40 artists represented their arts at RAWards
By Sara Vausbinder
RAWartists Ventura hosted its first ever RAWards Showcase on Friday
night Nov.17 at Bombay Bar and Grill. The show was jam-packed with
nearly 40 artists of several mediums, all representing their art and
talents. At the event, nine winners were selected and announced by a
combination of live audience voting and a panel of local judges. The
categories included: film, music, fashion, makeup, hair, accessories,
performing art, photography, and visual art.
Ventura filmmaker, Joel Perkins, took the award for film. Steampunk /
Vaudevillian fusion musical act, Cirque Noir, won the Musicians of the
Year. Santa Barbara native, Bethany Burns, of B-Line Designs won
Fashion Designer of the Year. Rachel Olsen of The Cat’s Meow won the
Makeup Artist of the Year with her ornate false lashes. Mariah Brown, a
recent graduate from Lu Ross Academy, won Hairstylist of the Year. Rosa
Subia won the Accessories Designer of the Year with her custom hair
accessories. Electric Liberace, an eclectic mix of music, dance, and
party, all packed into one stage performance, won the Performing
Artists of the Year. Cliff Montgomery, a local photographer who focuses
on HDR landscapes, won the Photographer of the Year and Jonny
Blackburn, with his vivid collage-style expressions, won the Visual
Artist of the Year.
These winners will go on to represent Ventura in the National RAWards,
where the national winner will be determined by a panel of industry
specific judges. The national awards show will take place in January at
the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
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