Annual Juried Art Show to Recognize Talented Conejo Valley Teens

"Awake" by Pamela Moidel

“Awake” by Pamela Moidel

The Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council (CAC), in partnership with the Westlake Village Art Guild (WVAG) and supported by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, 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.

“As one of the major stops on the 2015 Greater Conejo Valley Open Studio Tour on April 18, this is an outstanding opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to exhibit in a major art event and earn the opportunity to compete for awards and generous cash prizes,”said Craig Morton, CAC member and an event coordinator.

The 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.

For the first year, art show hopefuls can submit their entry forms electronically on, the CAC’s website. “With the new easy online entry system at [], it take less than seven minutes to enter what could be an award winning work and up to $250 for Best of Show,” he said.

Open to Greater Conejo Valley high school juniors and seniors, the program’s purpose is to “recognize the dedicated art teachers and talented students that enrich the fabric of the community and form the foundation for the future vitality of the visual arts in our region,” Morton said.

The Westlake Village Art Guild’s annual Student Awards Juried Art Show is considered one of the toughest juried art shows in the region with less than 25 percent of entries being accepted to complete for awards. “As such, acceptance to compete is resume worthy and awards winners are generally recognized as among the best in the region,” he said.

Entry deadline is March 7, 2015. The awards ceremony is April 13, from 3 – 6 p.m. The teen art show will be open for viewing during Reyes Adobe Historical Site’s public hours in April. For more information, go to

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.

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