Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 | Author:

This is one of my favorite art events of the entire year. I’m not an artist, so I don’t stay up all night making art. But I do come by at multiple points throughout the event to check out what others have made. It is always a great time, and I never fail to find something to bring home with me. See you out there. —————————————————————————————————————————————– From Dusk 'Til Drawn Friday, April 25, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014 Event Time: 5 pm

Join us for the 5th annual From Dusk ’til Drawn: 24-Hour Drawing Rally! Working artists draw side-by-side with dabblers and future artists, providing a unique laboratory for sharing, creating, and participating in a community art experience. All drawings are sold to the public and proceeds are divided among the drawers and MCASB. Draw for any period of time throughout the 24 hours. Create new work and set your own price at one of four levels: $25, $75, $150, and $300, plus tax. Artists receive 50% from the sales of their artworks! Drawing is broadly interpreted and works by artists of all disciplines, skill levels, and ages grace the walls throughout the 24-hour event. Attendees are encouraged to return to see it all unfold and secure that one-of-a-kind artwork. Prior registration is required to draw. There will be a closing reception to the celebrate the artists’ efforts and show off the remaining artwork on Saturday, April 26, 4 – 6 pm. $5 General admission to view the event and purchase works. Saturday, April 26, 10:30 am: Aurora Painted Faces
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 | Author:

NO WASTE EARTH [recycled art exhibit]

You are invited to the Opening Reception of “No Waste Earth”, a recycled art exhibit at Explore Ecology’s Art From Scrap Gallery on Saturday, April 26th from 5-7:30 (after the Earth Day Festival) 

~Funded in part by through an arts Enterprise Grant of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and Santa Barbara Foundation, “No Waste Earth” is a community art show exhibiting 10+ local artists and their works made from recycled materials. The works depict environmental themes the artists themselves are passionate about! Refreshments will be provided.
Come on down and celebrate art, artists, and our planet!

~No Waste Earth will be on display from April 19-May 22.

~Art From Scrap Gallery Hours:
Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri., 11-5, & Sat. 10-4

~Artists include:
Mary Balda
David J Diamant
Emily Robin Griffith
Kimberly Hahn
Dan Levin of Objects OfCuriosity
Holly Mackay
Elizabeth Mitchell
Jami Joelle Nielsen
Judy Nilsen
Mary Price
Matt Rodriguez

and more!

~Guest Curator: Jami Joelle Nielsen

~Ethical Recycled Jewelry by Fatima Arletta Rahmanovic available!

~Food from the Isla Vista Food Co-op!


~(Entry is FREE and a portion of sales benefits Explore Ecology & Art From Scrap. In addition, artists are encouraged to donate 5% of their sales to environmental causes of their choice.

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Monday, April 21st, 2014 | Author:

StudioTour2014-BrochureCover-press-5X (1)Public Invited to Experience Carpinteria Arts Center’s 8th Annual Artists Studio Tour and Discover an Array of Fine Art at Studio Prices!

CARPINTERIA, CA.  The 8th Annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour generously presented by Village Properties takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, the 10th and 11th of May from 10am – 5pm. This event is FREE and open to the community.  A map and Art Studio Directory will be available both online at and from the Carpinteria Arts Center and will guide you through some of the diverse fine artists studios of Carpinteria & Summerland.

The Artists Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to view 35 participating local artist studios, some of whom have shown in well-known galleries internationally and in the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York. It is also a chance to see and buy work of established artists as well as budding emerging talent who live in the beautiful Summerland and Carpinteria Valley.

Some of this year’s highlights include new works by well-known local artist,Cayetana (Tani) Conrad, daughter of famed author, Barnaby Conrad.  Tani is well known for her paintings of figures and landscapes distinctly featuring California colors and light. Her Toro Canyon studio has been featured in a number of magazines and will be open both Saturday and Sunday of the tour.

Originally a native of Carpinteria and just returning back to the area from a career in Santa Monica where she was working as an award-winning network TV producer, Danielle Methmann will be showcasing her latest work at Café Luna.  Danielle’s photographs exude laid back So Cal lifestyle and beautifully capture the inspiration she gets from her surrounding environments.    Danielle’s photographs will be on display at Café Luna both Saturday and Sunday.

Open Sunday only studio tour goers seeking an adventurous art studio visit are urged to visit local painter, Thomas Mace’s art studio.  Perched atop Shepherds Mesa, Tom built the studio that is his wood shop, idea factory and home for his current projects.   Situated in the mountains above Carpinteria, Thomas’ studio is the converted lathe house and a must see.

For a full list of participating artists please visit Carpinteria Arts Center website at or on Facebook @CarpinteriaArtistsStudioTour.  This weekend long opportunity to tour and visit local artist studios is FREE and open to the public.  A small percentage of art sales will benefit CVAC’s missions to promote, support our local artists in their studios and galleries, Bellas Artes program, Art by the Sea kids camp, Art in Public Places, Flicks film club and more.  In the belief that the arts are vital to a healthy community, the Carpinteria Arts Center is committed to providing challenging exhibitions, innovative learning opportunities, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages, interests, and abilities.

