Exhibit Opens: Our Ocean's Edge
Oct
2
10:00am10:00am

Exhibit Opens: Our Ocean's Edge

Exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline through photography and prose, this exhibition features black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope’s quest to capture the essence of California’s marine parks. Accompanying the images, author Dwight Holing's prose contributes narrative interpretations of these otherworldly landscapes.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Our Ocean’s Edge is a photographic documentary project that celebrates these fragile seascapes, from Southern to Northern California, while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and promoting ecological conservation.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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"Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus"
Oct
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus"

CHINESE EXPLORERS SAILED TO AMERICA LONG BEFORE COLUMBUS

CHARLOTTE HARRIS REES

Reception 6:00 pm,   Presentation 7:00 pm

MEMBERS: $7   NON-MEMBERS: $10

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is gratified and honored to offer an evening with CHARLOTTE HARRIS REES, a renowned author and scholar of Chinese Discovery and Colonization of Ancient America. 

Born in China, Ms. Rees is a Senior Researcher and a graduate of Columbia International University.  She has appeared on television and National Public Radio in the United States and Canada, in numerous news articles around the world, and has spoken at the Library of Congress, the National Library of China, Stanford University, Tsinghua University (China’s Harvard), Switzerland, the University of Maryland, City U of NY, the China Institute (NYC), Portland (Oregon) State University, the University of London, Royal Geographical Societies in London and Hong Kong, Nanjing University, and Simon Fraser University (Canada) about her family’s map collection and the early arrival of Chinese to America.  This is a rare opportunity to meet and share Ms. Rees’ extensive knowledge and years of research in this field of study. 

Please RSVP http://www.cimmvc.org/charlotterees/

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
5
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Welcome Reception
Oct
8
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Welcome Reception

Help us welcome artist Shannon Celia to CIMM with coffee and cookies!


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Opening Reception: Our Ocean's Edge
Oct
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Opening Reception: Our Ocean's Edge

Exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline through photography and prose, this exhibition features black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope’s quest to capture the essence of California’s marine parks. Accompanying the images, author Dwight Holing's prose contributes narrative interpretations of these otherworldly landscapes.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Our Ocean’s Edge is a photographic documentary project that celebrates these fragile seascapes, from Southern to Northern California, while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and promoting ecological conservation.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
12
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Kid's Activities
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Kid's Activities

($10 fee) Kids can create a collage using the artist's book The ABCs of the Sea!, hear the artist read, and be sure to pick up your copy to bring home with you! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speaker Series

Hiking the Channel Coast

WITH HISTORIAN, HIKER & VOLUNTEER WILDERNESS RANGER, CURT CRAGG 

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are available at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

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Free Admission Day!
Oct
19
10:00am10:00am

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept school or other large groups of children, without a ratio of 1 adult for every children.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
19
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Adult Workshop
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Adult Workshop

($20 fee) Study perspective, value and composition with the artist using the CIMM's beautiful view of the harbor! All levels welcome.


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
26
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork

Come by CIMM to see a collection of the artist's work, including pieces worked on during the A.I.R. Program.


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork
Oct
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork

Come by CIMM to see a collection of the artist's work, including pieces worked on during the A.I.R. Program.


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Watercolor Workshop Day 1
Nov
3
9:00am 9:00am

Watercolor Workshop Day 1

CIMM is excited to host a 2-day Watercolor Workshop for intermediate and advanced watercolorists, taught by exhibiting artist Daven Anderson. Attendees will paint two works, one each day. On day one, artists will complete a marine painting that will include marine related structures, some trees and landscape and populated with one or two people.  On day two, participants will complete an urban or rural landscape that will include people. The two days are intended to explore the full range of watercolor techniques in classical watercolor style.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 4 pm with a lunch break on the patio of CIMM. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. There will be discussion on composition and the ways of directing attention to the paintings 'Center of Interest'. Instructor Daven Anderson will relate very interesting, little known facts of art history during the two days. Cost for the 2-day workshop is $230.00. Each artist is responsible for bringing his/her own materials, a materials list will be provided by the instructor.

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Watercolor Workshop Day 2
Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

Watercolor Workshop Day 2

CIMM is excited to host a 2-day Watercolor Workshop for intermediate and advanced watercolorists, taught by exhibiting artist Daven Anderson. Attendees will paint two works, one each day. On day one, artists will complete a marine painting that will include marine related structures, some trees and landscape and populated with one or two people.  On day two, participants will complete an urban or rural landscape that will include people. The two days are intended to explore the full range of watercolor techniques in classical watercolor style.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 4 pm with a lunch break on the patio of CIMM. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. There will be discussion on composition and the ways of directing attention to the paintings 'Center of Interest'. Instructor Daven Anderson will relate very interesting, little known facts of art history during the two days. Cost for the 2-day workshop is $230.00. Each artist is responsible for bringing his/her own materials, a materials list will be provided by the instructor.

