CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR ALL ARTISTS
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents Figure Fragments: The Part as the Whole, an exhibition guest curated by Priscilla Bender-Shore. The group exhibition opens on September 6, 2012, 1st Thursday, and continues until January 18, 2013 at the Channing Peake Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA.
Figure Fragments will include the work of artists who investigate figurative elements. “It is no surprise that the figure, in some form, has reemerged as a challenging and viable motif, after a long hiatus of some 30+ years,” said curator, Priscilla Bender-Shore.
The Arts Commission invites artists to submit work that encompasses the idea of figurative fragments, whether in the classical traditional sense or a contemporary treatment, utilizing all mediums. We encourage not just hands or feet but knees, thighs, hearts, along and/or with parts combined. Serious, witty, ironic or humorous treatments will all be considered. Tri-county artists are encouraged to apply as well as artists throughout California.
Send up to ten 300 dpi images on a disk, with a corresponding sheet of information, including contact information with: email address, web site address, titles, sizes of work, and dates. No disk will be returned.
Mail your disk, to be received no later than August 3, 2012 to: Rita Ferri, Curator of Collections, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, P.O. Box 2369, Santa Barbara, CA 93120
Call to Artists
Palm Loft Gallery invites all painters and photographers to submit work to our juried show. The theme is:
Peace a state of Harmony
Love a strong emotion of affection, attachment or compassion
Grace a blessing and a giving of thanks, also a musical trill or turn
Ingathering: Monday July 30 from 10am to 12:30pm
Pick up of unaccepted work: Same day 4pm to 6pm
Show Dates: August 3 to September 23, 2012
Reception For Artists: Saturday August 4, 4pm to 6pm
A fee of $10 per artist. (cash only) For up to 3 paintings or photographs, there is no size limit.
Artwork must be framed, for sale. Gallery will retain a 50% commission on sales.
For more information contact
Arturo Tello (805) 684-9700
firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website, palmloft.com
ARTIST CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
EmcArts Invites Proposals from Performing Arts Organizations for Innovation Lab Program
With support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, EmcArts, a nonprofit provider of innovation services to the arts sector, has announced that it will continue its Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts, an immersion program for arts groups to incubate organizational innovations. EmcArts will deliver two more rounds of the program, in 2012 and 2013. Proposals are now being accepted for round seven of the lab. Eligible organizations are producing and presenting organizations (including college-based presenters) in theater, dance, and jazz. Applications from more than one organization to explore a partnership, collaborative venture, or merger are also welcome. Up to three organizations will be chosen to participate in round seven. (The request for proposals for round eight will be announced in the fall of 2012.)
Call to Artists: Down The Rabbit Hole
Attention San Diego area artists! Alchemy Art Gallery is now accepting art submissions for Down The Rabbit Hole. Down the Rabbit Hole is a new themed art show taking place in the month of September. If you are a painter, sculptor, art film maker or installation artists, we would love to see your work. Alchemy Art Gallery is a new temporary gallery space that is located in North Park.
Fall Fine Arts Festival at the Village
The Fine Arts Festival at the Village showcases the quality of Fine Art in the Northern California area. The Fall Fine Arts Festival endeavors to encourage art in the community by sponsoring shows that are set up for artists to promote and sell their work. The event is a benefit for the Music and Art in the School's Program.
LAAA New Artist Screening
Open to All Southern California Artists. Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) is committed to serving local artists of all media. At this venue, LAAA hosts a wide variety of group shows, solo shows, lectures, workshops and artist talks. All LAAA exhibition opportunities are juried by regional and national (non-LAAA) art professionals - giving emerging artists access to the highest level decision makers in the art world.
Water is life and so it is natural that artists are fascinated with all aspects of water. The ocean, the sea, the lake, the river, and even the faucet provide a calming force for humanity. Submit your best water art for this future exhibition.
Visual Politics: Art and the American Experience, 2012
The democratic process depends on hearing diverse points of view, reaching wisdom by finding common ground. SCAL invites all viewpoints from all corners of the US and intends to be its own Town Hall Meeting with the brokers of power. Join us at the brink: It's your chance to speak your piece.
