April 2018 Paint Rag

Volume 75, Issue 10

Karen Werner

Realistic Oil Painting – Loose and Poetic

Oil Painting Demonstration
At the San Fernando Valley Art Club Meeting
Tuesday April 3, 2018 – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Karen Werner is a Southern California based artist who began her artistic journey when she was a young girl. She continued her art journey at California State University, Fullerton and went on to a Masters in Education at Claremont Graduate University. She paints every day and believes that “practice is the key to steady growth as an artist.” She has also studied with many well known artists such as Milford Zornes, Chris Van Winkle, Carol Marine and Greg La Rock. She is the recipient of many awards.

Karen works in oil and watercolor and aims to paint “realistically, but in a loose poetic way.” She paints a wide range of subjects, and also teaches a watercolor class and oil painting workshops in her home studio.

Please join us for this informative and enjoyable evening.

You can see more of her lovely work here:




The SFVAC has paid for a space at the Simi Valley Street Fair that will be held on May 12, 2018. It is a one day fair that should get about 20,000 people visiting. If you are interested in participating, please let Trisha Bennett know and she will send you the  information. The fee for each person would be $35.

Trisha Bennett – [email protected]

Coming Up in May and June

May 1, 2018 – Chuck Kovacic will demonstrate water-based oils.  For more information, click on this link: http://chuckkovacicarts.com/.

June 5, 2018 – Christina Ramos will demonstrate Acrylics.  The link to her website is:  http://www.christinaramosart.com/home.

March Mini-Art Show Winner


Dues Reminder

If you haven’t renewed yet for 2018, please mail your check for $40.00 to SFVAC, P.O. Box 16404, Encino, CA 91416 or bring it to the next meeting.


Thank You, Milton Decker!

Milton Decker gave an enjoyable and thorough demonstration in his presentation of “Perspective in Action” at our March 6th meeting. He covered both one and two point perspectives and provided everyone with paper, pencils and a straight edge so that we could draw using the principles he explained.  We ended up with a basic drawing for a cityscape in two-point perspective.


Words and Photos Provided by Trisha Bennett

2018 San Fernando Valley Art Club Scholarship

The SFVAC is committed to continuing its scholarship program. It will present another scholarship award in 2018 to a deserving art student. If you are able to help in this worthwhile program, make your check out to SFVAC and note “Miriam Thorin Scholarship Program” on the memo line.

Forward your check to San Fernando Valley Art Club, P.O. Box 16404, Encino, CA 91416. Your donation will make a difference in fostering the arts in our communities.

Display Your Work at Local Venues

Artist Alley
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center
23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas
Call Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782

Coffee Fix
12508 Moorpark St., Studio City
(818) 762-0181
Go into Coffee Fix and inquire about showing your work.  No commission.

Daphne’s Desserts
13646 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks
(818) 906-4991
Email:  [email protected]
Commission:  30%

Moby’s Coffee & Tea
5668 Cahuenga Blvd.,
North Hollywood
(818) 579-4761, Email samples to
[email protected]
Commission:  20%.  If credit card is used, credit card fee added.

M Street Coffee
13251 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks
(818) 907-1400
Email samples to [email protected]
Commission:  25%.

Upcoming Art Events

DatesEvent Title and LinkLocation
April 28, 2018The Pancakes & Booze Art ShowMid-Wilshire Los Angeles
April 28-29, 2018
Also in November (no dates yet)
Jackalope PasadenaPasadena Central Park
April 29, 2018Brentwood Art FestivalSan Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
May 4, 2018SFS Art Fest 2018Santa Fe Springs
May 5-6, 2018Calabasas Fine Arts FestivalCalabasas Civic Center & the Commons
May 12 & 13, 2018Studio City 2018 Rotary Art ShowMoorpark Park, Studio City
May 19 & 20, 2018Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead Art & Wine FetivalTavern Bay Beach Club, Lake Arrowhead
May 20 & 21, 2018
and October 20-21, 2018
Beverly Hills artSHOW
Beverly Gardens Park
(dogs welcome)
May 20, 2018Balboa Island ArtwalkBalboa Island
May 26 & 27, 2018Arts Alive FestivalCamarillo
May 26 & 27, 2018Art in the ParkOjai
May 26 - June 24, 2018 and September 1-3, 2018Fiesta HermosaDowntown Hermosa Beach
May 26-28, 2018Topanga DaysTopanga Community Center
June 2, 2018Irvine Studio Arts FestivalHeritage Park, Irvine
July 4, 2018The Fourth of July Art ShowThe Old Mission, Santa Barbara
July 7 & 8, 2018
September 1-3, 2018
Morro Bay Art in the ParkMorro Bay City Park
November 30 - December 2, 2018Harvest FestivalPomona Fairplex
Artist CallsOpportunities for Artists to Exhibit in the WestVaries
Artist CallsCalifornia Arts Council