••• Current Show •••
Our Gallery is open Tue from 11 to 3pm, Wed – Fri 11 – 5pm and Sat 10 – 3pm
February – gallery dark.
We welcome Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts to their annual school play at the Blackboard Gallery.
Ty Pownall, Gretchen Batcheller
Exhibit Dates: March 10 to April 3, 2015
Opening Reception: March 14, 4 – 6 pm
The Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo is pleased to host an exhibition of painting and sculpture by two contemporary artists, Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall, who are faculty members of Pepperdine University, Department of Fine Arts.
Ty Pownall, from Los Angeles, uses his dynamic sculptures to explore the relationship between culture, science and mythology. His works in this exhibition are influenced by the power dynamics seen through the gender roles in creation stories, modernistic architecture and color usage in contemporary art.
Gretchen Batcheller has lived in Los Angeles for the past two years. Her paintings investigate the multifaceted make-up and complex story of the city. She seeks to create a dialog with the viewer by representing it through its endless layers of growth, stagnancy, depression and revival.
On April 1 at 5 pm, the artists invite you to an Artist Talk at the Blackboard Gallery. No admission, free parking.
Brooks Institute Students and Faculty
Exhibit Dates: April 9 -25, 2015
Opening Reception and Award Presentation: April 11, 4 – 6 pm
An infusion of art from the work of three students at Brooks Institute will fill the walls of the Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands from April 9-25. The Tenth Annual Award of Excellence will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges from Studio Channel Islands Art Gallery during the Opening Reception on April 11 from 4-6 pm. Emmanuel Amezcua, a Graphic Design student from Moorpark, combines his enthusiasm for all forms of art to convey his visual and textual representations of art, people and everyday objects. His love of art, which blossomed in high school, produces work that communicates the quality of truths that allows us to interact and connect with humanity. Nataly von Pflug, is a Photography student from Hamburg, Germany. As a young girl, she became fascinated with myths, paranormal stories, and the source of our dreams. She uses her photography to tell stories that evoke emotions and thoughts to encourage people to make up their own stories in response to her work. Dominic Crowley is a Visual Journalist student who hails from the Pacific Northwest. He claims he is at home on the road chasing adventure. He is infatuated with the outdoors and has devoted his life to visual storytelling. Brooks Institute’s 68 year reputation of offering innovative education has provided the grounding for many alumni to attain high acclaim and win national and international awards for their work. Many have shaped the future of photography through their use of new techniques and technologies. They have made a difference in their communities through their photography, film or video and graphic design abilities. The three student artists in this show are, figuratively speaking, part of the emulsion that binds the images of the past with the promise of the future.
May: Over Your Sofa, CfE
- April 30th-May 22nd
- Reception Sat, May 2nd
June: Julia Pinkham, Andrea Haffner and BiJian Fan
- June 4th- 26th
- Reception Sat, June 6th
July: Joseph Sohm plus “Americana” CfE
- July 2nd-24th
- Reception Fri, July 3rd
August: Jordan Poe, Mike Pecsok, and Patrick Fisher
- July 30th- August 28th
- Reception Sat, Aug 1st
September: Michael Pearce
- September 3rd- 25th
- Reception Sat, September 5th
October: Day of the Dead Memento Mori, with Mark Fegundis and Ashley Fisher, CfE
- October 1st-23rd
- Reception Sat, October 3rd
November: Tom and Patti Post, with Kerry Methner
- Runs 5th-27th
- Reception Sat, November 7th
December: Annual Membership Show, CfE
- December 3rd – 29th
- Reception Sat, December 5th
Schedule is subject to change.
Tuesday 11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday through Friday 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm