NeuroDrumming 7-Week Series
May
15
to Jun 25

NeuroDrumming 7-Week Series

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California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks proudly presents NeuroDrumming-Yoga for the Brain, 7-week series. NeuroDrumming's unique classes focus on musical training and brain fitness strategies, coupled with a creative and progressive approach to the artful use of afro-rock music. Learn how to improve memory, boost brain power, and fuel your own happiness! If you’re new to NeuroDrumming, you’ll immediately know you’ve found something special.  Here’s your chance to have extraordinary improve your health while having F-U-N!

ADULT GROUP CLASSES | 7 WEEK SERIES

Beginner- LEVEL 1

New to NeuroDrumming? Looking to review the basics and deepen your practice? This is the class for you! Level 1 is an excellent class for those new to NeuroDrumming and those that are looking to re-examine their technique. In this class, we will introduce fundamentals, breath work, Rhythmic Mantras, World-beat and Afro-Rock grooves. Learn proper rudiments for your hands, build a strong foundation and further your drumming practice in a safe, grounded and supportive space. Find the center, rediscover positivity and embrace the drummer’s path.

No musical experience necessary. All instruments provided. If you have heartbeat you have rhythm. Class are 1 hr. per week | 7 weeks | $129

All instruments provided. 10 % discount for CMATO members, students and seniors 65+ Space is limited. Register Today! www.NEURODRUMMING.com

Pamela Lynn-Seraphine is a world percussionist, author, brain fitness coach and creator of NeuroDrumming- Yoga For The Brain. She is a visionary pioneer in the field of rhythmic brain training for healthy aging. Her twenty plus years’ experience in world drumming and studies in psychology and neuroscience led her to integrate her teachings with scientific findings into multi-sensory brain fitness programs.

Pamela earned a B.A. & M.S. in Psychology (Magna cum laude) with a concentration in Sports Psychology and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. She is a Certified Brain Fitness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and active board member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Scholarly Research Committee. Pamela is the author of The Drummer’s Manifesto: Empowering Your Musical Brain for Optimal Health and is dedicated to bringing the art and science of drumming to the forefront of healthy aging interventions.

“Pamela Lynn-Seraphine is a transformational innovator that is preparing us for the 21st century of music entrainment. To be involved with her is to step into your soul and begin a path of discovery."  -Dom Famularo, Drumming's Global Ambassador"

 

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Open Call: Power
Jul
12
to Sep 7

Open Call: Power

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Michael H. Yee Open Call

2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART Exhibition

in collaboration with:

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This exhibition is devoted to the discovery and promotion of artists in the Southern California region and beyond.

POWER

DATES

May 1, 2018                  Application Deadline

May 14, 2018                Notification

July 12, 2018                 Opening Reception

Sept 7, 2018                  Exhibition Concludes

July 12, 2018                 Opening Reception

Sept 7, 2018                  Exhibition Concludes

 The theme for our 2nd Annual International Juried Art Exhibition is POWER. Artists should approach this theme in a critical way in relation to their own perspective on what's powerful today (social, political, philosophical...). The artistic contributions can take any form of expression as long as they provide a persuasive point of view.

CMATO invites artists to submit works that considers Power in various contexts. Traditional and unconventional interpretations of  Power  are encouraged.  

The goal of the Open Call program is to provide an avenue for artists to reach new audiences through the support of a curated museum exhibition. Collaborating with the Art Department Chairs from California Lutheran University, California State Channel Islands, Moorpark College, and Ventura College (jurors for the exhibition), it is envisioned that the region's unique aesthetic taste or point of view will emerge.

The exhibition will focus on three to five artists and will display at least 3 works each. To complement the exhibition, CMATO will create an online catalogue, including essays on the artist and their works. The exhibition will also be presented on CMATO's website.

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Kevin Sloan
Oct
18
to Feb 16

Kevin Sloan

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About the Artist

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Kevin Sloan is a Denver based painter working primarily with acrylic on canvas and occasionally drawings and paintings on paper.  

Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa his early interest in art was nurtured by student classes at the Des Moines Art Center and in particular by their Artist in Residence, Frank Limone.  It was clear upon high school graduation he would continue to study art in college.  

He received a BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art where he studied with Stephen Greene and Stanley Whitney. He continued his formal education at the University of Arizona studying with James G. Davis, where he received an MFA in Painting in 1984.

His curiosity and love of travel has led him to live and work in a wide variety of cities across the United States including San Francisco, New York City, New Orleans, Key West, FL and Santa Fe, NM.  All these locales have had a lasting impact on his practice.

