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.
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.
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.
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.
2023 Board of Directors
|Vice Chair||Linda Maggard|
|Endowment Chair||Robert Edelstein|
|Curators Award||Paul Wieselmann & Lucy Sun|
|FOCAFellowships||Freya Ivener & Candace Lee|
|Curators Lab||Cara Megan Lewis & Lynn Deegan|
|Membership||Linda Rosenbaum & Morgan Schoonhoven|
|Local Tours||Nick Hunt & Linnéa Spransy|
|Art Conversations||Regina Mamou & Jeff Marinucci|
|Travel||Sandra Nichols & Joan Oliver|
|Special Events||Gina Posalski|
|Members at Large||Peri Ellen Berne & Laudie Freed|