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Do you love a good gallery hop? Or are you looking for the latest opening exhibits? Maybe you just want to escape to the sanctity of the nearest coffee shop art show. Whatever your palette, Santa Barbara's art exhibits are sure to excite. Explore them below.
Join us for our annual 4th of July Old Mission Art Show. 50 local artists showcase their work in this very popular well attended show. There will be pottery, glass, jewellery, dolls, hats, clothing, oil & water colors & mixed media art, unique gift items, photography and more.
Curator Jeremy Tessmer has assembled modernist / minimalist paintings and sculptures from the 1950s to the present day that exhibit traces of the detachment implied by coolness. Many are bright and colorful, though, reminding us that 'cool' is neither too hot nor too cold. There are also nods to surf culture and to skate culture, to graphic design and to product design. There are contemporary works, by artists based in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, that both reflect coolness and critique it...
On view from the Permanent Collection of Casa Dolores, works of art in clay, leather, wood, textile and silver, representing the vast regions of Mexico and artisan craft traditions of the 20th century. Roger Brown ceramics in garden. In English and Spanish. Exhibition ongoing.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is delighted to present a selection of important paintings that are on extended loan by the Armand Hammer foundation and augmented by several works from the private collection of Michael Armand Hammer.
On The Waterfront: Painting By Ray Strong, as part of a citywide exhibit showcasing artist Ray Strong's anthology of art. Arguably one of the most famous Santa Barbara artists,14 of Mr. Strong's lifetime works that showcase his waterfront renderings will be on display at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
The exhibition explores the recent popularity of the "Teen Paranormal Romance" literary genre, characterized by romantic love with elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Teen Paranormal Romance includes sculpture, photography, and video that tap into the conceptual veins of this widely acclaimed genre. The works offer subtle commentary on the dark zeitgeist of paranormal phenomena and the ideological positions it influences regarding topics that range from religious be...
Visions of Modernity explores the creative process of printmaking in the first half of the 20th century in Japan, a period when artists of all disciplines explored new forms of expression as the nation sought to modernize by embracing new ideas and technologies from the West. This rapid adaptation led artists to react with a new sense of individualism and an urgency to express the political, social, economic and cultural changes of their work.
Marcia Burtt Studio presents "Wanderlust," an exhibition expanding both literal and artistic boundaries. The pull to work outside the artist’s usual haunts shows itself in pieces created on site in France, on the near-but-far Channel Islands, and in other places throughout our nation’s vast expanse. Fresh views lead to new discoveries. Complementing works painted far away are pieces that reflect the drive to experience unknown materials, themes, challenges, or styles-...
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