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ABOUT

Northern California Arts Inc. is a dynamic nonprofit art organization in the Sacramento Region. We were founded in 1939 by a group of fine artists whose mission it was to promote the appreciation of and the participation in the visual arts and to spearhead art education in our community. These goals still hold true today. The number of members increases each year and is composed of approximately one hundred sixty artists and friends of artists.

 
MASTER ARTISTS WITH NCA ARTIST STANDING PROGRAM

(AN ASTERISK (*) AFTER THE NAME INDICATES A CURRENT ACTIVE MEMBER)
 

2016-FORWARD

Jan Miller *

Judy Knox *

Katie Fleming *

Myra Steward *

Barbara Leach *

 

PRIOR TO 2016

    6/10/15 Maliheh Bartolomeo*
    5/13/15 Sally Durante*
    9/12/12 Alex Wilson*
    9/12/12 George Hargrave*
    6/13/12 Sheila Jacobs*
    10/3/11 Paula Lloyd*
    12/01/10 David Peterson*
    10/13/10 Veon Zenter*
    04/14/10 Marie Dixon*
    09/15/06 Carol Ross*
    10/04/03 Fran Bristow*
    10/04/03 Skip Lee*
    11/13/02 Pam Dempsey*
    2/10/99 Kathy Young Ross*
    1/13/98 Lois M. Gaddis
    10/6/98 Rhonda Egan*
    10/6/98 Norma C. Maienknecht
    10/6/98 Catherine Drachnick*
    9/9/98 Brenda Boles*
    4/17/98 Fredrick A. Hull*
    4/8/98 Sharon Le Blanc*
    1997 Phyllis Eymann*
    1997 Joan Harvey Gunther*
    5/15/97 Norma Walsh
    3/15/97 Joan Hammonds
    9/14/94 Mike Helman
    8/17/94 Ruth Hodge
    3/17/93 Georgia Beach
    3/17/93 Stanley Mar
    10/20/92 Patricia Merrill
    7/10/91 Vicky Asp*
    5/19/91 Maria Pesely*
    9/21/88 Mary T. Grayeb
    3/16/89 Vance Staffod
    5/20/87 Louise Mohr
    3/18/87 Rodonnah Cook*
    2/18/87 Gretchen Ryan*
    2/18/87 Velma Abbott
    1982 Margaret Thorn
    1981 Bonnie Richardson
    1979 Jo Sleeper
    1979 Laura Harrington
    1979 Martha Montgomery
    1979 Angela Aglubat
 

DESCRIPTION OF ARTIST STANDING LEVELS: 

1st Degree Artist Standing    2nd Degree Artist Standing    3rd Degree Artist Standing    4th Degree Artist Standing


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FOUNDING OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARTS, INC.

In the late 1930's a group of ten local artists calling themselves the Ten Arts Club, met with an intention of establishing an art organization in Sacramento for local artists and laymen. We were founded in 1939 and became Northern California Arts. Meetings were held at a local restaurant called Ray's.

The Governor's Office in the State Capitol was made available to our organization for exhibit purposes. During World War II, the artist members of NCA joined the Volunteer Artists for Victory, assisting with their talents the Sacramento Civilian Defense, the U.S.O., the bond drives and contributed hundreds of paintings, sketches, etchings and art works to the local air bases and army installations.

Shows were held in the new building of the Sacramento Union Newspaper. Dr. Joan Born was on the festival committee, and after one of the NCA meetings, she proposed to start the Camellia Festival.

Here are just a few members associated with NCA who went on to become well known, famous artists.

  • Harry Pratt, Director of Crocker Art Museum.
  • Jim Estes, teacher and art judge, famous for his abstract and color design.
  • Harold Ward, an art professor at City College, well known for his historical paintings which hung in the Crocker Art Gallery.
  • Gertrude Mishfeldt, painted especially for the U.S.O.,one huge mural which now hangs in the Bret Hart School in Sacramento.
  • Dr. Tarmo Pasto, Art Professor at Sacramento State College,wrote a book on prospectus and a number of other art books.
  • Wayne Tiebaud went on to become a world famous artist.

NCA joined with the McKinley Garden and Art Center and met there through 1985. A board member from four art clubs (WASH, NCA, CAL, LCA) met and started looking for a place to establish an art center. La Sierra High School was closing at that time and the Carmichael Park District had planned to purchase the site. The club's board members were able to acquire the back part of the school, the auto shop. Then the work began, removing all the items in the rooms, and remodeling the area. Every bit of the back-breaking work has been accomplished by volunteers and through donations.


Presidents of Northern California Arts

2017 - Diana Licon
2016 – Rod Cullum
2015 - Tom Thompson
2012 - 2014 - Sally Durante
2009 - 2012 Mendy Bates
2008 - Alex Wilson
2006 - 2007 - Paula Lloyd
2004 - 2005 Dawna Johnson
2002 - 2003 Deb Johansen-Cook
2001 - Kathy Root
2000 - Bettie Smith
1999 - Skip Lee
1998 - Brenda Boles
1997 - Joan Hammond
1996 - Joan Harvey Gunter
1994 & 1995 - Fran Bristow
1993 - Stanley Mar
1991 & 1992 - Chlele Gummer
1990 - Frances Armaly
1989 - Marj Long
1988 - Mary Grayeb
1986 & 1987 - Joan McMurray
1985 - Jean Zelle
1983 & 1984 - Tom Houston
1982 - Pat Szymanowski
1981 - Bonnie Richardson
1980 - Lola Ellison
1979 - George Pantell
1978 - Gretchen Ryan
1977 - Jack Wilson
1976 - Mary Kay Exstrom
1975 - Bill Harrington
1974 - Al Hill
1973 - Cissy Rowell
1972 - Nancy Franklin
1971 - Rudi Hess
1970 - Joan Born
1969 - Jack Pratt
1968 - Laura Harrington
1967 - Frances Burt
1966 - Betty Soliday
1965 - Grace Dean
1964 - William L. Frazier, Jr.
1963 - Cary Bauer
1961 & 1962 - William Wintle
1960 - Aaron Hoffeditz
1959 - Ernest Van Harlingen
1958 - Dr. Tarmo Past
1956 & 1957 - Pearl Agner
1955 - Roland Allred
1952-1953-1954 - Dora Hunter
1951 - Aaron Hoffeditz
1950 - R. Gaines
1948 & 1949 - Margaret Winter
1947 - Raymond Newsan
1946 - Laurence Hosmer
1944 & 1945 - Virginia Powers
1943 - Frank Samuelson
1941 & 1942 - Marion Pope
1940 - Harold Ward
1938 & 1939 - John Brandon