Channelkeeper is thrilled to host our 18th annual ocean-inspired Student Art Show, “What the Channel Means to Me.”
While this year the student reception and awards ceremony will be virtual and will take place as part of the Community Environmental Council’s 2021 Virtual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival’s Youth Leadership Day, the theme of the show remains the same and we couldn’t be more excited to host a show celebrating local students, their incredible art skills, and the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Santa Barbara Channel.
The goal of the show, which features artwork by high school students from across the South Coast, is to inspire local youth to create art that celebrates the Santa Barbara Channel, and for their art to inspire others in our community. Please join us for the virtual reception on Thursday, April 22nd at 4:15pm. It’s a live TV event, so the actual timing of the art show reception may change slightly. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to view incredible ocean-inspired art created by local teens!
We are honored to have local artist Claudia Borfiga jury the show this year who will select artwork for the show and the student awards which include first, second, third place, honorable mention, and a special environmental ethics award for a piece that speaks to the ethical and moral relationship between human beings and the natural environment.
Student artwork is judged on creativity, technical skill, sense of style, and interpretation of the theme. The student award winners will be announced at the virtual reception on Thursday, April 22nd in the later afternoon (final time to be confirmed). The awards include generous cash prizes donated by long-time student art show sponsor Trillium Enterprises, Inc.
Past participating schools include Anacapa, Bishop Diego, Carpinteria, Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, and Santa Barbara High Schools.
The student artwork award winners will be displayed in the State Street office window of the Community Environmental Council at 1219 State Street for the week following the student reception and award ceremony, April 26-30th.
Student artwork is due to the Channelkeeper office by the end of the day on Friday, April 16th and a signed release of liability must be attached to each piece of artwork. We look forward to celebrating our local students, their artwork, and the Santa Barbara Channel!
Please contact Penny Owens at email@example.com or 805-563-3377 ext. 4 for more info or with any questions about the student art show.