As of October 31, 2014 the San Pedro Art Association
has moved to an undisclosed location after nearly 2 decades at the Ports O' Call Village. They will be missed and
information will be posted here as to new
developments as they occur.
The San Pedro Art Association was formed in 1936 by a small group of local artists that brought together creative people with similar interests within the Harbor area community. It has over the years provided a focal point for those with such interests to work together, to learn, and to exhibit their work.
I first joined the San Pedro Art Association in 1992 and during that stay remained active until 1998. At that time, I and six other artists displayed our work in front of the Coco's and Carrow's Restaurants on Western Avenue twice a month. We would also display at Ports O' Call Village two to three times a year. It was great to get together with other artists and swap ideas and talk about interests we had in common. My memories of the San Pedro art community inspired me to rejoin this year and I have been loving it and have my work displayed there as shown here along with the wonderful work of other SPAA artists!!
One of my fellow artists and good friends from the '90s, was Rosamunde Griffith. We shared many weekends together at art shows and I always looked forward to seeing her.
Rosamunde was a spectacular artist and a truly wonderful person. She has since passed away but on rejoining the association I became reacquainted with her son, Robert Smith. He is also a SPAA member and presented me with one of her paintings, pictured above. This is a small sample of the beautiful work Rosamunde painted and nothing could have thrilled me more than to have it to enjoy!
The San Pedro Association art gallery is located at Ports O' Call Village:on Nagoya Way : Berth 77, Bldg. P18. Artisans of all mediums display and sell here-- oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, ceramics, photography, and jewelry. Take a closer look below at some of the work our SPAA artists have to offer!
Hand-crafted jewelry by Carlos Boisselle
Hand-Painted Eggs in foreground by another SPAA member.
Hand-crafted Candle Holder creations by Chuck Famulare
Decorative boxes by Bill Boisselle-Schalaba
Mosaic Paintings by Debbie Sue Stinson
Beautiful Head Adornments by Krisjan
The SPAA has approximately 200 members and many are
quite active with the opportunities the Association provides. Not only
do the artists display their work in the gallery at three month intervals, they
participate in the 1st Thursday Art Walk
and various indoor and outdoor
shows throughout the year. Gallery artists displaying their work also
donate their time to man the gallery and visit
with those coming in to view the arts and answer questions. Many a day,
visitors can observe artists while they paint and participate in classes
provided by various artists.
There are fun activities for the kids too!!
The San Pedro Art Association is a non-profit corporation and provides a forum for networking, information sharing, promotion, access, peer council, professional assistance, art education, opportunities and fun for the artists in the harbor area.
On the second Friday of the month, Fab Friday opens the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a night of fun, food, and music and everyone is welcome!
The SPAA actively promotes students in their art
education and hosts student art competitions. An " All Grades Student
Competition" is taking place now and commenced on June 8 and carries
through to Sept 2, 2014.
The San Pedro Art Association is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a. m. to 6 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Follow us on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/sanpedroartassociation
Click on the photos below to visit the various Art Pages of