Terry Albert Thumbnail Painting Terry Albert
Lois Athearn
Amy Zoe's Website click here Amy Zoe Bekier
Doris Bertch Art dotcom Doris Bertch
Bird of Paradise Lori Chase
Pat Dispenziere Watercolor Artist Pat Dispenziere
Linda Doll
Dee Durbin Website Dee Durbin
Marianne Elam's atercolors Marianne Elam
"Lady in the Shadows" by Sharon Ford Sharon Ford
Memories of Virginia II Jane Genet
Girl With Hibiscus by Lois Goodman Lois Goodman
Still Life Ruth Hohberg
The Artist Website of Patricia Hunter Patricia Hunter
Alan Katof Alan Katof
Carol Mansfield
La Vonne Misner LaVonne Misner
La Jolla Sunset

Joyce Nash

Underwater Fantasy Janet Perkin
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Paula Prass original  artwork Paula Prass
The Art and Poetry of Mamto Sharma Mamta Sharma
91 Zen Garden Vita Sorrentino
Artwork by Lydia Velarde Lydia Velarde
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Congratulations to Linda Phillip, our 2016 San Diego Fair Winner $100 Awarded by the NCSFA for her oil painting "Waiting" pictured at right

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Vita Sorrentino's painting "San Andreas" won Best of Show 2017

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*California Legislative Award
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pictured at left: NCSFA Members' October 2016 Juried Show First Place
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ers' May 2016 Juried Show First Place

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Cheryl Boeller's "Lake Wohlford"
Vita Sorrentino "San Andreas"
Best of Show January 2017
Cheryl Boeller's "Lake Wohlford"
First Place October 2016
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Next Meeting Tuesday, May 9th

Linda Mullin



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12:30 social
1 pm meeting

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Workshops For 2017-2018 Mark Your Calendars
Tuesday 12 - 3 pm
Sept 26, 2017    Claire- Lise       "mixed media/collage"

October 24, 2017  Christine Bowman      "pastel on suede board"

Feb 27, 2018    Sharon Ford      "painting on slates"

March  27, 2018   Linda Doll   “Shadow and Light”
Our Last 2016-2017 Workshop
Nancy Oleksa
"Wet and Wild Color"

NCSFA had 18 participants
From the Train Station by Nancy Oleksa

Scholarships for 2017 totalled $4000
The NCSFA Scholarship Committee, Margaret North, Jan Bowersox, Sue Ann Daffara and Sharon Ford received applications from six of the nine local high schools. We selected and awarded 6 scholarships of various amounts. We had $4000 total this year to divide amongst these very talented student applicants. Read more here

Would you please consider making a scholarship donation? It is 100% deductible. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated
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Art Opportunities for our NCSFA members:
The Opportunities page is our "go-to" location to find local open shows. Please contact Webmaster if you are aware of more local open "Call to Artists" not listed here.

Art Trip recently went to the Getty Center read more about what we saw
Art show trip 2017

In Rememberance

Carrie Fay

Carrie Fay, one of our “Lifetime “ members died March 22. The acco-lade is given to members for their outstanding service to NCSFA and its aims.
Carrie certainly fulfilled that honor for all the time and energy she spent in taking on board offices, fostering the city of Poway’s interest in a fine arts center (now dormant) and using her own money when there were just too many worthy art entries at San Diego County’s Fair to keep within NCSFA’s scholarship budget.
She and her husband Bill, who pre-deceased her, were both strong champions of people and causes they believed in.
Moreover, she was a great artist; quite capable in handling both ab-stract and realistic portrayal, whether in watercolor, acrylic or printmak-ing and as many artists do, turned to collage in her later years.

Hal Mattly

One of our former members, Hal Mattly, died on January 17, 2017. After serving as Division Chief of Project Planning and Implementation for San Diego County and President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Planners, it was no wonder that after retirement, he would turn to architectural subjects in his watercolors.
He is survived by his wife, Marjory, also a former NCSFA member and artist and a family including two great-grandchildren.

At right: Hal's painting of Poway Library

Hal Mattly's painting of Poway Library


Doris Hodgson

Doris Hodgson, a former NCSFA mem-ber who died November 7, 2016, was the consummate renaissance artist; making use of the latest knowledge with many art forms.
She found time to volunteer for NCSFA, while giving wholeheartedly to her family.


At left: Doris' love of nature is apparent in her award-winning acrylic painting, "Cowboy Bridge”.

Doris' Hodson's acrylic painting "Cowboy Bridge"

Members 2017 Judged Show at the PCPA CLICK HERE to for more Award Images

Vita Sorrentino's painting "San Andreas" won Best of Show 2017

Pat Dispeziere's watercolor "Behind the Blue Door" won First Place

Best of Show
Vita Sorrentino
"San Andreas"

First Place
Pat Dispenziere
"Behind the Blue Doors"


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