The Cypress Art League is a non-profit organization located in Cypress, California. It was incorporated in 1969 to promote understanding and enjoyment of the arts among the citizens of the communities represented. Members include artists of all mediums, photographers, and patrons of the arts.
Our “home” is the Cypress Community Center. Meetings are held at regular intervals as announced on the website. Nationally acclaimed artists lecture and demonstrate their art during these meetings. visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to join in the many events sponsored throughout the year.
Members bring examples of their art for judging at the general meetings and the winning entries are displayed in our online gallery.
Open juried art shows are held twice a year during community art events. Prize money is awarded in numerous categories and artists are acknowledged at a public awards presentation. The Art League currently supports and assists the city in Scheduling and exhibiting art in the Cypress Community Center Art Gallery. These shows feature local artists’ work, and are available to the public, free of charge.
All-inclusive tours of local museums and cultural events are offered throughout the year. It is our aim to provide first-class service at affordable prices. See our Events section for upcoming tours.
Plein-Air painting excursions to local coastal areas, nature parks, and scenic vistas are scheduled six times a year. Member artists are always on-site and available to offer advice, critique others’ work, and have a good time in general.
To encourage the study of the arts, scholarships are awarded to deserving students enrolled full-time in fine arts and photography at the Cypress Community College. Also, many member artists assist local primary and secondary schools with their art programs.
Board of Directors
All Cypress Art League positions are voluntary arrangements. No members are paid for these services, but willing give of their time to support the community for the continuum of the visual arts.
- Pat Edep – President
- Irene Williams – 1st Vice President
- Mary McGlasson – 2nd Vice President, Programs and Scholarships
- Bob Meyer – 3rd Vice President, Exhibits and Workshops
- John Fox – 4th Vice President, Publicity and Newsletter
- Wendy Hultquist – Recording Secretary
- Hedi Roethel – Treasurer
- Donna Dean – Membership Chair
- Karen Jackson – Competitions/Awards Chair
- Nima Kamboya – Hospitality Chair
- Sandy Laube – Gallery Director, Web Director
- Mark Williams – Publicity
- Sandra Fenn – Gallery Assistant
- Ron Schrantz – Library Coordinator
- Ben Ellerman – Historian