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Photographer Robert Stivers at Raoul Textiles

Robert Stivers is an American fine-art photographer. His work is collected by museums from New York to Paris and Cologne and shown in galleries worldwide. Best known for his captivating images and darkroom technique, The New Yorker describes his work as “Ghostly black-and-white images whose theatricality smartly complements their mystery.”     Trend Magazine describes Stivers’ work as [...]


Virginia McCracken at Porch

Virginia McCracken is a Santa Barbara–based artist who creates small-scale assemblages, imaginary worlds inside boxes that are inhabited by paper mache figures. She designs evocative habitats for these creatures, some minimal and mysterious, others crafted like stage sets or rooms. Her work will be on display at Porch in Carpinteria through December.     There are no explicit [...]


The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum's permanent collection is growing! In the last five years the museum has acquired over 1,200 new works and $4 million in value due to generous gifts, bequests, and purchases.  The works in this upcoming exhibition were created between 1980 and the present, and they represent a selection of global artists.   Alison Saar [...]

SlingShot Art Studio & Gallery

SlingShot is an art studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities who want to create and sell art. The open studio environment is designed to encourage creative expression. Each artists is recognized for their talent and artistic vision. The  gallery offers an exhibition space that fosters a supportive link to the Santa Barbara art [...]

Ryuijie Color Ice Forms at Wall Space Gallery

It's spring and Wall Space Gallery is pleased to have back in the gallery artist Ryuijie, showcasing his stunning Color Ice Forms to celebrate the vibrant and colorful season.  The subject matter is botanicals frozen in blocks of ice. The delicate nature of the flora is captured in stasis, locked in time and space.     The ice [...]

Waterhouse Gallery in Downtown Santa Barbara

Waterhouse Gallery, located in Santa Barbara's downtown La Arcada courtyard, specializes in Plein-air landscape, figurative and still life paintings by leading California artists. The gallery offers work by artists who reflect the highest standards of quality and integrity within their chosen fields of painting. The gallery has a quality selection of original oil and watercolor [...]


Casa del Herrero Tours

Visit Casa del Herrero, a National Historic Landmark in Montecito. Tours of the house, gardens and workshop are available by reservation. Experience this gracious Montecito estate during a 90 minute tour, led by a Casa docent.   Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) is filled with art, antiques and furniture collected by the original owners, and [...]