Valley Artists Guild

2008 Fall Exhibition

September 17 – October 4, 2008

The Valley Artists Guild celebrated their 60th anniversary with their Fall Exhibition at VIVA. The guild was formed in 1948 with the goal of supporting and elevating artists, working in all mediums, in the San Fernando Valley. With a membership of over 150 professional artists, their shows are vibrant and rich in content.

This exhibit was juried by well-known artist and critic, Diane Calder. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Calder earned her MA fine arts degree at CSUN and MFA at CalArts.

For more information about Valley Artists Guild, please visit their website.

Some of the winning entries are posted below; a full list of winners is at the bottom of this page. Click on any image for a higher resolution version.

Carol Pullman

Carol Pullman

“Hungarian Flea Market”
Best of Show
John Paul Thornton

John Paul Thornton

“Missing Child”
1st Place
Natalie Smythe

Natalie Smythe

“Sun-kissed”
2nd Place
Judy Koenig

Judy Koenig

“Slave to Fashion”
3rd Place

Full List of Award Winners for VAG 2008 Fall Exhibition:

Best of Show: Carol Pullman – “Hungarian Flea Market”

1st Place: John Paul Thornton – “Missing Child”

2nd Place: Natalie Smythe – “Sun-kissed”

3rd Place: Judy Koenig – “Slave to Fashion”

Merchandise Awards:
Continental Art Supplies: Lyn Esh – “Mechanization #1”

Golden Artist Colors: Jude Wiesenfeld – “Lilies Bright”

Daler-Rowney: Lina Kogan – “Introspections VI: Now”

Daler-Rowney: Felicité Imam – “Agave Kaleidoscope”

Jack Richeson and Co.: Trice Tolle – “Rio Grande Gorge”

Jack Richeson and Co.: Janis Elias – “38 Chevy”

Jack Richeson and Co.: Judith Prime – “Inner Space”

Jack Richeson and Co.: Marion Wallin Stanley – “A Still Life”

Jack Richeson and Co.: David Friedman – “Kalalau Valley, Island of Kauai”

Carter Sexton Fine Art Materials: Christi Work – “The Camera Marker”

Liquitex Artists Materials: Dallas Chase – “Color Me Pink”

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff: Peter Mantarakis – “End of the Dream”