March 2018 Paint Rag

Volume 75, Issue 9


What’s Coming Up in April and May

 Karen Werner will demonstrate oils on April 3, 2018.   For more information, go to her website:

Chuck Kovacic will demonstrate water-based oils on May 1, 2018.  For more information, click on this link:

February Mini-Art Show Winners


Dues Reminder

If you haven’t renewed yet for 2018, please mail your check for $40.00 to SFVAC, P.O. Box 16404, Encino, CA 91416 or bring it to the next meeting on February 6th.

Milton Decker’s Student Art Show

On Saturday, January 8, 2018, an art show was held in the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center for the NAMI/DBSA students of Milton Decker.  The names of the students are:  Julie Bustad, Renee Cooperman, Carly Chaikin, Heather Dean, Patti Hume, Wendy Kuderer, Edward Mabalot, Robert Newton, Jim Randall, Nancy Riley, Preet Sahni, Cindy Stairs, Dave Stairs and Mary Vargas.

Below is their wonderful work:

Thank You, Alisa Gabrielle!


Alisa Gabrielle gave a lively and entertaining demonstration when she showed us her methods for making “Psychic Sketches.”  She started with a mixed media print technique that began the drawing that developed into sketches filled with life with imagination – and by all the responses during her demonstration, it seems as though she brought out the imaginations of those who watched her work as well.  Thank you to Alisa for such a successful evening.

Photos from the 2017 Annual San Fernando Valley Art Club Holiday Party


2018 San Fernando Valley Art Club Scholarship

The SFVAC is committed to continuing its scholarship program. It will present another scholarship award in 2018 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)