MVAL General Meeting - Next meeting is April 19, 2023. It is planned as a combination in-person and virtual meeting. For more information, see below.
All members will receive an email before the meeting telling you how to log on to ZOOM to attend. The meeting will be open for log-in starting around 7pm.
March Monthly Meeting - March. 15
Art of the Month for March will be in-person only with the theme of Signs of Spring.
Valya Hristova was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a Master’s degree in Conservation and Restoration at N. Pavlovich University, following a Bachelors of Art, in addition to intensive 4 yr Art High School. She received a “Best of show“ award 1978 at Contemporary National Gallery at Sofia while still a student.
She worked at Archeological museum for 12 years, giving her the opportunity to work on pieces from great masters of the past from prehistoric age to 20th century. These allowed her to learn about different art techniques and their evolution. She came to USA 1991. She worked as a restorer, professional artist and art instructor.
She taught oil and pastel painting at Monrovia College, watercolor at Brand Art studio at Brand library in Glendale, Burbank Creative Art Center and Arcadia.
Her work has been juried in many national and international exhibitions: Brand National, WW, Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition, CWA. PSME(pastel) International, PSSC international online.
Local Art Shows
Verdugo Hills Members Art Exhibition
Alhambra City Hall Gallery Theme: "In Awe of Nature" April 3 - 27, 2023
Local Learning Opportunities
Are you looking to learn some new art skills, or just get together regularly with fellow artists? It's time to sign up now for winter classes. Art classes make great gifts for someone special or yourself. We are fortunate to have local arts programs with a variety of classes to choose from, some taught by MVAL members, including Julie Crouch, Rosina Maize, Pete Morris, Fealing Lin, Jennifer Zapp, Cris Gordy & John Byram!
If you are interested in a new skill, take a look at these offerings (link in title):
Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre
San Gabriel Recreation Center, 250 South Mission Dr., San Gabriel
Florencita Art Studio, 2228 Florencita Dr, Montrose, CA 91020
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA 91042- New classes begin March 27, 2023,
Glendale Parks - Various locations- Class registration
Combination in person and virtual General Meetings!!
Check Your Email!!
The MVAL Board of Directors has decided that starting in September 2022, we will offer a combination of in person and virtual general meetings. For more information, click here.
For in person, we meet in the same location
Church of the Good Shepherd
400 W Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91007
For those who want to continue to Zoom the meeting, Julie Crouch will continue to send an email blast to all MVAL members with a Zoom invitation for the general meetings going forward.
The email will give instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting with your device of choice (computer, iPad or smartphone).
2022 MVAL Virtual Members' Show
2022 Best of Show & President's Award