Academy Hits Right Notes for Young Musicians

The third annual Westmont Academy for Young Artists (WAYA), an intensive two-week program for local musicians ages 10-18, is Aug. 7-18 at Westmont.  Tuition costs $1575 with a $25 application fee. Scholarships are available at wayamusic.com. WAYA is designed to significantly improve students’ instrumental technique and musical artistry. “This training will help students prepare for… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Applauds Area’s Abstract Artists

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of more than two dozen artists who have ties to the Santa Barbara community in “How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990” from July 6-Aug. 5. A free, public opening reception is Thursday, July 6, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. These artists, many of whom… [Continue Reading]

Jupiter Jumps into June Viewing

Jupiter rises into view during the monthly public viewing of the starts on Friday, June 16, beginning about 8 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory. This may be the final chance to see the planet with the college’s eight-inch refracting telescope during this summer’s viewings in Montecito. “It should still be… [Continue Reading]

Future Shines Bright for Recent Grads

Nicole Marsh earned a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Several young Westmont alumni have earned awards for academic achievement, to conduct research, and to serve globally and explore new career opportunities. Aria Hamann ’16 has received a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support her doctoral studies. In 2016, Hamann earned a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct hydrology research at the… [Continue Reading]

Summer Hoops Tourney Nets 32 Prep Teams 

Westmont hosts 32 high school basketball teams from the state of Washington to San Diego in two separate tournaments June 23-25 and June 30-July 2 in Murchison Gym. The 44th annual High School Summer Varsity Basketball Tournament games are played on Fridays from 1-11 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-1… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Awards “Out of Place” Artists

Cody Cammbell’s “A House Divided” (collage) won Second Honorable Mention

Santa Barbara sculptor Joan Rosenberg-Dent won Best of Show and the $1,000 Diane Dodds and David Reichert First Prize at the May 18 opening reception of Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists through June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Ro Snell won First Honorable Mention, Cody Cammbell won Second Honorable Mention, Tom Pazderka… [Continue Reading]

Popular Youth Sports Camps Return

Westmont kicks off its annual youth summer sports camps Monday, June 19, beginning with Sports Skills, which helps develop the motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10, and girls soccer. In the following five weeks, an array of sports camps including archery/badminton, track and field, cheer, soccer, volleyball, baseball tennis and basketball will be… [Continue Reading]

Washington Elementary Leads Track Meet

Adams Elementary celebrates its second place finish

Athletes from eight local elementary schools competed in track and field events May 9 at the Westmont track. More than 200 students from Roosevelt, McKinley, Adams, Cleveland, Franklin, Monroe, Harding and Washington Elementary schools battled for local bragging rights, competing in about a dozen events. The annual All SBUSD Elementary Schools Track and Field Meet… [Continue Reading]

Class of 2017 Receives ‘Showers of Blessing’

    Nearly 5,000 family members and friends soaked in the pageantry of a Westmont Commencement that honored 300 graduates (103 with honors) during a drizzly morning May 6 at Carr Field. Paul Delaney, Westmont English professor, dubbed the occasion “making memories in the mist.” By the time Commencement speaker reached the podium, the mist… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Featured in ‘Out of Place’

Nina Warner - Salinas Pump House - Gouache on Archival Board

Ruth Estévez, the director and curator of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in downtown Los Angeles since 2012, juries Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists May 18-June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, opening reception for “Out of Place,” which features 36 local artists, is Thursday, May 18, from… [Continue Reading]