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Sunday, November 17th, 2013 | Author:



The Santa Barbara College of Law will host the Abstract Art Collective Holiday Group Show, which includes a “special” holiday art sale. The exhibition begins on December 5, 2013, with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. It is open to the public and will be a part of Santa Barbara’s First Thursday Art Walk. In addition to the exhibition, a special “Gift Room” will display abstract art priced under $100.00. The exhibition juror is Susan Bush, Curator of Contemporary Art at Sullivan Goss Gallery. The colorful, holiday show includes paintings, collage, assemblage, printmaking, photography and digital art, and the expansive wall space will allow artists to exhibit small, as well as large-scale works.

The Abstract Art Collective (AAC) is a member-run organization. The membership has grown since 2010 to include over 60 Santa Barbara artists with diverse backgrounds, ranging from emerging to professional, all working to produce colorful, lively exhibitions. The word, “Collective” refers to the spirit of “community” which the AAC engenders in its members. The group aims to present high-quality, interesting work, as well as promoting abstract art. The AAC arranges approximately four shows a year, including a fund-raising event, in various Santa Barbara locations.

For more information, visit our website at: www.abstractartcollective.com or visit us on Facebook.

The AAC exhibition is open to the public at the Santa Barbara College of law, 20 East Victoria Street. After December 5, 2013, the exhibit will be open to the public on the weekends, of December 12 through January 26, 2014 from 12-4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | Author:

This just in from the Abstract Art Collective:


We are sponsoring an Abstract Art Exhibition and a benefit for the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara at the Bacara Resort on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2013.  There will be a reception on September 1 from 2-4 p.m.  The public is invited to attend both days at no charge.
There will be a wall of  8” x 8” artworks by the AAC artists, which we will sell for $35 each.  The proceeds will go to the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara to help promote the arts to the students.  There will also be larger AAC artwork, juried by Brad Nack, for sale.
Abstract Art Collective Bacara show - Invite - 2013
Monday, July 08th, 2013 | Author:

I’ve never been to the Goleta Valley Library. This will be a good reason to remedy that. The show is up now, but the reception is next week. Mark your calendars.


Abstract Art Collective

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 | Author:

Abstract Art Collective: Independent Studies

The Santa Barbara Abstract Art Collective (AAC) is a group of  60 professional Santa Barbara artists who have been exhibiting at numerous local venues since February 2012.  The AAC’s focus is on contemporary art and was formed to excite the public about abstract art and to provide exhibition space for members to show and sell their work.  The Collective is not just a group of artists exhibiting , but a mixture of artists with diverse backgrounds who aim to produce high-quality, aesthetic work.  The AAC vision is not to focus narrowly on purely abstract work, but to focus on “a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.”

The current AAC exhibition is titled, “Independent Studies” at the UCSB Faculty Club, West Campus, features a range of abstract and post-modernist works.  The exhibit will run through

February and is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Author:

Because of Fiesta, August’s 1st Thursday is always a bit of a crap shoot. It is hard to know in advance whether Fiesta will result in greater or fewer 1st Thursday wanderers than usual. However, if you were to make a prediction based upon the amount of exciting events coming up this Thursday, you’d have to bet on large crowds.

Because there are so many things to highlight this month, I’m not going to infest your inboxes with any more posts than necessary. Thus, I’m listing all of my recommendations together below.

As a special note, there will not be an Art Crawl this month. I’m taking the month off to focus on another project.

Have fun. Be Safe. See you out there.


Standard Deviation

First Thursday on State Street

740 State Street, Santa Barbara


Thursday, August 2nd, 2012, 5:30-9PM

A 4,000 square foot store front facing Paseo Nuevo mall will be the site of a temporary gallery during the first week of August, with evening events also planned. The week will bring alternative art down into a space right next to the bustling heart of Fiesta, De La Guerra Plaza, but is not tied to that annual event. Entitled “StandardDeviation,” the gallery show is curated by filmmaker, writer and artist Ted Millsand media artist Marco Pinter, and will include interactive sculptures, projection and video work, along with painting, photography, and multi-media works. The evening events will feature dance performances, DJs spinning dance tracks, abstract and alternative video screenings, and music performance. A majority of the artists are Santa Barbara-based.




Santa Barbara Studio ArtistsPreview Exhibition Opening – Viva la Fiesta!

Santa Barbara Studio Artists

 A special free art opening on Fiesta week “First Thursday” kicks off a month-long exhibit leading up to the Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ 11th Annual Open Studios Tour. In conjunction with the Downtown Organization’s ‘First Thursday’, art lovers and collectors are invited to attend the opening and meet many of the 35 artists while enjoying food and wine, and planning which studios to visit during their tour. The exhibit will be open throughout August, leading up to the August 25 & 26 Tour dates.

Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour is a two-day self-guided driving tour which steers visitors to artists’ studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Tour guests will discover an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary, and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage.


Date: Thursday, August 2nd
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (across from the Arlington Theatre)
Cost: Free admission


For tickets, maps and more information about the Open Studios Tour and the Preview Exhibition Opening, call 805-280-9178 or visit www.santabarbarastudioartists.com/tour.


Abstract Art Collective show at the Santa Barbara College of Law