Sloan’s work is characterized by a deep reverence for the natural world.  The often symbolic paintings are an ongoing inquiry into the relationship between the marvel of the natural world and the mundane and often blunt reality of the modern era.  More poetic than merely descriptive, the work moves between direct starkness and lush theatricality. Recurring paired themes are fragility and strength, wonder and sorrow, and loss and resiliency. 

In addition to his studio practice, he has been a visiting artist in residence at universities around the United States and occasionally teaches upper level painting classes in Denver.  He exhibits regularly in one-person and group exhibits around the country.  

His work is found in numerous private and public collections worldwide including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona,  Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida and the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.

 

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Mother's Day Gifts - From Your Best Friend
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day Gifts - From Your Best Friend

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What us dog lovers really want for Mother's Day!

An Artwork from our Best Friend!

Unleash your dog's inner Pawcasso with this unique art experience at the Museum with this fun Paw Prints Activity.

Each dog will paint their own masterpiece for you to take home and cherish.

Members Free

Suggested Donation for Non-Members:  $5

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NEURODRUMMING-YOGA FOR THE BRAIN
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

NEURODRUMMING-YOGA FOR THE BRAIN

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Make Your Life a Living Piece of Art! California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks proudly presents NeuroDrumming-Yoga for the Brain, 1.5 hr Workshop.

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Here’s your chance to have extraordinary F-U-N while developing a healthy brain, body and spirit. You will learn science-based methods of rhythmic brain fitness training to boost brain power, increase mental clarity, reduce stress, and fuel your happiness! A healthy brain creates more opportunities for success in every aspect of life.  No previous musical experience necessary. If you have heartbeat you have rhythm. All instruments provided. 10 % discount for CMATO members, students and seniors 65+ Space is limited. TICKETS $35 Register Today!

 

Pamela Lynn-Seraphine is a world percussionist, author, brain fitness coach and creator of NeuroDrumming- Yoga For The Brain. She is a visionary pioneer in the field of rhythmic brain training for healthy aging. Her twenty plus years’ experience in world drumming and studies in psychology and neuroscience led her to integrate her teachings with scientific findings into multi-sensory brain fitness programs.

Pamela earned a B.A. & M.S. in Psychology (Magna cum laude) with a concentration in Sports Psychology and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. She is a Certified Brain Fitness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and active board member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Scholarly Research Committee. Pamela is the author of The Drummer’s Manifesto: Empowering Your Musical Brain for Optimal Health and is dedicated to bringing the art and science of drumming to the forefront of healthy aging interventions.

“Pamela Lynn-Seraphine is a transformational innovator that is preparing us for the 21st century of music entrainment. To be involved with her is to step into your soul and begin a path of discovery."  -Dom Famularo, Drumming's Global Ambassador"

 

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CANDIDE!  A CMATO Council Special Event
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

CANDIDE! A CMATO Council Special Event

You are cordially invited to spend the afternoon with your CMATO friends enjoying Conejo Players Theater exclusive performance of CANDIDE.

As our former chairman of the board (Dick Johnson) is the director of this production, we have the unique opportunity to provide our CMATO members and friends an exclusive performance of Candide and a special after-show backstage reception and Silent Auction with the ensemble. Thank You Conejo Players!

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The CMATO Board and Council, a group of dedicated volunteers, are sponsoring the event.

Come join in the fun and commemorate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Another great CMATO Council event where we get to spend the afternoon together, experiencing great art and appreciating Voltaire's wit.

About CMATO:

The Museum's mission is to engage, educate, inspire, and elevate the human spirit through palette of Art.

$50 Ticket ($30 is tax-deductible - Thank You

 

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Panel Discussion with New Media Artists
Jan
20
3:30 PM15:30

Panel Discussion with New Media Artists

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Admission Free

 

Recommended for Mature Audiences

CMATO's goal is to introduce the community to prominent contemporary artists working in diverse mediums.

Strings: Data and the Self, is the West Coast premiere exhibition of groundbreaking new media artists that challenge “traditional” notions of art making.

The artists in the exhibition are known in Paris, London, Chicago and Singapore but are not usually seen in this beautiful hamlet of Thousand Oaks. We have curators Joel Kuennen and Riccardo Zagorodnev to thank for bringing these gifted artists to CMATO. 

Featuring:

Branger_Briz is a full service digital agency and lab made up of artists, strategists, educators and programmers bent on articulating contemporary culture.  Based in Miami FL, Chicago IL, and Cali, Colombia, they create work that provides context and perspective on the misunderstood aspects of the digital landscape.

Amanda Turner Pohan received her BFA from The School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Hunter College. Pohan is currently working on The Linqox Criss Cycle, a five-part series of installations detailing the journey of Second Lifeavatar Linqox Criss as she slips between digital and physical embodiment.

