UP CLOSE and Personal

Women in the Arts Authors, Artists & Performers

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Painting by Carol Mulvihill, one of the featured artists at the AAUW event.


Local authors, artists and performers will be the highlight of the Big Bear Valley American Association of University Women special event, Women in the Arts. Net proceeds of the event will benefit programs for young Big Bear Valley Women including Tech Trek, scholarships, and Speech Trek. The event takes place on Sunday, September 10th, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Performing Arts Center (PAC).


Art displays, live music, a panel discussion with the artists on Inside the Creative Process, hors d’oeuvres and wine, plus an extensive silent auction, are part of this fundraising event. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, if not sold out.

Featured honorees include: pianist-Barbara King, painter-Carol Mulvihill, cellist/educator-Sharon Rizzo, writer/photo journalist-Kathy Portie, stained glass artist- Diana Wondergem, mixed media mosaic artist-Jeannie Antes, and author-Yvonne Phillips.

The Big Bear Valley AAUW thanks their generous sponsors who are supporting this event, including: Barnstorm Café, Sonora Cantina, Sweet Basil Bistro, Alpenhorn, Sister My Sister Bakery, Azteca, and the Copper Q.

Each year, the Big Bear Valley branch of AAUW sends local 7th grade girls to Tech Trek Summer Camp for a week of STEM learning and activities. Scholarships and awards for Speech Trek are also awarded annually.

The Women in the Arts Fundraiser supports the organization’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

September 2 is the deadline for advance ticket purchase. For tickets and information contact Sandy Senft at 909-866-7304.


Big Bear Valley American Association of University Women

is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation (Tax ID 81-2834843) in good standing.