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Wine, Gifts & Wish Lists Virtual Reception!

Wine, Gifts & Wish Lists Virtual Reception!

Join us for Wine, Gifts & Wish Lists This Friday, November 20 from 5:30 - 6:30 GIFT SHOP IS OPEN! Who are our Gift Shop Artists This Year? SEE HERE CLICK HERE to register for this FREE zoom reception! Meet and talk to the artists!

Opportunity Drawing Blindman’s Ball

Opportunity Drawing Blindman’s Ball

Cumulus Media presents STEAMPUNK DADA ELECTRIC CARNIVAL An Online Benefit for Arts Education Streamed Free on Zoom! Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Art and community have the power to uplift our souls. Join us for an evening filled with performances,...

Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival Gala

Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival Gala

We hope you enjoyed our STEAMPUNK DADA ELECTRIC CARNIVAL! You can still support arts education by clicking HERE! Cumulus Media presents STEAMPUNK DADA ELECTRIC CARNIVAL An Online Benefit for Arts Education Streamed Free on Zoom! Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 6:00 -...

Steampunk Dada Panel discussion

Steampunk Dada Panel discussion

STEAMPUNK DADA Panel Discussion Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Streamed free on Zoom! Please join us in preparation for this year's gala - Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival - Saturday, August 22! What is Steampunk? What is Dada? Before it became the...

Steampunk Dada Major Sponsorships Available

Steampunk Dada Major Sponsorships Available

 STEAMPUNK DADA ELECTRIC CARNIVAL An Online Benefit for Arts Education Streamed Live on Zoom! Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. An evening of fun and friends in the comfort of your own home! Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! Major...

Explore, Discover, Create! with Tom Jenkins

Explore, Discover, Create! with Tom Jenkins

Explore, Discover, Create! with Learning To See inspiration artist Tom JenkinsHorses, motorcycles, hot rods, gymnastics and spinning tops have all been part of the life of FOTM master artist Tom Jenkins. He has made sculptures with sound and movement and 'musical'...

Explore, Discover, Create with Robert Engel

Explore, Discover, Create with Robert Engel

Explore, Discover, Create! with Learning To See inspiration artist Robert Engel Robert Engel grew up in Oxnard, CA. He and both of his brothers became professional artists! He is inspired by nature and has spent a lot of time studying it as an artist. His artwork...

Explore, Discover, Create with Porfirio Gutierrez

Explore, Discover, Create with Porfirio Gutierrez

Explore, Discover, Create! with Learning To See inspiration artist Porfirio Gutierrez Porfirio Gutierrez is a Zapotec weaver from Oaxaca, Mexico, whose family has been weaving for generations.  The Zapotec people, like many indigenous cultures, live in harmony...

A Conversation with Perla Batalla

A Conversation with Perla Batalla

A Conversation with Perla Batalla Sunday, March 29, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Due to concerns with the coronavirus, we are postponing our “live” interview with Perla Batalla. We are looking into streaming options and will keep you updated. Singer/songwriter Perla Batalla...

Steampunk Dada Sponsorship Opportunities!

Steampunk Dada Sponsorship Opportunities!

STEAMPUNK DADA ELECTRIC CARNIVAL An Online Gala Streamed Live! Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. An evening of fun and friends in the comfort of your own home! Learn more HERE! Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! Major sponsorship deadline...

A Conversation with Margaret Garcia

A Conversation with Margaret Garcia

A Conversation with Margaret GarciaSunday, May 31, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this interview has been postponed.  Please check back for updates! "I define Chicano art by creating it," Garcia states. The Los Angeles native began her career as a...

A Conversation with Charles Arnoldi

A Conversation with Charles Arnoldi

A Conversation with Charles ArnoldiDue to the Covid-19 pandemic, this interview has been postponed.  Please check back for updates! Charles Arnoldi is an abstract painter, sculptor and printmaker. The artist’s boldly graphic and colorful aesthetic employs a wide range...

A Conversation with Lori Cozen-Geller

A Conversation with Lori Cozen-Geller

A Conversation with Lori Cozen-GellerSunday, June 28, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this interview has been postponed.  Please check back for updates! Lori Cozen-Geller is a minimalist sculptor working in metal, wood and fiberglass, overlaid with...

Explore the World of Steampunk Dada

Explore the World of Steampunk Dada

Explore the World of Steampunk DadaSunday, July 19, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m.Before it became the full-blown sub-culture it is today, Steampunk started out as a science-fiction sub-genre in the 1970s. Its fundamental inspirations go all the way back to 19th century...

A Conversation with Kent Butler

A Conversation with Kent Butler

A Conversation with Kent ButlerSunday, September 13, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Born in Gunnison Utah, Kent Butler developed a natural interest in nature, as well as the American west. The artist is best known for his unique and expressive use of color, as well as black...

A Conversation with David Furman

A Conversation with David Furman

A Conversation with David FurmanSunday, October 18, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ceramist David Furman draws inspiration from his personal experiences and the explorations of the world around him. His hyperrealism and trompe l’oeil techniques fool the eye into believing you...

A Conversation with Katie Van Horne

A Conversation with Katie Van Horne

A Conversation with Katie Van HorneSunday, November 22, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m.Katie Van Horne is a celebrated painter and printmaker of her native California landscape, the human form and animals. She is best known for painting portraits. Her gestural drawing style...

Order your Axxess Book Online!

Order your Axxess Book Online!

Order Your Axxess Card Online and Pickup in Our Office Everyone loves Axxess! Discounts and free meals, experiences throughout the county. Now, you can order your book and pick-up in our office! Just fill out the form to the right. Would you rather send in a check? No...

A Taste of the Masters: Fundraising Paella Feast!

A Taste of the Masters: Fundraising Paella Feast!

A Taste of the Masters A special FOTM fundraising paella feast Sponsored by John & Cherie BrantHosted by Documented Artists Richard Keit & Mary Kennedy of RTK Studios Sunday, March 8 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Enjoy music performed by Tom Lennon (of the famed Lennon...

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 to document and archive extraordinary artists and their work through photographic portraits, audio and video interviews and biographical research that encompass each artist’s experiences, artistic reflections and development; and 2) to present this work to a broad public through extensive education outreach to all ages – including at-risk youth through our Learning to See Youth Outreach program, Art & The Creative Spirit Enrichment Program for Seniors, a public monthly Artist Spotlight Series, exhibitions, publications, website and an extensive resource library.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Ventura County Community Foundation
Hilton Foundation
Passion Flowers
Reed Foundation for the Arts
Museum of Ventura County
Dennis Mitchell at i Cappelli Salon
Ventura Breeze
California Arts Council