Below is our list of our recurring monthly and annual events.
We also have many special events throughout the year. Please check out our  calendar page to get the latest scoop!

Live Model Painting, Fridays

All are welcome to paint/draw/photograph/sculpt from hired models at Gertrude School House in Ahwahnee, CA. We meet every Friday from 9:30 am—12:30 pm. (Barring some holidays and bad weather.) Cost is $7.00 for YWA members, and $10.00 for guests. Please call Doug Boomer 559-642-3648, or email for more information. Please visit (and like) our Facebook page for the latest scoop on all of our events


Plein Air, Monthly

Outings are scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each month. Interested parties meet in the CVS parking lot in Oakhurst at 9:00 AM where car-pooling arrangements are made to the eventual destination. Cost is $3.00 for YWA members and $5.00 for non-members. To stay informed of YWA meetings outings, exhibits and special events follow YWA on Facebook Plein Air Coordinator: Terry Robinson


Photo Group, Monthly 

Coordinator: Jerry Bosworth

Meets every Second Thursday of the Month, 7-9 pm

Stellar Gallery 40982 Hwy 41, Suite 1, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Each meeting has a theme. For details, check out Facebook page:


Fun With Photoshop Group, Monthly

1st Wednesday of the Month 6pm

Timberline Gallery 40982 Hwy 41, Suite , Oakhurst, CA 93644

Fun With Photoshop is a group lead by Zygmund Zee, a 30-year user of Photoshop that explores the newest and older tools of Photoshop and offers assistance with participant’s projects. The group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6 pm, at Timberline Gallery 40982 Highway 41, Suite 6, Oakhurst, Ca. Everyone is welcome, YWA members and visitors (at no charge). For further information you may call Zygmund @559- 683-0762 or Norma Rogers @559-642-7485.


General Meeting and Demonstration, Monthly

(Except July and August)

11:00 am General Meeting

11:30 Potluck

12:00 Demonstration
Yosemite Western Artists gather monthly at the Gertrude School. There’s a brief general meeting, a potluck lunch, and wraps up with an artist’s demo.

Fees vary per speaker, $5-15 for members and $10-$25 for guests.


Current Events:

Yosemite Plein Air Classes, Yosemite Art Center, Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, April 2 – Oct 22, 2018