News Letter - Westlake Village Art Guild

www.wvartguild.org
Please join us on
Tuesday, February 3 , 2015
for a mixed media demonstration by
Connie Tunick
A Northwestern University graduate from Illinois, Connie is an educator and
children’s art specialist with a teaching credential and MA degree in Education from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California.
Prolific artist and Thousand Oaks’
Hillcrest Galleria Co-Curator, Connie Tunick’s art ranges from experimental paintings with collage and
mixed media to printmaking. Tunick
has worked as a professional artist
for many years, and is well known in
the art publishing world. She spends
much of her time working and
teaching at her industrial studio in
Newbury Park.
Connie has won numerous awards, and her work is in private and corporate
collections worldwide. Some corporate commissions include Princess Cruise
Lines; Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, and Crown Plaza Hotel,
White Plains, New York; Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, Thousand
Oaks, and Clear Channel Communications, Burbank, California. Showing in
galleries and participating in juried shows make for a busy and creative life.
Connie states, “Art is my way of communicating, and through familiar imagery I am able to “speak” a common language with the viewer. Symbols that
represent the common threads and relationships of our lives are prevalent in
my art. I am a painter, a mixed media collage artist, and a printmaker. Color
and texture are always at the heart of my work.”
Visit Connie’s web site http://connietunick.com for more information.
Seeking space for local artists to
exhibit, Connie became a Charter
Board Member of the Thousand
Oaks Community Gallery. She belongs to the Thousand Oaks Art Association and Women Painters West,
both juried art organizations. She is
a Board Member of the Arts Council
of the Conejo Valley.
All images courtesy of Connie Tunick©
Dinner/Demo is at Los Robles Greens West Ballroom · 299 S. Moorpark Road · Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Members: $25, Guests: $30: includes
buffet dinner, beverage, dessert, tax, tip
& Art Demo. Our format does not allow
for a demo only, no food option.
Reservations
Must be made at least 7 days in advance
of the event by calling (805) 379-5655.
Dinner/Demo Schedule:
5:30 Check-in opens
6:00 Buffet Dinner
6:45 Announcements
7:00 Demo Begins
9:00 Meeting Ends
WVAG Members' Show - January 5-30, 2015
Hello Members,
Our annual WVAG Members’
Show event showcasing the work
of our members brings together the
strength, the creativity, and talent
found within our guild. Thank you
to all for contributing to another
successful show.
This show is a labor of love by members who volunteer their time, energy, expertise, and enthusiasm to set
up and manage this fabulous exhibition of artwork. Thank you to those
who have helped along the way.
Our take-in team headed by Bob and
Karen Phipps and their committee,
and Lyn Conlan and John Conforti
for recording the entries. Thank you
to our outstanding hanging committee of volunteers who helped hang
158 pieces in the newly remodeled
gallery.
Our beautiful reception, hospitality
chair Susie Ciufo and her wonderful team for setting up an exquisite
spread of wine and hors d’oeuvres,
we thank you.
Frank Eber©
And of course, we thank our two
show chairs, Lee Zimmerman and
Burt Misevic for their countless hours
spent making our members show a
success.
We had two esteemed judges for our
show-Frank Eber and Bob Privitt.
Both were selected for their exceptional talent and skill.
Frank Eber is a professional illustrator
and a portrait artist. He is a signature
member of the American Watercolor
Society, National Watercolor Society,
Transparent Watercolor Society of
America, and Watercolor West. He
teaches and conducts workshop internationally and all over our country.
Bob Privitt has judged and juried
many shows. We are glad to have him
judge our Members’ Show once again.
An emeritus professor of 40 years at
Pepperdine University; he is a painter,
sculpture, and an assemblage artist,
whose work is shown nationally and
locally.
Mr. Privitt states, “Because of my
experience and qualifications, I am
open to a wide variety of styles, techniques, and media. In judging any
show, I am most interested in content and craftsmanship. When I look
at a work of art, I want to be able to
see that the artist had something to
say, and that they said it well, with
passion, and intensity.”
Our show runs through the month
of January, so please stop by and see
our WVAG members’ fine works.
Online submission for the next
WVAG Open Juried Show is now
available. More information can be
found on page 7 of our newsletter
and on our website: www.wvartguild.
org.
Keep creating!
Pamela Fong
President
Bob Privitt©
Burt Misevic & Lee Zimmerman
Members' Show Chairs
Best in Show
Jump for Joy©
Wendy Gordin
Watercolor
Sentinel©
David Deyell
Mixed Media
Creekside Sunset©
Judith Hoover
Photography
Tim©
Howard Ehrlich
Sculpture & 3-D
MC's Planetoid©
Barry Reid
Oil & Acrylics
Walk More, Talk Less©
Peggy Ludington
Artist Emeritus
Reflections©
Fred Stone
Pastel & Graphics
Canyon Shrubs©
Lynn Byrne Simon
WVAG Members that attended the reception celebrate their recognition.
Photos of winning images contributed by Dennis Griffin.
Photos of show judges and winners
contributed by Lawana Godwin.
