300C
Rolling Hills Estates
Through–July 31
Heart & Soul
Paintings by Carney Brown, Anita
Gerlach and Victoria Sekits, jewelry by
Vicki Williams
Reception, June 25, 2–5pm
August 5–September 6
Pastiche I
16 Artist Multimedia Group Exhibition
September 7–October 9
Pastiche II
16 Artist Multimedia Group Exhibition
Reception, June 25, 2–5pm
Robert A. Yassin, Chief Executive Officer
Oscar Aguilar, Facilities
Scott Canty, Exhibitions Director
Becky DesRosiers, Membership Coordinator
Angela Hoffman, Director, Community School of Art
Gail Phinney, Education Director
Barbara Ruiz, Weekend Receptionist
Dalton Palacio, Facilities
Julia Parton, Public Relations & Marketing Director
Jeanne Starr, Administrative Assistant; Web Design
Jeff Stellges, Raffle Manager/Facilities Coordinator
Jaffar Syed, Bookkeeper
Ann Willens, Administrative Director
Capital Campaign:
Suzanne Lundin, Campaign Director
Bobbie Nowling, Capital Campaign Associate and
Assistant to the Director
Julia Parton, ARTifacts Editor
Christine Barnicki, ARTifacts Designer
The Palos Verdes Art Center inspires individuals to
celebrate, appreciate and create art.
Space Still Available!
July 18–22
July 25–29
August 1–5
Camp dates. Five one-week sessions, each with a
unique theme!
August 8–15
August 15–19
Hours and fees.
Half day: morning, 9am–noon or afternoon 1–4pm.
$200 (members $170)
Full day: 9am–4pm. Bring your lunch!
$270 (members $240)Full-day programs
Call today to register your camper! 310-541-2479
Celebrate your child’s special day with a special PVAC party!
at the
Art Center!
Event includes themed party with artist-
with a group photo on the cover, mural-
created mural décor, story time, games,
wall art created by birthday child and
costumes, themed art project, costumed
activitiy leaders and art instructor, food,
The price is $475 for 10 children ($425
drink and paper goods for the children,
for Art Center members) and $25 for each
treasure hunt, balloons, party room for
additional child. For complete informa-
the children, Art Center galleries open for
tion, visit or call 310-
the parents, invitations, thank-you cards
541-2479, ext. 306.
thank you
• The Palos Verdes Unified School District High School Art
Teachers for hosting such a terrific reception for the Best of the
Best High School Exhibition.
• The Associates and its many talented volunteers, led by
Candi Gershuni and Lynne Variano, for the generous donation
of $46,000 from Celebrate Chefs VI, 2010.
• Art At Your Fingertips Docents and Helping Hands for a
fabulous year!
• The Docent Council for hosting yet another fantastic opening
reception for the Southern California Printmaking Exhibition.
• Art At Your Fingertips Student Art and Partners In Art
Exhibition curators and reception coordinators Deanne Shey
and Jill Wheeler, Chadwick School AAYF representatives.
• The Circle, for producing a fabulous, sold-out, Historic Palos
Verdes Homes Tour, under the capable leadership of co-chairs
Nancy Bond and Ann Buxton, and for the donation of $50,000.
Art Center Moves to new, temporary
location: Promenade on the Peninsula,
550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling
Hills Estates. Former location of Borders Bookstore. 11 Summer Art Class Term Begins
Classes through August 27
2011 PVAC Artists Summer Art Show & Sale,
Malaga Cove Plaza, 10am–5pm
16-17 18 Art-Rageous Summer Art Camp, week 1.
Register at 22 Surf’s Up Exhibition, through September 25.
Promenade on the Peninsula location.
Surf’s Up Exhibition, Opening Reception,
5–8pm, hosted by the Exhibition Committee
and Palos Verdes Art Center . Promenade on
the Peninsula.
25 Art-Rageous Summer Art Camp, week 2.
Register at
31 Celebrate Chefs & Cellars, An Epicurean
Journey, 6–9pm. RSVP to Sharon Holman
310-375-6917. Hurry! Limited to only first
300 guests.
Art-Rageous Summer Art Camp, week 3.
Register at
Art-Rageous Summer Art Camp, week 4.
Register at
15 Art-Rageous Summer Art Camp, week 5.
Register at
18 Palos Verdes Art Center hosts the Palos Verdes
Chamber of Commerce Mixer, 5:30pm,
The Promenade on the Peninsula.
20-21 PVACA Summer Art Show & Sale,
Malaga Cove Plaza, 10am–5pm
in memoriam
A gift was received in memory of:
Ann Turner, from an anonymous donor Robert Combatalade, from Marilyn Harrison and Felicia Gin
Also, a gift was received in honor of: Tom Shibuya, from Lillian Shibuya
• The Palos Verdes Art Center acknowledges with thanks
and deep appreciation the following donors of unrestricted
funds, and gifts to annual fun since May 31, 2011: Sondra
& H. Wilhelm Behrens and Kay S. Wardell.
Palos Verdes Painters. Prospective new-member meeting.
Wednesday, September 7, noon. Potluck luncheon. Call
Nancy Backes for more information on this juried artists
group or to RSVP for the luncheon: 310-541-0151.
PVAC Docent Meeting, PVAC, 9:15am
Art At Your Fingertips Board Meeting, PVAC,
Art at Your Fingertips Workshop A,
PVAC, 8:45–11am
Art At Your Fingertips Kick-Off Brunch, PVAC,
Art at Your Fingertips Workshop B,
PVAC, 8:45–11am
Art At Your Fingertips School Chair Meeting,
PVAC, 11am
Art at Your Fingertips Board Meeting,
PVAC, 8:45–11am
17 Tour d’Epicure Road Rallye, noon. Banning
Museum. For more information visit
17-18 Last 2011 PVAC Artists Summer Art Show &
Sale, Malaga Cove Plaza, 10am–5pm
18 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance, Trump
National Golf Course, 10am–4pm. Tickets at
28 Art At Your Fingertips Docent Training, PVAC,
Through August 28. A collection of plein air paintings
depicting the landscapes of the Tejon Ranch by California Art
Club Signature Artists and Artist Members, including Donald
W. Crocker, will be exhibited in the Bakersfield Museum of
Art, 1930 R Street, Bakersfield, CA.
on the road with PVAC artists
• Nancy Cumming, Debbie Richardson and Georgene
McKim, 80th Celebration Committee chairs, for a delightful and tasty ice cream social for the Art At Your Fingertips
and Partners In Art Opening Reception, as well as a truly
successful Hard Hat Celebration.
palos verdes art center
Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education
Promenade on the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
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Sunday: 1– 4 p.m.
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