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The Whittier Art Association formed in 1934, with the goal of bringing art into the growing community of Whittier.  The Association built the Whittier Art Gallery, in 1939, and began exhibiting the work of many of the most prominent artists in the Southland.  For over 80 years the Gallery has provided monthly art exhibits, at no charge to the public.  The Whittier Art Association and Gallery is a nonprofit 501 (c)3.

Artist's Opportunities

Juried Shows

Open, Juried all-media shows are scheduled for June, September, and December.

  • Juried exhibits are judged, and awards are given.

  • Gallery Artist Members receive a reduced entry fee.

  • Exhibition Rules for Entering Juried Shows

Exhibiting In the

Gift Gallery

Artist members can submit art to be displayed on an ongoing basis in the Gift Gallery. Please see the Gift Gallery Guidelines below and contact Lisa Keffer Ruiz if you have questions.

The Transformative Power of Art

D. Lester Williams "One Dragon" 

Photo by George Rodriguez

The Whittier Art Association and Gallery is now open regular hours, Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m.  To ensure the health & and safety of our community, visitors, and staff, COVID protocols are in place for everyone's protection.

We have opened opportunities to view and purchase works of art from our Present Exhibit page and the Gift Gallery page.

Please pardon our growing pains as we revamp our Gift Gallery. We are adding unique handmade gifts for family and friends each week. 

As a non-profit arts organization, the services we provide to the community depend upon membership and donations. There are many ways to support the Whittier Art Association and Gallery through tax-deductible donations. The Fred Van Suchtelen Memorial Award is one way to support artists. 

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Board of Directors 2023-24


President-Lark Frieze Hickey :: VP of Programs-Maya Hivale :: VP of Membership-Ann Surbeck :: VP Publicity-Pam Korporaal :: VP of Gift Gallery and Online-Lisa Keffer-Ruiz :: VPs of Exhibitions-Joann Libolt, Judy Jansen,  Laura Monroy ::  Recording Sec.-Suzanna Grueser ::  Corresponding Sec.-Liz Trueblood ::  Treasurer-Carol Neideffer  ::  Past President-Vicki Schramm :: Members at Large-Mark Frederickson, Cara Gleich, Deanna Woirhaye  ::

The Whittier Art Gallery 

8035 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA   90602 -2508

::: 562-698-8710 :::       

OPEN  Wed - Sun  1:00 - 5:00        

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