Studio Channel Islands Art Center currently has 40 resident artists. An Artist In Residence (AIR) is a working artist in painting, sculpture, textiles, photography, etc., whose studio is located within the studio space on our campus at 2222 Ventura Boulevard. The art studios are open to the public every first Saturday of the month and by appointment. Free parking is available in front of the PVSD Auditorium on Ventura Boulevard as well as on Elm Street and on the parking lot on campus.
A PLACE OF LEARNING AND INSPIRATION IS REBORN AS AN ARTIST COMMUNITY
When the lights dimmed on the campus of the former Pleasant Valley School in Old Town Camarillo, no one in the community could have anticipated the creative turn of events down the road.
In 2010 the vibrant artist community of Studio Channel Islands Art Center moved into the old classrooms, filling them with life, creativity and laughter. And now, the artists of Studio Channel Islands Art Center invite alumni, teachers and staff of Pleasant Valley School and the former Los Primeros Structured School to celebrate the colorful rebirth of their old school campus. The entire community of Camarillo is invited to join in the celebration on Saturday, February 2, 2013!
From 11 AM to 1 PM there will be coffee & lemonade for a nickel, and Danish. Tie a colorful ribbon with your name to the fence next to the former administration building, now STUDIO “O”! The artist studios are open and welcome all!
Ms. Adele Stuebing Walsh, who attended Pleasant Valley School as a student and later worked as a teacher at both Pleasant Valley School and Los Primeros Structured School, shares her excitement about the renaissance of the old school grounds when she says, “What a thrill to see the Pleasant Valley School site transition into an artist colony where learning and the creative process continue to blossom for the community.”
A Frame of Film, Artist Talk and Studio Visit with Daniel Stern, October 18, 6 pm at Studio C1
“Having spent my entire adult life as an actor, writer and director in theater and films, I have essentially been bred to tell stories to audiences. I now see that my work as a sculptor is actually a continuation of my work as an actor and filmmaker. In this new medium I am still trying to create characters and capture a scene, hopefully filled with humor, passion, and the examination of human foibles in a moment of action.”
Welcome to ceramic artist Holly Matney and pastel artist Daggi Wallace who were accepted as resident artists on August 29.
If you visited the studios this week, you’d see a “bee hive” of activity! We have rented five additional rooms, and filled almost every studio. Studio Channel Islands Art Center welcomes six new Resident Artists who are moving into their studios this month: sculptur Daniel Stern, print makers Michael Clinite and Bruce Freeman, plein aire painter Anette Power and portrait painter Megan McTavish. Fiber artist Regina Vorgang will join us in September.
Directory and Application
Download a map of the artists’ studios here: Studios Directory
If you are interested in becoming a resident artist, please download and print the application forms and mail to
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
Attn.: Standards Committee
2221 Ventura Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93010
Resident artists need to be volunteer members and be committed to actively support Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s mission: To promote and preserve the visual arts in our community, providing unique and diverse artistic encounters for all ages and extraordinary opportunities for artists.