Ojai Studio Artists Awards $10,000 in Art Scholarships

The Ojai Studio Artists will award $10,000 in scholarships to ten Ventura County high school and college art students this year.  The winning students will be honored and awarded their scholarships at a special reception at Ojai City Hall on Saturday, June 2 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  The quality of work continues to astound as we observe 25 years of OSA Scholarship reviews!

Everyone is invited to attend this special recognition event and student exhibition. These events take place at City Gallery at Ojai City Hall, located at 410 S. Ventura Street, Ojai. The show extends from May 30-June 29; open Monday-Friday, 9-5:00PM. The Ojai Arts Commission generously hosts the show installed throughout City Hall for the benefit of the public.

The prestigious Beatrice Wood, Horace Bristol, and Otto and Vivika Heino Awards honor the legacy of these important Ojai artists and past OSA members. The Ojai Award goes specifically to local students. As well as Ojai, award students hail from Westlake Village, Oxnard, Newbury Park, and Ventura. Gayel Childress and Richard Amend will present on the history of the Ojai Studio Artists and the value of scholarships, respectively.

Each year OSA raises money to support young artists to further their art education.

To date, the artists’ organization has funded over $233,950 in scholarships and other ArtReach programs, including books for the Library and repairs for the Ojai Art Center.  Proceeds from OSA’s Annual Studio Tour (October 13-15, 2018) together with private donations, fund these initiatives.  For further information about our artist organization, our annual tour and how to donate to the scholarship fund, please go to www.ojaistudioartists.org and click on “donate”.

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About Ojai Studio Artists

The organization’s mission is to create an environment where artists thrive ― professional and student alike — and fulfill the potential of the arts to enrich lives and build community.


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2018 OJAI STUDIO TOUR FACTS:

 

Second Saturday Open Studios: Free neighborhood tours, June – August, studios open 10AM – 3PM

 

Ojai Studio Tour: October 13, 14 & 15, Saturday, Sunday &-Monday: 60+ artists, 10AM to 5PM

Tickets include studio visits all three days and admission to Saturday’s Gala Reception. Tickets and Tour brochures will be available soon at ojaistudioartists.org.

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