Ventura Art Scene

Youth Outreach Spring Art Showcase March 15 – April 24

FOTM Learning To See Youth Outreach Spring Art Showcase from March 15 – April 24. Sponsored by the California Arts Council. Come to this celebration of youthful expression, and see how art creates connections to cultures and histories from around the world.  This exhibit features artwork created with Learning To See Outreach in the World […] Read More »

The art of Hiroko Yoshimoto will be on display

Women on the Rise Women’s Exhibit Opening Friday, March 3,  from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. exhibit dates: March 3 – 31 Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment In celebration of Women’s History Month the Vita Art Center in collaboration with Focus on the Master’s will exhibit the artwork of women artist […] Read More »

Photographic Portraits by Ventura College alumni, Donna Granata, celebrate Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Ventura College New Media Gallery is proud to announce Photographic Portraits by Ventura College alumni, Donna Granata, founder of Focus on the Masters (FOTM).  The exhibition SPARK: Woman Educators, Innovators, and Activists will run from Thursday, March 2 through Thursday, April 13,  with an opening reception on March […] Read More »

Scenes of Ridgefield, CT by George Robertson

While vacationing in Ridgefield, CT George Robertson brought his sketchbook  (and we’re sure his Ventura Breeze) to capture the beautiful city. Read More »

Michelle Nosco portraits, murals and more at H Gallery + Studios

Michelle Nosco is a multi-talented artist whose work includes portraits (people and animals), murals, faux finishes and much more. To see more of her work in oil, watercolor and pastel visit www.noscofineart.com. Michelle’s studio is located at H Gallery + Studios 1793 E Main St. 861-6504 noscofineart@hotmail.com. Scamp stated ”what an adorable dog.” Read More »

The MIX – Nighttime Networking

The MIX – Nighttime Networking is an informal, after work social networking function held by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. The Feb.16 MIX was hosted by H Gallery + Studios located at 1793 E. Main! H Gallery + Studios is a 10,000 square foot vintage building completely dedicated to the arts. The social atmosphere at […] Read More »

Artist Mariana Peirano Royuela offers weekly classes, workshops and artist retreats

Artist Mariana Peirano Royuela believes that the universe had a plan for her to be an artist. “According to my mother, I was drawing since I could hold a pencil. As I got older it actually became a bit of an issue with her because that’s all  I wanted to do! But apparently life had […] Read More »

Ventura gallery focuses on young area artists

Works by young local artists will fill Buenaventura Art Association’s downtown Ventura gallery for the next few weeks, thanks to three concurrent shows to run until March 11. Entries in the 11th annual Collegiate Student Art Competition will be presented in the main gallery, three student winners of the last year’s BAA contest will have […] Read More »

Ten artists selected for FOTM formal documentation

Focus on the Masters (FOTM) is pleased to announce that ten artists have been selected for FOTM formal documentation by a distinguished jury for the 2017 season.  An artist will be featured monthly beginning with Jane Mulfinger, on Sunday, February 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. as part of FOTM’s popular Artist Spotlight interview series, […] Read More »

WAV Theater Gallery presents Balm, featuring the art of Rima Muna

Working Artists Ventura will present Balm, taking place at WAV Theater Gallery, featuring the art of Rima Muna. WAV, is designed for artists and creative businesses. The Artist’s Reception for Balm will be held on Thursday March 30th, 6 to 8pm. The official Artist’s Reception “opens” the show and celebrates the artist’s accomplishments. With over […] Read More »

The Ventura County Potters' Guild welcomes Kevin Wallace, new Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai

The Ventura County Potters’ Guild welcomes Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai. Wallace will offer a presentation on developing a career as a ceramic artist – including creating an artistic identity, working with galleries, photography, pricing, and promotion. He will demystify the art world by sharing his experience […] Read More »

Local artist Josif Constantinos Palmoutsos' 3 dimensional mixed media

Local artist Josif Constantinos Palmoutsos was born in Lima, Peru in 1947. His Father, Constantinos Josif Palmoutsos was a Greek Merchant Marine Officer, his Mother Graciela Silva Jara was a Peruvian Flamenco Dancer. When Josif was a little over a year old, he and his parents left Peru. The next 4 years were spent on Merchant Ships while […] Read More »

Astinite polished stainless steel with black steel base by Carson Pritchard

Buenaventura Art Association has announced the award winners of its 31st annual Open Competition . First place was awarded to sculptor Carson Pritchard for her stainless steel sculpture, Astinite. Second place was awarded to Kay Zetlmaier for her oil painting, Dutch Drawbridge, Amsterdam. Third place was awarded to watercolor artist Linda Shaner for her painting […] Read More »

2017 Art Tales contest for writers inspired by art is now open through April 4

The City of Ventura and E.P. Foster Library are pleased to sponsor the ninth annual “Art Tales,” a free “creative writing contest inspired by art.” Writers worldwide in three age categories are invited to visit the library, or the contest website, and choose the artwork that inspires them to create and enter their own poem […] Read More »

Good Bokeh photography exhibit

Dab Art has several exciting events coming up! Three exhibitions curated by Dab Art will be opening in the upcoming months; Vanishing Oasis, a solo exhibition by Janet Milhomme exploring the Salton Sea through mixed media. Back to The Future, another solo exhibition of retro abstracts by Krystal Becker, and Good Bokeh our  international juried […] Read More »

Amy Jennings art at Poinsettia Pavilion

Amy Jennings has been a lover of nature and all things beautiful since childhood.   She would spend endless hours coloring, drawing, painting and making craft projects.  Art classes were always her favorite growing up! After getting her Associate’s Degree in Interior Design, she worked as an Interior Designer in her hometown of Bakersfield before moving […] Read More »

Starburst by Karen Wu will be on display until Feb. 21

The Harbor Gallery is having a promotion for February, “Hearts for the Arts”, they are seeking donations of $1.00 for the purchase of a Valentine Heart on which the donor can make a dedication to a loved one.  These Hearts will be taped to their wall or they may purchase a Heart with an original […] Read More »

Scholarships available for community youth arts programs

Community youth program: free student art scholarships are available for youth 9- 12 years old. The scholarships are at no cost to needy families. The program is for visual arts, music, theatrical, dance, etc. call  479-4000 or nominate a student at www.MusicAndArtForYouth.org. They are non-profit 501 (c) 3 for public benefit and education. Despite school […] Read More »

Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” Feb. 18-19

Ludolph Backhuysen_The  Amsterdam Visitors of all ages can enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s and more than 60 world-class ship models, at […] Read More »

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery presents “Coastal Escapes”

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery presents “Coastal Escapes”. This is a solo art exhibition featuring the paintings of Jennifer Love. Opening night-Jan 21, 2016. 540 E. Main St. 628-3540. 6pm-8pm. Having lived most her life in Santa Barbara and Ventura, Jennifer Love finds herself drawn to the Ocean to paint time and time again.  […] Read More »

Ventura County Potters' Guild presents “My Miniature World of Ceramics” by Troy Schmidt

On Jan.23 Doors open at 7 pm. Program begins at 7:45 pm The Ventura Avenue Adult Center 550 N. Ventura Ave. The Ventura County Potters’ Guild welcomes Troy Schmidt, ceramic artist and miniaturist. Troy will present a glimpse into the whimsical and creative genre of scale miniatures with “My Miniature World of Ceramics”.  He will […] Read More »

Hawaiian Chieftain by Lorna Amundson

Drop in for a free spot of tea Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 1:00-3:00 Jan. 28 and 29, at the Harbor Village Gallery and Gifts (in the patio area at the corner of the Harbor Village 1559 Spinnaker Drive.) Jewelry, crafts and greeting cards on display and for sale. You will be served by artists […] Read More »

Work from the Synthetic Studio: Matilija Springs 1” Luther Gerlach

When Weston Naef, Curator Emeritus, J Paul Getty Museum, Department of Photographs had to choose three photographers to exhibit at his booth and participate on a panel with him, he chose Luther Gerlach, Jacqueline Woods, and Metabolic Studio. Naef did not realize that the first two named notable artists lived across the courtyard from one […] Read More »

16th annual Festival of Talent themed "Rock the World" Feb. 25

“I was impressed by the strong  and professional performances and looking forward to being part of the audience of the finalists in February. “ ~ Bernie Goldstein, Photographer Ventura Education Partnership is proud to announce the 16th annual Festival of Talent will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25. The theme for the event will be […] Read More »

"Hard Six through the Lens" A Photography Exhibit Jan. 28

“Hard Six through the Lens” A Photography Exhibit is a photography exhibit featuring over 20 pieces of art from Southern California photographers. For the past several years, thousands of images have captured Hard Six playing shows, and many have caught behind the scenes moments. This exhibit, featuring some of these moments, will debut at Megasounds […] Read More »

Life in good measure

Dave and Nancy at the Buenaventura Art Association gallery in Ventura Harbor . by Gail Field “Once burned, twice shy.”  David Hodge is not one to shy away from a challenge, but one day Dave was burned and turned away from a hobby he loved.  Fortunately, what ensued was a fulfilling life of new experiences. […] Read More »

Holiday rock art

Celebrating Christmas with rock art out of beach stones of the manger scene by Juan Manuel Cisneros. Located near the pier. Photo by Susan Lang Read More »

Art of Gerry Segismundo at Fox Fine Jewelry’s Art Gallery

Experience the art of Gerry Segismundo at Fox Fine Jewelry’s Art Gallery from Jan.19 to March 12. There will be an artist’s reception on Jan.21 from 6-8pm. Visit segismundoart.com to see more of his wonderful art. Fox Fine Jewelry, 560 E. Main.   Read More »

Erik ReeL represented in "Objects of Impossibility: Contemporary Abstraction" at Santa Barbara's Sullivan Goss art gallery

