Thousand Oaks, CA – To enable their members to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through visual arts and design, and to give them the opportunity to be recognized locally, regionally, and nationally, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) participates in the National Fine Arts Contest established by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The local BGCGCV art exhibit, open to the public, is now underway and will run through March 13, 2019 at the Marion & John E. Anderson Youth Center on the campus of Los Cerritos Middle School, 1980 E. Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Judging will be conducted by the local community, and pieces of local member artwork will be submitted to regional and national competitions in March. Artwork will include a variety of categories including monochromatic drawings, colored pencil drawings, pastels, watercolors, oil & acrylics, print making, mixed media, collage, group projects, photography and digital media. Youth will be judged in four age groups | 6-9; 10-12; 13-15 and 16-18. In addition, awards and recognition will be awarded on a local level.
The BGCGCV seeks to provide innovative and high-quality arts programming for all youth that stimulates learning and academic success, inspires creativity, explores future careers and engages in self-expression, critical thinking and problem solving.
“Providing a forum for youth to express themselves while discovering new talents is a major focus we provide to our members,” stated Dr. Crystal Nāone, CEO & President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. “We believe arts programming and activities are not a means to an end, but rather an essential human experience,” she added.
For more information on the Art Exhibit, contact the BGCGCV at 818-706-0905 or visit the website at www.bgcconejo.org.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are open before and after school, during lunch, on weekends for sports leagues, throughout the summer for the camp program and all-day during school vacations with tours of the Clubs available upon request. For more information about supervised youth programs, to donate, volunteer, or register online, please log onto www.bgcconejo.org or call 818-706-0905.