Award Winning Members
NCSFA is a non-profit group, dedicated to fostering the appreciation
and education of fine art in our community.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, 12:30-3:00 pm, September through May at Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego 92128.
We currently have over 60 members.
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.
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.
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Oceanside Museum of Art
(free but must register)
Did you know that over $10 billion dollars of art are stolen per year?
Learn about high profile cases such as a brazen jewel heist at the Dresden Green Vault museum, the shocking forgery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and more—without leaving the comfort of your own home!
Join Robin Douglas for a high stakes lecture of mystery and intrigue as she explores some of the most significant art heists, forgeries, and recoveries of all time. Presented via Zoom, get ready to travel the globe by meeting the characters and stories behind the world’s most notorious art thefts followed by a digital Q and A.
In association with OMA Book Club, this virtual lecture is the perfect companion to their Winter Series on art crime.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Check Back here for possible online meeting
12:30-1:00: Socialize and setup
1:00-3:00: Meeting and demo
3:00-3:30: Clean up
Tuesday,April 24, 2020
Elaine Harvey Cancelled
Mixed Watermedia Collage
4:00-4:30: clean up
Our Meeting Space:
Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego 92128
President - Pati Johnson
Past President - Sharon Ford
1st VP - Programs - Vita Sorrentino
2nd VP - Membership - Sue Robertson
3rd VP -Exhibits
Escondido Show - Pat Titus, Janet Keto
PCPA - Sharon Ford, Betty Rexford
4th VP - Scholarships - Betty Rexford, Sharon Ford and Sue Ann Daffara
5th VP - Art Tours - JoLind Eckstein
Newsletter Editor - Sharon Ford
Recording Secretary - Lois Goodman
Treasurer - Sue Robertson
Website - Barbara Kokaska
Auditor - Jack Robertson
December Holiday Luncheon - Open
Corresponding Secretary - Janet Perkin
Hospitality - Pat Patapow
Informal Critiques - Doris Bertch
Membership Badges - Sue Robertson
Publicity and Historian - Ahna Street
RB Library - Cheryl Boeller
Workshops - Janet Keto and Michele Kruck