September 2018 Paint Rag

Volume 76, Issue 4

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

June Mini-Art Show Winners

Members Fall Art Exhibit – “Autumn Awakening”

There will be juried exhibit (with prizes) at Carter Sexton in North Hollywood.  For more information including prospectus and submission form, click here:  Autumn Awakening

Thank You, Christina Ramos!

Our June meeting featured Christina Ramos, a nationally recognized artist who demonstrated her unique Acrylic painting style on a lovely still life. Chris explained her techniques that bring delicate light and three dimensional form to the subject, and she generously donated her painting to one of our Raffle winners.

Thanks also go to our members who brought delicious “goodies” (fruit and cookies) for us to eat during the break. They were: Clark Branson, Anaida Nipiosyan, Catherine McCroskey, KrisReinke and  Midge Reisman. Diana Hartman brought the coffee.

Trisha Bennett

Plein Air Painting and Paint Outs

A note from David Deyell about Plein Air Painting and upcoming Paint Out locations:

“Here are some reasons to paint outdoors:

  • Everything you need to paint is outdoors – including color, value, light, darkness, mountains, water, trees, rocks, buildings, animals and people.
  • The color and light consistently change and so amaze and inspire artists.
  •  What “IS” belongs to the camera, and what “IT COULD BE” belongs to the artist.

When you eliminate unnecessary brushes, tools, paints and use only essential things YOU become a master artist with your materials. I paint mostly with one brush and a few colors.

Some discomfort is helpful, it makes you focus on YOUR composition and ignore the distractions. I learned that from Milford Zornes, Edgar Whitney, Henry Fukuhara, Tom Fong and Chris Van Winkle.

I have information and techniques in my book “ART OF PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR” (Available at the Autry Museum.)”

David Deyell, AIA Emeritus, Retired Member University of California

JOIN US FOR THESE NEW PAINT OUT MEETINGS – They start about 9 a.m. and go to lunchtime:

  • Wednesday September 5 at the Reyes Adobe Museum
  • Wednesday October 3 at the Paramount Ranch
  • Wednesday October 17 at the Leonis Adobe Museum
  • Wednesday November 7 at the DeAnza Park (Starts at 10 a.m.)
  • Wednesday December 5 at the Peter Strauss Ranch (Starts at 10 a.m.)”

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%.

Please Put These SFVAC Dates on Your Calendar!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – SFVAC Meeting – Paint Pours with Patti Hume
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Opening and Reception of our Members Fall Exhibit “Autumn Awakening” at Carter Sexton Fine Art Supply Store
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