Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Winning art displayed at Carnegie Art Museum

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on March 2, 2016

Arts Show




For a second year in a row, BGCOP displayed its members’ winning National Fine Arts pieces at the Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard. More than 60 pieces of art were on display. The Club honored 60+ members at a private reception and award ceremony Feb. 4 at the museum.


“Our Club kids have dedicated a lot of time and energy on their art pieces. Their creativity is inspiring!” 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, BGCOP 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, BGCOP will submit members’ artwork in four age divisions and 10 categories, including watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic and collage. All first place winners will send their artwork to the regional level for judging in late March/early April. From there a limited number will be sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for final judging at the national level.


Thirty-three 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.


BGCOP first place winners by category….



Divina Ochoa, 9 (Port Hueneme)

Albert Villa, 12 (Port Hueneme)

Yasmin Rincon, 14 (Port Hueneme)

Olivia Benson, 17 (HHS)


Mixed Media

Leila Florez, 8 (Rio Lindo)

Bella Camarillo, 10 (Rio del Mar)

Richard Mungary, 15 (HHS)



André Gonzalez, 9 (Rio Real)

Emiliano Guilo, 12 (MVS)

Angel Sanchez, 13 (HHS)

Ana Salvador, 16 (Nyeland)



Sandra Torralba, 9 (Rio Real)

Melissa Botello, 10 (Tierra Vista)

Fatima Perez, 15 (HHS)

Alondra Lara, 18 (JJC)


Group Project

4th Grade Rio Real, 9

Miriam Reza, Sofia Avila, Mariah Gruber, 12 ( Rio Vista)



Jesus Perez, 6 (Tierra Vista)

Marlyn Caballero, 10 (Rio Plaza)

Sofia Garcia, 13 (RDV)


Water Color

Mayara Morales, 13

Aleena Quiñones, 10 (Tierra Vista)

Isabelle Estrada, 10 (Tierra Vista)



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