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It’s not too late to submit an art grant proposal to the City of Ojai for 2016.
The deadline for submission for the City of Ojai Arts Commission’s 2016 Art Grants
program is 5 p.m. on September 14. Proposals may be submitted at Ojai City Hall. This
year the Commission has been allotted $20,000 for the 2016 grant cycle; visual and
performing artists are encouraged to submit projects for City funding that promote the
arts in Ojai.

“We want artists and arts organizations to know the process works and we are happy to
have more funding available to promote their work this year than ever before,” said
Michael Addison, Art Commission Chair. “We strongly encourage all artists and art
organizations to find out if their project or program qualifies and apply for this valuable
support.”

The City will be accepting completed grant applications until 5 p.m. September 14,
for the 2016 calendar year. The applications are available online at the city website,
www.ojaicity.org or the Arts Commission website, www.artsojai.org. For questions
contact Deputy City Manager Steve McClary at 646-5581 x101.

The Ojai Photography Club welcomes Ojai based photographer David Baker to their September 15 meeting. The program begins at 7:00 PM, at Kent Hall, located at Help of Ojai’s Little House, 111 Santa Ana St.

Baker will speak on “Seeing in Black & White.” This will be a highly informative presentation for anyone interested in branching out of digital color into the dramatic world of black and white photography. Using his own award-winning photographs as examples, Baker will demonstrate how to select color images and convert them into black and white artwork. Presented in an interactive setting, the talk will provide the audience with many opportunities to ask questions and receive answers from the expert.

In the early 1970s, Baker worked as a professional photographer for the Monterey Park Progress newspaper. In 1980 he left the photography profession to become a successful software engineer and graphic designer.

Visit his website for images and extended information: http://www.ojaiimages.com

After his presentation, Baker will review images submitted by club members. Monthly presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service outreach and visitors are welcome to attend.

The Ojai Photography Club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for review. For additional information please visit: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/.

Course 3 of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Food Preparation Series is a dehydration and solar cooking class on Saturday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Instructors Michelle Dohrn and Mikhael Collins will share the fun of making Chard chips, flaxseed crackers and culinary salts; along with demonstrating solar cooking.

There is a suggested donation of $35 for OVGC supporting members and $40 for non-members. Reservations are required and the class is limited to 12 participants. Visit ojaivalleygreencoalition.org for full details or call 669-8445.

Join the County of Ventura emPower program and the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) for an Energy Education Seminar hosted by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. The seminar, Energy: The New Frontier, will explore efficiency and renewable energy choices, financing tools, information on building a cleaner, local energy portfolio and ways to improve the comfort and indoor air quality of your home.

Lunch will be provided. Visit http://ojaivalleygreencoalition.com/selections.shtml to make your lunch selection. The event will be on September 12th, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Ojai Valley Women’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Avenue. Tickets are $10, but the first 25 people to register through emPower will receive FREE admission.

To register, visit http://www.empowersbc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=167.
For more information on the emPower program, call 654-3834 or email empower@ventura.org.

The Ojai Valley Green Coalition is hosting an energy education seminar – Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. The seminar cost is $10.00 and runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with an organic lunch included.

Seminar topics include available energy and water efficiency upgrade financial tools, our homes as an energy ecosystem, why renewable energy and rooftop solar is so important, how electric vehicles play into the equation and a new model for community based clean energy.

For more information about the Seminar and to register, visit ojaivalleygreencoalition.org/ees.shtml.

 

 

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