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Stan Everson’s “Olive Bomber”

Santa Barbara Visible Artists are showcased in the present-day 2nd Fridays Art exhibition at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Street.

On check out as a result of Nov. 30 is the art work of Peter Andrews, Jan Baker, Stan Evenson, Karen Frishman, Helena Hill, Dee Faia Parkins, Judy Villa and Felice Willat. 

The Santa Barbra Visual Artists are a nonprofit business of energetic area artists who fulfill jointly socially to generate and celebrate artwork and to exhibit their initial functions in various media at area venues at the very least 3 situations per yr, according to Susan Tibbles, gallery director and curator of exhibitions.

Mr. Andrews has revealed many occasions through Southern California, which includes juried and solo demonstrates. Lots of of his will work can be observed in private collections all through the U.S. and overseas. In excess of the years, he has worked in quite a few unique creative mediums, which includes poetry, assemblage, drawing and painting.

He is a member of the SBVA and the Westlake Village Artist Guild.

Ms. Baker, the existing president of SBVA, has attended master conferences with Daniel Greene and David Leffel’s workshops.

Her pure type is sensible paintings of portraits, nonetheless lifes, cityscapes, and landscapes in oils and pastels.

“An artist sees the environment via the magnificence of coloration, gentle and contrast. Portray is an experience … to see it all in color, the magnificence of folks and character. It is the artist’s see of the entire world,” she mentioned.

Mr. Evenson has intended additional than 150 album covers and plenty of audio industry promotions and strategies for famous artists this sort of as Peter Frampton, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Steve Miller, Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, Dave Mason and Carly Simon, to identify a couple of.

He also served as president of AIGA/LA (The Qualified Association for Structure) and co-chaired the AIGA (Re)designAwards. 

In addition to remaining an internationally identified designer winning numerous awards and becoming printed in many books and periodicals, he has been honored to have a few design items picked for the Long lasting Selection of the Library of Congress.

“Since 2014, Mr. Evenson has been transitioning from designer to high-quality artist, experimenting with paint and collage, combining his enthusiasm for vintage iconography, humor and the outrageous with an innate feeling and appreciate of style and design into fantastic artwork,” reported Ms. Tibbles.

As a marketing and advertising expert and graphic designer, Ms. Frishman has generally targeted on applying layout to provide the requires of enterprise. Now she channels her resourceful abilities to generate art for art’s sake.

Employing acrylics, washes, vintage paper, stencils, handmade stamps and extra, Ms. Frishman combines different features to create summary collage artwork that delivers an component of shock. She takes advantage of bold and sudden coloration combinations on canvas, wooden and watercolor paper.

She is a member of the Santa Barbara Summary Art Collective and co-chair of SBVA.

Ms. Hill, a watercolor artist and freelance writer who focuses on landscapes of Santa Barbara and her travels, has led women’s writing and watercolor retreats to Peru and Italy. 

Karen Frishman’s “Channel Islands Kelp Forest”

She is a board member of the Santa Barbara Artwork Association and is affiliated with South Coast Artists Painting for the Setting (SCAPE), Los Padres Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association.

Primarily a self-taught realism painter doing the job in oils, Ms. Parkins now paints abstracts employing acrylics as her medium.  After having a extensive crack from painting and relocating to Santa Barbara, she made a decision to commence yet again. 

Ms. Villa put in the last 7 yrs focusing on abstract art, but it was not right up until she found out the strategies of fluid arts that her enthusiasm for painting came alive.

“The painting strategies she utilizes achieve mobile-like separations with the use of acrylic paints and other chemical agents. The painting methods of fluid arts are dynamic, vivid and magical. Her paintings are on display screen in community galleries,” mentioned Ms. Tibbles.

Ms. Willat is an award-successful fine artwork photographer and publisher, whose photos from around the earth capture the magnificence of the human landscape throughout cultures. Her images have been juried into the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Los Angeles Heart for Images, Image LA, Image Impartial, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, the Brand Library in Glendale and numerous other venues across the United States and in London, United kingdom and Italy.

“The camera is my medium to capture the fleeting natural beauty I see and feel in nature, the unguarded expressions and concealed gestures of daily life and in the optical illusions that look in reflections and the layering of pictures,” reported Ms. Willat. “Engaging with my digicam usually takes me out of ordinary reality and into the planet of probability the place I prosper. When a thing captures my imagination, I want to share it with other folks by taking a photograph.

“Being an artist is to dwell in the entire world of likelihood, a lot less of certainty. I could capture a second, a little something sacred or commonplace, an unconscious gesture, a tattered clothesline, a pink plastic pitcher or a worn prayer e book. I like to leave the familiar, vacation to much-absent places, and come across the reward of seriously currently being existing.”

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The Santa Barbara Visual Artists show is on look at via Nov. 30 at Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Street. Gallery hrs are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. day by day. For additional details, make contact with Susan @ [email protected] or visit

Kenneth Proto

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