Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

BGCOP Art Show held at Carnegie Art Museum

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on January 22, 2015

BGCOP Art Show held at Carnegie Art Museum

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Please join us tonight, Jan. 22, as we honor more than 60 of our most artistic members at the Annual National Fine Arts Exhibit Gala. A reception and award ceremony will be held from 4–7 p.m. at the Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard. All artwork will be on display Jan. 22 – 26.

“We are excited about our new partnership with the Carnegie Art Museum. Our members will be displaying their artwork in a professional setting. It is an amazing experience. We hope everyone has a chance to stop in and see what our very talented members have created,” said Erin Antrim, BGCOP Chief Executive Officer.

BGCOP is one of thousands of Clubs across the country joining in a search to identify talented young artists. The competition is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibit, a comprehensive initiative promoting young people’s creativity, and encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment.

The arts are such an important part of a child’s development that they’re identified as one of the Club’s five core areas to help youth reach their full potential. This year, the Club had nearly 500 youth participate in the National Fine Arts program. Members work on art projects throughout the year that can be used in the art show. Each month, Club members in the art program learn a different art medium and then create art pieces. The best pieces are chosen to be in the Club’s local art show and judged.

As a participant in the National Fine Arts Exhibit program, the BGCOP will submit members’ artwork in four age divisions and 10 categories, including watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic and collage. Selected artwork will be screened at the regional level and a limited number will be sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for judging at the national level.

Thirty-seven national winners will be named, with their artwork displayed at special events throughout the year. Winning artists will also receive engraved plaques and letters of congratulations from BGCA President and CEO Jim Clark. Regional finalists will receive a certificate of participation.

 

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