Erik ReeL of Ventura will be represented in an art show, Objects of Impossibility: Contemporary Abstraction opening during Santa Barbara’s First Thursdays on Jan.5 from 5 to 8 pm in Santa Barbara at the Sullivan Goss art gallery. The group exhibition will continue through Feb.27; gallery hours are every day, seven days a week, from 10 until […] Read More »

Stained Glass Epsom Salts art by Dr. E. Leighman Gafford on exhibit at Ventura Avenue Adult Center

The Stained Glass Epsom Salts (magnification 200X) Giglee on canvas art by Dr. E. Leighman Gafford is on exhibit at the Ventura Avenue Adult Center , 550 N Ventura Ave, Ventura, 648-3035 Read More »

Aimee’s aviary by Aimee French of the award winning education program “Learning To See”

In addition to heading up Focus on the Masters’ award winning education program, “Learning To See”, Aimee French is an artist whose latest creations are for the birds. Well, not exactly for the birds. Rather, they are birds lovingly created by Aimee out of hanks of wool, assembled with bits of wire and a few […] Read More »

Art classes for kids ages 7 to 12 while their parents shop at the Mall

Fridays & Saturdays 6:00 – 8:00pm. We will help everyone enjoy their shopping experience even more. Kids can come to the Arts Collective Studio for wonderful, busy creative time. Several options will be available for them to choose from.  Parents just need to sign the children in. More information and reservations required  676-1540 or vcartscollective@gmail.com […] Read More »

James Panagoti art at Bell Arts Factory

The string sculpt, yarn, glue, spray paint and wood art of James Panagoti will be on display at a future showing at the Bell Arts Factory located at 432 N. Ventura Ave. This one piece is on display now. Read More »

Ray Jaurique art at Bell Arts Factory

by Staci Brown Ray Jaurique has been painting for just a few years but his talent is immeasurable. With no professional training, Ray was inspired by his own father’s art that he wanted to imitate. He finds inspiration in many places and states that a lot of his inspiration is from shapes appearing in his […] Read More »

Grand opening held at Ventura College

Roe Estep creator of sculpture explaining the steps to her creation to friend Kathy Johnsen. Photo by Bernie Goldstein On Dec.1 the Ventura College Art Department held the grand opening of their remodeled Studio Arts Building (SAB) and the newly constructed New Media Gallery  at 4667 Telegraph Road.  It featured  studio class demonstrations, faculty and student […] Read More »

"Dainty Trio", mixed media by Nancy Horwick

Buenaventura Art Association’s annual Small Image Show is going on now through January 7 at the Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St. in downtown Ventura. No painting or sculpture is over 16 inches in any direction. Concurrent with the show is the Holiday Boutique filled with unique artisan crafts and gifts. All of the […] Read More »

“True Colors,” featuring Phillip Zubiate III and Eileen Maloney at Fox Fine Jewelry through Jan. 16

Eileen Maloney won the 2016 Strawberry Festival’s Poster Contest for her painting of strawberries dripping with chocolate and wet paint. An artist since she was young, Maloney continued her art as a teacher and mother. Now retired, she enjoys painting fruits, vegetables and flowers in her home studio. Says Maloney of her watercolors, “I always […] Read More »

Nancy Hodge mixed media art at Harbor Village Gallery

The mixed media art of Nancy Hodge is on permanent display at the Harbor Village Gallery. Nancy has been a member of the Buenaventura Art Association for 42-years. She paints many local scenes and animals. There are 14 artists that show their work there.     Read More »

Mermaids galore at Mermaid Gallery & Studio in Ventura Harbor

‘Mermaid and Her Seahorse” 24″ x 48″ oil by Tina Obrien at the Mermaid Gallery & Studio in the Ventura Harbor. If you are a mermaid or know a mermaid, come and sea Tina Obrien’s beach art at the Gallery. Tina has mermaid cards and prints, mugs and her Mermaid Sand Dollar Ornaments. The gallery […] Read More »

Ellen Wohlstadter hand building demonstrations at Ventura Country Pottery Gallery at Ventura Harbor Dec. 10 & 17

Ellen Wohlstadter will be doing hand building demonstrations at the Ventura Country Pottery Gallery located at Ventura Harbor, Saturday December 10th & December 17th from 11:00 – 3:00.  She will be working with paper clay creating bowls, texturing, darting and manipulating the clay over balls. “Clay is a marvelous material to work with.  There is […] Read More »

Photographs of Cuba by Tomi Murphy at Traveler Café until Dec. 3

The photographs of Cuba by Tomi Murphy are on display until Dec.3 at the Traveler Café, 1070 E. Front St. “Whether in my everyday life or on my travels, I find so many things around me to be beautiful. With my work I try to capture the beauty that I see and present it so […] Read More »

Dab Art presents Collective Dissent: Rethinking Rationality at H Gallery

Dab Art is pleased to present Collective Dissent: Rethinking Rationality at H Gallery (1793 E. Main). The idea of abstract painting and mixed media is to create objects without reference to the world outside, or as a strictly vestigial image or form. The artists in this exhibition have each pursued abstractions, sculpture and photography with unique and […] Read More »

George Robertson’s drawing of his first car that he drove in high school

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Seeing art in everyday life by I.P. Freely

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Arts & Eats in downtown Ventura Nov. 19

Arts & Eats will be held in downtown Ventura on Saturday, November 19 from 6 – 8pm. Four galleries will hold art receptions, while restaurants and shops will offer complimentary tastes. The event is free to the public. “Arts and Eats invites families and friends to a free and fun community event. Guests will enjoy […] Read More »

"Art Speaks Volumes" artworks at silent auction Nov. 19

“Art Speaks Volumes” artworks, and jewelry created by Lee Hodges will be available during a silent auction from noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at Grace Church, 65 S. MacMillan Ave. Auctioned items raise funds for up-graded sound equipment at Grace. Lee Hodges will demonstrate her mixed media techniques and invites children and adults […] Read More »

Lynn Creighton’s new work Love, What’s It To Ya exhibit

Lynn Creighton’s new work Love, What’s It To Ya exhibited in the Ventura County’s New Work Exhibit Atrium Gallery, Hall of Administration, County Government Center 800 S. Victoria Ave.Main Plaza and 3rd Floor Levels Read More »

Mary Kolada Scott and Don Scott at the Buenaventura Gallery until Nov. 26

For 22 years they’ve shared a home; now Mary Kolada Scott and Don Scott are sharing a wall. Her paintings and his photographs will be exhibited until Nov. 26 on the red wall at the Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura. The show is “His & Hers: He Shoots, She Paints.” It will feature acrylic and […] Read More »

8th Annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

The eighth annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival took place on September 10th and 11th at the Ventura Harbor.  Forty four artists showed their work on the harbor lawn, while street painters created colorful chalk pastel paintings on the sidewalks.  A children’s chalk area gave children a chance to create chalk art too.  The […] Read More »

Mayor's Arts Awards recipients announced, public invited to reception

Dr. KuanFen Liu was selected as the Artist in the Community. Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko is proud to announce the recipients for the Mayor’s Arts Awards and invites the public to attend its twelfth annual reception on Thursday, November 3, at 7 pm, at the Museum of Ventura County. Seven top leaders, patrons, educators, entrepreneurs […] Read More »

9th Annual “inkspots” exhibit at Gallery 643

Come meet the artists and see the printing presses at the “inkspots” opening reception of their 9th annual Exhibit. First Friday November 4th 5-8pm. Gallery 643 A Project Space at 643 Ventura Ave. In addition to their major pieces, the “inkspots” printmaking group collaborate on an annual folio or book project. The 2016 folio will […] Read More »

Synergy watercolors and acrylics by mother daughter team Phyllis Gubins and Jen Livia at Red Brick Art

Synergy is a collaboration of watercolors and acrylics by the mother daughter team Phyllis Gubins and Jen Livia of Red Brick Art. They created a variety of new pieces with this collaboration in mind all based around the color as a way of life. Step into their gallery and see the world through the eyes […] Read More »

Something new and exciting brewing at Blackboard Gallery

Something new and exciting is brewing at the Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo.  For one night only there will be an exhibit like never before, a pop-up spectacle for only the bravest artists and their victims.  This is an exhibit so intense it will only be on display for one dreadful, fun […] Read More »

Breeze on display at the Poinsettia Pavilion

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Ventura County Potters' Guild Gallery

The Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery consists of 20 juried Guild members. They are currently featuring an Eclectic Collection of works by VCPG President Genie Thomsen, Kim Myhre Clarke, Judy Winard Hirsty, Roe Estep, Arnie Kubelun, Dane Venaas, luster vessels by Bill Metcalf (Ventura College Ceramics technician) and Ellen Williams… all talented local artists for […] Read More »

Focus on the Masters (FOTM) presents “A Conversation with Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo” Oct. 26

Focus on the Masters (FOTM) will present a film screening of “A Conversation with Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo” on Wednesday, October 26 at Ventura College.  The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Applied Science Center. Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is a Ventura County textile artist and caretaker of a sacred Tibetan tradition: silk appliqué thangka. Creating thangkas (sounds […] Read More »

Darlene Roker's "101: A Highway Odyssey" at Buenaventura Gallery Oct. 18

Solo show of photographs by artist Darlene Roker titled “101: A Highway Odyssey” At the Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St. from Oct. 18-Nov. Opening reception on Saturday, October 22, 5 – 7pm. Fine art photographer Darlene Roker presents an exhibition of works “taken from Ventura to Atascadero along the 101,” Roker concentrates on […] Read More »

New photography exhibit at Coffee Connection

Offering intimate glimpses of Cuba at the turn of the millennium, a new photography exhibit at Coffee Connection. The images in “My Angle on Cuba” are all from photographer Myrna Cambianica’s 2001 Ventura College trip to Cuba conducted by photography professor and mentor Bill Hendricks. Reflecting her profound reaction to the Cuban experience, most of […] Read More »

