In Old Town Camarillo

2222 Ventura Blvd.

2222 Ventura Blvd.

(805) 383-1368


••• Current Show •••

Our Gallery is open Tue from 11 to 3pm, Wed – Fri 11 – 5pm and Sat 10 – 3pm


Michael Rohde, Richard Bruland PARALLELS

Exhibit Dates October 1 – 24

Opening Reception October 4, 4 – 6 pm

“Parallels,” a joint solo exhibition of Richard Bruland’s abstract paintings and Michael Rohde’s woven tapestries, runs October 1-24 in the Blackboard Gallery of Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo. A free public reception for the two internationally exhibited artists is on Saturday, October 4 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Bruland and Rohde approach their art from different mediums, but parallels emerge in their treatment of color and visual fields, and both use traditional methods.


Like a painter, weaver Rohde mixes his own colors for dyes he makes to achieve a range of contrasts in his tapestries. By limiting his vocabulary to color and woven texture, Rohde feels the works are better able to stimulate the reactions and emotions that raw color and spatial relationships can have on the viewer. After pursuing dual careers in biochemistry and weaving, in 1998 Rohde left as a director of a biotechnology research lab to devote full time to working in woven textiles. His pieces are in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Mingei Museum in San Diego, and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. A resident of Westlake Village, Rohde studied at the Glassel School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.


Bruland thinks of his structurally abstract paintings in landscape terms, using traditional methods and materials to infer a sense of place. To do this, he focuses on transitions from light to dark, referencing the natural world, and using color to draw viewers into a personal exploration of his own particular signatures. Bruland’s paintings are in the collection of the University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Hospital, as well as in private collections throughout the United States. He currently teaches painting at American Jewish University. Born in Lima, Peru, Bruland grew up in Geneva, Switzerland and now lives in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts in Valencia and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Michael Rohde, Richard Bruland

Tuesday, October 21, 5 pm

at the Blackboard Gallery

Join us for an informative and entertaining evening with artists Michael Rohde and Richard Bruland, accompanying their current exhibit “Parallels” at the Blackboard Gallery.

No admission. Donations welcome!

Please RSVP by email or phone to help us set up the event. 805.383.1368

Clothing Optional  (Call for Entries)

Juror: David Elder

Exhibit Dates: October 30 – November 28

Opening Reception November 1, 4 – 6 pm

Lucia Grossberger Morals, Eileen Hyman, Erik Reel

Exhibit Dates December 4 – 26

Opening Reception December 6, 1 – 5 pm


Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 11 am – 3 pm

Wednesday through Friday 11 am – 5 pm

Saturday 10 am  – 3 pm