Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 | Author:

surf motel by daniel grant

wall space gallery is excited to host an endless summer celebration talking about Sand People, a beautiful series by Daniel Grant that exemplifies the surf culture, the pacific coast and a way of life many dream of.  The common denominator is surf. No matter where you are in the world you will find those who chase the place where the sand touches the sea. It is in this place they feel free, yet tethered to the earth and to each other.

Daniel Grant grew up in this culture, along the beach. His visual diary is our way of connecting, of seeing his extended family, a tribe of surfers who look out for each other as much as looking out for the next set.

Join us for a special weekend of surf, sand and Danny Grant in the gallery to showcase his beautiful series, Sand People.  Meet the artist Friday night August 29th from 6 – 8 pmThis Friday night event is also a benefit for the Surfer’s Healing Foundation.

We are thrilled to support Surfer’s Healing Foundation founded by Izzy & Danielle Paskowitz. Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many autistic children, he often suffered from sensory overload– simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite.

A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea–with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard, and Izzy steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah. Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy with other autistic children. They began to host day camps at the beach where autistic children and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.

Purchase a print from Sand People and help send an autistic child to camp. Last year Surfer’s Healing took out over 4,500 kids. Next year they plan to take out even more. Their mission, with your help, is to keep the surf camps completely FREE.


pride by daniel grant

About Daniel Grant –

Daniel grant is a San Francisco based photographer using toy cameras, a Holga and Diana, to craft his visual narrative. These cameras, while called toys, are difficult to master. Each plastic camera has its own way of seeing. It is in finding the connection between these creative capture devices and subject that exemplifies a unique vision. His extensive travel throughout the world has helped to shape his vision, his connection to his subjects and his love of the visual image.


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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 | Author:

The Arts Fund’s Feast Your Eyes! Fundraiser
Feast Your Eyes! 
November 7, 2014, 6pm

At The Arts Fund Gallery
205-C Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

View Original Work of over 200 Local Artists
Live Music
Food Trucks
Silent Auction

Tickets Available September 1st at
Ticketholders may purchase any piece for only $300 on event night only
VIP Admission 5pm ~ $95 (earlybird $85 before 9/30/14)
General Admission 6pm ~ $45 (earlybird $35 before 9/30/2014)

Feast Your Eyes! Exhibition through November 29, 2014
Silent Auction of Artwork throughout duration of Exhibition


The Arts Fund Honors Local Art Legend Tony Askew at its FEAST YOUR EYES! Fundraiser on November 7

August 20, 2014 – On Friday, November 7th, 2014, The Arts Fund will host FEAST YOUR EYES! – a visual toast to Santa Barbara area artists whose work will line the walls of The Arts Fund Gallery, located in the Funk Zone at 205-C Santa Barbara Street.  The opening reception begins at 6 pm and features a sumptuous buffet of art for sale, silent auction treats, and a roundup of signature food trucks and live music.

During the evening festivities, the spotlight will shine brightly on Tony Askew, who is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award for his enduring contributions to the Santa Barbara arts community.

Askew Headshot“We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of Tony Askew – an acclaimed artist, printmaker and charismatic teacher who always finds time in his busy schedule to encourage and mentor other artists,” said Catey Dunkley, Event Chair.

Askew served on the Westmont College art faculty for 25 years and organized the Reynolds Gallery Art Council where he teaches design and printmaking.  He and his wife Barbara are Honorary Co-Chairs for FEAST YOUR EYES! and will be on hand at the opening reception to dialogue about art, the creative life, and the pursuit of art as a profession.

Over 200 accomplished and emerging artists are supporting the fundraiser by providing fresh, local “takeout” in the form of paintings, drawings, photographs, collage and assemblage on pristine canvases supplied by The Arts Fund.  The artists will share in the proceeds from the sale of their work.

Tickets for FEAST YOUR EYES! go on sale September 1st and can be purchased online at, or by calling The Arts Fund at 805-965-7321.  General admission tickets for entry at 6 pm are $45. VIP tickets for entry at 5 pm are $95.  Each ticketholder can purchase a piece of art for $300.  VIP admission allows first crack at purchasing artwork.  Unsold work will be exhibited and available for sale at The Arts Fund Gallery through a silent auction process until November 29.

In the heart of the Funk Zone, The Arts Fund is Santa Barbara’s premier Community Gallery that showcases the work of artists of all ages and backgrounds from around the County.  The Arts Fund has been an incubator for emerging artists, providing learning, curating and exhibition opportunities for more than 30 years.

