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Live and Silent Auction Donors

Live and Silent Auction Donors

Live and Silent Auction Donors: We thank all who are supporting the arts with their donations. Photos coming soon! Bookmark your page to plan your bidding before you arrive at the gala! Aimee French Channel Islands Maritime Museum  Cheri Neal Danny’s Deli & Grill ...

William Ballantine Dorsey 1942-2019

William Ballantine Dorsey 1942-2019

William Ballantine Dorsey (1942 -2019) William B. Dorsey by Donna Granata, Focus on the Masters Portrait Series, 1998It is with great sadness that the Focus on the Masters Archive & Library announce the tragic passing of landscape painter William B. Dorsey. On the...

Marta Nelson 5/1/22 – 4/4/19

Marta Nelson 5/1/22 – 4/4/19

Marta Nelson (1922 - 2019) Marta Nelson by Donna Granata, Focus on the Masters Portrait Series, 1997.Ojai Studio Artist Video Featuring Marta NelsonMarta Nelson, one of Ojai’s most beloved artists, passed away peacefully at age 96. She was a painter, a printmaker and...

New Staff Member Michelle Glass

New Staff Member Michelle Glass

Focus on the Masters Archive & Library Welcomes Michelle Glass FOTM Ex Assistant Michelle Glass Focus on the Masters Archive & Library is pleased to welcome Michelle Glass as their new Executive Assistant! Michelle lives in Ventura and has been working in the...

The Holiday Gift Shop: 2018

The Holiday Gift Shop: 2018

The Holiday Gift Shop Focus on the Masters Volunteers announce our 6th annual Holiday Gift Shop Mary Galbraith Handmade Quilt November 17 – 18, 2018Noon – 7:00 Saturday, Noon – 4:00 Sunday310 Cruzero Street, Mira Monte, CA Focus on the Masters Volunteers announces our...

Free Lecture and Benefit Book Signing by John Nava

Free Lecture and Benefit Book Signing by John Nava

Focus on the Masters presents John Nava Free Lecture and Benefit Book Signing by John Nava Sponsored by Paula Spellman John Nava - North Wall, Los Angeles Catherdral, tapestry December 10, 2017 · 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oxnard’s Levity Live · 591 Collection Blvd. SACRED...

Gayel Childress

Gayel Childress

Gayel ChildressPainter/Printmaker Portrait Portrait © Donna Granata 1997 Award-winning artist Gayel Childress works in watercolors as well as oils and monoprints. She is best known for her fluid interpretations of landscapes and figures that capture the essence of the...

BiJian Fan

BiJian Fan

BiJian Fan Sculptor Spirit by BiJian Fan, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), 2'x1'x1' It seems that BiJian Fan - paper sculptor extraordinaire - is everywhere. Strictly speaking, his art is not all paper as he employs a number of different materials, including metal,...

Porfirio Gutierrez

Porfirio Gutierrez

Porfirio Gutierrez Weaver Portrait © Donna Granata 2018 Porfirio Gutierrez is an extraordinary weaver who combines ancient Zapotec traditions with a modern sensibility. Growing up in Teotitlan del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico, he was immersed in the ancient art of weaving....

Karen Kitchel

Karen Kitchel

Karen Kitchel Painter Presentation and Representation by Karen Kitchel Karen Kitchel’s landscapes are definitely not traditional. Of her work Karen states: "I paint them with the traditional craftsmanship of the genre’s past, and a critical eye on the geography of the...

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Learning to See NewsYour donations support the programs that are at the heart of the FOTM's mission...  to document and archive extraordinary artists and their work through photographic portraits, audio and video interviews and biographical research that encompass...

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Your donations support the programs that are at the heart of the FOTM’s mission…

 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