The Santa Barbara Printmaker’s 17th Annual Juried Exhibition embarks upon an exciting new exhibition in cooperation with the County Arts Commission and the County Art in Public Places Committee, bringing to the Santa Barbara community the opportunity to view and learn about fine art printmaking. All artists throughout California had an opportunity to submit up to three works to be juried for the exhibition, which is on exhibit from May 24 through September 17, 2010, at Channing Peake Gallery, in the County Administration Building, 105 Anapamu St, 1st floor, Santa Barbara, CA.
On Saturday, May 22, ninety-nine artists brought their work to an ingathering at the Peake Gallery from 9:30 – 11:30am. Tim Schiffer, the Executive Director of the Museum of Ventura County juried eighty-four prints into the exhibition, representing the best examples of both traditional and innovative printmaking techniques. Ninety-nine artists entered with two-hundred sixty-two works of art. Artists entered from diverse locations such as Fresno, Morro Bay, Palos Verdes, Cupertino, Newberry Park and Manhattan Beach in addition to the local Santa Barbara area.
The 17th Annual Juried Exhibition will open on 1st Thursday, June 3rd, from 5-8pm, with an awards ceremony at 6pm. Cash prizes will be awarded to artists who were selected by the juror. In addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes; there were four honorable mention awards. Printing mediums included: solar etchings, reductive woodcut, monoprint with chine collé, linocut, etching, drypoint, silkscreen, solar intaglio, polmer photogravure, nature print, and many combinations of all of the above. At the July 1st Thursday, at 5:30pm, the general public will have an opportunity to hear a short talk on printmaking and then visit printmaking stations, many with demonstrations, throughout the gallery, representing many of the diverse methods of printmaking.
Don Zimmerman, interim president of Santa Barbara Printmakers said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to acquaint the public with the beauty and craft of the fine art print in its many forms as well as affording the opportunity for printmakers, both local and statewide, to display their work in a beautiful and accessible venue.”
SPECIAL SUPPORT for the Printmakers exhibition was provided by Anonymous, Jana Zimmer and Richard Solomon, the Santa Barbara Printmakers, and Don and Siu Zimmerman. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY is a project of the County Arts in Public Places (CAPP) Committee of the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission with generous funding support provided by the following: Erin Balint, Priscilla Bender-Shore, Susan Bower, Ginny Brush and Mari Bartoli, Claire Chytilo, Joan Davidson, Andrew and Adrianne Davis, Phyllis De Picciotto, Herb DeFriez, Jacqueline Dyson, Mercedes Eichholz, Steve Hausz, Yvonne Heine, Joanne Holderman, Elaine LeVasseur: HiFi Club, Perie Longo, Jon and Lillian Lovelace, Luce O’Brien, Will Prindle, Frances Puccinelli, Marie Schoeff, C. Dana White, Stuart Winthrop.
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents, Intersection: Between People and Spaces, an exhibition of regional artists curated by John Hood, Professor of Art, Allan Hancock College, and Arts Commissioner from the 5th District, from March 15– June 18, 2010 at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside, Santa Maria. The opening reception will be Wednesday, April 7th from 4-6pm.
Intersection: Between People and Spaces, a photographic exhibition, displays the work of Mike Messina, Terra Paige, Terry Hunter, and Steve Lewis. This exhibition investigates the variety of ways photographers depict human interaction. All the work incorporates evidence of the human in the landscape: commercial portraits, figures in cast shadows, landscape w/architecture, landscapes with industry, obscure silhouettes, etc. Each of the photographers is an artist who has connections to Allan Hancock College as present and past teachers and students.
The local talent that converges in this exhibition varies greatly in style. Their common thread is the ability to recognize the smallest nuances and details of human life as it crosses paths with our natural settings. Portrait photographer Terra Paige has always “felt most inspired by work which revealed moments caught in time, rather than those appearing staged or forced.” Regarding his photographs, Steven Lewis says, “They come together in momentary intersections, meetings of light, time, and space, which challenge me to record them with my camera in an effort to document their ephemeral existence.”
