Located in Salinas, California, the Salinas Valley Art Association (SVAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts.
We have held exhibits at the following Monterey County venues
Avery Gallery at Seaside City Hall
Annual Monterey History Society Boronda Art Show
The National Steinbeck Center,
Salinas Public Library
and Congeressional offices.
At monthly meetings any or all of the following will occur:
Critiques of members works
Lectures and demonstrations by Guest artists and members
Slide or computer presentations
Annual Spring luncheon & art competition
SVAA was founded in 1945 (Under another name) by a small, energetic group of artists, including Hazel Hohberger. The primary founder was Leonard Cooper.
He and his brother, Ignacio, were also involved with the beginning of the Symphony Association.
The two brothers were childhood playmates of John Steinbeck.