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Congratulations to Annie Sun for Winning 1st Place in the Ventura County Fair Poster Contest









First Place

Annie Sun is 14 years old and lives in Newbury Park. She attends Newbury Park High school as a freshman. Annie has been drawing since the age of four, taking classes from many teachers and institutes. She loves going to the Ventura County Fair, especially going on the different rides and visiting the animals. These attractions were the main inspiration for her artwork.

Besides her passion for art, Annie loves playing the violin. She enjoys participating in her high school orchestra and in the Conejo Valley youth orchestra. Her favorite subject in school is math. She hopes her artistic ability will continue to follow her through the rest of high school, and help her get into her dream college.


Gardens of the World- Carole Caccavo Watercolor Art Exhibit


Carole Caccavo Art Exhibit

Tuesday, August 12 – Sunday, September 21 
Having a warm love for sketching, drawing, and painting, Carole Caccavo, a longtime resident of Thousand Oaks, has been a devoted artist for many years. Initially, Carole concentrated on floral arrangements using oil paints. She gradually transitioned to teaching cloth doll making, and selling Tole painted items that she created. In the past few years, she expanded her interest in art, by painting still life scenes using watercolors. Her passion is painting countryside panoramas, rustic buildings and bridges, old world canals and street scenes. Shades of warm browns, soft beiges, light grays and mellow greens are prevalent in her paintings. She is currently enrolled at Studio 316, Thousand Oaks where she is perfecting techniques in detailing, depicting perspectives, and developing color contrasts. Carole Caccavo has exhibited her art work at the Ventura County Fair where she was awarded several First Place and Second Place ribbons.


New Works: The Voice of the Arts

“New Works: The Voice of the Arts”
An Art Show at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents a new exhibit in The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 91360. The show’s title is “New Works: The Voice of the Arts”. Exhibition dates are June 8 through July 9, 2012. This invitational show has original and diverse pieces of art by twenty-three visual artists who are either board members of the Arts Council or valued participants who have made creative contributions to the arts in our community.


The Artists’ Reception and installation of the new Board of Directors of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will take place Saturday, June 23, 2012, 4-6 pm; the public is invited to this no-admission event, which includes entertainment by the acclaimed Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory Company; a brief introduction of new officers for the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, which operates The Galleria and its juried shows involving students and adults. You can view the gamut of visual art, from sketches and landscapes, to sculpture and mixed media.


Exhibiting artists in the June show are: Joni Arnel, Sheila Fein, and Helane Freeman, Agoura; Kristi Colell, Ron Counceller, and James Enriquez, Camarillo; Janet Amiri, Alex Cacciarelli, Juliette Chayet-Cole, Judith Crowe, Bob Noonan, Joy Sardisco, Carlos Scalise, Gary Talbot, and Connie Tunick, all of Thousand Oaks; Theodora Ilowitz, Newbury Park; Arthur Hernandez, Simi Valley; Jenna Elinson, Oak Park; Gordon Durich, Geri Schonberg, Barbara Welch, and Yoka Yohanna, Westlake Village; Elaine Unger, Santa Clarita.

This show can be viewed daily from 9 am until 5 pm at no charge.


For more information call (805) 381-2747 or go to the web site: