Patrick Dintino:Full Spectrum
Hundreds of vertical bands of color fade into hundreds more in Patrick Dintino’s Spectrum Paintings, which span the last seven years. Through Sun., July 6; open Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. Artamo Gallery, 11 W. Anapamu St. Call 568-1400 or visit artamogallery.com.
Warren Holt: Playascope
The New York painter’s interpretations of the beach experience. Through Thu., July 10; open Tue.-Fri., noon-5pm; Sat., 11am-4pm. Gallery Ocho, 1221 State St., Ste. 8. Call 965-3054 or visit galleryocho.com.
Rick Stich: Water Mirrors
Stich’s paintings are abstract impressions of reflections on water drawn from a 30-year body of work. Through Sun., Aug. 3; open Tue.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Edward Cella Art+Architecture, 10 E. Figueroa St. Call 962-5900 or visit edwardcella.com.
The Essential Worker
Ten regional photographers pay homage to trade and service workers, illuminating the significant contribution these individuals make to the community. Extended through Fri., Sept. 12; open Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm. Channing Peake Gallery, County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St., 1st Floor. Call 568-3994.
It’s All About Me: California Artists’ Self-Portraits
Fourteen paintings and photographs both by and of California artists including surrealist Helen Lundeberg and Santa Barbara’s own Clarence Hinkle. Through Sun., Aug. 17; open Tue.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Call 963-4364 or visit sbmuseart.org.
Endangered Species: Flora and Fauna in Peril
A combined competition and exhibition meant to raise awareness of endangered plants and animals. Sun., June 22-Sun., Sept. 14; open Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Wildling Art Museum, 2329 Jonata St., Los Olivos. Call 688-1082 or visit wildlingmuseum.org.
Exotic travel shots from the Cal Poly professor of photography and digital image making. Thu., Aug. 7-Sat., Aug. 30; open Tue.-Sat., noon-5pm. Patty Look Lewis Gallery, 25 E. De la Guerra St. Call 965-2525 or visit pattylooklewis.com.
State of the Art Gallery 2008 Exhibition
Work from 10 sculptors involving recycled materials such as aluminum cans and plywood will be installed along State Street. Sat., Aug. 9-Sat., Nov. 15. For installation locations, call 568-3990 or visit sbartscommission.org.
Ken Bortolazzo: Optikinetics III
New kinetic sculpture using bronze and steel. Thu., July 3-Sun., Aug. 31; open daily 10am-5:30pm. Sullivan Goss, 7 E. Anapamu St. Call 730-1460 or visit sullivangoss.com.
Frederick Remahl: The Artist and the Sea
An examination of the Swedish-born Chicago painter’s eccentric seascapes and the artist’s position between the Old World and the New World. Thu., July 3-Sun., Aug. 31; open daily 10am-5:30pm. Sullivan Goss, 7 E. Anapamu St. Call 730-1460 or visit sullivangoss.com.
Made in Hollywood
More than 90 photographs of Tinsel Town in its heyday, from the 1920s-1960s. Sat., July 12-Sun., Oct. 12; open Tue.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Call 963-4364 or visit sbmuseart.org.
A show of new work from this S.B. favorite best-known for his reindeer paintings. Wed., July 16-Sun., Aug. 31. Roy, 7 W. Carrillo St. Call 966-5636 or visit bradnack.com.
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A Beautiful Nothing: The Architecture of Edward A. Killingsworth
The first major exhibition of drawings, models, and photographs of the architect’s designs, both built and unrealized. Employing light wood, high ceilings, glass walls, and generous open spaces, Killingsworth’s work exemplifies an iconic, mid-century Southern California modern style. Wed., July 16-Sun., Oct. 12; open Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. UCSB’s University Art Museum. Call 893-7564 or visit www.uam.ucsb.edu.
The French-born Santa Barbara resident and accomplished digital artist displays works on copper, paper, water, and sand, all created by electronic mechanisms driven by original computer programs. Sat., Aug. 30-Sun., Nov. 9; open Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo. Call 966-5373 or visit sbcaf.org.