Students and Facility from Oxnard College
Opening Reception April 6th 4-6pm
Show Runs April 4-27
Studio Channel Islands Art Center announced the winner of its annual $1,000 Award for Excellence in Art Studies at a ceremony on Saturday, April 6th, from 4 to 6 p.m. Award finalists were Oxnard College students: Donna Espinoza, Samantha McClain, John Del Rosari, and Danny Lawlor. Donna Espinoza won the award.
Award Committee member Bob Privitt said: ”As the committee judged the work, it was evident that all the entrants were quite competent. However, for me, the winner Donna Espinoza showed a great potential for future excellence, as well as superior control of media and concept.”
Patti Post added: “I was very impressed with Donna’s level of sophistication..in both technique and concept..her portfolio demonstrated a consistent, high degree of conceptual thinking throughout, her ideas; relevant and poignant, her potential is huge!”
Each year the art center selects a local college to submit student art. Entrants must be art majors who want to become full-time artists. This year Oxnard College was invited to submit portfolios of promising students.
The award is based on the art center scholarship committee’s evaluation of the quality of the art rather than the student’s financial need.
Exhibit “On the Level”
Exhibit dates March 6 – 29
Opening Reception Saturday, March 9, 4 – 6 pm
What happens when you give a group of artists each a measuring tape, 32 mm film and a level? You have an amazing assemblage of creativity as each artist creates their own meaning, context and narrative for these items.
Exhibiting artists: Beverly Decker, BiJian Fan, Amani Fliers, Blossom Friel, Lucia Grossberger Morales, David Isakson, Julie Kornblum, Susan Lasch Krevitt, Leslie McQuaide, Arlene Mead, Janet Neuwalder, Sigrid Orlet, Ty Pownall, Bob Privitt, Stephen Schafer, Robin Tripaldi, Kathy Waggoner, and Jan Wasserman.
Susan Lasch Krevitt’s encaustic piece won the “People’s Choice Award”.
An Artists’ Panel Discussion was held at the gallery on March 23 at 4 pm.
The Director’s Gallery will showcase traditional drawings by members of Studio Channel Islands Art Center.
Call for Entries Exhibit: “ESSENCE”
Opening Reception and Awards: Saturday, February 2, 4 – 6pm
Juror: Johanna Spinks
Director’s Gallery: Brent Hanson
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
ESSENCE features portraits which may or may not show literal likeness, but which invite the search for true identity. We invited artists to exhibit figurative works as well as works that represent an approach beyond the literal.
Juror Johanna Spinks said: “It is always an honor to be asked to judge an art show and other artists’ work. I always take the matter seriously as I enter many art shows myself so know what it feels like to make the cut or not.
When judging this show, I was looking for work that obviously spoke to me in some way and caught my portrait eye, be it in a more traditional representation of the portrait, or a more contemporary line, art thought, moulding or swash of color. I think the show and my selection reflect a really diverse and very interesting interpretation of the portrait in all forms of art.
I was impressed by the many entries, have thought about them often since judging the show, and find they have stimulated me in my own portrait work. Thank you!”
Exhibit Dates: January 3 – 26
“RESURGENCE – Stephen Schafer, Jim Fitzgerald, John C. Lewis, Domenico Foschi, Luther Gerlach”
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 4 – 6pm
Curators: Stephen Schafer, Jim Fitzgerald
Director’s Gallery: Gretel Compton, Bruce Freeman & Jim Rinde
ARTIST TALK: The Resurgence of Carbon Transfer Printing
January 17.2013, 6 pm
Jim Fitzgerald, a photographic artist, camera builder and carbon transfer printer will give a talk on the art of carbon transfer printing at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo on Thursday January 17,2013 at 6 pm.
Jim is one of the few traditional photographers today working in the mid-1860’s process of carbon transfer printing. He uses hand built large and ultra-large format cameras to create one-of-a-kind 3-dimensional images.
Jim is one of only a handful of photographic artists today who specializes in and teaches this unique process. He will discuss not only his carbon work but the passion one must have to create a fine piece of photographic art regardless of the final presentation.
