Buenaventura Art Association announces scholarship competition for area college students

Buenaventura Art Association announces their 3rd annual scholarship competition titled “The Buenaventura Art Association Emerging Artist Cup.” This competition is open to students attending college or university in Ventura County. First Place is a $1,500 scholarship, Second Place is a $900 scholarship, Third Place is a $600 scholarship as well as five Honorable Mentions of $500 scholarship.. All winners will also receive a free one year membership in the Buenaventura Art Association. In addition to the above mentioned prizes their will also be five non-cash awards for Buenaventura Art Association memberships.

The competition runs from March 4 – March 23 with an opening reception/awards ceremony on Saturday, March 7 at The Harbor Village Gallery in the Ventura Harbor Village. Students are requested to bring their work to the Harbor Village Gallery on Sunday, March 1 from 3 – 6 pm; Monday, March 2; or Tuesday March 3 from 11 am to 2 pm. Entry forms are available at either the Buenaventura Gallery, The Harbor Village Gallery or online at www.HarborVillageGallery.com.

The juror for the competition is Bob Privitt, Professor Emeritus from Pepperdine University. Privitt was a Professor of Fine Arts at Pepperdine University from 1979 to 2002 and director of the Pepperdine University Art Gallery. He’s in public collections at the University of Tulsa, Indiana University, Oklahoma Art Center, Pepperdine University and more. He’s won numerous awards in national competitions and has been a scholar-in-residence for the Borchard Foundation in Brittany, France. He’s featured in The California Art Review and Sculpture: Technique, Form, Content.

The funds for the competition were a direct result of Buenaventura Art Association’s “Who Got Framed?!” fundraiser in September 2009 where 50% of the proceeds were earmarked for student scholarships. In addition, $2,000 was donated by Jessica & Stanley Prescott Endowment Fund for the Arts and $500 from the Shirley Ransom Scholarship Fund.

The Harbor Village Gallery is located at 1591 Spinnaker Dr , Suite 117C, Ventura, California, Phone: (805) 644 – 2750. Hours: 12 – 5, closed Tuesday. For more information: www.HarborVillageGallery.com.