Valley Center Art Association meeting, greeting and competing in November

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Valley Center ‘Artist Meet and Greet’

Valley Center Art Association (VCAA) and the Valley Center Library present an “Artist Meet and Greet” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Valley Center Library Community and Seminar rooms.  Refreshments will be served. Music will provided by Palomar College students including two pianists and a jazz ensemble.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to meet artists whose art has been decorating the library walls,” VCAA president Barbara Graham said. “The Meet and Greet will feature many artists whose work includes original oils, watercolors, woodworking, photography, mixed media, sterling silver jewelry and sculpture.  Some of the pieces are for sale.”

The show features two rooms of art and many artists.

“I think those who visit the exhibition will be pleased by the variety of excellent art,” VCAA member Carolyn McGraw said. “Many of the pieces are by award winning artists. We invite the community to come and visit with the artists and to learn more about the enclave of fine artists here in Valley Center.”

For more information on the Artist Meet and Greet at the Valley Center Library, 29200 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082, contact library staff at (760) 749-1305.

Sterling silver, turquoise and coral necklace by Carolyn McGraw

Sterling silver, turquoise and coral necklace by Carolyn McGraw

North County Artists invited to compete in VCAA Art Show

Attention all North County Artists: Valley Center Art Association announces the 2015 Open Art Show; Friday, Nov. 20 to Saturday Nov. 21 in the Community Room at the Valley Center Library.

Artists are invited to enter their original art between 9:30 am and noon (no exceptions) Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Library Community Room.

Judging will occur Thursday afternoon. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Artists are asked to pick up their art  between 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Saturday after the show.

Ribbons and awards will be given for original art in the categories of oil & acrylic, water media under glass or plexiglas, mixed media (one piece with mixed materials), pencil, color pencil, charcoal, ink, prints, lithos, block prints, mono prints, photography, computer art, three-dimensional (sculptures, models, gourds, ceramics, jewelry, etc.)

“VCAA members are very excited about this year’s show,” McGraw said. “In past years, artists from Valley Center, Pauma Valley and the North County area have submitted very high quality work in many different media.”

Art will be on display to the public Friday, during Library hours and  from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. VCAA members invite the public to tour the show and to attend the Awards Ceremony.

The Valley Center Library is located at 29200 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082. For entry forms and more information about the art show please visit the VCAA web site at:

For information about  Valley Center Art Association, art shows, classes and events visit or contact Barbara Graham at (760) 749-2923 or at