Jim’s Artist Talk comes in conjunction with an exhibit at the Studio Channel Islands Gallery titled “RESURGENCE”, which provides the rare opportunity to view traditional photography by five nationally and internationally renowned photographers in a joint exhibit, featuring Jim Fitzgerald, Stephen Schafer, John C. Lewis, Domenico Foschi and Luther Gerlach. The exhibit runs from January 3 through 25 with an opening reception on January 5, 4 – 6pm. The Director’s Gallery will showcase traditional print making by artists Gretel Compton and Bruce Freeman, and fine art wood sculpture by Jim Rinde.
PRECIOUS – Small Works
December 1 – 29, 2012
Juror Debra McKillop, an artist who currently teaches Studio Art at Ventura College, chose 52 works from 27 artists for the current exhibit “Precious – Small Works”. None of the works exceed 12 inches in any direction. Small but powerful pieces of art which can be enjoyed throughout the month of December at the gallery.
Congratulations to our winners!
1st Place: Peggy Pownall, Ligne de Couture
2nd Place: Daggi Wallace, Transparency
3rd Place: Doug Rucker, Jumble Box
Robert Diehl, Riders Shell WY
BiJian Fan, Healing
Patti Post, Pilgrims
Michael Rohde, Dionysus
Participating artists: Janet Amiri, Asandra, Carolyn Barone, Mary Ann Bednar, John S. Brown, Susan De Freitas, Robert Diehl, BiJian Fan, Blossom Friel, Karin Geiger, Brent Hanson, Kathy Ikerd, David Isakson, Charles Karp, Maggie Kildee, Jo Ellen lee, Mary McGill, Patricia Post, Anette Power, Peggy Pownall, Bob Privitt, Jim Rinde, Michael Rohde, Doug Rucker, Robin Tripaldi, and Daggi Wallace.
Exhibit Dates: November 3 – 21
“FILING CABINET” curated by Ty Pownall
An exhibition featuring contemporary paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works by the artists of United Cerebral Palsy, Los Angeles.
Filing Cabinet: Trying to Create Order Out of Chaos
A new show of contemporary paintings, sculptures, and multi-media works opens at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center Gallery in November. Curated by Ty Pownall, contemporary mixed-media artist and member of the Fine Arts Faculty at Pepperdine University, the show features the work of artists of United Cerebral Palsy, Los Angeles.
The show focuses on the artists’ attempts to deal with the flood of information, images, sights, and sounds that bombard us every day and threaten to overwhelm our ability to deal with them. The artists address this tidal wave of sensory data in their works, through reflection or retreat. Ty Pownall: “Billboard images, pop-up ads, gestural abstraction and symbolic marks; We attempt to sift through the noise of information and file it away in our mind, yet what starts as understood blends into a blur until it is fractured into a strobe of codes buzzing in our head as our brain tries to keep up with categorizing the assaults. “Filing Cabinet” isn’t clear or concise, but rather reflects the bombardment of images, symbols, and splintered ideas that flood our senses and psyche every minute of every day. Exhibited is work which responds to this bombardment through reflection or retreat.”
The exhibit will be complemented with an Artist Talk at the gallery “Art First” on November 15, 6 pm. Ty Pownall will touch on many issues revolving around curating and representing artists who have varying degrees of control in their lives. Free admission.
TRENDS – Annual Membership Exhibition
Exhibit Dates: October 3 – 27
Opening Reception & Award Presentation: October 6, 4 – 6 pm
Paintings in watercolor, oils and acrylics, sculptures made of clay, glass and bronze, woven wall pieces and photographs are on display in the newest Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s exhibit, “TRENDS”, which opened on October 3 and runs through October 27. The gallery hosted a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, October 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
35 artists have submitted their finest works for this annual membership show. The exhibit was juried by Christine Morla, Chair of the Art Department at Oxnard College. “With a varied display of Ventura County’s up and coming and established artists, Trends gives us a glimpse of the polished mix of style and substance that is often overlooked in our area.” Morla said.
Awards for the best two- and three-dimensional pieces were given during the reception. First prizewinners received a joint solo show in the gallery in 2014.
