The PAGA story

Organized in 2006 by six of the area’s most prestigious commerical fine art venues, the mission of the Pasadena Art Gallery Association is to promote  the Pasadena area as an historically renowned fine art destination. 


In the early years of California Impressionism, the spectacular beauty of the greater Pasadena area was the frequent subject of paintings. Continuing this rich artistic tradition,  a major activity of the Association is its sponsorship of the biennial juried exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History entitled “Artistic Eden, Contemporary Masters – Life in the San Gabriel Valley”.  This critically acclaimed event has attracted recognized artists throughout the country.   “Artistic Eden, Contemporary Masters III” is scheduled for January through March 2012.


Our galleries represent some of America’s foremost practitioners of the plein air, representational, figurative, still life and three dimensional sculpture schools along with noted works in the abstract and expressionist styles, executed in all media.