Design Matters… 2009 AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards February 1, 2010– May 14, 2010
Every third year, a jury of renowned architects select the best of architectural design in Santa Barbara. The 2009 AIA Design Awards…Design Matters exhibition, will be on display at the Channing Peake Gallery, 1st floor of the Santa Barbara County Administration Building, from February 1st through May 14, 2010. From a diverse field that includes private residences, public buildings and intimate interiors, the Jury honors those projects that excel in design excellence. Award-winning Architects from California: Jon Jerde, FAIA, David Baker, FAIA and Grant Kirkpatrick, AIA participated as the 2009 Jury participants. For more information about our Jury go to: http://www.aiasb.com/awards2009jury.cfm
Honor Award Winners are:
Oxbow Cliff May Residence, residential by B3 Architects, a Berkus Design Studio
Granada Theatre Renovation, remodel by PMSM Architects, Inc.
Santa Barbara Bowl, institutional by Design Arc with Handel Architects, LLP
Merit Award Winners are:
Sugarbug Pediatric Dental Office, Commercial/Interior by AB Design Studio, Inc.
One Twenty One, Mixed-use/multi-family by Cearnal Andrulaitis, LLP
UCSB Manzanita Village, Institutional by Design Arc & Moore Ruble Yudell
Chapala One, Mixed-use/multi-family by Design Arc, Inc.
Mid-Century Modern, Residential/ single-family/remodel/interior by Ensberg Jacobs Design, Inc.
Casas las Ganadas Residential by Peikert Group Architects, LLP
Toro Canyon, Residential by Johnmike Cohen and Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc.
Bisquit Filmworks, Commercial by Shubin +Donaldson Architects, Inc.
Casa De La Vista, Single-family by Thomas Bollay Architects, Inc.
The Jury looks for projects that lift the spirit, sustain natural resources and enhances the environment. AIA Santa Barbara received sixty-two entries from licensed architects or firms within the SB County and or eligible AIA architects or firms from around the country. Each entry was judged on its own merit and evaluated for design resolution, contextualism and innovation. With criteria to demonstrate exemplary skill in resolving formal, functional, and technical requirements, entrants were challenged to achieve successful sensitivity and response to its surrounding community incorporating innovations in building materials and techniques if possible. All sixty-two submissions will be available on exhibit at the Channing Peake Gallery.
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara will also exhibit a representative sampling of children’s artwork from their highly successful program, Kid’s Draw Architecture.
OpeningReception: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 4-6pm
Cheryl Weiss, Curator
Santa Maria -- The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents Rec´•la•ma´•tion
a mixed media exhibition of regional artists curated by Cheryl Weiss, Professor of Art, Allan Hancock College and Vice President of the Nipomo Arts Commission, facilitated by John Hood, Professor of Art, Allan Hancock College and Arts Commissioner from the 5th District, from November 23, 2009 to February 19, 2010 at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside, Santa Maria. The opening reception will be Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 4-6pm.
Rec´•la•ma´•tion showcases the work of regional artists who use mixed media and found objects to explore ideas about the act and process of transformation and revitalization. Artists featured in the exhibition are: Larry Delinger, Anthony Hicks, Juan Manuel Perez, Natasha Stanton and Patti Screen-Smith.
Cheryl Weiss said, “According to the dictionary, reclamation is the act or process of reformation, the restoration of use or recovery. As a theme, this seems especially timely to me. When artists use mixed media and found objects, their works transform what may be commonplace and discarded. What was lost, is regained. By revitalizing what appears useless and worn, these pieces elevate our perceptions. It is exciting, emotionally moving and thought-provoking when our imaginations are actively involved in the creative process as we view the work. What emerges reconnects us to our shared humanity, our spirit, a reverence for all life, and often our sense of humor and sense of wonder.” Among the artists participating are some for whom the Central Coast was once home. “I invited their participation, so they could return here through their art, to reclaim and reaffirm their connection to this community,” Weiss said.
This exhibition is a project of the County Arts in Public Places (CAPP) Committee of the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission with generous funding support provided by the following: Esther Bates, Charles L. Bloom Foundation, Ginny Brush & Mari Bartoli, Teen Conlon, Joan Cyr, Joan Davidson, Phyllis De Picciotto, Jacqueline Dyson, 7 Day Nursery, Mary Heebner, Joanne Holderman, Betty and Bob Klausner, Elaine LeVasseur, Jon and Lillian Lovelace, The Palm Loft Gallery, Frances Puccinelli, Scott Rowland, Rick and Ro Sanders, William Prindle, C. Dana White and Jana Zimmer.
