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 2021-2022

President: Gina Mims

V.P. Online Communications/Past President 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: David Hoffman

Plein Air Chair: Barbara Liss & Mary Beth Harrison

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