February 2019 Paint Rag

Volume 77, Issue 1

Jannene M. Behl

You are invited to attend the February 5th meeting of the San Fernando Valley Art Club to see a demonstration of pastel painting by our guest artist Jannene M. Behl – a well-known pastel artist and teacher.

Jannene says “I adore painting the extraordinary local landscapes and sharing my enthusiasm through my teaching. I am pleased when a viewer can ‘walk into the painting.’ They are excited to be there, as I feel my work reflects a mood with which viewers are comfortable and at peace.  I emphasize the importance of compositional value, the balance of warm and cool color, temperature and tonal value while maintaining focus on the area of interest.  I paint and teach in beautiful Ojai at the studio of Burt Collins, my 17-year friend and mentor.”

Jannene Behl has won numerous awards and has been featured in publications such as “Artist’s Magazine”, “In Pure Color – The Best of Pastel” and “Pastel Journal Magazine.”  Join us to see and learn about Jannene’s excellent pastel painting techniques.

Location: The San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91358

SFVAC Members: $5, Visitors: $8|Free parking in the rear of the building     Phone: 818-697-5525

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

December Mini Art Show Winners

December Pot Luck Dinner 

To all the people who attended our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner, THANK YOU! Thanks for bringing such delicious food and such great company. We all feasted and sat around the tables chatting with fellow artists. It was a relaxing and enjoyable evening. Besides the food, we also had a raffle and a Mini Art show that ended with two people tied for first place! Congratulations to Patti Hume and Bennett Levin on their winning art. I also want to thank Cheryl Neuenkirk for donating an attractive punch bowl to the club. It will be perfect for our exhibit receptions.
Trisha Bennett

Photography Exhibit


Eleven Women Photographers from National Geographic.  Over 100 Photographs Exhibited until April 7, 2019.  Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA  91205  Hours:  Tuesday to Sunday:  10AM to 5PM / Admission:  Free / Parking: Free  https://forestlawn.com/exhibits-and-events/museum/  Information about this exhibit submitted by Jennifer Bentson.

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

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, 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