MVAL Group Activities CANCELLED COVID19 Pending Further Notice
A workshop is a great opportunity to learn new techniques or hone old ones! Click the names below for more information, application forms, or online purchase.
Fealing Lin, CANCELLED
Transparent Watercolor Portraits
Joe Cibere, CANCELLED
MVAL Board of Directors
The Mid-Valley Board consists of volunteer officers and directors. The position of director is a very important position, because it provides an opportunity for members to become acquainted with the individual operations of the organization.
MVAL is a most extraordinary organization and requires many dedicated volunteers. What we do is nothing short of amazing and it is accomplished by many persons taking on one small responsibility and doing it well. The total number of directors is nine and they typically serve for a period of three years. Directors have full voting rights on the Board and their presence at the Board meetings is very important.
The goal is for Directors to "graduate" to become an Officer or Chair in the future. Directors assist committee chairs when necessary; this includes all of the many activities MVAL performs. A director is a valued future leader; this generally means doing one small duty to keep all of our wheels rolling. Consider becoming a director in 2020,
MVAL thrives because of volunteers like you.
Local Learning Opportunities
We are fortunate to have local arts programs with a variety of classes to choose from, some taught by Julie Crouch, Rosina Maize, Pete Morris, Fealing Lin & John Byram from our MVAL membership!
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
BMAI Studio, 2228 Florencita Dr, Montrose, CA 91020
Exhibit Committee Needed
Urgent Need - Exhibit Committee Volunteer to help Fran communicate (by emails, phone calls or letters) with Sponsors for Donation-Prizes (collection and distribution). This position will help prepare you to be a future Exhibit Chair.
Email Fran Ortiz immediately with your interest.
2021 Exhibit Chair Open (MVAL Board Position)
2021 Exhibit Chair 3rd V.P. Board Position is Open, Ready to be Filled! Be our next Exhibit Chair for 2021!
Learn the inside scoop of jurying an art exhibition. There will be continued support from Jeanne Windoffer (Take-in/Pick-up) and Fran (General Help) to assure a successful transition. If you are a new member that checked “exhibits” as a position of interest please Step-out by Stepping-up this year in support! Now is a good time to learn the ropes. (Email Fran Ortiz.)
Show Your Work
We have a MVAL Gallery at the Live Oak Community Center, 10144 Bogue Street, Temple City. Stop by and have a look at the artwork our talented members have created. This gallery is an important community outreach.
MVAL member Elana Goldheimer will be exhibiting her watercolor paintings at the Live Oak Community Center during the months of January and February.
If you have any questions or have any interest in hanging your paintings at the Community Center, please contact Jeannine
February 2020 Cover Art
Plunging Yosemite Falls - oil and cold wax. If you'd like to see your artwork on the cover, please send it to Joyce!
The MVAL monthly newsletter is available to download here.
2020 Scholarship Raffle
This year’s Scholarship Raffle will be held at our June 17th general meeting. All the tickets purchased for the Spring monthly bonus drawings have been placed in the drum. Tickets will be also available to purchase the night of the drawing.
Studio 2310 Opportunities
Fees & details in the newsletter:
Tuesday Figure Drawing & Painting: 11am–2pm live model.
Wednesday Open Studio: space is open to painters 10am–2pm.
There is limited space so RSVP if you would like to join us. Mark Wood - Studio2310, Central Avenue, Unit 13, Irwindale CA 91010 (email)
Visit the Art of the Month page for past winners: Members are invited to bring a painting to enter in our monthly general meeting Art of the Month contest. Your artwork may relate to our theme of the month, or it may be any topic you wish. The membership votes, and a prize will be awarded for each of the two categories:
Best of Theme & Overall Winner.
November: Family Fun
December: Winter Wonderland January: Rain, Rain, Go Away! February:
Home Is Where the Heart Is March: Spring Into Life!
April: Luscious Landscapes
May: Glorious Gardens
Art of the Month Chairman