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Art Exhibits in Santa Barbara

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.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014


"Lasting Impressions"
  • July 28, 2014 - July 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Address: 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Phone: 805-688-7517

Award winning pastel artists, Kris Buck and Terri Taber will exhibit their plein air paintings at Gallery Los Olivos throughout month of July

Las Pinturas de la Fiesta

Special exhibit works include folklorico paintings from Mexico, Los Angeles, historical paintings of las Doñas of the Casa de la Guerra and iconic images of Fiesta.

Mbuti: Children of the Forest
  • July 28, 2014 - September 15, 2014
  • Times: 8AM-10PM
  • Address: 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Phone: 805.969.3626, ext. 103

This photographic exhibition and accompanying short film explore the culture of the Mbuti, the pygmy hunter-gatherers of the Congo Rainforest. Opening talk and reception on Sunday, July 20 from 2-5P. 

"Tree of Life" Exhibition at Casa Dolores
  • July 28, 2014 - May 30, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 12-4PM
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

This Exhibition will explore the history if the significance of the Tree of Life in Mexico. Ranging from a traditional wedding gift, to being used as a religious education tool between friars and Native Americans when the Spanish first came to the country. 

14th Annual Buddha Abides
  • July 28, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Times: Tues-Fri 11AM-5PM; Sat 10AM-4PM
  • Address: 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-884-0459
  • Venue: Art From Scrap

Now in its fourteenth year, Buddha Abides provides a forum where Buddhist influenced work by local, contemporary artists is shown, appreciated and purchased.

Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation
  • July 28, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM, Chase Free Thursdays 5-8PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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.  

Experience Early California Art!
  • July 28, 2014 - September 30, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sunday 12-5PM
  • Address: 136 E. De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-1601
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

We invite you to explore Impressions In Ink - Etchings From The Collection.  Impressions In Ink features prints by Santa Barbara artists Henry Chapman Ford (1828 – 1894), Marian Hebert (1899 – 1960), Edward Borein (1872 – 1945), Carl Oscar Borg (1879 – 1947), and Reginald Vaughan (1870 – 1958). The exhibition will present a variety of subject matter, from the California Missions to local scenes, seascapes, and desert landscapes, with much of the work fres... Details

Impressions in Ink-Etchings from the Collection
  • July 28, 2014 - August 15, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Address: 136 East De La Guerra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-1601
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Impressions In Ink features prints by Santa Barbara artists The exhibition will present a variety of subject matter, from the California Missions to local scenes, seascapes, and desert landscapes, with much of the work fresh out of conservation and as bright as the day they were printed.

Ken Bortolazzo: Moving On

New exhibition of kinetic sculpture by Ken Bortolazzo. Working with stainless steel, Bortolazzo has established himself as one of the country's foremost metal sculptors. In his newest body of work, he continues a departure from his past Optikinetic work, experimenting with wall-mounted works and colored lighting effects.

Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art
  • July 28, 2014 - September 14, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thursday 11AM-8PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-4364
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Left Coast is an exhibition that presents an overview of the Museum's collecting habits in contemporary art over the past five years, focusing most heavily on artists living and working in Southern California. Featuring a variety of media, including painting, photography, works on paper, and sculpture, many of the works in the exhibition are in view for the first time! 

Living in the Timeless: Drawings by Beatrice Wood
  • July 28, 2014 - August 31, 2014
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thursday 11AM-8PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-4364
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

This exhibition examines the lesser known role of Beatrice Woods work. Wood's work explores socially taboo subject matter in abstract and figurative styles. Providing an intimate glimpse into the artist's life and legacy, Living in the Timeless is infused with humor, wit, and eroticism, Wood's drawings delve into various aspects of human nature.The exhibition also features ceramic sculptures and tiles, as well as the artist's illustrated books. 

Project Fiesta!
  • July 28, 2014 - September 26, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tue-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12-5PM
  • Address: 136 E. De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-1601
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, join us for our latest exhibition, Project Fiesta! Experience the pageantry, fashion and traditions of our city’s most cherished cultural festival. Featuring vintage posters, artwork, restored costumes, artifacts and history.

The Vastness is Bearable
  • July 28, 2014 - December 05, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Times: 11AM-5PM
  • Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-5373
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

MCASB presents a satellite exhibition at the Hotel Indigo that features artists who contemplate the vastness of the cosmos and whose works reflect human fascination, curiosity, and awe with the universe.

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014


"Lasting Impressions"
  • July 29, 2014 - July 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Address: 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Phone: 805-688-7517

Award winning pastel artists, Kris Buck and Terri Taber will exhibit their plein air paintings at Gallery Los Olivos throughout month of July

Las Pinturas de la Fiesta

Special exhibit works include folklorico paintings from Mexico, Los Angeles, historical paintings of las Doñas of the Casa de la Guerra and iconic images of Fiesta.

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