Ventura gallery offers diverse shows

Provence Tales by Dahlia Riley, Honorable Mention winner at BAA’s 33rd Annual Open Competition 2019, held in February of this year.

“Abstractions,” the next exhibition at the Buenaventura Gallery, slated Aug. 29-Sept. 22 in Ventura, will feature a range of nonrepresentational works by Buenaventura Art Association members.

Whether painting or sculpture, abstract art doesn’t set out to describe the world we see, but rather it uses form, line, color, pattern, texture, composition and process to explore the inner world of both the viewer and the artist. Juror for “Abstractions” will be Tony MacIsaac of Ventura, who studied painting and drawing at UC Santa Cruz and Washington State University, and who owns Traveler Cafe.

An opening reception for both shows will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6 as part of Ventura’s First Friday gallery crawl.

Also featured during these dates will be several paintings by Ventura artist Gina Niebergall on the gallery’s Triangle Showcase.

Buenaventura Gallery, in Studio 30 at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For more about the 65-year-old BAA nonprofit cooperative and its programs, visit or call 805-648-1235 during gallery hours.

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