Events & Meetings

This page contains links to information about Society workshops, meetings and related painting group activities.

Annual Art Show

Friends of Taka Sumi-e society 18th annual Art Show and sale of contemporary Japanese brush paintings by local artists studying sumi-e and other Japanese painting techniques.   We celebrate the Year of the Rat with Sumi-e painting demonstrations, live Japanese Shakuhachi and Koto music performances, wearable art fashion show, Tea Ceremony, and door prizes.  The Art Show is Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2020 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  

This event is FREE.

Setup for members is Friday March 20 from 10am to 7pm.

Workshops & Meetings

Friends of Taka Sumi-e society workshop meetings are held the first Saturday of every month, September through May, in Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  A brief FOT membership meeting follows the workshop, from 11:30 am to Noon.  Please bring your own tea mug.  Hot water and tea are provided. A potluck is voluntary.  (Alternative locations to Room 104 will be announced.)

Kinue Kai Silk Painting Group

Friends of Taka Sumi-e silk painters meet monthly at 10:30 am at Leucadia Pizza, 7748 Regents Road, La Jolla 92122. The group’s new name, Kinue Kai, simply means Silk Painting Group. Kinu is silk; e is painting; Kai is meeting group.  (Of course mashi painters are incognito within the group.  And we love this special touch). 

Tuesday Painters

Tuesday Painters is a group of FOT members and sumi-e students who meet to paint outdoors, or plein air painting. The informal group meets the 1st, 3rd, 4th and any 5th Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 am until Noon.  If you'd like to join in with the Tuesday Painters, contact Gaye Lingley  Any suggestions as to places to paint are appreciated.  This is a great way to expand artistic horizons and sumi-e really lends itself to the out-of-doors.