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.
MVAL Scholarship Auction is over
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April Monthly Meeting - April 19th
She is inspired by the California’s vernacular architecture, landscape, and garden paintings. Aspects of Tonalism and Impressionism have been integrated into her watercolor, and oil paintings. Lord’s paintings can be seen in galleries, invitational, and juried shows. Magazine articles and podcasts highlight her working methods and career.
Southern California native, Carolyn Lord (1956- ) was introduced to the California Regionalist Watercolor Tradition by James Green while attending Principia College in Elsah, IL. A Studio Arts Major, her Liberal Arts studies also included botany and architectural history, which became favorite painting motifs.
Art of the Month for April will be online only with the theme of View From Above. Submit art by noon, Tuesday, April 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Art Shows
Verdugo Hills Members Art Exhibition
Alhambra City Hall Gallery Theme: "In Awe of Nature" April 3 - 27, 2023
Monrovia Association of Fine Arts. We’d like to invite all MVAL fine artists and chalk artists to join us for our 61st Art in the Park Show and Chalkfest on October 7 in Monrovia Library Park from 10am to 4 pm. We currently offer an early bird discount of $25 off the registration fee until May and artists can sign up by going to our website: www.monroviafinearts.org/event-5140214. This is a juried, well-attended show and we look forward to welcoming MVAL artists. For more info you can email Christine Geltz or call (626) 483-0560.
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