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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...
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.
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art unveils thirty recent acquisitions by a variety of influential artists ranging from Andy Goldsworthy to Claes Oldenburg.
New York-based artist, Stephen Westfall, is the Museum’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence. Westfall has been commissioned to execute a wall painting in the Museum’s soaring Nachman Gallery. Spanning all four walls of the gallery, Westfall’s massive painting will include a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually. His composition takes into account the fluctuations between figure and ground; the color palette of signs; and painterly influences incl...
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Susan Petty: Explorations,” drawings of eucalyptus and sycamores that examine substance and space. Departing from her colorist origins, Susan Petty has worked primarily in graphite for eight years. With this series she culminates her exploration of decay and transformation through the simple medium of graphite.
An exhibition of recent acquisitions by the Art, Design & Architecture Museum explores the different narratives that works of art and architecture reveal about influences, biography, materials, place, and technical advancements. Every new acquisition has a story to tell, and talks back to all the other objects and collection in the Museum.Included in this glimpse of our collecting priorities is work by artists, architects, furniture makers, and landscape designers, including: William R. Cur...
The artists in Unintended Consequences all work with the idea of the unintended consequence as a core aspect of their practice. Their art mines accumulations of unexpected results to gain perspective on both the original intentions that seem to have gone astray and the fresh opportunities these accidents create. An opening reception will be held October 30th, from 5-8PM during the Funk Zone Art Walk.
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.
White's designs for the Coachella Valley desert cities of Palm Desert, Indio, La Quinta, and Palm Springs in the 1940s and 1950s addressed the extreme climate with thrilling, expressionistic forms that took inspiration from the natural landscape, while proposing new, ecologically sensitive, and inexpensive construction methods. White's inventive roof designs-he received a patent for his All Steel Hypar roof and wood roof construction methods-make his desert projects especially distinctive. His ...
This exhibition considers photographs taken by Garry Winogrand from of his suite of prints, Women are Beautiful, 1975. In these candid photographs young women are shown going about their daily lives, mostly in New York City. Since their publication the public reception of these photographs has been problematic. For some, the images represent a joyous celebration of an evolving, more liberated, sense of womanhood, while others see them as examples of Winogrand's exploitative male gaze. This exhi...
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