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Student art on display at Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery

Coast Unified students' artwork is on display at the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery through March 22.
Coast Unified students' artwork is on display at the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery through March 22. sprovost@thetribunenews.com

Late winter and early spring is a busy time for art shows in Cambria.

Coast Unified students participating in a Youth Art Show, with their work on display through March 22 at Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery, district art teacher Suzette Morrow said.

Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery is at 1350 Main St. 

After March 22, the students’ work will be available for viewing online at www.artsonia.com, under the heading “Coast Unified School District Gallery.”

Winners of Cambria’s juried art show will go on to compete with the top students in Northern and Southern California. The state winner will be honored with other state winners during July, in New York. 

Last year, Devin Streeter of Cambria took top honors for California, earning him a trip to New York.

The Cambria show is sponsored by Allied Arts Council and Coast Unified School District.

‘Cultural Heritage’

Beginning March 25, the CCA Gallery will host a juried exhibit titled “Cultural Heritage,” which will continue through May 3, with an opening reception and the awarding of prizes set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 27. Harold Spencer, an artist, author and professor emeritus from the University of Connecticut, will serve as juror for the show. He has a studio at Studios in the Park in Paso Robles. 

Admission to the reception, which will feature live music, wine and refreshments, is free.

The Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Contact the gallery at 927-8190.

Arts Talk

Also at the center, Big Sur artist Erin Lee Gafill will give a talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, as part of the Allied Arts Art Talk series.

Gafill is known for oil paintings infused with color and light. With husband Tom Birmingham, she has created and coordinated enrichment programs for children living in rural isolation in Monterey County and nationwide.

The talk is open to all who are interested. The event is free to Allied Arts members; a $3 donation is asked for nonmembers. 

Details: 927-3291 or 927-1356.

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