Palos Verdes Art Center Artists includes eight artists groups affiliated with the Art Center.  Together, these groups organize the Malaga Cove Lawn Art Shows and Sales which is held one weekend a month at Malaga Cove Plaza from April through September, and two annual juried membership exhibitions at PVAC in April:  Small Treasures and PVAC Artists Best of Show.  The individual groups meet to create art, watch art demonstrations, visit exhibitions, network with each other and simply have fun.  

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Juried all-media exhibition hosted by and open for submission only to members of the Palos Verdes Art Center's seven active artists' groups:  Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension.

Artists Open Group:  Open to all artists regardless of medium or skill level.  Meets at the Art Center in the evening on the fourth Monday every other month beginning January and holds critiques.  Non-juried.  Visit


Pacific Arts Group: Mostly plein air and other representational painters.  Meets most Wednesdays throughout the year with paint outs, critiques, field trips, demos and workshops, and social activities.  Limited to 31 members, sponsored and juried in. 


Paletteers:  Contemporary/abstract as well as representational artists.   Meets second Tuesday of every month at the Art Center, except in summer, for speakers and demonstrations.  56 members, by sponsorship and jury.  Visit


Palos Verdes Painters:  Largely full-time painters and includes some 3-D artists and printmakers.  Meets on first Tuesday of each quarter at the Art Center, alternating between day and evening meetings.  About 30 members, sponsored and juried in.


Peninsula Artists:  This painting group meets at the Art Center at 9:30 every second Thursday morning of the month except in summer.  Members assist each other via workshops, field trips, and exchange of information, including a “Show and Tell” by a different artist every month.  Limited to 35 members selected by jury. 


Photographic And Digital Artists:  The newest group, for artists who create art with photographic film or digital imagery, meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Art Center for critiques and programs and actively seeks exhibition opportunities.  Limited to about 32 members, selected by jury.  Visit


Rembrandt Crew:  The oldest group, it grew out of painting classes taught by Cesar Hernandez in the 1950s.  Membership is now closed.


Third Dimension:  Member artists focus on ceramics, sculpture, weaving, basketry, fabric arts, jewelry, and glass.  Activities include guest speakers, workshops, critiques, and field trips.   Up to 35 members, selected by jury.