San Francisco Erotic Art Exhibition 2
"SAN FRANCISCO EROTIC ART EXHIBITION 2" will feature 25 artists displaying over 400 paintings, sculptures and photographs, from the fine art nude to the extreme erotica. It will be held September 21-23, 2012 at Gallery 4N5 in downtown San Francisco on the same weekend as the infamous Folsom Street Fair.
Cal Humanities Announces Guidelines for Community Stories Grants Program
A program of Cal Humanities, Community Stories (previously the California Story Fund) is a competitive grants program designed to support story-based public humanities projects that collect, preserve, interpret, and share the stories of California communities, past and present. Projects must involve at least one humanities expert as an advisor, use the methods of analysis that inform the humanities as well as community-based research, and produce work that is publicly accessible.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists Announce 2012 Annual Open Studios Tour
Leading California Artists Showcased in
Visually Enticing Two-Day Tour, August 25 & 26, 2012
July 11, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Studio Artists announces their 11th annual Open Studios Tour taking place throughout Santa Barbara from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2012. A month-long preview exhibition and two special receptions are also scheduled as part of the 2012 event festivities. The Open Studios Tour presents Santa Barbara area visitors and residents with a rare opportunity to meet more than 40 acclaimed artists and tour their private studios. A complete schedule of events is below and more information is available at www.santabarbarastudioartists.com.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists (SBSA) Open Studios Tour features a treasure trove of world-class original visual art and access to Santa Barbara’s leading artists’ private studios. The two-day self-guided driving tour steers visitors to artists’ studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Tour guests will discover an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary, and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage.
“We sought to revive the tradition of patrons visiting artists in their studios and we wanted to promote Santa Barbara as an arts destination,” says Francis Scorzelli, President of the Santa Barbara Studio Artists Board of Directors. “We are thrilled that in just over 10 years, our once fledgling event is now an established, annual highlight for our region.”
As of last year, which marked the 10th Anniversary of the event, Santa Barbara Studio Artists Tour has doubled in size and studio tours have gained popularity nationally as a way for artists to showcase their work, for communities to attract visitors, and to give Art Collectors the opportunity to purchase directly from artists.
Key factors that distinguish Santa Barbara Studio Artists from other Open Studio Tours is that SBSA membership is juried and participating artists are top professionals in the visual arts. Many of their works have been showcased on the walls of prestigious galleries, museums and private and corporate collections from New York and Los Angeles to Paris and elsewhere.
Today, regional, national and international collectors, interior designers and gallery owners plan trips to Santa Barbara during the Open Studios Tour weekend to view and purchase premier one-of-a kind art works.
Schedule of Events for the 2012 Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour:
Open Studios Tour (Main Event),
Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26
Santa Barbara Studio Artists (SBSA) Open Studios Tour features a treasure trove of world-class original art and a view inside Santa Barbara’s leading artists’ private studios. Maps are provided for self-guided driving tour through stunning back roads and estates.
o Date: Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26
o Time: 11 am - 5 pm
o Location: Various locations around the greater Santa Barbara County area
· Month-long Preview Exhibition, August 2 - 29
The month-long Preview Exhibition features works from the Santa Barbara Studio Artists and gives attendees the opportunity to plan which of the more than 40 studios to visit during the two-day tour.
· Preview Exhibition Opening – Viva la Fiesta!, August 2
In conjunction with the Downtown Organization's ‘First Thursday’, art collectors and tour participants are invited to attend the Preview Exhibition opening and meet the artists while enjoying food and wine, and plan which studios to visit.
o Date: Thursday, August 2
o Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
o Location: Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (across from the Arlington Theatre)
Opening Artists’ Reception, August 24
Artists will be in attendance during this festive soiree with one piece of each artist’s work on display. Collectors and tour participants are invited to meet the artists and enjoy food and wine.
o Date: Friday, August 24
o Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
o Location: Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (across from the Arlington Theatre)
Tickets are $18 if purchased before August 2, $20 August 3 and on, or $15 each when purchased in groups of two or more. Ticket price includes the Opening Artists’ Reception and the Tour. August 24th reception tickets are $5 and can be credited toward the purchase of a Tour ticket. No ticket purchase is necessary to attend the Preview Exhibition Opening on August 2. For tickets, maps and more information call 805-280-9178, or visit www.santabarbarastudioartists.com/tour.
