"Shindig" in Old Town Camarillo

Studio Channel Islands Art Center


tudio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) hosted its annual fundraiser in Old Town Camarillo, celebrating the official opening of new studio spaces there. Rustic festivities highlighted the “Shindig” event, including Santa Maria style barbecue and music from the Restless Hillfillies. Live and silent auctions helped raise proceeds for the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and art education in Ventura County. With more than 20 studios, first-class art exhibitions of local and national artists, and myriad tours and programs, SCIART provides the community with a cultural hub for working artists. For more information, log on to or call 805.383.1368.

Photos by Sherron Sheppard

Artists-in-Residence Gretel Compton, Roxie Ray, and Arlene Mead.

The Restless Hillfillies.

SCIART member Cristii Cox with SCIART Artist-in-Residence Susan Kaufman.

Artist-in-Residence Gretel Compton; Professor Emeritus, Pepperdine University, Norma Privitt; SCIART Board Member and artist Bob Privitt; and SCIART member and artist BJ Fan.

Superintendant, Pleasant Valley School District, Dr. Luis Villegas with his wife, Diane.

Pleasant Valley School Board Member Jennifer Miller.

SCIART VP of the Board and Founding Member Pat Richards Dodds, Mayor of Camarillo Kevin Kildee, and SCIART President and Founding Member Maggie Kildee.


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