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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | Author:

smART Talks serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three talks a year by local artists about their work, careers, and creative processes. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.

Dane Goodman will discuss his process and journey as an artist.

Goodman has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States including New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Seattle, WA. In Santa Barbara, his work has been exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum; the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at University of California, Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara City College’s Atkinson Gallery; Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art; and Sullivan Goss Gallery.

smART Talks serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three talks a year by local artists about their work, careers, and creative processes. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | Author:
Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors, 2010, Sight-specific installation, Kala Studio, Berkeley, CA 2010, Courtesy the Artist

Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors, 2010,
Sight-specific installation, Kala Studio, Berkeley, CA 2010, Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback:
Pixel Behaviors

Opening Reception: October 20, 6:30 – 8 pm

Pointing a live video camera at it’s own projection gives what is known as a “video feedback loop”. The camera reads the screen and then projects the image, in a repeating vortex. By carefully adjusting the angles and standard controls on a mid-1990’s-era video camera, Ethan Turpin isolates the self-sustaining patterns. The real-time animation can move from patterns resembling pantheistic design to microorganisms expanded to a human scale, evoking the uncanny feeling that life has emerged from within the system. Participants can move in the space between the camera and projection screen surface, integrating into the abstracted image.

Santa Barbara-based artist Ethan Turpin received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MO.  He has been awarded the Visions For a New California Award (2010) and the William T. Colville Memorial Grant (2006). Turpin has recently shown at the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside; 18th Street Arts, Santa Monica, CA; and Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

Special thanks to: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Eric Chirnside, Santa Barbara, CA; The James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Jensen Audio Visual, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent, CA; Santa Barbara News-Press, CA; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Alexander Bogdanov, Memories of the Neva (St. Petersburg, Russia), 2011, Frozen river, hot tea, conversations, recollections, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the Artist

Alexander Bogdanov, Memories of the Neva
(St. Petersburg, Russia), 2011, Frozen river, hot tea,
conversations, recollections, Dimensions variable,
Courtesy the Artist

Call For Entries 2012: Alexander Bogdanov, Samantha Fretwell, Jae Hee Lee, Ilia Ovechkin, and Rimas Simaitis

Opening Reception: October 20, 6:30 – 8 pm

CAF showcases five stand-outs from the tri-counties in our annual Call For Entries (CFE) group exhibition, an opportunity that invited the artists to present newly commissioned work in the galleries.

Applicants were selected in Fall 2011 by a panel of distinguished jurors made up of artists and art professionals currently working in the visual arts field including: Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; John Spiak, Director/Chief Curator of the California State University, Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Shane Tolbert, past CFE artist, Houston, TX; and Geoff Tuck, independent art writer, Los Angeles, CA.

Tuesday, October 09th, 2012 | Author:

Contemporary Arts ForumCAF is excited to have SBMA Curator of Contemporary Art, Julie Joyce, along with three other leading curators who have made their mark on Santa Barbara’s art scene, for this intimate and unique panel discussion happening THIS THURSDAY, October 11, at 6 pm at CAF! Details? See below.

Thursday, October 11, 6 pm
smART Salons: Curators’ Roundtable
What does a curator do? What guidelines do they follow to create exhibitions and what is their selection process for inviting artists to exhibit their works? In honor of Artist Professional Development events at CAF, smART Salons presents a panel discussion that addresses the role of curators today.  Four Santa Barbara curators will share their insights about the roles they play in their respective institutions. Panelists include Susan Bush, Curator of Contemporary Art at Sullivan Goss an American Gallery; Dane Goodman, artist and former Director of the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College; Judy Larson, Curator at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art; and Julie Joyce, Curator of Contemporary Art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

smART Salons is a series of interdisciplinary panel discussions that use themes introduced by CAF exhibitions to address issues relevant to our time.

For questions regarding the smART Salons, please email education@sbcaf.org or call (805) 966-5373 x103.

ADMISSION IS FREE


Friday, July 20th, 2012 | Author:

From Dusk Til Drawn at the Contemporary Arts Forum

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 | Author:
Calling all artists! Register to draw by July 6. 
From Dusk ‘til Drawn: 24-Hour Drawing Rally will commence at 6 pm on Friday, July 20 and finish on Saturday, July 21 at 6 pm.

Join us at CAF and draw for any period of time throughout the 24 hours. Free and open to all ages! (Prior registration required to draw.)

Working artists will draw side-by-side with dabblers and future artists, providing a unique laboratory for sharing, creating, and participating in a community art experience. All drawings will be sold to the public and proceeds will be divided among the drawers and CAF. There will be a reception to celebrate the artists’ efforts and show off the remaining artwork on Sunday, July 22, 4-6 pm.

Free to draw with registration by July 6 (all ages welcome, space is limited). Priority registration for CAF members.
To register contact Nicole at admin@sbcaf.org

For more information visit sbcaf.org or call: (805) 966-5373 x102
$5 general admission to attend the event and purchase artworks.
Show your membership card and receive free admission.

2011 From Dusk 'Til Drawn artists at work

2011 From Dusk ’til Drawn artists at work.

 

Thanks so much for your consideration,

Kimberly Hahn
Press & Marketing Manager
Media Contact Phone: (805) 403-8108

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