Hospice of Santa Barbara to Host Estate Jewelry Sale – Eclectic Jewelry Collection Donated by the late Esther Lavin Berger
Proceeds to Benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara
On Saturday, July 21st Hospice of Santa Barbara will host an estate jewelry sale from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The late Esther Lavin Berger donated her jewelry collection of over 1,000 fine, hand-made, vintage, and eclectic pieces, valued at $10,000 in its entirety, to Hospice of Santa Barbara. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara and the services and programs it contributes to the Santa Barbara community. The event will take place on the front lawn of Hospice of Santa Barbara at 2050 Alameda Padre Serra. Admission is free.
Santa Barbara resident Esther Lavin Berger developed a passion for jewelry making and collecting. Upon her death in 2011, she bequeathed her entire collection of jewelry to Hospice of Santa Barbara. Esther’s generous contribution positively impacts Hospice of Santa Barbara – it is contributions like Esther’s that allow the nonprofit to continue providing its services to more than 500 patients, including adults, teens, and children.
Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 500 people every month, including nearly 100 children, who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.
UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission
IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE
Robots! Space Aliens! Body Snatchers!
Classic Science Fiction Films of the 1950s
Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30 pm indoors at UCSB Campbell Hall / FREE
and Friday, July 20 at 8:30 pm under the stars at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden / FREE
click here for info. and to see a trailer: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=2372
For outdoor screenings bring blankets, low lawn chairs and a picnic.
Amateur astronomer John Putnam (Richard Carlson) and his fiancée Ellen Fields (Barbara Rush, a UCSB graduate who first appeared on stage at the Lobero Theatre as a 10 year-old) are stargazing in the desert when a spaceship bursts from the sky and crashes to the ground. Will anyone believe them? Based on a story by Ray Bradbury, the film is as thought-provoking and tantalizing today as it was when it first “landed” on the silver screen. We are not screening the 3-D version of the film. (Jack Arnold, 1953, 81 minutes)
ROBOTS! SPACE ALIENS! BODY SNATCHERS! Science Fiction Film Classics of the 1950s is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation and the Community Services Department of Santa Barbara County. The media sponsors are the Santa Barbara Independent, CASA magazine and KCSB 91.9 FM.
Films at UCSB are presented with support from the UCSB Summer Cultural and Enrichment Program and the Freshman Summer Start Program. Click here to see a complete schedule of cultural events at UCSB: <http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/culturalevents.html>
Admission to all film screenings is FREE. For more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or the SB County Arts Commission at (805) 568-3990.
lynda.com is the 2012-13 season sponsor of UCSB Arts & Lectures
Forum Lounge: Emily Lacy, 99 Times
Thursday, August 2
5 pm Happy Hour: Wine provided by Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards and music by Warbler Records & Goods
7 pm Performance
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum ADMISSION IS FREE
Emily Lacy harnesses cultural energy to put forth an atmospheric sound and music performance.
Blending folk and electronic influences, sound artist and musician Emily Lacy’s performance draws on the public convergences generated from recent global protest movements. Interested in the pattern of factors that come together to make meaning for a listener, Lacy mixes the aesthetics of prepared song with improvised vocals, and orchestrates mysterious costuming, altered instruments, and painted amplifiers to create an audible environment that plays with the idea of social mythology.
Emily Lacy is a folk and electronic sound artist generating works in music, film, and other media. She has performed in numerous venues including Museum of Modern Art PS1, Long Island City, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. She works very closely with Machine Project in Los Angeles, CA.
