November 2019 Paint Rag

Volume 77, Issue 7

Mina Ho Ferrante

Mina Ho Ferrante, born and raised in Vietnam, lives in Burbank with her husband and three children.  She attended The Academy of Art College, San Francisco and worked at Walt Disney Animation where she helped design movie sets for animation films.  She also exhibits her paintings across California and has received multiple awards from many juried art shows.  Currently, Mina is pursuing her Master of Modern Art History, volunteers in the community, writes, and teaches drawing and painting classes.  For our upcoming Monthly Meeting, Mina will be demonstrating a still life in oil.  For more information about her, check her website:  http://www.minahoferrante.com/.

Refreshments and an opportunity to participate in a raffle for prizes will be provided.


President’s Message

Greetings to Members and Friends,

Happy Halloween wishes to you all! Enjoy it, – and then turn your thoughts to art!

This month we are pleased to present Mina Ho Ferrante as our guest demonstrator. She is a talented painter who will present her techniques of painting a still life in oil. She will donate two prints of her work for our Pierce College Scholarship Raffle fund, too. Be sure to come to our meeting this month on Tuesday November 5, 2019. Be there at 6:30 pm to start off the meeting with some refreshments and chatting with our fellow artists.

Next month will be our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner meeting. We will be able to share with others our artistic surprises, advances, hints and knowledge and some good food, too.  We will have our last Raffle of the Year as well, with lots of nice prizes. And don’t forget to bring your new creations to our Mini Art Show with a first prize of $20.

Please consider volunteering some of your time to keep our club healthy and functioning. Our aim is to help San Fernando Valley artists, both beginners and advanced, with valuable approaches and ideas for art. We can all work together to make it a success – and we need YOU and your IDEAS. So if you can help, please let me know at [email protected] Unfortunately, we had to cancel the “Put Your Art Online” workshop because we did not get enough responses. Therefore, we plan to send out a questionnaire  for all our members to fill out and return (we hope) to tell us what types of demonstrations you prefer. We can all learn from other artists, but specifically, which types of demonstrations do YOU wish to see? Look for the Questionnaire in your email soon.

We look forward to a 2020 filled with demonstrations from fantastic artists, so be sure to renew your membership at our meeting. Bea Piper and Rita Howard will sign you up.

See you at the November meeting,
Trisha Bennett


October Mini Art Show Winners


Thank You, Cheryl Scheer!

Our October “ Put Your Art On-Line” meeting featured Cheryl Scheer, a graphic artist/designer, teacher and expert on the internet and web sites. She used her computer to show us various ways to get online to show and promote ourselves and our artwork. The internet is a huge market, and an advantage to artists who know how to use it. Cheryl gave us information on how one can do it for free or for little money. Cheryl also offers individual tutoring, helping people in their quests for better promotion. If you are interested in improving your internet promotion, contact her at:  [email protected]


2020 San Fernando Valley Art Club Scholarship

The SFVAC is committed to continuing its scholarship program. It will present another scholarship award in 2020 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.


REMINDER:  Don’t forget to send in your San Fernando Valley Art Club Membership Renewal for 2020. 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:   SFVAC, P.O. Box 16404, Encino CA 91416


Display Your Work at Local Venues

Artist Alley
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas
Call Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782

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
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

Nationwide