Jennifer Chan is a Canadian video and media artist and curator based in Toronto. Her work addresses internet pop culture, specifically the representation of masculinity and the various constructions of femininity under the male gaze.

Shawné Michaelain Holloway  is a Chicago based new media artist using sound, video, and performance to shape the rhetorics of technology and sexuality into tools for exposing structures of power.

Moderated by Joel Kuennen, ArtSlant Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

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Network Data Safari Workshop
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Network Data Safari Workshop

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Network Data Safari Workshop: Learn what Wifi actually is and how it works w/ Branger_Briz

 

(Nick Briz and Brannon Dorsey)

Branger_Briz will lead participants on a tour through the city visualizing all the invisible Wifi data floating all around us via a custom built network application. Participants will access the custom app on their smart-phones and use it to scan and analyze the data in different parts of the city. Branger_Briz will lead participants through a series of discussions and Wifi hacking demonstrations as well as explanations on basic privacy measures and practices that can be taken to limit your wireless footprint in the wild. The data collected during the safari will be brought back to the gallery at the end of the workshop and added to the ProbeKit installation.

The Wifi Data Safari is a digital literacy workshop developed to articulate a set of privacy concerns related to wireless networking by interactively demonstrating security risks and educating Internet users on how basic wireless networking works so they can better understand and appreciate these privacy concerns.

Recommended for 16+

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Strings: Data and the Self
Jan
19
to Apr 14

Strings: Data and the Self

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STRINGS: DATA AND THE SELF

Recommended for Mature Audiences


JANUARY 19 TO APRIL 15, 2018

Curated by Joel Kuennen & Riccardo Zagorodnev

OPENING RECEPTION

 JANUARY 19, 2018

6PM - 8PM  


California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks hosts the West Coast premiere exhibition of Strings: Data and the Self, featuring groundbreaking new media artists who challenge "traditional" notions of art making. Curators Joel Kuennen and Riccardo Zagorodnev have culled together works that examine the pervasiveness of big data and how it increasingly influences our identity and determines our behavior. The work presented in this exhibition -- from digital art to video game art and beyond -- is challenging, sophisticated and provides a perfect place in which to reflect and discuss how data affects who we are.


FEATURING:

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places. Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, the Centre Pompidou and PS1MOMA. Her work has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times and the BBC to TED and Wired.  She is an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a 2016 Creative Capital award grantee in the area of Emerging Fields. 

Branger_Briz is a full service digital agency and lab made up of artists, strategists, educators and programmers bent on articulating contemporary culture.  Based in Miami FL, Chicago IL, and Cali, Colombia, they create work that provides context and perspective on the misunderstood aspects of the digital landscape.

Amanda Turner Pohan received her BFA from The School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Hunter College. Pohan is currently working on The Linqox Criss Cycle, a five-part series of installations detailing the journey of Second Lifeavatar Linqox Criss as she slips between digital and physical embodiment. Each iteration manifests as scent, sculpture, sound, text, video and performance within a immersive environment. Through this project, Pohan asks, who is the avatar, where does her body begin and end, how does she thrive, what does she smell like.  

Jennifer Chan is a Canadian video and media artist and curator based in Toronto. Her work addresses internet pop culture, specifically the representation of masculinity and the various constructions of femininity under the male gaze. 

Shawné Michaelain Holloway  is a Chicago based new media artist using sound, video, and performance to shape the rhetorics of technology and sexuality into tools for exposing structures of power. She has spoken and exhibited work internationally in spaces like The New Museum (New York, NY), Sorbus Galleria(Helsinki, Fi), on NTS Radio (London, UK) and was one of the 2017 residents at The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City, IA.) She teaches in the New Arts Journalism department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

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Pollock & Martinis
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Pollock & Martinis

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Join us for a cool night of action painting!

Art, Jazz  &  Martinis @ CMATO

for one night only

Picture this:

  • Canvas on the floor

  • Martini glass by your side

  • Jazz trio in the background

  • Hors d'oeuvres be passed around

Get your Pollock on and explore the art of action painting with your CMATO friends.

Art materials and drinks included in the $75 fee.

Questions?   Please email us at info@cmato.org

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Knitting & Crocheting Night at the Museum - Slow Art
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Knitting & Crocheting Night at the Museum - Slow Art

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Join us for a relaxing evening of knitting and crocheting - CMATO's take on Slow Art!

 We will be sharing the history of the art of hand works, providing lessons, giving some tips and display samples.

Everyone is welcome and no experience needed.

Refreshments will be served. 

