Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | Author:

Santa Barbara Arts CollaborativeHi Everyone, This month’s Art Crawl Pied Piper is photographer Patricia Houghton Clark. You can meet her at our usual spot on the back steps of City Hall promptly at 5:30. The first stop this month will be Art in the Mayor’s Office, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet the mayor and see the inside of her office… pretty cool. I’ll be at Sullivan Goss debuting a show of work by mid-century painter Dan Lutz. I’ll look forward to seeing you when you arrive. Have fun!

The Art Crawl is brought to you each month by the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and the Downtown Organization.

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014 | Author:


A B S T R A C T   A R T   COL L E C T I V E









The Abstract Art Collective (AAC) has invited artists from throughout the Santa Barbara area to participate

in an all-abstract exhibit, juried by John Carlander, Professor of art, Westmont College. The all-media exhibit

includes wall sculpture and 3 dimensional sculpture on pedestals. Viewers can expect an exciting and diverse



“The Faulkner Gallery is the perfect venue for the first AAC exhibit to include 3D sculpture as well as

artwork from outside the AAC membership base. Although our membership has grown to 80 members, we

chose to invite the community to particpate in this centrally located, downtown exhibit,” said Jan Ziegler,

AAC Chair. “We hope to have at least one exhibit per year that will include artwork created by non-AAC

members. Our goal is to increase public awareness about how broad the abstract genre is and how accessible

an abstract show can be. There’s nothing you need to understand in order to view and enjoy the wide variety

of approaches the artists take with color, texture and form to interpret humanity, the natural world and/or

intellectual concepts, in the abstract. Its wide open!”


The Faulkner Main Gallery is located inside the SB Public library, 40 E. Anapamu.

Hours: M-Th. 10am -7pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am – 5:50pm, Sun. 1pm – 5pm.

Parking is in the city parking lot behind the library or across

Anapamu in the Granada parking garage.

The exhibit in open through Oct. 30.


The Abstract Art Collective is a group of Santa Barbara area artists who organized in 2011 to exhibit

their artwork in an all-abstract environment. The 80-member group supports a broad range of media and

adheres to a definition of abstract art that includes conceptual contemporary genres where some forms are

recognizable. For information on joining the Abstract Art Collective or to receive announcements regarding

exhibitions, please visit the web site: www.abstractartcollective.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/


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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 | Author:

Did you know Tipper Gore was a photographer? It’s news to me. It’s always often great to hear that some public figure you think you might know a little about has this whole other artistic side to them that is a complete surprise. And how cool will it be to see her photos in our very own wall space gallery next weekend.  PLUS…! It’s a benefit for the Pacific Pride Foundation, which only makes it that much more of a win.



Tipper Gore at Wall Space Gallery


wall space gallery is pleased to showcase the creative photographic eye of Tipper Gore in support of the Pacific Pride Foundation.

Join us during the first weekend in October to view these special photographs, many never before on view to the public. Gallery hours are 11am -5pm Thursday – Saturday and open on Sunday from 12-5pm.

Behind the Lens celebrates the photographic creativity and view behind the lens of Tipper Gore. The gallery is thrilled to showcase her view of the people and cultures of the world, and provides an intimate look at the vibrancy of the human spirit.

Twenty-four singular images of famous and not-so-famous faces of America and the world will be on display during this special weekend to commemorate and celebrate the first time Mrs. Gore marched in support of AIDS research over twenty years ago.

All proceeds from the sales of Tipper Gore’s images, directly benefit Pacific Pride Foundation’s 24th Annual Heart + Sole AIDS Walk

Tipper Gore at Wall Space Gallery

About Tipper Gore –

Tipper Gore’s passion for photography dates back to the early 1970s, with the gift of a 35mm Yashica.  She soon became a part-time photographer for the Nashville Tennessean, and after moving to Washington, DC, free-lanced for such publications as The Washington Post and the Washington Star.