Friday, October 9, 12:15pm, Gallery walk-thru with Anette Kubitza, Curator
1st Thursday, November 5, 6pm, Join us for an evening of Engaging Encounters – Mix it up with the curator and exhibition artists; hear artists discuss their work. Become inquisitive and become part of the dynamic SB art scene.
Curated by Anette G. Kubitza, Ph.D.
The Arts Fund, in collaboration with The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents an exhibition, Reflections and Projections: 20 Years of the Individual Artist Awards, featuring new works by over 30 visual artists who have won The Arts Fund's prestigious Individual Artist Award (IAA). The IAA was created to recognize and reward artistic excellence in Santa Barbara County, and artist Channing Peake was one of the program's most passionate early supporters. Over 128 artists in the visual, performing and literary arts have received IAAs, which include a cash award and exhibition and performing opportunities in Santa Barbara. For a list of participating artists and all of The Arts Fund's IAA winners, please visit The Arts Fund Santa Barbara.
Bob Debris, Civil War, Moorpark, 2009, photograph
Terri Friedman,Harmonic Swell, 2007, acrylic medium on Plexiglas
Unlike the swallows that are supposed return to Capistrano each year (they haven’t shown up for a few years); the Summer Solstice Celebration shows up every year and continues to surprise and delight us with a colorful poster that seems to personify the imaginative, exuberant and playful Solstice spirit that we have come to expect and look forward to. City Hall Gallery is honoring that creativity withSummer Solstice: Poster Celebration, June 2 through January 2010, an exhibition of vintage and new posters from the archives of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum; which is a vast repository of historical and cultural material from Santa Barbara’s colorful past. “This marvelous collection of art visually documents what has become one of Santa Barbara’s largest civic celebrations. In these works, with their vibrant colors and sense of movement, one can feel the joy, the sheer delight that is Summer Solstice,” says David S. Bisol, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Historical Museum.The opening will take place on 1stThursday, June 4, 5-7pm at the City Hall Gallery; and will feature one of the exciting Solstice inflatables by Pali X Mano on the grass in front of City Hall at De La Guerra Plaza.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 4-6 pm
Santa Maria -- The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents FIVE VIEWS, an exhibition of regional artists curated by John Hood, Professor of Art, Allan Hancock College, and Arts Commissioner from the 5th District, from September 28 – November 5, 2009 at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside, Santa Maria. The opening reception will be Wednesday, September 30th from 4-6pm.
FIVE VIEWS spotlights the work of five regional artists using diverse media and exploring disparate subject matters. Included are Vicki Anderson, Sunni Gibbons, Stephanie Krouse, Nancy Jo Ward and Jessica Worthington.
Curator John Hood says, “Art is alive and well in the North County, as demonstrated with this outstanding group of artists. The women in the Five Views exhibition fully demonstrate the possibilities of what visual art can achieve, while at the same time making it approachable and inclusive. The Santa Maria Valley has wonderfully diverse artists and art patrons who want variety in the creative perspectives represented. This exhibit of regional art addresses a wide swath of subject matter and media. It is a chance to enjoy a unique blending of photography, painting, drawing and digital art.”
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents The Magical and Curious Realms of Ralph Auf der Heide: 1915 - 2008, curated by Rita Ferri, which offers a selection of unique and colorful reverse paintings on Plexiglas from the collection of his wife Lisl Auf der Heide, and limericks written by her for some of the paintings. A catalog brochure will accompany the exhibition, written by Rita A. Ferri, Curator of Collections for the County Arts Commission. Lisl Auf der Heide will attend the opening reception, July 2, 5-8pm at the Channing Peake Gallery, at 105 E. Anapamu St.; and she will do a walk-thru tour with the curator on Wednesday, July 15, at 12:15pm.
