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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 | Author:

Patricia Clarke Studio

ELEGY: Ancestry and Ritual

Photographs by Barbara Parmet and Patricia Houghton Clarke

October 31 – November 21, 2015

Santa Barbara-based international award-winning photographers Barbara Parmet and Patricia Houghton Clarke are well versed in synchronicity and ritual, both in their work and their personal lives. In this inaugural exhibition at Patricia Clarke Studio, the artists are blending their individual imagery in a celebration of the Day of the Dead and All Soul’s Day.

Parmet’s stunning fabric cyanotypes feature skulls of various types: Human, Horse, Deer, and Dog. In the words of the artist, “…all these are mere reflections of ourselves underneath all the fame and fortune, violence and desire which culture layers on top of the simple truth that our existence is fragile and fleeting.”

Journeying into the heart of Mexico last year, Clarke found herself in the center of a collision of outrage and time-honored celebrations surrounding the Day of the Dead. Her medium-format black and white film photographs capture the nationwide mourning of 43 missing students along with ritual observances in Mexico City and at Ocotopec, an ancient cemetery outside of Cuernavaca. Rupture, grace, dislocation, and humanity inform the images. They ask for us to come closer, to take a moment, to consider. To remember.

Opening Reception – October 31, 6 – 10 pm + November 1, 12 – 5 pm
Artist Talk – November 21, 2 – 4 pm
Closing Reception – Saturday, November 28, 2 – 4 pm

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:
805 381 1758
805 451 8137
Palm Lofts 410 Palm Avenue A 18 Carpinteria

Monday, May 04th, 2015 | Author:


Prestigious Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour Set for Mother’s Day Weekend – May 9th & 10th 2015

(CARPINTERIA, CA) April 16th 2015.  The annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour presented by Village Properties takes place for the ninth consecutive year this Mother’s Day weekend, May 9th and 10th from 10am – 5pm. This event is FREE and open to the community with around 33 artist studios open for touring throughout beautiful Carpinteria and Summerland.

The Artists Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to see and buy work of established artists as well as emerging talent who live in the Summerland and Carpinteria Valley.  Art in a huge variety of media and styles is displayed and sold by artists directly in their homes and studios, and many artists have live demos and works in progress, to see the art being created and get a feel for the process from concept to completion.

A web version map and Art Studio Directory will be available both online at www.artscarp.org and from the Carpinteria Arts Center and will guide people through some of the diverse fine artists studios of Carpinteria & Summerland.

Some of this year’s highlights include new works by renowned local artist, Ginny Speirs, who aspired to be a professional artist from the early age of 7.  Ginny is well known for her paintings of local flora and fauna and will be showcasing her new series of paintings on Saturday and Sunday at Hummingbird, a local boutique on Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria.

Painter Whitney Abbott’s rustic and eclectic studio is another one not to miss.  This local artist is best known for her beautiful interior and landscape oil paintings.  Whitney comes from a family of artists – her mother is well-known oil painter Meredith Abbott and her brother Robert Abbott.

For those looking for international flare Miri Mara ceramic studio is a definite must-see.  Roman born, Miri Mara moved to the United States in 2000.  The artist only builds ceramics by hand and develops a limited amount of each design.  His studio was recently featured in Elle Décor with large steel windows and display of white washed salvaged timber.

For a full list of participating artists please visit Carpinteria Arts Center website at www.artscarp.org or on facebook.com/astcarpinteria.  A small percentage of art sales will benefit CVAC’s missions to promote, support our local artists in their studios and galleries, Bellas Artes program, Art by the Sea kids camp, Art in Public Places, Flicks film club and more.  In the belief that the arts are vital to a healthy community, the Carpinteria Arts Center is committed to providing challenging exhibitions, innovative learning opportunities, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages, interests, and abilities.

The Carpinteria Valley Arts Council would also like to thank Village Properties that generously donated at the Presenting Sponsorship level for this year’s 9th Annual Artist Studio Tour.  Visit their website at www.villagesite.com.

In conjunction with the weekend’s activities there will also be a Studio Tour Art Show that will open at the Carpinteria Arts Center on April 23rd and run through May 12th 2015.

Most of the participating studios will exhibit one or two pieces in this show. The public is invited to an artist meet and greet reception on May 1st from 5pm to 7pm at The Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria.

For more information please visit http://www.artscarp.org or contact Gary and Geri Campopiano, gary@artscarp.org   (805) 684-2164.

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.

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.