Tipper’s photojournalism has been a crucial element in her advocacy efforts, as she works to raise awareness by putting faces with the statistics. In 1996, Tipper published Picture This, A Visual Diary, a personal photographic representation of life as Second Lady. Proceeds from the book were donated to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.  She partnered with the National Alliance for the Homeless to co-author The Way Home: Ending Homelessness in America, a collection of photography by Tipper and other prominent photographers focusing on solutions to end the problem of homelessness.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and publications, and can be viewed at tippergore.com.

About Pacific Pride Foundation –

The mission of Pacific Pride Foundation is to advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community; care for people living with HIV; and prevent the transmission of HIV.


Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) began in 1976 as a drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral center for gay men and lesbians. At that time the organization was called Western Addiction Services Program (WASP), and also offered a newsletter called The Bulletin, which is still in publication.

In 1984 the agency initiated the AIDS Counseling and Assistance Program (AIDS CAP), in an effort to contend with the emerging HIV epidemic, and began offering free, anonymous HIV Testing in 1985 as one of the first county test sites. Over the next several years the program was expanded with state and county funding to provide HIV education and prevention to gay and bisexual men, substance abusers, and sex workers. In 1991, PPF established the Necessities of Life Project (NOLP), a food pantry providing free food and household items to low-income HIV-positive people and their families. That year also saw the legal name of the organization change to the Gay & Lesbian Resource Center (GLRC).

In 1994, the organization changed its name to Pacific Pride Foundation, which became the parent organization for the GLRC as well as AIDS Project Central Coast (APCC – formerly AIDS CAP).

Since its formation, Pacific Pride Foundation has become the foremost resource for people living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBT community, both in Santa Barbara County and the coastal communities of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, PPF is a strong, respected leader providing high quality, compassionate health and social service programs not available through any other organization in the county.


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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 | Author:

I’m not sure how, but the notice for this very exciting exhibition just arrived in my email moments ago, and the reception is tomorrow night (or TONIGHT for my email subscribers). If you are free, this is certain to be a really interesting show. Some of my personal favorite young artists working on the West Coast are in this show. Heck, I’m just excited to hear that Westmont is doing this program, and will look forward to the rest of the series.  Hopefully, I’ll get a bit more notice in the future and will pass along the word as soon as I hear more.


ArtWatch 2014: Young Careers – SB to Greater LA
September 25, 2014 – November 22, 2014

Opening Reception: September 25, 2014 | 4-6pm

ArtWatch photo

Left: Devon Tsuno, Agglomerate Horticulture, detail; Middle: Laura Krifka, Tyger! Tyger!; Right: Julia Haft-Candell, Shorts

Eight contemporary artists working in Santa Barbara and greater LA

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art is launching an ArtWatch series that will focus on different issues and themes that engage contemporary artists living on the West Coast. The first in the series examines eight artists, young in their careers, but fully launched as artists-to-watch.


Stephanie Dotson (Santa Barbara, CA)

Julia Haft-Candell (Los Angeles, CA)

Nathan Huff (Santa Barbara, CA)

Kiel Johnson (Los Angeles, CA)

Laura Krifka (Ventura, CA)

Chris Rupp (Santa Barbara, CA)

Devon Tsuno (Los Angeles, CA)

Liat Yossifor (Los Angeles, CA)


ArtWatch 2014 will be on view from September 25 – November 22, 2014. Museum hours are 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday, and 11am – 5pm on Saturdays. The Museum is closed Sundays and college holidays. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the museum at museum@westmont.edu or (805) 565-6162.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 | Author:

David J. Diamant

Sunday Sept 28th 4 – 6pm

David J Diamant presents

“Navigating” at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry in the Funk Zone.

130 Santa Barbara St.

An art series expressed through acrylic and stain on SB found wood.

There are over 25+ pieces in this series, including a mural that was previously on the corner of Mason & Helena in the Funk Zone!


Opening Reception Sunday, September 28th 4-6pm

Show will run for 4+ weeks.

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