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    2013
6/24 - The Latest Economic 411-By Bruce Stenslie, president/CEO, Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura ... June 21, 2013 The California Labor Market Information Division released its May employment data earlier today. The good news is that we're now in the fourth month of extraordinary improvement in the unemployment rate, down from April's 6.9% to 6.6% in May. More notable, as recently as January 2013 our unemployment rate was 9.0%. For additional context, our high water mark for unemployment during the recession was 11.3% in January and August of 2010. Considering all that, our recent improvement has been outstanding. For the Ventura County detail see www.calmis.ca.gov/file/lfmonth/vent$pds.pdf. This month our primary focus is on trends in the labor force. Consider the foll...
4/10 - See the 22nd Annual Oxnard Union High School District Art Show ... The OUHSD Art Show inaugurates the opening of a new “Upper Deck” gallery with a harbor view. The 22nd Annual “Oxnard Union High School District Art Show” opens April 1st at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, continuing through April 30th.
The Awards Reception will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 5:30-7 pm. Refreshments will be served. Entry to the event is free. The public is invited. Don’t miss seeing the art of Ventura County’s newest artists! The High School Art Exhibit will be the first exhibit in the museum’s newly renovated Upper Deck space. Help us celebrate with the artists and their families!
The museum is open daily from 11-5 pm and features a permanent collection ...
3/27 - Kids Create with Seda Sevada at the Gull Wings Children's Museum -- March 27 ... The most unique artistic expression flows from children (and sometimes parents!) during open studios with artists Seda Sevada and Victoria Laba. Rediscover the artist within you and connect with your family's creativity!!
Venue: Gull Wings Children's Museum.
3/21 - Save the Date! -- A photographic collaboration between Jesse Groves and Shaun H Kelly -- March 5 ... A photographic collaboration between Jesse Groves and Shaun H Kelly about hope and despair will be on display at the Tool Room Gallery (at Bell Arts Factory) from Apr. 5-26, with an artist’s reception on Apr. 5 from 6-9 pm.
Jesse Groves was born in Detroit Lakes, MN, but raised in New Hampshire, the state that proudly holds as its motto “Live Free or Die.” His early education was a mélange of methods including: Home, Private, Romania, and Public school. He holds a BA in Visual Journalism and an MFA in Photography from Brooks Institute. Jesse is a photographer and Gallery Curator living in Southern California who believes that photography is a wonderful dialogue of intenti...
2/16 - The Ventura County Fair is having a poster contest for youth!-- February 16 ... The Ventura County Fair is having a poster contest for Ventura County youth in grades 5–12. This is a great opportunity for you to use your imagination and begin to enjoy the fun of the Fair early in the year. If you like to draw, paint, collage or do some other type of 2 dimensional artwork this is for you! If you have a child or student who is artistically gifted, encourage them to work on a poster image. Each child who enters will receive 2 Fair admission tickets and will ride with the Junior Fair Board in the 2013 Ventura County Fair Parade. It’s fun! It’s easy and it’s a gift to the community.
The theme for the 2013 Ventura County Fair is “Boots, Barns and Banjos”. Winning posters will artisti...
2/7 - The Santa Paula Art Museum Presents- Painters-in-Action Live Art Demonstration -- February 10 ... On February 10, the Museum’s Great Hall will be transformed into a casual working studio for oil painter Gina Niebergall, one of our favorite Ventura County artists who is featured in the current Art About Agriculture exhibit. Gina was born and raised in Ventura, California. She received her formal art education at Cabrillo Junior College in Aptos, California and her B.F.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies.
Her love for the extraordinary qualities of the southern California landscape - from ocean to oaks to desert and farm land – is clearly shown in her paintings and in her ability to capture the breathtaking depth, color and light th...
1/30 - Save the Date! -- The Face of Ventura and other Works Coming Up February 7 ... Enjoy an Artist Reception with Johanna Spinks, the artist who paints the Faces of Ventura! Johanna Spinks knows faces inside out. She steadfastly observes the grand tradition of oil portraiture, taking her cures from the Old Masters adding a contemporary romantic twist.
Johanna's work also includes still life and landscapes which have won her international acclaim being featured in the New York Times, American Artist Magazine and Art Talk.
Johanna's paintings are in collections worldwide. Come see "The Face Of Ventura" before it goes into it's final home. Her other works will be showcased as well so you can get your chance to become a collector!
Raffle tickets will be sold to ...
1/22 - Ventura County Fair announces Poster Contest for County Youth ... The Ventura County Fair has announced that the annual Fair poster contest will be held for the 2013 Ventura County Fair. The contest is open to young artists in grades 5 - 12 who reside in Ventura County. The theme of the 2013 Fair is “Boots, Barns and Banjos” and will serve as the guideline to the imagery. Artwork may be created in any medium but may not be 3 dimensional and must not use glitter or metallic paint. Poster designs will be judged on theme, originality, composition and skill. Entries will be accepted from February 1 until April 1. Entry deadline is Monday, April 1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries, First prize: $500, Second Prize: $250, Third Prize: $100 Rules, deadlines and o...
1/8 - Feel The Love-The Face of Ventura and other Works -- February 7 ... Enjoy an Artist Reception with Johanna Spinks, the artist who paints the Faces of Ventura! Johanna Spinks knows faces inside out. She steadfastly observes the grand tradition of oil portraiture, taking her cures from the Old Masters adding a contemporary romantic twist.
Johanna's work also includes still life and landscapes which have won her international acclaim being featured in the New York Times, American Artist Magazine and Art Talk.
Johanna's paintings are in collections worldwide. Come see "The Face Of Ventura" before it goes into it's final home. Her other works will be showcased as well so you can get your chance to become a collector!
Raffle tickets will be sold to benefit FOO...
1/6 - Boys & Girls Club to host fine arts exhibit -- January 10 ... The Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibit by members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura will open with a reception January 10th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the second floor children’s section of Ventura’s E. P. Foster Library.
A variety of art media will be represented. The winners by age group submitted by each of the centers will be judged and the winning art projects will be sent to the regional competition of the Boys & Girls Club of America. The public is invited to view the art display until January 25th during regular library hours.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura is celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2013. They have provided a safe, positive place with outstanding programs for thousa...
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