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Free Admission Day!
Nov
16
10:00am10:00am

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept school or other large groups of children, without a ratio of 1 adult for every children.

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Last Day of Exhibit: The Rivers
Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Last Day of Exhibit: The Rivers

The Rivers: A Celebration of Life & Work on America's Waterways

with artist Daven Anderson

THE RIVERS paintings carry viewers to the banks of America's greatest waterways and beyond, into the shipyards, onto the docks, aboard the ships, and out on the swift, broad currents. Here, unbeknownst to the vast majority of Americans, more than 500 million tons of freight (grains, gravel and aggregates, paper, wood, coffee, coal, petroleum, chemicals, iron, steel, rubber, and manufactured goods) flow past our towns and cities every year. All this is just the traffic on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, all beyond our view and outside our purview, since commercial shipyards are cordoned off from the public. Commercial and industrial maritime operations, brawny, demanding, and usually dangerous to those untutored in nautical transport, are isolated for the safety of the pubic. 

Artist Daven Anderson describes himself as an ‘urban realist’, painting life as he sees it on the city’s streets and is essentially self-taught, spending only one year in a twice weekly evening open painting session at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. A long time Chicagoan and only moving to St. Louis in 2006 Daven is fascinated by urban life. In 2007 he picked up his brushes again after a 16 year hiatus. 

Daven is a studio painter, walking the streets or plying the rivers or Ports with his camera constantly searching for images that capture his imagination. The first phase of his effort is to capture the image in multiple shots even returning numerous times as the lighting changes. He uses his photos to develop a final composition. The next phase, the drawing of the piece, is critical to his work and can take significant time. Lastly, the final coloration and painting of the work completes the cycle. The end results are beautiful rendered and composed views of a  busy, yet mostly unknown world.

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Music at the Maritime
Sep
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Music at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Music at the Maritime is our Premier Annual Fundraiser! We promise a night of entertainment, fine dining, libations, and wonderful auction items all with a lovely harbor view. We are currently seeking sponsors, contact our Executive Director Peter Crabbe for further information, pcrabbe@cimmvc.org

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Free Admission Day!
Sep
21
10:00am10:00am

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

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Speaker Series
Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea

WITH HISTORIAN, RICHARD SENATE

On September 20, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents “A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea”, with writer and local historian Richard Senate. Hollywood by the Sea owes its existence to the movie industry of the early 20th Century. The first film shot at the sand dunes was a Romantic Action Adventure film called "Bound for Morocco" shot in 1918 and staring Douglas Fairbanks. Two years later a low budget film called the Sheik propelled Italian dancer Rudolph Valentino into super stardom. Made at the beach it was the reason the community came to be established here.  On the heels of the success if the Sheik, Comedy film maker Mack Senate quickly made a parody called "The Shriek of Araby" with Ben Turpin. other movies were made here as well--some scenes from King Vidors Classic "The Crowd" and the sexy "Queen of Sheba" with a scantily clad Betty Blythe. The tours came and so to the developers but the coming of sound a developementcaused the movie people to stay away--but the legend of Hollywood by the sea was firmly established. The talk will feature on the films made here and where Movie Stars walked the beach.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are available at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

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3rd Annual Chowderfest
Aug
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

3rd Annual Chowderfest

Selected local restaurants will compete for title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the 3rd annual Chowderfest on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2pm – 6pm. A competition judged by both professional judges and guests, chowder tastings are complimented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery. Kelly's Lot & Friends Play the Blues to create a festive mood with multiple bands! Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing Harborfront garden party!

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Free Admission Day!
Aug
17
10:00am10:00am

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

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Speaker Series
Aug
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speaker Series

The Truth About Sharks in Southern California

With Shark Researcher Apryl DeLancey 

Sharks are undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet.  These beautiful creatures have been around for over 400 million years and are of vital importance to keeping our oceans - and our planet - alive.  With humans killing over eleven thousand sharks every hour, it is important to become informed about the importance of the species and what we can all do for their conservation. Learn about what lives in our local waters, as well as the difference between shark facts and media hype. You’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation for sharks and how to be a “Citizen Scientist” that contributes to their preservation!

A Los Angeles native, Apryl has received bachelors degrees in chemistry and marine science, as well as her MS in Biomedical Science, and has been published in several scientific journals. An avid surfer she can be found on the waves.  As educating the public and next generation of scientists is of utmost importance, you can also find her working on shark programs with Waterfront Education in the South Bay.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors.

