Boys & Girls Club display winners art at Carnegie Art Museum; receive recognition at reception and award ceremony

Community invited to see winning artwork at Carnegie Art Museum

Oxnard, Calif. –More than 60 members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme will have their winning National Fine Arts pieces on display 5:30–7:30 p.m. January 19 at the Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S C St, Oxnard.

“Our youth put so much creativity and passion into their works of art. They inspire us all to try our best,” said Erin Antrim, BGCOP CEO. “We are very proud of them all as they get the opportunity to share their winning artwork in such a professional setting.”

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 Club of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibit, a comprehensive initiative promoting young people’s creativity, and encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment.

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. 

The community is invited to view the art pieces at the museum through the weekend, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Jan. 21, 1 – 5 p.m.

1st place art piece from 2017

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is a nonprofit 501© (3) youth service organization. BGCOP’s mission is “to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential, as productive, responsible and caring citizens.” Services are provided in three freestanding clubhouses in Oxnard and Port Hueneme which include a dedicated Teen Center, 11 public school program sites, one Club site in Nyeland Acres, one site at a Squires Public Housing, and the first Boys & Girls Club in a juvenile hall in the State of California. The purpose of BGCOP is to provide social, educational and recreational programs to all youth ages 6-18 years old, with an emphasis on those in underserved areas. Annual member dues is $20.00 however, no one is turned away regardless of ability to pay. Over 10,400 youth and teens are served annually. For more information, to get involved or to donate, please visit

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