Reception: Thursday, June 11, 2009 from 4-6pm The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents, Iron and Plastic: Alternative Photography , an exhibition of regional artists curated by John Hood, Professor of Art, Allan Hancock College, and Arts Commissioner from the 5th District, from June 10 – Sept 18, 2009 at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside, Santa Maria. The opening reception will be Thursday, June 11th from 4-6pm. Iron and Plastic: Alternative Photography displays the work of Allan Hancock College Art Professor David Passage and some of his students, all now exhibiting photographers in the Santa Maria community. Lori Bell will show Holga and Dianna toy camera photos, Karen Carson will show plastic Lensbaby color photographs, Collette Crystal will show large Van Dyke prints, Ariana Sarinana will show Van Dyke pinhole photographs and Lynn Andrews and David Passage will show cyanotype images. When asked why alternative photography methods are important, David Passage, Hancock Professor of Art said
“Our culture is inundated with camera images and photography today is more and more driven by technology. Toy cameras and hand applied emulsions take us back to the simplicity of the lens formed image, to the roots of camera imagery. Photography is, at its most basic, making marks with light. Digital image making has separated the photographer from the photographic process, yet there are still those who need and want to physically engage their materials. They are “hands on” photographers for whom the manipulation of their materials is an integral part of their image making. Iron processes, cyanotype and van dyke, which depend on the light sensitivity of iron salts, ferric ammonium citrate, allow the artist to coat their own material and make their own prints."
Lynn Andrews, Untitled from the Botanical Series, cyanotype, 2009
FAST FORWARD 2009: Selections from The Berkus Family Collection
ARTISTS: Lawrence Argent, Sky Bergman, Ginny Brush, Jeff Brouws, Dan Connally, Sam Erenberg, Rollin Fortier, Timothy Hearsum, Ken Hendrickson, Dimitri Kozyrev, and Harry Reese.
Heather Jeno Silva, curator, revisits a selection of contemporary artists in the County’s Berkus and Family Collection, in honor of Gail Berkus. The exhibition features current works juxtaposed with earlier works from the collection to reveal surprising insights about the process of artistic evolution.
ARTISTS: Karen Carson, Denise Chavoya, Sandra Clouse, John Dilenger, Becky Hellwig, Felicia Kincaid, Dana R. Litzinger, Jonathan Lord, Claire Milburn, Juan Manuel Perez, Ariana Sarinana, And Carey Reimer
John Hood, curator, exhibiting artist, and Instructor of Art & Design at Allan Hancock College, and Arts Commissioner from the 5th district, brings together former students of Allan Hancock College, all now exhibiting artists in the community; and current students form the Santa Maria area. The twelve artists in this mixed media exhibition bring into play all the artistic license artists can bring to bear - utilizing standard images from photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing to the wilder side of puzzle pieces, newpapers, sea shells, and yes, even chicken wire.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2008 - JANUARY 16, 2009 press release ARTISTS:Rebekah Altman, Phoebe Brunner, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Jane Callister, Pat Calonne, Scott Chatenever, Joan Rosenberg-Dent, Ann Diener, Richard Dunlap, Noah Erenberg and Elena Siff, Nancy Taliaferro Faulkner, William Fenn, Julia Ford, Rebecca Gomez, Dane Goodman, Sophie Grant, Inga R. Guzyte, , Kimberly Hahn, Jean-Pierre Hebert, Mary Heebner, Ed Inks, Michael Irwin, Colleen Kelly, Wayne McCall, Nathan Snyder, Dug Uyesaka, Nina Warner, Kelly Wheeler, Kellie Wolfe, and Seyburn Zorthian.
Ro Snell, Curator
The artists' responses culminate in a dynamic combination of individual aesthetics and a diverse use of media and dimensions. A pervasive element throughout their work is the application of a conceptual interpretation, examining boundaries, questioning convention and addressing current global concerns. In addition, the group is made up of various ages and stages of artistic careers, adding a unique perspective to the exhibition installation as a whole.
Opening reception for the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission EDGE Exhibition in the Channing Peake Gallery October 2, 2008 in Santa Barbara. EDGE was part of Off-Axis, a month long celebration of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara. Artists interviews are included. Videography by Paul Westmacott.
