OXNARD, Calif. -

The winner of the 31st annual California Strawberry Festival poster contest is a Simi Valley artist known for her Dream Painter mural business. Traci Adams was on hand for the unveiling of her award winning poster at Yolanda's Mexican Cafe in Oxnard.

In addition to winning $2,000, her artwork will adorn collectible festival merchandise.

The inspiration behind her entry was the Channel Islands Harbor location where the festival got its start.  The art shows a carton of strawberries sailing on cresting waves. Adams described is as a "strawberry party boat."

The unveiling is just the first of several events to get people excited for the festival May 17 and 18 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, next to Oxnard College on Rose Avenue.

For more information, go to www.strawberry-fest.org