VCBA auction helps raise funds for Valley Center Art Gallery

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Diane Arnold (right), VCBA Secretary, presents a check for $540 to Barbara Scharnau, VCAG Treasurer, representing the VCAG’s share of art sales from the annual Partners of Excellence meeting on May 24.

At the Valley Center Business Association’s (VCBA) annual Partners of Excellence meeting on May 24, artwork donated by VCBA Board Director Judith Shadzi was auctioned – and profits were shared between the Valley Center Art Gallery (VCAG) and the VCBA.
Fundraising for the VCAG is ongoing and every dollar helps them get closer to their goal of $2.8 million to build the gallery. The Valley Center Art Gallery (VCAG) is intended as a space where local artists from the large unincorporated and tribal community of Valley Center will exhibit their work; organize conferences, meetings, courses, workshops, social gatherings and more about art.
The gallery’s offering will encompass a variety of artistic media, including but not limited to painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, pottery, acoustic productions and video. This community center will also provide access to other types of art such as: writing, food as art, music, woodcarving, flower arranging, singing, acting, dancing, thinking creativity and artistic inspiration.
The Gallery will be a multimedia center of and for the arts. Everyone, no matter their age or background, will be invited to engage, learn and share a multi-faceted list of arts. The gallery will be part of a complex of cultural centers in the Greater Valley Center including the VC Library and the VC History Museum that will serve as a community focal point for events and gatherings.
Visit the Valley Center Business Association website at and the Valley Center Art Gallery: to learn how you can get involved.

William E. Bennett