Studio Channel Islands Art Center will open Emergence, its first exhibition of the year, on Feb. 5 2022 in its Blackboard Gallery located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. The exhibition features local emerging artists Maria Laura Hendrix and Andy Lepe, both resident artists at SCIART. Hendrix, a first-generation immigrant, is the inaugural recipient of the Roxie Ray Fund, dedicated to helping SCIART fulfill its mission to help artists develop their practice. Ventura County native and California State University Channel Islands graduate Lepe is the winner of the 2016 Gerd Koch Award for Excellence, an award that helps students launch their artistic careers. The exhibition will also include a curated selection of “emerging artists” work in all visual media by juniors, seniors and recent graduates from local universities. The exhibition is free to attend and will be on display through Feb. 23, 2022. Visit studiochannelislands.org or call 805-383-1368 for full details.