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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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Friday Sep 04, 2015


Opening Reception: Ed Moses Paintings from 1987-2007
  • September 04, 2015
  • Times: 9AM - 5PM
  • Location: The Mitchell Estate Gallery
  • Address: 110 Powers Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-568-1700

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" - A Sensory Touch Exhibition
  • September 04, 2015 - September 05, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5PM
  • Location: The Arts Fund Gallery
  • Address: 205- C Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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... Details

CA COOL at Sullivan Goss

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... Details

Casa Dolores: Mexican Objects from the Permanent Collection
  • September 04, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sat 12-4PM
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

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.

Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation
  • September 04, 2015
  • 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.  

Patricia Doyle and Marcia Burtt exhibtion
  • September 04, 2015 - October 18, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 1-5PM
  • Address: 517 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Venue: Marcia Burtt Gallery

The dynamic fluidity of water meets the stasis of land in Water’s Edge, an exhibition of paintings by Patricia Doyle and Marcia Burtt.

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come
  • September 04, 2015 - September 27, 2015
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thursday 11AM-8PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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. 

Then They Form Us

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.

tug: Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli
  • September 04, 2015 - October 17, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; Saturdays, 11am-5pm
  • Address: 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Phone: 805-565-6162
  • Venue: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

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: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
  • September 04, 2015
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM - 5PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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, 'Border Control'
  • September 04, 2015 - October 15, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6-8PM
  • Address: 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-5373
  • Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

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.

Zero to Sixty: An Underwater Adventure From the Equator to Alaska
  • September 04, 2015 - September 07, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: On display at the Sea Center and Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-682-4711 x 129
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center

Experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! A photographic exhibit by Richard Salas. 

Saturday Sep 05, 2015


14th Annual Studio Artists Open Studios Tour
  • September 05, 2015 - September 06, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11AM - 5PM
  • Location: Various Studios Around Santa Barbara

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

Paint in the Vineyard @ Koehler WInery
  • September 05, 2015
  • Times: 10AM - 12:30PM
  • Location: Koehler Winery
  • Address: 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Phone: 805-990-2105

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!

"How I See It" - A Sensory Touch Exhibition
  • September 05, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5PM
  • Location: The Arts Fund Gallery
  • Address: 205- C Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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... Details

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