The Carnegie Art Cornerstones Board of Directors is thrilled to announce our formal relationship with Ventura College, Oxnard College and CSU Channel Islands.
In the face of the pandemic, Cornerstones had an immense opportunity to redefine how our mission continues to serve our local communities - at the heart of it, our mission is geared towards supporting young and emerging artists, and helping them succeed. With that, we decided to step back, remove the overhead associated with running a studio, and instead directly invest in our young and emerging artists by establishing endowments at community serving institutions like Ventura College, Oxnard College and CSU Channel Islands. As part of these efforts, Cornerstones has made an additional investment in the McNish Gallery and Studio at Oxnard College, which is currently undergoing an extensive renovation.
As my colleague Brian Paumier said to CSUCI, “We want to create community because community is important...We’re founded on mentorship, local exhibitions and showcasing local artists to help us encourage an appreciation for the arts in this area." These institutions have the platform in which to showcase work of emerging artists, and now we are in a partnering position to directly financially fund these young artists...we're excited to see how these partnerships help our local art community thrive after the pandemic and beyond.
Please read the endowment announcements and consider supporting our efforts to keep the arts alive in Oxnard and Southern California by helping us grow these endowments - together, we can paint a bright future for our local, emerging artists!
VENTURA COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT
OXNARD COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT
CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS ANNOUNCEMENT
Cornerstones Board of Directors