The public is invited to a reception that is free and open to the public. Cash awards ($500 each) will be presented to each of three MiraCosta College Students and also to the Encinitas Friends of the Arts ($1000).
The three students are as follows.
Patrick Andrada is a photographer who has won an honorable mention award in digital photography in the juried MiraCosta Student Show. He is transferring to CSU San Francisco this fall.
Sara Paree Ghopeh, who is an oil painter, but who works in a variety of media is interested in hyper-realism. She won first place in advanced oils in the juried MiraCosta Student Show this year. She is transferring to SDSU in the fall.
Veronica Becerra works in watercolor and mixed media. She has won numerous awards in the last 2 years in different media, including first in design and two second place awards in water color in the juried MiraCosta Student Show.
Naimeh Tanha will be accepting the award for the Encinitas Friends of the Arts, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, established by local residents and a Board of dedicated volunteers to support a vibrant arts community. The mission of Encinitas Friends of the Arts is to partner with the City of Encinitas by fundraising and advocating for the cultural arts in Encinitas and a city-owned Arts Center.
Refreshments will be served at the reception. All artwork in the Gallery will be 10% OFF the entire day from 10am to closing. This event is free and open to the public.
The Off Track Gallery is owned and operated by the San Dieguito Art Guild, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization made up of over 200 talented local artists.
Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas, 760-942-3636, OffTrackGallery.com.