Pioneer Arts
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Pioneer Arts Incorporated is a nonprofit association that works to promote the visual arts and artists of Western Nevada County. The organization was founded in 1965 by a group of dedicated artists who met regularly to paint together. Today, Pioneer Arts provides a friendly and supportive meeting place for artists of all skill levels and for others who are interested in visual arts. Activities are designed to inspire and encourage members and guests in their artistic pursuits as well as to encourage community service in the arts.

Each year Pioneer Arts schedules 10 general meetings each on the second Wednesday of the month. The highlight of the general meeting is the presentation by a guest artist in the form of a demonstration or lecture. These informative sessions are open to the public and are free unless we secure a nationally recognized artist Then, a small fee will be charged to the public.
November through March meetings are held from 1 PM to 3 PM . May through October the meetings are from 7 PM to 9 PM. The meetings are located at the Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley.
To complete the year two informal gatherings are held in July and December.

Pioneer Arts sponsors two art sales and exhibitions annually; a Spring Membership Show and in the Fall the Northern Mines Show which is juried and open to all visual artists located in Northern and Central California.
Pioneer Arts also sponsors Art in Public Places, a program which provides the opportunity for members to exhibit their work at local businesses.

How To Join
Those interested in becoming members of Pioneer Arts are invited to attend the next general meeting.
Annual dues are $35 for individual membership or $60 for two people in the same household. Dues covers membership from July 1st through June 30th.The fee includes a subscription to our monthly newsletter, The Nugget, which is an excellent source of information about art activities and events in our community, Western Nevada County, and State-wide as well as features about art techniques and art history. Member advertising is also available. The annual membership also includes free links to member-artists websites from our website: If you have any questions, please email:

There are three ways to join:

  • Click on the Online Membership Form and pay using PayPal ( you do not need to have an account with PayPal to use PayPal online.  Online Membership Form

Pioneer Arts 
c/o Membership
PO Box 674
Grass Valley, Ca. 95945

  • Or attend one of our meetings
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