Thursday, August 27th, 2015 | Author:

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features well-known local artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli in its season-opening exhibition Sept. 2-Oct. 17. The museum will host a reception for “tug: Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli,” featuring the artists, Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4:30-7 p.m. The artists will give a lecture about their work on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Adams Center, room 216.  All events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition continues the ArtWatch series the museum launched last year to focus on different issues and themes that engage contemporary artists living on the West Coast.

Dane Goodman and Keith PuccinelliGoodman has exhibited widely across the United States, and his artwork is housed in museum, corporate, and private collections, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the Art, Design, and Architecture Museum at University of California, Santa Barbara; The Berkus Collection; the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission; and the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Goodman is the former director of the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College.

Puccinelli founded the critically acclaimed design firm, Puccinelli Design, which he directed for over twenty years. In 1995, Puccinelli began to focus his full attention on his own visual art. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Southern California and is housed in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Santa Barbara County Arts Commission; Diane and Sandy Besser Collection; The Berkus Collection; and the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.

“Goodman and Puccinelli’s art is often tough,” says Judy Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor of art history and museum director. “Their humor can be uncomfortable, but they use it as a tool for social commentary. The prints, drawings, sculptures and installation pieces in this exhibition address racial and gender stereotypes; war and violence; the environment; the consequences of poverty, and other issues from our times.  The works are charged with the artistic duo’s signature stinging punches. They ask us to ponder harsh realities, which we often prefer to ignore. Both men are gifted artists and leaders in the Santa Barbara art scene.”

Dane Goodman and Keith PuccinelliGoodman and Puccinelli have been making art together for about six years now, first working on trace monotypes together, which the museum will also display.

The highlight of the exhibition will be the installation of a large, colorful boat. “They are transforming the gallery,” says Chris Rupp, museum collection manager. “We have featured Goodman’s work before, which has been part of our permanent collection for a while now, and we recently acquired a piece by Puccinelli for our permanent collection that we haven’t shown before.”

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and college holidays. For more information, please or contact the museum at (805) 565-6162.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 | Author:

Captured 3

2nd Fridays 
Art @ SBTC

Juried by Henry Rasmussen:

unnamed (1)Henry Rasmussen is the founder and past publisher, editor, and art director of B&W Magazine for Fine Art Photographers. Mr. Rasmussen currently juries the magazine’s twice-annual photo contests. Born in Copenhagen, Rasmussen lived in Denmark and Norway before moving to Sweden. In 1969 he relocated to San Francisco before retiring to Santa Barbara in 2000.

Photographers where asked to simply submit “Your best shot”. This year’s annual Captured competition has three winning categories. Best of Show, Best Black & White and Best Color.

Reception & Awards: September 11th, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Exhibition Dates: September 11th, 2015 – October 2nd, 2015

Celebrating art + photography.  Featuring new artists

on the 2nd Friday of each month.

2375 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 •

Sunday, August 16th, 2015 | Author:
  Calling all artists!

It’s time for another Call For Entries for Art in the Mayor’s Office. This round the theme is is an open call, any subject as long as it’s 2D art. We do an open call every year to get a gauge of what subjects artists are painting and photographing.
This project has been ongoing for 3 yrs and has been viewed by hundreds of visitors to Helene’s office. The art we select comes from a broad range of art representing Santa Barbara’s artists, from professionals to emerging artists. Let’s show what Santa Barbara has to offer.
Space is limited so most selections will need to be hanging ready work no larger than 36 inches tall by 36 inches wide INCLUDING THE FRAME and wire. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please fill out the simple application and submit up to three digital examples of your work.
The deadline to apply is midnight  Tuesday, August 25th The selections will be reviewed by a small panel and announced August 28th. The opening will coincide with 1st Thursday, September 3rd along with a reception held in the Mayor’s Office 5-6PM. If you have any difficulties with the registration or application process, our webmaster is available for questions at .
Let’s all support the local art of our sweet city of Santa Barbara.
On behalf of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and all artists and arts lovers in Santa Barbara, we thank the Mayor once again for this opportunity and we thank all the  the artists


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