Sylvia Winstein Emeriti Arts & Crafts Exhibit

Illustration of the Joy of the Beach

For one day every May, the Sylvia Winstein Emeriti Arts and Crafts Exhibit has transformed the California Room of the Faculty Center into a gallery of earthly delights. UCLA Emeriti and their spouses are invited to show their original productions at the show. Newly retired exhibitors are encouraged to participate. The event is a high point of the Emeriti year and culminates with a celebrated buffet, an epicure's delight.

In 2003 the Emeriti Arts & Crafts Exhibit was renamed the Sylvia Winstein Emeriti Arts & Crafts Exhibit to honor Sylvia's decades long dedication to this event. Her talent and energy as Chair shaped the art show into a beloved institution. Sylvia Winstein's enthusiasm and love for the artists and their work remains in happy memory.

How To Show Your Work at the Art Show

All Emeritus/Emeritas Professors and or spouses are eligible to show their original arts or crafts work at the show.

Please call the Emeriti/Retirees Center at (310) 825-7456 or email us at if you have any questions.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Emeriti Arts and Crafts Exhibit

This upcoming event will be jointly presented by the UCLA Emeriti Association, the UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center, and the UCLA Retirees Association. Through their commitment and perseverance, a total of 25 artists, including members and spouses from both the Emeriti Association and the Retirees Association, will showcase a variety of artworks on May 21. The exhibition categories will include acrylic painting, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry, oil painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor painting, and more.

Please visit the Emeriti/Retiree Arts and Crafts Exhibit.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • 11 am – 4 pm
  • Morrison Room (formerly California Room), UCLA Faculty Club

Shirley Ho, Chair, 2024 Joint Art Show

Register online or return card sent with paper invitation

2024 Emeriti Arts

Artist's Statement

"When I retired from the UCLA Psychology Department in Summer 2013 after 32 years, I began thinking about painting. I’d always been interested in art and enjoyed going to museums and galleries, but never pursued anything while I was a busy professor and mom of twins. I began taking watercolor painting classes from an outstanding teacher, Shelley Lazarus, and have found it to be a wonderful creative outlet, tension reducer, and way to explore a looser, freer way of being. In contrast to writing a professional paper or giving an academic lecture which is planned and rigorous, watercolor paints flow into each other, creating unexpected and interesting effects over which the artist has only partial control. My subject matter includes people (mostly from the back since I’m not that great at painting faces), real and stuffed animals, flowers, leaves, landscapes and occasional abstracts. Over time, I have begun exploring different techniques, as well as different types of mixed media, and feel like I still have so much to learn. As I continue to supervise students and see a few clients, I feel that I have become more intuitive, reflective and affectively attuned in my work as a result of painting."

— Jill Waterman