Cambria Center for the Arts
           Allied Arts Association
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The Cambria Allied Art Association is Non-Profit Organization and is open to all interested persons. Our members include artists, patrons and those who have an interest in the fine arts. Although the majority of our members live in Cambria, it is not a requirement of membership.   Our mission is to foster, encourage and promote the arts in Cambria. We do this by providing scholarships, creating competitions and exposing the public to various forms of visual and performing arts.

Member Benefits Include:

         JOIN/RENEW 2014 MEMBERSHIP      AA By-Laws 2011      2013 Board Election Result      QUESTIONS? GO Contact

MEMBERSHIP runs from January 1st to December 31st.
Paid new or renewal membership after October 1 is good for following calendar year.

Membership Type Annual Fee Tax Deductible Donations Suggested Amount
Student K-12 $5 Friend $25
Adult Individual $30 Contributors $50
Family Membership $50 Supporters $100
    Patrons $250
    Benefactors $500

         CCA/Allied Arts Announcements      Member Announcements

THE ART FORUM (Formerly known as Bimonthly Program Series) 

General Membership Meeting: A very short general membership meeting will now be held before each meeting just to update members and answer any questions.
Location: The Cambria Center for the Arts, in Conference Room #1, 2 p.m. on 2nd Sunday (mostly) of every other month.
Free to Member, Guest ($2 donation). Carolyn Pye is the contact for future information on the speaker programs.
January Guest lecturer, Tory Raggett, from Carmel. Details to come.
October 6 Presentation by watercolor artist Gary Miyamoto on Sunday, October 6 at 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this watercolor demonstration. Any questions can be answered at 927-3291 or 927-1356.  >>The Artist
August 11 Presentation by Tess Wright on Sunday, August 11 at 2:00pm. An art historian with masters degree in art design and undergraduate work in art history.   >>The Artist
June 9 Dennis Curry will speak at Bi-Monthly Program on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00pm. He is best known for his paintings and original prints of East African wildlife.    >>The Artist    >>
Apr 14 We will have Art Van Rhyn to demo how he does the cartoons for the Cambrian.    >>The Artist 
Feb 10 Prizewinning plein-air watercolor artist Kathy Miller.    >>The Artist 
Sept 16 Print demonstration by the Rosenthals: Rosey and Barbara. Read More >>    >>The Article 
July 15 "All about the Theatre" - by Nancy Green and Judith Jesness. Read More >>
May 20 Chandra Nuum will speak on "Interaction of Color" using Josef Albers as one example. Read More >>
Mar 18 John Barnard , a very popular artist and teacher, doing his wonderful impressionistic watercolors.
Jan 15 Art Van Rhyn and Annie Lawrence will talk about "Book Art."


Board Meetings - Monthly  
Meets 3rd Tuesdays @ 4:00 P.M. at the Cambria Center for the Arts.
Location, location, location of hard copies of the budget, board minutes, and the by-laws. More>>
Membership Meeting and Election - Annual  
2013 Allied Arts Membership Meeting:
Rabobank Community Room, 1070 Main Street
Monday, November 18, 2013
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
CCA/Allied Arts Announcements:
 Gallery & Elections    Theatre help    Foster Volunteers    Casting Call       
Post Date: 08/16/2013 Art Promotion and Open Board/Staff positions

The CCA Gallery has an immediate need for someone with good computer skills who would enjoy "spreading the word" about our featured artists at the change of each show and promoting the art center in general. You would be working directly with the Gallery Directors.
October is close on the horizon, and that means elections for Board and staff positions. We will have at least four open positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Membership and PR. If you enjoy having our attractive, affordable venue to exhibit your works, consider filling one of these posts. No extraordinary skills required.
If you are interested please contact Linda Dunn, Jeanette Wolff , or Randy Schwalbe.
Post Date: 07/02/2013 (Nancy Green, Theatre) - help Needed.

