Collectors Choice 2018

Exhibition Open March 3th-March 24th

Opening Reception, March 3th, 4-6pm Free Entry & Parking

Collector Choice Fundraiser, March 24th, 6-9pm Ticketed Event Click HERE for tickets

Our annual spring fundraising spectacular returns for the fourth year with another chance to get your hands on a masterpiece while supporting Studio Channel Islands. The exhibition will be drawn from donated artworks by contemporary artists from across the country. All proceeds raised will go to support Studio Channel Islands in delivering its mission of engaging audiences in learning about the arts.

The exhibition features work by exciting emerging artists, as well as work by nationally exhibited and award-winning artists. This is a very popular interactive event where every ticket holder chooses a work to take home straight from the walls of the Gallery.

How the Event works

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Buy a ticket > Attend the Event > Choose an artwork

Purchase your ticket online, over the phone or in the office. There are a limited number of VIP tickets and Single Admission tickets in addition to the Standard $200 ticket. VIP ticket holders arrive early for a special reception and are entered into the first draw. Standard and Single Admission ticket holders arrive at 6pm and are entered into the main draw.

All tickets guarantee the holder will be able to select one artwork from the exhibition. VIP and Standard tickets admit two people to the event and Single Admission tickets admit one. Remember: it is the ticket which is put into the lottery and guarantees that you walk away with an artwork.

The order in which ticket holders select their artwork is defined by a random draw during the event so be sure to check-in upon arrival and collect your brochure. The event hosts will explain the drawing process live during the event and announce which works have been chosen.

During the event there will be opportunities to bid for a ‘fast-pass’ to jump to the front of the line and be the next to choose an artwork. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

Collectors Choice Exhibition

Collectors Choice is a dynamic and eclectic exhibition encompassing a vast array of the visual arts. Each year we present a wide range of styles and mediums including; photography, painting, sculpture, fiber and assemblage works. The exhibition is packed with over 100 works from around the country

During the month-long exhibit we will be inviting the public to take part in art classes in the gallery and to vote for the ‘people’s choice’ award. The classes will be suitable for people of all abilities and will focus upon making a complete artwork in just two sessions. A full calendar of classes will appear here shortly.

Juror: TBA

The 1st place award winner will receive an opportunity for a major show in the gallery. All artists whose work is accepted into the exhibition will be invited to a special exhibition launch to meet the Board of Directors, our major supporters, and collectors.

Studio Channel Islands was founded two decades ago by artists for artists. Its mission is to promote and preserve the arts in our community, offering studio space to working artists, providing unique artistic encounters for all ages as well as fostering connections between artists and collectors.

For more information about Studio Channel Islands and the Collectors Choice Fundraiser please visit our webpage: or our Facebook event page:

Juror’s Awards:

First Place: $1,000 PLUS Exhibit Opportunity at The Blackboard Gallery

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $250

People’s Choice Award: $500

Buy Tickets

($350.00, 30/30 remaining)
($225.00, 65/65 remaining)
($150.00, 15/15 remaining)