Working Artists Ventura (WAV) showcase for ArtWalk 2016

Working Artists Ventura (WAV) will have open studios, artists’ gallery pods along adjacent Garden St., and a solo show in the WAV Theater Gallery for ArtWalk 2016. The gallery has 3500 cubic feet of available space for very large installations, and featured artist Tiger Huang will make use of it by draping his meditative calligraphy […] Read More »

Successful opening for Norman Kirk

Breeze: “I want to thank you so much for promoting the event for Norman Kirk. Norm was overjoyed seeing his past students, drawing buddies, collectors (from as far away as AZ and San Francisco!) and friends who attended. The scrapbooking was particularly enjoyed, as it gave a vehicle for people to express themselves in a […] Read More »

23rd ArtWalk Ventura event Oct. 1-2

The public is invited to the “ArtWalk Ventura Collectors Reception,” a special benefit celebration of art, poetry, music and food on Thursday, September 29, 6:30-9:30 pm, at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. Purchase tickets for $20 at www.artwalkventura.org or for $25 at the door. Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko will welcome this year’s visiting “2016 […] Read More »

“Arts & Eats” in downtown Ventura Sept. 17

The first “Arts & Eats” will be held in the 400 and 500 blocks of downtown Ventura on Saturday, September 17 from 6 – 8pm. Three galleries will hold art receptions, while restaurants and shops will offer complimentary tastes. “Arts & Eats invites people to stroll and enjoy the uniqueness of our downtown.  Guests will […] Read More »

Watercolor Art exhibit--Oceans Hills & Mountains at Ventura County Government Hall of Administration

Watercolor Art exhibit–Oceans Hills & Mountains at the 4th floor gallery at the Ventura County Government Hall of Administration. The show is curated by Michelle Nosco of Arts for Earth. art in support of environmental consciousness and education. Prices for the art are quite reasonable. Read More »

Photography expert Robert Diehl at Buenaventura Gallery

Most travelers take pictures, but few bring along a half-century of photography expertise. Robert Diehl is one of those few, and his recent results will be on display Sept. 20-Oct. 15 at the Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura in a solo exhibition titled Cuba — The People of Havana. This is the gallery’s second recent […] Read More »

Breeze photographer Michael Gordon

This beautiful art photo is by Breeze contributing photographer Michael Gordon   Read More »

Pierpont Racquet Club presents the soft pastel and watercolor art of Mona Neuhaus

Pierpont Racquet Club presents the soft pastel and watercolor art of  Mona Neuhaus. The subject matter of her work focuses on the natural environment of land and sea, the California countryside and vastness of the American West. Much of her inspiration comes from California’s Central Coast, as well as our great American treasures – The […] Read More »

Nominations for the 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards are due September 8

  Nomination forms are now available online until September 8 for the 12th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. For more information visit the website. To have a form mailed to you please contact Georgeanne Lees at 805/658-4720 or glees@cityofventura.net. The awards recognize the artistic achievements and contributions to the cultural community by City of Ventura residents […] Read More »

CSU Channel Islands lecturer Jerry Clifford will discuss “What your art teacher didn’t tell you — but should have” in a free presentation Sept. 8

CSU Channel Islands lecturer Jerry Clifford will discuss “What your art teacher didn’t tell you — but should have” in a free presentation from 5:30-7 p.m. September 8 at the Buenaventura Art Association Gallery on Santa Clara Street.  Dr. Clifford has taught a Science of Art course to art majors for many years at Cal […] Read More »

Angels are smiling at Heavens Gallery in Ventura

Angels are smiling at Heavens Gallery in Ventura California where artist Joan Doyle is currently showing her collection originals titled “The Hero’s Journey.” Originally from Ireland, she transitioned from Disney animation artist to watercolorist. She specializes in creating sunlit portraits of homes, individuals, and the Angelic realms. Her vibrant and life-like watercolors seem to capture […] Read More »

Focus On The Masters - Artist Spotlight Interview an evening with James L. Webb

Focus On The Masters – Artist Spotlight Interview an evening with James L. Webb Saturday, September 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Brooks Institute Screening Room 5301 N. Ventura Ave., It’s a pleasure to welcome back to the Artist Spotlight James L. Webb who was extensively documented by Focus on the Masters in 2009.  Jim, […] Read More »

Aloha Zen at Traveler Cafe until Nov. 1

Join Mika at the Opening Reception on Saturday Sept.17 4-6pm and immerse yourself in the Healing Hawaiian vibes of Aloha. Sip on some POG or grab a Guava Mimosa from the bar and listen to the strumming ukulele of Hawaiian music, as you view this new Aloha Zen art series from artist Mika Harmony. For […] Read More »

An Exhibition of the artwork of Hiroko Yoshimoto & Bob Privitt

The Blackboard Gallery – Studio Channel Islands September 1– 24 Reception  September 3, 4pm – 6pm Artist Talk with Bob Privitt September 17, 1:30pm September begins the new art season and the Blackboard Gallery located at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo is opening with a phenomenal new exhibition called “Life Force”. Artists Hiroko Yoshimoto & […] Read More »

Dana Zurzolo At the Edges of Security

Opening Reception: September 2 from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit dates: Sept 2 – 24 Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment Dana Zurzolo discusses invisible social forces disguised within a bright pallet, a fresh eye, and a tense, visual honesty that disarms her audiences. Her work is multi-layered, unpredictable, shocking. Artist Talk September […] Read More »

Artworks by artist Robert Wassell titled "The Penumbra of the Forest" at Buenaventura Gallery

Solo show of artworks by artist Robert Wassell titled “The Penumbra of the Forest” at the  Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St. from Aug. 23 – Sept. 17. With an opening reception on  Saturday, August 27, 5 – 7pm at the Gallery. For more than three decades, artist Robert Wassell has hiked the Los Padres […] Read More »

Very Ventura to host Art Exhibit and Sea Bling Jewelry trunk show at Gallery V Saturday, Aug. 20t

Very Ventura – 540 E. Main Street –  to host an Art Exhibit and Sea Bling Jewelry trunk show at Gallery V on Saturday, August 20th from 6pm-8pm. The Exhibit: “H20: The Force and Flow of Life,” a group exhibition features the artwork of Joe Cardella, Lisa Caren, Frank “Kimo” Mitchell, Ashley Harris, Brooke Halpin, […] Read More »

Art Ventures Bus Tours

Join other art lovers on rides to cultural adventures at surprising, landmark and emerging SoCal destinations. Artists Maryanne Irving or Mary Neville lead most tours and host discussions on the way there and on the way home about your fascinating art encounters. Explore venues with them, docents or on your own as sites permit. All-day […] Read More »

Marilee Stockman presents “Personalities On Exhibit” Sept. 1-30 at Trinity Lutheran Church

Marilee Stockman presents “Personalities On Exhibit”, a solo exhibit on display September 1 to September 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 196 N. Ashwood Ave. The exhibit features oil portraits, bronze portraits, clay figures and portraits in cast paper sculpture. Stockman’s passions for life and art are evident in her sculptures and paintings.  The feeling for […] Read More »

Living Sculpture by Ventura Breeze contributing writer Karen Helen Szatkowski at a gallery showing

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Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival to be at Ventura Harbor Village

The iconic Ventura Harbor Village will once again serve as the seaside backdrop for the 8th annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival to benefit FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank.  On Saturday Sept. 10 and Sunday Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the waterfront promenade will be transformed into a working […] Read More »

“Four Seasons Portraits” by local artist Hiroko Yuoshimoto

As part of the Museum of Ventura County traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit is  “Four Seasons Portraits” by local artist Hiroko Yuoshimoto. Artist  Yoshimoto stated, “I appreciate and enjoy my Japanese ancestry, culture, and customs, but my day-to-day life is among the mixed Southern California Community and especially, in the arts community.” Read More »

Mission San Buenaventura presents a trilogy titled “El Camino Real” by late artist and architect Aurelio G. D. Mendoza

Mission San Buenaventura will present a special art exhibit from August 6 through November 5,  a trilogy titled “El Camino Real” by late artist and architect Aurelio G. D. Mendoza. Three large mural-like oil paintings depict the conversion of the indigenous people in Mexico; another depicting Fray Junipero Serra directing his companions forward on their […] Read More »

A Spotlight Interview with Karen Kitchel

An evening with Karen Kitchel Saturday August 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Brooks Institute Screening Room 5301 N. Ventura Ave. A Spotlight Interview with Karen Kitchel . Karen Kitchel’s landscapes are definitely not traditional. Of her work Karen states: “I paint them with the traditional craftsmanship of the genre’s past, and a critical eye […] Read More »

Uncanny Valley, a solo exhibition of 30 paintings by Alexander Churchill at HUD Gallery

Dab Art is pleased to present Uncanny Valley, a solo exhibition of 30 paintings by Alexander Churchill at The HUD Gallery. These large-scale works burst with energy and precision, yet mystify with their complex permutations and combinations of figurative and surreal elements. These canvases string together compositional elements of image and texture paradoxically, with an […] Read More »

Buenaventura Art Association’s Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts Grand Opening and Celebration of the Arts from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20

Buenaventura Art Association’s Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts has a new home in Ventura Harbor Village and invites the public to a Grand Opening and Celebration of the Arts from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 20. There will be artist demonstrations, Hawaiian dancers and the opportunity to meet the 14 artists featured in the […] Read More »

Linda Elder of Ventura, esteemed sculptor and educator, has died

Linda Elder in her Studio by Donna Granata FOTM Portrait Series 2000 Linda Elder (1942 – 2016) Throughout her life, Linda exemplified strength and courage. Much of her work expressed an appreciation of woman’s strength and triumphant qualities, traits Linda displayed in her own life.  She conquered debilitating injuries sustained in an auto accident and […] Read More »