 

 

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Mix & Mingle at the Maritime
Jul
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

Mix & Mingle at the Maritime

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Board of Directors Cordially Invite You to Our Mix & Mingle Social Wednesday July 26th, 2017. Come meet our board members and staff, take a docent led tour and learn about upcoming events and exhibits. Complimentary Appetizers, Beer & Wine. We will have a short program with door prize giveaways. If you have not been to Oxnard Harbor's "Crown Jewel" this is a great opportunity to visit the museum and meet our team.

Please RSVP: TandCoEvents@Gmail.com

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Watercolor Workshop Day 2
Jul
23
9:00am 9:00am

Watercolor Workshop Day 2

CIMM is excited to host a 2-day Watercolor Workshop for intermediate and advanced watercolorists, taught by exhibiting artist Daven Anderson. Attendees will paint two works, one each day. On day one, artists will complete a marine painting that will include marine related structures, some trees and landscape and populated with one or two people.  On day two, participants will complete an urban or rural landscape that will include people. The two days are intended to explore the full range of watercolor techniques in classical watercolor style.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 4 pm with a lunch break on the patio of CIMM. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. There will be discussion on composition and the ways of directing attention to the paintings 'Center of Interest'. Instructor Daven Anderson will relate very interesting, little known facts of art history during the two days. Please RSVP by July 8, as space is limited. Cost for the 2-day workshop is $230.00, and $130.00 for one day. Each artist is responsible for bringing his/her own materials, a materials list will be provided by the instructor.

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Watercolor Workshop Day 1
Jul
22
9:00am 9:00am

Watercolor Workshop Day 1

CIMM is excited to host a 2-day Watercolor Workshop for intermediate and advanced watercolorists, taught by exhibiting artist Daven Anderson. Attendees will paint two works, one each day. On day one, artists will complete a marine painting that will include marine related structures, some trees and landscape and populated with one or two people.  On day two, participants will complete an urban or rural landscape that will include people. The two days are intended to explore the full range of watercolor techniques in classical watercolor style.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 4 pm with a lunch break on the patio of CIMM. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. There will be discussion on composition and the ways of directing attention to the paintings 'Center of Interest'. Instructor Daven Anderson will relate very interesting, little known facts of art history during the two days. Please RSVP by July 8, as space is limited. Cost for the 2-day workshop is $230.00, and $130.00 for one day. Each artist is responsible for bringing his/her own materials, a materials list will be provided by the instructor.

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Speaker Series
Jul
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speaker Series

International SeaKeepers Society: Drifters to Shark Tagging: Private Vessels Working with Scientific Projects!

WITH CAPT. TOM PETERSON - INTERNATIONAL SEAKEEPER'S SOCIETY

Captain Tom Peterson will share stories about the International SeaKeeper's Society. The Society was created to match yachts their owners with scientific programs, to promote the continued protection of the Oceans around the world. Learn about projects and adventures on the water, including shark tagging, underwater DNA collecting, and the deployments of drifters. Along with NOAA, major universities, and other Oceanic groups, SeaKeepers has contributed millions of dollars toward marine research. Captain Tom Petersen is a USCG licensed captain with over 100,000 miles logged cruising around the world. Captain Tom works alongside his wife at Valkyrie Yacht Sales based in Channel Islands Harbor. He is also a long-time PADI Scuba Instructor and a member of the Platinum Pro 5000 Hall of Fame.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

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Exhibit Opens: The Rivers
Jul
17
10:00am10:00am

Exhibit Opens: The Rivers

The Rivers: A Celebration of Life & Work on America's Waterways

with artist Daven Anderson

THE RIVERS paintings carry viewers to the banks of America's greatest waterways and beyond, into the shipyards, onto the docks, aboard the ships, and out on the swift, broad currents. Here, unbeknownst to the vast majority of Americans, more than 500 million tons of freight (grains, gravel and aggregates, paper, wood, coffee, coal, petroleum, chemicals, iron, steel, rubber, and manufactured goods) flow past our towns and cities every year. All this is just the traffic on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, all beyond our view and outside our purview, since commercial shipyards are cordoned off from the public. Commercial and industrial maritime operations, brawny, demanding, and usually dangerous to those untutored in nautical transport, are isolated for the safety of the pubic. 

Artist Daven Anderson describes himself as an ‘urban realist’, painting life as he sees it on the city’s streets and is essentially self-taught, spending only one year in a twice weekly evening open painting session at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. A long time Chicagoan and only moving to St. Louis in 2006 Daven is fascinated by urban life. In 2007 he picked up his brushes again after a 16 year hiatus. 

