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Fallbrook Art Association celebrates 50 years at Gala

 

Last updated 10/11/2019 at 6:04am

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Shirley Calvert, a longtime member of Fallbrook Art Association, looks at the Opportunity Drawing print by Ken Potter, donated by California Watercolors during the association's 50th anniversary gala celebration and fundraiser at Pala Mesa Resort.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Association members and guests got together to celebrate 50 years of their non-profit status Sept. 28, at the Pala Mesa Resort. Good food, The Slacker Hill Band and the opportunity to get their photo taken as a keepsake, from Foto Booth Images made for a very entertaining evening.

This past year, the organization had realized a dream of having their own gallery and it was also the one year anniversary of its opening at 127 N. Main Ave. in Fallbrook. The Gallery is open to artists in the area and has monthly shows.

The Master of Ceremonies, Eric Johansen, gave a speech on the organization's history as well as a background on The Gallery and kept the evening on track.

Due to a grant from the David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation and the generous donations from merchants and supporters, FAA was able to raise funds for their many programs.

Julie Compton and Ruth Parker, co-presidents of the Fallbrook Art Association, welcome attendees to the association's 50th Anniversary Gala at Pala Mesa Resort.

The silent auction of gift baskets and 6 x 6 in paintings created and donated by members as well as an opportunity drawing of donated items was a lot of fun as well as being very successful.

The Gallery has adult art classes and will be adding children's classes as well. Since opening The Gallery, the membership in FAA has grown from 116 to over 160 and many of those members helped to make the evening a success.

They feel they are meeting a need in the community for emerging and established artists, providing a location for members and local artists to show their art, teach classes and introduce children to art, as well as contributing to Fallbrook as an art destination.

For information on the gallery, go to thegalleryfallbrook.com and for more information on FAA, go to fallbrookartassn.org. New members are always welcome.

Submitted by Fallbrook Art Association.

 

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