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
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)