Iridescence: The Art of Ira Winarsky on exhibit at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to present Iridescence: The Art of Ira Winarsky, an exhibition that shares the artist’s reinvention of ceramic sculpture as a means of exploring abstraction, light and reflection. The exhibition will be presented until August 13. Sculptor and artist Ira Winarsky (1942-2015) spent the last 25 years […] Read More »

Beautiful pastels by Sandy Robertson from her home collection

The beautiful pastels by Sandy Robertson can only be seen at her house by special invitation. Read More »

Photographer Tomi Murphy solo exhibition at the Buenaventura Gallery July 26-Aug. 20

Compelling photos are a convergence of location and timing. Artfully frame an intriguing subject in your viewfinder, then trip the shutter at exactly the right moment. Tomi Murphy does both challenging tasks very well. Havana, Cuba is the subject and title of the Oxnard photographer’s July 26-Aug. 20 solo exhibition at the Buenaventura Gallery in […] Read More »

Kids’ Art offers a free art program for children ages 5-14 taught by local artists

This surf board was painted by the young artists from “Kids’ Art (Growing Young Artists Since 1992). Kids’ Art offers a free, comprehensive art program for children ages 5-14 taught by local artists. Located in the Arc of Ventura’s Art Room. 295 S. Arcade Dr., Ventura. 628-9150. This surfboard was raffled off at Surf Rodeo […] Read More »

Ojai artist Uta Coleman at HUD Gallery

Ojai artist Uta Coleman is a resident artist at the HUD Gallery located at 1793 E. Main in Midtown. The gallery presents progressive exhibitions focusing on contemporary artists, while promoting a wide spectrum of genres and mediums in solo, group and juried exhibitions. Their resident artists range from photography, mixed media, abstract to realism, oil […] Read More »

Museum of Ventura County presents twelve oil paintings by Carpinteria-based artist Whitney Brooks Abbott July 22-September 5

The Museum of Ventura County is proud to present an exhibition of twelve oil paintings by Carpinteria-based artist Whitney Brooks Abbott from July 22 through September 5.  These lush landscapes feature local rural scenes with barns, trees and farm equipment that many will find familiar and pleasing, with names like “Open Barn”, “January’s Harvest” and […] Read More »

Art Reception and fundraiser for Family Reconnection Program

by Jen Livia On Saturday, July 16, 6 – 8pm, Fox Fine Jewelry will host an Art Reception and a fundraiser for the Family Reconnection Program. Neighbor Gallery V will host a Book Signing and Music Event on July 16 from 6 – 7pm. Jen Livia and Hilda Kilpatrick-Freyre will display their art in a show […] Read More »

Focus on the Masters announces new members of its Board of Directors and Officers for 2016-2017

When To Hold On, When To Let Go by Gerald Zwers. Karen Hoffberg, real estate professional and member of the Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee, has been elected president of Focus on the Masters.  Hoffberg was elected to the board in 2014 and has been active in fund development and event planning.  She succeeds […] Read More »

Channel Islands Harbor Arts Festival July 9–10 at Harbor Landing in Oxnard

This 15th annual Channel Islands Harbor Art Festival will feature accomplished artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylics, oils, watercolors, photography, and sculpture in glass, metal, and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All […] Read More »

Beatles and me on tour book signing and music event

When Ivor Davis isn’t signing books he keeps fit at the Pierpont Racquet Club. On Saturday, July 16, 6pm to 7pm.  Gallery V will host a musical book signing event featuring author Ivor Davis and singer/composer Brooke Halpin.   Gallery V is located inside Very Ventura Gift Shop at 540 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura.  The […] Read More »

Ojai Portrait Artist - Ojai Community Bank - Reception Thursday, June 16, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Charcoal portraits drawn by Sandy Treadwell will be on display at the Ojai Community Bank until July 29. Treadwell has been a journalist and politician and was New York Secretary of State. He and his wife Libby moved to Ojai in 2010 to be near their Los Angeles-based family. In 2014 he became a student […] Read More »

Trevor Norris-House Inside Out and Other Stories at Vita Art Center

Vita Art Center, 432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30 www.vitaartcenter.com Trevor Norris-House Inside Out and Other Stories Opening reception: July 1 from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit until July 30 Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. and Sun. by appointment “The works shown in House Inside Out and Other Stories pay homage to my family history, and […] Read More »

An iconic image of St. Junipero Serra is now on permanent display at Mission San Buenaventura. 

Artist John Nava designed the tapestry based on the oil painting using the electronic Jacquard technology.  John Nava studied art at U.C. Santa Barbara and did his graduate MFA work in Florence, Italy. His work is found in numerous private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan including the National Museum […] Read More »

Tina Obrien Gallery is now the Mermaid Gallery and located in the Harbor

‘Mermaid and her catfish, Goldie’ 18×36 oil on canvas by Tina Obrian.   The Tina Obrien Gallery has a new name and new location in the Harbor. It is now the Mermaid Gallery located at 1575 Spinnaker Dr. #107B. Ventura Harbor Village (By the Coffee Dock & Post) Open daily 11 to 6. Visit www.tinaobrienfineart.com for […] Read More »

Arts for Earth Foundation: Green Street Ventura comes to the July 4th Street Fair

by Karen Helen Szatkowski Can passion for the arts create compassion for the earth?  Arts for Earth Foundation, (AFEF), was created to do just that.  Recently, founder Michelle Nosco, hosted think tanks on behalf of local environmentalism:  Sierra Clubs’ Wildlife Corridor, iMatterYouth’s Climate report-card and Surf Rider’s Matilija Dam Wetlands project. Now AFEF is sharing […] Read More »

Duo Show "Wild About Paper" by artists Janet Black and BiJian (BJ) Fan at Buenaventura Gallery

Duo Show by artists Janet Black and BiJian (BJ) Fan entitiled “Wild About Paper” at the Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St. Exhibition runs June 28 – July 23. Artists Janet Black and BiJian Fan create figurative collages and sculptural images bringing to life a menagerie of creatures, real and imaginary, only using paper. […] Read More »

Lynn Creighton’s art studio has relocated

Lynn Creighton’s art studio has relocated to 39 E. Harrison Ave ( At Wall St. in back of the Bell Arts Factory). Call Lyn at 818- 554 -9819 for hours of operation. Read More »

Mini art tour of downtown Ojai art studios Saturday June 11

If you are in Ojai for the Music Festival on June 11, add the visual arts to your experience. Take a mini art tour on Saturday and visit some downtown Ojai art studios. For an easy walking tour, start from Libby Park, head east and first stop at Ray Harding’s studio on Montgomery St. There […] Read More »

Lynn LeTourneau Painting Inside/Out Classes.

Lynn LeTourneau teaches on-going Painting Inside/Out Classes. A 4 step process to connect to your inner muse, express your unique voice in paint. Next class starts June 11. Bell Arts Factory, Ventura Ave. Studio 84 letourneaufineart@gmail.com Read More »

The Art of Chalk: by Venturean Tracy Lee Stum

For anyone who pays the least bit of attention, chalk art is making a comeback. As an outdoor chalk artist, Venturean Tracy Lee Stum boldly embraces both the perils of precipitation and the casualties of crowds. The impermanence and “delightful and pleasing ephemera” of outdoor chalk art is part of its allure, according to Stum.  […] Read More »

12 Annual Channel Islands Harbor Fine Art Festival at Harbor Landing July 9-10

The Channel Islands Harbor Fine Art Festival will return to the Harbor Landing, on July 9 – 10 for its 12th annual event. The festival will feature artists displaying their own original work in all medium of fine art and fine craft. Work presented will be paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more. […] Read More »

Focus on the Masters “Where Art Lives” - Betsy Chess art collection

The art collection of Betsy Chess was on display as one of the 11 homes on the Focus on the Masters “Where Art Lives” self-guided tour of Ventura homes held on May 21 and 22. Homes where art is collected, displayed and loved. Read More »

Anne K. Graca solo exhibition May 31-June 25 at the Buenaventura Gallery

The natural world fascinates artist Anne K. Graca, both pictorially and materially, so her solo exhibition May 31-June 25 at the Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura is naturally titled Spirit of the Earth. “In exploring the theme of ‘spirit’ in relation to the natural world, I want to convey the living, spiritual aspect of the […] Read More »

Beautiful home by George Robertson

A beautiful home by George Robertson- If you would like your art in the Ventura Breeze send to editior@venturabreeze.com. Read More »

Jeff Sanders "Tell Someone Who Cares" at Vita Art Center

Jeff Sanders “Tell Someone Who Cares” Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit Dates: June 3 – 25, Vita Art Center 432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30 www.vitaartcenter.com Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment Jeff Sanders was born in San Francisco. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design […] Read More »

Elaine Thompson oil painting mystery man

Might this painting by Elaine Thompson be Publisher Sheldon? Only the artist knows for sure. Read More »

Eco Shumaker first solo exhibition, Wanderlust, until May 28 at Buenaventura Gallery

Eco Shumaker, a Ventura mixed-media artist, will present her first solo exhibition of works, titled Wanderlust, until May 28 at the Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura. “These are the paintings that have come from my travel to Costa Rica and Hawaii. I am feeling the pull to travel and have been intuitively painting whatever moves […] Read More »

Three downtown Ventura galleries will host artist receptions on Saturday, May 21.

