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
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