Want to know more about the Slow Art Movement and Knitting?  Check out this NPR interview about Norway's Slow TV - Real Time Knitting

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Panel Discussion with "Exposed" Artists
Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Panel Discussion with "Exposed" Artists

Join us at the CMATO gallery for a panel discussion with exhibiting artists of our current photography exhibition, Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era? Admission is free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today

Moderated by:
Claudia James Bartlett
Owner and Director of photo l.a.

Reservations available on Eventbrite

 

Participating Artists:

Jo Ann Callis, considered one of Los Angeles most influential female photographers working today. Jo Ann has only recently begun displaying her early color photography works (circa 1979).  Her fabricated photographs seemed designed to elicit associations about domesticity and submissive sexuality. Her works dive into the subconscious realm, thereby suggesting no direct connection to any time or place. Their apparent timelessness speaks to aspects of our true nature.

Gay Ribisi, debuts her tender portraits exploring SSBBW (Super Sized Big Beautiful Women). Her monumental contemporary fertility goddesses provide a platform to discuss body image and the historical change from a matriarchal society to patriarchal. Privately collected, CMATO has the distinction of presenting her work to public audiences for the first time.

Sant Khalsa, might say her work reflects her artistic intimacy with nature and her lifelong passion of activism. Her imagery has a quiet controversy that slowly empowers the viewer to breathe deeply and reflect in the present moment. In her works, humanity is identified with nature; boulders, shrubs and brooks become the centerfolds in her works.

Sandra Klein works evokes a curiosity either about her view of the world or her magical mindset. There is a map to her personal history in her art that shows a personal struggle and vulnerability that an audience can empathize with. Her works draw the observer into a creative narrative; real or imagined, a journey down the rabbit hole to search introspectively begins. The focus of Klein’s work reaches beyond physical body and investigates the universe of the mind. Her work asks the viewer to open the shutters of the mind and focus on the composition of what lies within. Klein carefully layers imagery of mental health, spirituality, and the challenges of the human body as it ages.

 Andréanne Michon, engages viewers through her large format photographs, video and mixed-media installations. Her work encapsulates the viewer with their physical presence. Some of her photographic works are positioned upwards and span across the gallery walls, surrounding the viewer as if they are walking on nature trail. Her works are large images of dense groves, meant to exaggerate the contrast of nature against a thumbnail frame of a smartphone. Her intention is to widen this narrowed view encouraging us to break our dependence, or need, for a digital identity.

 About Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era?

What does a ‘female lens’ signify today?

Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era?  photography exhibition aims to provide the viewer with a wide range of female artists examining life in their own terms. With exclusively female photographers, the cliché that women see the world (and themselves) differently is examined.  Under inspection as well, is the evolving Californian aesthetic and growing prominence in the contemporary art scene.  

The work on display confronts societal norms, embraces universal truths and celebrates the versatility of photography to represent our times. Deciding if gender or location affects perspective is left for the visitor to decide.

As a platform to launch a discussion on the meaning of identity in a so-called “post-identity” age, each artist what asked:

“What does it mean to be a female photographer in California?”

 The artists showcased in this exhibition have generously answered this multi-layered question with frankness and simplicity. We hope that their responses, displayed next to their works, will give insight into the artists’ process and allow one to search out an empathic connection to the work. 

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Sep
7
to Dec 9

Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era?

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A photographic examination of identity through the artistry of some of the most compelling female photographers working in California today.

This exhibition is part of Femmes Photo Fest in Thousand Oaks, California. 

The history of the male gaze is well documented in art through the mediums of paintings, sculpture, photography and film.  The focus of the female form, psyche, and identity has long been captured and admired through the male perspective. Although diverse and accepted, what of the female perspective? The post-suffragette female perspective had been admonished; historically trivialized due to the nature of our mental “delicacy” or lack of physical strength. Postmodernism grew the female opinion which has become a part of societal mainstream and intertwined in our artistic fabric. In cementing this new norm this exhibition seeks to expose the female perspective and the beauty that comes from the exploration through the female lens. Understanding this era is not the simplification of sex or gender, feminine or masculine, instead it is embracing the fluency of these labels. Our exhibiting artists at their core embody the essence of the of Post-Identify by illustrating their fluidity through the multi-spectrum of the lens

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Zen Pond Painting Workshop at CMATO
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Zen Pond Painting Workshop at CMATO

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Join us for a relaxing night at CMATO.

You will learn how to use acrylic technique to paint a Zen Pond while having some wine with friends.

No experience required. 

Art materials and wine included in the $35 fee.

Hope to see you there!

 

If you have any questions please contact claudiaborgesevents@gmail.com.

