Camarillo, Calif., May 26, 2010 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host a new gallery presentation entitled Memory’s Touch, featuring a variety of mixed media work by women artists from Southern California.  The show will open with a reception on Thursday, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the John Spoor Broome Library on the CI campus.  The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. There will also be an informal curators’ conversation about the presentation.

Participating artists are selected members of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA), the largest chapter of the 27 national chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art.  This leading national organization for women actively engaged in the visual arts profession is also an affiliated society of the College Art Association.

The show is co-curated by art historians Denise Lugo, a lecturer at CI, and Karen Schifman, a professor at CSU Northridge and board member of SCWCA. Featured in this exhibition are nineteen artists, all dealing with the topic of memory.  There are paintings, drawings, photography, quilts, book making and fiber art which demonstrate, through artistic interpretation, memory’s personal and compelling ability to inspire both happy and painful recollections. 

Participating artists are Ulla Barr, Lucy Blake-Elahi, Elizabeth Bloom, Marie Cenker, Molly Enholm, Rosalie Friis-Ross, Doro Hofmann, Ann Isolde, Sandra Lauterbach, Meg Madison, Carmen Monne Martin, Penny McElroy, Freyda Miller, Sandra Mueller, Avinger Nelson, Sue Ann Robinson, Orly Ofry Ruben, Deborah Thomas, and Elizabeth Wallace.

The exhibition will run from June 1 to July 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Limited parking is available on campus. A daily permit is $6. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the VISTA Bus to the campus; the fare is $1 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at

For additional information please contact Karen Schifman at 310-993-1137 or

For media inquiries contact Nancy Covarrubias Gill, Director of Communication & Marketing at CSU Channel Islands, 805-437-8456 or

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