Aug 16, 2010

Regional Art Museum, Architect's Concept



Here is a rendering by Francisco Behr, of Behr Browers Architects, Inc., showing his conception of the Regional Art Museum. The museum would provide a colorful, dramatic and more inviting new entry to the existing Civic Arts Plaza. Below is a bird's eye view of the museum's position relative to the Civic Arts Plaza.

Notice that the second floor of the museum extends beyond the first floor to provide maximum gallery space while minimizing the footprint of the building. The west end of the second story actually extends out partially over the driveway and  provides a colorful, contemporary look. For more information, and an opportunity to become a charter member of the museum, go to the Regional Art Museum's web site

Aug 12, 2010

Regional Art Museum Expands Membership Sign Ups

The REGIONAL ART MUSEUM is happy to announce that Community West Bank located in Westlake Village will handle in-person enrollments for charter memberships of the museum. RAM President Frank Schillo stated, “We are extremely pleased that Westlake Village’s Community West Bank will handle membership sign-ups in person. It gives the public another opportunity to join us.” The in person sign-ups augment online membership applications at the RAM website and mailed applications sent to the RAM P.O. Box.

The Regional Art Museum is a non- profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt public benefit organization supported by membership, special events, donations and fundraising. The proposed 30,000 square foot museum will be located adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza as unanimously approved by the Thousand Oaks City Council in June. Individual charter memberships start at $50 with a senior’s discount available at $35. Members receive newsletters and email updates, free admission to exhibits, and discounts on classes, workshops and events. A family membership is $60 and provides a second membership card for spouse or second adult in the family plus all individual membership benefits. Business and community organizations are welcomed with charter Patron membership at $500. Charter Golden Circle memberships at $1000 for individuals and groups will be acknowledged on a lobby plaque.

Community West Bank is located at 951 South Westlake Blvd, Suite 100 in Westlake Village. For more information contact Lori Marie Barlow, RAM Treasurer, at the bank 805 494-5172; or Pat Grant, Membership Chair, at 805 495-5960. A brochure describing RAM membership opportunities is available by calling 805 409-3598. Please leave your name, home address, email address, and phone number so the membership committee can contact you. Membership information and applications are also posted online at www.regionalartmuseum.org.

The non-profit Regional Art Museum is the fulfillment of a study by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation which determined the need for an art museum to serve the Greater Conejo region from Calabasas to Newbury Park. The goals of RAM are: to provide a permanent location to house visual art collections; to provide educational art programs for all ages; to highlight local recognized artists with periodic showings; and to house and accommodate national and international traveling shows and exhibits.

Aug 11, 2010

"You can never plan the future by the past."
 Edmund Burke

Aug 2, 2010

"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours."
            Cesar Chavez