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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 | Author:

It has been a while since I’d heard any rumblings from down in Carpinteria, so I was very excited when the following press release landed in my inbox. For those of you who don’t know it yet, down in that wonderfully sleepy little beach town, tucked away off the main drag there is an oasis of contemporary art. This new exhibit/installation is exactly the kind of thing that make the place so interesting. There is a kind of freedom that is inherent in experimenting like this, and it makes me very happy to know that this is going on near by. This is not the kind of thing we get to see around here very often, soI highly encourage you to take advantage of our proximity to the Anderson ART Collective.

Opening Reception: March 31st from 5 – 9. More details below.

Lived-in at the Anderson ART Collective“Lived-in at the Anderson ART Collective”

Santa Barbara (CA) – 20th March 2012.  Anderson ART Collective (www.andersonARTcollective.com) presents “Lived-In”, a new concept pop-up show presenting a collection of new work by artist/designer couple Sean Anderson and Kimie Rosenthal.  The opening kicks off on Saturday March 31st from 5pm – 9pm where there will be an opportunity to meet both artists, explore their space and enjoy an evening of live music and drinks.

Creating a livable environment to view the work, the show will be a departure from a ‘white cube’ gallery setting converting the Anderson Art Collective into a warm lived-in boutique-like space.  The artists will be “living” in the gallery through Sunday April 15th during gallery hours, Friday through Sunday from noon to 5:00pm.

According to the couple, “We want to create a space that reflects our aesthetics, both artistically and practically and encourage gallery goers to come and experience a day in the life of what we do and how we do it.”

Sean Anderson’s (www.seananderson.com) paintings speak to the importance and  beauty in the basics of everyday life, depicting simple structures and natural environments painted with a vibrant palette borrowed from modern commercialism. Anderson’s paintings and sculpture have been exhibited at the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard as well as Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara. A solo exhibition of his work can also be seen at Firehouse30 Gallery in Walla Walla, Washington in May of this year.

Designer, Kimie Rosenthal, owner/creator and stylist of The October Union (www.theoctoberunion.com) promotes recycle-conscious fashion with an emphasis on unique style that is inherent in everyone. Believing that everyone should all have an awareness for what they wear. 

The October Union, in addition to vintage and pre-loved clothing, also produces 100% natural handmade perfumes, bath and beauty products through their line “Alkimie’. A select collection of new and vintage clothing in addition to jewelry and an array of ‘Alkimie’ products will be available at the show.

Anderson ART Collective is located at 410 Palm Avenue, Unit A2, in Carpinteria.  The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm or by appointment. The gallery features contemporary artwork and is a platform to promote the arts, to protect the environment and to support human rights. For more information please visit www.andersonARTcollective.com or call 805.684.8783.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | Author:

The crew from the Anderson family are providing another reason to head down to Carpinteria. Ron Anderson is quite a bit more established than the artists I usually highlight on this blog (see below), but I’m such a big fan of the what the Andersons are doing down in Carp, that I want to give them all the support I can. As per usual with shows at the Anderson Art Collective, portions of the proceeds from sales go to help a non-profit organization. This time it is the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper to support their work in protecting and restoring the Santa Barbara Channel. For all the information and details on the opening reception, keep reading.


Ron Anderson 20/20: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Carpinteria, CA – Anderson Art Collective’s (www.andersonARTcollective.com) next show, Ron Anderson 20/20 will open with an artist’s reception on Saturday, November 5 from 5-7pm, with live music, food and drinks and features selections of the artist’s work from his first show in Beverly Hills in 1991 through his newest creations in 2011.  The show includes his iconic 3D mixed media woodies and water fountains, oil paintings, his Kahala aloha shirt designs and a new genre he has created, three-dimensional paintings.

Internationally collected local artist Ron Anderson, studied art at UCSB in the late 60’s and after travelling the world settled in Santa Barbara in 1982. He has surfed Rincon for nearly 50 years, designed a private collection of aloha shirts for Kahala, created the famous Mickey on the Road to Hana for Disney, did a CD cover for the Beach Boys and the SB Chamber of Commerce commissioned him to create a surfer/greeter for State Street in the 90’s. He’s been represented by galleries in California, Hawaii and Las Vegas; been in shows in NY, Chicago, Aspen, Houston and Miami; created art for six restaurants and for clients around the world. Among his local clients are Yvon Chouinard founder of Patagonia, Roger Nance owner of the Beach House, Jerry and Helene Beaver and Long Board Grill’s John Scott.

