Tag archives: Westmont Ridley Tree Museum

Museum Features Renowned Ceramic Artist
By Scott Craig   |   August 8, 2019

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art has organized a touring retrospective exhibition of Don Reitz, one of the most experimental and ingenious ceramic artists of the last century. “Spontaneous Response: The Innovative Ceramics of Don Reitz” opens August 29 and runs through November 9 with a reception Thursday, August 29, from 4-6 pm. “Don Reitz […]

Surprise Summer Exhibit Features New Gifts
By Scott Craig   |   July 18, 2019

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art is showing off its newest treasures this summer in “The Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collections,” through early August. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and closed weekends and college holidays during the summer. For more information, please visit westmont.edu/museum or contact […]

Artist Joan Rosenberg-Dent’s Newest Works
By Richard Mineards   |   July 11, 2019

Montecito artist Joan Rosenberg-Dent is exhibiting her award-winning porcelain sculptural art in a few galleries downtown, following her works selected by the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art earlier this year. I met her on Friday, July 5 at her opening at 10 West Gallery on Anapamu, a contemporary multi-artist showcase location. There Joan is showing […]

Museum Awards Local Artists
By Scott Craig   |   June 6, 2019

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art kicked off its yearly exhibition featuring tri-county artists by handing out $3,000 in cash awards to winners at the opening reception May 16. Roxanne Sexauer, UC Long Beach professor of art, juried the exhibition, “Body and Soul: Annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition,” selecting paintings, prints, collages, sculptures, watercolors, and photographs […]

Photo Exhibit Exposes ‘Watershed’ Moment
By Scott Craig   |   January 17, 2019

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art explores the increasingly fraught relationship between humankind and the environment with a number of events to coincide with the exhibition “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography” through March 23 in the museum. “Throughout North America, we share these sustainability issues, and although each need is specific to its region, ‘Watershed’ is […]

Senior Art Explores “Degrees of Separation”
By Scott Craig   |   March 29, 2018

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer their capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber sculpture, digital prints, welding, assemblage, and a charcoal animation from April 5 to May 5 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “Degrees of Separation: Westmont Graduate Exhibition” is Thursday, April 5 from […]

Exhibit Explores Diversity of African Art
By Scott Craig   |   March 15, 2018

Westmont neighbors Fima and Jere Lifshitz, who have collected African art for 40 years, exhibit many of their pieces in “Africa through Its Sculpture: Highlights from the Lifshitz Collection” through Saturday, March 24, at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays […]

Museum to Raise Big Bucks in Small Artworks
By Scott Craig   |   January 11, 2018

Small works of art from several hundred artists from around the country will be auctioned during “5X5: Celebrating Westmont College’s 80th Anniversary” at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art on January 11-26. An opening reception Thursday, January 11, from 4 to 6 pm will start the online auction (westmontmuseum.org), which lasts until Friday, January 26, […]