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
Demonstrations: Wendy Denton
Secretary: Karen Sutton
Treasurer & Membership: Monica Lasgoity
Technology: Jennifer Moss

Committee/Event Chairs

Community Outreach: Barbara Liss
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