Tag archives: Peggy Ferris

Come for the Studio, Stay for the Art
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 5, 2023

In the two decades plus since the Santa Barbara Studio Artists (SBSA) launched their annual Open Studios Tour, several others have sprung up in the area, including the Mesa, Carpinteria, and most recently upper State Street. But the SBSA Labor Day weekend is still the granddaddy of them all, the largest and most prestigious event […]

The Accidental Abstract Artist
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 29, 2019

Peggy Ferris knew she wanted to be an artist ever since her childhood on Long Island, when she used to escape a chaotic family that included four sisters by heading into her room to draw. “I was really intrigued with capturing images, particularly of horses, trying to catch its spirit in a drawing,” she said, […]