About the Forum Lounge Series: Forum Lounge is a series of free, unique, performance-based events, ranging from the theatrical to the avant-garde that are normally found only in large metropolitan venues, and that reflect CAF’s mission to sustain and encourage the artistic process by presenting art in the form of exceptional music, dance, video, and other multi-media to our community.
Special thanks to: Endever Music Productions, Santa Barbara, CA; Franciscan Inn, Santa Barbara, CA; KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; Santa Barbara Independent, CA; Warbler Records & Goods, Santa Barbara, CA; and Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards, Los Olivos, CA. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
p: (805) 966-5373 f: (805) 962-1421 email@example.com sbcaf.org
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum presents
August 4, 6:30-8 pm
Join us for the opening of Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection and Bloom Projects: Annie Lapin, History =ing
Exhibition on view: August 5 – September 30, 2012
Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection
The exhibition Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection is a museological tribute to the artist's family (tío means uncle in Spanish) featuring objects and artifacts collected by Ybarra Jr.'s five paternal uncles, one maternal uncle, and several uncles-in-law. Considering institutional critique projects by Fred Wilson or the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, CA, and inspired by a recent trip to the archaeological Moesgård Museum in Højbjerg, Denmark, Ybarra Jr. deconstructs the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums and posits a space for the Chicano experience within the framework of California and US history. Using his uncles as a lens, Ybarra Jr. explores the ways his family shaped his style and outlook. The works displayed also sheds light on our innate desire to collect, create, and aestheticize the world around us.
Special thanks to: Amigos805; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY; Susan E. Bower, Santa Barbara, CA; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; The Daily Sound, Santa Barbara, CA; The James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA; KCSB 91.9 FM, Santa Barbara, CA; Montecito Messenger, CA; Santa Barbara Foundation, CA; Santa Barbara Independent, CA; Santa Barbara News-Press, CA; V3 Corporation, Oxnard, CA; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.
Bloom Projects: Annie Lapin, History =ing
Annie Lapin's artworks frequently mine from a wide swath of art historical references and search for an intersection where image and memory become another material that the viewer experiences as non-verbally as paint and canvas. However, in History =ing, the very medium represents memory: the pigment on the canvas comes from the bottom of the artist's own brush bucket, which she has not emptied for the last three years. The grey color indexes the action of these three years of painting, mixing together every color she used. Lapin removed all other references to history, allowing the color remnants of her more elaborate historical paintings to run together. History becomes abstracted through this process, and is represented through physical material, rather than image. The thick paint at the sides of these canvases frames the work, evoking notions of the decorative, but also another level of materiality.
Special thanks to: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY; Susan E. Bower Exhibition Fund; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Eric Chirnside, Santa Barbara, CA; The Daily Sound, Santa Barbara, CA; Montecito Messenger, CA; Santa Barbara Independent, CA; Santa Barbara News-Press, CA; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum presents
9, 2012, 6 pm
smART Talks: Sandra Torres
trained as an architect, Ojai-based artist Sandra Torres began her ceramic
education in Mexico City in 2002, under the wing of a master ceramist. She
continued her education in three different studios in Southern California, and
traveled to China to learn about traditional clay techniques. After an
apprenticeship in Belgium and a residency in Hungary, Torres embraced the
process of slip casting and began her use of porcelain.
The contrast between the delicate and the strong is expressed in both the materiality of Torres’ work, and the color combinations that accentuate the simplicity and complexity of the shapes. The character of her work is in the exploration of the dichotomy of abstract designs influenced by nature, juxtaposed against fields of white.
The smART Talks program serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three talks a year by local artists about their work, careers, and creative processes. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.
ADMISSION IS FREE
SUMMER TEEN ARTS MENTORSHIP GROUP EXHIBITION
August 3 - 24, 2012
Painting students in the Funk Zone Drawing students at Laguna Blanca Tajo McBurnie – Printmaking student
The Arts Fund is pleased to announce the opening of the NEW SUMMER Teen Arts Mentorship Group Exhibition on Friday, August 3, 2012. More than 50 paintings, drawings, and prints, will highlight the diverse talents of 25 high school students who participated in three mentorship classes this summer. This year’s program was led by local master artists Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Dug Uyesaka, and Michael Irwin.
