Ventura County Fair Guidelines and Submission Forms 2018


Friday, July 20, Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22, 2018

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Bring entries to the Home Arts Building

There is no fee to enter in this department

You can enter Online – June 1 – July 16, 2018 at

Entering online speeds up the entry process – when you arrive with your items on July 20-22, 2018 –proceed directly to the Amateur arts check-in area. Please tell the clerks you have entered online so we can get your paperwork and pre-printed entry tags. Online entries close at 7:00 PM on July 16th.

If you miss the online entry deadline you can STILL enter on Entry Days. Bring your items on July 20, 21 or 22, 2018.

Monday, August 13, 2018 – 12:00 PM-7:00 PM

Claim checks must be presented. No entry pick-up prior to August 13, 2018. Items unclaimed on August 13, 2018 become the property of the Ventura County Fair and will be discarded. . Voucherswill be issued for Premium winnings of less than $20 and are redeemed on Monday, August 13, 2018 between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Fair Administration Office Ticket Window. Vouchers expire on October 31, 2018 and will not be redeemed after this date.




Congressional Art Competition Winner Announced, Annie Sun

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that Annie Sun, a senior at Newbury Park High School, has won the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 26th Congressional District.

“The level of artistic talent from the Ventura County high school students participating in this year’s competition is truly inspiring,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “This is a great reminder that the arts and creativity play a critical role in young people’s lives and their educational success. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and thank you to the families, teachers, and community members who support these talented students.”

“I’m so honored to receive this recognition,” said Sun. “I’m passionate about art because it inspires me to challenge myself and shows me that creativity is limitless.”

Sun will be flown to Washington, D.C. where her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year. In addition, four honorable mentions were announced:

  • Josh Welcher, a junior at Newbury Park High School
  • Trinity Alvarado, a sophomore at Adolfo Camarillo High School
  • Katelyn Mehner, a senior at Newbury Park High School
  • Kaylie Pendleton, a junior at El Camino High School

The artwork of the honorable mentions will be displayed in Brownley’s Thousand Oaks office.

Started in 1982, the nationwide Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and is an opportunity to recognize and encourage student artistic talent across the country. The competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 in California’s 26th Congressional District. The winner was selected by a panel of local judges.

Photos of the students and their art are available here.


In Memory of Shirley Williams

Received some sad news today with the passing of a long time student and friend, Shirley Williams. Shirley had been with Studio 316 for close to ten years until health issues prohibited her from coming,  producing several beautiful watercolor paintings during that time. She was such a sweet, modest, talented lady, really pleasant to be around. She will be greatly missed by us all. It’s been a privilege to be her art teacher and friend. Below is one of her last paintings she’d completed back in 2016, seemed  appropriate.


Shirley Williams, Watercolor, 2016



Ventura County Fair 2016 Winners Announced


I am so happy to announce the winners from Studio 316 that participated in the Ventura County Fair, 2016.

Katie Carr

Marsha Birnbaum

Watercolor, 2016 Second Place









Watercolor, pastel, 2016 Third Place












Colette Lemieux

Susi Solovy

Debbie Wootten

Julie Braden

Lien Corbin

Juliana Chew

Justine Chow

Keira Thorgusen

Gail Orens


Carolyn Orens

Watercolor, 2016 First Place

Watercolor, 2016


Watercolor Basics Part I, 9/12/16 through 9/26/16

Offered through the Conejo Valley

Park and Recreation Department/Watercolor Basics I

In-depth instruction covers washes, fundamentals, tricks and techniques to get a successful painting, plus color wheel basics. Call (805) 480-2631 for supply list. Location: Studio 316, 2697 Lavery Court, Unit #6. 

Duration: 4 wks
Notes: (Instructor: Bob Noonan)
For Ages: 18.0 yrs – 99.0 yrs

Location: See Description for Location
Class Dates: 9/12/16 through 9/26/16
Day(s): M
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Fee: $80.00

Lab Fee: $0.00

Art supplies through the studio will be sold at a 30% discount for all enrolled students.

Supply Suggestions;
**Please not that prices may vary.


 #14 Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $13.00

 #8  Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $9.70

 #4   Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $6.30                           

 #000   Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $8.50 

 Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor paper, 13x 17 block, $33.00

Pelikan Paint set, 12 colors, $39.00 
109.50(-30% discount, 32.85) 76.75 + tax 5.75 = $82.50
Pelikan Paint set, 24 colors, $73.50
144.00(-30% discount, 43.20) 100.80 + tax 7.56=$108.36


Join us for Wine and Watercolor at Four Brix Winery!

Sunday, June 5 starting at 2pm –  $43 includes 1 glass of wine, all supplies & instruction.

Join artist Bob Noonan, owner of Studio 316, as he guides you through the creation process.   His last class sold out!   Join us Sunday, June 5, 2pm.  All materials, instruction and 1 glass of wine are included for $43.  We all have a memory of the lifeguard stations along our beaches- this evokes the onset of summer!  Enjoy some time in our barrel room and create your own memory to take home.

No previous experience necessary- WE Promise!

Call 805-256-6006 or email

Tasting Room Hours
Thurs. 12-5pm, Fri. 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm
Phone (805) 256-6006 or email us.
Four Brix Family
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Our mailing address is:

Four Brix Winery

2290 Eastman Ave. #109

Ventura, California 93003


Paint & Wine Evening at Four Brix Winery in Ventura

FourBrixGrapesKarenWatercolors & Wine- at Four Brix Winery

Instructed by Bob Noonan of Studio 316
Join us for a Sunday afternoon with artist Bob Noonan.  Bob will guide you through creating your grape cluster on watercolor paper.  Bob is owner of Studio 316 art school in Thousand Oaks.  He is excited to share his love and passion of art with you!


March 20, 2-4pm.
All supplies, instruction and 1 glass of wine are included for $43.  

Sign up now- space is limited.


Phone (805) 256-6006 or email us at

Four Brix Winery

2290 Eastman Ave. #109

Ventura, California 93003


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Four Brix Winery

2290 Eastman Ave. #109

Ventura, California 93003