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Grand Re-Opening, Art Shows, Classes, and more

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

So far, 2023 has been a Very Busy year for your friends at the Corona Art Association!


On February 10th, the Corona Chamber of Commerce came out to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for our newly redecorated gallery in the Historic Civic Center. We were honored with the presence of numerous local dignitaries, including Riverside County Supervisor Karen Spiegel, Corona City Council Member Tom Richins, and representatives from the offices of U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, and State Senator Richard Roth. We were awarded numerous certificates and proclamations from all of these individuals and the organizations they represent.


We are deeply grateful for the tremendous showing of community support as we celebrate our 60th anniversary all year. We thank the City of Corona for the generous grant to help us make our space more peaceful, inviting, and conducive to the enjoyment and production of visual art in all of its forms. And of course, no words can express the appreciation we have for the volunteers who have donated countless hours and amounts of energy towards making all of this possible. We see you. We appreciate you. We would not exist without you.


Please enjoy this photo album showing some of the photos from the ribbon cutting.



 

Also on Feb. 10th we opened the 2023 Dominick Frascella Memorial Art Show. The theme was, "Homage to the Masters". We thought this would be an appropriate theme to honor and remember the man who co-founded our little community art organization all those decades ago. Dominick's nephew, John Frascella, still lives in the Inland Empire, and generously let us borrow some memorabilia and art for the show. He also regaled us with funny and heartwarming stories of his uncle, who truly viewed CAA as not just a place for artists to show their work, but a place to learn, grow, and belong as individuals. He envisioned a non-profit community service organization that would work in the surrounding communities to bring art to everyone and everyone to art, and to serve as an extended social network to its members. Today's members of CAA embrace this vision and are committed to enhancing it.


Below is the body of artwork that was submitted to this art show. The art reflects either the style of a master artist, or recreates a master work in the artist's own style.



 

Spring Classes and Workshops at CAA


FREE Youth Art Classes:





For Adults




Mark your calendars!





We're always adding events after the postcard is published, so check our website often for new things!



Other Community Events:



  • Canvas on the Curb - Vote for your favorite ... Several of the designs were submitted by CAA Artists! The City of Corona’s Canvas on the Curb Program seeks to showcase local artists by transforming seven (7) City-owned traffic signal cabinets into public works of art. We received numerous submissions and now we need your help! Select your favorite by March 18th »


  • One of our members would like to invite members to the opening reception of the Stations of the Cross art exhibit at Crossroads Christian Church on March 26, 5-8 pm. The exhibit is open to the public and will be available for two weeks.




  • RIVERSIDE ART MARKET 2023. Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free Admission. Location: historic White Park in downtown Riverside. 3936 Chestnut St, Riverside, CA 92501. This event is advertised as “rain or shine” and is treated as such. All participants / vendors are expected to participate during inclement weather.


  • FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ARTISTS IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY. All media – All disciplines. Emerging – Established – Legacy Artists. Up to $50,000. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN THROUGH APRIL 14, 2023. Complete guidelines and access to the application portal may be found here: https://artsoc.org/individual-artist-fellowship/

 

And it's not too late to get your own CAA 60th anniversary tee shirts and calendars!

Shirt orders will be filled monthly. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and start at just $20 each!


 

To see more events coming up, please visit our main Events page or Calendar: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/



Reminders...

  • Our Next General Meeting will be March 14th, at 6pm in the Gallery. (General meetings are always the 2nd Tuesday of the month). Artist Paula Purpura will be demonstrating her beaded jewelry.

  • Have a picture or print that would be perfect if it were only matted and framed? We offer custom mat cutting to members and the public at very competitive pricing! Check out the info on our website: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/mat-cutting

  • 😎 Member Mingle is on Sundays in the Gallery. Paid CAA members are welcome to mingle in the Gallery on Sundays. Bring your paints, art projects, or other leisure activities, and enjoy some quality social time while you create and relax with other CAA members. **Excludes Take-In and Workshop days.**

  • Fine art by our members is for sale in our current show and online! Come in Thursday-Sunday, 12-4pm to see what's available now and peruse individual artist galleries online: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/fine-art-caa-members

  • Our Gallery Gift Shop is stocked with CARDS, GIFTS and DECOR! All handcrafted by CAA member artists. A portion of the proceeds supports our community arts mission! You can shop in person Thursday - Sunday, 12-4pm or browse online anytime: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/gallery-shop



Art happens here!


The Corona Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization that has been serving the artistic needs of our communities since your participation in our events and donations help us to continue to support visual arts education and enjoyment for free or low-cost to residents of all ages and abilities. Thank you.


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Corona Art Association is located inside Corona's Historic Civic Center at 815 W 6th St #145, Corona, CA 92882


Business Hours:

Thursday - Sunday, 12pm-4pm

(except holidays!)









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