Yosemite Sierra Artists (formerly Yosemite Western Artists) is a non-profit organization for artists and art patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Yosemite area.

YSA offers art workshops, demos, and social gatherings for painters and photographers since 1971. We encourage “the practice of craft” to enhance the enjoyment and skill of artists of all media.

We invite you to join us for the camaraderie and support of fellow artists.


YSA Executive Board 2022-2023

President: Barbara Liss

Past President:  Gina Mims

V.P. Online Communications: Kerby Smith

VP Non-Profit/Charity: Wendy Denton

Demonstrations: Wendy Denton

Secretary: Barbara Liss

Treasurer: Jennifer Moss

Membership: Monica Lasgoity

Committee/Event Chairs

Community Outreach: Dottie Lee

Portrait Group: Lura Schwarz Smith

Photo Chair: Kerby Smith

Plein Air Chair: Mary Beth Harrison & Lisa Zylstra

Women’s Voices: Wendy Denton & Jennifer Moss

Art Center at Gallery Row: Carolyn Hartling

Visitor’s Center Venue Chair: Rotating

United Security Bank Curators: Sheila Boyd, Vicki Thomas & Teresa Sharp

Historian: Norma Rogers