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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 | Author:

If you haven’t ever visited the studio where TVSB is located, this is your chance. It is a non-traditional art space, to say the least. But that is part of what makes it so interesting, and absolutely worth a visit. unnamed

Tuesday, March 03rd, 2015 | Author:

This week is a bit crazy, with both 1st Thursday the Funk Zone Artwalk happening back to back. Make sure to save some energy on Thursday so you have enough energy to walk around the Funk Zone on Friday night. I hope to see you out there.

Below is a show that opens on 1st Thursday. I’ll have more announcements forthcoming with Funk Zone events. Stay tuned.


unnamedLimited Palette Abstracts is a group art exhibition featuring works by Abstract Art Collective members. The AAC challenged its members to create an exhibit of artwork limited to three colors: black and white plus any one color. This challenge presented AAC members an opportunity to do more with less, to explore composition above color, to explore shapes and contrast. The result is a show with a cohesive quality where cohesiveness would not normally be apparent or inherent.

Artists’ Reception March 5, 5:00-8:00 pm, 1st Thursday reception upstairs at The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, located at 21 W. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.

The Limited Palette Abstracts exhibit will run through April 29, 2015

Show hours are Noon – 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 | Author:



CLOSING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014, 2:00-4:30 p.m

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara presents Art at the JCC with “VOICES,” an Abstract Art Collective Benefit for the San Marcos High School Performing Arts Department. The closing reception at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St., features 8×8 inch original abstracts created and donated by AAC members, to be sold for $45 each on a first-come-first-choose basis. 100% of the proceeds benefit SMHS PAD.

The juried portion of the show includes over 70 pieces of larger original art. 30% of the sales proceeds from the juried pieces will be donated to the beneficiary. Juror for the exhibit is Jane Deering, owner/curator of the Jane Deering Contemporary Art Gallery.

Live music will be performed at the reception. Entertainment includes classical guitarist, Mike Witt. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

The benefit supports, in part, the multi-faceted San Marcos High School Performing Arts Department, which boasts 5 choirs, a variety of bands, drum lines and ensembles. The department offers high quality education for students in the arts, while consistently providing professional quality concerts and theatre for their loyal following in the community. Their highly acclaimed San Marcos High School Madrigal Singers—under the direction of Carolyn Teraoka Brady—have garnered numerous awards at festivals and competitions.  In June the ensemble traveled to Italy to participate in a Z. Randall Stroope Festival and performed in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

The Abstract Art Collective is a group of Santa Barbara area community members who organized in 2011 to exhibit their abstract artwork in an all-abstract environment. The over 60-member group supports a broad range of mediums and adheres to a definition of abstract art that includes conceptual contemporary genres where some forms are recognizable. For information on joining the Abstract Art Collective or to receive announcements regarding exhibitions, please visit the web site: www.abstractartcollective.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/abstractartcollective.

The exhibit will be on display through August 19. For regular viewing hours, the Jewish Community Center is open Mon.-Thurs. 9-5 pm, Fri. 9-3:30 pm. For best visiting hours call

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.