The exhibition will be held at The Arts Fund Gallery, located at 205C Santa Barbara Street, and will be on view until Saturday August 24, 2012. A public reception will be held in the gallery on the evening of Friday, August 3, from 5:00-7:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, 1-5 pm and Saturday 11-5 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
For 18 years, this unique arts enrichment program has offered promising teenage artists the opportunity to work closely with local professional master artists in a studio environment. Working in small groups of no more than 8, students receive specialized training, produce portfolio-quality work, gain insight into future careers in creative fields, and participate in a group exhibition in a professional gallery.
The Mentorship Group Exhibition represents the culmination of students’ work in this program by introducing them to the steps involved in preparing and displaying art in a public venue. The classes that were offered this year are: Printmaking, taught by Dug Uyesaka; Drawing, taught by Rafael Perea de la Cabada, and Painting: taught by Michael Irwin. Sessions were held in private studios, and art classrooms on the campus of Laguna Blanca. For an intensive three week period, students were immersed in instruction, evaluation, and the creative process.
The SUMMER Teen Arts Mentorship Exhibition will feature students from Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, Santa Barbara, San Roque, Bishop High, and Carpinteria High Schools. Participants are as follows: Dug Uyesaka/ Printmaking- Pearl Shen, Caroline David, Madeline Price, Evelyn Bobadilla, Lincoln Liechti, Chrysanthe Pantages, Tajo McBurnie; Rafael Perea de la Cabada/Drawing- Erica Stull, Amanda Kirk, Lincoln Liechti, Chrysanthe Pantages, Christopher Pisano, Kylie Schmidt; Michael Irwin/Painting- Christiana Karam, Roy Cameron-Beng, Rachel Scheib, Jessie Lindsey, Jasmine Jimenez, Ben O’Hara, and Erendiz Tarakci.
The SUMMER Teen Arts Mentorship Program is made possible by the generosity of Santa Barbara Foundation and Laguna Blanca School. For more information on the 2012 Teen Arts Mentorship Program, or other Arts Fund programs, please call The Arts Fund at (805) 965-7321.
205C Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Brian Bress, The Architect (Nick), 2012. High definition single-channel video (color), high definition monitor and player, wall mount, framed, 43 min., 43 sec., loop. Museum purchase with funds provided by the General Art Acquisition Fund and Jill and John C. Bishop, Jr.
Interventions: Brian Bress
July 15 – September 30, 2012
works by this critically acclaimed emerging artist have been described as
inventive, humorous, and "discomfitingly complex." This
installation—the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the western United
States—features a selection of five video portraits. Using flat–screen
monitors encased in frames, these works appear to be conventional photographs
or even paintings, each depicting one or more figures rendered abstract
through the use of masks and costumes. As these strange figures subtly and
slowly move at a nearly imperceptible pace, they create a sense of surprise
and perhaps even unease for the viewer. Combined with vague visual references
to imagery found in modern art, these works are familiar yet strange
simultaneously, which adds to their associations with the uncanny.
Strategically placed throughout the Museum, they address not only the viewer,
but also the works and concepts already existing within its walls.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Museum of Ventura County
Who Made the Grade? Hear the Surprising History of How Mules Helped Norwegian Immigrants Get Conejo Valley Crops to Market
Hear the surprising story of how five families of stubborn Norwegian immigrants and their equally stubborn mules built what’s still known as the Norwegian Grade. Learn more at The Mules That Made the Grade: Building the Norwegian Grade, presented at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Saturday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Gerald “Gerry” Olsen, grandson of one of these original families, details how this small group of Conejo Valley farmers created a new, safer and quicker route to market. The talk is included with the price of general admission; museum members are free. Seating is limited; so reservations are recommended. To RSVP call 805-525-3100.
