2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards Recipients announced

While at Montauk, Long Island, NY with East Coast Carol and West Coast Jonell Arts Patron winner Patti Channer kept up with Ventura’s art scene by reading the Breeze.

The City of Ventura’s Mayor is pleased to announce the winners of the 14th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. These recipients will be honored at a reception on Thurs. Nov. 8, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Museum of Ventura County. The public is invited to attend as the honorees are recognized for their achievements and contributions.

The winners include a steadfast patron of the arts; a 2018 Artist of Distinction for Ventura’s ArtWalk; an entrepreneur who coordinated the Thomas Fire Quilt Project; a leader in the arts who has brought a fresh artistic perspective to the Museum of Ventura County; an inclusive educator whose love for the arts is contagious; an emerging artist whose photographs are diverse and timeless and a student artist who received a full scholarship to the San Francisco Ballet at the young age of 14.

The 2018 Mayor’s Arts Award winners are:

Arts Patron: Patti Channer, Artist in the Community: John White, Creative Entrepreneur: Kelly Stevens, Arts Leader: Elena Brokaw, Arts Educator: Stefoni Rossiter,

Emerging Artist: Broc Ellinger, and Student Artist: Jasmine Duncan.

The City of Ventura Mayor’s Arts Awards was established in 2005 and recognizes the contributions to the cultural community by city residents, artists, educators, organizations, and business leaders.

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