All You Really Need by Ron Anderson 36” x 30” x 3” 3D Painting

All You Really Need by Ron Anderson 36” x 30” x 3” 3D Painting

As with all Anderson Art Collective shows, Ron Anderson 20/20 will benefit a non-profit organization. Five percent of sales will be donated to Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (www.sbck.org) to support their work in protecting and restoring the Santa Barbara Channel.

“Ron Anderson started his journey as a professional artist when I was six years old and my brother Benjamin was fourteen,” recalls the artist’s son and Anderson Art Collective co-curator, Sean Anderson. “Now, more than twenty years later, we have seen the amazing scope of an artist who not only influenced us to take on art as a profession and lifestyle for ourselves but has touched the lives of thousands of collectors and admirers across the US, in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. We are honored and excited to curate a show that highlights the incredible work, process, and purpose of such an influential artist.

“This exhibition will transform the gallery, with an installation and a comprehensive representation of Ron’s work from the past to the present, as well as a taste of what’s to come. This show promises to be like nothing you have seen before in Santa Barbara.”

Anderson ART Collective is located at 410 Palm Avenue, Unit A2, in Carpinteria.  The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm or by appointment. The gallery features contemporary artwork and is a platform to promote the arts, to protect the environment and to support human rights. For more information please visitwww.andersonARTcollective.com or call 805.684.8783.

Friday, June 24th, 2011 | Author:

It’s time once again to make the short pilgrimage to Carpinteria to visit the Anderson ART Collective. If the previous two iterations of this show are anything to go by,  this show should be really wonderful. There is some great contemporary art being shown in Carpinteria, you really ought to go and check it out.


Third Annual ROGUE WAVE Surf Art Show at the Anderson ART Collective

(Carpinteria – CA) – 1st June – Celebrate summer and kick-off July 4th weekend at Anderson ART Collective’s annual  Rogue Wave III art show.  Rogue Wave III offers the roguish energies that arise when the contemporary art world meets quintessential surf culture.

Glenn Burke "Swell 1"

Glenn Burke "Swell 1"

The opening reception for Rogue Wave III takes place on Saturday July 2nd from 5pm – 8pm, which also happens to be the same day as Carpinteria’s Rods and Roses Car Show and the annual Fourth of July Parade. The gallery next door, Palm Loft Gallery , will also be honoring summer with the opening of an ocean related art show.

Rogue Wave III will feature paintings, mixed media surfboards, sculpture, paddles and installations, including works by Susie Anderson, Ron Anderson, Anderson Bros, painter Glenn Burke, Australian paddle maker Jon Gans, native Californian mixed-media artist Randy Noborikawa, photographer Nick Presniakov, South African painter Paul Roux, sculptor Blakeney Sanford as well as surfboards by Renny Yater and Kevin Ancell.

Randy Norborikawa "Bat Board"

Randy Norborikawa "Bat Board"

Once again, a portion of the proceeds supports the SB Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in their actions to preserve the Gaviota Coast.  “After visiting the gallery and seeing the remarkable scope of this family’s creativity, we at Surfrider Santa Barbara are honored to be among the groups that the Anderson ART Collective support” said Sandy Lejeune, Chair of the Santa Barbara Surfrider Foundation.  “The connections that the Anderson ART Collective are making between art, the natural world, education and service are inspiring and we appreciate the care and thoughtfulness that infuses their craft.  They also know how to throw a great opening night party for Rogue Wave!”.

Anderson ART Collective is located at 410 Palm Avenue, Unit A2, in Carpinteria.  The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm or by appointment. The gallery features contemporary artwork and is a platform to promote the arts, to protect the environment and to support human rights. Rogue Wave III – A contemporary surf art show opens Saturday July 2nd from 5pm – 8pm.  The show is open through July 31st.  For more information please visit www.andersonARTcollective.com or call 805.684.8783.

Thursday, May 05th, 2011 | Author:

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Though I’m focused on 1st Thursday tonight, there are a bunch of really wonderful art offerings around town this weekend.  There is going to be a great emerging artist show at Art From Scrap on Saturday night featuring some of my personal favorite local artists. This is a really great chance to see some of what Santa Barbara has to offer from young artists and to show your support for our emerging art scene.   Meanwhile, Carpinteria has a new opening at the Anderson Art Collective AND the 5th Annual Artists’ Studio Tour. So, make sure to save some energy and don’t overdo it on this fine Cinco de Mayo 1st Thursday… it’s a marathon not a sprint.