Buenaventura Art Association (5 – 7pm), Fox Fine Jewelry (6 – 8pm), and Gallery V (6 – 8pm). Buenaventura Art Association presents the 4th Annual Collage and Mixed Media Open Competition from May 17 – June 11.  The reception is May 21 from 5 – 7pm with award presentation at 6pm. Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. […] Read More »

Applications and guidelines now online for Ventura 2016-2017 Cultural Funding Program

Applications and guidelines are now available online for the City of Ventura 2016-2017 Cultural Funding Program at www.cityofventura.net/cfp. Apply by Thursday, June 23, for the City of Ventura Office of Cultural Affairs 2016-17 Cultural Funding Program Grants. The program is open to any Ventura-based arts non-profit.  All organizations will be required to provide proof of […] Read More »

Focus on the Masters presents Where Art Lives

Focus on the Masters presents Where Art Lives, a self-guided tour of Ventura homes where art is collected, displayed and loved on May 21-22, 11:00 to 4:00.  The tour includes 10 private homes and one law office.  The ticket price is $30 for Focus on the Masters members and $35 for the general public.  To […] Read More »

"A celebration of the New" by Gerald Zwers

Gallery V  is pleased to present “A New Earth” a group show featuring the work of Gerald Zwers, Mary-Gail King, Carlos Grasso, Jack Halbert, Julie Maechler, Susan Guy and Kirk Mann.  “A New Earth” is an awakening to the fluidity of life. Artist reception will be May 21st, 6pm-9pm. 540 E. Main Street .805-628-3540. Read More »

Tomi Murphy Japanese collection at Gallery 113

Tomi Murphy was born in Tokyo where she grew up.  She moved to California in 1976 and worked as a software developer for 33 years.  After retiring, she focused on photography which she always enjoyed working with.  She specializes in wedding and other events, portraits, and travel photography. She has had  several solo exhibits of […] Read More »

Photo Realism by David Grizzle

David Grizzle  moved to Ventura with his wife in 2010 from San Pedro. “I am originally from Texas and I spent 12 years (1998 to 2010) touring the south as a musician before turning to my visual art full time. I am self-taught. I work with acrylic on different mediums. My style has been described […] Read More »

Vita Art Center presents Intuitive Spaces: An Emerging Artist Exhibit

Vita Art Center presents Intuitive Spaces: An Emerging Artist Exhibit Opening reception Friday, May 6 from 6-9pm Exhibit Dates: May 6-28 Gallery Hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. and Sun. by appointment The term “emerging artist” has become somewhat of a buzzword when it comes to discussing contemporary art and young artists in general considering that […] Read More »

Mariana Peirano at the HUD

Mariana Peirano is a resident artist at the HUD, 1793 E Main Street. With many other wonderful artists. Of her work she says “I was born an artist yet at some point in my early adult life I unconsciously moved away from that idea and became an elementary school teacher. Once my family moved away […] Read More »

Solo show by artist Steve Eberhardt at Buenaventura Art Association's Harbor Village Gallery

Solo show by artist Steve Eberhardt Title: “…of Dwarves, Kings, and Wanderings”, Buenaventura Art Association’s Harbor Village Gallery Entrance 3 in the Ventura Harbor Village 644-2750, or email kitty@buenaventuragallery.org for more information. Selected works from three suites of ongoing work by artist Steve Eberhardt are sure to delight even the most eclectic of viewers. Dwarves, […] Read More »

Jocelyn Davis paintings on display at the December Store & More

Jocelyn Davis grew up in Denver, Colorado where she exhibited her early work at various festivals before moving to California to pursue two bachelor’s degrees in Art and Media Production at Pepperdine University. During her time at Pepperdine she took a year to study abroad in Florence, Italy and traveled extensively throughout Europe during her […] Read More »

150th anniversary “Quick Draw Paint Competition” winners

At the 150th anniversary party held at Plaza Park Red Brick Gallery presented Paint Ventura which included a 2-hour “Quick Draw Paint Competition”. These are the winners and their art. Read More »

Vita Art Center Presents John M. White’s recent works until April 30

John M. White is a painter, sculptor and performance artist. He has been exhibiting publicly over 40 years. Culturally, politically and aesthetically influenced by the late 60’s, White’s work exemplifies this period of redefinition and experimentation. Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment Vita Art Center 432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30 […] Read More »

Buenaventura Art Association presents watercolor paintings by Beverly Cunningham

Buenaventura Art Association is presenting an April solo exhibition of watercolor paintings by Beverly Cunningham, titled Expressions of Grace, at its downtown Ventura gallery. “I love to paint floral still life’s; I am influenced by flowers in my garden,” said the Ventura artist and retired longtime teacher, whose theme is “peace and beauty through floral […] Read More »

“Tattoos: Not Just for Drunken Sailors Anymore!”

On April 3 a conversation with Sandra Price was held at the Brooks Institute Screening Room, “Tattoos: Not Just for Drunken Sailors Anymore!” The conversation was held between Focus on the Masters (FOTM) volunteer (and executive assistant) Mary Galbraith and Sandra Price and took the audience to the colorful and fascinating world of Tattoos. Sandra Price […] Read More »

Studio Sunday painting classes at the Museum Ventura County

The Museum Ventura County’s art instruction series, Studio Sunday, has provided a great reason for friends to gather at the museum and cultivate their inner artist.  The Studio Sunday painting classes are taught by Mary Perez and Megan Bisbee of Vita Arts Center, and are open to all regardless of their level of expertise. Pre-paid […] Read More »

Brooks Institute Portfolio Show opening April 22

Join Brooks Institute on Friday, April 22 from 4:00-6:00 pm for the Portfolio Show opening reception, celebrating the work of April 2016 graduating class. The work in this exhibition is selected by the students with the support of a faculty member and features projects created by graduating students in the Graphic Design, Professional Photography, and […] Read More »

Ventura Unified School District all-district art show April 1-3

The Ventura Unified School District is having an all-district art show that will include student work from elementary, middle and high schools. One of the featured artists is Chloe Yahner who created the image on the art show poster.  A senior at Foothill Technology High School she stated “I have been painting since I was […] Read More »

French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne at Ventura Breeze Basement Gallery

Paul Cézanne is a  French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work has laid the foundations of the transition from the 20th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 21th -century. Cézanne’s often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of color and […] Read More »

“El Nino at Ventura Pier” takes first place in Santa Paula Art Show

Ventura artist  Tony Jankowski captured the wonderful waves and pier in his piece called “El Nino at Ventura Pier” which took first place in the annual Santa Paula Art Show. His mother exposed him to European Masters and encouraged him to draw and paint at an early age. At age 5, he painted his first […] Read More »

Focus on the Masters Learning To See Outreach Art Showcase

March 30 – April 17- Public Reception Saturday, April 16 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm Ventura Harbor Village Gallery The public is invited to join Focus on the Masters (FOTM) and Buenaventura Art Association for a celebration of youthful expression featuring artwork created with Learning To See Outreach.  For more information about Learning To See, […] Read More »

Ventura County Potters' Guild presents Scott Semple ... Throwing BIG March 28

On  Monday March 28 (doors open at 6:45 pm program begins at 7:15 pm ) the  Ventura County Potters’ Guild presents Scott Semple … Throwing BIG  (demonstration and talk) The Potters’ Guild welcomes local and internationally recognized Santa Barbara County ceramic artist Scott Semple.  Semple is a large format potter who has lived, worked, and […] Read More »

"Going Under The Knife" by Johanna Spinks at Museum of Ventura County Tool Room Gallery

“Going Under The Knife” by Johanna Spinks an exploration of palette knife portraiture will be at the Museum of Ventura County Tool Room Gallery at the Bell Arts Factory (432 N. Ventura Ave.) Opening night, First Friday April 1st, 6-9pm And viewing by  appointment by calling 310.384. 7029. Just over two years ago, award-winning portrait […] Read More »

Mark Hafeman solo exhibition at the Buenaventura Gallery downtown Ventura April 2

“Reflections, Flowers and Forests relate to some of my favorite subjects,” Mark Hafeman said about the title of his solo exhibition at the Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura. Showing until April 2. Hafeman lives in Oxnard and is active in the Buenaventura Art Association. He has one of the studios at Harbor Village Gallery and […] Read More »

Explore Ventura’s Art scene at Paint Ventura April 2nd

Find your creative side and explore Ventura’s Art scene at this year’s Paint Ventura April 2nd featuring a variety of artists in all mediums creating, selling and competing in downtown Ventura Spring Art Fair And Paint Out/ 10am – 4pm at Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura / free Spend the day enjoying local arts and […] Read More »

Sesquicentennial – Celebrating 150 years at Gallery V Mar. 12

Sesquicentennial – Celebrating 150 years at Gallery V on March 12th 6pm-9pm- 540 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura. Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery celebrates Ventura’s 150th birthday at Gallery V (located inside Very Ventura) with the Ventura150: Then & Now Exhibit.  Featured artists include Sarah Kalvin, Hilda Kilpatrick-Freyre, Elaine Thompson, Steve Cook, Christine Bierne, […] Read More »

Morris Graves Museum of Art and the Humboldt Arts Council solo show of paintings and works on paper by Ventura artist Erik ReeL

The Morris Graves Museum of Art and the Humboldt Arts Council will be presenting a solo show of paintings and works on paper by Ventura artist Erik ReeL from March 12  to  April 1. ReeL was heavily influenced by Morris Graves and his compatriots, Mark Tobey and Kenneth Callahan from an early age; these artists […] Read More »

Ventura County Potters' Guild First Annual March Mermaid Madness

Mesmerizing Mermaids . The month of March Artist Demonstration March 12, 12 – 3 pm Join the Potters’ Guild at the First Annual March Mermaid Madness. The mystical Mermaids have migrated to the Ventura Harbor Village for the month of March. So come celebrate the Mermaids at the Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery with 3 […] Read More »

Empowerment: Works by Modern to Post Modern Women Artists

Empowerment: Works by Modern to Post Modern Women Artists from the collection of Ann Bittl Including work by: Alice Neel Louise Nevelson Mary Cassatt Elaine de Kooning Lee Krassner Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit Dates: March 4 – 27, 2016 Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment Art […] Read More »

Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Rich Deppe and Carl Friedlander at Focus on the Masters Artist Spotlight Mar. 6

Focus on the Masters popular Artist Spotlight Series will introduce two members of the Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Rich Deppe and Carl Friedlander at their next Artist Spotlight interview on Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Brooks Institute (5301 N. Ventura Ave.)  Each of these fabric artists comes to his work on […] Read More »

Beverly Cunningham exhibit at the Womens' Center-Poinsettia Pavilion

Beverly Cunningham always has an ongoing exhibit at the Womens’ Center (Poinsettia Pavilion). A portion of each sale is donated to the Pave the Way campaign to restore the Pavilion. She loves to paint in a loose impressionistic style with vibrant colors. She enjoys flowers and the possibilities they provide for abstraction. You can see […] Read More »

Mika Harmony’s “Love in Full Bloom”, solo exhibit at Capriccio Restaurant

“Artist Mika Harmony’s “Love in Full Bloom”, solo exhibit will be featured at Capriccio Restaurant at 298 E. Main St. now through March 20th. Being raised on Maui by two artistic parents influenced her love of all things creative. Mika’s mother is a photographer/printmaker and her father is a songwriter, which is where the Harmony […] Read More »

Local artist-sculpture Lynn Creighton closing gallery-studio Studio1317

Local artist-sculpture Lynn Creighton has closed her gallery-studio Studio1317. She is still available at www.lynncreighton.com to see, and purchase her wonderful ecstatic female figures that she has been creating since 1990. Creighton’s work has been exhibited nationally at museums and galleries from New York to California. Selected international exhibits include showings in Japan, France, and […] Read More »

The Arts Collective-Pacific View Mall

Don’t miss out . . . reserve your class space today! The Arts Collective-Pacific View Mall,  On Level 2, adjacent to Sears- 676-1540 Pacific View Mall Events Directory Beginning Thursday, March 3 to April 21- Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain An exciting 8-part Series-Thursday, March 3 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm Drawing on […] Read More »

Sign up for the next “Studio Sundays” classes at the Museum of Ventura County

Reservations are being taken for Sunday, Feb. 21 “Koi Fish, Water & Wine” Take to the water with this colorful symbolic fish, learning the timeless art of watercolor painting. The class fee is $40 per person, or $35 for MVC members, which includes instruction, art materials and light refreshments. Each class is limited to 40 […] Read More »

Ojai Studio Artists First Second Saturday Open Studios

The featured artists at the Ojai Studio Artists First Second Saturday Open Studios, held on Feb.13 were Valerie Freeman ,  Patrish Kuebler , Tom Hardcastle ,Joe Sohm, Amy Lynn Stevenson and Carol Shaw-Sutton. Go to ojaistudioartists.org for more information.   Read More »

Buenaventura Art Association’s California Heritage Collection

The next addition to Buenaventura Art Association’s California Heritage Collection includes a tiny painting that’s likely to be a big deal for collectors of historical regional art. “California Coastal,” a framed, 3-by-7-inch oil on board, is by Granville Redmond, a painter internationally known in the early part of last century for his Tonalist and Impressionist […] Read More »

Ventura Music Festival appoints Susan Scott as Executive Director

The Board of the Ventura Music Festival has announced the appointment of Susan Scott as Executive Director. Scott served as consultant to the Festival last year and is well known to the arts and general nonprofit communities in Ventura County. Among her other accomplishments, Scott directed the three-year ArtsLIVE project of the Ventura County Community […] Read More »

The Ventura Potters' Guild Gallery features Gayle Bentley Swanson for February

The Ventura Potters’ Guild Gallery is featuring Gayle Bentley Swanson for the month of February.  She will be receiving visitors Friday, February 12 from 2:30 – 6 pm, although her work can be seen 11 – 6 pm every day. Swanson’s color palette consists of our beautiful Ventura coastline’s blues. Shades that swirl and captivate. […] Read More »

Ventura College Santa Paula hosts Via 126 at Ventura College Santa Paula Learning Resource Center March 11

Ventura College Santa Paula is pleased to host Via 126, an art exhibition presented by the Artists Guild of Fillmore. The exhibition will be featured at the Ventura College Santa Paula Learning Resource Center through March 11. The Artists Guild of Fillmore was founded in 2009 to promote interest in original work created by local […] Read More »

Red Brick Art private paint party

Staci Brown and friends enjoying a private paint party at Red Brick Art at 4601 Telephone Read More »

Lynn LeTourneau at Bell Arts Factory

Lynn LeTourneau has studio #84 at Bell Arts Factory on Ventura Ave.where she paints her wonderful abstracts. She also teaches a class Painting Inside/Out which is a 4 step process to connect to your Inner Muse and express your unique voice in paint. A New York City native, Lynn LeTourneau studied at the Art Students […] Read More »

Katie Fagan’s solo exhibition at Buenaventura Art Association’s downtown Ventura gallery

Katie Fagan’s solo exhibition opening next month at Buenaventura Art Association’s downtown Ventura gallery is both a celebration and an invitation. The Feb. 9-March 5 show will feature about 20 recent works in acrylic on Masonite, ranging from 6 by 6 inches up to 20 by 24. She’ll be present to greet visitors and talk […] Read More »

First Friday at Bell Arts Factory

First Friday at Bell Arts Factory – February 5, 6-9PM 4 amazing exhibits: Community Room, the private collection of Jim and  Denise Sindelar Museum of Ventura County’s Tool Room Gallery, Ora Tamir VITA, Cynthia Minet Guest artist, David Velasquez Read More »

2015 Collegiate Student Art Competition winners honored

Heed the Words of the Wise, mixed media, Nicole Sayre first-place winner last year Buenaventura Art Association Harbor Village Gallery will honor the three winners of the 2015 Collegiate Student Art Competition by displaying their work in the Student Winners exhibition until Feb. 7, a prelude to this year’s 10th annual BAA Emerging Artist Cup […] Read More »

Baubles, Bangles & Bright Shiny Beads. An Evening with Jo Ellen Lee and Elaine Unzicker

Saturday, February 6,  from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Brooks Institute Screening Room 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura When does jewelry become art?  Is important jewelry made only with precious metals and gems? How does jewelry transform the wearer? These and other questions will be explored as Mary Galbraith visits with Jo Ellen Lee and Elaine […] Read More »

Buenaventura Art Association unveiles another dozen historical pieces

Buenaventura Art Association unveiled another dozen historical pieces of regional art with California Climates: Fire and Ice, at the Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura. Among the desert and snow scenes in this addition to the California Heritage Collection are two works by a noted early landscape painter. The collection is from the estate of a […] Read More »

Frances Elson show at Community Memorial Hospital

Two of the pieces by Frances Elson are in the show at Community Memorial Hospital.  The show, entitled “California Dreamin” will run until April 10.  One of the pieces, “Crescent city Lighthouse” is a silkscreen on glass, based on a photo taken by husband Ed.  After spending 40 years as a physician at CMH isn’t […] Read More »

Julie Maechler will be on display at Very Ventura

Gallery V in collaboration with renowned local artist, Gerald Zwers, welcomes 2016 with the “New Beginnings” art show.  Artist reception will be held on Jan.23 from 6pm-9pm. The exhibit features the creative and inspirational artistry of Julie Maechler, Mark Tovar, Margery Spielman and Gerald Zwers. Gallery V is located inside Very Ventura Gift Shop @ […] Read More »

Vacationing in Ridgefield, CT with George Robertson

Breeze reader and contributor George Robertson did this wonderful sketch while vacationing in Ridgefield, CT. which was warmer than Ventura Read More »

Art work of Breeze staff

On occasion we will be featuring the art work of Breeze staff, this artistic photo is by Senior Account Executive Breezy Gledhill Read More »

Los Angeles-based artist Cynthia Minet solo exhibition, Avian

Los Angeles-based artist Cynthia Minet makes sculptures and drawings that reveal her interest in scientific and ecological issues. Her illuminated, life-size, mixed media sculptures of domesticated animals are constructed from found and repurposed plastic materials. The solo exhibition, Avian, at the Vita Art Center, features works that primarily portray birds of prey. Minet’s research into […] Read More »

Venturan Artist Mark Tovar

Venturan Artist Mark Tovar is an outsider expressionistic abstract artist. He creates interesting, whimsical, geometric narratives unfolding between emotions, colors and light. Encouraged to paint at a young age, Mark began exhibiting his paintings when he won a competition in 5th grade at Los Angeles Schools Robert Hill Lane Elementary.  He earned extra money creating […] Read More »

The Art Tales contest for writers inspired by art is now open

Previous Mayor Cheryl Heitmann addressing last year’s Art Tales at Foster Library The City of Ventura is pleased to sponsor the eighth annual creative writing contest inspired by art, in partnership with E.P. Foster Library. Selections from the Public and Municipal Art Collections at Ventura City Hall are rotated annually to a special second floor […] Read More »

Gallery V “New Beginnings” exhibit

Along with every ending, there is a new beginning.  Gallery V – the newest fine art gallery downtown Ventura – is kicking off 2016 with the “New Beginnings” exhibit.   Brought to you by Very Ventura Gift Shop and in collaboration with renowned local artist, Gerald Zwers – New Beginnings artists reception will be held Jan. […] Read More »

Featured art work of Breeze staff (and close relatives) - Michael Brown

On occasion we will be featuring the art work of Breeze staff (and close relatives), this ink drawing is by Michael Brown son of Publisher Sheldon. Read More »

Wendy Winet and Lynn Fogel display art at Fox Fine Jewelry Jan. 21 – Mar. 6, 2016

Wendy Winet (formerly Wendy Lefkowitz) and Lynn Fogel will display their art at Fox Fine Jewelry from January 21 – March 6, 2016. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, January 23 from 6 – 8pm. Wendy Winet, a New York City native, has drawn and painted since she was a young child. Her […] Read More »

