Artists was established
in 1964 and held their first membership art show in the spring of 1964.
Non-profit status was attained in 1983. In the years since its
beginning, the purpose of Associated Artists has been to promote the
creative talent of its members, to provide an exchange of ideas between area
artists, and to generate public interest in fine arts.
Associated Artists has
grown from a few dedicated members to a current enrollment of between 175
and 200. New members are accepted on an ongoing basis. Membership is open
to artists of all levels of accomplishment, and to those working in any
media. The only requirement for membership is a genuine interest in
creating or sharing the enjoyment of artwork.
Monthly meetings are
held the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Magnolia Park
Recreation Center at 15th Street and
San Antonio Avenue in Upland, California. Well-known, talented artists are
invited to demonstrate in a variety of media at each monthly meeting.
Demonstrations are open to the public.
Members are advised by a
monthly newsletter of art-related events from our area and throughout
Southern California. An annual Juried art show allows members to compete
with one another and with artists from other areas.
meetings and yearly show keep members abreast of new techniques and of what
is happening in the art community. At the same time, Associated Artists
hopes to make the community more familiar with art and local artists.