NCSFA Member Show
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.
The Beauty of Color
Just Desserts #2
A Photographer in Paris
Sue Ann Daffara
Jo Lind Eckstein
"On the Rocks"
"Sunlit Dining Room"
"Live figure Study, Model Chris"
Award Winning Members
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.
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.
2021 - 2022
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
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
Artist: David Michael Slonim, “Secrets of Image Structure”
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.”
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.
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!”