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PAA Named as OADS/UCPNB Community Partner of the Year

Petaluma Arts Association has been selected to receive the OADS/UCPNB 2015 Community Partner of the Year Award in appreciation of the inclusive work PAA has consistently forged for the past 3 years to include OADS artists into the mainstream of the arts community of Sonoma County.

Elaine Larson will accept this award on behalf of PAA at the elegant “UCPNB Grapes and Gratitude” event on September 17th at the Jacuzzi Family Winery in Sonoma.

The following is an excerpt from the letter PAA received:

The Gratitude Awards recognize a business or agency that has made an outstanding contribution to supporting people with physical and/or developmental disabilities. UCP of the North Bay is proud to honor you and the Petaluma Arts Association for their efforts to support an inclusive environment for our artists from the Open Studio at OADS. You and the Petaluma Arts Association stand as an example of what can be done by community citizens to include and support people with disabilities.

Click here to read the full letter

Click here to learn more about OADS/UCPNB

Click here for the video

Add to our Artists Gallery

Petaluma Arts Association Members are invited to share images of their work, a brief bio/statement, contact info and social networking links – to be displayed on their own page in the Artists Gallery section of this website.

Please review the checklist below and send your content by email to our website managers.

  • Four high-quality images in .jpg format (up to 1400px wide and 800px tall) with image titles
  • Bio/statement in text document with minimal formatting (bold, italics, headings)
  • Art Medium
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website URL
  • Blog URL
  • Links to your:  Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, Pinterest, Deviant Art, Picasa and/or Flickr

Reminder: Renew your PAA Membership

It’s time to renew your PAA membership! To participate in our upcoming Library Show and Open Studios, you must be a paid-up member. For the best price at Art in the Park in September, your membership must be current. Do it now so you don’t forget. Memberships run from January 1 to December 31. A Membership Form must accompany your check. No checks will be accepted until you have filled out the Membership Form.

PAA Holiday Party

Attention Petaluma Arts Association Members:

Mark Your Calendars
Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 6 to 9 PM

Turkey Dinner Potluck

Bring enough for 12 people.  Call Rita Young to let her know what you will bring.  (707)762-2801

Ham, turkey, stuffing and gravy and beverages will be provided.

Bring your own silverware and dishes.

“White elephant” gift exchange:
Re-gift, recycle or bring something funny.
It is not necessary to spend money on a gift.

RSVP: mbales@sonic.net or (707)762-2978 so we know how many will attend.