2015 Members Show Winners
Artist ID
Piece ID
Title
Category
Artist
Award
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
157
171
174
141
155
168
175
338
351
354
325
334
345
356
Walk More, Talk Less
Forest Stream
Memory Lane
Saint Frances
Dreams of Paradise
Malibu Sunset
Forty Mile Separation #2
Oil & Acrylics
Oil & Acrylics
Oil & Acrylics
Oil & Acrylics
Oil & Acrylics
Oil & Acrylics
Oil & Acrylics
Peggy Ludington
Cindy Yeoman
Anette Power
Carole Robertson
Ron Souza
Carolyn Counnas
Debbie Martin
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
162
119
134
183
512
501
506
515
Canyon Shrubs
Catch Me If You Can
Seaside Sunset
Beyond
Pastel & Graphics
Pastel & Graphics
Pastel & Graphics
Pastel & Graphics
Lynn Byrne Simon
Eva Svitek
Heidi Ritterbush
Theodora Ilowitz
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Honorable Mention
166
116
107
127
618
609
603
610
Tim
Leopard
City Lights
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
Photo & Digital
Photo & Digital
Photo & Digital
Photo & Digital
Howard Ehrlich
Paul Abravaya
Pamela Schneider
John Viola
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Honorable Mention
148
120
103
705
703
701
MC’s Planetoid
Tropical Illusion
Sneak A Peak
Sculpture & 3-D
Sculpture & 3-D
Sculpture & 3-D
Barry Reid
Arnie Rudman
Arline Tepper
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
138
132
179
131
136
178
818
812
829
811
815
828
Sentinel
Vanessa
Maybe
Grasshopper
Burt’s Barn
Winter Wander Lust
Watercolor
Watercolor
Watercolor
Watercolor
Watercolor
Watercolor
David Deyell
Carol Ratafia
Greg Radionov
Ruben Yadao
Lee Zimmerman
Stella Kwan
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
130
159
113
184
145
908
917
904
922
913
Creekside Sunset
There and Back
Grinnel Glacier
Ling’s Journey Home
Lost Horizon
Mixed Media
Mixed Media
Mixed Media
Mixed Media
Mixed Media
Judith Hoover
Carolyn Ryan
Barbara Welch
Barbara Zager
Janet Milhomme
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
172
352
Jump for Joy
Oil & Acrylics
Wendy Gordin
Best of Show
139
201
Reflections
Artist Emeritus
Fred Stone
1st Place
Thousand Oaks Gallery
WVAG
Student Awards Show
2331-A Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 498-4390
www.toartgallery.com
GALLERY HOURS
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and by appt.
January 2015
Members' Show
Westlake Village Art Guild
February 2015
Juried Show
Thousand Oaks Art Association
March 2015
Local Artists Studio c/o Ron Souza
[email protected]
Entry Deadline February 21, 2015
Visit www.wvartguild.org to download the application.
The Guild’s annual Student Awards
Show will be held during the month
of April at the historic Reyes Adobe in
Agoura Hills.
Sponsored by the Westlake Village Art
Guild, hosted by the City of Agoura
Hills’ Cultural Arts Council, and supported by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks and the Thousand Oaks
Arts Festival, the purpose of the 2015
Greater Conejo Valley Student Awards
Show is to encourage and recognize,
in a meaningful way, the dedicated
high school teachers and talented students that enrich and strengthen the
fabric of our respective communities.
January17- March 14
Terese Pencak Schwartz
Each of Terese's portrait photo-mosaics is of a woman (or child) who has
stood up for what she believes; has
faced her critics with courage - often
at great expense.
Terese Pencak Schwartz©
Seven Oaks Rehabilitation
Center
141 Triunfo Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
January 14- March 11
David Deyell
Carlyle Hume of Oak Park is a watercolorist.
David is a signature member of Calif.
Gold Coast Watercolor (WC) Society, Valley WC Society, cofounder of
Thousand Oaks Plein Air Watercolorists teaches Yosemite Conservancy
workshops and local weekly classes.
Debbie Hume of Oak Park is an oil
painter.
Helene Volkman of Westlake Village is
an oil painter.
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Open Studio Tour
Welcome New Members
facebook.com/westlakevillageartguild.
To exhibit in WVAG's Now Showing
Locally outside venues, contact Phyllis
Drenning at (805) 492-9123 or by
email at [email protected]
Application deadline – March 5, 2015
April 2015
Open Juried Show
Westlake Village Art Guild
Susie Ciufo has our Facebook page
up and running. Like Us at www.
Now Showing Locally
The Open Studio Tour is looking
for fine artist, painters, sculptors,
ceramic artists, jewelry makers, doll
makers, digital artists, photographers, and even furniture makers!
Visit www.wvartguild.org to download application or contact Craig
Morton at (818) 991-7516, E-Mail:
[email protected]
David Deyell©
CALL TO ARTISTS
Dear WVAG Members,
Westlake Village Art Guild and ABRA Gallery invites you to enter our ‘small’ show
with a Call for Entries. Exhibition dates are May 1 - 29, 2015 with an artist’s wine and
hors d’oeuvres reception, May 16, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Accepting Entries March 1, 2015
Entry deadline for submitted images is April 1, 2015
Requirements:
•
Up to 3 images will be considered for entry.
