December 2018 Paint Rag

Volume 76, Issue 8

Tuesday, December 4 is the San Fernando Valley Art Club’s Holiday Pot Luck Dinner

We wish all our members, guests and visitors a wonderful and Happy Holiday Season. Our December meeting will be our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner. It will be a delicious feast with lots of good food and enjoyable company – YOU! Get to know all the fine artists we have in our club. We have a lot in common!

The club is providing the coffee and other beverages, but the rest is up to all of us. So – bring something to add to the other delicious offerings for a great dinner, with an enjoyable atmosphere. It might be a salad, main course, side dish or desert. We want everyone to relax and enjoy each other’s company while we have a great meal.

Our regular Mini Art Show will be your opportunity to bring your latest masterpieces to be seen and possibly win a $20 gift card to the Carter Sexton Art Materials Store as the first prize.

Our Raffle will take place as well. The money goes to our Miriam Thorem Art Scholarship Fund that will be given out in June of 2019 to a student at Pierce College.

This enjoyable dinner will be our celebration for ALL the holidays coming up including the New Year celebration. New Year Day happens to fall on the first Tuesday of January, so there will be no SFVAC meeting in January. We will meet again on February 5, 2019 with a Pastel demonstration by Janine Beal.

See you at the Pot Luck Dinner!

Trisha Bennett

November Mini Art Show Winners

November Meeting Highlights

Jan Godachy with Sandy Fullum holding Sandy’s winning raffle painting by Jan

Our Thanks go to Jan Godachy for her excellent watercolor demonstration at our November meeting. She showed us her techniques for painting waves crashing against the shore during sundown. The dark wave crashing against the rocks was the central image against the bright sky. She also donated one of her paintings to our Raffle, and it was won by Sandy Fullum. Thank you, Jan.

Thanks also go to the people who brought the refreshments for the members and visitors to enjoy before the demonstration and at the break also. Your contributions add to making our meetings much more enjoyable.

Trisha Bennett

Paint Out Schedule in December 2018

The Paint Out scheduled for December 5, 2018 is cancelled due to the unfortunate destruction of the Peter Strauss Ranch in the Woolsey Fire. That was a great place to paint and a horrible loss to those who loved it.

Los Angeles Zoo

Sunday, December 9 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

A fantastic place to paint animals and plants.  Admission is $21 ($18 for seniors 62 and over).

Address:  5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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 On Our SFVAC Web Site!

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. 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.  She will size it for our Members Gallery. Contact Diana at:  [email protected]

A New Art Source in Town

Catalina Paint at 8814 Reseda Blvd. in Northridge is now carrying artist supplies.

 2018 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

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%.

SFVAC Dates for Your Calendar!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – SFVAC Holiday Party Pot Luck Dinner with Mini Show and Fun (and Prizes)
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – Happy New Year – No SFVAC meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Janenne Behl – Pastel Painting
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – Fealing Lin – Watercolor Portraits – with a one day workshop by Fealing Lin on Sunday June 9, 2019 – Watercolor Portraits 

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