Meeting Location
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA, 91356

*See dates/time below

Be Our Guest!

Please join us at our next meeting as a guest! Introduce yourself, meet fellow artists and share our passion for collage. As a guest you will pay a $5 admission fee (if you join CAA that day, the $5 is applied to the annual fee).

Second Chance!

Come early to shop the Second-Chance Table for donated art materials at bargain-basement prices! Artists, when cleaning out your studios, please consider donating surplus art supplies and materials to the Second-Chance Table to support CAA's Scholarship Fund. Thank you!
Christel Thompson
Philanthropy Chairperson

2018 Meeting Dates
May 18 (annual meeting)
September 28
November 30

Time: Fridays, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Doors open 10:30

Next Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

Guest artist: Melinda Smith Altshuler

Melinda Smith Altshuler attended CSUN as an Art major with a minor in Anthropology, also attending UCLA, Art Center. She taught studio art classes and seminars at Crossroads School of Art and Sciences for 10 years and teaches privately. She has also served on various Art Organization Boards, such as SITE, a non-profit artist’s organization and JAI, Jewish Artists Initiative.
Altshuler has exhibited nationally and internationally including Italy, Paris, France, Costa Rica, South Korea including a residency in Gubbio, Italy. Her work can be found in museums and private collections.

Among explored themes and mediums are photos of light, artworks of translucent materials, such as the paper of teabags and acrylic paint mediums combined with appropriated images and objects.

Melinda Smith Altshuler reconstitutes found objects having already outlived their mundane functions. Objects in Altshuler’s hands revive their aura of functionality and induce poetic comprehension. They “mean” something they didn’t before. Her sculptures and collages capitalize on our associations – just as Altshuler capitalizes on her own associations in the act of re-fashioning

Most recent past meeting

Friday, March 23, 2017

Guest artist: Nancy Goodman Lawrence



Nancy Goodman Lawrence received a degree in art from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent years making figurative and portrait collages from maps. She is now working on a series of works based on the oval shape.

Nancy describes her newest work by saying, “In my newest series of mixed-media works, I play with oval shapes, weaving them in and out of grid-like structures, using paint, collage, graphite and ink on paper or cradled panels. I approach this work with a sense of playfulness and exploration.”   

Nancy's website:

Past Meetings

Friday, January 26, 2017

Guest artist: Malka Nedivi

Friday, November 17, 2017

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