New home, new members, new events, and MORE! - JULY 2022 Newsletter
New home, new members, new events, and MORE!  - JULY 2022 Newsletter
View online.
              July Newsletter 2022
                         NEW MEMBERS
Dominique Kang
"Languid", watercolor, 12" x 16"

Dominique Kang (Pasadena, US) works with watercolor and digital media. Her work explores quiet moments in the everyday.

Pascal Rane
"Miles", conte and white chalk on toned paper, 18" x 24"
"I attended Academy of Art University in San Francisco where I received a Bachelor's degree in Illustration/Fine Art.  I have been an active participant in artists communities throughout California for over 20 years.  I currently work as a Scenic Painter as well as a freelance artist.  I have a studio in Los Angeles where I focus mainly on drawing and painting."

Arella Tomlinson

 "Homeland Glow", mixed-media on wood panel (collaged relief map, modeling paste, paper, spray paint, markers, acrylics, and oils), 14" x 11"
Arella Tomlinson is a mixed-media painter and sculptor in Monrovia known for figurative paintings nestled among mountainous terrain on topographical raised relief maps. She earned her BFA from University of Colorado, her MA in Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount LA, and a certificate from Milan Art Institute. Arella says, “My figures tell stories about peaceful contemplation and sometimes joyful restoration, found in a return to nature. And the maps suggest a special place or type of landscape that is part of the story.”
July President’s Message

We held the June 11th Annual Membership Meeting at our old home, the Blinn House, and we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our meetings and new member screenings there.

I am excited to take on the role of Interim Acting President and I am working with the Board and our volunteers over the summer to re-energize Pasadena Society of Artists as we come out of the pandemic.

You can look forward to seeing our new PSA logo design and our redesigned newsletter soon. We will be publishing art related opportunities and events: paint/sculpt/photography events, reintroducing a Call for Artists section in the Newsletter, art swap events, and more.

And we introduced a new raffle MINI-GRANT for members at each member meeting - a $100 cash award to be used for art-related enrichment (art supplies, workshops, etc.).   The winners will return within 3 months to tell us how the funds helped to enhance their creative process.  The winner at the June meeting was Chris Moore – Congratulations Chris! Our next Mini-Grant will be raffled off at the September Member Meeting.

The Summer Party will be on August 13th at Rhonda Raulston’s home in Altadena. Mark your calendar. Details soon.

Vic Picou will continue to coordinate the monthly Salons.  If you are interested in hosting a Salon, please contact Vic at

We welcome your suggestions and your helping hands.

NEXT MEETING: There is no member meeting in July, but we will hold a Board Meeting at the Blinn House on August 13th from 10:00 – Noon.  Members are welcome to attend. 

I want to thank all of you so very much for hanging in there with your PSA Board.  I’m looking forward to seeing each and every one of you at a future event.  I am always available at

Kathleen to some, Kathy to others!
Off the Wall
Here’s the latest from the Exhibition Committee.

We have three exhibitions coming up:
Juried Open Exhibition - gallery selection is ongoing so the take in is dependent on the venue dates.
Photography/Digital Art Exhibition.  Take in in September.  

REMINDER:  Artist’s Choice Exhibition is coming soon (take in mid to late August), so spend some time in your studio creating art for all three upcoming exhibitions. 

Consider volunteering for a future exhibition. Ask about opportunities at 
See you at the next exhibition.
Larry, Art and Tom 
June's salon featured ceramics, watercolor, photography, glass and cold wax.  (See photos below).   Our Salon activities will restart in September.  Please email Victor Picou if you want to host a salon.
Vic Picou, Salon Coordinator
Opportunities and Resources
   New Art Supply Store in Pasadena:
     Blue Rooster  - 1254 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, 
  Zoom Workshop on Saturdays:  2 hours, $20
   Painting for Life: Let your paintbrush do the healing.
(intuitive and spontaneous painting that awakens the unconscious)
   For more info email
PSA Members: Update your Artist Profile!
It takes 5 minutes!
Fill out the form on the PSA Website. Go to  SUBMIT YOUR ARTIST PROFILE.  Fill out and submit! 
Fred Chuang, our web-master, will post your new submission.  Thank you Fred!
Membership Dues

If you have already paid for this year, thank you!!
Membership dues for January 1 - December 31, 2022 are $75.00.   

You must be current with your dues in order to participate in exhibitions. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Kathleen. We have a confidential scholarship program, and we can help!
PSA's unique charity link
This link will take people directly to in support of PSA so you won’t have to search for PSA among almost a million other organizations.
Share this email:

Pasadena Society of Artists
P.O. Box 90074 | Pasadena, CA | 91109 US