Studio Channel Islands Art Center is proud of our Volunteer and Docent Training Program. Our Docent Group receives on-going training and instruction on technical and artistic aspects of our exhibits. During the opening receptions and gallery tours, Docents guide our visitors through the galleries enriching their experience. Please see our Membership page for more details on the benefits of being a Docent member.
Future events for the docents and volunteers will be presentations by noted artists and art historians as well as field trips to galleries and art venues. Volunteers and Docents will be needed for future exhibits. For more information about how to become a member please contact the office at 805-383-1368 or send an email on our contact page
Volunteers are currently needed for upcoming shows and events. Please call the art center for more information. 383-1368
Tuesdays 11am – 3pm
Wednesdays through Fridays, 11am – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 3pm
“I was a round mountain member of Studio Channel Islands when it was housed in what is now Cal State Channel Islands. I attended events and purchased art from the artists. I wasn’t as involved as i might have been but i felt a kinship with the artists and thought that one day i might want to participate more.
Serendipitous it was when Maggie Kildee approached me in the summer of 2011 to join the Board of Studio Channel Islands. The timing was right as I was starting my life anew as a widow and looking for things to do to fill the void I was feeling. Once on the Board I sat back a bit and paid attention to how the studio operated. I watched for a need that would suit my personality and areas of expertise. Talking with the artists in residence I heard their concerns then queried how they thought things could be made better. Many didn’t feel they were recognized by the Board. There appeared to be a disconnect between some artists who had been long time members and the newer members coming in after the move to downtown Camarillo. It left the door open for me to become their advocate to the Board. The Board was open to discussion on anything brought before them and once the dialogue started, things improved. I have enjoyed being the facilitator.
I have taken excellent workshops from some AIRs and got to know most of the current 40. I became attached to these artists and it was a natural progression to put my time into volunteering on their behalf. Hanging out at the Studio is like being at home with family. Studio Channel Islands artists are a welcoming lot. When I can help them individually or through fundraising to insure the financial backing is in place to guarantee their studio space is available to them on a long term basis I feel rewarded.
What Studio Channel Islands provides the community is extraordinary, and, as a member of the community, I feel my time volunteering is validated. The artists are my family and family support each other. It is a privilege to serve.”