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Now - April 7th – Ojai Artist in the Lobby – Marilee Allen

I have been making art my entire life. I had the good fortune to enjoy art as part of the curriculum in my K-12 schooling in New Jersey. Upon graduation, I attended William Patterson University and earned a BA in Art Education. After teaching art for several years, I moved on to become a potter, plying my wares in the New York metropolitan area. After several years of self-employment, I migrated west to California. While raising my children in Ojai and Ventura, I continued to paint, craft and sew. I have taken many art classes during the past 30 years at Ventura College and at Santa Barbara City College I earned an AS in Graphic Communication Management.

I have always loved making art. I enjoy working in oils and encaustic, watercolor, collage and acrylics. Inspiration lies all around us: shapes, shadows, colors, textures, sights, sounds and music-paint, pastel, paper, pencils and clay.

“My most cherished mentor was a relative, Lee Allison Maratos, now deceased. For over 40 years she inspired, modeled the artists behavior and supported my creative forays even though we were separated by thousands of miles. Georgia O’Keefe, whose skulls, huge flowers and New Mexico vistas, painted with a keen eye, are fresh inspiration for me still. And locally, being a student of Hiroko Yoshimoto at Ventura College, has been very valuable. Her knowledge of art, understated presence and timeless demeanor allowed my artist within to further blossom.”

My work hangs in the chapel at the Community Memorial Hospital, in residences in California, New Jersey, North Carolina and Vermont. I am a member of the Buenaventura Art Association, Ojai Art Center, Focus on the Masters, Ojai Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art in Oxnard and the Ventura County Museum.

My paintings have been displayed at Anacapa Brew Pub in Ventura, Ojai Art Center, Ojai Valley Museum, Bohemia Coffee House and the now defunct Discovery Gallery in Ventura. I am one of the proud owners of the new gallery OVA Arts located at 108 N. Signal Street, Ojai. We feature fine photography, weaving, pottery, painting, knitting, glass and jewelry. Thanks for reading my short story!

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Customer Appreciation Day and Halloween Celebration
Friday, October 31st


Ojai Artist in the Lobby:
Kirk Lowry now through December 13th.


August 15, 2014
2nd Quarter 2014
Shareholders Report

August 1, 2014
Eloy Ortega to Lead
Santa Barbara Community Bank

July 3, 2014
OCB Welcomes Annette Hansen

May 8, 2014
OCB Bancorp Declares 5%
Stock Dividend

May 1, 2014
2013 Annual Report

March 31, 2014
1st Quarter 2014
Shareholders Report

David Sabedra joins Ojai Community Bank

April 30, 2014
OCB Bancorp Reports Gains
During First Quarter 2014

November 26, 2013
OCB Hires Scott Gibb as
Commercial Credit Analyst

September 30, 2013
3rd Quarter 2013
Shareholders Report

June 30, 2013
2nd Quarter 2013
Shareholders Report

March 31, 2013
1st Quarter 2013
Shareholders Report

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