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PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

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PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

EIN: 95-2270012


Mission

Mission Statement: Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is dedicated to educating, enriching and building community through equal and inclusive access to the visual arts. Located at the southernmost tip of Los Angeles County, we strive to be a catalyst for the advancement of LA art, culture and its global impact. Founded in 1931, PVAC continues to make art accessible through free exhibitions, affordable classes in all media, scholarships, elementary school-based art education and artist residencies, special education for low income and at-risk youth, outreach partnerships in the community, and support for our artist groups. Vision Statement: We believe in the power of art to spark the imagination, be an agent for change, and unlock unlimited possibilitie

Ruling year info

1964

CEO/Executive Director

Daniela Saxa-Kaneko

Main address

5504 Crestridge Rd.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 USA

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EIN

95-2270012

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Non-adult children

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Art At Your Fingertips

Art At Your Fingertips is a Palos Verdes Art Center school-based outreach program. This program brings visual arts education to elementary school classrooms from developmental kindergarten through sixth grade. Started in 1976 by PVAC volunteers dismayed by the loss of art education in the schools, 300 volunteer docents attend ten on-site workshops in order to deliver five, quality, standards-based art projects to 7,000 students grades DK-5 in every public and private school on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This venerable program has developed partnerships to expand PVAC’s reach beyond the Peninsula to ethnically diverse, underserved students throughout Los Angeles County.

At training workshops, the artist who developed each project teaches the volunteers who, in turn, teach the students in their individual classrooms. Training stresses the methodology as well as the art historical and cultural context for each project. The program culminates each spring when more than 1,000 pieces of student art from all participating schools and grade levels fill the Art Center galleries in a month-long exhibition.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Special Mornings is a venerable Palos Verdes Art Center program serving the neediest segment of the population, children and adults with special needs. Special Mornings serves special education classes (ages 5 and up) throughout Los Angeles County. These classes come from the poorest Title 1 schools. Through art activities, participants develop small motor skills, learn to focus on a task and see a project through to completion. They also develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable to their academic curriculum.

Special Mornings began in 1981 as a program for differently-abled students and has expanded to include special needs adults at Canyon Verde Activity Center in Redondo Beach. Annually, seven Title 1 LAUSD schools participate in a five-week sequential art education program teaching the basics of art, enhancing the special needs students’ communication skills and self-esteem. Students come to the Art Center for their classes and also tour exhibitions, all of which is provided free of charge, including transportation.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

At The Studio School at Palos Verdes Art Center we believe in the power of art to ignite the imagination and be an agent for change. We stand united with our artists, educators and students in support of a democracy that celebrates diversity, promotes understanding, exhibits compassion and nurtures the creative spirit of our community. We are deeply committed to providing a welcoming environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, or ability. Our mission is to provide equal access to arts for all.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Non-adult children

Free art exhibitions, featuring national, international and regionally significant artists and juried exhibitions. Related educational programming includes docent tours, lectures, essays, and supplementary workshops.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Palos Verdes Art Center workshop programs and artist residencies have been approved for inclusion in the Arts Education Program Directory of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Multi-week residency programs with artist-taught lessons meeting California visual arts standards are available to elementary schools in the South Bay. Each has been successfully pioneered in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Established by Judy Herman in memory of her husband, the John Wessel Photography Program is Palos Verdes Art Center’s newest education outreach. The program is designed to provide a creative outlet to low-income youth with the hope of sparking a lifelong passion for photography. The instruction was held most recently, July – August 2019, at the Family Resource Center at Harbor Village Apartments in Harbor City in partnership with Project Access, a non-profit dedicated to giving low-income families the tools to break the cycle of poverty.

The teaching artist will be Henry Cherry, a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and artist based in Los Angeles, California. Cherry studied painting and film at Antioch College in Ohio and at the University of Texas Radio, Television and Film School. His work as a chef, ranch hand, bar owner, and musician has enabled him to think out of the box, which aided in the creation of this program. A child of the South, Cherry brings his rich life experience to the program.

“Much of my photojournalism and documentary work has featured artists and musicians, including Matjames Metson, Craig Stecyk, and jazz legend Henry Grimes, each of whom imbues their creations with a striking sense of wonder and mirth,” he states. “I was raised by a surgeon and medical professor who continually stressed a particular lesson he learned in medical school – the antidote to anxiety is action. Add in a large dose of fun and you have the building blocks for an after-school arts education program.”

The artist describes his goals for the program in this way, “Finding the heart of life’s absurdity in a still image is the true lesson of photography. The three biggest things great photographers do are simple, not easy, but simple – they get themselves into the right place, find the best light, and frame the photograph with finesse. But outside of the camera, you have to know how to interact with the people, places and things you photograph. As much as a photography class should explore light and angles and framing organically, it should offer playfulness of spirit and kind intent. If you’re having fun, your subjects respond. Photography is something you can do for the rest of your life.”

