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The following article was posted on June 13th, 2017, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 18, Issue 15 [ Submit a Story ]
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Lompoc Resident wins Leadership in Arts Award


Vicki Andersen was awarded the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission 2017 Leadership in the Arts Award for the significant impact she has on the arts and culture in the county.

Every year the Leadership in the Arts Award is given to an individual or organization that has made a positive difference in the arts and culture of the region and shows a commitment to promoting advancement in the arts, according to a release from the county.

Andersen (pictured, center right) has served as an officer and member of the Lompoc Valley Arts Council for many years. She is a founding member of the Lompoc Mural Society and has personally overseen the preservation and promotion of murals in Lompoc. This includes establishing Lompoc’s Arts and Culture Weekend event that took place last year.

She is known for her vivid impressionistic paintings, and her 12-foot-by-48-foot “Mission Vieja” mural depicts Lompoc’s Lost Mission.

Andersen will be recognized at the commission’s Arts Coffee event on July 12 at noon. The event, which takes place at the Elverhoj Museum in Solvang, is free and open to the public.