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Monday, May 12th, 2014 | Author:

In support of the (underfunded) arts in public education, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara is sponsoring an art exhibit with works created by members of the Abstract Art Collective (AAC) of Santa Barbara. AAC members have generously donated 100 original 8×8 inch abstract works with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Performing Arts Department of San Marcos High.

In addition to the 8x8s, Jane Deering—owner/curator of the Jane Deering Contemporary Art Galleries in Santa Barbara and Gloucester, MA–will be juror of the exhibit of larger pieces by the AAC where 30% of the proceeds will also be donated to the beneficiary.

The opening reception on Sunday, June 1 at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) will include performances by the SMHS Madrigal Singers and the SMHS Jazz Band.  VIP Preview tickets will give early-bird art enthusiasts a first chance at the 8×8 works. The general reception, directly following the preview, is free and open to the public.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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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.
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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.


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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.