Speaker Series
Aug
16
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

 

 

3rd Annual Chowderfest
Aug
19
2:00 pm14:00

3rd Annual Chowderfest

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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!


Mix & Mingle at the Maritime
Jul
26
5:30 pm17:30

Mix & Mingle at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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

Watercolor Workshop Day 2
Jul
23
9:00 am09:00

Watercolor Workshop Day 2

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

Watercolor Workshop Day 1
Jul
22
9:00 am09:00

Watercolor Workshop Day 1

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

Speaker Series
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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. 

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

Exhibit Opens: The Rivers

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

ASMA Exhibition Closes
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

ASMA Exhibition Closes

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

Speaker Series
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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. 

Wooden Boat Show
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Wooden Boat Show

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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! 

Speaker Series
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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. 

 

Safe Boating Expo
May
13
9:00 am09:00

Safe Boating Expo

  • U.S. Coast Guard Station

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!

ASMA Opening Reception
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

ASMA Opening Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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
ASMA Exhibition Opens
May
9
5:30 pm17:30

ASMA Exhibition Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

ASMA Exhibit Opens
May
8
10:00 am10:00

ASMA Exhibit Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

ASMA - Special Member Preview Reception
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

ASMA - Special Member Preview Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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/ 

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

High School Art Exhibit Closes

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

Speaker Series
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor

with historian & author, Cherie Brant

On April 19 at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum historian and author, Cherie Brant will give her lecture “Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor”. The story of the Channel Island and Hueneme Harbors is a fascinating example of how engineering designs and shifting sands can benefit or threaten coastal communities. Channel Islands Harbor, one of the jewels of Ventura County, was built to meet the growing need for a recreational small craft facility. Hueneme Harbor, completed in 1939, was designed to be a commercial hub. The harbor was a success, but its construction caused erosion problems that threatened the town of Port Hueneme and Navy facilities along the coast. The history of constructing Channel Islands Harbor shows how that challenge was met.

JOIN US for a Strategic Planning Community Meeting!
Apr
12
5:30 pm17:30

JOIN US for a Strategic Planning Community Meeting!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is embarking on a strategic planning process for its future and would value your input and participation in the process! Join community members, local business leaders, artists and residents for an interactive meeting to discuss the role of the Museum, its programs, its future, and how it can best serve its community. Please join us for a community meeting on Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at cimmvc.org/strategicplanning.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas!

26th Annual High School Exhibit Opening Reception
Apr
6
5:00 pm17:00

26th Annual High School Exhibit Opening Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Join us for the opening reception of the 26th Annual Oxnard Union High School Discrict Opening Reception! For the past 26 years, Oxnard Union High School District and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum have collaborated on this exhibition displaying student work, fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend.

High School Art Exhibit Opens
Apr
3
10:00 am10:00

High School Art Exhibit Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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.

Speaker Series
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Clipper Ship Era and the Royal Clipper Saga

with CIMM Docent & Historian, Tom Danza

Clipper ships and windjammers were the fastest commercial ship built in the 19th century, holding world records for ocean crossings for 100 years. This presentation will explore the faster clipper ship features, some famous ships, and high lights in their history. 

In November 2016 the speaker traveled on a 19-day sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the Royal Clipper along with 200 passengers and the crew of about 100. Ports-of-call included Lisbon, Casablanca, Sofi, and the last port was Tenerife in Canary Islands. The last 11 days were open-ocean across Atlantic to Barbados. 

Learn about this exciting sailing adventure across the Atlantic, including the ship’s operations, and brief accounts of other ports-of-calls made by the Royal Clipper in the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

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 membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Art Comes Alive!
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Art Comes Alive!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Visitors of all ages can enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s, world-class ship models and maritime artifacts, at the third annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” event!

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students/active military with ID, $3 children (ages 13 – 17), and free for members and children 12 and under. 

Art Comes Alive!
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Art Comes Alive!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Visitors of all ages can enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s, world-class ship models and maritime artifacts, at the third annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” event!

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students/active military with ID, $3 children (ages 13 – 17), and free for members and children 12 and under. 

Speaker Series
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Help!! We Are Sinking! 

with Captain Paul Amaral of Ventura Vessel Assist

Vessel Assist Ventura is owned and operated by Captain Paul Amaral. The company, which has a second location in Oxnard, was recognized in 2015 by the Boat Owners Association of The United States for its near perfect 24-hour towing dispatch operation, superior customer service and satisfaction, and ongoing towing case management, and its work in the local boating community. Much like an auto club for boaters, Vessel Assist gives recreational boaters and anglers a reliable way to call for assistance when their boats break down on the water, run out of gas, or run aground. Amaral's locally owned business is part of a nationwide professional network of over 300 locations and fleet of over 600 TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboats.

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