About The Village Art Center

The Village Art Center is an online visual art instruction website, owned by Pamela Weisberg, Fine Artist and Illustrator. As this website is just beginning to be formed, it will constantly be updated and improved.

The philosophy of The Village Art Center is to empower our students to express their best selves through the process of making visual art.

Any person who wishes to do visual art should learn the different styles that form the basics of good art. With that in mind, it is best to understand the meaning and definition of the various TYPES of art. Below is a brief description of those basic types:

Impressionism started with the concept that atmosphere could be expressed the best by using unbroken colors (not mixed with black or white) and to place the color dots side by side, because the eye connects them altogether and gives one impression.

The representation in art of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are, without idealization or presentation in abstract form.

Abstract art can be a painting or sculpture (including assemblage) that does not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world - even in an extremely distorted or exaggerated way. Therefore, the subject of the work is based on what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and, in some cases, the process.

Fantasy art is a genre of art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures or settings.

Looks as though it is from nature. Natural in pose, gesture, setting and imagery.

Means art where the idea or concept is more important than the seen image.


About Pamela Weisberg, Owner, Illustrator & Fine Artist


Pamela studied with Vernon Wilson, Professor of Painting and Drawing at The Art Center School of Design, Hollywood, California, and with Glen Orbik and Fred Fixler at the California Art Institute in Calabasas, California, She also has studied at Palomar College, Santa Monica College, and UCLA Extension. She has an Associate of Arts Degree from L.A. Valley College, and a Professional Certificate in Digital Publication Design from University of California, San Diego, Extension. Studied with Jeff Watts, Watts Attilier.

Present Gallery Representation:


Past Gallery Representation:

Ginger Graham Fine Art Gallery,Carlsbad, Ca
Pacifica Gallery, Carlsbad, Ca
Starboard Gallery, Queen Mary, Long Beach, Ca

Selected Past Juried Art Shows and Awards:

Old Town Art Festival, San Diego, Ca
San Dieguito Offtrack Gallery, Small Perceptions Award
San Dieguito Art Guild, Honorable Mention
Print & Drawing Show, Palisades Art Association 2nd Place
Ebell Club Invitation Show, Beverly Hills, Ca
Newport Beach Art Festival, Newport Beach, Ca
Laguna Beach Art Affaire Festival, Laguna Beach, Ca
Westlake Village Art Fair, Westlake Village, Ca
Hollywood Bowl Art Festival, Hollywood, Ca
Conejo Valley Art Walk, Westlake Village, Ca
Rotary Club Art Affaire, Pacific Palisades, Ca
San Diego Fair, Del Mar, Ca

Selected Group Exhibitions:

California Art Club, San Diego, Ca
San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego, Ca
San Diego Portrait Society, Poway Center of the Arts, Poway, Ca

Art Instructor/Juror:

San Dieguito Adult School, San Diego Union District
Cardiff Cards Community Cultural Center
Del Mar Fair
Escondido Art Association
Westlake Village Art Association
Newcomer Club of Carlsbad

Professional Affiliations:

Oil Painters of America
Fine Artist Group - linkedin.com
Carlsbad Oceanside Art League
Escondido Arts Partnership
San Diego Art Institute
Portrait Society of America
San Dieguito Art Guild

Public Arts Project:

Benchmark Project, San Diego City College Foundation

Portrait Clients:

MaryAnn Lessin
Lynn Lawrence

Illustration, Website Design, Graphic Design Clients:

John Kelly & Associates
Bobby Buchanan Design
Bob Baker Jeep
Spectacular Moments
Thai Express Restaurant
Ofelia Winery
The Bunham Institute
The Caring Residence
WebMasters Guild
Seacoast Marketing & Design

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Contact information:
Pamela Weisberg, Founder & Instructor
Phone: 760-720-5328
Email: info@thevillageartcenter.com

"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever", by John Keats