We'll be holding another show at the Ziveli Winery June 7th - 9th, this year. No entry fee is required and the show is unjuried. Several paintings sold during last year's show there. For more information about drop-off and pick-up, call Jesus at 559 801-7850.
Society of West-Coast Artists
69th Annual Membership Exhibit
Our annual membership exhibition/competition is coming up!
Get your paintings and entries ready for this important exhibit, held at our headquarters gallery in San Bruno, in June. We'll be gathering SWA-SJVC entries for transportation to San Bruno in May: deadline May 30th. For more information about drop-off and pick-up, call Jesus at 559 801-7850.
SWA-SJVC Paint Out
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
9:00am to 2:30pm
Clovis Botanical Gardens
945 N. Clovis Ave.
(between Alluvial and Nees)
Painting and Fellowship Fun!
No entrance fee. The Garden is lovely and in bloom. Bring a sack lunch. Critiques after lunch if desired.
Dennis & Sheryl Lewis Art Exhibit
February 1 - 28, 2019
Fresno Arts Council Gallery
1245 Van Ness Ave.
Fresno, CA 93721
Feb 7, 2019, 5pm - 8pm
Wine provided by Ziveli Winery
We're asking for volunteers to help us hang the art on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
We are also asking for volunteers to help during the Opening Reception on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Volunteers please coordinate with Jesus Sepulveda at email@example.com.
SWA-SJVC members please spread the word and help us make the Opening Reception and exhibit a success!
SWA-SJVC Spring Art Show is Coming!
Opening Wine & Finger Food Reception Fresno Arts Council Gallery 1245 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA 93721 March 7, 2019, 5pm - 8pm
Our upcoming Spring Art Show will be held in March 2019 and we wanted to be sure any members planning on participating had as much time to prepare for this show as possible.
The show normally held at the Sunnyside Library, will be held this year at the Fresno Arts Council Gallery, 1245 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721.
All delivery of the artwork will be received at the Door Gallery, 3073 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 11am - 1pm. The show will be juried after 1pm the same day.
The show will be hung on at the Fresno Arts Council Gallery, Monday, March 4, 2019, at 9am.
The Opening Reception will be held during Fresno ArtHop Thursday, March 7, 2019: 5pm - 8pm Fresno Arts Council Gallery 1245 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA 93721
Members prepare now for this upcoming show!
SWA-SJVC October Membership Meeting
& Oil Painting Demo by Trowzers Akimbo
Join us for our SWA-SJVC October membership meeting and demonstration.
Oil Painting Demo by Trowzers Akimbo
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1pm - 4pm The Door Gallery 3073 W. Bullard Ave. Fresno, CA 93711
Bill Davis, AKA Trowzers Akimbo, signs his paintings with this alias to avoid confusion with the myriad other Bill Davis’ out there painting. He’s yet to run into another artist named Trowzers Akimbo.
A third generation artist, he grew up in the creative hot house that is Venice, CA. One of his high school art teachers, Betty Edwards, wrote, “Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain.” He received his BFA from Chouinard (CalArts).
Working as graphic artist at NBC, he painted go-go dancers for Laugh-In, created over 200 pieces of art for The Tonight Show and designed the Gong Show logo, among countless other projects. He directed and designed hundreds of animated and live action tv commercials and created illustrations for advertising agencies, design studios and magazines (Cricket, Sesame Street, The Electric Company, etc.) As chief creative officer, he’s led the creation of over 50 videos games. Among the awards he’s received for these commercial endeavors is an Emmy.
He works in both representational and abstract styles. He utilizes oils, acrylics, watercolors, soft pastels and any other medium he comes across.
Reminder: Contributions to the refreshmet table are much appreciated Dues for 2018 are due: $45 Don’t miss out on this valuable organization. SWA, PO Box 3742, Pinedale, CA, 93726
SWA-SJVC September Membership Meeting
& Acrylic Demo by Ma Ly
Join us for our SWA-SJVC September membership meeting and demonstration.
Acrylic Demo by Ma Ly
This month our demonstration aritst is Ma Ly (pronounced muh.li) a French self-taught professional painter residing in Fresno, CA. Born in Laos of Hmong descent, Ma lived 32 years in France before settling in Fresno in 2008. He has been a full-time artist since 2010 and teaches art to children and adults at his studio, Ma Ly Atelier. In addition, he has been the preparatory for ArtHop at Fresno City Hall since November 2016. The human element is at the core of Ma's work through portraiture and narrative paintings done in a realistic style. He also enjoys painting landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and animals. His award-winning paintings have been displayed in several local art venues including Fresno City Hall, the Fresno Water Tower, Chris Sorensen Studio, the Clovis Veteran's Memorial District, the Fresno Memorial Auditorium and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of the San Joaquin Valley.
Reminder: Contributions to the refreshment table are much appreciated. Dues for 2018 are due: $45. Don't miss out on this valuable organization. SWA, PO Box 3742, Pinedale, CA 93726.
SWA-SJVC Art Exhibit at Ziveli Winery
SWA-SJVC members are invited to participate in a noncompetitive art exhibit at Ziveli Winery.
There is no charge to participate. This short event will be held from June 29th to July 1st, 2018, with a reception on June 29th, from 4pm to 7pm. Ziveli Winery is located at 5840 North Biola Avenue in Fresno.
Artwork will be hung on Friday, June 29th, from 10am to 1pm. Take down will be on Sunday, July 1st at 4pm. Jesus Sepulveda will receive artwork at the Door Gallery on Thursday, June 28th, from 1pm to 5pm. Alternatively, you may deliver the artwork directly to the winery on June 28th from 10am to 1pm.
You may pick up your work on Sunday afternoon, July 1st, at the winery or on Monday, July 2nd, at the Door Gallery from 3pm to 5pm. For special arrangements contact Jesus Sepulveda at (559) 801-7850.
Please try to attend the reception on Friday, June 29th, from 4pm to 7pm and bring along family, friends and co-workers. We'd like as much of the public involved as possible.
So we can prepare for the number of participating artists, please notify Jesus Sepulveda prior to June 12, if you will be participating. Questions? Contact Jesus at (559) 801-7850.
Come 9:30 a.m. or so. We will be setting up 3 different still life displays to paint from as usual. Choose your subject matter and paint for the day. Bring a sack lunch and your choice of painting supplies: oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc. Drop cloths and easels provided. Paint till 2 p.m. with a critique of work following. Let's all come out and enjoy the sharing of talent, tips and great conversation. If you haven't been to one before, you'll find it to always be an enjoyable time to get to know your fellow artists better and learn a little about how each of us work. I can't wait.
Reminder: Contributions to the refreshment table are much appreciated. Dues for 2018 are due: $45. Don't miss out on this valuable organization. SWA, P.O. Box 3742, Pinedale, CA 93726.
SWA-SJVC 57th Annual Membership Spring Show
March 31st - May 19th, 2018
556 E. Kings Canyon Rd.
Fresno, CA 93727
Congratulations to this year's award winners:
Best in Show: Ron Javi
1st Place: Trowzers Akimbo
2nd Place: Dean Dallin
3rd Place: Maxine Fargason
1st Honorable Mention: Jesus Sepulveda
2nd Honorable Mention: Linda Lamb
3rd Honorable Mention: Chiz Kubo
Friday Live Model Session at Riverpark Art Studio Friday, April 6th, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Riverpark Art Studio
323 W. Cromwell, #104
Fresno, CA 93711
Come join SWA member, Rudy Murrietta, and other fellow artists to draw from a live model Good time, good drawing and great conversation!