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
Roberta Dyer Roberta Dyer
"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
Alan Katof Alan Katof
Carol Mansfield
Underwater Fantasy Janet Perkin
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The Art and Poetry of Mamto Sharma Mamta Sharma
91 Zen Garden Vita Sorrentino
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Carol Mansfield's 2017 first place award winner "Protest"

Welcome to the Award Winning*


*California Legislative Award
PO Box 291 Poway CA 92074

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First Place 2017-2018
Carol Mansfield
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Opportunity: Member Lori Chase has a vintage wooden art/drafting table used but still in good condition to sell $75 or best offer
and a new glass art/drafting table still in the box. ($125 or best offer) never used.

Workshops Mark your calendars
Tuesdays noon - 3 pm, unless otherwise noted

'C'est Moi' • 22x30 inches by Richard Hawk

NCSFA Workshop
Richard Hawk
Theme: "Paint Yourself Free

Workshop Details

Tuesday, September 25, noon - 3pm

Carmel Mtn Rec Center
$25 member, $30 nonmembers

at left "C'est Moi" by Richard Hawk

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2018 1 Richard Hawk - Paint Yourself Free - Register NOW or learn more
Tuesday, Oct 23 2018 2 Craig Anderson - Watercolor - sign up or learn more here
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 3 Gordon Bashant     "Kick It Up a Notch”   watercolor and acrylic here
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4 Jim Millard sign up here
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5 Kathleen Scoggin   -   abstract or negative painting -- here

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 9th
Craig Anderson, watercolorist Craig Anderson

Tuesday, Oct 9th 2018

Social 12:30 pm
Demo 1 pm

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
Provencal Place at 10152 Rancho Carmel Dr
San Diego 92128

See Map Below
Fiesta on Fifth, by Craig Anderson
"Fiesta on 5th"

Craig Anderson"s "A Peek Down 6th"

Craig Anderson
Watercolor NCSFA Workshop

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
12:00 to 3:00 pm
Sign up here

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego 92128

$25 member, $30 nonmembers At left: "A Peek Down 6th" by Craig Anderson

NCSFA MEMBERS' TRAVELING ART EXHIBIT--- Join the NCSFA to Participate! (membership only $30)

Damoiselle Carousel by Paula Collins

This year's art exhibit travels to two beautiful galleries in 2018

NCSFA Escondido Municipal Expressions Gallery: November 6 - 29
NCSFA Poway Center for Performing Arts: November 30 - Jan 3rd

We NCSFA members have a great opportunity for getting our art viewed in San Diego: in November the Escondido Municipal Gallery hosts the popular Art Riot. Then December offers the best month for general public traffic through the Center for Performing Arts venue.

Deadline to Register November 3rd
SEE MORE and Register/Pay HERE

Judge: Elin Thomas

Above: "Damoiselle Carousel" by Paula Collins.

Founding Member Patricia Jean Kent, 1930-2018
Born in Texas, Pat Harris, a school music teacher, met and married dashing air force pilot, Bill Kent, during WWII. They settled in Poway and raised 3 children. There are 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Their focus was first on family. As charter members of The Well on Midland Road, their faith was a close second. They were members of the Gideon Society, which doesn’t just put bibles in hotel rooms, but has the strength to comfort those facing death.

When Pat retired from her work with the Poway Unified School District in 1990 as music teacher and counselor, she took adult education art classes. At an art show put on by the Escondido Art Association, she remarked to Margaret Eddy, “You know, we should start an art group like this in Poway.” Marjorie agreed, suggesting that Diana Smith, who’d had experience in organizing dance and drama classes, join them. And that is the genesis of NCSFA.  In 1993, the three women, with enthusiastic participation, held their first meeting as the Poway Artists League. The PAL roster grew to 96. By 1996, since some members lived outside of Poway, the members voted to change its name to the North County Society of Fine Arts and to incorporate and become a tax-exempt organization.

One can think of Pat, who loved the Texas Bluebonnet above all flowers, as a gardener planting seeds that grew successfully. This was apparent if you went with her to schools to select high school art majors for NCSFA scholarship awards. For most of them, it was the first time they’d been interviewed and she gave them the tools.  “Look me in the eye” and “brag on yourself” she’d counsel. She worked hard for both our scholarship selection and funding. Her art was better than Grandma Moses’. No patterns were used.  Her oil paintings, which showed professionalism, also had an authentic, almost primitive realism. The subject, no surprise here, was usually her family or local churches. When you talked to Pat, you had her full, loving attention. And if you have one of her crocheted afghans, you are fortunate, indeed. Pat is very much missed; she was active with the NCSFA for 25 years, from its very beginning right into 2018, making solid friendships along the way.

