Buenaventura Art Association 34th Annual Open Competition Winners

Tango Dancer Oil on linen 1st Place Duane Eells

Buenaventura Art Association is exhibiting award winners and other select works of fine art during its 34th annual Open Competition, running until Feb. 22 in The Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion of the Museum of Ventura County. Noted Oxnard artist and instructor Aaron Westerberg served as juror.

The competition was open to all professional and amateur artists in all media. Awards were announced at a gala reception on Jan. 25. First Place was awarded to Ojai artist, Duane Eells

Brand New Day Watercolor 2nd Place Lois Bloom

Second Place went to Lois Bloom , Galina Richardson won Third Place and Honorable Mentions were given to artists Ricardo Morales, Barbara Brown, Diane Hanley and Don Fay.

The Museum of Ventura County is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 11am to 5pm, however the Smith Pavilion meeting room, where the exhibit is displayed, is frequently closed to the public when it is rented out for other events. Please call ahead to make sure the Pavilion is open to the public when you plan to visit. Entrance fees apply. Call the museum at 805-653-0323.

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