Fusias by Marianne Romero

See Here Now: 9 Emerging Artists – Art Opening at AFS Gallery

SANTA BARBARA: Art From Scrap is excited to announce the opening of its gallery space to a new demographic of emerging artists with its latest exhibition entitled, “See Here Now: 9 Emerging Artists” opening on Saturday, May 7th from 7-10pm. The AFS Gallery will be showcasing work by nine highly talented young Santa Barbara artists.

For this show, curated by AFS Environmental Educator, Chantal Peterson, the variety and style of work usually shown at the AFS Gallery has been expanded to include painting, photography, sculpture and fashion. Each artist brings a unique style and influence, informed by his or her own experience of life here and now as s/he embodies it. Many of the artists work with reused/reclaimed materials in various mediums as matter of principle and/or for the effective ‘personality’ such materials give their work. As one of the featured artists, Inga Romualdo Guzyte explains, “I choose old, used skateboards because I see their use as one way to recycle design or art; old skateboard designs give my sculptures character and I give them a personality.” The work in this show remains grounded in ethos of environmental stewardship upon which Art From Scrap was founded, and is enhanced by a definitively contemporary style offered by these nine young artists.

Join Art From Scrap on Saturday, May 7th for the Opening Reception at 7pm, an event which will also take on new forms. Included in this dynamic evening will be performance art by the Bird Dance Collective, a performance group comprised of four professional Santa Barbara dancers, accompanied by live musicians. Offering the opening reception a distinct flavor, local favorite, DJ Nine, will be spinning throughout the night. Additionally, Michael Heltebrake, a new arrival to the burgeoning Santa Barbara art scene, will be creating a live painting during the reception. A variety of local wines will be served throughout the night; The Bird Dance Collective goes on at 8:30 pm.

Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 7th is opening night; the show will hang through June 4th.

We invite you to come SEE new works offering unique perspectives of the HERE and NOW through the vision of nine of Santa Barbara’s talented young artists.

Artists Include:
Michael Heltebrake
Marianne Romeo
Inga Romualdo Guzyte
Chloe Gray
Matt Rodriguez
Jimmy Bell
Gaby Altarac
Mark Brown
Ariana Anderson


Leighton Collier Roux - "Tree Wedge" (Far Landscape) - Birch Tree & Me - 20 minutes

Anderson ART Collective presents “Stand Beside” a two-person show by Leighton Collier Roux and Paul Roux. To artists who have come together over the past few years to stand beside one another as friends, partners and collaborators. Though they come from different countries and experiences, they find that their work, when placed together in the same space, engages in captivating dialogue around contemporary humanity and society.

The show is comprised of oil paintings, sculpture, photography, video and a special performance by Leighton Collier Roux during the opening reception on Saturday 7th May from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Leighton Collier Roux, a native of Southern California, received an MFA from Tufts University in 2008. In 2010 her work was commissioned by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and will be featured in their upcoming ‘Call for Entries 2011′.

Paul Roux, a South African native graduated in 1998 from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, and was one of the six artists that were featured last year by the Anderson ART Collective at Red Dot Art Fair at Art Basel in Miami Beach.

According to the artists’ statement, “In this rapidly changing world, we look to engage viewers in an urgent celebration of the beauty that is our naturalheritage, a celebration consciously tempered by acknowledgement of the consequences of the prevailing separation between humanity and the planet”.

‘I’m very much looking forward to having this work engage the public at our space. The work speaks largely of the relationship between humanity and nature in a very forward thinking way, asking questions of the viewers with the intent to skew our positions on how we interact with nature,’ states gallery curator Benjamin Anderson.

Anderson ART Collective is located at 410 Palm Avenue, A2, in Carpinteria, CA and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm and by appointment. “Stand Beside” will run through May 29th. For more information go to www.andersonARTcollective.com or call 805.684.8783


Sharon Schock "The Spot"

Come and experience Carpinteria’s 5th Annual Artists Studio Tour and buy fine art at studio prices!

The weekend long event takes place on the 7th & 8th of May from 10am – 5pm.  A free map and Art Studio Directory will be available from the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council and will guide you through some of the diverse fine artists studios of Carpinteria & Summerland.