Daven is a studio painter, walking the streets or plying the rivers or Ports with his camera constantly searching for images that capture his imagination. The first phase of his effort is to capture the image in multiple shots even returning numerous times as the lighting changes. He uses his photos to develop a final composition. The next phase, the drawing of the piece, is critical to his work and can take significant time. Lastly, the final coloration and painting of the work completes the cycle. The end results are beautiful rendered and composed views of a  busy, yet mostly unknown world.

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ASMA Exhibition Closes
Jun
25
12:00pm12:00pm

ASMA Exhibition Closes

American Society of Marine Artists

MAY 8 - JUNE 25, 2017

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is pleased to host the 2017 ASMA West Juried Regional Exhibition. ASMA was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists looking to explore and record the history of American marine art and to encourage the work of new artists.

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Speaker Series
Jun
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speaker Series

DAMN THE PETTICOATS! Female Mariners in the Days of Sail

WITH HISTORIAS & CIMM DOCENTS, JIM KOSINSKI & MARTINA MELERO

Queens commanded fleets, female tars climbed the foremast, mistresses in disguise, pirate queens took charge and whaling wives longed for home. Learn why these women chose to risk their lives in a man’s domain and cast their fates to the wind.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

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Wooden Boat Show
Jun
18
10:00am10:00am

Wooden Boat Show

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is excited to host the 2nd Annual From the Tree to the Sea: Father's Day Wooden Boat Show - an event of the most enjoyable and rustic variety! It will feature a series of classic wooden boats on display for everyone to enjoy from 10am to 4pm. Stunning wooden boats will grace the dock behind CIMM, and visitors are invited to climb aboard and tour! Participate in fun boat races, games, and engaging maritime activities!  The CI Harbor annually hosts a classic car show the same day right next door — what a great way to spend the day! 

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Speaker Series
May
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speaker Series

THE MOST MAD SEAS:
Tales of Sail from Cape Horn & the Southern Ocean

With Historian & Author, Glenn Hening

The Roaring 40s, the Furious 50s, the Screaming 60s - the “most mad seas” of the Great Southern Ocean has been feared by mariners from Magellan and Drake up to today’s round-the-world racing sailors. Glenn Hening’s presentation of their stories and facts researched for his epic novel “Waves of Warning” will be an exciting opportunity for the armchair adventurer to understand why the old salt told the young greenhorn, who hoped to see monster waves on their upcoming voyage around Cape Horn, “Son, you don’t want to see them.” 

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

 

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Safe Boating Expo
May
13
9:00am 9:00am

Safe Boating Expo

Learning to be safe on the water is the focus of the 12th Annual Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Expo. This annual event includes safety demonstrations on personal flotation devices as well as air, sea, and fire rescue demonstrations. Other highlights include free tours of USCG vessels, commercial booths, agency booths and displays and hands-on exhibits. Free Admission.

Watch exciting offshore helicopter, person in water and fire rescue demos 11 AM& 2 PM

Safety Demos 9 AM to 4 PM

Be Sure to Visit the CIMM Booth!

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ASMA Opening Reception
May
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

ASMA Opening Reception

CIMM invites the public to enjoy this collection of beautiful maritime artwork in this Juried West Regional Exhibition. Light refreshments will be provided. Wine and beer available for purchase. 

Admission:

  • CIMM Members - FREE
  • ASMA Members plus 1 Guest - FREE
  • General Public - $10
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ASMA Exhibition Opens
May
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

ASMA Exhibition Opens

American Society of Marine Artists

MAY 8 - JUNE 25, 2017

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is pleased to host the 2017 ASMA West Juried Regional Exhibition. ASMA was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists looking to explore and record the history of American marine art and to encourage the work of new artists.

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ASMA Exhibit Opens
May
8
10:00am10:00am

ASMA Exhibit Opens

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is please to host the 2017 American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) West Juried Regional Exhibition. ASMA was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists looking to explore and record the history of American marine art and to encourage the work of new artists. Their membership spans the Nation and currently includes over 500 artists.

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ASMA - Special Member Preview Reception
May
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

ASMA - Special Member Preview Reception

Please join us at CIMM for a lovely evening with exclusive access, which will include stunning maritime art, wine, and good company.

Share you love and joy of the Museum by bringing potential new members. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors who might be interested in learning about our numerous CIMM member benefits, including exclusive event access, Museum Store discount, and much more! Bring a guest who signs up for membership, and you will automatically be entered to win a limited edition John Stobart print! Current members who increase their level of membership will also be entered to win.

New members signing up at the event receive an extra four months!

Please RSVP at  (805) 984-6260 or www.cimmvc.org/upcoming-exhibitions/ 

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High School Art Exhibit Closes
Apr
30
12:00pm12:00pm

High School Art Exhibit Closes

For the past 26 years, CIMM has been proud to present artwork from the Oxnard Union High School District, displaying student work and fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend this wonderful annual exhibition.

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