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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.
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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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Monday, June 06th, 2016 | Author:
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2nd Fridays
Art @ SBTC

This years theme honors the Shoe.

With more the 30 artist represented, this years competition will prove to be a fun filled evening. So put your best kicks on and join us for a fun filled evening in celebration of the Shoe.

We are pleased to have Maiza Hixson, Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator of Collections Santa Barbara County Arts Commission as this your Juror.

Reception & Awards: June 10th, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Exhibition Dates: June 10th – July 1st, 2016

Gallery Hours: 9am – 9pm, Daily

Susan Tibbles Curator/Director

Santa Barbara Tennis Club
2375 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Celebrating art + people. Featuring new artists on the 2nd Friday of each month.

(805) 682 – 4722

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 | Author:

There is some strange confluence between skateboarding and art that seems to produce a whole lot of artwork that I completely love. Which is a bit ironic since I’ve never been on a skateboard once in my life. I guess I should just start a collection of original art on skate decks…

Anyhow, This show looks amazing, and I think skate parks are beneficial to most communities. If my young son decides one day to take up skateboarding, he will certainly have my full support. So in the humble opinion of this art blogger, this show is a win-win. Details below.

The Carpinteria Skate Park Foundation will be hosting it’s first Skate Art Show to benefit construction of the Carpinteria Skate Park.

When: Friday, June 3rd, 2016 from 5pm – 9pm
Where: Lucky Llama, 5100 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
What: Skateboard Art Show with 50 local and international artists from both skate and surf industries.  Artists include, PRO surfer Dane Reynolds, PRO skaters JJ Wessels, Brian Bent, Mitch Abshere, Chase Stopnik and local artists Benjamin Anderson, Randy Noborikawa and Sean Anderson.

The community is invited to a FREE fun-filled evening with live music, food, drinks, friends, and fundraising.  There will be a silent auction, live music by AFishNSea, Beer from Island Brewing Co., Wine by Sarloos and Sons and food by Uncle Chen’s.  All proceeds benefit the Carpinteria Skate Foundation, an all-volunteer Non-Profit organization whose mission is to bring a public skate park to Carpinteria.