We are an organization of volunteers and artists working together to promote the visual arts.
The Central California Art Association (CCAA) has been in existence since 1951. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a cooperative and growing membership of over 340 members. A Board of Directors consisting of 11 members provides corporate supervision.
- President: Rick Allen
- First Vice-President: Phonsie Bates
- Second Vice President: Luanne Crenshaw
- Secretary: Suzanne McCaslin
- Treasurer: Randy Crimmel
- Board Members: Marianne Ward, Nancy Bassitt, Tony Pooler, Pam Phillips, Doris Scanlon
The Mistlin Gallery at 1015 J Street is operated by CCAA displays both members' art and the work of artists from outside the region. Our gallery provides opportunity and encouragement through art classes offered in different media and taught by accomplished artists. We provide free monthly demonstrations, lectures and presentations made by well-known artists from the state and elsewhere.
The Mistlin Gallery showcases a variety of local jewelry artists and both 2and 3 dimensional artisans who offer their work for sale in a dynamic setting in the gallery. Their works are juried to insure quality and originality.The Central California Art Association sponsors four major exhibits each year that are free to the public. They are the Young Masters' Art Exhibition and the Spring Show, Prospectives Photography Show and the Modesto Art and Wine Festival.An important part of the mission of CCAA is to provide arts education to children, adults and areas of need. A variety of classes are offered to children and adults in collaboration with Modesto City Parks and Recreation here at the gallery and at city facilities. All classes are taught by certified art teachers and children are divided into their age appropriate classes from 3 to 12 years of age. The City of Modesto grant also supports the Art Assistance Program that provides scholarships for children at-risk in the 12 to 18 year age group. The CCAA hosts three, ten week sessions of therapeutic art classes through the Memorial Hospital Cancer Registry for cancer survivors and caregivers.The Art Association also participates in the Third Thursday Art Walk each month.click here to go to the ArtWalk pageWe host poetry readings frequently.We have a grand collection of jewlery made by local artisians, beautiful pottery, fiber art, and other local collections .
The CCAA is an outreach to the community as a non-profit organization to assist and to enrich the lives and culture of our community. We join with the performing arts and other groups in our area to expand our mission of awareness and educate on the value and importance of the arts.
To view the 1987 Articles of Incorporation CLICK HERE
Click here to view the current Bylaws
Click here to print out the Membership Form
- Gift Box Chairs: Lori Sala, Mary Jane Kiskinen, Ruth McKinsey
- Docent Chairs: Luanne Crenshaw, Dixie Zambruno
- Communications: Suzanne McCaslin, Barbara Salerno, Anna Barber
- Fund Raising: Tony Pooler
- Art Exhibitions: Nancy Bassitt, Barbara Salerno
- Art Education: Pam Phillips
- Membership: Rick Allen, Anise Burns, Suzanne McCaslin
- Artistic Planning: Phonsie Bates