Buenaventura 2017 Open Competition, 40 X 30 acrylic on canvas. Exhibit is January 17-February 11 at the Buenaventura Gallery. Awards reception January 21, 5-7 pm. 700 E. Santa Clara, Ventura, CA.
Illona Battaglia Aguayo, a Jersey Girl from Fairview, has made her home in Los Angeles. During her career teaching high school art, she traveled extensively, and was awarded two Fulbright exchanges to Egypt and Poland to teach studio art and lecture to University students. She retired early to focus on her work and can be found most days in her hillside studio. Illona has shown work in Universities and galleries in NJ, NY and CA.