The Associates of Idyllwild Arts present our annual Holiday Party on Saturday December 12, 2020 at 5 PM.  Keeping safe and socially responsible, this years party will be virtual and be presented with ZOOM.

Join us for a full line up of fun and entertainment; just bring your beverage of choice.

Our Speaker will be Pamela Jordan, President of Idyllwild Arts.  Ms Jordan will give us all an update on the Academy’s Fall semester and the upcoming Springs semester.

A celebrity reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas will be presented by stage, screen, and television stars Wendie Malick and Dan Lauria.  You, your family and friends of all ages will enjoy this Christmas classic.

Our entertainment includes jazz singer ROSE MALLETT, a favorite of Jazz in the Pines. Most recently, Rose starred in the Associates production of Women in Jazz.  Watch and listen as Rose puts her very special  spin on the holiday favorites.

Just added:  Vocalist Rose Colella with the Rose Colella Trio. Rose is another star of our production of Women in Jazz.  Rose will sing some Christmas classics including Santa Baby.

No Holiday Party would be complete without an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest.  The virtual contest winner’s photograph will be shared with the Town Crier with all the bragging rights.  Time to find that very special sweater.

Last but not least, a virtual auction for one of the Associates amazing Holiday Gift Baskets.

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This event is free to all members, family, and guests.  Please invite your friends and those who may be interested in the Associates.

Would you like to help the Associates continue to present events like this for our community?  Please consider donating to the Associates; simply click on this link:

We hope to see you SATURDAY DECEMBER 12 at 5:00.

Our ZOOM link:

Meeting ID 965 1013 1801

Remember, all our welcome and the evening is free!  Please contacts us at with any questions.






Founded in 1968, the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation has been supporting students of all ages wanting an arts education.  For over 50 years, the Associates have donated nearly $2,5 million dollar dollars for student scholarships to Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program, once known as ISOMATA.

Our community activities include art auctions, celebrity performances, and, lets not forget, a 21 year run of producing Jazz in the Pines; after the leadership change four years ago, we continued our support by organizing 300 volunteers a year.  As a 100% volunteer organization we have no paid staff nor physical offices; all our revenue is donated to Idyllwild Arts.

To act as a nonprofit association for the support
of education in the arts
particularly the programs offered by the Idyllwild
Arts Academy & Summer Program.
We also provide activities for the local community

The Associates have always been there to assist Idyllwild Arts; no matter what the situation; that includes the Pandemic of 2020.  We found ways to donate over $60,000 in the Spring of 2020, we have recently made a  donation from our Endowment Fund.  However the needs and challenges facing Idyllwild Arts today are greater than any in our past.  The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 has created a sharp increase in the need for student scholarships for both the Academy and Summer Program of the school.  The exposure to and creation of art has proven to be a healing tool for children and adults alike.  The expenses of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) needed during the Pandemic continue to rise.  The cost of student, faculty, and staff testing, food services changes, and physical changes needed on campus are extremely expensive.

We are here to help as we have done for over 50 years.  Today I ask you to assist the Associates in building a fund which will allow more students of all ages to attend the Academy and Summer Program of Idyllwild Arts.  100% of your donation will become part of our 2020 Special Student Scholarship Fund.  The Associates are a California 501©3 Non-Profit Corporation; after consultation with your tax advisor, your gift may be tax deductible.


To donate to our Student Scholarship Fund by check, please make your check payable to the Associates/Scholarship Fund and mail to the Associates of IAF/Scholarship Fund, PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92540.  If you have any questions, please email us at or call (951) 659-2171 ext2333.

On behalf of the Associates and the student artists of the world, we thank you for your generosity and support.  Please remember that 100% of any donation to the Associates will benefit the students of Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.

The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation
PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 659-2131 x2333
Facebook:  Associatesofiaf

California 501©3 Non-Profit Tax ID: 33-0035443

Idyllwild Arts Face Masks

Show your school spirit!  Support Idyllwild Arts!  Support the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation!   An ideal and fun way to show your support for Idyllwild Arts while staying safe!  The Idyllwild Arts face masks can be yours for a $10 donation.  It is easy to order:  Go to GIVE on this website; enter the quantity and mailing address in the Special Comments box on the donate page.  Securely enter your credit card information or Pay Pal account.  Any questions or if you prefer to pay by check, email   Mail orders with address, quantity, and a check payable to the Associates of IAF to PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549

The masks are generous in size; they measure about 16″ from end to end when stretched open.

All proceeds will be donated to Idyllwild Arts.  The postage is paid by a donor , so 100% of your donation will go to Idyllwild Arts.


Our SPOTLIGHT on LEADERSHIP Series returns on Monday June 8 at 10 AM. All Associates’ meetings and presentations will be presented online with ZOOM; we have no planned in-person group meetings

Vice President of Educational Programs at Idyllwild Arts Academy
“Evaluating Online versus On-Site Learning in Arts Education”

Online Monday June 8, 2020 @ 10 AM
Our monthly General Meeting will follow

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 998 5354 1352

Mobile telephone access is always available


Our Spotlight on Leadership series returns on May 11, 2020. The speaker will be Mark Davis, Vice President, Summer and Auxiliary Programs of Idyllwild Arts. This is your chance to ask and learn about the new reimagined Summer Program and what opportunities await you in our Online Summer Program. Learn about summer, see your friends, all from the comfort of your own home. This meeting will be virtual using ZOOM.

If you’d like to be part of this Virtual Meeting, please email us at The ZOOM link will be sent to you.

SPOTLIGHT on LEADERSHIP – Summer Program 2020
Monday May 11, 2020
10 AM
Be part of our virtual meeting using ZOOM



The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation present a one-day-only performance of Women of Jazz on Saturday November 9, 2019 at 2 PM. Learn about the landmark women performers in the world of jazz while enjoying the sounds of Rose Mallett, Yves Evans, and Rose Colella with the musicians of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Department including both students and faculty. This will be the first time all three of these women have performed on the same stage. The performance is a fundraiser to support to Scholarship Funds of the Jazz Music students of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation.

Saturday November 9, 2019 at 2 PM
William M Lowman Concert Hall
Idyllwild Arts Academy Campus

There are two ticket options:
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 per person
VIP: $50.00 per person

VIP includes preferred seating and an invitation to a “Meet and Greet” immediately following the performance in the Parks Exhibition Gallery on the Idyllwild Arts Campus. There is a limited number of VIP tickets available.

Purchase Tickets Here

or by mailing a check to the “Associates/Jazz”, PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Sponsorships are available; contact us at (951) 659-2171 x2333

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The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the mission of supporting the students of Idyllwild Arts.