2D: Marion Wood, The Odd Couple
3D: Pamela Price Klebaum, Line Study
2D: Patti Post, Adjusting the Balance
3D: Janet Neuwalder, Flow
2D: Robert Diehl, Nuts & Bolts
3D: David Isakson, Kraanvogel
Barbara Pickles, Salsify 1
Pat Richards Dodds, Soul Searcher
Gwen Norton, Twisted
Gloria Bradley, Leap of Faith
Bob Privitt, William Tell’s First Son
Michael Rohde, Royalty
“It was an honor and pleasure to jury Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s Annual Membership Exhibit. I was very impressed to see the high caliber and the varying scope of media and content during the jurying process. Choosing award recipients for this exhibit was particularly difficult for me due to the level of competitiveness of the art within the group. In choosing the award recipients, I was most interested in recognizing artists who create a multi-directional dialog in sync with the contemporary trends in art today. I was also interested in artists who showed the ability and potential to push their work to the edge and in an experimental manner. Congratulations to all of the participating artists!”
Frances Elson, John S. Brown and Carlos Cordova “ICONIC IMAGES”
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – 26
Stunning and memorable images by three local artists will be on display at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in a new exhibition starting in September.
John Brown has been taking pictures of things that interest him for over 40 years, from aerial to underwater, and everything in between. His photographs have won prizes at many juried shows, including a photograph he took in Hawaii that garnered him first prize for the 2-dimensional category in the Studio Channel Islands Art Center members’ competition two years ago, which was juried by John Carlander. The photos he selected for the new show, which he entitles “Ventura Country,” portray the beauty, variety, and cultural complexity of the local area through all the seasons of the year.
Frances Elson practices the art and craft of fused glass. Her pieces range from glassware and tableware to jewelry and fine art pieces. For the new show, she has created striking sculptures that combine the fluidity of fused glass with contrasting methods of creating surfaces and shapes, such as sandblasting, painting, and silk screening. The collection is aptly titled “Fuzion.” She won first prize for her fused glass pieces in the 3-dimensional category in the Studio Channel Islands Art Center members’ competition two years ago.
Carlos Cordova will display his paintings of multi-layered images of the 40’s, 50’s’ and 60’s in Gallery II. His symbolic pieces, which include collages of painting and photos on canvas and wood, pay tribute to “The Boomer Years.” These recent paintings stem from a yearning for the optimism, elegance and artistic craftsmanship that he remembers growing up in a small town between Sacramento and San Francisco. “I have chosen very personal yet emblematic and culturally relevant subject matter to represent the character of these times,” he says.
Decoy & Lure
Exhibit Dates: August 4 to 25, 2012
Studio Channel Islands Art Center unveiled a juried exhibit titled “Decoy & Lure,” at a reception and award presentation on Saturday, August 4. Artists unleashed their imagination – and their sense of mischief and fun! “Decoy & Lure” is featuring all media. The exhibited works of art fool and deceive, entice and trap, camouflage and reveal!
Juror Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, chose works by 19 artists. He gave Carolyn Ryan top honors for “The Space Between”, a hand-painted and sewn textile piece. Doug Rucker was awarded 2nd place for his Reflection Photograph “Incognito”. Katherine Cooksey was thrilled to win 3rd place for her oil painting “On Top”.
Featured artists: Joni Armel, Marcos Armitaje, Evelyn Baehr, John S. Brown, Katherine Cooksey, Robert Diehl, BiJian Fan, Blossom Friel, Brent Hanson, David Isakson, Pamela Price Klebaum, Eileen Maloney, Mary McGill, Leslie McQuaide, Janet Milhomme, Bob Privitt, Doug Rucker, Carolyn Ryan and Judy Winard.
Timeless Textiles: Work by Designing Weavers
Exhibit Dates: July 6 to 28, 2012
Dale Gluckman, independent curator and former head of the Department of Costumes and Textiles at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has selected some of the best works by members of the iconic organization “Designing Weavers”. Included in the exhibit are tapestry, basketry, fiber sculpture, art garments, beaded works, incredible lace work, rugs, and pieces using found, up-cycled objects.
Neo Magical Realism – The Divinity of Beautiful
Exhibit Dates: June 1 – 30, 2012
Magic, even of the pedestrian rabbit-from-the-hat type, taps into our sense of mystery and wonder. “How can that be possible?” we want to know. Three local artists bring the same magic and mystery to the works they create, images at once recognizable and mystical, simple and mysteriously evocative. Their art is a different, but equally mysterious, kind of magic.
Maggie Kildee, a woman of wide-ranging talents and interests, transformed herself from teacher and local political figure into an artist in clay, who is especially interested in sculpting female forms of all shapes and moods.
