32 Degrees Latitude: Landscapes International Juried Art Exhibition

 

Press Release

 

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2017

 32 Degrees Latitude: Landscapes

International Juried Art Exhibition

June 15, 2017 to August 5, 2017

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO)

 Opening Reception/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

June 15, 2017 at 4:30PM – 6:30PM (CMATO)

 


Jurors:

Timothy C. Hengst, Chair of the Art Department, California Lutheran University

Luke Matjas, Chair of the Art Department, California State University Channel Islands

Erika Lizée, Chair of the Digital, Media and Visual Arts Department, Moorpark College

Bob Moskowitz, Chair of the Art Department, Ventura College

 

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) proudly announces the winners from our Inaugural International Juried Art Exhibition - 32 Degrees Latitude. Out of hundreds of applications received from around the globe, only three artists were selected to exhibit at CMATO this summer.

The goal of CMATO’s International Juried Art Exhibition is to provide an avenue for artists to reach new audiences through the support of a curated museum show. The museum is using its 32 Degrees Latitude location to signify its physical starting place for the inception of what is hoped to be an annual summer exhibition where collaboration between the region’s local academic community supports the museum’s mission of being a place where ideas are shared and people connect.

In collaboration with the Art Department Chairs from California Lutheran University, California State Channel Islands, Moorpark College, and Ventura College, CMATO is delighted to share unique visions of landscape from these powerhouse artists. As you will see, each of these artists possess superb talent in their inventive and thought-provoking approaches to art making.

Featured Artist- Rebecca Rutstein

CMATO is honored to showcase Rebecca Rutstein, a Philadelphia-based artist whose works are based in her interest in technology, geology, maps and the undercurrents that continually shape and reshape the world. Her largescale landscape sculptures and paintings are inspired by from her prestigious residency aboard two scientific naval exploration vessels that traveled the world. From these missions, Rutstein has mined the satellite and sonar data to present the wild, unbounded grandeur of the natural world with a technological sublimity that grasps at the infinite possibilities suggested by computers. Jennifer Li, Art in America contributor, writes in the exhibition catalogue,

“With her unique background and experience on board the Nautilus and the Falkor, Rutstein brought back reports not of measurable figures, but paintings and sculptures that give form to the nebulous enigma of the sea and its terrain, inspiring and propelling the scientific community and general public with visual poetry and portraits of the Sublime.”

Rutstein holds a BFA (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornell University and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. She has been featured on NPR, Huffington Post and Vice Magazine.

Artist Talk with Rebecca Rutstein – Saturday, June 17, 2017 (1:30PM – 2:30PM) at CMATO

Rebecca Rutstein, Galapagos II, 2015

Rebecca Rutstein, Galapagos II, 2015

Contributing Artist: Inguna Gremzde

Inguna Gremzde is an artist based in Riga, Latvia and London, United Kingdom. Gremzde captivates the viewer with her inventive approach to using plastic milk bottlecaps to represent the outside world. In her works, the external world is shrunk down, grouped together, and lovingly painted inside a series of plastic caps. The artist’s eco-aesthetic approach to art making is meant to juxtapose contemporary consumer lifestyles with humankind’s historically romantic relationship with nature. Viewing Gremzde’s prolific output, one is triggered to reflect on the relationship between mass production and the growing alienation from nature. Gremzde’s work represents an artist attempting to make a difference in the global environmental crisis by producing meaningful art geared to motivate society to more sustainable lifestyles. Gremzde received her MFA from Wimbledon College of Art (London, UK) and had exhibitions in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Ireland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, South Korea and Canada.

Inguna Gremzde, 13/15/19/28 cm in diameter; oil painting/ found plastic, 2016

Inguna Gremzde, 13/15/19/28 cm in diameter; oil painting/ found plastic, 2016

Contributing Artist: Thomas Wheeler

Thomas Wheeler is an artist based in Palos Verdes, California. Wheeler’s painted-light photography, all shot on solitary vast locations without any post-production effects, highlight the bewildering wonderment of the universe. The artistry found in Wheeler’s painted-light photographs comes from the combination of long exposures, hand-held light-emitting tools, and his decisive talent creating a photograph’s punctum (the personal touching detail which establishes a direct relationship with an object or person within a photograph). Wheeler is part owner of the TAG artist-owned gallery group in Los Angeles and has been featured at the 5th Biennial of Fine Art for Abstract and Fine Art, London (2017), Soho Photo Gallery, NY (2016), 4th Biennial of Fine Art Berlin (2016), and in the Top 40 Artist Show at the LA Center for Digital Art (2015).

Thomas Wheeler, Red Fence Alabama Hills, 2016

Thomas Wheeler, Red Fence Alabama Hills, 2016

For additional information about 32 Degrees Latitude, contact Tish Greenwood, Executive Director at (805) 405-5240 or info@cmato.org.