•
Images must be emailed to: [email protected], 72 to 300dpi, approximately
4” x 6” with image files labeled with artist’s name, title of artwork, medium,
contact number and retail price (ABRA Gallery will retain 50% of all sales).
•
A short bio or artist statement.
•
Artwork pieces no larger than 20”.
•
WVAG active members only.
Acceptance:
You will be notified by our committee on accepted work and set up a delivery time on or
by Wednesday, April 15, 2015. All artwork may be delivered to the gallery on April 2124, 11:00am - 2pm. All pieces should be ready to hang and/or framed. If needed, we can
provide framing for your art on site. A donation of $10 for all accepted work goes toward
artist’s reception.
Liability:
While all artwork is handled in the most professional manner, WVAG and ABRA Gallery,
nor any of its agents, will be responsible for damage or loss to any artwork submitted.
ABRA Gallery provides insurance coverage only while artwork is physically on the
premises. Any other insurance coverage is the responsibility of the artist.
We look forward to all of your entries!
Sincerely,
Pamela Fong
WVAG/President
Kaveh Abrishami
ABRA Gallery/President
ABRA Gallery * 30941 Agoura Road #310 * Westlake Village, CA, 91361 * (818) 889-2272
www.abragallery.com * Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm
2015 Open Juried Show Entry is now available!
Go to: www.wvartguild.org
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
Show Dates: April 3rd – April 29th
Thousand Oaks Community Gallery - 2331 Borchard Rd - Newbury Park, CA 91320
2014 Best of Show ‘Afterwards Comes Late’ by Tom Fritz ©
CATEGORIES:
• Oil/Acrylic
• Watercolor
• Sculpture/3D
SHOW CHAIR
Rod Seeley
(818) 991-0085
[email protected]
TECH SUPPORT
Ramya Sarveshwar
[email protected]
• Pastel/Graphics
• Photography/Digital Art
• Mixed Media
JUDGES
Patrish Kuebler
www.patrish.fineartstudioonline.com
Johan Andersson
wwwjohanandersson.com
Lynn LeTourneau
www.lynnletourneau.com
January Demo Artist
Wyllis Heaton
Heidi Ritterbush was the winner of
the Student Awards Show drawing
prize created by Wyllis Heaton during the demo.
Photos contributed by Anette Power.
Demo Artist Schedule
2014/2015 Officers
The WVAG Dinner & Art Demos are Pamela Fong – President
held the first Tuesday of the month
(805) 523-1260 – [email protected]
from September through June. The
Dennis Griffin – 1st Vice President
preliminary schedule of demo art(805) 262-2168 – [email protected]
ists is shown below and is subject to
change.
Shirley McCay – 2nd Vice President (805)
496-7576 – [email protected]
To recommend an artist for future
demos or workshops, contact Anette Judith Crowe – 2nd V.P. Membership
Power, program chair, at (805) 209- (805) 498-9514 – [email protected]
8069 or [email protected]
rd
March 3, 2015
Richard Scott
Lawana Godwin – 3 V.P. Communication
(805) 336-5722 – [email protected]
Keith McCay – Treasurer
(805) 496-7576 – [email protected]
Carla Davey-McQuestion – Secretary
(805) 985-8829 – [email protected]
Pam Schneider – Parliamentarian
(805) 338-8450 – [email protected]
Craig Morton – Past President
(818) 991-6158 – [email protected]
2014/2015 Committees
Richard Scott©
April 7, 2015
Susan Lasch Krevitt
May 5, 2015
Gail Childress
June 2 , 2015
Holly Woolson
Reservation Policy
WVAG Dinner & Art Demo
Reservations and Cancellations
are required! They can be made/
cancelled 7 days prior to the Dinner/
Demo by calling (805) 379-5655.
“No Show” reservations made, but
not cancelled 7 days prior to the
event, will be subject to an invoice
for dinner guaranteed but not served.
www.wvartguild.org
Maintained by John Conforti,
WVAG's website is an excellent
source of up-to-date information on
the Guild.
Interested in joining WVAG?
Download the application from the
website at www.wvartguild.org.
Dinner and Demos
Program Chair - Anette Power
Reservations - Lyn Conlan
Check In - Sara Tilkian
Raffle Tickets - Phylllis Drenning
Audio/Visual - Lee Zimmerman
Audio/Visual - Burt Misevic
Table Decorations - Heidi Ritterbush
Member Show
Show Co-Chair - Lee Zimmerman
Show Co-Chair - Burt Misevic
Hospitality - Susan Ciufo
Open Juried Show
Show Chair - Rod Seeley
Hospitality - Susan Ciufo
On-line entry - Ramya Sarveshwar
WVAG Student Award Show
Show Co-Chair - Priscilla Kromnick
Show Co-Chair - Craig Morton
WVAG Outside Exhibits
Coordinator - Phyllis Drenning
Communications
Webmaster - John Conforti
E-Mail Blasts - Pam Schneider
Mailing - Pam D'Ambrosio
Newsletter Design - Lawana Godwin
Publicity - Lawana Godwin
Facebook - Susan Ciufo