What does the word “lavender” evoke for you? It can be color, mood, or a literal translation. Get creative; it’s up to you!

Our lavender-themed art will be displayed at Osteria Monte Grappa in the Ojai Arcade, across from Libbey Park. The art will be transferred to the Art Pavilion for the festival on June 24th. Invite your friends and collectors to come to the Festival, or stop by for a tasty meal and “feast your eyes” on our delicious art at Osteria Monte Grappa, June 4th to June 23rd.


The show will be juried by a team of 3 OVA Gallery artists for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons, as well as 3 honorable mentions. To submit your 2-D art, please read the following:

Maximum of two entries per artist.

Maximum size 30” in any direction.

There is no entry fee.


Important dates:

Bring-in: Sunday, June 4th, 2 PM-5 PM, at Osteria Monte Grappa in the Ojai Arcade. At that time artists will receive all relevant information. All pieces should be wired for hanging, no saw-tooth hangers, and framed or have gallery-wrap, painted sides

Notification of acceptance or decline:: Unless your work is declined, you can assume your work has been accepted. If your work is declined, you will receive a phone call on June 4th. Pick up of declined work is June 5th, 2 PM-5 PM.

Accepted artists will be asked to sign up for a 2-hour shift at the OVLF Arts Pavilion on June 24th.


Upon sale, a 20% commission will be taken by the Lavender Festival. Artwork sold before the Libbey Park event should remain in the show but will be marked with the lovely orange “sold” sticker!


All art should be PICKED UP from the Lavender Festival Art Pavilion at Libbey Park, by the artist or representative of the artist, no later than 5 PM, June 24th – at the end of the Festival. There are no facilities to store unclaimed art.


If you have any further questions you can contact Nancy Horwick or Patty Van Dyke.



“Upper Ojai” from the 2017 poster

“Upper Ojai” by Kristina Grey (© 2008)


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