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About Us

Welcome to NCSFA

The purpose of this non-profit society is to provide education for its members in the area of fine arts, to further art appreciation in the community, and to promote an annual art scholarship for a high school senior.


NCSFA offers to members and community:
- Free demonstrations at general meetings
- Workshops at reduced fees but open to the public
- Opportunities to show and sell work at multiple exhibits in the area
- Rancho Bernardo Library exhibit space also available to interested members at no   charge
- Monetary awards and recognition for members in our exhibits
- Links to various art organizations for other exhibit opportunities in the area and   outside of CA
- Listing of art websites for members in good standing
- Annual scholarship to area high school student(s)
- Annual monetary award to an artist exhibiting in the Del Mar Art Fair


Additional group activities, informal critiques and potluck get togethers are often   offered throughout the year. 

The North County Society of Fine Arts is a tax-exempt, publicly
supported organization as described in section 509(a)(2), under
501-c(3), and has a corporate filing #1978096. Identification
number is 33-0711450.



The fine organization known today as North County Society of Fine Arts (NCSFA) was founded by Pat Kent, Marjorie Eddy and Diana Smith, and was originally known as Poway Art League (PAL).  After numerous private meetings and a great deal of planning, the three Poway residents invited Community artists and held the first general meeting on May 20, 1993. 


PAL was formed for the purpose of unifying local artists, providing programs in various media and techniques, and furthering art education in the community. The group also wanted to encourage art education by granting scholarships to local high 

school graduates just entering college as a fine art major.  


In 1996, after becoming North County Society of Fine Arts, the first scholarship was granted and scholarships have been awarded every year since. 


Fundraising was initially accomplished through the sale of popcorn and cotton candy at Old Poway Park events, as well as generous donations from Nokia and Wal-Mart. 

Fashion show teas have been the major funding for awarding art scholarship in the past.  Presently, member donations and sale of mini paintings by our members are the main source for funding scholarships.

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