History and Purpose
A group of painters meeting in Washington Park, Pomona, held their first exhibition in the Pomona City Library in 1948. This enthusiastic art club became the POMONA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION in 1952. Its constitution and by-laws were adopted in January of that year. A move to the Pomona Mall in 1960 was the first of many homes for the Association.
Through the loyal, dedicated efforts of its members and friends, it has continued to serve the community, increasing the understanding of and appreciation for art and at the same time promoting and supporting many fine artists and artisans.
The Association is proud of the fact that its membership through the years has included outstanding award-winning artists who have achieved recognition and acclaim in the art world, such as MILFORD ZORNES, BETTY DAVENPORT FORD, DAVID W. SCOTT, & DON O’NEILL. As a member, you become part of its future history.
POMONA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION is a volunteer supported non-profit organization dedicated to the stimulation of creative interest, education and the enjoyment of art in all its various forms. Nominal yearly dues entitles anyone to become a member of this old and honored organization.
Gallery SOHO is a non-profit co-op gallery managed and staffed by volunteer artists, all members of PVAA. The Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10:30 AM to 8 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 7 PM.
Member artists show their work in the 2000 square foot gallery located in the Montclair Plaza, 2nd level, west side near Nordstrom.
If you are interested in showing & selling your art in Gallery SOHO, give us a call at (909) 624-4900 during business hours. We will send you information, an application, and look forward to seeing examples of your work!
Whether you are an artist or one who appreciates fine art, please consider becoming a member of Pomona Valley Art Association. You may download a membership application and mail with your check to:
Pomona Valley Art Association
P.O. Box 932
Claremont, CA 91711
2027 Montclair Plaza Lane
Montclair, CA 91763
Gallery SOHO Hours:
10:30 AM – 8 PM Monday through Saturday
11AM – 7PM every Sunday
Phone: (909) 624-4900
2017 Board of Directors
President – Jerius Williams
Vice President – Kathleen McCall
Treasurer – Elizabeth Moyer
Recording Secretary – Kassidee Williamsen
Membership – Renee Matter
Board Members At Large – Don Markofski, Marianne Galleon, Judy Gutierrez, Linda Hauser, James Ellison, John Bagley Jr.
Artists currently exhibiting at Gallery SOHO
**All artists retain copyright and ownership of their works displayed on this site**