Buenaventura Art Association will honor the three winners of the 2017 Collegiate Student Art Competition with a reception 5-8 p.m. March 17.
A body of their work will be on display in the Student Winners exhibition March 14-April 14. Christopher Borel was first-place winner, Omar Soto took second place, and Jasmine O’Campo was third.
Photographer Borel, a Ventura College student, won for a piece entitled “Lemon Shark Sunset.” Soto, also attending Ventura College, won his prize with a pencil drawing called “Lost in Thought.” Moorpark College student O’Campo took third with marker and crayon drawn, anatomical overlays entitled “Anatomy of Her.”
First place came with an $800 scholarship; second place, $600; and third, $350. The winners also received a free one-year BAA membership with free entry fees.
Also showing is an open competition called “Stories.” Artists who submitted artwork to this show also had to submit a written paragraph describing what inspired the piece.
A duo show by BAA members Helle Scharling-Todd and Mary Westheimer will also be on exhibit.
Buenaventura Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information about the Collegiate Competition, these exhibitions or the nonprofit Buenaventura Art Association, call 648-1235 or visit www.buenaventuragallery.org.