Ventura County Arts Council Art Stars Past Awardees

“Today the Ventura County Arts Council honors individuals, businesses and organizations that have taken the extra steps toward making the Arts more accessible to their fellow citizens – whether it is through funding the Arts, providing more cultural programs, or hands on work with children in the classroom. Their work has crisscrossed our entire geographic area

– from Fillmore to Ventura to Thousand Oaks. And because of this, not only have the specific populations they serve benefited from their efforts, but their professionalism, dedication and commitment have in turn enriched the Quality of Life for all of us living in the County.”

BUSINESS
Ventura County Star
Armando Lopez, Plaza Development
Oxnard Fox Fine Jewelry
VenturaBurrito Express, Oxnard
The Collection at Riverpark,Oxnard

COUNTY PUBLIC AGENCY
City of Ventura
City of Thousand Oaks
Conejo Recreation & Park District, Thousand Oaks
General Services Agency
Ventura County Transportation Commission

CIVIC ORGANIZATION
Meadowlark Service League, Camarillo

NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATION
Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks
Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo
Ojai Art Center
Inlakech Cultural Arts Center, Oxnard
Conejo Players Theatre, Thousand Oaks
Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra

SALVADOR BRAVO ARTIST IN COMMUNITY SERVICE
Salvador Bravo, Musician, Oxnard
Pat Richards, Painter, Camarillo
Michele Chapin, Sculptor, Ventura
Phil Taggart, Poet, Ventura
Jackson Wheeler, Poet, Oxnard
Maggie Kildee, Ceramist, Camarillo

ARTS PHILANTHROPIST
Alliance for the Arts, Thousand Oaks
Jordan and Sandra Laby, Ventura
Nancy Israel, Thousand Oaks
Meister Family Foundation, Ventura
Jennifer & Craig Zobelein, Thousand Oaks
Harry Selvin, Thousand Oaks
Mariam Chase Wille, Ventura

ARTS EDUCATION
Betsy Chess, Ventura
Focus on the Masters, Ventura
Georgeanne Lees, Thousand Oaks
Project ACT, Moorpark & Thousand Oaks
Cheryl Marvin, Moorpark
Bill Benson, Moorpark
New West Symphony, Thousand Oaks

NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Otto Heino, Ojai
J Handel Evans, First President of CSUCI, Camarillo
Ojai Music Festival, Ltd.
Jerry Yoshitomi, Oxnard
TRAC 2014 Conference, Thousand Oaks

ED ROBINGS CULTURAL TOURISM AWARD
Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau, Fillmore
Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau, Ventura

YOUNG ARTIST SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Paul Davin Patterson, Moorpark
Katherine Cooksey, Camarillo
Megan McTavish, Camarillo

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD
Gerd Koch, Ventura