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!


“Soaring in the Arts” – a Local Show Of Interest for CAC Members

Ventura County Pastel Artists


“Soaring in the Arts”

A Two Day Multi-Media Event – May 6 & 7, 2017


West Hills Gallery (Bert Collins’ Studio)

1545 Cuyama Road, Ojai, CA      (805) 646-6907


Demonstrations and

“Meet the Artists Reception”

Saturday, May 6th  – 11am to 4pm


Open House – Sunday, May 7th1pm to 4 pm


The Ventura County Pastel Artists will be showing pastel paintings along with other media used to express our creativity for this unique show.  Please join us at our Saturday, May 6th “Artists Reception” where you will meet the artists, watch demonstrations, and learn about the materials and techniques we use. The gallery will also be open on Sunday, May 7th for an Open House.  Refreshments will be served both days.



Jannene Behl, Bobbi Balderman, Bert Collins, Barbara Crowder, Darlene Dewing,

Dean DeWinter, Tasia Erickson, Pat Gaudet Green, Emily Goldfield, Virgina Kamhi,

Judy Klement, Sydney Kopeikin, Patrish Kuebler, Jennifer Lee,

Marsha MacDonald, Ginny Martinson, Heather Mobarak, Jennie Scott,

 Lynn Byrne Simon, Julie Smith, Donna Vis, Deni Weeks, Chris Williams

New Show Coming to the CAC – Opening Next Saturday!

A new show is coming to the Camarillo Art Center, and we would love for you to come by the opening next Saturday, March 4th!

Local artist, Heather Christena Schmidt, presents her second solo art show at the Camarillo Art Center in March 2017. Artwork exhibited will include drawings, paintings, prints, and scratch boards in a show appropriately titled for the work’s content: My Flowers.

Opening reception is free and open to the public, and will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Camarillo Art Center, 3150 East Ponderosa Drive in Camarillo.

The show will be open during regular gallery hours for three weekends only. For more information visit or RSVP for the opening today at