Margy Gates is well known for watercolors of the Channel Islands, seascapes, tropical locales, boat portraits, and more. She has also done many commissioned art projects.

Recent Awards & Activities

2002 – Two Woman Show – Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA

2002 – First Place – Nautica 1 Ventura County Maritime Museum, Port Hueneme, CA

2003 – Solo Show – Ventura County Maritime Museum, Port Hueneme, CA

2006 – Retrospective Exhibit – Buenaventura Art Association Gallery, Ventura, CA

2007 – First Place – Ventura County Maritime Museum Plein Air Competition, Ventura, CA

2007 – First Place – Harbor Village Gallery Framed Giclee Show, Ventura Harbor, CA

2010 – Second Place – Maritime Museum Nautica V1, Oxnard, CA

Poster Art Commissions for the City of Port Hueneme, CA

Demonstrations for Camarillo Art Club, Santa Paula Society of the Arts, and the Ventura County Maritime Museum

Served as a Judge for many art exhibitions

Exhibited in many local and national locations, including:

  • Art Walk, Ventura, CA.
  • Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
  • Ventura County Maritime Museum, Port Hueneme, CA
  • Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura Harbor, CA
  • Buenaventura Art Association, Ventura, CA
  • California Gold Coast Watercolor Society, CA
  • SCIART West, Oxnard, CA
  • NEOCON®, Chicago ’07, ‘08
  • Artexpo, Las Vegas ’07, ‘08
  • Artexpo, New York ’08