Brenda Swenson demonstrates. Join us at 6:30pm for a meet and greet. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
This month we welcome Keiko Tanabe to demonstrate for us.
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.
Meetings are open to members and non-members ($5.)
Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
This month we welcome Louisa McHugh to Valley Watercolor Society. Louisa will be demonstrating in our monthly meeting, and offering a one-day workshop.
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.”
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.
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.
The next meeting of the Valley Watercolor Society is coming up Thursday evening, October 12, 2017, at 7 PM.
We meet at:
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard St Tarzana 91356 CA
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Meetings are free for members, $5 for guests.
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This month we are excited to welcome Debbie Abshear to give a demo in our monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct 12, and to host a workshop for us on Friday, Oct 13, from 9am to 4pm.
Debbie Abshear is a watercolor artist specializing in Plein Air landscapes. She has exhibited at the Santa Paula Museum of Art, California State University of Dominguez Hills and for the past three years, at the Watercolor West Exhibition held at the Brea Gallery.
Debbie earned her Signature Membership in the Watercolor West organization in 2014. Debbie was recently honored to be included in the Northlight Publishers book, ‘Splash 15’, featuring the best 100 watercolor artists.
Debbie has been a Governing Board Member of the National Watercolor Society for the past 6 years. She holds membership in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, South Bay Watercolor Society, and the Pacific Art Guild.
Debbie teaches a weekly beginning and intermediate watercolor class to adults in El Segundo, California.
In 2014, 2015, and 2016 Debbie painted extended Plein Air trips to Calico, Valley of Fire, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Manzanar and has participated in Plein Air competitions in Mendocino, California. She regularly paints Plein air in and around her home in Southern California as well as daily studio painting.
Debbie recently exhibited paintings, and sketchbooks at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton. This National Watercolor Society invitational exhibition features plein air artists work from around the world.
Debbie is well known for her accordion sketchbooks which feature value studies of the landscape. Many a time she will arrive on site with a group of artists who all ask to see her most recent sketchbook.
We hope you will join us Thursday evening, Oct 12, for Debbie’s demo!
To inquire about attending Debbie’s workshop on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 9am to 4 pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $60 for members, $80 for non-members. Workshops are also held at SVFACC (directions).
See you there!