Past Presidents

2017-2019 Wendy Tigerman

2016-2017 Sherrill Kahn

2014-2016 Susan Gesundheit

2012-2014 Marian Devney

2010-2012 Jeanne Zinniker

2008–2010 Nicki Newfield

2006-2008 Dorothy Tate

2004-2006 Susan Gesundheit

2000-2004 Judi Birnberg

1998-2000 Ruth Banarer

1996-1998 Lois Ramirez

1994-1996 Betty Beam

1991-1994 Dorothy Tate

Our Mission

The specific purpose of Collage Artists of America, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is to promote interest and participation in, and the study, appreciation and support of, collage, assemblage and related mixed-media art by providing resources such as educational programs, instructional workshops, scholarships and art exhibits to its members and the public. To maintain ties to the community and to promote the study of collage, CAA awards an annual scholarship to a deserving art student.

About Us

Originally known as California Collagists, Collage Artists of America was founded in 1988 by nine Los Angeles-area women artists proficient in a variety of media who sought to explore the art of collage. Two years later the current name of the organization was adopted and membership grew across the United States. CAA's membership includes art instructors, professional artists who exhibit widely, mid-career and beginning artists, art students and those who have an interest in and love for the art of collage.

CAA holds general meetings five times a year in which stimulating programs are presented by guest artists renowned for their work in collage and assemblage.

Member juried exhibits are mounted annually at venues ranging from galleries and museums to online and alternative spaces.

In addition to meetings and exhibits, CAA offers workshops, newsletters, studio visits and special events.

Please refer to the Contact Us page for the current Board of Directors listing.


To maintain ties to the community and to promote the study of collage, each year CAA awards a scholarship to a deserving art student. All proceeds from drawings and the second-chance table benefit the Philanthropy Fund.

CAA Bylaws

The amended CAA Bylaws were approved by the membership in January 2015.  Download PDF.

Board of Directors

The CAA Board works diligently to bring the mission and purpose of the group to fruition by:

  • Offering great collage, mixed-media collage, and assemblage art programs
  • Mounting regular exhibits with generous awards
  • Holding informative and stimulating creative workshops
  • Providing art merchandise and exciting raffle items for charitable purposes
  • Scheduling friendly meetings where members are part of a creative community
  • Publishing a timely and educational newsletter
  • Pursuing charitable endeavors within the collage/assemblage community

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