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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.
An exhibit of paintings by D. Ferguson, D. Nalls, L. Mines, B. Harper, L. Mutti, S. Belloni, L.Iwerks, P. Morris, K. Hedden, T.Taber, J. Aubrey, J. Martin, B. Malley, R. Hunter, J. Rowbottam, M. Drury, R. Robinson & S. Cooper. Reception:Thursday, November 5th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m
ArtSEE is a fundraiser art exhibit and sale to benefit SEE International. SEE International is a non profit, humanitarian organization whole volunteer eye surgeons generously work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. The exhibition features original and affordable works by Abstract Art Collective members, plus additional artwork juried and curated by Dug Uyesaka.
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.
Local photographers Robert Watt and Dennis Schuett are featured in Divergent Focal Planes on the Channel: From Darkroom to Lightroom, a photography exhibit that captures two different perspectives of one subject, the Santa Barbara Channel. Both photographers grew up in rural, landlocked, middle America and were drawn to the allure of the ocean. In this experimental exhibit, they show how photography can capture one subject in unique and diverse ways.
Curtis’s monumental project, the depiction of the daily life of Indian tribes from New Mexico to Alaska, consumed him for thirty years. The influence of western landscape painting was evident in his subjective approach and artistic style. His carefully arranged compositions and use of light created the sense of a timeless presence and can be seen in over 50 photogravures. In an attempt to record as much of traditional life as possible, Curtis made wax cylinder recordings of language and m...
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art unveils thirty recent acquisitions by a variety of influential artists ranging from Andy Goldsworthy to Claes Oldenburg.
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.
The Zoo's first juried art exhibit features more than 20 paintings of zoo plants created in watercolor, colored pencils, and graphite by members of the Botanic Artists Guild of Southern. Opening Reception includes artist talks and demonstrations with watercolors and colored pencils, art activities for kids, leaf rubbing, and more. All works are for sale, with prices from $200 to $2,000; some artists also offer lower cost prints. Proceeds split between the Zoo and the artists.
Through January 2016 Piranesi: Architecture of the Imagination, a selection of etchings by Venetian-born printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s collection is currently on view in the Ridley-Tree Gallery.
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