Ventura Holiday Art Festival with Ventura Breeze contributing writers Mira Reverente and Sheli Ellsworth autographing their books

At the Paint Ventura Holiday Art Festival Ventura Breeze contributing writers Mira Reverente and Sheli Ellsworth were autographing their books. The Festival was presented by Red Brick Art and featured local artists and crafters, kid’s activities and pet adoptions. Read More »

Join Red Brick Gallery's Painting Parties

Join for a fun adventure in painting with Red Brick Gallery’s Painting Parties. You will learn the techniques to paint your own acrylic painting, you can choose your own colors and add your own flair to your painting.  Everyone starts with the same theme, but everyone’s piece will turn out different, you really have a […] Read More »

City of Ventura 10th annual photo contest

54 photographers entered 232 images online (viewable at www.cityofventura.net/photocontest ) in the Cities 10th annual photo contest. 277 members of the public cast votes online to select the “People’s Choice” (PC) awards and “Judges’ Choices” (JC) came from a panel of professional visual artists. “The popular photo contest –celebrating our city’s stunning natural landscapes, unique […] Read More »

Museum of Ventura County presents Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony

The Museum of Ventura County presents Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony which celebrates and showcases the work of remarkable local craftsmen.  Works from local artisans such as Tom Anderson, Peter Boles, Fletcher Brock, Eilam Byle, David Eichelbaum, Jean Larrivé, Jim McCarthy, Tony Moraza, David Salais, Marston Smith, Joe Till, and James Wimmer take visitors […] Read More »

Breeze staff photo by Richard Lieberman

On occasion we will be featuring the art work of Breeze staff, this photo is by Richard Lieberman Read More »

HUD Gallery December exhibition of 10 dynamic artists

We are closing out the year with 10 dynamic artists from New Mexico, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas and California for a remarkable group exhibition. Selected for their individuality and exceptional applications, we have saved the very best for our December Exhibition. Featuring works such as glass and metal sculpture, wood block prints, colorful abstracts, paper […] Read More »

Poster contest winners honored

Photo by Bernie Goldstein The winners of Ventura’s 150th Anniversary poster contest were honored at a special presentation at the beginning of the City Council meeting held on November 16. Upon presentation, the Mayor stated, “It is my pleasure to welcome and provide awards to eight local schoolchildren – the winners of the 150th Anniversary […] Read More »

galerie102 presents “Welcome Earthings,” by Ventura artist Jane Peterson Saturday, December 12th

galerie102 is pleased to present “Welcome Earthings,” a solo show of new works by Ventura artist Jane Peterson, opening Saturday, December 12th with an artist’s reception from 4-6 pm and on view through January 10, 2016. In artist Jane Peterson’s all new work, and first solo show with the gallery, she continues to explore the […] Read More »

Crowell, Weedon & Co. celebrate works of local artists

On Nov. 19 an artist reception was held at Crowell, Weedon & Co. (5740 Ralston) celebrating the works of local artists Virginia Beale, Christine Beirne, Tasia Erickson, Gine Niebergall, Sparkle Taylor and Kay Zetlmaier. The large crowd appreciating the art also enjoyed fine wine and hors d’oeuvres.   Read More »

Studio Channel Islands announces Michael Lattanzio as Chief Executive Officer for the non-profit art institute

Lattanzio is an executive who has held leadership roles with top caliber companies such as NBC Universal, Westfield, Sun Capital/Osaka Management, as well as his own business consulting firm, Lattanzio Affiliated, Inc., which he founded in 2010. As Chief Executive Officer, Lattanzio will oversee the strategic vision, day-to-day operations, and the future development of the […] Read More »

Poster Contest winners from city's 150th Anniversary Poster Contest by Ventura Friends of the Library

This is the Grand Prize winning poster.  The artist is Sachi Tan.  She is 16, and a Senior at Foothill Technology High School.  The Poster Contest winners from the city’s 150th Anniversary Poster Contest sponsored by the Ventura Friends of the Library have been announced.  They were judged by   Mayor Heitmann, Dr. Michael Babb, Patti […] Read More »

Furusato, by Tomi Murphy at Harbor Village Gallery until Dec. 4

Photography exhibit entitled Furusato, by Tomi Murphy will be at the Harbor Village Gallery until December 4. Including Himeji Castle, Japan. Photographer Tomi Murphy is showing her collection of photographs taken earlier this year in Japan when she was visiting her Furusato (birth place) in her favorite time of the year – May. Gallery Hours: […] Read More »

“Purely Pastels” at Fox Fine Jewelry from Nov. 5 – Jan. 17, 2016

Daggi Wallace and Lynn Byrne Simon will display their art in the show “Purely Pastels” at Fox Fine Jewelry from November 5 – January 17, 2016. The Artist Reception at Fox is on Saturday, November 14 from 6 – 9pm. Joint Artist Reception: Buenaventura Art Association will present 50 pieces from their National Encaustic Open […] Read More »

California Art Club "paint-out" at Ventura Pier

Photo by George Robertson On Sunday, November 1, more than a dozen artists affiliated with the California Art Club and other arts organizations throughout the country set up their easels on and around the Ventura Pier to create paintings that captured sweeping vistas of the landmark and its surrounding coastline. With this “paint-out,” the artists […] Read More »

Mayor’s Arts Awards held at the Museum of Ventura County

Michael O’Kelly , Anna Rios Bermudez, Andrea Landin, Mayor Cheryl Heitmann, Miranda Mize, and Leslie Luciani  , President representing the New West Symphony League were all smiles at the Mayor’s Arts Awards. Photo by John Ferritto The eleventh annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, held on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Museum of Ventura County honored five of […] Read More »

Arts For Earth Foundation "Earth Spirit" art exhibit

The beat goes on for the “Arts For Earth Foundation,” continuing weekends with their “Earth Spirit” art exhibit and presentations by environmental activists such as Sierra Club and Food Co-op. The final event is Sunday Oct 25, 12-6 pm with an Artists Panel, Ventura Poets, and closing ceremonies. Free to the public at WAV, 175 […] Read More »

Paint Ventura’s Holiday Art Festival Nov 21

Paint Ventura’s Holiday Art Festival Nov 21, from  10am-4pm at the Telemark Plaza on the corner of Market and Telephone. Get a jump on your holiday shopping and select original art pieces make by local artists. Spend the day enjoying local arts and craft vendors as you watch them create in their artisan booths at […] Read More »

Paintings, Drawings, and Tapestries by John Nava at Vita Art Center

Paintings, Drawings, and Tapestries by John Nava at the Vita Art Center, 432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30. www.vitaartcenter.com Opening reception November 6 from 6-9 p.m. exhibit dates: November 6 – 30 Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment A small selection of drawings, paintings and a tapestry done from the model. […] Read More »

Focus on the Masters Volunteers present their annual Holiday Gift Shop

Focus on the Masters Volunteers present their annual Holiday Gift Shop located at the FOTM Archive & Library, 505 Poli Street, Suite 405 (right behind City Hall).  For four days only The Holiday Gift Shop will carry unique, hand-made and lovingly crafted gifts.  New this year is our Wine, Gifts and Wish Lists Happy Hour […] Read More »

The Arts Collective Grand Opening party

From Friday October 16 through Sunday, October 18, a new creative activity center threw a Grand Opening party.  Visitors met the five resident artists who will be on hand to show how they created their art. From miniature scenes with sparkling lights, to paintings of flowers or celestial scenes; to decorated gourds and carved walking […] Read More »

Breeze staff art work - co-founder Staci Brown

On occasion we will be featuring the art work of Breeze staff. This drawing is by Ventura Breeze co-founder Staci Brown who is now a Ventura County Social Worker but we still think of her as staff. Read More »

Cassandra Tondro hosts first-ever Ventura Open Art Studio event October 17th

Artist Cassandra Tondro hosts her first-ever Ventura Open Art Studio event on Saturday, October 17th from 4-6pm.  Tondro moved to Ventura in 2014, and built a dream studio behind her home on the East End of the city. Tondro is known for her bright and colorful abstract paintings created using leftover house paint that she […] Read More »

Duane Simshauser canvas in permanent Ventura’s Municipal Art Collection

This painting, acrylic on canvas by Duane Simshauser can be seen in the permanent Ventura’s Municipal Art Collection in the corridors of the Ventura City Hall. The Municipal Art Acquisition Program was established in May, 1999. Simshauser has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University. To him “Birds offer interesting shapes, patterns and […] Read More »

Ventura County Potters' Guild presents Harry Poliak's Clay Journey October 26

Ventura County Potters’ Guild presents Harry Poliak’s Clay Journey at the Ventura Avenue Adult Center 550 N Ventura Avenue, Monday, October 26, doors open at 7 pm, program begins at 7:30 pm  648-3035 Harry Poliak was born in 1952 and grew up in South Africa during the Apartheid regime. As a child, the need to […] Read More »

Focus on the Masters kicks off its 2015-16 Artist Spotlight season on Nov. 7

Focus on the Masters kicks off its 2015-16 Artist Spotlight season on Nov. 7 in the Screening Room of Brooks Institute in Ventura.  The Spotlight interview will feature the inkspots.  Founder Virginia Furmanski will be joined by Bay Hallowell and Inés Monguió in a panel discussion led by Dr. Judy Larson.   The inkspots were formed […] Read More »

"Welcome Earthlings" by Jane Peterson on display at galerie102

“Welcome Earthlings” (Solo Works – Mixed Media) by Jane Peterson is on display at galerie102 at 102 W. Matilija Street, Ojai from October 3- October 25. Opening Reception with artist Saturday, October 3rd, 5 – 7pm In artist Jane Peterson’s all new work, and first solo show with the gallery, she continues to explore the spectrum of […] Read More »

