The Ojai Studio Artist’s Scholarship Committee has received a $2,500 gift in honor of OSA co-founder Gayel Childress, who turns 80 on May 11, from her niece and nephew-in-law Natalie Levin and Dr. Jim Levin of Tucson, AZ.
The Ojai Studio Artists (OSA) Scholarship Committee met to select 14 students who received a total of $10,000 in scholarships and stipends. Normally, the student’s work is shown at Ojai City Hall along with an award presentation. This year, their work can be seen online.
I want to thank OSA and its members for your constant support. This is my fourth and final scholarship award and each one has been instrumental in helping me to further my practice.
After four years, clay has become my favorite art form, in which both the process and product express my artistic intentions.
Drawing has been my creative outlet since I was able to speak. Recently, I have found that the best artwork I make shows me something new about myself.
This is my fourth and final year being honored with an Ojai Studio Artist Scholarship. I now work as an Outdoor Leader/Photographer and Media Coordinator for College of the Atlantic’s Outing Club.
I feel very very grateful to receive this award as it helps to achieve learning and the ability of creating as well.
I am an Ojai native artist-scientist currently completing my BA in both art and physics from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
y name is Saga and although my hometown is in LA, I’m a current junior boarding at Thacher.
My name is Lizbeth Zamora and I am attending Ventura College.
I feel very honored to have been selected to receive this art scholarship. I have been an artist for 8 years now.