Tag archives: local artists

Event Honors ‘Mixed Up’ Artists
By Scott Craig   |   June 6, 2023

Rae Dunn, a popular Bay Area artist and juror of this year’s annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition, handed out cash awards to local artists on May 18 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Mixed Up celebrates the multitude of talented artists in our local region.  Dunn reviewed several hundred submissions from area artists for the […]

Calling Area Artists
By Scott Craig   |   March 22, 2022

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art is accepting submissions through April 15 from local artists for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Uncanny.” Westmont alumnus Robin Eley (’01), a hyperrealist painter raised in Australia, is the juror of this year’s Tri-County exhibition, which is open May 19 to June 18. A free, public, opening reception for the […]

Art in the Grass
By Lynda Millner   |   September 14, 2021

I met local artist Mara Abboud many moons ago and have always been envious of her talent. What better way to spend a day than enjoying her outdoor art display and eating a three-course lunch at the Santa Barbara Club. Mara’s paintings have received the attention of the art world because of her unique technique. […]

Is That Some Normalcy We See?
By Ted Mills   |   September 9, 2021

I’m knocking on wood right now (my own skull, don’t ya know), but it almost feels like some normalcy is returning in pockets to Santa Barbara’s art scene. I know that’s hard when a lot of our favorite galleries and spaces have upped and left. But there’s things you should know about, and I’d be […]

Let’s Try This Again: LCCCA’s Launch was Stunted, but Mission Remains the Same
By Nick Masuda   |   August 5, 2021

Mike Cregan will be the first to admit that there have been sleepless nights over the past 15 months; that’s what happens when one’s big idea is launched just prior to a global pandemic. Built on the concept of bringing together various artistic communities in one place, lockdowns and health protocols aren’t the easiest obstacles […]

Lotusland Art Sale
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 22, 2021

In an effort to rethink traditional in-person fundraising efforts, Lotusland has announced a new benefit event, Sanctuary.  Earlier this year, 36 local artists were asked to create new work inspired by Lotusland. The artists were given three days to visit the Garden and only eight weeks to create, capture, and complete their muse at Lotusland. […]

A Life in Focus
By Katherine Stewart   |   April 22, 2021

From photojournalist in Tennessee to two tours as Second Lady to a new start in Montecito, Tipper Gore has had a remarkable journey To spend time with Tipper Gore – even by phone, as I did, thanks to COVID-19 safety restrictions – is to marvel at the vivid tapestry of her life. As the nation’s Second Lady […]

I Madonnari
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 30, 2019

Every year for over 20 years, our local community has celebrated outdoor public art at the annual Memorial Day weekend I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival. Here is where one can get grounded, literally, and draw their choice of art with chalks on the pavement in front of the Mission Santa Barbara. The front grass […]

Sullivan Goss Annual 100 Grand
By Joanne A Calitri   |   December 13, 2018

Sullivan Goss [SG] opens its doors annually in December with its 100 Grand Exhibit specifically to show works from only local artists, comprised of veteran professional locals and newbies. The concept is to price the art for $1,000 or less and keep the overall size minimalist, in a mission to encourage people with lesser budgets […]

Table Fable
By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Women’s Board hosted a socially gridlocked Art of the Table, with local artists and designers translating works of art from the museum’s collection into spectacular and dramatic tablescapes. “We wanted to add another event to our portfolio as we’ve been doing a lot of fundraising because the museum has been […]