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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.
This exhibition will feature the work of this year's outstanding cast of professional artists and writers who have graciously accepted the opportunity to impart their knowledge to Santa Barbara's next generation of artists. The artist talk is a chance to to meet and speak with the artists about their work.
An enticing evening of dance featuring exceptional dancers, live music and captivating choreography that touches both the heart and mind. Look for interesting juxtapositions between the classical and contemporary by Santa Barbara’s American Dance & Music Performance Group.
Casa Dolores presents the new exhibition, BANDERA WARE: from Revolution to Republic / de Revolución a República. The exhibition gives light to a rare style of earthenware ceramics created in Jalisco utilizing colors of the Mexican flag (la bandera). The unique mix of green, white and red appear in flora, fauna and abstract design of the bandera-ware, referencing symbols and history of the flag itself.
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.
In addition to the breathtaking gardens of Lotusland, visitors will see a contemporary art exhibition inspired by an environmental imperative – the global loss of wild bird populations and their role as indicators of the health of our planet.
Marcia Burtt Studio presents "Forest for the Trees," an exhibition celebrating the beauty and poetry of trees in contemporary landscape paintings by gallery artists. Detailed studies compel the viewer to step in close and examine the delicate line and intricate natural design while panoramic scenes or broad brush strokes and abstract shapes encourage the viewer to step back and ponder the big picture.
The exhibition will feature the work of this year's outstanding cast of professional artists and writers who have graciously accepted the opportunity to impart their knowledge to Santa Barbara's next generation of artists. As a reflection of the mentorship program itself, this exhibition will feature a diverse array of media including alternative process photography, old masters oil painting, plein air painting, creative writing, stainless steel sculpture, drawing and mix-media; all art forms ...
Local artist, David J. Diamant, will showcase his new exhibit, Surf Altar, which features works in pen-and-ink, acrylic, photography, murals, digital imaging, and plexiglass shadow art.
The exhibition explores the recent popularity of the "Teen Paranormal Romance" literary genre, characterized by romantic love with elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Teen Paranormal Romance includes sculpture, photography, and video that tap into the conceptual veins of this widely acclaimed genre. The works offer subtle commentary on the dark zeitgeist of paranormal phenomena and the ideological positions it influences regarding topics that range from religious be...
Sullivan Goss presents an exhibition that focuses on the art of strong women modernists active between 1915 and today. The exhibit will have a particular focus on Santa Barbara modernists like Lyla Harcoff and Grace Vollmer, but it will also feature a fine selection of works by East Coast modernist Betty Lane.The gallery will round out the selection with the works of important California modernists and a few contemporary artists whose works share some of the iconoclastic spirit of their predece...
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.
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art On View: May 21 – June 20, 2015 Opening Reception & Awards: Thursday, May 21 • 4-6 p.m. Juror: Ciara Ennis – Director & Curator of Pitzer College Art Galleries
Experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! A photographic exhibit by Richard Salas.
Join MCASB for a teen takeover at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara to celebrate the Teen Insiders Project 2014/15. Check out the new exhibition, Teen Paranormal Romance, while listening to some sick beats and sipping a signature mocktail.
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