Dottie Stanley - Renee Corwin

Dottie Stanley: President of Patrons of the Prado, founder Allied Artists Association of San Diego

Dottie Stanley's six decades of community service include Currently President of Patrons of the Prado (until September, 2009), founder and immediate past president of Allied Artists Association of San Diego, former president of La Jolla Art Association, former board member of San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, former board member of the YWCA, former president of the Executive Women's Council, University Club, co-founder and past president of American Businesswomen's Association of La Jolla, current board member of Charter 100, juror in the first Annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, (invited) member of Salmagundi (Art) Club of New York, and more. She won the 2007 Living Legacy Award for the Women's International Center for her work with women in finances and art. She is included in the Best of America Oil Artists published by Kennedy Publishers being released in 2009. Her own artwork is in collections of university presidents, architectural curators, corporate leaders and art enthusiasts world wide. Stanley has been a Vice President and financial advisor for Merrill Lynch since 1989.

What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

"As founder and past president of AAASD, our mission, and my personal one as well, is to discover beauty in our surroundings, convey that beauty through individual artistic expression, and engage the viewer to interpret it in a meaningful way. The ultimate goal is to promote appreciation for the visual arts so that art becomes part of our individual and collective spiritualities, connecting to one another on a daily basis, and just to make the world a more beautiful place for all. Through art associations such as AAASD, we can educate the community about the visual arts and engage youth as well as middle aged persons and elders to the cultural experience of fine art"