Keiko Tanabe visits VWS in February 2018

This month we welcome Keiko Tanabe to Valley Watercolor Society. Keiko will be demonstrating in our monthly meeting, Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7pm to 9 pm (meet & greet at 6:30 pm). Meeting is free to members, $5 for non-members.

She will also be offering a two-day workshop Friday and  Saturday, February 9-10, from 9am to 4pm. Cost is $160 for members, $200 for non-members. Contact Selina at selinachengart@aol.com to check availability.

Meeting and workshops are held at:
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Fish Market Hakodate-Hokkaido-I

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A.  She embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing.  Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level.  Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries.  Her work was also featured in numerous art publications.  She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad since 2011.  She has successfully completed close to 200 workshops and live demonstrations.  She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society, North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society.

Joe Cibere visits VWS in January for a demo and workshop

This month we welcome Joe Cibere to Valley Watercolor Society. Joe will be demonstrating in our monthly meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018, and offering a two-day workshop on Saturday & Sunday, January 20-21, 2018.

Meeting and workshops are held at:
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Click here for directions from your location.

About Joe Cibere:

Joe Cibere is signature member of the National Watercolor Society and his painting style demonstrates his love of nature and wilderness. His”abstract realism” paintings integrate strong design and balance with a sense of illusion and have appeared in “Watercolor Magazine” and in the International Artists book “The Watercolor Sky and Cloud Techniques of 23 International Artists”. His work is also part of both corporate and private collections. His studio is at Studio Channel Islands, Room R4 in Old Town Camarillo, CA.

Visit Joe’s website.

Meeting & Demo Information:

Joe Cibere will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, January 11, 2018. There will be a meet & greet and potluck from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, followed by meeting and demonstration at 7:00. ($5 for non-members)

PLEASE NOTE THAT JANUARY 11TH’S MEETING IS A POTLUCK!

Bring a favorite main dish or salad or cheese platter or dessert or whatever you wish.

Workshop information:
Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 20 & 21, 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Place: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Cost: $120 members, $160 non-members

To register, send email to Selina Cheng.

November 2017 Paint-Outs

This is just a reminder that we have 2 paint-outs in November:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 10:00 am – ?
Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Highway
Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
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Steps lead up to a white porch and a house overlaid with stones surrounded by trees and greenery

This site was selected for possible fall colors. The location features trees, river bed (sometimes wet) mountains and such. Meet in the dirt parking lot, walk to restrooms.

Email David Deyell at watercolorists@netzero.net if you think you’ll come and he’ll keep a lookout for you.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017, 9:00 am – ?

Juan Bautista de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
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Autumn colors, red tiled roofs and mountains…bring a sandwich and enjoy. RUMOR HAS IT THERE WILL BE A PUMPKIN FESTIVAL!

Please call Paula Diggs at 818 223 9153 to let her know you are coming. Paula will also bring a treat to share.

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November 2017 Guest Artist: Louisa McHugh

This month we welcome Louisa McHugh to Valley Watercolor Society. Louisa will be demonstrating in our monthly meeting, and offering a one-day workshop.

Meeting and workshops are held at:
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Click here for directions from your location.

About Louisa McHugh:
“My journey began when I started college at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was there I first studied watercolor… After just the first year, though, I fell into the common misconception that art is not a job, so, I wandered off in search of a more technical career that would be more likely to generate a stable income. In 2005 I graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a degree in Cinematography. I came out to CA shortly after graduating, and, got into the union as a camera assistant. After a very brief stint in the film business, I decided to return to my roots as a painter. I took a class at Otis, and soon my style began to really develop. I toiled away on my own and studied magazines as I experimented with different methods and techniques. Soon I was winning awards and receiving significant recognition. My work is figurative and, now, is moving away from being so laden with detail. I’m concentrating on developing a looser, more expressive style with an emphasis on the human form.”

Visit Lousa McHugh’s website.


Meeting Information:

Louisa McHugh will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, November 9, 2017. There will be a meet & greet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, followed by meeting and demonstration at 7:00.

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Workshop information:
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 9am – 4pm
Place: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Cost: $60 members, $80 non-members

To register, send email to Selina Cheng.

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Plein Air Paint-Outs Announced for October 2017

This month’s paint-outs have been scheduled! Open to sketchers and painters, members and non-members, our paint-outs feature beautiful locations, artistic inspiration, and friendly camaraderie.

Here are the paint-outs for this month:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9am – ?
Leonis Adobe Museum
23537 Calabasas Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
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Historic buildings & wagons, live animals, wonderful gardens,  lots of subject matter to use in art creation. Since there will be a student bus tour and period dressed docents we should dress western (if possible): jeans, western hat if you have them. We will be the plein air artists of the late 1800s! Locate around the student tour area, look for David Deyell when you arrive.

Email David Deyell at watercolorists@netzero.net if you think you’ll come and he’ll keep a lookout for you.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 am – ?

Lake Calabasas
23401 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, CA 91302
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Please call Paula Diggs at 818 223 9153 to let her know you are coming. Bring a sandwich or a packed lunch. Paula will also bring a treat to share.

Photo of Lake Calabasas - Calabasas, CA, United States. From my bedroom window. Love the ducks.

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You can always check further ahead on our paint-outs page.

Welcome to the new VWS Website!

Welcome to Valley Watercolor Society’s new website, updated for the 2017-2018 membership year. This website will be a work-in-progress over the coming year, as we gradually bring the content from the previous website over to this one.

Members, your input is valued! Please let us know what you would like to see on the website. Email your suggestions here:

info@valleywatercolorsociety.org