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.

 

32 Degrees Latitude - Juried Art Show
Jun
15
Aug 5

32 Degrees Latitude - Juried Art Show

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
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

32 Degrees Latitude

Inaugural Juried Art Exhibition

This exhibition is devoted to the discovery and promotion of artists in the Conejo Valley region and beyond.

 

International Deadline to submit: May 1, 2017- The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) presents its inaugural juried exhibition from June 15, 2017 to August 5, 2017. Open to artists worldwide working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art works in any media. Three artists will be selected for a group show in the museum’s main gallery and will also be listed on CMATO’s website.

Theme

CMATO invites artists to submit works that considers landscapes in various contexts. The museum is using its 32 Degree N. Latitude location to signify its physical starting place for the inception of what is hoped to be an annual summer exhibition.

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.

To complement the exhibition, CMATO will create an online catalogue, including curatorial essays.

Eligibility

Open to all artists worldwide, in any stage of their career, and in any medium. Artists must be 18 years old or older.  Works submitted must be created within the last three years.

Awards

Featured Artist: $1,000; Contributing Artists: $500

Entry Fee

$35 (USD) 

 

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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Sep
7
Dec 9

Exposed: California Women Photographers

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks will proudly showcase both prominent and emerging female photographers of California. These artists are powerful and courageous in the conceptual and contemporary photography world but are underrepresented in our nation’s museums.  The exhibition will also touch upon the influence of the California landscape on these photographers.  


Panel Discussion: Corita Kent & The Art of Screen Printing
Mar
19
1:30 pm13:30

Panel Discussion: Corita Kent & The Art of Screen Printing

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

 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

Pop Art Seminar & Art Collecting Opportunity
Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

Pop Art Seminar & Art Collecting Opportunity

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

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

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

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

  • The Reef/LA Mart

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

 

photo l.a. press

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-photo-la-photography-exhibition-los-angeles-20160122-story.html

 

 

 

 

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.

Nov
13
11:00 am11:00

Artful Angles

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

ARTFUL ANGLES

A free family drop-in art making programming focusing on the artful side of geometry.  This hands-on art activity  is based on California Common Core State Standards for mathematics and geared for children (8-11).

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.

DATES & TIMES:

Sunday, September 25  @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, October 16 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, November 13 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

All programs take place at CMATO and are inspired by the MADI art movement.  MADI art broadly focuses on Movement, Abstraction, Dimension and Invention.

For more information, please email info@cmato.org

Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

Japanese Art and Aesthetics

  • Hillcrest Center for the Arts Community Room

CMATO Speaker Series: Meher McArthur

 

Meher McArthur, an independent Asian art curator, author, and educator specializing in the art of Japan, will explore the various aesthetics co-exist in Japanese culture in a lecture with slides.

An Appreciation of Japanese Art and Aesthetics

 

When asked to describe Japanese aesthetics or artistic style, many people in the West might think of the simplicity and austerity of a Zen rock garden or a thatched teahouse. Others might picture a beautiful woman in white make-up and a vibrant red and gold kimono. Someone else might imagine a shiny black lacquer box with gold designs of flowers, and a younger person might argue that Japanese style is best represented bymanga cartoons and anime films.

Japan does not have one single artistic style or sensibility. All of the above examples illustrate different Japanese aesthetics that have evolved over the centuries in response to the taste of diverse patrons. The Imperial Court, Zen tea masters, wealthy samurai warriors, merchants, courtesans, and even foreigners have all influenced Japanese style and taste in profound and enduring ways.

BIO

Meher McArthur worked for nine years as Curator of East Asian Art at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, where she curated 15 exhibitions and several permanent galleries. Her most recent major exhibitions include Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami (traveling 2012–2016) and Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami (2015–2017). She lectures regularly at Southern California museums and is Creative Director for the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena. She is a regular contributor to KCET's Artbound and the Buddhist website buddhistdoor.net, and writes for ArtilleryFabrikOrientations and other arts and culture magazines. She has written several books about Asian art and culture, including Understanding Buddhist Art: A Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols (Thames and Hudson, 2002), The Arts of Asia: Materials, Styles, Techniques (Thames and Hudson, 2005), Confucius (a biography, Quercus, 2010), and Folded: Contemporary Expressions of Origami Art, to be published by Tuttle in spring 2017.

 

 

 

Oct
16
11:00 am11:00

Artful Angles

ARTFUL ANGLES

A free family drop-in art making programming focusing on the artful side of geometry.  This hands-on art activity  is based on California Common Core State Standards for mathematics and geared for children (8-11).

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.

DATES & TIMES:

Sunday, September 25  @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, October 16 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, November 13 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

All programs take place at CMATO and are inspired by the MADI art movement.  MADI art broadly focuses on Movement, Abstraction, Dimension and Invention.

For more information, please email info@cmato.org

Sep
25
11:00 am11:00

Artful Angles

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

ARTFUL ANGLES

A free family drop-in art making programming focusing on the artful side of geometry.  This hands-on art activity  is based on California Common Core State Standards for mathematics and geared for children (8-11).

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.

DATES & TIMES:

Sunday, September 25  @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, October 13 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, November 13 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

All programs take place at CMATO and are inspired by the MADI art movement.  MADI art broadly focuses on Movement, Abstraction, Dimension and Invention.

For more information, please email info@cmato.org

Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

Gallery Talk - Jack Reilly & Molly Barnes

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

Jack Reilly and Molly Barnes will reunite to discuss contemporary art.

 Gertrude Stein said, "If you are not rich you can only afford one passion - horses, art or clothes." For Barnes, she says, it was art.  

Barnes has been a bi-coastal art dealer for over 40 years. She  opened her first gallery in Los Angeles where she discovered John Baldessari, Mark Kostabi, Gronk and a number of photorealists like Robert Cottingham. 

Barnes is also the voice of Art Talk on Art News radio and television, and is a professor at  Otis MFA program where she teaches artists "How to Get Hung."  She is currently in the process of writing her book about Abstract Expressionist, Willem de'Kooning. She is very active in the Los Angeles art scene and is on the board of the Century City Arts Commission. 

We are delighted to reunite Jack and Molly for this special event @ CMATO.

Admission is free.

Talk takes place at CMATO

Sep
17
Sep 18

CMATO Open House

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

CMATO Open House is in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival

Sep
15
Dec 11

Jack Reilly

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, September 15, 2016 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

 

“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.

Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

Illuminating the Past

  • 1948 Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362 United States

Illuminating the Past, Artist Sylvana Barrett will lead a hands-on demonstration on the art and production of European illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. April 9, 2016, CMATO Operations Center.

Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

Andy Warhol: Life and Legends

  • Hillcrest Center for the Arts

"Andy Warhol: Life and Legends," with Dr. Michael Zakian. CMATO Speaker Series devoted to the Visual Arts, February 17, 2016, Hillcrest Center for the Arts.