Welcome

NCSFA Member Show

November 2021

Dedicated to Advancing Education and Appreciation of Art

California Legislature awarded the NCSFA Recognition of our Dedication to the Arts

Our club objective is to promote art through a scholarship program for students in our community.

Please help us out by donating.

Joan Bonetti

Joan Bonetti

RoseQueen

RoseQueen

Cheryl Boeller

Cheryl Boeller

"Three Muscians"

Lois Athearn

Lois Athearn

The Beauty of Color

Janet Keto

Janet Keto

Just Desserts #2

Elaine Harvey

Elaine Harvey

Altered Reflections

Sherry Chen

Sherry Chen

A Photographer in Paris

Doris Bertch

Doris Bertch

Santa Ana

Sue Ann Daffara

Sue Ann Daffara

"California Hillside"

Vita Sorrentino

Vita Sorrentino

"Cosmos Musicale"

Jo Lind Eckstein

Jo Lind Eckstein

“Take Two”

Cynthia Ponath

Cynthia Ponath

"Boy"

Sharon Ford

Sharon Ford

"Alta Vista"

Lori Chase

Lori Chase

"On the Rocks"

Marlene Taque

Marlene Taque

"Jewels"

Kathyrn Peterson

Kathyrn Peterson

"Sunlit Dining Room"

Carol Mansfield

Carol Mansfield

"Protest"

Lilly Szulc

Lilly Szulc

"Live figure Study, Model Chris"

Barbara Kokaska

Barbara Kokaska

"Lagoon"

Lois Goodman

Lois Goodman

"Soapy Fun"

Patti Slattery

Patti Slattery

"Sunlite Path"

Valerie Raymond

Valerie Raymond

"Four Seasons"

Michele Kruck

Michele Kruck

"Iggy"

Award Winning Members

About Us

Mission Statement

NCSFA is a non-profit group, dedicated to fostering the appreciation 
and education of fine art in our community. Our purpose includes charity through scholarship awards to students pursuing their art careers in the area of fine arts.  

 

For our members we include education and appreciation of fine arts. This shall be achieved through art demonstrations, including lectures, exhibits, displays, workshops, museum and studio tours and other learning experiences in art. 

The NCSFA offers seven demonstrations and one critique. Other opportunities include informal critiques, paint-outs, annual members shows and juried shows with reception, member exhibit opportunities, a quality emailed newsletter, this website, workshops and art field trips. The website also offers a free web-link for our members' own artist websites. Your dues support the art community: we fund scholarships for Poway Unified School District's college-bound high school art students, and offer a generous cash award to an artist exhibiting fine art at the San Diego Fair. In December, we offer a paint out, with a luncheon following. We don't meet formally June, July, August.  Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors continuing their education in the field of art. 

Our Meetings and Workshops will be on Zoom for  this year 2021-2022.

We currently have over 70 members.

Our History 
The organization known today as North County Society of Fine Arts (NCSFA) was established on May 20, 1993 as "Poway Art League"(PAL). On November 26, 1996 the organization was renamed North County Society of Fine Arts. On July 26, 2001 we were granted 501(c)(3) status. NCSFA was formed for the purpose of unifying local artists, providing programs in various media and techniques, and furthering art education by granting scholarships to local high school graduates entering college as art majors.

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Ahna Street

President

Officers

2021 - 2022

OFFICERS 

President - Ahna Street

Past President - Pati Johnson
1st VP - Programs, Workshops & demos - Janet Keto
2nd VP - Membership - Sue Robertson
3rd VP - Exhibits - Ann Westbrook & Janet Perkin

4th VP - Scholarships - Lois Goodman, Patti Slattery, Sally Ottoman

5th VP - Art Field Trips Jo-Lind Eckstein, Assistant OPEN

Newsletter - Sharon Ford

Publicity - Ahna Street

Recording Secretary - Lois Goodman

Treasurer - Sue Robertson

Website - Barbara Kokaska

CHAIR POSITIONS

Auditor of Financial Records - Sharon Ford
Correspondence Secretary - Emma Muzzy
Displays and Opportunities - Cheryl Boeller

Historian - Ahna Street

Holiday Party - Kathryn Peterson
Hospitality - OPEN
Informal Critiques - Vita Sorrentino
Membership Badges - Sue Robertson
Zoom Co-ordinator - Joan Bonetti

Join the NCSFA

Artist: David Michael Slonim, “Secrets of Image Structure” 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

ZOOM format: 12:30 check-in, start at 1:00; approximately 60-90 minutes

“Regardless of style, or genre, it’s the image structure that moves us— the use of line, shape, space, color, value and texture. Very good painting is good due to its underlying abstraction- the power of the purely visual.”

Artist Bio:

Inspired by the example of artists like Miro, Albers, and Calder, David Michael Slonim reaches simultaneously for the playful and spiritual through structured, improvisational abstraction. Born in Miami, FL (1966) and raised in New Jersey, Slonim received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. For the next decade, he created images for advertising, editorial, and corporate clients including Wrigley’s Gum, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, IBM and T.G.I.Fridays. Turning to landscape painting in 1998, he continued studying artists like Diebenkorn, Mitchell and Rothko. His work naturally morphed toward abstraction as his focus shifted to the structure beneath the image.

Slonim is also a prolific children’s author and illustrator, recognized for excellence by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Society of Illustrators. He speaks regularly to organizations and schools about creativity and life as a professional artist.

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Workshop

Artist: Elaine Chu “ Gel Printing Inspired by Nature”

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

ZOOM format: 12:30 checkin, 1:00 start 2-1/2 hr workshop

 

“Create stunning monoprints with leaves from your yard or use houseplants. Learn experimental techniques with this fun medium

such as inking with masked objects and making ghost impressions with details. You will print a set of unique cards. 

Afterwards, I will also demo how to construct sewn booklets, using the cards as covers. Follow along and make one or two of your own while learning basic bookbinding terms and techniques!”

For more Information click here

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