October 18th was a day of celebration for the cultural City of Ojai.

\"Oh High Palms\"When I visited Ojai in September, I was inspired when I turned a corner and captured the tallest palms blazing up into the bluest sky with the Mission style building bathing in glorious sunlight. 
Without a camera on hand, I did a small ink drawing to capture the composition. Upon further wandering, I learned the building is the Ojai Valley Museum and they were having a Juried competion of art related to Ojai. 
And so, I whipped out this painting and sent it off to the Museum and I got into the exhibit!  Thanks for attending Ruthie!!
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 Sandy Wolk’s impressive sculpture “Held within the Nest” received 2nd place.  sandy-wolk-held-within-the-nest
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Artist Marilyn Noad received 1st Place with “Time and the River” mixed media on canvas.

This little Indian added to the festive street performance dance.

This Little Indian

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And, 11 year old, Gabrielle sang and played 4 songs on her guitar, including “The answer is blowing in the Wind”,  poignant for our current times…

1 Comment

  1. I loved your tall palms…the colors, movement, shapes. I liked that they dominated the picture instead of the mission; it gave more a feeling of life!

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