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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Tuesday, June 07th, 2016 | Author:
Call to Artists: CAW Mobile Arts Clinic available to all
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A little patch of studio in the middle of the Solstice Festival can be yours

The Community Arts Workshop has a booth at the Solstice Festival in Alameda Park in three weeks, and we don’t want it all to ourselves. Instead, we’re setting up the CAW Mobile Arts Clinic: an arts workshop (tent) on location at the Solstice Festival which artists can reserve for an hour or two and do their work in front of several thousand passers-by at the Solstice Festival.

You want to be one of those artists, don’t you?

You can (for example):

  • Paint portraits of festival-goers
  • Teach a class
  • Improvise a dance concert
  • Read a play
  • Display and promote and sell your work

Times available:

  • 1-2 hour slots between 4 and 9pm, Friday June 24th; and between noon and 8pm Saturday June 25th. (That’s three weekends from now.)

Location: Alameda Park, Santa Barbara, Solstice Festival

The rules are:

  • E-mail us at with a paragraph about you and your art and a couple of images or representations of the kind of work you want to do in the Arts Clinic.
  • Tell us what times you would be interested in.
  • At the festival, you must be doing work live, you cannot for example just hang art for sale (though you can hang and sell art in addition to your live work).
  • We especially want to see work that allows for participation from festival-goers. An arts activity they can do themselves, for example, or a performance you make based on audience suggestions.

Interested? Send us an e-mail! Know someone else who might be interested?Forward this to them with the social buttons below.


Monday, June 06th, 2016 | Author:
#b-_Body by Artemisia Gentileschi,1610_Shoe by Tania Spinelli, 2014_.JPG


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:

Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative
1st Thursday Art Crawl
Brought to you by the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, and Downtown Santa Barbara

Thursday, June 2nd @ 5:30

Meet on the stairs of City Hall overlooking de la Guerra Plaza 

Hi Everyone,

I hope that you all had a wonderful long weekend.

It’s time for the next 1st Thursday Art Crawl, and it is supposed to warm up and feel all summery by Thursday. Perfect for a nice evening walk downtown.

Mitra Cline will once again be your pied piper for the evening, and there will be Art in the Mayor’s office for one of the last times before our Mayor ends her term. You never know if the new mayor will continue the program, so if you want to see what the inside of our mayor’s office looks like, now is your chance.

I’ll be up at Sullivan Goss hoping to see you, if you make it up there.

Have fun!