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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.
Ed Moses is often considered one of the most innovative and and central figures of postwar West Coast art. Selections from his works will be on view at The Mitchell Estate Gallery until September 30th. An opening reception will be held on September 4th with light refreshments available in The Grand Salon.
HOW I SEE IT is a sensory touch exhibition that presents local artists' specific tactile works of art so that the pieces can be experienced by the visually impaired. The exhibition aims to rethink what is important to the audience when sight is not the primary sense employed. It is about two senses that we use, and many take for granted: sight and touch. When someone is visually impaired, touch becomes far more important to them in the scheme of things than it is to the average person...their h...
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.
The dynamic fluidity of water meets the stasis of land in Water’s Edge, an exhibition of paintings by Patricia Doyle and Marcia Burtt.
This represents the first exhibition that explores how the practice of painting served as the means for LasZlo Moholy-Nagy to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. Featuring a suite of paintings executed on traditional supports, as well as on new industrial materials like plastics and aluminum, this presentation highlights how Moholy's deployment of painting served to synthesize the inter-medical practice for which the artist has become so renowned.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) presents Then They Form Us, a new group exhibition that explores the precarious status of the "self" during its pixelated or roboticized evolution. The six artists in the exhibition create works that question the ways in which identities are altered within this digital realm, as computers increasingly co-opt the human body during an age of ultra-connectivity.
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art presents the ArtWatch 2015 series, featuring the collaborative work of Santa Barbara based artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli. Opening reception: Sept 2, 2015 from 4:30-7:00pm.
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.
Yara El-Sherbini is an artist who uses humor and play to address structures of power that inform our everyday existence; her accessible works engage viewers with complex social and political issues and explore the often invisible systems and processes of knowledge production that influence culture.
Experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! A photographic exhibit by Richard Salas.
34 professional artists open their working studios to the public. Visitors can choose the artists whose work they most want to see and use the map provided to plan their own self-guided driving tour. An opening Reception will be held at the Corridan Gallery on Friday from 5-8PM
Come discover your inner artist at Koehler Winery and paint outside in the vineyard. No experience necessary! Step-by-step instructions from a trained artist, all materials and an exclusive wine tasting flight are provided. Bottle discounts will be extended to painters, too!
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