Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is proud to be hosting our 14th annual ocean-inspired Student Art Show, “What the Channel Means to Me.” Please join us for the opening exhibit, public reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5-8 pm at the Jodi House Gallery at 625 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara. The awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 pm, when State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson will announce the winners and present them with cash prizes that they can invest in their education. . The goal of the show, which is open to high school students from Carpinteria to Goleta, is to inspire local youth to create art that celebrates the natural beauty and diversity of the Santa Barbara Channel, and for their art to inspire others in our community. This year’s show will be juried by Santa Barbara Arts Commission Chief Curator, Maizi Hixson, and is sponsored by the Montecito Rotary Club and Trillium Enterprises Inc. The entire show will remain on display at the Jodi House Gallery for two weeks following the opening.