The Buenaventura Art Association is gathering the best recent works by talented amateur and professional artists from throughout Southern California and the nation to showcase in Ventura in early 2019.
Buenaventura Art Association’s 33rd Annual Open Competition will be displayed Feb. 9-March 2, 2019, in the Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura.
Juror for the competition is noted California painter William Wray. He worked in animation as a teen in the late 1980’s before studying fine art at The Art Students League in New York, then worked in commercial art for 15 years on the “Ren and Stimpy Show,” comic books, and as a contributor to Mad Magazine. Wray returned to oil painting in 2005, eventually finding success and satisfaction exploring what he terms “realistic abstraction.”
BAA’s new gallery home in Studio 30 at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For more about the 64-year-old nonprofit artists cooperative and its programs, visit www.buenaventuraartassociation.org or call 805-648-1235 during gallery hours.
If you are interested in walking through the Buenaventura Art Association Open Competition gallery in the Pavilion at the Museum of Ventura County on February 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, or 24, please call the Museum at (805) 653-0323 for operating hours. There are special events occurring on these days that might affect the availability for Museum guests to explore the Pavilion. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The Buenaventura Art Association Opening Competition gallery will be on display until March 2, 2019.