SBCC Art Department Faculty Exhibition
A diverse array of works from nationally and regionally known artists on the SBCC faculty. Through Fri., Sept. 26; open Mon.-Thu., 10am-7pm and Fri.-Sat., 10am-5pm. SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery, 721 Cliff Dr. Call 965-0581 or visit gallery.sbcc.edu.
Santa Barbara Printmakers: 15th Annual Open Juried Competition
Entries from Santa Barbara artists dedicated to the preservation of hand and press printing techniques. Through Tue., Sept. 30; open Mon.-Thu., 10am-8pm, Fri.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm, and Sun., 1-5pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Main Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Call 544-9663.
Carol Dixon: Moonlights and Shadows
Mixed-media pieces whose textures and colors evoke meaning and concepts hidden in the “shadows” of human understanding. Through Tue., Sept. 30; open Mon.-Sat., 11am-4pm, and Sun., 1-4pm. Gallery 113, 1114 State St. Visit sbartassoc.org.
Vanishing Los Angeles: The Photography of Mary Bowling
More than 40 color and black-and-white shots of L.A. in the 1950s and ’60s from the Korean-American photographer, selected to reveal themes of passage, reflection, drama, decay, and nostalgia. Through Sun., Oct. 12; open Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. UCSB’s University Art Museum. Call 893-7564 or visit www.uam.ucsb.edu.
10 Under 30
As part of Off-Axis-Santa Barbara’s biennial, month-long celebration of new visual art-Sullivan Goss displays the work of 10 emerging young artists. Through Sun., Nov. 2; open Mon.-Sun., 10:30am-5:30pm. Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Call 730-1460 or visit sullivangoss.com.
Critics Pick: Jean-Pierre Hebert: Drawing with the Mind
Works on paper, sand, water, and copper from the artist and programmer who uses computer code and mechanical drawing devices to create abstract math- and physics-based works. Through Sun., Nov. 9; open Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo. Call 966-5373 or visit sbcaf.org.
Picasso on Paper: Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection (1899-1967)
Twenty-five drawings and prints owned by the museum from every period of the artist’s career, presented completely and in context. Sat., Sept. 6-Sun., Dec. 7; open Tue.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Call 963-4364 or visit sbmuseart.org.
Paintings from 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century artists capturing California in the evening and night, with subjects including San Marcos Road and the Santa Ynez Mission. Sun., Sept. 21-Fri., Jan. 4, 2009; open Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Wildling Art Museum, 2329 Jonata St., Los Olivos. Call 688-1082 or visit wildlingmuseum.org.
Patty Look Lewis
Landscapes aesthetically shaped by the artist’s childhood spent in Japan and Santa Barbara. Thu., Oct. 2-Fri.,Oct. 31; open Tue.-Sat., noon-5pm. Patty Look Lewis Gallery, 25 E. De la Guerra St. Call 965-2525 or visit pattylooklewis.com.
Of Life and Loss: The Polish Photographs of Roman Vishniac and Jeffrey Gusky
Photographs of vibrant Polish communities in the 1930s contrasted with photographs of the desolate, decaying images of the same areas in the 1990s. Sat., Oct. 25-Sun., Dec. 28; open Tue.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Call 963-4364 or visit sbmuseart.org.
Shana Lutker, Anna Sew Hoy, and Brenna Youngblood: CB08, the California Biennial
Part of the Orange County Museum of Art’s California Biennial, an overview of the contemporary California art. UCSB showcases work by three young L.A. artists known for their conceptual use of nonstandard materials. Wed., Oct. 29-Sun., Mar. 1, 2009; open Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. UCSB’s University Art Museum. Call 893-7564 or visit www.uam.ucsb.edu.
Michael Kessler: Graftings
The first Santa Barbara exhibition of the Santa Fe painter of nature-influenced abstraction, showing new paintings with an emphasis on surface texture. Wed., Nov. 5-Sun., Nov. 30; open Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. Artamo Gallery, 11 W. Anapamu St. Call 568-1400 or visit artamo.com.
George Legrady: Stardust
Interpretations of the objects found in space by NASA’s Spitzer telescope as well as their relation to one another and the technological and scientific methods used to discover them. Thu., Nov. 6-Wed., Dec. 31; open Tue.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Edward Cella Art+Architecture, 10 E. Figueroa St. Call 962-5900 or visit edwardcella.com.
Anthology: Call for Entries ’07-’08
A wide variety of works, media, and perspectives selected from the latest Call for Entries competition, all of which offer commentary on modern social issues. Sat., Nov. 22-Sun., Feb. 8, 2009; open Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo. Call 966-5373 or visit sbcaf.org.