Tag archives: painting

Art for Endangered Animals
By Joanne Calitri   |   December 13, 2022

The Thomas Reynolds Gallery is generously hosting a wall for the art of two local oil painters on a mission to raise awareness of endangered animals and factory farmed animals. The exhibit is titled “EYE AM ART” and is on view now through December 31. The oil painters are longtime painter, illustrator, and teacher Nancy […]

Rooted in Art: ‘Dos Arbolitos’ Exhibit Paints a Picture of Friendship and Nature
By Zach Rosen   |   September 20, 2022

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it was a photo that inspired a thousand (or so) paintings when the Oak Group gathered under an expansive eponymous tree along the San Marcos Foothill Preserve 35 years ago for a photo. Founded on the idea of painting the places of nature in an effort […]

Art for All: Painting in Portico
By Audrey Biles   |   August 23, 2022

I am no artist. In school, art class was offered until eighth grade, a curriculum that didn’t exactly develop my inner Frida Kahlo. I have always been interested in painting, but never really knew where to start. That is, however, until one morning, when I saw a sign advertising art classes in the window of […]

I Madonnari: Beloved Event’s Triumphant Return 
By Madeleine Nicks   |   May 31, 2022

On Memorial Day weekend, the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will finally return to Old Mission Santa Barbara after three years. Admission is free and open to all, and the event will take place from Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 30, from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Along with the art […]

Painting Paradise
By Lynda Millner   |   April 26, 2022

Paradise Revisited is what artist Sandy Ostrau feels for Santa Barbara. There is a show of her works at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery from now until the end of May. The gallery is celebrating its one-year anniversary and is located a few doors away from the Arlington Theatre ticket booth, in the artsy part of […]

The Illustrious Artworks of Michael Drury
By Zach Rosen   |   April 7, 2022

In his upcoming exhibit, Far and Near, at the Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery, Michael Drury explores the illustrious landscapes of California, Nevada, and Ireland, immersing the viewer in these locations with his distinctive style of plein air painting. While this exhibit captures vistas far and near, Drury got his start in painting more near […]

The Essence of Paradise: Paradise Revisited Exhibit Opens April 2 with Artist Sandy Ostrau
By Joanne Calitri   |   March 31, 2022

April 2 is the opening of an exhibit titled Paradise Revisited, by artist Sandy Ostrau, at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery on State Street downtown Santa Barbara. Ostrau, an abstract artist of 40 years and exhibiting for 15 years, graduated UCSB in 1982 with a Liberal Studies Degree comprised of art history, sociology, and economics. She […]

From Commercial Portraits to the Streets of the Bronx: Artist Stephen Holland
By Joanne Calitri   |   January 25, 2022

To start 2022 off strong in the local art world, renowned painter Stephen Holland, at 80 years young, is exhibiting his latest works in a show titled “Longneck Circus,” at the Silo118 Gallery in the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara.  The new art is a breakout session for Holland, who spent his career painting commissioned […]

Hank Pitcher’s ‘East Beach to Butterfly’ Unearthed
By Ted Mills   |   December 14, 2021

Once a longtime backdrop to a part of Coast Village Road shopping history, a Hank Pitcher canvas has been rediscovered, 30 years after it was hidden from the public. Out of sight, out of mind, this Pitcher work was thought lost. But now it is making its return to the spotlight with a special showing […]

McGarry’s New Play Breaks Her Own Code
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 31, 2021

Santa Barbara writer Claudia Hoag McGarry has been involved in the arts in town for more than 30 years, including teaching English Skills at SBCC for more than three decades, publishing three novels including two thrillers and a young adult memoir, producing four plays all in the historical drama genre, and writing screenplays and even […]

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church – Part II
By Hattie Beresford   |   July 30, 2020

St. Paul’s has been nominated for inclusion on the list of Santa Barbara City historic landmarks and is working toward state and national recognition as well. Organized by architect Robert Ooley, F.A.I.A., a group of volunteers has been gathering historic information about the church to support the nominations; I was lucky enough to be among […]

Painting Through the Pandemic
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 7, 2020

Claudia Hoag McGarry has been involved in writing and literature for decades. Her resume includes more than a dozen screenplays, several novels and, more recently, a handful of theatrical plays as well as 30 years of serving as a Santa Barbara City College English skills teacher. Then COVID-19 arrived, shut down just about everything, and […]

Sweetheart Valentine’s Event
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 6, 2020

The new La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts invites all to share Valentine’s love at the new creative art center where the 24 artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, 3D printers and others occupying three spaces in La Cumbre Mall with studio and gallery spaces, classes, guidance and resources for artists have created special pieces for […]

The Great SCAPE
By Richard Mineards   |   July 18, 2019

Prepare to be oar struck with the latest exhibition at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Dorene White, a resident of Montecito for more than 30 years, and other members of SCAPE – Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment – will be exhibiting their colorful work. Dorene, a past president, is often seen at work […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   June 13, 2019

A Strange and Risky World We have a president who has led his caretakers in the Republican White House to think it is reasonable to insist on a petty hiding of a destroyer docked in Japan during the president’s recent visit because it has the name of a Republican senator, a former prisoner of war […]

Homecoming Light: The Return of Richard Schloss
By Zach Rosen   |   December 7, 2017

Each painter has an objective with his or her subject. Some explore form, line, and curve while others seek an expression and interpretation of an object. For landscape and impressionist painter Richard Schloss, it has been a lifelong pursuit of the intricacies of light.  His enchanting landscape works can be found in private collections around […]

Augustinian Painting Unveiled for Beebes
By Scott Craig   |   November 30, 2017

Your Westmont  by Scott Craig (photography by Brad Elliott) Westmont trustee Walter Hansen and Bruce Herman, Lothlorien distinguished professor in fine arts at Gordon College, presented president Gayle D. Beebe and his wife, Pam, with a commissioned portrait of Saint Augustine on October 27 in Westmont chapel. The gift honors the couple’s 10 years of […]