With an opportunity to view 27 participating artist studios, some of which have shown in well-known galleries internationally and in the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York, the studio tour is a chance to see and buy work of established artists as well as budding emerging talent.

Artists such as local painter Cayetana Conrad, daughter of writer and artist Barnaby Conrad will feature her newest intricate landscape paintings and will have her Toro Canyon studio open both Saturday and Sunday.  Martin Fowler’s studio on Casitas Pass will also be open Sat and feature the artists most recent diverse sculptures, watercolor paintings, collages and textured silver jewelry pieces.  On the southern end of town, young emerging artist Sharon Schock will have her daily oil paintings featuring local landscapes on display both Saturday and Sunday.  For a full list of participating artists please visit Carpinteria Valley Arts Center website at http://www.artscarp.org.

This weekend long opportunity to tour and visit local artist studios is free and open to the public, with a portion of the sales benefiting the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council (CVAC) to promote, support and further our local artists in their studios and galleries.

In conjunction with the weekends activities there will also be a Studio Tour Art Show that will open April 28th and run until May 16th.  Most of the participating studios will exhibit one or two pieces in this show.  The public is invited to a First Friday preview reception at CVAC, 855 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria on May 6th from 5-7pm and a Studio Tour artist meet and greet reception on May 7th from 5-7pm.

For more information please visit http://www.artscarp.org or contact Leigh-Anne Anderson 805-684 8783

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 | Author:

It’s time for another trip down to Carpinteria to check out the new show at the Anderson Art Collective. I’ve written plenty of gushing things about the Andersons, so I won’t add too many more, other than to say that it is all true.  They have a beautiful gallery, show great art, and are making it work in little ol’ Carpinteria. If you haven’t been down to pay them a visit, make the extra effort to get down to see this show.

Sean Anderson's Blue Hut

Sean Anderson
Influential Pigment

March 19 – April 10, 2001
Opening Reception March 19th 5 – 8

Anderson Art Collective Opens Influential Pigment on March 19th

Santa Barbara – At 25 years of age Sean Anderson is attempting to make it to shore from the sea of lost mid-twenties artists searching for their voice, trying to find land amongst the vast turbulent seas that make up the daunting art world. As co-curator/owner of the budding Anderson ART Collective in Carpinteria, Ca, he has not only found earthly purchase for his own work, but also throws the occasional life vest to other similarly adrift art souls in his attempt to curate cutting edge exhibitions at the gallery. After organizing the well received ‘Exchange’ the most recent show at AAC, Mr. Anderson is now gearing up for his second solo show at the gallery opening March 19 with an artist’s reception from 6-8pm.

Aptly titled Influential Pigment, Anderson continues to play with themes of advertising and commercialism and their influence on our daily life. This most recent work searching for bridges that connect America and its 3rd world counterparts and finding mass marketing tools of color theory and fluorescents at the core. With a visceral palette of neon enamel, oils and mixed media, Anderson’s paintings and installations for this show portray simple huts and jungles that seem to clash elegantly with the juggernaut that is American Capitalism.

“When first viewed, this most recent body of work exudes a certain, eye-catching ‘you can’t not look at me’ feel with neon greens, oranges and pinks that are inescapable. Almost as if hidden in the jungle, bathing the primitive huts in a fluorescent glow, are neon signs just out of eyes reach urging one to buy, sell or trade at western world pace. Yet, once past the initial impact of color, the content of serene scenes and classic ideals of  ‘hut in jungle’, seem to tame the buzz of neons and form the ideas behind Anderson’s newest paintings. Provoking notions as simple and profound as man vs. nature, need vs. greed and insinuating a movement towards an obsequiously homogenous world-culture, these works not only ask questions, but are unnervingly provocative in their neon hues,” notes co-curator Benjamin Anderson.

“With nods to Katz’s neo-expressionist nature, Ruscha’s mass media commentary and Doig’s dream-like magical realism, Sean Anderson has found his own voice in this new work that bespeaks a need to move forward in art practice and retain honest heart-felt commentary.

In keeping with the Anderson Art Collective policy of supporting non-profits through the sale of art, Influential Pigment will benefit Netzer-Brady International (www.netzerbrady.org) and support their work with the Rio Beni Health Project in Bolivia.

Anderson ART Collective is located at 410 Palm Avenue, A2, in Carpinteria, CA and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm and by appointment. Influential Pigment will continue through April 10th.
For more information go to www.andersonARTcollective.com or call 805.684.8783.