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival chalk art by 5-year old Nathan Cirrineione

At the recent Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival held at the Harbor 5-year old  Nathan Cirrineione  was perfecting his chalk art so that he could become a featured chalk artist one day. He attends Junipero Serra Elementary. Read More »

California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest will be on display

The winning entries from this year’s California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest will be on display at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center through Sunday, November 15. Each year, students throughout the state, from kindergarten through 12th grade, participate in this contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission. The display includes 35 pieces of […] Read More »

Art work by Ventura Breeze staff member Breezy Gledhill

On occasion we will be featuring the art work of Ventura Breeze staff, this acrylic is by Breezy Gledhill Senior Account Executive. You can only view her work in her living room for private showing she is very exclusive. Read More »

Christina Altfeld's, “From here to Zen” exhibit at the Harbor Village Gallery

Artist Christina Altfeld’s, “From here to Zen”,  will be featured at the Harbor Village Gallery October 3rd through November 1st. With an opening reception on Saturday Oct.3 from 4-7pm. Christina marries her love of nature with her desire to find the calm in daily life.  She has been focusing on her passion of printmaking and […] Read More »

Jon Ng "Cloudscapes" at Vita Art Center

Jon Ng “Cloudscapes” can be seen at Vita Art Center, located in the Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Ave. Opening Reception: Friday, October 2 from 6-9 p.m. exhibit October 2 – 26 Jon Ng’s work maintains a bridge between classical still-life and figurative painting and contemporary art. One feels the strong presence of a […] Read More »

Fragments Lost and Found" oil on canvas, by Dahlia Riley

Carson Pritchard’s recent sculptures and Dahlia Riley’s abstract paintings will be featured in Interpretations, their joint exhibition Sept. 22-Oct. 17 at the Buenaventura . Though also an accomplished painter, Pritchard is showing only three-dimensional works here: three wall sculptures — two made of wood — and about a half-dozen freestanding pieces 2 to 3 feet […] Read More »

“The Pressed Image, Hand Pulled Works on Paper” at Fox Fine Jewelry Sept 17 – Nov 1

Karen L. Brown and Virginia Furmanski will display their art in the show “The Pressed Image, Hand Pulled Works on Paper” at Fox Fine Jewelry from September 17 – November 1. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 6 – 9pm. Karen L. Brown was raised on the California coast and […] Read More »

Meet the Artist Elaine Bryant on Thursday, September 24th,

Meet the Artist Elaine Bryant on Thursday, September 24th, From 6 PM to 9 PM Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street 805-643-3154 Born in Highland Park, Michigan Elaine moved to California when she was 9 years old, and attended Ventura High School. After graduating, she attended film and acting school in Los Angeles , […] Read More »

FACE OF VENTURA AWARDS - Ventura’s Unsung Heroes sponsored by Jordan and Sandra Laby and painted by Johanna Spinks

Audrey Nicholson Portrait by Johanna Spinks Audrey Nicholson, 33, a Ventura mother of three, had the humbling and frightening experience of a lifetime in the ocean waters off the Ventura County’s Rincon coast on February 16. Because of her actions, two children survived a near drowning and, she was nominated for a Gold Lifesaving Medal. Nicholson is credited with saving the lives […] Read More »

Mother and daughter creating and teaching art

Mother and daughter Jen Livia and Phyllis Gubins  promise more “art from the heart” in their new location. By Mira Reverente Like any proud mother, Phyllis Gubins talks about her daughter’s work with obvious pride and affection. “Jen exhibited an obvious talent in art even as a young kid,” says Gubins, who co-owns Red Brick […] Read More »

Five portraits from The Face Of Ventura portrait series on display at the Museum of Ventura County

Five portraits from The Face Of Ventura portrait series by Johanna Spinks (no credit is given) are on display at the Museum of Ventura County’s current exhibit of portraits.  The Face Of Ventura featured 2-years of Johanna portraits in the Ventura Breeze showing a cross-section of Venturans. The Museum show displays painting and photographs following […] Read More »

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival Sept. 12-13

The from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ventura Harbor Village. This waterfront juried art festival features more than 40 fine artists and artisans on the Ventura Harbor Village main lawn, as well as over 50 street chalk artists creating colorful murals along the Village promenade overlooking the boats. Proceeds from the festival benefit […] Read More »

Beach House - Emil Kosa Jr. (1903-1968)

The Buenaventura Art Association is adding more vintage artworks to its exhibition of Early California art. The California Heritage Collection includes paintings and works on paper by significant regionalist artists from the early 1900s through the mid-20th century. This new round of works will be exhibited and available for purchase until September 26 and in […] Read More »

George Robertson’s sketch of the fishing boats

George Robertson’s sketch of the fishing boats in the Ventura Harbor can only be seen here and in his living room. Read More »

Art Alfresco Invitational Exhibition and Art Sale

Fine art will be a highlight at this summer’s Art Alfresco Invitational Exhibition and Art Sale, presented by the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, August 22, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Stroll through the easels, booths and sculpture of thirty-one of the region’s finest artists, exhibiting and selling their work on the Museum’s Plaza […] Read More »

Dan Long sand art at Ventura County Fair

Ventura Planning Commission Chair Dan Long has been creating sand art since he was in high school while other kids were playing in it. Now he lives right here by the sand. During the recent County Fair he was demonstrating his unusual art  showing how he creates his wonderful sand art by manipulating and arranging […] Read More »

Gayel Childress painting in permanent Ventura’s Municipal Art Collection

This painting, collage and acrylic  by Gayel Childress can be seen in the permanent Ventura’s Municipal Art Collection in the corridors of the Ventura City Hall. The Municipal Art Acquisition Program was established in May, 1999. She is known for her innovative use of color and her energetic flair for experimentation. Her goal is to […] Read More »

New Location, New Look and New Name - Red Brick Art

With the passage of almost a decade in downtown Ventura Red Brick Gallery is going through some new changes with a new look, new location and morphing into Red Brick Art.  Their new location at 4601 Telephone Rd #112 will focus more on classes with new weekend and weekday fine art classes for all skill […] Read More »

Artwork of Ventura Breeze staff (and family)

On occasion we will be featuring the , this work was done by Monica Reverente, 11 year old daughter of writer Mira. Read More »

Bruce David McFarland featured solo artist at Buenaventura Art Association’s Harbor Village Gallery

Fine art photographer and digital artist, Bruce David McFarland, will be featured as the solo artist at Buenaventura Art Association’s Harbor Village Gallery during the month of August. McFarland’s Solo show, “East Coast West Coast,” will feature images from California, New York, and Massachusetts. His images include traditional and altered photography; digital paintings and digital […] Read More »

Vita Art Center presents Horacio Martinez

Vita Art Center presents Horacio Martinez Opening Reception: Friday, August 7 from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit Dates:August 7 – August 31 Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment There is something deeply personal about Horacio’s portraits.  Apart from the obvious skill with which they are made, they show us something about the connection […] Read More »

End of summer show at The HUD Gallery

The end of summer show at The HUD Gallery is their most progressive exhibit to date! This show is all about applications and this group of multi-disciplined artists have truly raised the bar. Featuring artists from Italy, New York, Texas and more! Exhibit curated by Dab Art. For more information visit  www.dabart.me Opening Reception  Friday, […] Read More »

22nd ArtWalk Ventura the weekend of July 18-19th

Foto: MB Hanrahan, Pedro Pulido and five of the many students from Vita Art Center are working on the several murals for ArtWalk The streets of the city of Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District will transform into a mecca of artistic expression, and bring Cuban culture and history during the 22nd ArtWalk Ventura […] Read More »

“Yosemite to the Central Coast” at the Harbor Village Gallery

A collection of 25 plein air watercolors by artist Lorna Amundson will be on exhibit during a show called “Yosemite to the Central Coast” at the Harbor Village Gallery throughout the month of July. Amundson will be hosting the gallery 2:30-6:00 most weekends (Friday, Sat. Sunday) except the weekend of July 10. Light refreshments will […] Read More »

Jillian Nye, Lynn Le Tourneau, Vonder Gray, Jacklyn Wells and Kari Hunt

Jillian Nye, Lynn Le Tourneau, Vonder Gray, Jacklyn Wells and Kari Hunt standing behind Jeanne La Rocco’s sculpture “200 Books” at the opening of their show Women in Art: Viewpoints at the WAV. Every woman has a point of view and these women tell theirs’ with an elegance and strength, a bit of darkness and […] Read More »

Red Brick Gallery's Summer Celebration exhibit “A New Chapter”

Red Brick Gallery’s Summer Celebration exhibit “A New Chapter” features a wide variety of artists exploring a fresh perspective on their art career. Each artist’s work represent how the elements of nature impact the world around them and their art.   “Walking into the gallery is like walking into our thoughts.”  Old and new art friends […] Read More »

Robyn Lynn Kelly Art

A woman full of art and love Robyn Lynn Kelly died January of 2014, at 50 years old. Robyn Lynn Kelly was an extraordinary artist from a very young age.  From paint to charcoal to yarn, she was able to create pieces that were both simple and intricate.  Her art frequently garnered her recognition at […] Read More »

Susan Cook and Karin Geiger

Susan Cook and Karin Geiger will display their art in the show “Pods” at Fox Fine Jewelry from May 14 through July 19. An artists’ reception will be Saturday, May 16, from 6 – 9pm. Susan Cook is a professional artist and arts advocate, with an extensive list of accolades, awards and community service positions. […] Read More »

An Evening with Susan Cook Saturday, May 23, 6-7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Susan Cook Saturday, May 23,  from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Brooks Institute Screening Room 5301 N. Ventura Ave. Susan Cook is a contemporary fine artist whose oil paintings are inspired by nature and an interest in experimenting with figuration, color and shapes. Initially, her paintings are quickly drawn, going through many color […] Read More »

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