Buenaventura Art Association honors 2017 Collegiate Student Art Competition winners

Lemon Shark Sunset, photo, Christopher Borel

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.

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