Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts provide vital unrestricted operating support to CMATO’s greatest areas of need. Your gift helps provide:

  • Visually powerful and inventive art exhibitions accompanied with strong scholarship developed by prominent curators.
  • Implementation of free family drop-in art programs that will serve diverse communities.
  • Establishment of a school programs curriculum grounded in Common Core State Standards, taught by trained art educators. 
  • Building of operational infrastructure to keep apace with our growth.

In 2016-2017, with your help, CMATO has:

  • Presented 4 CMATO Speaker Series Lectures, 3 Art Exhibitions, Artist Talks and an Artist Demonstration
  • Appointed 3 new board members
  • Created 3 School-age Museum Art Programs
  • Renovated our current location
  • Hired an executive director, Tish Greenwood
  • Increased the number of members by 15%
  • Increased individual donations by 44% (as of April 2017)
  • Increased total donations by 51% (as of April 2017)
  • Introduced an updated website
  • With Moran Auctioneers, hosted two CMATO Valuation Days
  • Shattered attendance records with the Jack Reilly exhibition, including the gallery talk with Molly Barnes
  • Exceeded the previous attendance records with the "Mass Appeal: Art of Corita Kent" Exhibition
  • Increased press coverage of CMATO exhibitions, programs and events
  • Presented two international trips to Europe
  • Provided museum art education links for schools
  • Created partnership with Cal Lutheran University, Cal State Channel Islands, Ventura College and Moorpark College
  • Partnered with volunteers from thousand Oaks High School and the community to enhance CMATO's landscape
  • The Inaugural Juried Art Exhibition, 32Degrees Latitude (Opens June 15, 2017), received more than 100 Call for Entries.
  • Grown our Social Media presence
  • Collaborated with Self Help Graphics and Art to present a hands-on screen printing workshop for the community