December 2017 Paint Rag

Volume 75, Issue 8

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party!  Bring finger food (savory or sweet) to share.  This is an opportunity to socialize with your fellow artists and visitors.

Date:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Time:  6:30 to 9:00 pm

Location:  San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana

President’s Message

2017 has been an eventful year. We have accomplished much, individually and as a group. Nine fabulous artists have offered us inspiration and education at the monthly demos. The membership, in turn, has shown that inspiration  – both in our main art show and in the multiple ‘mini’ shows. Like all wonderful things, however, 2017 is coming to an end. Thus, while we can look back with satisfaction, the true challenge is to look forward with anticipation. I would like to call on each and every member of the San Fernando Valley Art Club to join in the task of planning the coming year. We need officers, we need volunteers, and above all we need ideas. This is your club. It will be what you make it. Make it great!

Keryl Kris Reinke

 November 2017 Mini Art Show


Art Classes

Painting Class

Rea Negal gives watercolor, acrylic and ink classes at Valley Village, 5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood.  This is a class for all levels.  Her next class is Wednesday, November 29th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for $30.00.  Click on the following link for more information and other class dates:

Water Media Painting

Moasiac Course

A Three-Day Certificate Design Course for Large-Scale Public Mosaics will be given at the London School of Mosaic in Santa Barbara from December 1-3, 2017.

For more information, contact Betsy Gallery at or (805) 963-2878.

  Thank You, Rea Nagel!

Rea Nagel gave us a fascinating demonstration on mixed media with watercolor and acrylic.   The information she provided will benefit artists in both mediums.

2017 San Fernando Valley Art Club Scholarship

The SFVAC is committed to continuing its scholarship program. It will present another scholarship award in 2017 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
March 1 - 4, 2018Annual La Quinta Arts Festival
La Quinta Civic Center Campus, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta
March 3 & 4, 2018
March 17 & 18, 2018
Desert Arts Festival
Frances Stevens Park
538 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
March 30 - April 1, 2018Annual Indian Wells Art Festival
Indian Wells Tennis Garden,
78200 Miles Avenue
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 12 & 13, 2018Studio City 2018 Rotary Art ShowMoorpark Park, Studio City
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 - June 24, 2018 and September 1-3, 2018Fiesta HermosaDowntown Hermosa Beach
October 20-21, 2018Beverly Gardens Park
November 30 - December 2, 2018Harvest FestivalPomona Fairplex
Artist CallsOpportunities for Artists to Exhibit in the WestVaries
Artist CallsCalifornia Arts Council