October 2018 Paint Rag

Volume 76, Issue 6

John Paul Thornton

Acrylic Portrait Demonstration
Tuesday October 2, 2018

The San Fernando Valley Art Club is honored to have as its October demonstrator, John Paul Thornton, who will demonstrate a portrait done in Acrylics.

John Paul is a well known artist, a teacher, scholar, and traveler who also has a great heart. He took it upon himself to make a statement about the many hundreds of America’s missing children by painting their individual portraits and honoring the children and their families. He calls them “Portraits of Hope.”  These portraits have been displayed in many places including the White House Mall and the Lincoln Memorial.

John also has traveled to distant parts of the world and his paintings, such as those of refugees in Nepal, reflect his respect for the people and their cultures.  He has received worldwide recognition for his work.

We are lucky that he is a local artist. He studied at Otis Parsons School of Design and California State University at Northridge.  John Paul is also known to many artists who have benefited from the knowledge and techniques he has shared in his classes in the Encore Program at Pierce College.  Be sure to attend our October 2nd Meeting!

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

Time:  6:30 pm
San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356
Free parking in the rear of the building
Cost: Visitors – $5.00 / Members – Free
Phone:  (818) 697-5525

September Mini-Art Show Winners

Thank You for the Great Refreshments!

We send a big THANK YOU to all of the people who brought delicious “Goodies” for us to enjoy during our May and June meetings: Melody Soto, Jasmine Kazaryan, Anaida Niposyan, Jacque Daugherty, Clark Branson, Lynne Gotz, Midge Reisman, Guy Newell, and Bea Piper. My apologies if you also brought food but did not get credit.

Thank You to Russell – Our “Video Magician”!

Russell Wolvek is a wonderful artist and our man in charge of the video projection and the sound for the demonstrations each meeting. He is here early to set up so that the meeting is a success. Thank you, Russell!  We appreciate you and your work!

Thank You, Patty Hume!

We had a great meeting with a demonstration by Patty Hume. She presented a lively and interesting demonstration showing two of her techniques in acrylic “Paint Pouring.”  She answered all questions and gave good hints on how to avoid common problems and finished with two poured art pieces on stretched canvas. She also donated one of the finished pieces to our raffle, and the lucky winner was Nadine Cano.  Thanks, Patti for the enjoyable evening.

“Autumn Awakening” Exhibit and Reception

We had a strong and attractive exhibit at Carter Sexton. All of the artwork was put on the walls by the Carter Sexton staff and it looked professional with large tags identifying the artists and the titles of the work. Fifteen artists participated in the exhibit and prizes were given out. The judge was Jenia Hauser, an artist, and one of the owners of Carter Sexton. 

First Place went to Keryl Kris Reinke with her painting “ Jennifer Bentson and the Tree at Yosemite.” Second Place to Ron Husmann for “Autumn Woods” and Third Place to Milton Decker for “Positive Positano.” Honorable Mentions went to the following artists:  Anaida Nipiosian, Midge Reisman, Marilyn Mason Blutter, Keryl Kris Reinke, Pranee Shaw and Trisha Bennett

Other artists whose art graced the exhibit were: David Abhari, Jacqueline Daugherty, Helen Frank, Patti Hume, Jorge Rodriguez, Dia Roraback, and Kim Tellez.

Our Reception was held on Saturday, September 15th and was a success also. Lots of visitors came and the place was crowded with good conversation, food, cake and wine. At the end of the evening all of the artists helped clean up so that the store was left in good shape. They deserve a big thanks.

Thank you all for a successful exhibit!

Trisha Bennett

Member News

Jacqueline Daugherty won first prize for her painting “St Jean” at the Center for the Arts gallery in Thousand Oaks at the May show.

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

Show Your Art in the Members Gallery On Our SFVAC Web Site!

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. 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.  She will size it for our Members Gallery. Contact Diana at: [email protected]

 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%.

SFVAC Dates for Your Calendar!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – SFVAC Meeting – John Paul Thornton and Acrylic Portraits
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – SFVAC Meeting – Jan Godachy and Watercolor Landscapes
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – SFVAC Holiday Party Pot Luck Dinner with Mini Show and Fun (and Prizes)
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