A non-profit organization, the SIMI VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION (SVAA)
consists of individuals 18 years of age or older, who share a passion in exploring and promoting the visual arts in the community.
To encourage our young artists, grants are awarded to our Simi Valley High Schools Art Departments each year to help with art supplies. The grants are funded by donations from the community and events hosted by the association throughout the year.
General Meetings with guest artists and speakers – open to the public – are held on the third Thursday of the month at the SVAA Gallery, located at the Simi Town Center . Exceptions are duly noted in our monthly newsletters. We have no general meetings in July and August, but special activities for fellowship, such as workshops, plein air painting outings, still life drawing sessions, and field trips are sometimes scheduled.
Among our major fundraising events are the annual People’s Choice Show (for members only) in the spring and our Open Juried Show in the fall. Qualified members may also participate in showing their work at the SVAA Gallery.
Annual memberships are open to professional and non-professional adults, 18 years or older, who are interested in two or three-dimensional art including photography, multi-media and graphic arts. The board members are elected every year and committees are run by volunteer members or appointees. Members are entitled to discounts for show and demonstration donation fees and other events organized by SVAA.
The SVAA publishes a monthly newsletter distributed to its members and any interested non-members upon request via email.
NOTICE!! New meeting location. Our regular meetings will now be at our SVAA Gallery at the Simi Valley Town Center, starting at 6 pm.