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CMATO Council Presents: LA Metro Art Tour
Aug
20
9:30 AM09:30

CMATO Council Presents: LA Metro Art Tour

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The Southern California art scene is alive and well and waiting for you to visit!  The CMATO day trips offer a stress-free journey to and from highly important and entertaining art venues.  

The ticket price  overs specific expenses of the scheduled destination and includes transportation, tasty refreshments while traveling, and admission.  

Organized by CMATO Council volunteers of the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, the day trips support the development of a world class regional art museum and are open to both CMATO members and nonmembers.

 

Bus loads at CMATO 9:30am

 Leaves 10:00am

Reserve your space by August 15

$55 for members • $65 for non-members

 

If you would like more information, please email us at

info@cmato.org

Metro Art Moves is a series of regularly scheduled and special tours of artwork in the Metro Rail system. Regular tours are led by trained Metro Art Docent Council volunteers and provide insights into the artworks, artists and art-making processes. Special tours heighten the passenger experience in novel and engaging ways through the perspective, experience and knowledge of artists and cultural experts. 

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PAWS Event at CMATO
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

PAWS Event at CMATO

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CMATO Paws Event


Unleash your dog's inner Pawcasso with this unique art experience at the Museum with this fun Paw Prints Activity.

Each dog will paint their own masterpiece for you to take home and cherish.


CMATO Members: Free

Non-Members: $5 Donation Appreciated!

All Proceeds Benefit the Museum's Programs.


No Reservation Needed

Water and Treats Provided - All dogs on leash

Well Behaved Dogs Encouraged to Participate

 


Disclaimer:

We will be showcasing the best dog prints and photos of dogs and their owners on our social media accounts!


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Master Painting Series - The Art of Impasto - Van Gogh
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Master Painting Series - The Art of Impasto - Van Gogh

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Join us for yet another fun night at CMATO!

The Art of Impasto: Van Gogh

During the 2-hour painting workshop you will study and apply the techniques of the Vincent Van Gogh. 

Art materials are included in the admission fee.

Some painting background is required.

Hope to see you there!

$40 per person - includes all materials.

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Master Painting Series - Impasto
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Master Painting Series - Impasto

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Join us for a fun night at CMATO.

The art of Impasto series will start in July with Monet.

With the Executive Director, Tish Greenwood, explore the impressionism and try your hand at the art of impasto (the process or technique of laying on paint or pigment thickly so that it stands out from a surface.)

Study and apply the techniques of the masters in a 2-hour painting workshop.

Tickets $40/person. Art materials are included in the admission fee.

RSVP at ClaudiaBorgesEvents@gmail.com

Gallery Teacher, YARA MORAIS

Originally from Brazil, Yara Morais started her artistic career in 2013 after graduating in Fine Arts from Escola Panamericana de Artes and Design, the number one Art and Design school in Brazil. She has a bachelor’s degree in Advertising with a major in Creativity from Mackenzie University. 

Yara relocated to California in 2014 to immerse herself in the art world and since then has been dedicating her time to create beautiful watercolor paintings. She attended the Conejo Adult School oil and acrylic class where she was honing her skills while developing beautiful paintings. Recently, Yara has joined CMATO as an art instructor.

Hope to see you there!

 

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CMATO Council Presents:                                                                  Trip to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

CMATO Council Presents: Trip to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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The Southern California art scene is alive and well and waiting for you to visit!  

The CMATO day trips offer a stress-free journey to and from highly important and entertaining art venues.  The ticket price covers transportation, tasty refreshments while traveling and museum admission.

Organized by CMATO Council volunteers of the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, the day trips support the development of a world class regional art museum and are open to both CMATO members and nonmembers.

Bus loads at CMATO 9:00am

 Leaves 9:30am

Reserve your space by June 20

$70 per person

Info@cmato.org

 

What's on View:

Becoming America: Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection

A beautiful new addition to the Scott Galleries makes its debut on Oct. 22 with the opening of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing. Named after the lead donors for the $10.3 million building project, the Fielding Wing was designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners and includes eight new rooms for the display of art. A stately glass entrance on the south side of the building mirrors the one on the north side, drawing visitors in from the main pathways in the central gardens. This new entrance, along with a reconfiguration of some of the rooms of the existing building, improves visitor flow and makes entering the galleries more inviting and intuitive.

Orbit Pavilion

Satellites that study the Earth are passing through space continuously, collecting data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought. What if you could make contact with these orbiting spacecraft, and bring them “down to Earth?” Visitors can do exactly that when NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound experience touches down at The Huntington this fall. The outdoor installation is the brainchild of Dan Goods and David Delgado, visual strategists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who worked in collaboration with composer Shane Myrbeck and architect Jason Klimoski of StudioKCA to produce an innovative “soundscape” experience representing the movement of the International Space Station and 19 Earth Science satellites.” Inside the large, shell-shaped sculpture, distinctive sounds are emitted as each satellite passes overhead: a human voice, the crashing of a wave, a tree branch moving, a frog croaking. Each sound interprets one of the satellites’ missions.

