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Westlake Village Art Guild



Entry Deadline – December 11, 2020


Show Dates: January 4 thru January 29, 2021

Virtual Location:
On the Published Shows section of  

Artwork Categories:
•    Oil/Acrylic
•    Watercolor
•    Sculpture/3D
•    Pastel/Graphics
•    Photography/Digital
•    Mixed Media

Awards ~ Ribbons in each Category*

•    1st PLACE
•    2nd Place
•    3rd Place
•    Honorable Mention*
*The number of awards is limited to one per entrant, the highest of which earned.
*Total awards per category dependent upon number of entries in each category.


Show Judge:  Karen Werner

Renowned artist and teacher, Karen Werner, will judge the 2021 WVAG Members Show.  Karen has judged many shows for Artists Of The High Desert, Yucaipa Art Association, as well as ongoing monthly shows in conjunction with her live demonstrations. Karen grew up in Orange County, CA and studied fine art with an emphasis on drawing and painting at California State University, Fullerton.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies at CSUF and a Master's Degree in Education at Claremont Graduate University.  After retiring from her teaching career in 2007, she began painting professionally.  Karen studied with the following contemporary masters:  Carol Marine, Greg La Rock, Jennifer Mc Christian, Quiang Huang, Joseph Todorovitch, Kim English, and Jim McVicker. She works primarily in oils, and her work in both oils and watercolor has received numerous awards in juried shows.  Recently, the American Impressionist Society included her work in four consecutive National Exhibits.  Her work is held in private collections across the United States and abroad.  She actively demonstrates for art associations throughout Southern California and teaches still life painting workshops in her home studio. Karen Werner is an associate member of: Artists of the Inland Empire, The California Art Club, and The American Impressionist Society. Gallery Representation:  Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA, and Mission Fine Art Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, CA.  For additional information, select the links below: 

Web Site:      

Instagram: karenwernerart


•    Open to all WVAG members in good standing.
•    Maximum of 2 works per artist. 

•    All works must be original. Artist must certify that all work is original and created by the submitting artist, not done under supervision. All source materials, including photographs, must be the artist’s own.   

•    No work previously hung or exhibited online in a WVAG show will be accepted.

*WVAG reserves the right to reject any submissions that it deems inappropriate, or is offensive in subject matter. Works that show nudity, religious, political, discriminatory, or violent messages may be rejected per these restrictions.

•    All sales during the exhibit are subject to a 10% commission fee payable to WVAG.  

Entering Your Images:
Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  

Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.

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Entry Fee:
First entry:        WVAG member $25
Second entry:    WVAG member $10

*Maximum of 2 entries per artist.  Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

SHOW CHAIRS:  Susan Gardner and Diane Manson


Calendar Dates:

Online Entry Opens:           October 14, 2020

Online Entry Deadline:       December 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PST

(no exceptions)  

Judging:                              December 14 - 21, 2020

Show Opens Online:                   January 4, 2021

ZOOM Reception & Awards:       January 9, 2021, 4:00 PM

Show Closes:                      January 29, 2021

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