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Monday, August 25th, 2014 | Author:

Atkinson GalleryArt Faculty Biennial

Art Faculty Biennial
August 29-September 26, 2014
Reception: Friday, August 29, 5-7pm
Every other year, the Atkinson Gallery hosts an invitational featuring new work by the faculty in the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College. This bi-annual exhibit showcases the strength and diversity of the faculty’s professional work while simultaneously illustrating the breadth and depth of the media taught at the College including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and time-based media. Artists include faculty members Liv Aanrud, Christopher Bates, Brian Scott Campbell, Stephanie Dotson , Elizabeth Folk, Nathan Hayden, Laura Krifka, Ed Inks, Thomas Larson, Michelle Onstot, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Marie Schoeff, Christopher Ulivo and Barbara Vilander.
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 | Author:

I’ve been a fan of Kevin Gleason’s work for a few years. I don’t remember where I first bumped into his work, but very likely at a coffee shop around town, or possibly at Sojourner Cafe where he has frequently shown paintings. His work stands out in the spectrum of landscape painters of Santa Barbara. There is a very cool graphic illustrators quality to his work that gives his scenes a story-book fantasy feel. But at the same time, there is a naturalist’s sense of botanical or geological documentation. It is a mysterious combination that I really admire.

Make sure go to see these for yourself this Saturday.


Kevin Gleason at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry

Where:  The Santa Barbara Art Foundry, 120 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

When:  Saturday, August 16th from 4-6 pm

What:  A chance to celebrate and enjoy art in the Funk Zone with wine tasting and light refreshments. 


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Thursday, August 07th, 2014 | Author:
What: Jay Schwartz to create chalk-art mural of 805 Living cover in celebration of 805 Living‘s 10th Anniversary


When: Saturday, August 9, during Funk Zone Art Walk 2nd Saturdays  (


Where: In front of The Lark restaurant at 131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


Jay Schwartz Chalk Art2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of 805 Living and the magazine is celebrating with a variety of unique activities throughout the year.


On Saturday, August 9, internationally renown madonnari (chalk artist) Jay Schwartz will recreate the cover of 805 Living‘s September 2013 Food & Wine issue in front of The Lark restaurant in Santa Barbara. The cover features a striking photograph of a dish created by The Lark’s executive chef, Jason Paluska. The image was taken almost a year ago to the day by 805 Living contributing photographer Gary Moss. Come see Schwartz at work starting early on Saturday morning and continuing throughout the day and into the early evening. 805 Living readers will see the final art and learn more about Schwartz in the upcoming October Anniversary Issue.


Spectators are encouraged to post images of Jay creating the cover art using the hashtag #JaySchwartz805Living


About Jay Schwartz: 
Jay Schwartz, who has participated at the I Madonnari festival in Santa Barbara, CA for over 20 years, is one of the country’s most respected madonnari (chalk artists). He has been featured at festivals throughout the United States, and has traveled to Italy, Japan, and Mexico to produce street paintings. Schwartz fell into the art of street painting in 1992, lured by the unusual medium which is a mix of fine art and performance art.  “The paintings we create are not only done “live”, but they’re also ephemeral, vulnerable to the elements,” says Schwartz, of his passion. “Only viewing them in context can provide a lasting impression. The art is extreme – we’re in the heat, the threat of weather, and it’s an impermanent craft. But for me, it’s more than a hobby now, it’s an addiction. As soon as I recover from one painting, I’m looking forward to the next. In addition to being a world-renowned street painter, Jay is also an acclaimed artist professionally, as owner and founder of award-winning interactive agency, IdeaWork Studios, Inc., a full-service branding and interactive agency with offices in Santa Barbara, New York, and Las Vegas. IdeaWork prides itself on being the antidote to the big agency experience, proving that big things can come from small offices; the team focuses on excellence and efficiency, delivering big agency-quality work, but without the big agency bureaucracy. IdeaWork specializes in hospitality, nightlife, gaming, and luxury industries. For more information visit them online, or like them on Facebook at


About 805 Living:
805 Living is a high-end regional lifestyle magazine that combines the best of both worlds: the quality and style of a national publication with smart, relevant, beautifully-packaged editorial content that highlights the vibrant communities of western Los Angeles (including Malibu), Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Each month, nearly a quarter of a million readers depend on 805 Livingfor its exciting mix of home design, style, entertaining, health, recreation, shopping, dining and food, wine and spirits, family, events, travel, and, of course, the extraordinary people who call this unique and desirable region of California home.
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