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
July 7 - September 1, 2018Pageant of the Masters650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
September 14-16, 201860th Annual Catalina Festival of ArtAvalon, Catalina Island
September 23, 2018Topanga Vintage MarketPierce College
September 27-30, 2018
October 27 & 28, 2018
Pop Art Photo ShowSanta Monica Barker Hanger
September 28 - October, 2018Art San DiegoBalboa Park, San Diego
October 5-7, 2018Harvest Festival Art & Craft ShowVentura County Fairgrounds
October 6, 2018Granada Hills Street FaireGranada Hills (Chatsworth Street between Zelzah and Encino Avenues)
October 7, 2018Encino Family FestivalVentura Boulevard (between Balboa and Amestoy)
October 13 & 14, 20182018 Brewery Art WalkThe Brewery, Downtown Los Angeles
October 20 & 21, 2018Beverly Hills artShowBeverly Gardens Park
October 21, 2018Sherman Oaks Street FairVentura Blvd between Van Nuys and Kester
October 21 & 22, 2018Hermosa Beach Fine Arts FestivalCommunity Center on Pacific Coast Highway
November 2-4, 2018Sketch Kon 2018The Westin Pasadena
November 17 & 18, 2018Pasadena Fall Art and Craft FairCentral Park, Old Pasadena
November 30 - December 2, 2018Harvest FestivalPomona Fairplex
January 23-27, 2019LA Art Show 2019Los Angeles Convention Center
Artist CallsOpportunities for Artists to Exhibit in the WestVaries
Artist CallsCalifornia Arts Council

October 20-21, 2018Beverly Hills artSHOW
Beverly Gardens Park
(dogs welcome)