The Theatre is always in need of volunteers to learn how to operate the lights, sound and backstage crew of the productions.
If you have any interest or anyone else you know can help or would like more information, please contact Nancy Green at 927-5951 or at
Post Date: 07/13/2013 - By webmaster for Woods Humane Society

Woods Humane Society is a nonprofit, privately funded organization dedicated to the humane care of animals who are waiting for their forever homes.
In 2013 Woods Humane Society embarked on a three-year strategic plan to 1) Increase Adoptions, 2) Expand Educational Programming and 3) Expand Spay and Neuter Programs.   Click HERE to know more about the organization.
In particular, we are in need of Foster Volunteers for the Caring Companions Program:
    - Click HERE to know more about the Caring Companions Program.
    - Click HERE for the Caring Companions Foster Volunteer FAQs.
    - Click HERE to download the Caring Companions Foster Care Agreement.
    - Click HERE to download the Caring Companions Foster Family Information Sheet.
Post Date: 07/07/2013 - By CCA/Allied Arts for Plummer Brothers

Kyle and Carlos are around 17 and 14 years old, have earned several awards (some national) for their filmmaking.
We would like to encourage them in their endeavors by posting this Casting Call for them:
    Award-winning filmmakers, the Plummer Brothers, are making a new short film and are looking for actors to be in the project! They are shooting on certain dates and planning to shoot in and around Cambria. Dates TBD.
Actors will not be paid but will receive screen credit and a copy of the final film. Looking for:
    Lead Male: -16-17 yrs old,     Leading Female: -16-17 yrs old,     Supporting Male: -16-17 yrs old
Update: 07/22/2013 - Looking for:
    Lead Male: -30-40 yrs old and -60-70 yrs old      Leading Female: -30-40 yrs old and -60-70 yrs old
If you are interested in participating, or know someone who would be, please contact them at (805) 927-3043 or
Member Announcements:
 Patricia Griffin;   Sandi Heller;  Judy Quitoriano;  Lynn Rathbun;   Michele Smith;
      Douglas Simms Stenhouse;           
Member Announcement: Patricia Griffin  Click to enlarge:  

Posted: 09/15/2013: -
PLEASE VISIT THE STUDIO + Gallery 880 Main Street * Cambria, Ca.  Studio Phone: (805) 924-1050
I post studio updates every week at: Patricia Griffin Ceramics.  CONNECT WITH ME ON FACEBOOK:
Posted: 09/27/2013: -
My work is now at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. And when you purchase a piece from my new collection at SLOMA - you are benefiting the awesome programs and exhibits presented by the museum.
The collection features new hand-etched stoneware from the Woodcut Series, with starting prices at $48. If you can't make it to the museum in person, selected pieces are available online at the museum store right here.
Member Announcement: Sandi Heller

Posted: 10/28/2013 -
Sandi Heller is showing pastel landscape paintings at Stolo Family Vineyards in Cambria from Nov. 3rd to Dec. 30.
3776 Santa Rosa Creek Rd, Thursday to Monday, 12 to 5.  Visit my website at
Member Announcement: Judy Quitoriano

Posted: 08/14/2013: - Margaret Welsh and Judy Quitoriano pesent "Art and Architecture".
A two women multi-media Art Show @ Quarry Cove Gallery, 225 Rockaway Beach Ave. Pacifica
Sept. 9-Nov. 4, 2013.  Reception was: October 6, 1:30 PM-5 PM
Member Announcement: Lynn Rathbun @The Painted Lily Gallery.  Click to enlarge:    

Updated: 06/03/2013 - Lynn has been one of the artists showing (and working) at the Painted Lily (at 2026 Main Street in Cambria next to Lily's Coffee House and The Garden Shed) since March, and will have quite a few new pieces.
Visit Lynn's website:
Member Announcement: Michele Smith

Updated: 6/08/2013 - Michele Smith, J. D., Author of: "The Saints of San Simeon"
CONTACT: Michele Smith, J. D. Author Phone: (805) 927-2288 or visit
our website at
Member Announcement: Douglas Simms Stenhouse, a plein-air water color artist

Check out his new website:
Updated: 04/05/2013: I've just recently managed to get published a book that I've written entitled "Doug's Watercolor Painting Book"; It describes how to execute a transparent watercolor painting plus a number of other topics that are important for artists to know about in order to succeed. It will be available through ECKO Publishing. Contact Nanice Ellis ( to get further information about how to access my book.
My book has a number of examples of my artwork but also a lot of useful information that I'm sure you'll appreciate.
Douglas Simms Stenhouse MTWS, NMWS, KWS, PWCS 20329 Roslin Ave, Torrance, CA 90503-2515

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