About Huntington

A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California.

Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens. During his lifetime, he amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art collection, and created an array of botanical gardens with plants from a geographic range spanning the globe. These three distinct facets of The Huntington are linked by a devotion to research, education, and beauty.

 

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Jun
17
1:30 PM13:30

Artist Talk with Rebecca Rutstein

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Featured Artist: Rebecca Rutstein

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 large scale landscape sculptures and paintings are inspired by her prestigious residency aboard two scientific naval exploration vessels that traveled the world. 

Come meet Rebecca and hear about her artistic process and her adventures aboard the  Nautilus exploration vessel as it traveled from the Galapagos Islands to California, with the mission of creating sonar maps of the ocean floor and her time aboard the Falkor as it journeyed from Southern Vietnam to Guam collecting satellite information.

Admission is Free

Limited Seating

 

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International Juried Art Exhibition: Landscapes
Jun
15
to Aug 5

International Juried Art Exhibition: Landscapes

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Landscape is a natural scene mediated by culture. It is both represented and presented space, both a signifier and a signified, both a frame and what a frame contains, both a real place and a simulacrum, both a package and a commodity inside the package.
—  W.J.T.Mitchell

In collaboration with the Art Department Chairs from California Lutheran University, California State University Channel Islands, Moorpark College and Ventura College it was determined to select only three artists and provide these artists with a curated museum exhibition.

Out of the hundreds of submissions received for this Open Call, the jurors, who met and worked together for the first time on this project, faced difficult decisions. Luckily for us, the jurors worked well together and selected 'the cream of the crop.'  

As you will see, each of these artists possess superb talent in their creative approaches to art making. This exhibition supports CMATO's mission to engage, educate and inspire the human spirit through the palette of Art. I hope you will enjoy the exhibition and spread the word that something special is going on in downtown Thousand Oaks!

This exhibition is the result of a strong and committed Board of Directors, generous sponsorship from Albert "Bud" Marley, Richard and Joyce Johnson, The Lake Avenue Group at Morgan Stanley, the City of Thousand Oaks, and volunteers and members like you who want art to blossom in the community.  

Thank you for sharing in our goal of establishing an enduring arts institution in the Conejo Valley region. As this exhibition demonstrates, collaboration and adventuresome thinking can produce high quality art experiences.

-Tish Greenwood ,CMATO Executive Director

 

Jurors

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Erika Lizée is a Los Angeles-based artist that creates site-specific installations, as well as drawings and paintings.  Most recently, Ms. Lizée built an installation within the International Terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  She will be exhibiting new installations in the High Priestess show at ArtShare LA in March, and in a solo show at Gallery 825 in October.  Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Beautiful/Decay, HiFructose, The Huffington Post and Beautiful Bizarre magazines.  Ms. Lizée is the Chair of the Digital, Media and Visual Arts Department at Moorpark College, and the Director of the Moorpark College Art Gallery.

Bob Moskowitz earned his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Westchester University and later a four year certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There he won a Franklin Watkins Grant and a Scheidt European Scholarship. He earned is M.F.A. in  Painting at Washington University where he met his wife, artist Margie Moskowitz.  He taught in St. Louis and Illinois until moving to California to teach at Ventura College where he is the art department chair.  Bob currently divides his time between Southern California and Maine. Bob has exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and has done over 200 commissioned portraits. His work has always been figurative and has changed stylistically over the years.

Luke Matjas , ss an expatriate of Orange County’s suburban outback, Luke has some expertise when it comes to colonized space and constructed narratives.  Hearkening back to the willful chaos of early curiosity cabinets, his work investigates the ways in which natural and unnatural histories have again become intertwined and entangled.  The formats Luke employs alternate between immense room-sized digital prints, site-specific installations, and intimate drawings. The large digital prints, in particular, employ a unique process which painstakingly integrates traditional graphite drawings with thousands of overlaid digital vector drawings. The resulting effect exists somewhere between Hieronymus Bosch and contemporary skateboard graphics.

Luke’s work has been featured in a wide range of venues, including exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (2013), the UC Davis Design Museum (2012), and the Crocker Art Museum (2011). His work is also included in the permanent collection of the Ventura County Museum of Art and History.  He is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at California State University Channel Islands.

 

Timothy C. Hengst is a professor in the Multimedia Program and the Department Chair of the Art Department at California Lutheran University.