The Carpinteria Valley Arts Council would also like to thank Village Properties that generously donated at the Presenting Sponsorship level for this year’s 8th Annual Artist Studio Tour.  Visit their website

In conjunction with the weekends activities there will also be a Studio Tour Art Show that will open at the Carpinteria Arts Center on April 24th and run until May 12th 2014. Most of the participating studios will exhibit one or two pieces in this show. The public is invited to an artist meet and greet reception on Friday May 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at The Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria.

For more information please visit or contact Gary and Geri Campopiano,  805-684 7789.

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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | Author:
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Thursday, April 24, 5 – 7 pm

Over the last twenty years, audiences for museums, galleries, and performing arts institutions have decreased. Cultural institutions argue that their programs provide unique cultural and civic value, but increasingly people have turned to other sources for entertainment, learning, and dialogue. Museum consultant and author, Nina Simon, leads a discussion about how cultural institutions can reconnect with the public and demonstrate their value and relevance in contemporary life, and how museums can experiment with audience participation while still upholding traditional models.


Sessions is an ongoing series of in-depth, intimate conversations designed to facilitate inquiry into the cultural, political, and social topics affecting artists and the art world.

Space is limited to ten attendees and RSVPs are required. Selected readings will be provided ahead of time for discussion. To RSVP or for questions regarding Sessions, please email Erika Recordon or call (347) 249-5406.

Radical Museums with Nina Simon

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | Author:

wall space gallery
116 East Yanonali St C-1
Santa Barbara, California 93101

CONTACT – Crista Dix
p. 805.637.3898
Artist link –

Open Studio with Jade Doskow
Images from Left to Right –
San Antonio 1968 World’s Fair, “The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas,” Instituto Cultural De México, 2014
Chicago 1893 World’s Fair, “The Columbian Exposition,” Palace of Fine Arts with Japanese Garden, 2008
New York 1964 World’s Fair, “Peace Through Understanding,” Unisphere, 2009

Open Studio with Jade Doskow

Saturday, April 19 – 2pm


wall space gallery is pleased to bring New York-based photographer Jade Doskow to Santa Barbara for an artist talk focusing on her multi-year photographic project exploring the sites of former world’s fairs.

About Lost Utopias

To create this acclaimed body of work, Doskow has traveled the world since 2007 photographing remaining iconic world’s fair sites and structures. The developing product is a beautiful record of the trans-historical reach of these eminently contemporary events, available to modern viewers through their architectural remains. The images in Lost Utopias offer profound documentation of the glorious achievements, global aspirations, and historical styles associated with some of humankind’s loftiest events.  Along this journey Doskow has captured architectural icons from 20 cities large and small: the Eiffel Tower of Paris, Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome in Montréal, the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, the Atomium in Brussels.

A world’s fair is the stage par excellence for the display of national identities, the unveiling of sensational scientific discoveries, and the cosmopolitan opportunity of a lifetime. They are typically held on the peripheries of cities, temporarily transforming huge, unused plots of urban land into magical, otherworldly mini-cities populated by over-the-top architecture and stunning exhibits of culture and technology. Says Doskow “I have been visiting these unique sites and photographing them to capture the visual tension between the “lost utopias” represented by old fair structures and their meaning in a new temporal context. Visiting these sites, I see past decades and centuries crystallized in the remaining architecture and landscaping. …I have discovered that people become attached to the bizarre fair structures left in their hometowns. What remains after the fair closes is often more luck (the building didn’t burn down, there was not enough money to demolish) than planning, and through my pictures I illustrate the arbitrary nature of what we choose to keep, discard, or reuse on these sites.”

 Through this collection of images one can glean the birth of monuments and the cultural fascinations and dreams of past eras that spawned these unusual structures.  A world’s fair becomes an indelible aspect of the identities of hosting cities, as they remain home to the mysterious, grand, and poetically utopian mythologies still residing in remaining fair architecture.


About Jade Doskow –

Jade Doskow (b. 1978, Pennsylvania) is an award-winning photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA in Philosophy of Art and Music from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA in Photography & Video from the School of Visual Arts. She is currently on the photography faculty of the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, and was named by American Photo as ‘One to Watch’ in 2013. Doskow’s work—which has been exhibited internationally—focuses on the complex and often contradictory relationship between utopian architecture and the ever-changing environment around it, which she captures with a large-format 4×5 camera. She is currently working on completion of the first phase of a long- term project exploring the remaining architecture and landscaping of old world’s fair sites.

Her work is held in numerous private collections.

Doskow’s Lost Utopias project has received press internationally and on the web, featured in American Photo, the New York Observer, NPR Picture Show, ArchDaily, and Wired, among numerous other publications. Recent shoots with Kickstarter sponsorship included San Antonio, Nashville, and New Orleans, and upcoming sites include Vancouver, Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco.

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