Each year, Valley Watercolor Society holds an Annual Juried Exhibit with rotating judges over the years. To be eligible to show in the 2018 exhibit, you must be a member of VWS and have paid your dues by September 30, 2017.
The juror for 2018 is John Paul Thornton, artist, author and educator. John Paul has written “Art and Courage: Stories to Inspire the Artist-Warrior Within.” Educated at Parsons School of Design and California State University at Northridge, John Paul has traveled extensively, enabling him to study global as well as western art. A beloved lecturer on art history, John Paul is also in demand as an art instructor. His series of portraits of America’s missing children has been exhibited widely, most notably at the National Mall in front of the White House and at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. He has received numerous grants and awards and was recognized by the California State Senate and United States Congress for his work linking social causes with art.
Top Honors: Three major awards of cash, gift certificates or merchandise: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
Special Honors: Gift certificates or merchandise.
Honorable Mention: Gift certificates or merchandise.
Should the juror select a second painting from an artist for an award, the second painting will receive a certificate of recognition. Only one prize will be awarded to an artist.
Entries open: November 1, 2017
Entry deadline: Midnight, February 18, 2018. NOW CLOSED
Cost to enter: $45 for up to 3 paintings
Enter at: Online Juried Shows (entries open 11/1/17)
Acceptance notification begins: February 23, 2018.
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 31, 2018
Take-In: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4 – 6 P.M.
Show opens: Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Reception and Awards Presentation: Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:30 – 8 P.M.
Show closes: Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Pick-Up: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 5 – 7 P.M.
For questions, suggestions, or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Retrospective Art Exhibit
April 3 - 28, 2018
Artist Reception Sunday, April 8 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Watercolor, Acrylic, Sculpture and Collage Art
by Charlotte Kerber.
For more information: Charlotte Kerber Press Release.pdf
Michelle's Exploring Art in Studio C
Exploring Art interactive workshop using multiple media, with instructor Michelle Allman. For the beginning or more experienced artist, this broad study of the arts includes composition, drawing and painting. Discussion is welcome and helps to provide a solid groundwork in the application and experience of the arts. Class is meeting in small studio area so size is limited to 3 students.
Classes on Sundays.
April 8, 15, 22
May 6, 2, 27
June 3, 10
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8 SESSIONS - RIGHT BRAIN FIGURE DRAWING COURSE
with EILEEN HECHT
Explore innovative concepts of expression using multimedia: charcoal, pastel, ink and collage. Students with any level of experience. Explore innovative life drawing concepts of expression. Receive perceptual training. Release your creativity. Study masters and graphic theory. Benefit from discussion and critique. Work from live models. Sessions are on Mondays. Materials list AC7 RIGHT BRAIN FIGURE DRAWING MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES LIST.pdf. Model & materials fees are extra and payable to instructor.
Call 818-885-8306 to inquire about registration.
Classes on Monday
APRIL 9, 16, 23, 30
MAY 7, 14
JUNE 11, 18
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9 SESSIONS - WATERCOLOR PAINTING COURSE
with JEANNE HAHN & SELINA CHENG
Explore the versatility of watercolor with a sense of play and experimentation. Learn techniques that encourage a natural extension of individual sensitivity. Topics include introduction to watercolor, recognition and execution of good design and composition, right-brain techniques, and reinforcement of creative imagination. Sessions are on Tuesdays.
Materials list AC7 WatercolorPaintingMaterialsList2015.pdf. Materials fees are extra and payable to instructor Call 818-885-8306 with inquiries
Classes on Tuesday
APRIL 10, 17, 24
MAY 1, 8, 15, 22
JUNE 12, 19
11 Painting & Drawing Sessions
with ADRIA BECKER
This ongoing art course offers a flow / grow / glow experience for all levels, from beginning to advanced students who appreciate the right-brain approach to artistic expression. Personal exploration and discovery are encouraged to unlock your unconscious creative energies. The course begins with contour drawing and evolves to the elements of painting composition – line, shape, color, value, and texture. You will receive individual guidance, work at your own pace and arrive at your own style. Students may paint in either oil or acrylics. Classes are on Thursdays.
Materials list AC7 PaintingAndDrawingMaterialsList2015.pdf. Contact Adria with inquiries 818-642-1488
Classes on Thursday
APRIL 12, 19, 26
MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
JUNE 14, 21, 28
8 SESSIONS - PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA COURSE
with Artist Co-Op 7 teaching team
Paint for Exploration!
This exciting class will introduce and explore specialized techniques that can inspire new directions or be incorporated into your current work. This hands on experimental 8 week class is composed of 4 integrated 2 week workshops. Each segment will focus on a different set of processes and materials that can be used independently or combined to produce exciting individual pieces. You will learn the basic skills of working with these versatile materials. Classes will include demos, instructed studio time and some information of the historic uses of these materials and techniques. Experience something new and get inspired! Classes are on Fridays.
Materials fees are extra and payable to instructor. For the supplies list: PAINTING MIXED MEDIA SPRING 2018 MATERIALS SUPPLIES LIST 02-2018.pdf
APRIL 20, 27
MAY 4, 11, 25
JUNE 1, 15, 22
CALL OF THE WILD
May 1 - 26, 2018
Please enter this open, nationwide exhibit through
Online Juried Shows
starting February 9, 2018
Click here for the prospectus
Call of the Wild Prospectus.pdf
18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356
P.O Box 17192, Encino, CA 91416