MVAL January Virtual Art of the Month Contest
Select one of the pieces below and cast your vote for this month's favorite artwork. Submission guidelines and instructions can be found on the archive page for past contests, Virtual Art of the Month. Vote once each month. (Click arrows to advance images in slideshow) February Entries Accepted 1/21–2/3 •
A workshop is a great opportunity to learn new techniques or hone old ones! Click a name below for more information or application forms. Workshops are currently being held virtually on ZOOM.
Fealing Lin Transparent Watercolor Portaiture & Figure
January 15, 22, & 29, 2021
Rosina Maize Paint with Oils
—Learn to Paint Still Life
Thursdays from 4–7pm
BMAI Studio 2228 Florencita Dr., Montrose, CA 91020. For more information see the November newsletter.
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
Virtual General Meetings!!
Check Your Email!!
The MVAL Board of Directors has decided that in order to continue to be with each other and continue to learn during these trying times of COVID, we will take the big leap into the virtual world of ZOOM. Before the meeting date, Julie Crouch will 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).
Open MVAL Board Slots
We need volunteers for 2020–2021
Exhibit Chair (3rd VP)
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.
If you have any questions or have any interest in hanging your paintings at the Community Center, please contact Jeannine
January 2021 Cover Art
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.
We are currently setting up a Virtual Art of the Month page.
Till then, Visit the "in person" 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:
Revamping at the moment, will update soon.
—April Drew Foster
Art of the Month Chairman