Meeting Location
Currently meetings are on Zoom.  New venue will be posted when physical meetings become available.
Be Our Guest!
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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!
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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

2021 Meeting Dates
January 28 online                          March 25 online                            May TBD

Meetings are held on Fridays.  Zoom opens 10:45 am. Meetings run from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Next  Meeting

January 28, 2022, 11:00 am PST 

Guest Speaker: Todd Bartel

Bartel’s work assumes the forms of painting, drawing, and sculpture in a collage and assemblage format. His work investigates the interconnected histories of collage and landscape and the roles of nature and natural resources in Western culture. His work has been exhibited nationally in venues that include Palo Alto Art Center (Palo Alto, CA), Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY), Brockton Art Museum (Brockton, MA), The Rhode Island Foundation (Providence, RI), Zieher Smith (New York, NY), Mills Gallery (Boston, MA), Iona College (New Rochelle, NY).

Most Recent Past  Meeting

November 19, 2021, 11:00 am PDT 

Guest Speaker: Nick Deford



Past Meetings

Friday, September 24, 2021

Guest artist: Trudy Sissons



Trudi Sissons is a Canadian artist living in Lethbridge, AB  She primarily creates digital collages.  Her artwork and tutorials have  been published in several magazines and books over the past 20 years.
Her artwork is an expression of her imagination, well fed and developed in her childhood as well as subconscious thoughts that make their voices known through her creations.



 Friday, May 21, 2021

Guest artist: Alvaro Sanchez

We also had a brief presentation by our 2021 Scholarship Winner, SIERRA MARSHALL


Friday, March 26, 2021

Guest artist: Della Wells


Della Wells is a self-taught artist who began drawing and painting in earnest at the age of 42 and her creative process stems primarily from her personal experiences embellished through the art of storytelling into visual work. Wells' work has been written about and has appeared in several publications. In 2011, an award winning play that was inspired by her life '' Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly'',  debuted in Milwaukee and has been performed in many venues.  She illustrated a children's book "The Electric Train" by Nanci Mortimer. She also has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums. Her work is in over 100 private, corporate and museum collections including North Western Mutual Insurance, Milwaukee Bucks and The Wright Museum of Art.  Her dolls, cards and collages are currently sold at The Smithsonian”s National African Museum of History and Culture in Washington DC. Click here for more details about her many accomplishments.

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Friday, January 22, 2021 

Guest artist: Trey Miles (Sotalentedmiles)

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John R Miles III is a collage /mixmedia artist, born March 2nd 1975 to John R Miles Jr. and Arie G. Miles. John Miles better known as Trey attended Western Carolina University located just a few hundred miles west of his home town of Charlotte NC. While attending Western Carolina, Trey began to gain a deeper love and understanding for the arts, graduating with a BFA in art, concentration in graphic design. After graduating Mr. Miles accepted a job with Mecklenburg Counties school system as a high school art teacher. Trey's earlier pieces focused on the aesthic relationships between shape form and color. Currently his works are heavily influenced by the political struggles set forth by society towards blacks both past and present

Friday, November 19, 2020   

Guest artist: Meikel Church

Meikel S Church is a North Little Rock, Arkansas based collage/mixed-media artist who challenges concepts of perception through his artwork. Meikel started creating collage in 2013 and quickly became addicted to the absurdity of taking found images, mostly from old books and magazines, and re-thinking the pre-existing image in another context.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Guest Artist: Susie Gesundheit  

Susie is an artist in monotype, watercolor, acrylic, collage and encaustic.  She likes to work in layers, textures, and expressive color. She graduated from UCLA in Painting/Sculpture/Design/Graphic Art in 1974.  She is a member of Artist Co-op 7 and was invited to join the Art Panel and teach classes.  She partner-teaches Watercolor in Winter Session and Figure Drawing in Fall Session online:

She maintains a print studio in Ventura in addition to her home studio. Today she continues at all her involvements: Artist Co-op 7, Art Panel and Instructor; Collage Artists of America; Women Painters West; Valley Watercolor Society; USC Hillel Art Gallery, Chair; Jewish Artists Initiative; Los Angeles Printmaking Society; California Art League; Frayed Edges; Women's Caucus; USC Roski School of Art and Design, Board of Councilors. Check out her website at

Friday, January 24, 2020

Guest artist: Linda Lyke

My direction and voice as an artist is focused on meaning by analyzing the conditions of the natural world and the human interventions with both saving and destroying it. Using printmaking strategies and mixed media, I draw inspiration from my passion for nature through the articulation of ink and solvent to reveal my deep commitment to saving habitat and the diverse animals on the planet.

My recent exhibition at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Field Notes: When Taxonomy becomes Iconography, captures the spontaneous and immediate sense of discovery that stems from close observation of avian and megafauna in Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mari in Kenya.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Guest artist: Sydney A. Cross

Friday, September 27, 2019

Guest artist: Georgia Freedman-Harvey

Past Meetings

Friday, May 17, 2019

Guest artist: Kathi Flood

Past Meetings

Friday, March 22, 2019

Guest artist: Mary Sherwood

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, November 30, 2018

Guest artist: Laurie Raskin

Friday, September 28, 2018

Guest artist: Sandy Bleifer


Friday, May 18, 2018

Guest artist: Melinda Smith Altshuler

Friday, March 23, 2018

Guest artist: Nancy Goodman Lawrence



Friday, January 26, 2018

Guest artist: Malka Nedivi

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