Southwestern Artists' Association
Southwestern Artists' Association was founded in 1949. At present we have the largest membership in Spanish Village Art Center. We believe the arts are an important part in the life of a healthy community. Our mission is to establish and maintain a gallery that extends friendships and promotes knowledge amongst San Diego county artists.
Gallery 23 maintains an ever-evolving exhibit of original fine art paintings every month from our juried membership of over 50 local artists. The featured artists (Two-Artists Show and the smaller Alcove Gallery) are changed bi-monthly on the 1st and 16th. The gallery's gift shop displays unique handcrafted items; jewelry, glasswork, basketry, polymer clay, carved gourds, painted eggs, miniature paintings and cards.
In spring we hold our "Top 100" and One Foot Show. This is an Annual Juried Art Show (open to San Diego County artists). Membership meetings are conducted on the first Monday of the month starting at 10am followed by a demonstration given by a local artist, which is free and open to the public. Prospective members are invited to attend our meeting to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of Southwestern Artists' Association.