Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Author:

Call for Artists for October’s Art in the Mayor’s Office

Santa Barbara Arts CollaborativeNow that summer is over it’s time to start applying for October’s Art in the Mayor’s Office. There is no theme this time around so we can see what our creative artists choose as their subjects. The application is open to all Santa Barbara area artists and application is free.

We look forward to viewing your work and best of luck to all.

The application deadline is Sept 25th with selection notices going out on or about Sept 30th. The show will be hung the following week and remain up till the end of February. The Mayor will be traveling on Oct 6th so the opening reception will be 1st Thursday November 3rd in the Mayor’s Office from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

The application is available online here

Friday, August 19th, 2016 | Author:

Art at the JCC Presents: Santa Barbara Art Association Exhibit 2016

 Santa Barbara, California (August 16, 2016) — In partnership with the Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA), Art at the JCC will host a juried show at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center from September 1-November 2, 2016. The show will feature a mix of works from various genres submitted by SBAA members and selected by Judge Nathan Vonk.

Nathan Vonk has been the Curator of Sculpture at Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery for the past 8 years. He is the past president of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative where he has helped with the development of the Community Arts Workshop on the corner of Ortega and Garden streets. He also serves on the Arts Advisory Committee to City Council, and is the author of the Santa Barbara Art Blog.

Founded over 60 years ago, the Santa Barbara Art Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization including more than 500 artists who exhibit their original works in diverse media at local venues such as the Faulkner Gallery in the Santa Barbara Public Library and Gallery 113.

The opening reception will be held during Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday events on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family JCC, 524 Chapala Street.

In addition to showcasing approximately 100 pieces by local artists, the reception will offer wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music by Trudy & Oscar, who will sing Latin, Samba, Bossa Nova, Pop and original songs on guitar. The reception is free and open to all.

For more information, visit or call (805) 957-1115.

 Santa Barbara Art Association Exhibit

September 1, 20165:00 – 8:00 pm

Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center

524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


El Capitan Sunset by Celia Foss (pastel)





Art at the JCC is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. Through its exhibition and outreach programs, Art at the JCChonors and shares the universality of Jewish values, history and culture through various forms of artistic expression. The purpose of Art at the JCC is to provide Central Coast and other artists from all disciplines the opportunity to bring their work to the Santa Barbara community. Because art is a universal language, our programs will cross all boundaries of religion, race, gender and age, and strive to maintain communication. Its mission is to promote identification and connectedness to the Jewish community and the community at large.


Artist and collector Eli Luria (z”l) launched Art at the JCC in 1999 to provide high-caliber, strongly-themed exhibits for the Santa Barbara community. The exhibit openings often feature gallery talks and panels with artists, curators and collectors that draw lively crowds.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 | Author:

AUGUST 20, 2016 4:30-7:30 PM


In a rare solo exhibition, the work of Karl Dempwolf graces the walls of Distinctive Art Gallery from August 1−October 1, 2016.  Dempwolf has an extensive knowledge of California landscape art history which, coupled with his deep soulful tie to the land and sea, masterfully influences his own work. The resulting oil paintings are colorful, modern, expressive, painterly and thoroughly enticing.  Early California artists such as Wendt, Rose, Puthuff, Payne, Ritschel and Hassam are the artistic icons setting the tone and paving the way for this remarkably talented artist. Leaving nothing to chance, Dempwolf and craftsmen have hand-carved and gilded the frames to enhance and complement each piece.
Copyright © 2016 “MORRO BAY LAGOON” by KARL DEMPWOLF 28×29 Oil on Canvas – All Rights Reserved
Copyright © 2016 “GRIMES CANYON MORN” by KARL DEMPWOLF 8X10 Oil on board – All Rights Reserved

We will be raffling off “Grimes Canyon Morn” an 8×10 framed oil painting by Karl Dempwolf along with a $100 gift certificate for Distinctive Framing ‘n’ Art and a $100 gift certificate for Reflections A Digital Lab.  All proceeds to benefit the Gaviota Coast Conservancy. Tickets will be available for purchase until Sept 1, 2016.  The three winners will be drawn at the end of September’s 1st Thursday Event.  Winners will be notified by e-mail and phone.  Tickets are $5 each.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | Author:

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Reception Friday, June 17 from 5 to 8pm
at MichaelKate Interiors and Art / 132 Santa Barbara Street
with artist talk moderated by Charles Donelan at 6:30pm
artists – Pat Calonne, Peggy Ferris, Madeline Garrett, Julie Young, Michele Zuzalek

Exhibition continues through August 31, 2016

Jan Ziegler· 3920 Maricopa Drive· Santa Barbara 93110· 805.687.1011

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | Author:
Well, I’m not sure I’ve been so excited about a local museum exhibition in some time, but I’m just a huge art dork so it is to be expected. However, for any of you who think it might be neat to get a backstage pass into the inner workings of a museum or gallery, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that should not be missed. I work with this kind of thing on a daily basis, and I’m still really interested to see how this idea for an exhibition comes together. Make sure to mark your calendars and take advantage of the summer break that will make parking out at the university much, much easier than usual.
Flandes 680 x 680

Sub Rosa: Behind the Scenes at the Museum
June 25 to August 14, 2016 Reception June 24 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sub Rosa: Behind the Scenes at the Museum turns the Museum inside out to reveal issues and concerns normally kept out of the public realm. This exhibition presents actual situations Museum staff have encountered or contend with on a regular basis that revolve around conservation, collections stewardship, research, connoisseurship and exhibition design. Sub Rosa upends typical exhibition expectations by including works not normally shown because of their current condition or questionable provenance. Others, like the Museum’s famed selection of Old Master paintings, are installed facing the wall, allowing viewers to see the backs.

Finally, a lighting installation demonstrates the important role of lighting design in the development of exhibitions. Come see what happens behind the scenes at the Museum!
This exhibition has been generously supported by the Mayand Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

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