Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 | Author:
Devereux, Sands, Gaviota by Chris Potter

Devereux, Sands, Gaviota by Chris Potter

For the past 40 years, Hospice of Santa Barbara has been fortunate to attract outstanding volunteers, supporters and partners. On October 24th Hospice of Santa Barbara will honor three champions who have made a significant difference both to Hospice of Santa Barbara and to the community by advancing compassionate end-of-life care in Santa Barbara. The event, which takes place on the Hospice of Santa Barbara front lawn, will include a full bar, catered food, music, and an exclusive art sale featuring works donated by numerous notable local artists. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the sale of the artwork will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Heroes of Hospice will showcase an exclusive Art Sale on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The art sale will feature an array of donated works by over 30 local artists. For more in-depth viewing of all pieces, with artist information, visit

Hospice of Santa Barbara will also accept sales after the event for any unsold pieces. Please visit or call (805) 563-8820 for more information.

Tickets for Heroes of Hospice may be purchased by visiting  or by calling (805) 563-8820.


Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 600 adults and 125 children every month who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on eight local middle and high school campuses as well as UCSB to work with children, teens and young adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit Find Hospice of Santa Barbara on Facebook and Twitter.

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Monday, October 20th, 2014 | Author:
 December 5 marks Repeal Day in the United States. (That’s when we decided to give prohibition the boot! 😉)    Repeal Day
This is a call to artists that are interested in either creating or replaying a piece of artwork that represents repeal day, alcohol, ridiculous government and or make believe advertising. Space will be at Roy’s ristorante will be displayed for a pop-up show for one night only. (Consider putting up a piece that will sell immediately and that is priced to sell.) Please email me and let me know if you are interested, we will be having a meeting of the minds at the Rondo on a date to be announced. Size and specs Will be discussed at the meeting -any other questions do feel free to give me a call📞
PS: if there is an artist you know that would like to be part of this -send their info to me!
¡Mucho grassy us and carpe diem!

Michael Long

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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 | Author:


David J Diamant ART @ New Noise Music Festival block party!

This Sunday 10.19.14 – 12pm till? in the Funk Zone on Gray Ave. on the future site of the Funk Zone Artist Village.

Stickers, t-shirts (only a few left), limited edition prints and original works will all be available.
(Look for the mural that used to be at the corner of Mason and Helena as party of the AMASS Gallery!)

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Wednesday, October 08th, 2014 | Author:

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 12.50.53 PMAugust 18, 2014- The Art, Design & Architecture Museum is proud to present a mélange of exhibitions opening this fall. These exhibitions include drawings and models from the Architecture and Design Collection, selections from the Fine Art Collection, including newly acquired Bollywood film posters, as well as an installation with UC Santa Barbara lecturer and alumni Eric Beltz. Below please find further information on each of the Museum’s Fall 2014 exhibitions.


Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism

On view: September 12–December 12, 2014

Opening Reception: October 2, 2014; 5:30-7:30pm

With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Pavilion at Expo 92 in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibition will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among other projects.

Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism begins with student designs and early works and covers the wide variety of architecture and planning by Myers as part of the firm A. J. Diamond and Barton Myers in Toronto (1967-1975) and through his own office, Barton Myers Associates (1975 to the present) in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Civic and commercial buildings; theaters; and single- and multi-family housing, including his steel houses and urban infill projects, while varied in type, all share Myers’ concern for history and context. Individual buildings, including his adaptive reuse of historic structures, and his urban planning schemes show Myers to be a committed urbanist and a modernist who embraces the past as well as technology and change. Works dating from 1964 through 2014 will be shown in drawings, photographs, and models.

This exhibition commemorates Myers’ donation of his papers to the Architecture and Design Collection of the Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2014 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolor renderings, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models, as well as research notes, correspondence, teaching materials, and writings.

In addition, the Museum is publishing a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition. Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism includes essays by historians and architects. Natalie Shivers describes Myers as “an avowed urbanist” who advocated density, mixed-use and contextual planning when that position was considered counter-culture. Howard Shubert discusses Myers’ civic projects and the “sometimes conflicting aspirations of an architect and an urbanist.” Luis Hoyos reveals Myers’ adaptive reuse of historic buildings as designs that “show a deep knowledge of architectural traditions and an even greater enthusiasm for an urban environment that accepts the past but is unafraid of change.” Lauren Bricker defines the housing designs as part of a practice that “embraced technology and innovation but not at the expense of history and context.”  Charles Warner Oakley places the many theater projects within the historic developments and changes in theater design over the past 50 years.


Artist-in-Residence: Eric Beltz, The Cave of Treasures

On view: September 12, 2014–May 1, 2015


As the 2014 Artist-in-Residence, Eric Beltz will present an ambitious new project, The Cave of Treasures, a dramatic departure for the artist who is known for his intimately scaled, highly-detailed graphite drawings. The title refers to three recurring themes in Beltz’s work that are commonly understood as harmful– Medusa, poison oak, and the swastika– and is rooted in the artist’s academic research into legends, tragedies, misinterpretations, and evolutions of iconography surrounding mythological figures, plants, and symbols. These interests manifest in a large-scale wall drawing, in silver ink on black paper, and a wood and concrete sculpture containing live plants. Collectively, they serve as a meditative interpretation of nature, fear, seduction, and repulsion. The Cave of Treasures is Beltz’s first solo Museum exhibition and represents the ten-year anniversary of the artist’s graduation from UC Santa Barbara.