After receiving his graduate degree in medical and biological illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he illustrated for Dr. Denton Colley at the Texas Heart Institute and served as Director of Photography and Audiovisual Communications. He joined the faculty in the graduate program at Johns Hopkins and served as production manager in the graphics and illustration division and assistant professor in the graduate program.

He began a freelance business in 1986 offering services in all areas of biomedical communications. He has illustrated more than 50 medical textbooks and has won numerous national awards in medical illustration, including three Best Illustrated Medical Text awards from the Association of Medical Illustrators.

He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Medical Illustrators in 2013. He has also worked as consultant for a commercial multimedia firm.

In addition to medical illustration, he produces digital fine art using original photography and Adobe Photoshop. He has exhibited in numerous regional art shows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaker Series: The Art of Appraising - Expert Panel
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: The Art of Appraising - Expert Panel

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Is It Collecting Dust

or

Will It Pay Off The Mortgage?


Discover the tricks of the appraising trade with two experts in their field.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

7PM - 8PM

Hillcrest Center for the Arts - Community Room

$10 CMATO Members   $20 Non-Members  

Students Free

RSVP info@cmato.org


Barry Korngiebel, AAA Certified Appraiser  of Geppetto's Appraisals and Restoration

Geppetto's Appraisals and Restoration is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the greater Conejo Valley for the last 35 years! Geppetto's owner, Barry Korngiebel, is a senior certified appraiser for antiques and objects of  fine art from the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) specializing in fine porcelain, pottery, china, glass, sculpture, paintings, ivory, collectibles and furniture including Capodimonte, Lladro, Hummel, Goebel, Meissen, Dresden, Royal Copenhagen, Limoges, Royal Dalton, Royal Vienna, Baccarat, Lalique, and Wedgwood. Give us a call or stop by for written or verbal appraisals. 

In addition to our fine art appraisal services, Geppetto's also provides restoration services for all types of fine art objects including porcelain, china, glass, oil paintings, lithographs, serigraphs, water colors, ivory, and collectibles. 

Morgana Blackwelder, Fine Art Director, John Moran Auctioneers

Morgana Blackwelder has been in the antique business since 2004.  Morgana joined John Moran Auctioneers  in 2007 as a client relations specialist. In this position, she was pivotal in the expansion of the jewelry department and creating stand-alone sales in coordination with the sale director. During this same time Morgana became one of Moran's fine art cataloguers and found her true love of fine art.

After taking a sabbatical to travel the world, she has returned to a full-time position as our Fine Art Specialist. Her daily activities include client relations, valuating incoming property, appraisal functions and overseeing the fine art cataloguing. 

Prior to joining John Moran Auctioneers Morgana worked as a dealer of fine and decorative art in the Pasadena area.

 

 

 

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Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Valuation Day-What's it Worth?

CMATO's first Valuation Day in 2016 was so successful that we are bringing it back!

April 20, 2017

CMATO, in partnership with John Moran Auctioneers, presents:

Valuation Day. What's it Worth?

Bring in up to five items, including fine art, silver, antiques, jewelry and other decorative objects and find out WHAT IT'S WORTH.

Valuation Day is open to the public.

Proceeds from this event benefit CMATO's education and exhibition programs.

Stay tuned for more information.

 

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Panel Discussion: Corita Kent & The Art of Screen Printing
Mar
19
1:30 PM13:30

Panel Discussion: Corita Kent & The Art of Screen Printing

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 Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, was an artist with an innovative approach to design and education. By the 1960s, her vibrant serigraphs were drawing international acclaim. Corita’s work reflected her concerns about poverty, racism, and war, and her messages of peace and social justice continue to resonate with audiences today.

Learn more about Corita and the Art of Screen Printing from a panel of experts:

Jasmine Delgado, Assistant Professor, California State University Channel Islands will moderate the panel contributing her expertise on screen printing and how Corita continues to inspire her students.

Ray Smith, Director of the Corita Art Center will review Corita's life and legacy.

Joel Garcia, Director of Programs and Operations, Self Help Graphic and Art will discuss Corita's influence on SHG activist art projects.

After the panel, make your own screen prints via the Barrio Mobile Art Studio

Members $10

Non-Members $20

RSVP at info@cmato.org

 

 

Highlights from Blowin' in the Wind - a Pop Art Installation with Florencia Glas and Self Help Graphics and Art

 
 

Highlights from the Panel Discussion

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Pop Art Seminar & Art Collecting Opportunity
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pop Art Seminar & Art Collecting Opportunity

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Learn about the Pop Art Movement with art critic, Jennifer Li and have a chance to purchase screen prints from established artists from Studio Channel Islands.