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is a non-profit organization committed to serving diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, and exploration of Art. CMATO is committed to educating the community about the visual arts and dedicated to establishing a premier art museum that will serve Ventura County and surrounding communities through participatory programs.  The City of Thousand Oaks is committed to supporting The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks at the Civic Arts Plaza as part of their goal to have a vibrant arts community. The City approved the rezoning of a 2.8 acre parcel of land on the west side of the Civic Arts Plaza where the art museum will be constructed.

 

 

 

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks ▪   Website: www.cmato.org

CMATO Operations Center ▪ 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd.▪ Thousand Oaks, CA91362

 

 

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What it's Worth? Valuation Day at CMATO with John Moran Auctioneers

VALUATION DAY With John Moran Auctioneers

Thursday, November 17, 2016 3-7pm At California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO)

Are you curious about that family heirloom collecting dust on the mantel? It might be a highly valued collectible or its significance might be purely sentimental. Now is your chance to investigate its commercial value with John Moran Auctioneer’s team of experts. CMATO’s own version of Antique’s Road Show” will answer the question, “What it’s worth”?

John Moran Auctioneers, in partnership with the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO), invites the public to have up to five items valued. Suggested items to bring include fine art, jewelry, silver, antiques and other decorative objects. Appraisers at John Moran Auctioneers will provide a verbal valuation of your treasures. John Moran Auctioneers is a family-owned and operated company located in Monrovia, California. Founded in 1969 by John Moran, they offer quality art and antiques from estates and private collections to buyers around the globe.

As one of America’s top auctioneers, Moran has successfully sold tens of thousands of California and American paintings over the past forty years and ranks among the country’s most senior specialists in this field. In 2001, Moran became the first auctioneer in the world to sell a California painting in excess of $1 million dollars. His intimate knowledge of this specialized genre and of its top buyers and sellers has earned John Moran Auctioneers an unrivaled by any competitor.

The event is on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 3-7pm at CMATO, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

Call to reserve a spot: 805.405.5240 or email: info@cmato.org

Admission: CMATO Members $10 for 3 items, $15 for 5 items; non-members: $20 for up to 5 items.

Proceeds benefit CMATO and its education programs.

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is a non-profit organization committed to serving diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, and exploration of the fine and design arts. CMATO is committed to educating the community about the visual arts and dedicated to establishing a premier art museum that will serve Ventura County and surrounding communities. The City of Thousand Oaks is committed to supporting The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks at the Civic Arts Plaza as part of their goal to have a vibrant arts community. The City approved the rezoning of a 2.8 acre parcel of land on the west side of the Civic Arts Plaza where the art museum will be constructed.

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks ▪  

www.cmato.org

CMATO Operations Center - 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd.-  Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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Jack is Back! Balancing Act Paintings By Jack Reilly

BALANCING ACT: PAINTINGS BY JACK REILLY
September 16 – December 2, 2016
Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 4:00 pm
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO)
 
Thousand Oaks.   “My personal investigation into life deals with the human condition of trying to find a sense of balance that seems to exist between polar extremes – that the human condition is to attempt to find a sense of balance between these polarities -this balance is a metaphor of life.”  - Jack Reilly, speaking about his art.
 
Jack Reilly (b. 1950 -), widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Abstract Illusion Movement, a style where paintings ‘bend the eye’ to achieve three-dimensionality on a two-dimensional surface, returns to Southern California for a concise but stirring re-evaluation of his artistic production.
 
In 1980, Reilly burst into L.A. with his solo show at the indomitable Molly Barnes Gallery (a tastemaker who gave early shows to John Baldessari, Billy Al Bengston and Gronk). This formative exhibition helped to cement Reilly’s reputation of creating visually powerful and unique works of art – works that converge abstract expressionistic boldness, minimalist restraint with trompe l’oeil wonderment. As Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times art critic, observed, “He does offer immediate pleasure in carefully orchestrated compositions, meticulous technique, complexity of shadows and ambiguity of light source."
 
Impressed by Reilly’s unique style exhibited at the Barnes Gallery, Donald Brewer (then Director of LA’s the first museum -USC’s Fisher Gallery) quickly arranged for Reilly to be a featured artist for The Reality of Illusion, a national traveling exhibition (Denver Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Johnson Museum at Cornell, and USC Fisher Gallery). From then on, there was no looking back – Reilly’s prolific artistic output has resulted in numerous public commissions, domestic and international exhibitions, and his works are in the permanent collection of several museums throughout the country.
 
CMATO is pleased to announce that Molly Barnes will be the moderator for the Jack Reilly art talk. Barnes is a well-recognized New York and Los Angeles gallery owner and art critic, radio talk show host, author, and a professor at the Otis College Art and Design Institute MFA program.  She discovers and supports emerging artists.
 
The Jack Reilly Gallery Talk is on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at the CMATO Exhibition Center.
 
