Monday, March 07th, 2016 | Author:


Campus Walk  with  Lisa Jevbratt


Zoomorph is an app that simulates how other species what is forex trading see COLOR.  During an informative walk, the participants are invited to use the app to transform themselves and see the world through the eyes of another species.   The app works on all iOS devices. A few will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. Please meet in front of the AD&A Museum.

Sunday, March 06th, 2016 | Author:
Friday, March 04th, 2016 | Author:

ATTENTION CALIFORNIA ARTISTS: The LightWorks Isla Vista deadline has been extended to Monday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m. Apply here:

Maiza Hixson

Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator of Collections



Request For Proposals
For California artists

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission with the University of California Santa Barbara announces a Request For Proposals from California-based artists for LightWorks: Isla Vista, a light-based arts festival taking place from May 19-21, 2016 in downtown Isla Vista. To apply, visit:

Select artists will be commissioned to create temporary sculptural installations designed to transform the central parks of downtown Isla Vista into illuminated spaces for art, performance, and evening engagement by the community. Artists who employ light-emitting technologies as a medium in the creation of site-specific or free-standing installations (ranging in scale and scope) are encouraged to apply, as well as any artists who have experience online forex in community-based practices and the public realm.The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and University of California Santa Barbara’s Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) received a Creative California Communities Grant Award in the amount of $43,500 for Light Works: Isla Vista (IV).

LightWorks: IV is part of a long-term community improvement effort led by a strategic group of partners and agencies, including the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Office of the 3rd Supervisorial District and County Sheriff, UC Santa Barbara Visual and Public Arts, Santa Barbara Foundation, Isla Vista Recreation and Parks District (IVRPD), Isla Vista Community Network (IVCN), UCSB Materials Research Laboratory, and the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST).

Honoraria (for artists’ travel, cost of materials, and lodging) will be paid to each artist in two installments, with half of the honorarium disbursed upon approval of project and half upon completion. No additional funding is available beyond the honorarium. Artworks approved for Light Works must be de-installed the week following the event.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | Author:

The new art exhibition “Construct >Deconstruct” is up at MichaelKate Interiors.
The title theme describes various ways humans relate to the earth. From architecture, to environmental concerns to emotional connections to “place”.
The reception is Friday, February 26, 5-8pm with a panel discussion with the artists at 6:30, moderated by Charles Donelan.
Exhibit runs through April 17. 132 Santa Barbara St (at Yanonali in the Funk forex trading platforms Zone).
Open 6 days, closed wednesdays. 963-1411
Please join us for the reception.


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 | Author:



Is there a future Picasso in the Funk Zone? Will tomorrow’s Warhol hail from the Riviera? At the 3rd Annual “VADA Draw,” the possibilities are endless. This community fundraiser for the Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) lets every ticket buyer take part in a lottery drawing for an original work of art, inspired by the 2016 VADA Draw theme, “Leap,” in honor of Leap Year.

The VADA Draw 2016 promises to be an inspired and fun-filled evening. Our emcee will be local artist and curator Brad Nack, and we will be honoring Brooke Van Der Kar (Gloger) for her many years of service at Santa Barbara High. Brooke was among the founders of VADA 15 years ago, and she retired last spring.Over 100 local and international artists have contributed work to the VADA Draw. Our celebrity participants include Jeff Bridges and Yoko Ono, as well as Sujatha & Little Mac, two very artistic elephants from the Santa Barbara Zoo!

The VADA Draw will be Friday, February 26th at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building. Tickets start at $150 and include entry for two, an original work of art, food, and drinks. Participating artists and sponsors can be viewed on the VADA website. For more information, call 805-966-9101 ext. 5055, or visit To purchase tickets online, click the “Buy Tickets” icon below. 

The Visual Arts & Design Academy at Santa Barbara High School is a unique tuition-free “school-within-a-school” that integrates rigorous academic coursework with project-based, career-focused art and design instruction, in a supportive and creative environment. VADA was founded in 1999 and currently serves 225 culturally and economically diverse students from ninth to twelfth grades. VADA is a California Partnership Academy funded in equal parts by the California Department of Education, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and a coalition of local businesses, nonprofits (like Friends of VADA) and individual supporters.
The VADA Draw is organized by the Friends of VADA, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created to support the Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) financially and with in-kind volunteer help. Federal Tax ID #73-1646663