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Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 12.54.21 PMBollywood 101: The Visual Culture of Bollywood Film Posters

On view: September 12–December 12, 2014

Image: Film poster: Chennai Express, 2013, ink on paper, hand-drawn and printed, 20 x 30 in. Museum purchase.


Surface: The Handcrafted Object

On view: September 12–December 12, 2014

This exhibition brings together handcrafted sculptures that highlight the enduring appeal of objects that emphasize process and materials. These works demonstrate the primary role of the artist in every aspect of their production, from conception through execution. Will Simons, CCS ‘09, approaches the material as an artist, using his own practice and aesthetic as his curatorial inspiration. He has also considered the University’s celebrated ceramics and foundry programs, no longer extant, which fostered the use of many traditional techniques in innovative ways. Artists in the exhibition include former UCSB faculty and students such as Rollin Fortier, Yoshiro Ikeda, Sheldon Kaganoff, Robert Thomas and others, as well as such internationally known artists as: Robert Arneson, Magdalene Odundo, George Rickey and Beatrice Wood.


Observations: Travel Sketches from the Architecture and Design Collection

On view: September 12–December 12, 2014

Observations: Travel Sketches from the Architecture and Design Collection complements the Barton Myers exhibit and includes sketches by Myers, J. R. Davidson, Maynard Lyndon, Jock Peters, Lutah Maria Riggs, and R. M. Schindler. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the creative minds of architects through their personal drawings documenting famous and obscure regional architecture.

The AD&A Museum 2014 is supported by the Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation.


Related Programming:

Artist Walkthrough

October 8; 5:30pm @ the Museum

Artist-in-Residence Eric Beltz will lead a tour of his commissioned project, The Cave of Treasures, imparting his research on Medusa, poison oak, and swastikas. This special tour will reveal all the hidden links between these entities which feature prominently in his exhibition and touch on apocryphal texts, folkore, history, mythology and botany.


Exhibition Tour: Barton Myers

October 15; 5:30pm @ the Museum

Barton Myers hosts this special tour of the exhibition dedicated to his architectural career.


Bollywood Movie Night: Band Baaja Baaraat (Bands, Horns, and Revelry), 2010

October 22; 6:00pm @ the Multi-Cultural Center

Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma star in this romantic comedy of two wedding planners, Shruti and Bittoo, based in Delhi. The film is replete with colorful dances that showcase the lavish, celebratory nature of Indian weddings.


Symposium: “Bollywood 101: The Visual Culture of Popular Indian Cinema”

October 30; 9:00am–3:00pm

See website for details on locations.

In popular Western perception, the term Bollywood conjures up a constellation of images: melodramatic performances rendered in a riot of colors, exotic locales, exaggerated gestures, and fantastic song and dance sequences. The objective of this panel is to offer alternate views that can help us examine popular Indian cinema from multiple perspectives. A reception at the AD&A Museum to follow.


Talk: Christopher Long

November 11; 5:30pm @ the Museum

Celebrate the publication of Kem Weber: Designer and Architect (Yale University Press) with the author, distinguished design historian, Christopher Long.


Exhibition Tour: Barton Myers

November 19; 5:30pm @ the Museum

Barton Myers hosts this special tour of the exhibition dedicated to his architectural career.


Albert Frey Lecture: Richard Pilbrow, Theatre Projects

December 3; 5:30pm

To honor the legacy of architect and Museum supporter, Albert Frey, a lecture will be held in accordance with the exhibition, Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism. Richard Pilbrow, pioneering lighting designer and partner in Theatre Projects, has consulted on many of Barton Myers’ theaters.


Discussion Forum: “Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood: Intersections and Conversations”

TBD @ the Museum

This discussion led by faculty from the Film and Media Studies Department and History of Art and Architecture department will examine the different ways three major, popular film industries in the world: Hollywood (American Film Industry), Bollywood (Hindi Film Industry of India) and Nollywood (Nigerian Film Industry of Africa) “converse” with one another and make global connections.


Architecture Lecture Series

TBD @ the Museum

Beginning this fall, the Architecture and Design Collection will be hosting a series of lectures featuring designers, historians and architects. Check our website for more details as they become available.


James Timberlake, Kieran Timberlake Architects, Philadelphia

Kevin Daly, Kevin Daly Architects, Los Angeles


*All events are free and open to the public!


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Wednesday, October 08th, 2014 | Author:


See our website in progress –

We look forward to celebrating with you the opening of this youth led gallery on Saturday 18th October between 3 / 6pm.

Please join us on this historic day celebrating  the arts and the youth in our community.

Youth Interactive Creative Studio

This much awaited youth led gallery has been made possible by the generous support of the following benefactors

Mr and Mrs Michael McDonald, The McDonald Boersma Foundation

Mr and Mrs Boehm, The Boehm Foundation

The Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

The Fund for Santa Barbara’s donor advised fund

The Santa Barbara Foundation

The High Tide Foundation


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