Tthe April Cypress Art League Open Show had an outstanding exhibit of 221 pieces. I hope you were there. Our judge was Joyce Patti, Art Director at Cypress College, assisted by Paul Paiement. Winners will be on exhibit to the week of May 15th. I am so proud of our participants including those new to the League. I want to thank all the people who volunteered to help with our take-in.

The Best Of Show award went to Bienvenido Sibug. The Mayor's Award was given to Hedi Roethel, and the Frame Maker award went to Bob Meyer. There were a number of cash & goods awards from Art Supply Warehouse, Diamond Internantional Center, John Barcellona Flute, Seneca Contracting, Tom Hearn Realty, La Capilla Mexican Restaurant, the Whitney Team Realty Company, and Leon Picture Framing. The Board gave a special Julian Bloom award to Eric Seligman, and the OC Breeze gave a themed award for "Best Depiction of Orange County" to Joan Boryta. Seven Leisure World Art League members were among the winners. Ribbon winners included Steve Moore, Susie Ralston, Elizabeth Kennedy, Alice Sioson, Reni Schoedl, and Annavette Montgomery.

The May 20th 2pm meeting will be the last general meeting before the summer break. Our demonstrator will be Barbara Rogers showing techniques in colored pencil. We will also award scholarships to emerging artists and photographers from Cypress College who will bring examples of their work. We invite anyone interested in the meetings to bring a friend. The Community Center in located at 5700 Orange Avenue in Cypress.

There are still a few slots open for the watercolor workshop on May 5 by Fealing Lin. If you want to sign up, please contact Pat Edep at 714-527-7601.

For those who have not paid their dues, please send your money in to help keep the organization going. You are an important part of promoting the visual arts.

Your President

Pat Edep



Madame President




Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone is having a creative and successful 2018!

A little housekeeping is in order as we kick off a new season ... we've been working hard to update our membership database, making sure that everyone on our mailing list is a current member.

As much as we'd like to continue mailing to everyone in our original list , our organization also needs to spend its resources wisely. Regretfully, those who may have forgotten to pay their membership dues over the past year will be dropped from our database after this month.

We have so many exciting presenters scheduled for 2018, our two juried shows, having the opportunity to connect with fellow artists in our community-- we know you wouldn't want to miss out on all the fun! So, please take a moment and fill out the membership form (see our flier or click here). Mail it in with your dues or bring it with you to the next meeting, and you won't miss a thing! After all, your support and participation is what make the Cypress Art League such a vibrant, strong organization.

We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Hedi Roethel, Membership Chair



the Cypress Art League


The Cypress Art League is a non-profit organization located in Cypress, California. It was incorporated in 1969 to promote understanding and enjoyment of the arts among the citizens of the communities represented. Members include artists of all mediums, photographers, and patrons of the arts.

Meetings are held at regular intervals as announced on this website. Nationally acclaimed artists lecture and demonstrate their art during these meetings. Visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to join in the many events sponsored throughout the year.

Members bring examples of their art for judging at the general meetings and the winning entries are displayed on this website.

Open juried art shows are held twice a year during community art events. Prize money is awarded in numerous categories and artists are acknowledged at a public awards presentation.

The Art League currently supports and assists the city in scheduling and exhibiting art in the Cypress Community Center Art Gallery. These shows feature local artists' work, and are available to the public, free of charge.

All-inclusive tours of local museums and cultural events are offered throughout the year. It is our aim to provide first-class service at affordable prices. See our TOURS page on this website for currently planned tours.

Plein-Air painting excursions to local coastal areas, nature parks, and scenic vistas are scheduled six times a year. Member artists are always on-site and available to offer advice, critique others' work, and have a good time in general.

To encourage the study of the arts, scholarships are awarded to deserving students enrolled full-time in fine arts and photography at the Cypress Community College. Also, many member artists assist local primary and secondary schools with their art programs.




2018-2019 Board of Directors

President ... Pat Edep

1st VP ... Carrol Wolf

2nd VP (Programs) ... Mary McGlasson

3rd VP (Exhibits) ... Bob Meyer

4th VP John Fox

Secretary ... Wendy Hultquist

Treasurer ... Annette Rose



Standing Committee ChairPersons

Publicity ... Sandra Penn

Competitions ... Karen Jackson

Shows & Exhibits ... Bob Meyer

WorldWideWeb ... John Brent

Scholarships, Program Demonstrator ... Mary McGlasson

Membership ... Hedi Roethel

Tours & Hospitality ... Pamela Clauss



If you have any questions & you'd like to speak to one of the board members, feel free to call ...




Pat Edep ...



Bob Meyer ...