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Friends of Sumi-e Information

Friends of Sumi-e painting group is created with the merger of two Japanese brush painting groups in 2023, Washu-Kai and Taka Sumi-e Society.

Benefits of joining Friends of Sumi-e

Workshops, museum field trips, outdoor field trips to sketch and paint in nature, potlucks, holiday parties, and two annual art shows at San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park are just some of the opportunities students have to expand their knowledge of sumi-e and to enjoy socializing with fellow students.


For NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS, Click here to view the current Membership Registration Form.pdf


Annual Membership Fee Deadline

Our 2023 membership, which runs from July 1st to the following June 30th is only $20. 

To join or renew your membership, complete the Membership Registration Form above and mail the form and your check to Treasurer Cindy Morgan.

Leadership (June 2023 through May 2025)

Gaye Lingley, President

Vice President: Cliff Brown (Fall Exhibition Team Leader)*
Vice President: Deborah Pennell (Spring Exhibition Team Leader)
Secretary: Sylvia Nielsen
Treasurer: Cindy Morgan

*Cliff has informed us that due to unexpected circumstances

he will be unable to fulfill his obligations as Vice President

(Fall Exhibition Team Leader) so this position is open.

In order for Friends of Sumi-e to continue to be a successful society, we need everyone to get involved. 

Members can work together as co-chairs/team. 

The board welcomes you to be a part of a great team.

Please notify Gaye Lingley at if you are interested  in nominating someone (yourself, perhaps) or have further questions regarding the responsibilities of the positions. 

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