Lakes and Valleys Art Guild
July 23 - September 17, 2016
The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by a few local artists. Begun in the Lakes area of the Antelope Valley, the Guild has grown over the years to an average annual membership of around 75 – 100. Members are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds, from professional artists to those who have a strong interest in and love for art. The goal is to give local artists mutual support and a place to display their work.
Each summer, members have helped support the Fine Arts section of the Antelope Valley Fair by setting up, taking in, and hanging entries, working with fair staff to monitor and sell art for the benefit of a scholarship fund.
One of the Guild’s biggest events is its annual Fundraiser and Art Auction, held each September. This event draws people from all over Southern California, offering attendees a chance to bid on original works by some of the Antelope Valley’s premier artists.
Membership to the Guild is only $36 per year for an individual, and $48 per year for a couple or two family members. Art students pay just $12 per year. For more information on the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild, find them on Facebook or visit their website: www.lakesandvalleysartguild.org. Email to subscribe to their monthly newsletter, the ARTiculator. The Guild can also be reached at 661-724-1312.
Particpating artists include AJ Currado, Al Miller, Ann Sly, Ben Tomlinson, Carolyn Smith, David Walker, Donna Weil, Heather Sandres, JoGayle Gerner, Joyce Hatton, Judy Rankin, Kathy McGauley, Kristi Arzola, Lora Fenmore, Lynda Pasztor, Sal-Silvestre Vasquez, Tena Wagner, Teresa LeClerc, Terry Cervantes and Thaddeus Grzelak.