April 2019 Paint Rag

Volume 77, Issue 2

President’s Message

Hello Members and Friends,

Our March meeting was a success with the demonstration by Louisa McHugh who showed how she develops her layered abstracts with watercolor, acrylic, and stenciling. Thanks go to all of you who brought refreshments, participated in the Mini Show or bought Raffle tickets for our Miriam Thorim Scholarship fund. Your efforts are appreciated – you add so much to the club.

April will be a busy month for us. We will start off with our monthly meeting. Sharon Weaver will be our guest demonstrator showing her landscape techniques in Oil. You can see her beautiful work on her website at: www.SharonWeaver.com

Then we have our Spring exhibit with the theme “Journey Into Spring.” It will be at the Carter Sexton Fine Art Store, and we hope all of you will take this opportunity to show your work there.  April 6 is the deadline to enter your Journey into Spring Submission Form (plus Additional Artwork 2 and 3 and Additional Artwork 4 forms if needed).  The exhibit “Take in” day is Wednesday, April 10, 2019  from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The reception will be on April 13 and the show will run until May 1. Please read all the details in the Journey into Spring Prospectus and print out the forms to submit your work. They are all on our website as well as here in the Paint Rag.

The last item for this month is that the art of our Club members can be shown on the web site  “Pinterest.”  If you sign up for a free “Pinterest” account, you can place your work on the San Fernando Valley Art Club “Boards.”  You can show your work to sell, or just to show it to the world. This is easiest if you already have your art images on Facebook, Instagram, in an online store, a blog, or on your web site. You can also upload your art images from your phone. Please see the information on our web site www.sfvartclub.org.

If you have questions about any of these things, I will be happy to answer them.  Our Juror for this show will be Helene Jukoff.

Trisha Bennett

[email protected]

February Mini Art Show Winners

March Mini Art Show Winners

Upcoming Exhibit

Journey into Spring Prospectus

Journey into Spring Submission Form

Additional Artwork 2 and 3

Additional Artwork 4

This Month’s Word Puzzle

REMINDER:  Don’t forget to send in your San Fernando Valley Art Club Membership Renewal for 2019. We look forward to lots of interesting art meetings and nice exhibits. Fill out the Membership Form on the web site and be sure to mark it as a Renewal. Then send it, and your check, to our Post Office Box:

P.O. Box 16404
Encino CA 91416

Show Your Art in the Members Gallery

We have a Members Gallery where you can have three to six of your pieces of art on display along with a link to your own web page or internet store if you have one. This is a great way to share your work and to give people a way to contact you that does NOT include your e-mail address (unless you want it there). Many people who are interested in art visit our site to see our activities, and to see the work of our members – so take advantage of it.
Take three  or more good sharp photos of your art with your digital camera or your cell phone that has a camera, and send them to Diana Hartman at [email protected]  She will size it for our Members Gallery.

2019 San Fernando Valley Art Club Scholarship

The SFVAC is committed to continuing its scholarship program. It will present another scholarship award in 2019 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

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]mail.com
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%.

SFVAC Dates for Your Calendar!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – April Meeting – Sharon Weaver Demonstration “Mountains and Landscape Painting” 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 6, 2019 – DEADLINE for submissions for the Exhibit “Journey Into Spring” at our PO Box

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – “Take-In” for Exhibit “Journey Into Spring” 10:00 am to 500 pm.  Bring art to Carter Sexton Fine Art – 5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – First Day of Exhibit and the Opening Reception and Awards will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – “Journey Into Spring” closes

Friday, May 3, 2019 – “Pick Up” of Art” 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – May Meeting – Beth Summers Demonstration – “Palette Knife Painting Techniques” 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Tuesday ,June 4, 2019 – June Meeting – Fealing Lin Demonstration – “Watercolor Portraits”   6:30 to 9:00 pm

Sunday, June 9, 2019A One-Day WORKSHOP with Fealing Lin – “Portraits in Watercolor”   Location at the SFVACC  from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm  – Cost: $70

Upcoming Art Events

DatesEvent Title and LinkLocation
November 23 - December 22, 2019Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art FestivalLaguna Beach
November 29 - December 1, 2019
December 14 & 15, 2019
Desert Arts FestivalPalm Springs
December 2019 (dates not set yet)Chili Bowl Fest and Art & Craft FaireTujunga
May 23 -25, 2020
July 3-5, 2020
September 5-7, 2020
Morro Bay Art in the ParkMorro Bay
Every SaturdayArtist & FleasVenice
Artist CallsOpportunities for Artists to Exhibit in the WestVaries
Artist CallsCalifornia Arts Council