Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that is devoted exclusively to California contemporary art with more than 45 years of archives. Membership-based funding for grants supports emerging and mid-career artists.

FOCA plays a pivotal role in influential contemporary art exhibitions while providing interesting activities for its members.

our mission

The Fellows of Contemporary Art support emerging and mid-career California artists through awards, exhibitions including accompanying catalogs, and diverse educational events for its members.

who weare

Founded in 1975, FOCA was associated with the Pasadena Art Museum. Today, completely independent and well respected in the art community, nearly 200 members enjoy a variety of events and rewarding activities with other passionate California contemporary art enthusiasts. Our dues support FOCA’s mission.

our vision

FOCA’s vision is to build on its nearly 50-year heritage and inspire new art experiences for its members as well as expand its engagement and support of the California contemporary art community.

2024 Board of Directors

ChairPam Smith
Vice ChairLinda Maggard
TreasurerNoriko Fujinami
SecretaryAnne Brilliant
Endowment ChairRobert Edelstein
GovernanceLaudie Freed
Curators AwardPaul Wieselmann & Lucy Sun
FOCAFellowshipsCandace Lee & Morgan Schoonhoven
Curators LabCara Megan Lewis & Lynn Deegan
MembershipLinda Rosenbaum & Vicki Scheele
Local ToursPeri-Ellen Berne & Linnéa Spransy
Art ConversationsRegina Mamou
TravelSandra Nichols & Joan Oliver
Special EventsGina Posalski
Members at LargeFreya Ivener & Tressa Miller & Erica Min

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