CIMM’s collection is a treasure trove of maritime paintings, ship models, and artifacts that rival some of the finest European and U.S. collections. Sumptuous seascape paintings by 17th century Dutch masters, 18th and 19th century English Romantics, French Impressionist painter Boudin, and unparalleled contemporary maritime painters complement the finest museum-quality ship models on the West Coast, including the Marple Models: nine exquisite, highly detailed scratch-built warships; and intricate “bone models” carved by French soldiers held captive during the early 19th century Napoleonic wars. The Upper Deck hosts interactive contemporary exhibits, featured temporary exhibitions, art receptions, and engaging ThirdThursday lectures.
Museum windows look out over the Channel Islands Harbor’s passing sailboats and gorgeous views. The Channel Islands National Park sits just offshore, and the sea lions on the dock out front add tremendous character to the traffic stream. Visitors are invited to view the art on their own or take advantage of the museum’s knowledgeable, free guides.
We have created a unique presence at the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA, which celebrates the essence of everything maritime, and we invite you to share the adventure on the high seas with us!
The American Society of Marine Artists West Exhibition at the CIMM will contain some of the finest contemporary marine art being created today. Artists from all ASMA regions were invited to submit their work. 24 paintings were selected from a total of 125
entries from 57 artists by jurors Paul Mullally (ASMA Fellow, CA), Lisa Egeli (ASMA Fellow, MD), and Carolyn Hesse-Low (ASMA Signature, CA) selected 24 paintings from a total of 125 entries from 57 artists. There are also 9 ASMA Fellows work being exhibited, including David Bareford, Lisa Egeli, Peter Egeli, Leonard Mizerek, Paul Mullally, CW Mundy, Charles Raskob Robinson, Kim Shaklee, and John Stobart. Fifty percent of the exhibition is from ASMA West members, including one painting from
Canada by Greg Freedman.