Pat Kent Pat and Albina "Best Friends" by Pat Kent
Pat Kent Pat and Albina 2008 "Best Friends" by Pat
2005-2006 Oficer Change over meeting Pat Kent
Board Changeover Meeting (Pat at far right, standing) 2005-2006 Dunn with Pat

Katherine Reeder, 1940-2018
This week we said goodbye to a very dear NCSFA longstanding member and Past President, Katherine Reeder.
Katherine had battled cancer for several years, had gone into remission at one point, only to see it return later.
Throughout her trials, she remained positive, optimistic and brave. She retained her great sense of humor and always had a ready smile.
During her time as  NCSFA member, Katherine worked hard to support our society’s activities:
The fundraising Teas for the scholarship fund, the art shows, the workshops and demonstrations, not to mention her full-time dedication as one of its presidents.
Katherine will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her. 
We will always remember her.

The other Katherine Reeder Katherine and Eleanor Katherine and Valerie at the Mat Workshop 2006
Katherine Jan 2004 Katherine and Eleanor March 2006 Katherine and Valerie, March 2006 Mat Workshop
Janet, Dee, Katherine 2008 Katherine modeling at the scholarship tea, Oct 2010 Katherine, Sharon and Joyce at the workshop
Janet, Jean, Katherine, Scholarship tea, Oct 2008 Katherine modeling for scholarship tea Oct 2010 Katherine, Sharon and Joyce,
Jan 2011
American Girl Project by Katherine and her Grandkids Aug 2016 Spring Fling April 2018 Changeover Meeting
Katherine's American Girl Project done with grandchildren and hung at the Escondido Municipal Gallery Aug 2016 Katherine & Sharon at Spring Fling
one day art show April 2018
Katherine, Janet and Kathryn

Featured NCSFA Artists read more

Sue Ann Daffara and Betty Rexford
Color Expressions
Rancho Bernardo Library, Upstairs Gallery July through September

Be sure to view their artwork
or pair it with a Wednesday evening concert

pictured right:
Sue Ann Daffara
"Old Homestead"

pictured far right:
Betty Rexford

"Torrey Pines"

"OLd Homestead" by Sue Ann Daffara Betty Rexford painitng

Kathy Aldrich
featured at UBS through September

Pictured at right,
"Fountain at the Bernardo Winery"

Kathy Aldrich's painting "Fountain at the Bernardo Winery"

Art Trip Laguna Art Museum and Hilbert Museum See pictures HERE
Eyvind Earle poster gifted to NCSFA trip goers

Trip Photos of our recent trip
Minimalism to Movies

Laguna Art Museum, Tony Delap
Hilbert Museum, Motion Picture and Animation

see trip pictures Here

Tall Ahna

Scholarship Results read more

Please Donate to our Scholarship Fund now
Congratulations to our talented scholarship winners: Haier (Heather) Yang and Cynthia (Cindy) Qiao, both from Westview High School

Haier Yang with her artwork Cynthia Qiao with her artwork

Paint Outs
Paint Outs Wednesdays (Usually) 9 - noon
Inland Painters Group invites the NCSFA to attend their local paint outs. Please feel welcome
Times and Locations posted weekly on Facebook

NCSFA Members Show More Artists awards here

Carol Mansfield's 2017 first place award winner "Protest"

Pat Titus' 2nd place winner, "Cielo Village

Lois Athearn's 3rd place winner, "Iban Tribesman on the Delok River"

First Place
Carol Mansfield

2nd place
Pat Titus 
"Cielo Village"

3rd place
Lois Athearn 
"Iban Tribesman on the Delok River"

Would you please consider making a scholarship donation? It is 100% deductible. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated
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Our Meeting Space:

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego 92128

There is ample close-in parking with no steps.
The meeting room is at the front of the building.
The room is equipped with a full kitchen.

Directions: Driving on Rancho Carmel Dr, turn at the stop light at Provencal Pl

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Carmel Mountain Rec Center 10152 Rancho Carmel Dr

Link Your Artist Website
MEMBERS: Have an artist's website? Contact the web administrator to get it linked on our website

MEMBERS: Teach workshops?
Link your to workshop website on our NCSFA Workshops page and also to our home page. One or two photos, and a one or two sentence general description of your school, should be supplied to accompany your workshop link and can be added or edited once a quarter.  The website will only post workshop links for members and also NCSFA sponsored workshops. No non-member workshops.

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EVENTS AT A GLANCE (subject to change)
Sep 11: General Meeting
November 3rd: Traveling Exhibit Deadline to Register -- check back in later July to view prospectus and register online
Saturday, November 10, 5:30 - 8 pm: Escondido Reception, Traveling Exhibit
Saturday December 1st: Poway Center for Performing Arts Reception and AWARDS, Traveling Exhibit

Mon Oct 1: Board Meeting, 1 pm
Mon Nov 5: Board Meeting, 1 pm
Mon Jan 7: Board Meeting, 1 pm