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December 2021

Two-Day Felting Workshop

December 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - December 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

It’s holiday workshop time again and this year we’re here to help you put special, handcrafted touches on your gifts! Learn to needle felt decoration and designs on your favorite wearable art pieces such as cardigans and shawls. With the help and expertise of fashion designer and instructor Solmaz Shams, students will use the art of needle felting to design one-of-a-kind creations. Join us virtually, from the comfort of your own home on Friday, December 10th and Saturday, Dec 11th from 11 AM…

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January 2022


January 1 - January 3

Palos Verdes Art Center will be closed for the Winter Holidays:  DEC. 24, 25 & 27; JAN. 1 & 3 DEC. 31, closed at 2pm IMAGE: Kathie Reis, Winter Shadows (Detail), 2020, Oil on canvas. On view in The Winter Show HERE _________________________________________________   PLEASE NOTE: To safeguard the health of our employees, students, visitors, affiliated groups and the community at large from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, PVAC has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy. Effective October 31, 2021, all visitors must…

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February 2022

WATER, EARTH & FIRE Opening Reception

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Water, Earth & Fire FEBRUARY 12 – APRIL 16, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: Feb 26, 6-9 pm See the exhibition online HERE. In accordance with PVAC policy, masks and proof of vaccination are required for attendance. Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is pleased to announce Water, Earth & Fire, an exhibition celebrating ceramics as a powerful creative force and expressive mode of communication. Guest curator Jo Lauria continues PVAC’s 90-year tradition of presenting significant…

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March 2022

South Bay Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale

March 19 @ 10:00 am - March 20 @ 4:00 pm
Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Rd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 United States
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South Bay Orchid Society Annual Spring Orchid Show & Sale March 19 & 20, 2022 10am – 4pm Adults: $5, Children under 12 Free Location: Palos Verdes Art Center Parking: FREE   The show will feature dozens of elegant and fragrant blooming and award-winning orchid flowers from all around the world.  Local Southern California and International commercial growers and vendors will be offering a  unique selection of various species and hybrid orchids, companion plants, succulents, exotic and rare plants, foliage…

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Water, Earth & Fire Curator Talk with Jo Lauria

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

WATER, EARTH & FIRE Curator Jo Lauria Talk and Gallery Tour March 30, 10:30 am – noon FREE Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 pvartcenter.org | 310.541.2479 Please join us at Palos Verdes Art Center on Wednesday, March 30, for a talk and gallery tour of “Water, Earth & Fire” by Curator Jo Lauria presented in partnership with Peninsula Seniors’ Bohannon Lecture Series. The talk will be held…

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April 2022

Meet Water, Earth & Fire Guest Curator Jo Lauria

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Meet Guest Curator, Jo Lauria, this Saturday from 1 to 3:30 pm, when she will be will be "in situ" at Palos Verdes Art Center to greet visitors to our ceramics group exhibition, Water, Earth & Fire. Jo Lauria continues PVAC’s 90-year tradition of presenting significant contemporary art by assembling innovative works by leading Southern California artists in the Main and Walker Galleries that address the theme of WATER in its many manifestations and mythologies. In the Norris Gallery, we honor…

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South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Show & Sale

April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 24 @ 4:00 pm

South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Show & Sale April 23 and 24, 9am - 4pm FREE ADMISSION   Celebrating 50 years!  For anyone who loves the beautiful and the unusual: Collectors, Gardeners, Landscapers, Families & Friends, Kids and Grandkids * Thousands of plants for sale *Hard to find plants *Artistic pottery Expert advice for beginners & advanced Showing plants in artistic venue Art Center galleries and gift shop open Information: southcoastcss.org or call 310.346.6206 All visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.…

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South Coast Rose Society – Exhibition of Roses

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

South Coast Rose  Society Exhibition of Roses April 30, 10 am - 4 pm South Coast Rose Society is having their annual Exhibition of Roses in the sun filled Atrium at  the Palos Verdes Art Center on April 30, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  This event is open to the public free of charge. Our purpose is to inform the general public about all aspects of rose culture, and historical sites with rose gardens in our area.  Heritage…

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May 2022

Meet Author Debra Lee Baldwin, “The Queen of Succulents”

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet Author Debra Lee Baldwin, "The Queen of Succulents" Sunday, May 1st, 1 - 4pm Tickets $30 at EVENTBRITE The Peninsula Garden Club and Palos Verdes Art Center will host author and horticulturist, Debra Lee Baldwin, in the presentation, "Transforming Your Garden Into a Gallery of Gorgeous Succulents." Discover how to create a personal paradise that delights you and your guests. In this all-new presentation, Debra shows simple and effective ways to showcase intriguing, fleshy-leaved plants. Succulents are easy-care, too. Did…

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POSTER CONTEST – Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

May 5

CALL FOR ENTRIES Portuguese Bend National Horse Show Poster Contest Submission Deadline May 5, 2022 DESCRIPTION: Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital (PCCH), together with Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC), announce their “Call for Entries” for the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Embracing the Past, Showing up for Their Future." The winning entry will be featured as the show's official publicity poster displayed in various locations throughout the South Bay. This 65 year-old charity horse…

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