Studio Channel Islands presents ‘A Season of Art‘. This program of unique events has been carefully created to explore the cultural richness of our county and raise funds for Studio Chanel Islands. Join friends in sharing these special events, discover new vistas and learn about our community and the amazing creative.

A Season of Art comprises five very special events and three opportunities to hear artists talks.

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Event One “The Art on the Water”

November 2, Studio Channel Islands at 10am – return to SCI at 3pm

Cost: $125 includes admission to Maritime Museum, lunch at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club and transportation

Join us to visit the Ventura County Maritime Museum and lunch at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club.  Tucked away in nearby Channel Islands Harbor is a treasure chest of seascape masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, works from the 18th and 19th centuries by English romantic painters and French impressionists.  Also included are works by American painters Thomas Hoyne and John Stobart and the largest collection of ship models on the west coast.  We will be given private docent tours and enjoy the beautiful harbor from the windows of the Yacht Club with a delicious lunch. 




Event Two “The 30’s Art Deco Design”

November 9, Studio Channel Islands at 11am – return to SCI at 4pm

Cost: $125 includes admission and tour of Mullin Museum and transportation

The Mullin Automotive Museum, designed in the style of the Paris Auto Salons of the 1930’s, is a tribute to the Art Deco Period.  You will see the elegant beauty of classic French touring automobiles and grand prix racers. We will be introduced to furniture designed by Carlos Bugatti, sculpture by Rembrandt Bugatti and artwork of the art deco automobiles by Ettore and Jean Bugatti.  This is a true retrospective looking at the Bugatti influence on the art of the 1930’s.  We will be given a private tour of the museum and have no host lunch at Dolce Vita in Heritage Square.



Event Three “The Art of Food and Wine at the Herzog Winery”

November 14, Herzog Winery at 11am – event concludes at 3pm

Cost: $85 includes tour and discussion of wine making in Ventura with Joe Huliman plus limited lunch menu in the private dining room off Tierra Sur.

Herzog Wine Cellars has created a center for high-end contemporary winemaking in a tradition dating back nearly six centuries.  Visit Herzog with us and meet Joe Hurliman, Winemaker Extraordinaire, and hear the fascinating story of Herzog wines, visit the premises, see the current art exhibit and have lunch in their beautiful private dining room.  Herzog Winery is centrally located with lots of parking.  This will be a great afternoon.



Event Four: “The Art and Architecture of Cal State Channel Islands”

November 28, Studio Channel Islands at 10am – return to SCI at 3pm

Cost: $85 includes guided tour of the Campus by John Gormley plus special guest and transportation

Nestled on 1200 acres at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains is the picturesque campus of California Mission and Spanish Revival architecture.  The earliest buildings were built in 1934 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program to house the California State Mental Hospital.  Our private tour will be led by John Gormley, Campus Architect and Director of Planning, Design and Construction.  From the iconic Bell Tower to the magnificent Broome Library, each renovated building merges the old with the new, leaving the most striking architectural and historical aspects intact.  Structures originally designed to contain Camarillo State Hospital are now reinvented as open high-tech spaces for learning, research and gathering.  We will have a no host lunch in the Dining Commons and transportation will be provided to and from the campus. 

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