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Wednesday, November 02nd, 2016 | Author:

FUNK ZONE PODCAST SET TO CELEBRATE 100 EPISODES WITH LIVE SHOW Nov. 18, 2016 fundraiser also benefits Slingshot

Santa Barbara, CA – On Friday, November 18, show creator Ted Mills will host the 100th episode of his popular arts interview podcast, The FunkZone Podcast, as a live event at live-work-art space, SBCAST.

Ted Mills has spent the last two years interviewing artists and creative people from Santa Barbara and beyond, in hour-long conversations about art and life and “why artists do what they do.” Even with limited promotion, the show has steadily grown, earning up to 250 listeners a day. Eighty percent of the audience comes from the United States (and 30 percent of those from the tri-county area). The FunkZone Podcast is doing its part to help Santa Barbara’s art scene become known nationally and internationally.

Previous guests have included: painters Jeremy Harper, Jill Sattler, Julie B. Montgomery, and Derek Harrison, musician Parry Gripp, artists R. Nelson Parrish and Nancy Gifford, curator Frank Goss, and many more, including authors, restauranteurs, comedians, directors, poets, and photographers.

The Live 100th Episode show will be presented in a talk show format, with surprise guests, music, and special video presentations. A silent auction will offer deals in art and in culture, while food, wine, and beer will be on sale.

Proceeds of the show will go to Slingshot, a 501c3 non-profit that gives artists with developmental disabilities a chance to create work, and SBCAST will be devoting one of its galleries that night to display and sell their art.

This promises to be a major night as Ted Mills looks back on the 100 plus guests he’s had on the show, how he’s created a historical record on the state of the arts in and around Santa Barbara, and raises money to take the show to the next level in the coming year.

For more info on the podcast, go to or search for funkzone on iTunes’ podcast channel or wherever you find your podcasts.

General tickets are $20 each and includes one free drink. VIP Sponsor Ticket is $100 and includes entry, food & drink for the evening and Funk Zone Podcast and Slingshot souvenirs! The EventBrite ticket page also includes a donate space for those who can’t make the evening, but would like to help financially.

Calendar Listing:

The FunkZone Podcast’s 100th Episode Live Show and Celebration Where: SBCAST, 513 Garden St.
When: November 18, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $20 regular / $100 VIP / kids under 15 get in free

Tickets available at: Press Inquiries Contact: or (805) 895-4897


Ted Mills

Writer – Director – Host

The FunkZone Podcast


Also on Twitter @tedmills

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 | Author:

This is probably the last post I’ll be able to do before the Funk Zone Art Walk tomorrow night. If you want to get a full list of venues and events, go to

I hope to see you out there.

Opening at Gone Gallery on May 27
“Bygone is a memorial exhibition for the fence that stood at the corner of Yanonali and Helena which served as a living canvas for artists in the Funk Zone. It has been installed in the gallery and we have invited 11 artists to come collaborate on it one last time.”
– there will be individual pieces by the artists as well!



Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 | Author:
Green House Studios/ Funk Zone Art Walk
Friday, May 27th, 5 to 8
136 East Yanonali Street
New work by Donna Ayscough, Liz Brady, Erika Carter,  Virginia McCracken, and Terry Carter
Imogen in Her Polka Dot Robe
Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | Author:


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An exhibition of contemporary fine art collage

GraySpace Gallery, 219 Gray Avenue in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of the abstract collages of Steven Gilbar and Angela Holland. Featuring small works on paper and a selection of larger mixed-media pieces on wood panel, the show runs from May 27th to July 10, 2016.

Steven Gilbar, the force behind Santa Barbara’s acclaimed Speaking of Stories, has applied his creative talents to collage over the past decade. He credits the architect Richard Meier and the pioneering work of German collagist Kurt Schwitters for his early influence. Gilbar’s work is characterized by strong compositional elements, subtle textures and an ever-changing, improvisational approach that brings in acrylic, oil pastels and ink. This will be the largest display to date of his work, which has appeared in numerous group exhibitions.
Angela Holland, a former educator and psychotherapist, found her identity as an artist when she began working in collage. Using an intuitive process, she seeks to create a sense of order from a disparate range of papers and images. Bold line and broken text appear alongside patterns and shapes rich in color and texture, creating dynamic juxtapositions. Her influences include Tapies and Rauschenberg, and among the living, Michael Cutlip and Fran Skiles. Holland is represented by Nisa Touchon Fine Art—Santa Fe, New Mexico. More of her work can be seen at

Opening reception for the show will be Friday, May 27th, from 5-8pm. Wine and refreshments will be served.

GraySpace Gallery
219 Gray Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 | Author:


This very special exhibit will feature some of Santa Barbara’s most accomplished, life-long, professionals in the visual arts. Nine artists will each exhibit one current work alongside one vintage work that is at least 20 years old. The work was chosen to examine and demonstrate how style, vision, and content may or may not have evolved over time. The exhibit will include stunning hyper-realistic work by Churchill-Johnson—stark political statement contrasted with delicate, minimalist abstraction by Uyesaka—deeply engaging abstract oils by Scorzelli— dynamic and powerful ceramic insights by Rosenberg-Dent—fanciful, abstract adventures by Lehrer—an unsettling mixed-media installation with video by auto-expressionist, Metrov—striking figurative vs abstract works by Ferris—a lively “abolish blandness” painting by Lytle contrasted with fabulous yarn work from the early 90’s—and a pair of McCracken’s, always delightful, miniatures.

To experience an unprecedented perspective of Central California’s true Contemporary Fine Art achievements, this is a must-attend show.

A public reception will be held in the gallery on the evening of Friday, May 27 from 5:00-8:00pm during the Funk Zone Art Walk. The exhibition will be held at The Arts Fund Gallery, located at 205-C Santa Barbara Street, and will be on view until July 16, 2016. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 12-5pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.