California Gold Coast Watercolor Society Merges With Buenaventura Art Association

After almost 20 years, the California Gold Coast Watercolor Society (CGCWS) has decided to merge with Buenaventura Art Association. “I think this will be a great merger for both organizations,” said Kristy Vantrease, co-President of the CGCWS. Christine Beirne, Executive Director of Buenaventura Art Association concurs: “I’m looking forward to the art and new energy that the Gold Coast members will bring.”
The founding members of the CGCWS were eight local artists: Gayel Childress, Barbara Greene and Elaine Rogers all from Ojai’ Jacqueline Walker and Sheila Allen from Santa Paula; Sally Miller from Ventura; Margy Gates from Oxnard and Jacquelyn Cavish from Port Hueneme.

Buenaventura Art Association celebrates 55 years this year and welcomes our new members. Buenaventura Art Association is located at 700 E Santa Clara St in downtown Ventura with locations at the Ventura Harbor Village, inside the Ventura Vistors and Convention Bureau and Community Memorial Hospital.