The Essential Worker
MARCH 3 - JUNE 27, 2008 press release ARTISTS:Nell Campbell, Patricia Clarke, Kate Connell, Bob DeBris, Cathy Gregg, Ian McKaig, Larry Mills, Barbara Parmet, Matt Straka, and Paul Wellman
Brett Leigh Dicks, Curator
Inspired by Candacy Taylor's photos of career waitresses, this exhibition features color and black and white photographs that focus on workers essential to the sustaining a thriving community. They come from the trades and the service industries and their tasks include preparing our meals, keeping us safe, cleaning up after us, tending our gardens, checking our health and even building our homes.
PAST EXHIBITIONS 2007- 2008
Tradition and Transition:The California Missions
OCTOBER 29, 2007 - FEBRUARY 15, 2008press release The California Missions provides a contrast of two artists' etching collections: Henry Chapman Ford (1828-1894) and contemporary artist, Leonardo Nuñez, an award-winning Lompoc resident, who both recorded their views of the
California Missions. Ford printed all these etchings in 1883, and Nuñez completed his etchings in 1999. Also on view are the California Mission Clay miniatures by Alvin Cabral. Provided by the Ventura Museum of Art and History.
Leonardo Nuñez, Santa Barbara Mission
Ordinary to Extraordinary: FSA Photographs from the 1930s
AUGUST 6, 2007 - OCTOBER 26, 2007 press release Compassionate FSA (Farm Service Administration) photographers from the 1930s including: Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lang, Lee Russell, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, and others provide a black and white photo-documentary record of America during the Depression. FSA photographs are the very symbolic yardstick by which we measure the dignity, strength and courage of the American people during one of its most difficult decades in American history.
ARTISTS:Abel Alejandre, Armando Baeza, Joe Bravo, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Susan Elizade-Holler, David Flury, Lalo Garcia, Ana Marini Genzon, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, Wayne Healy, John de Heras, Sergio Hernandez, Pola Lopez, Vanesa Martinelli, Frank Martinez, Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, Raoul de la Sota, Eloy Torrez, Linda Vallejo, George Yepes
This collaborative exhibition between the Jewish Federation and the Arts Commission captures the vitality and energy of 20 Latino artists working and living in California today. The Latino community, like the Jewish people, has the shared experience of immigrating to the United States and having to build bridges across all of American society.
Design Matters...The 2006 AIA Design Awards
JANUARY 22, 2007 - APRIL 20, 2007press release Every third year, a jury of renowned architects selects the best of architectural design in Santa Barbara; and every third year the County Arts Commission has been pleased to host this exhibition. From a diverse field that includes private residences, public buildings and intimate interiors, the architectural jury honors those projects that excel in design excellence. This year, the jurors were three nationally acclaimed modernist architects: John Field, FAIA, San Francisco, Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, San Diego, and Ronnette Riley, FAIA, New York.
PAST EXHIBITIONS 2006-2007
Produced and Painted by: A Taste of Santa Barbara County Wine and Produce Labels
SEPTEMBER 11, 2006 - JANUARY 12, 2007 press release Produced and Painted by is a celebration of our rich regional wine-making culture, the artists and art works that create those images; and a walk down memory lane through the bold graphics of vintage produce labels. This exhibition, organized by Third District Arts Commissioner Sarah Chamberlin, and Rita Ferri, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission's Visual Arts Coordinator supplies a taste and a tribute to our regional offerings.
Oso-Flaco BRAND Artichoke Label
The New Okies: A photographic portrait of the Mixtec immigrants
of Santa Maria Valley
MAY 15, 2006 - AUGUST 25, 2006 press release ARTISTS:Mike Eliason, Ana Elisa Fuentes, Ryan Hawk, Rafael Maldonado, Spencer Marley, and Len Wood.
Organized by Melinda Burns
The New Okies is a photographic essay that pays tribute to and reflects on the history of California and the importance of agriculture and farm laborers in the development of its economy. A unique collaborative effort between the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Santa Barbara News-Press, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, spans 25 years of collecting, made possible by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities, The New Okies compares contemporary photographs of Mixtec workers by Santa Barbara News-Press photographers with historical images from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) loaned by the County Arts Commission.