Artist Angeles Crest Art Guild

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Mission Statement Founded in 2005, the Angeles Crest Art Guild (ACAG) is made up of women artists in various fields of fine art. We are represented by ceramicists, painters in watercolor, oil and acrylic, sculptors, and fabric and 2 and 3-D work, just to name a few areas. Our goal is to support and encourage new artists as well as more experienced members and professionals as they continue to strive toward excellence in their fields of interests. We are located in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, California. To enquire about membership please use our Contact page.The Beginning of the ACAGThe origins of the Angeles Crest Art Guild began with Peyton Petty, an artist, who had just moved to La Canada from Ohio. While she loved her small neighborhood in the Angeles Crest mountains, Peyton felt terribly isolated and briefly considered renting studio space in downtown Los Angeles, but because the rents were high, the commute onerous, and La Canada was so beautiful, she thought, "Why leave it?".So, in early 2004, Peyton turned the cars out of the garage, and created her own studio space. People started giving Peyton the names of local artists  A few cold-calls later, she held her first of what would become a monthly meeting. "While I had been part of artist groups in other states, this was a first for most of the women. We followed a loose format of sharing current work, discussing art techniques and marketing approaches, and, most important, exploring what it meant to be an artist.  The first women in the group were all mothers. Probably the most powerful decision I ever made was to limit our conversations to art. If we discussed family life, it was only in the context of how having a family affected our art making, for [...]

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