The program is funded by the John Wessel Photography Endowment with additional support provided by Paul’s Photo in Torrance, and Polaroid Originals, providers of Polaroid cameras and film.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Total number of free admissions

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Artists and performers

Related Program

Exhibitions Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Gallery Attendance Class Meetings AAYF Meetings & Events

Average dollar price for classes

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Artists and performers

Related Program

The Studio School

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

The Studio School

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of exhibitions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Adults, Children and youth, Artists and performers

Related Program

Exhibitions Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Founded in 1931, the Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is located at the southernmost tip of Los Angeles County, and is dedicated to educating, enriching and building community through equal and inclusive access to the visual arts. At Palos Verdes Art Center, we strive to be a catalyst for the advancement of LA art, culture, and its global impact. As a part of our mission, we continue to make art accessible through free exhibitions, affordable classes in all media, provide scholarships and elementary school-based art education, as well as artist residencies. PVAC also takes a special interest in providing these and other services in Special Education and Art Education for low income and at-risk youth. We provide outreach partnerships in the community, and support for our artist groups on a continuing basis. We at the PVAC believe in the power of art to spark the imagination, be an agent for change, and unlock unlimited possibilities for community engagement and personal empowerment for all.

Sustaining our Exhibitions: PVAC brings in captivating exhibitions that showcase the work of both established and emerging artists. These exhibitions not only inspire and engage visitors but also provide artists with a platform to share their stories and perspectives.
Empowering Education: Our educational programs give children and adults alike the opportunity to explore art and develop their skills. From after-school art classes for local youth to workshops for seniors, we create transformative experiences for all.
Supporting Community Outreach: We engage with underserved communities, making art accessible to those who may not have the means or opportunities otherwise. Through outreach programs, we can foster inclusivity and bridge gaps in our community.
Enabling Innovation: Investing in technology and resources to adapt to the changing world, we are apt to stay at the forefront of artistic innovation, ensuring that we can continue to inspire and engage audiences in diverse and meaningful ways.

Financials

PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9.94

Average of 20.83 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

24.7

Average of 7.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20%

Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $216,100 -$256,820 -$953,087 $2,653,659 -$279,849
As % of expenses 9.5% -12.6% -59.3% 162.3% -15.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$50,211 -$496,220 -$1,185,092 $2,427,788 -$505,578
As % of expenses -2.0% -21.8% -64.4% 130.5% -25.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,299,182 $1,624,925 $682,384 $3,276,313 $2,436,887
Total revenue, % change over prior year -18.3% -29.3% -58.0% 380.1% -25.6%
Program services revenue 13.5% 18.0% 34.7% 1.8% 4.0%
Membership dues 2.6% 3.5% 11.3% 2.3% 2.5%
Investment income 6.0% 9.2% 17.2% 3.0% 4.6%
Government grants 0.9% 4.1% 0.0% 5.8% 8.2%
All other grants and contributions 18.3% 21.9% 31.2% 44.3% 26.2%
Other revenue 58.6% 43.4% 5.6% 42.8% 54.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,285,323 $2,033,511 $1,608,210 $1,634,534 $1,779,226
Total expenses, % change over prior year -13.6% -11.0% -20.9% 1.6% 8.9%
Personnel 44.3% 51.7% 55.3% 55.7% 47.0%
Professional fees 19.2% 15.0% 16.4% 9.4% 13.4%
Occupancy 2.7% 6.4% 1.5% 4.8% 9.7%
Interest 0.2% 0.3% 0.9% 0.8% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
All other expenses 33.7% 26.6% 25.8% 29.3% 29.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,551,634 $2,272,911 $1,840,215 $1,860,405 $2,004,955
One month of savings $190,444 $169,459 $134,018 $136,211 $148,269
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $448,611
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,742,078 $2,442,370 $1,974,233 $1,996,616 $2,601,835

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.3 0.9 4.7 24.5 24.7
Months of cash and investments 31.4 34.1 39.1 63.2 53.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 29.7 32.3 34.8 53.8 45.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $431,382 $147,375 $628,234 $3,336,681 $3,667,357
Investments $5,549,859 $5,630,612 $4,605,572 $5,267,738 $4,278,496
Receivables $1,110 $8,050 $973 $99,957 $77,575
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,808,263 $6,826,961 $6,832,874 $6,832,874 $6,851,720
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 25.7% 29.1% 32.5% 35.8% 39.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.4% 1.7% 5.6% 9.6% 6.4%
Unrestricted net assets $10,714,743 $10,218,523 $9,033,431 $11,461,219 $10,955,641
Temporarily restricted net assets $250,208 $273,626 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $150,760 $150,760 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $400,968 $424,386 $502,824 $576,294 $657,063
Total net assets $11,115,711 $10,642,909 $9,536,255 $12,037,513 $11,612,704

Key data checks

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO/Executive Director

Daniela Saxa-Kaneko

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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PALOS VERDES ART CENTER / BEVERLY G ALPAY CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
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Board chair

Paul Mason

Ann Buxton

Karen Peterson

Sheri Gill

Evelyn Kita

Maude Landon

Moise Innocent, Jr.

Elizabeth Walter

Sandro J. Winkworth

Errol Gordon

Daniela Saxa-Kaneko

Vince Frasso

Jacqueline Johnson

Nancy Zinner

Paula Mannion-Farrow

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/5/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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