Dedicated to Advancing Education and Appreciation of Art

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

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. 

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. 

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.

Pati Johnson


Meet Up


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Linda Doll


12:30-1:00: Socialize and setup

1:00-3:00:Meeting and demo

3:00-3:30:clean up


Tuesday, January 28,2020

Joan Bonetti

Tissue stained paper with acrylic or watercolor

12:30-1:00: Setup

1:00-4:00: Workshop

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 and Kathryn Peterson

CHAIRS 2019-2020
Auditor - Jack Robertson

December Holiday Luncheon - Betty Rexford

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


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