LJ Art Association Exhibit & Sale

In support of the La Jolla Art Association artists during this difficult time, we have created an online art gallery of featured items for sale. We invite you to take some time to appreciate our weekly posting of beautiful art work for sale.


The major portion of each sale goes to the artist with a small donation coming back to support the La Jolla Community Center. For more information about the artists visit our Featured Artists page by clicking here.

About the La Jolla Art Association

La Jolla Art Association was established in 1918 with a mission to advance the appreciation of fine art in southern California by providing exhibitions and educational opportunities to artists and the public through classes, workshops, and presentations. To learn more click here


Dottie Stanley

"Autumn Splendor"
Medium and Dimensions: Oil, 23 X 31 inches
Value: $1,600 (inc tax)
Statement about the art and current environment: This is a very tranquil scene of nature and all its resplendent colors. We hope this has a calming effect, considering the current environment, on all who view it.
This piece was donated by Dottie Stanley with 100% of the profits benefiting the La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association.

Gloria Moeller

"Wallflower Gone to Seed"
Medium and Dimensions: Photograph Printed on Canvas and Framed,  36"X36”
Value: $590 (inc tax)
Statement from the Artist: As you have been staying home to stay safe from COVID-19, perhaps you have noticed a bare wall or an outdated artwork you would love to replace.  This photograph of a wallflower gone to seed is a reminder of the intricate patterns found in nature that can calm our souls during difficult times. 

Darlene Katz

"Waiting for Sunset"
Medium and Dimensions: Oil on Wood, 24"X36"
Value: $2,500 (inc tax)
Statement from the Artist: One of my favorite places in La Jolla!

Dana Levine

"Ancient Arts and Crafts"
Medium and Dimensions: Digital Photography, 11.75 x 7.75 (image)   20 x 16 (framed)
Value: $275 (inc tax)
Statement from the Artist: This digital photograph was created by merging two images; the elevator doors at the Lodge at Torrey Pines and an ancient metal mask.

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Sherry Roper  

"Among the Roses"
Medium and Dimensions: Oil on Linen, 14 x 11"
Value: $538.75 (inc tax)
Statement from the Artist: As we all endure the restrictions placed on us by the Covid-19 crisis, the simple pleasures in life seem all the more precious - like spending some time in a beautiful rose garden on a sunny, San Diego day!

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Sharon Hinckley

"You Got Mail"
Medium and Dimensions: Watercolor, 17 X 21 inches
Value: $497 (inc tax)
Statement: “You Got Mail” is an original Watercolor Painting by Sharon Hinckley  The scene depicts two mailboxes and a picket fence surrounded by red roses.  It is reminiscent of an earlier time when the pace was slower.  When people wrote letters by hand and people savored reading them . . . even saving them to read again and again.  Perhaps even passing them on to future generations. Now that we are being asked to stay in and slow down, it might be time to revive the fine Art of letter writing.

Mary Young Duarte

"In the Studio"
Medium and Dimensions: Oil, 20 X 24 inches
Value: $590 (inc tax)
Statement: The model was a close friend of mine and she agreed to pose for our small painting group. I loved the pose so it was fun to do.

Dottie Stanley


Medium and Dimensions: Oil, 40 X 30 inches

Price: $2,800 (incl tax)
Inspiration: People of everyday lives are coping with the stress of today’s Coronavirus. The chef finds himself out of work and spending his time being idle and engaging in a crossword puzzle.


Salli Sachse


"Into My Heart"

Medium and Dimensions: Oil, Belgian Linen, 18X20 inches

Price: $2,580 (incl tax)
Statement: I have always been attracted to the beauty of flowers and the mystery of their center. When I gaze at their inner workings my heart magically opens.

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Vita Sorrentino

"Madam B"

Medium and Dimensions: Water Media, 21 X 26 inches

Price: $1,100 (incl tax)

Statement: As I was creating Madam B, I tried to evoke the beauty of the butterfly without actually painting it. The analogous soothing purples and blues, plus the abstracted movements are part of the enigma of Madam B.

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Lindsay Ahart

"Electric Jellies"

Medium and Dimensions: Multi-media, 16X20 inches

Price: $200, including tax

Statement: I take a picture, paint the picture and then put it back into my computer to digitally add paint. This piece brings underwater peace to our crazy outdoor world right now. 

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Beverly Brock

"Shadow Plays for the Cat"

Medium and Dimensions: Digital art, 16X20 inches

(unframed; double-matted)

Price: $191.63, including tax

Statement: Created on my cell phone, the shadow is a picture of me. I added the guitar, found the cat on the internet, put everything together on my cell phone, and sent the image to my desktop computer. It's finished in Photoshop.  

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Jeffrey Brosbe

"Reflection #30"

Medium and Dimensions: Limited Edition Archival Photograph on Aluminum, 24X36 inches

Price: $484.88, including tax

Statement: Being attracted to light and shadow, I cannot pass a Frank Gehry building without photographing it. This is The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.  

Ann Chaitin

"Wild Fire"

Medium and Dimensions: Mixed media on canvas, 16X20 inches

Price: $350, including tax

Statement: Mixed media lends itself to working with varied textures and multiple layers, thus becoming a metaphor for the diversity and complexity of our lives. I explore the use of these layers and textures to express the ever-changing nature of personal landscape. For me, various natural elements often bring to mind a moment in time, and speak to me of the timeless, elemental nature of home. Our connection to the world around us, the places we seek as touchstones, those that remind us of the glory of nature and the peace of untouched spaces and these are underlying elements in my mixed media pieces.  

Leah Higgins

"Shell Beach, Summer 2019" 

Medium and Dimensions: Oil on canvas, 16X20 inches

Price: $950, including tax

Statement:  Inspired by the beauty and the lack of people on the beach at the time. But, enjoying the warm and wonderful ocean.  

Mark Sherman

"Shhh...Daddy's Sleeping"

Medium and Dimensions: Watercolor. Deckle edge image is approximately 17X24 inches (in a nominal 24X30 frame with outside dimensions 29X35 inches). 

Price: $700

Statement:  This composition is based on four photos I took on an African Safari. The sleeping male lion was photographed in Hwange Nation Park, Zimbabwe. He allegedly became the new pride leader after the infamous and popular lion named "Cecil" had been killed by an American dentist, an event that caused an international uproar.  

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John Valois


"Village Fog"

Medium and Dimensions: Digital painting, 16X24 inches

Price: $400, including tax

Statement: During these trying times, one feels hope and desire to

return to normalcy. Village Fog is a reminder of a better, quiet time.   

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Jennifer Taylor

"Little Pink Bucket"

Medium and Dimensions:  Oil on canvas, 14X11 inches

Price: $350, including tax

Statement:   Remember when our wonderful beaches were closed due to the COVID-19 safety precautions. Let this painting add smiles, cheer and hope, remembering the fearless enthusiasm of our little ones.  Today, we are blessed to be back enjoying the sun, sand, ocean and sport.  

Ralph Lazar


Medium and Dimensions:  Mixed media/mesh/acrylic/tape and pencil, 22X24 inches

Price: $500, including tax