As the CMATO exhibition will show, Reilly’s works are bright, clean and constrained by geometry but not artistic convention. Although the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time exhibition (2012) solidified Reilly’s place in the zeitgeist of the 80’s – an era of extremes, political movements, the beginning of globalization- do not be mistaken in thinking his works are out of time with our age. His works are perpetual manifestations of an artist’s investigation of the human condition – an ageless inquiry into the nature of our being.
 
Balancing Act: Paintings by Jack Reilly complement CMATO's permanent installation of Betty Gold's sculptures.
 
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at CMATO, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.
 
Artful Angles -  a free drop-in family art making program will focus on the artful side of geometry. This hands-on art activity is based on the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and is geared for children aged from 8 - 11 years old. 

Using the art of collage and mosaic, math concepts focusing on geometric shapes, proportion and symmetry will be taught by an experienced elementary school teacher. Artful Angles is inspired by the MADI art movement, an art movement that broadly focuses on Movement, Abstraction, Dimension and Invention. 

Artful Angles, will take place one Sunday of each month of the exhibition from 11:00 am– 2:00 pm. (September 25, October 16, and November 13, 2016).

For additional information about the CMATO Exhibition, Gallery Talk and Family Art Program contact Tish Greenwood, Executive Director, at (805) 405-5240 or info@cmato.org.
 
The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is a non-profit organization committed to serving diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, and exploration of the fine and design arts. CMATO is committed to educating the community about the visual arts and dedicated to establishing a premier art museum that will serve Ventura County and surrounding communities. 
 
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks ▪  Website: www.cmato.org
CMATO Operations Center ▪ 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd. ▪ Thousand Oaks, CA  91362

 

 

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Van Gogh: The Man and the Myth

Van Gogh: The Man and the Myth

In the last 100 years, Vincent Van Gogh has been one of the most well-known post-impressionist artists.  On May 11, at 7 pm, Devi Ormond, J. Paul Getty associate conservator of paintings, will provide an insightful overview of his life, particularly his use of color in his paintings and his relationship with other artists. 

Illuminating the Past

Illuminating the Past

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is presenting an art demonstration, “Illuminating the Past” with artist, historian and lecturer Sylvana Barrett on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the CMATO Operations Center at 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

      CMATO Exclusive Theatre Party Featuring the “Wizard of Oz”   In Conjunction with Conejo Players Theatre       Saturday, March 19, 2016   2:00 pm Show   4:00-6:00 pm After-show Reception   Wizard of Oz with Conejo Players Theatre    We’re off to see the Wizard of Oz on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m at the Conejo Players Theatre. CMATO has booked the entire theatre for a family-friendly special performance of the “Wizard of Oz”.  An after-show reception follows the show with special activities and themed treats for children and scrumptious food and beverages for adults.     The whole family is invited to attend.  Children, six and older, will be delighted to be part of the after-show festivities.  Only a tornado could keep you away from this performance! The Conejo Players’ event is one of CMATO’S most popular fundraisers and CMATO has the whole “house”.  The public is welcome to attend.       All tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds of the event benefit CMATO and its art education and exhibition programs.    
  
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     For ticket information, please contact Sandy Galin at sgalin.cmato@gmail.com or call CMATO at (805) 405-5240.  The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is a non-profit organization committed to serving diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, and exploration of the fine and design arts. CMATO is dedicated to educating the community about the visual arts and to establishing a premier art museum that will serve Ventura County and surrounding communities.  

We’re off to see the Wizard of Oz on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m at the Conejo Players Theatre. CMATO has booked the entire theatre for a family-friendly special performance of the “Wizard of Oz”.  An after-show reception follows the show with special activities and themed treats for children and scrumptious food and beverages for adults.

Organizers Get to Work on Thousand Oaks Art Museum Plans

Organizers Get to Work on Thousand Oaks Art Museum Plans

What was once a Taco Bell and later a wine bar is now officially the operations center for the planned California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks. A new sign announcing the change was put up last week letting passers-by know that a fine arts museum is on the way.

Tall Tales from Antiques Roadshow

Tall Tales from Antiques Roadshow

At first blush, you’d think the yarns that John Buxton from Texas spins are tall tales, like the one about the little black dress found in 1997 that Marilyn Monroe was sewn into for 1959’s “Some Like It Hot” -- estimated to be worth $250,000 but later to sell at auction for far more. But the “Tales From the Road” that Buxton tells are part of television’s popular PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow.” The Emmy-nominated series is described on its website as “part adventure, part history, and part treasure hunt,” launched in 1997 with Buxton and other appraisers.

Appraiser will share ‘Tales from the Road’

Appraiser will share ‘Tales from the Road’

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is starting a new lecture series on the visual arts. The first program will feature John Buxton, an art appraiser and dealer from Dallas who has been in the art business for more than 40 years, at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 17 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.