News and Upcoming Events

Annual Dinner Cancelation

It is with heavy hearts that the board of the Camarillo Art Center has to announce the cancelation of our annual dinner, Sunday, July 30th, due to low turn out. If you registered for the dinner, you may contact the Art Center directly for refund.

The next board meeting is Monday, August 7th at 6:30 pm at the Camarillo Art Center. President, Kelly Ornelaz, will be addressing this cancelation of the dinner and membership turnout at large at that meeting, as well as in a letter from the President to come.

All members are encouraged to attend monthly board meetings and get involved!


In Search Of Donations

The Camarillo Art Center is happy to announce it will be participating again in donations to the Meadowlark Service League of Camarillo, in its annual participation at the Taste of Camarillo.

You may drop off your artwork for donation during regular gallery hours, class or group meeting hours, or, alternatively, July 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 am.

Credit: Conejo Valley Guide Artist: Linda Dark

Below, you will find the donation request letter from the Meadowlark Service League. The Camarillo Art Center has proudly been affiliated with MSL for many years.

Credit: Conejo Valley Guide Artist: Linda Dark

June 29, 2017

Dear Kelly,

Meadowlark Service League (MSL) of Camarillo would like to ask for your support in the upcoming 30th Annual Taste of Camarillo, to take place on Sunday, July 30, 2017. This food and wine tasting event will be held again on the beautiful front lawn of the Camarillo Ranch, an incredible venue, rich in the history of our city.

We would love if the Camarillo Art Center could support our Silent Auction by making a donation. All donors will be noted prominently, along with their items, in the auction display. In addition, donations received by July 14, 2016, will be acknowledged in our event program. Last year, more than two hundred wineries, restaurants, caterers and other local businesses generously provided samples and auction items to nearly 2,000 attendees. The beautiful paintings donated by your artists in 2016 were admired and appreciated by all.

Meadowlark Service League is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for charitable groups in the greater Ventura County area. Just last week, we donated $245,000 to local non-profit groups. MSL volunteers have been able to accomplish our fundraising goals with very little overhead expense. This is due in part to the support of generous donors, such as you. MSL was formed in 1971 in order to support charitable organizations such as Food Share, Camarillo Hospice, the Cancer Center of Ventura County, the Boys and Girls Club, the Rescue Mission, the Brain Injury Center, as well as awarding more than 20 scholarships to graduating seniors from Rio Mesa and Adolfo Camarillo High Schools.

Your consideration and support are truly appreciated. One hundred percent of our profits directly benefit local charities as there are no paid MSL employees. For your records, our Federal 501(c) 3 Tax ID is 23-7170994. We are also actively registered on the California Attorneys General Registry of Charitable Organizations, Registration No. 013530. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 987-3581.


Cindy Neff

964 Camino Concordia

Camarillo, CA   93010

Call for Artwork

The Camarillo Art Center has some empty walls in need of some artwork love…

Please bring your artwork to the Camarillo Art Center anytime this week – during regular class hours, during the Thursday Painters Group, or even tonight at 6:30 pm when our monthly board meeting will be held.

Entry fee is FREE and your artwork will be displayed until further notice for the community to see!

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As summer gets going, please don’t forget we also have a number of great classes and events ongoing at the Camarillo Art Center! This Saturday is our Open Studio night – hope you can make it!