A warm welcome is extended to everyone visiting the 2022 BCA Virtual Art Exhibit. We hope you enjoy your stroll through the gallery. Returning and new artists have contributed wonderful expressions in a variety of mediums. Please enjoy the show and come back often. Share the link with family and friends, and encourage even more to participate in the coming years.
We would like to dedicate this year’s art exhibit to Rev. Masanori Watanabe. Sensei passed away on November 26, 2021. Sensei enjoyed a deep appreciation for art and shared his own expressions in painted works. We are very honored to include two of his paintings. One is an early portrait of himself. It may reveal a likeness of himself before his days as a minister. The second is a portrait of Shinran Shonin. This reflects a deep and personal impression left upon Rev. Watanabe as he endeavored to share the Nembutsu teachings of Master Shinran with all of us.
Sensei served the Oxnard Buddhist Temple and the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara during his tenure with the Buddhist Churches of America. He was 49 years old. Thank you, Sensei.
Rev. Joshin Dennis Fujimoto
Buddhist Temple of Alameda
Enmanji Buddhist Temple