This seminar will review what Pop Art is all about - from its outgrowth from Abstract Expressionism to Corita Kent to its current manifestation in Neo-Pop.

Afterwards, see what local distinguished 2-D screen printing artists from Studio Channel Islands are working on, learn about their process and techniques, and have an opportunity to build your art collection.

Wine & Cheese Reception to follow seminar

$10 CMATO Members • $35 Non-Members 

Students Free

RSVP

info@cmato.org or (805) 405-5240

 Stepping Out (1978)     Roy Lichtenstein (On view at The Met Fifth Avenue)

Stepping Out (1978)     Roy Lichtenstein (On view at The Met Fifth Avenue)

Jennifer S. Li is an art critic and regular contributor to Art in AmericaArtAsiaPacific, and ArtReview. Her past experience includes six years in museum education teaching children, families, and adults at the J. Paul Getty Museum.  Li earned her M.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her B.A. in Art History from University of California, Berkeley.

About Stepping Out

To many people, Roy Lichtenstein's paintings based on comic strips are synonymous with Pop Art. These depictions of characters in tense, dramatic situations are intended as ironic commentaries on modern man's plight, in which mass media — magazines, advertisements, and television — shapes everything, even our emotions. Lichtenstein also based paintings on well-known masterpieces of art, perhaps commenting, as did Andy Warhol in his "Mona Lisa," on the conversion of art into commodity. Like Warhol, Lichtenstein, who had an art-school background, also worked as a commercial artist and graphic designer (1951–57), an experience that influenced the subject matter of his later paintings. Lichtenstein's fame as a Pop artist began with his first one-man exhibition, at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York in 1962, and continued to characterize his career throughout his life.

"Stepping Out" is marked by Lichtenstein's customary restriction to the primary colors and to black and white; by his thick black outlines; and by the absence of any shading except that provided by the dots imitating those used to print comic strips. Yet beneath the simplicity of means and commonplace subject matter lies a sophisticated art founded on a great deal of knowledge and skill. Lichtenstein here depicts a man and woman, side by side, both quite dapperly dressed. The male is based on a figure in Fernand Léger's painting "Three Musicians" of 1944 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), but seen in mirror image. He wears a straw hat, high-collared shirt, and striped tie; the flower in his lapel is borrowed from another Léger painting. The female figure, with her dramatically reduced and displaced features, resembles the Surrealistic women depicted by Picasso during the 1930s. Her face has been reduced to a single eye set on its side, a mouth, and a long lock of cascading blond hair.

The composition of "Stepping Out" is complex and rather elaborate. The figures, while quite different in appearance and style of dress, are united through shape and color: the sweeping curve of the woman's hair is answered by the curve of her companion's lapel; the diagonal yellow of the end of her scarf is echoed in the yellow rectangle that covers the top of his face; the red Benday dots cover half of both faces; and the black that serves as background for the man invades the area behind the woman.

The Met, Stepping Out, Art Collection Records,  http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/482133, February 25, 2017

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photo l.a. - VIP Access - Opening Night Gala and Expo
Jan
12
to Jan 15

photo l.a. - VIP Access - Opening Night Gala and Expo

In a time of blockbuster art fairs, photo l.a. still retains its unique blend of showcasing local and international galleries, providing curated exhibitions, presenting our renowned programming and providing opportunities for art enthusiasts to discover emerging talent alongside classic and vernacular photography. 

photo l.a. has extended complimentary VIP tickets to CMATO members.

VIPs receive:

  • Tickets to the Opening Night Gala benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and the Lucie Foundation.

  •  Complimentary entry to the fair on all three days

  •   Access into the VIP Lounge on-site

  •   Exclusive VIP onsite tours

If you are interested in attending the longest running and most interesting art fair on the West Coast email info@cmato.org to get your complimentary tickets.

Public Hours:

Friday, January 13, 11AM - 7PM

Saturday, January 14, 11AM - 7PM

Sunday, January 15, 11AM - 6PM

Opening Night Gala

Thursday, January 12, 7PM - 10PM

 

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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Valuation Day

CMATO, in partnership with John Moran Auctioneers, presents: Valuation Day.

Bring in up to five items, including fine art, silver, antiques, jewelry and other decorative objects and find out WHAT IT'S WORTH.

Valuation Day is open to the public.

Admission:

CMATO members: $10 for 3 items; $15 for up to 5 items.

Non-members: $20 for up to 5 items

Pay in advance to reserve a time slot by calling 805.405.5240 or pay online on our support page. In the note section, please write "Valuation Day." We'll call you with the time of your appointment.  You may also pay at the door.

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