Public Art Initiative (PAI) began in 2012, founded by Roger Dolin of Mural Environments.
The Museum SFV and its PAI program offer opportunities for artists, beginning to seasoned to promote their work, offer opportunities to teach and give back to the arts community in the valley.
Current artists offer expertise in areas such as: fine artists, muralists, sculptors, water color artists, arts & crafts and jewelry. The Museum SFV and the Public Art Initiative are very appreciative to have solid relationships and support from artists such as:
Barbara Katz Bierman
The number of art galleries in the San Fernando Valley has dwindled and can practically be counted on one hand. The Museum SFV has worked hard to open up to all art organizations in the valley and has a long-standing alliance with the San Fernando Valley Art & Cultural Center (SFVACC). Former Museum SFV board member Carolyn Uhri heads up the SFVACC.
The PAI, over the years, has had dozens of valley-based artists showcase their work via:
Artist Speaker Series
Spring, Fall and Holiday Art Showcases
Exhibitions inside The Museum SFV
In The Museum SFV Gift Shop
Years ago, PAI expanded program where members Maryley Carrillo assisted in the creation of the Pacoima Mural Mile Walking Tour.
Muralists Levi Ponce, Manny Velasquez, Kathy Sandoval led the initial tours to the delight of all attendees. Each of their amazing community mural projects are on display on Van Nuys Blvd. in Pacoima.
The PAI is seeking more members, more artists on a regular basis. To become a PAI member, learn more about the PAI, register to showcase your artwork at an upcoming showcase event, please contact:
Richard Cryer, Co-Chair Tel: 818 .347 .9665 (Museum office)
Cheri Norum, Co-Chair Tel: 818 .347 .9665
You can also reach Richard or Cheri at PAI@TheMuseumSFV.org
The PAI Fall Artist Showcase with Fall Family Fun Day - will be held on September 10, 2023.
The Museum's Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival is also planned for May 2024.