Omar d’Leon is an internationally recognized painter and poet, a refugee from Nicaragua who has made his home in Camarillo for the last 27 years. His work has been celebrated in galleries and museums in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Andrea Yomtob, who has been apprenticed to Omar d’Leon since 1999, is a local artist and professional children’s book illustrator. Her paintings focus on natural elements, imbued with a sense of both simplicity and strangeness.
Printmaking: The Traditional Meets the Contemporary
Exhibit Dates: May 5 to 26, 2012
Juror James Webb, who has worked with artists Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, has chosen pieces from 12 exceptional artists for the show: Joni Armel, Karen L. Brown, Michael Clinite, Bruce Freeman, Blossom Friel, Carol Henry, Kate Marking, Tuan Jason Nguyen, Patricia Post, Bob Privitt, Karen Schroeder and Connie Tunick.
VISIONS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Students and Faculty from Moorpark College
Exhibit Dates: April 4 to 28, 2012
Students and faculty members of Moorpark College were featured at the gallery in the month of April. Among them are the three finalists for the 2012 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ART STUDIES: students Dustin Sherron, Lydia Fenwick and Jenea Rubida.
Exhibit Dates: March 3 to 31, 2012
Cross Pollination, a mixed media art exhibit featured works by 15 artists who have crossed several art techniques and mediums to create something fresh and beautiful. Moorpark College studio art professor Cynthia Minet selected the winning pieces.
Participating artists: BiJian Fan, Blossom Friel, Karin Geiger, Eileen Hyman, Susan Lasch Krevitt, Arlene Mead, Lucia Grossberger Morales, L. Ford Neale, Gwenlyn Norton, Patricia Post, Peggy Pownall, Bob Privitt, Doug Rucker, Sylvia Torres and Marion Wood.
Exhibit Dates: February 2 to 25, 2012
Watercolor, oil and encaustic paintings, ceramic sculptures and photographs will be on display in the newest Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s exhibit, “Connections” which will open on February 2 and continue to run through February 25. Studio Channel Islands’ resident artists have chosen their finest works for the show. Featured artists include Rich Brimer, Carol Henry, Maggie Kildee and Christine Leong.
Studio Channel Islands Alumni NOW!
Exhibit Dates: January 4 – 28, 2012
Current and retrospective work from eight former Artists-in-Residence were selected by curator Arlene Mead: Chris Beirne, Gerd Koch, Russell McMillin, Tom McMillin, Leslie McQuaide, Julia Pinkham, Cheryl Thomas and Sylvia Torres.
2011 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
ACHS@SCIART, January 8 – 29
Classical Contemporary – Russ McMillin and David Elder, February 5 – 26
Travels in Time – Pat Richards Doods, featuring Michelle Chapin and Peter Cannon, March 5 – April 2
Celebrating Life – Susan R. Kaufman, Lynn Creighton, Susan Cook, April 9 – 30
Floral Anthology – Juror: Tony Askew, May 7 – 28
Delicate Imbalance – Peggy Pownall, Ty Pownall, June 4 – 25
Shot Through the Heart: New Photos – Juror: Stephen Schafer, July 2 – 30
Fragmentary Memory – Eun-Kyung Suh, August 6 – 27
Horizontal Shift: New Landscapes – Juror: Jacquelyn Cavish, September 3 – October 1
One Degree of Separation – Karen Brooks, October 8 – 29
Show & Tell, Annual Membership Show, November 5 – 26
Small & Smaller: Small Works, Big Ideas, Juror: Susan Scott, December 1 – 31
2010 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Reincarnation: The Art of Recycling, Curator: Michele DePuy Leavitt, January 22 – February 27
North Forty/ Purple Haze – Marjorie Moscowitz, March 5 – April 10
Fiber 2010 West, Curator: Julie Kornblum, April 16 – May 22
Work for a New Decade, Juror: Anthony Askew, May 28 – July 3
Fresh AIR, Juror: Tom McMillin, July 6 – August 14
Cool Works for a Hot Summer, Annual Membership Exhibit, Juror: John Carlander, August 20 – September 25
Hillary Scott, Lucia Grossberger Morales, October 1 – November 6
Small Works, Juror: Michele DePuy Leavitt, November 12 – December 31