November 2017 Paint Rag

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Volume 75, Issue 6

 Rea Nagel

Rea Nagel will demonstrate Mixed Media.

Rea is a native of Illinois, a current Californian and is fascinated with mountains and oceans.  She taught math, history and art in the secondary school system in Burbank for over 25 years.  After retiring, she started teaching art in adult schools.  Rea uses watercolors, acrylic, collage and other mixed media and says that “My paintings are the subjects I see and the emotions I feel expressed with color and texture.”

For more information, check out her website:

Date:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time:  6:30 to 9:30 pm

Location:  San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana

President’s Message

So we reach November, and with it, nearly the end of a very active and productive year.  Over the past months, the club has done so many things, from arranging shows to bringing inspiration to encouraging friendship between members.  As the year closes, I would first like to thank the officers who carried so much of the burden of work that makes such things possible.  Secondly, I would like to thank the membership, without which all efforts would be useless.  Now, for both groups, I would like to ask you to consider how you can bring our success into the future.

Next month – December – we will elect our new officers. That means this month is nomination month.  If you think you would like to participate more actively in the club, if you would like to be an officer, please do let us know.  If you know someone who would make a great officer, please nominate them.

I have said that the club would be nothing without members, but now I will also say that the club will go nowhere without officers.  We need your energy, your ideas, and your active participation to make this club the very best it can be.   Maybe that officer we need is you.

Keryl Kris Reinke

 Three Mini Art Shows on One Night!

2D Mini Art Show

3D Mini Art Show

Eco Treasures Mini Art Show

Member News

Beth Summers is hosting an “Art Adventures Around the World” free art party at her Creekside Studio Gallery with over 100 of her paintings from travels in places that include Africa, Spain, Iceland, Australia, Russia, Italy, and our own California.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
11449 Tampa #138, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
phone 818 368 6043

[email protected]

  Thank You, Eco Treasures!

Eco Treasures showed how to reuse materials that they brought to the meeting.  Members used these materials to design their own beautiful art.  Thank you, Michelle Ventimiglia and Carrie Reed, for providing such a fun and creative experience.

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
June 1, 2019Arts Alive FestivalCamarillo
June 1 & 2, 2019Montrose Arts & Crafts FestivalMontrose
June 8, 2019Depart Art ShowChatsworth
June 22, 2019South Bay Festival of the ArtsTorrance
June 29 & 30, 2019Riviera Village Summer FestivalRedondo Beach
June 29 - September 2, 2019Art-A-Fair FestivalLaguna Beach
July 4, 2019Fourth of July Art ShowSanta Barbara
August 3-31, 2019Venice Artists & FleasDowntown Los Angeles Art District
August 31 - September 2, 2019Fiesta Hermosa Arts and Crafts Exhibit & Festival - FallHermosa Beach
September 14, 2019Open Arts & Music FestivalGlendale
September 20-22, 2019Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft ShowCosta Mesa
September 21, 2019Reseda RisingReseda
September 28, 2019Newport Beach Art in the ParkNewport Beach
October 2019 (dates not set yet)Hermosa Beach Fine Arts FestivalHermosa Beach
October 2019 (dates not set yet)Beverly Hills Fall artSHOWBeverly Hills
October 19 & 20, 2019The Oaks Art WalkThousand Oaks
November 8-10, 2019Pasadena Arts & Crafts ShowPasadena
December 2019 (dates not set yet)Chili Bowl Fest and Art & Craft FaireTujunga
Every SaturdayArtist & FleasVenice
Artist CallsOpportunities for Artists to Exhibit in the WestVaries
Artist CallsCalifornia Arts Council