Juried Teen Art Show to Be Held at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site

Allen Barooni, 17, won Best in Show in 2013 for his elaborate scratchboard creation entitled "Dragon."

Allen Barooni, 17, won Best in Show in 2013 for his elaborate scratchboard creation entitled “Dragon.”

The City of Agoura Hills, in partnership with the Westlake Village Art Guild (WVAG), will be hosting the annual juried art show for high school juniors and seniors. The Student Awards Juried Show will be on view during the month of April at the historic Reyes Adobe Historical Site in Agoura Hills.

The Westlake Village Art Guild’s annual student show offers young artists the chance to compete and win cash awards to help pursue their artistic education and dreams. Show categories include 2-D Fine Art, 3-D Fine Art, Photography and Digitally-created works. There will be a minimum of 17 ribbon awards and $1,250 in cash prizes. Memorial Awards, made possible by donations from the Guild’s Members, are also expected.
“The purpose of the Student Awards Juried Art Show is to encourage and recognize, in a meaningful way, the dedicated teachers and talented students that enrich all communities in the region,” said Craig Morton, CAC member and an event coordinator.
Open to Greater Conejo Valley high school juniors and seniors, the teen art show’s purpose is to recognize, in a meaningful way, the dedicated art teachers and talented students that enrich the fabric of our community and form the foundation for the future vitality of the visual arts in our region. The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will once again join the WVAG and the City of Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council (AHCAC) in supporting the student’s juried show which has become one of the most significant of its kind in the region. Last year, 314 entries from 118 students were received. The Jury selected 78 entries to exhibit and compete for ribbons and cash awards.  
Entry deadline is February 28, 2014. Entry forms are on the WVAG’s website www.wvartguild.org.  Acceptance notification is March 7, 2014. Awards Ceremony is April 11, from 4 – 7:00pm. The teen art show will be open for viewing during Reyes Adobe Historical Site’s public hours in April. For days and hours, visit http://www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/visitors/reyes-adobe-historical-site/hours-directions.  TheReyes Adobe is located at 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills 91301.
In addition to hosting the teen show, Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council (AHCAC) members Craig Morton and Priscilla Kromnick will serve as judges this year. One of the many goals of the AHCAC is to support and expand local cultural arts within the community and provide programs that showcase the many talented artists residing in the Conejo Valley.
For more information on the 2014 Student Awards Juried Show, contact Craig Morton at 818-991-6158 or Priscilla Kromnick at 818-735-0010.

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