In the late nineteenth century, accidents and injuries were common on the switchbacks of the Conejo, Butterfield Stage and Potrero grades, which were the only available routes to haul hay to farmers and grain to the Hueneme wharf from the Conejo Valley. Between 1900 and 1911, five families of Norwegian immigrants took matters into their own hands and built a better route. County Supervisors gave $60 for dynamite, the farmers and their mules provided the labor, and the safer Norwegian Grade was carved out.
Dear Painter and Art Makers;
The C Gallery and Classical Realist painter, Mary Kay West, are collaborating to bring master painter, John Mackay to our area. From North Carolina, he is the teacher of Mary Kay West, herself an extraordinary artist. http://www.marykaywestfineart.com/ This 4-day workshop in October on the 550 acre historic Price Ranch, is for intermediate plein air painters, and a rare opportunity to work with John MacKay, given his geographic distance, and his art stature.
July 27 through September 9, 2012
Marcia Burtt Studio presents Coast, featuring paintings that celebrate the perpetual movement of waves and tides, the structure of cliffs and rocks, and the pop color of a day at the beach.
Highlighting the exhibition are Marcia Burtt's virtual
windows onto East Beach and Butterfly Beach, the spectrum of colors in
Anne Ward's beach holidays, and Michael Ferguson's sublime overlooks
of our Northern Coast.
Coast will feature paintings by Marilee Krause, Michael Ferguson, Patricia Doyle, Anne Ward, Ann Lofquist, Ian Roberts, Bill Dewey and Marcia Burtt.
For more information or images, please contact
MARCIA BURTT STUDIO
517 Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
HOURS 1-5 Thursday through Sunday
Attached: Marcia Burtt, "Late Sun, East Beach", acrylic, 40x40 inches
Michael Ferguson, "Flat Wave Set", acrylic, 32x30 inches
Anne Ward, "Bright and Clear Day", oil, 16x16 inches
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An Exciting Weekend of Music!
Catch the Music Academy’s ever-popular Opera Scenes presentation – this year at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre! Then later Saturday, come hear the Academy Festival Orchestra perform a rich program works by Ravel, Dutilleux, and Elgar under the baton of acclaimed French conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier at The Granada. Two great music events in one day!
2 pm in the Lobero Theatre
8 pm in the Granada Theatre
Tickets: $100 loge box seat, $48, $38, $10
A Musical Feast!
This year’s Opera Scenes program will include Verdi’s La Traviata and Falstaff, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Under Maestro Yan Pascal Tortelier, the Academy Festival Orchestra will perform Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Henri Dutilleux’s Métaboles, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation & Plus One Events presents the 11th Annual Casa Cantina at Casa de la Guerra, the home of Fiesta
August 1, 2, 3, and 4
12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Four-day SBTHP fundraiser features live music by Spencer the Gardner, Big in Japan,
Freakin’ on Speakers, Flock of Cougars, Jeff Hershey & The Heartbeats, and Somos Son.
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began with the 11th Annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of Casa de la Guerra.
ADMISSION: $6–$10, admission fee varies (includes 1 FREE drink before 5:00 p.m. and reentrance throughout the day), 21 years of age and over ONLY after 3:00 p.m., FREE Admission for SBTHP Members. Veranda tables available by reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Santa Barbara, CA)– Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and Plus One Events presents Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. A highlight of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, from Wednesday, August 1 to Saturday, August 4, 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., locals and visitors alike are invited to stop by, have a cold drink and celebrate at the home of Fiesta—Casa de la Guerra.
When the first modern Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration was held in 1924, parties and teas in honor of members from early Santa Barbara families were held at Casa de la Guerra. Casa Cantina, located across the street from De la Guerra Plaza in the heart of downtown’s Fiesta activities, continues the site’s tradition as a place for civic celebrations and special events. Featuring beer and wine for sale, for a small fee guests can relax, have a cold drink and enjoy live music in the evening in Casa courtyard. All proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the continued restoration of Casa de la Guerra. SBTHP members receive FREE admission with a valid membership card. Before 4:00 p.m. admission includes entrance to the exhibit at Casa de la Guerra, A Legacy Set in Stone: Santa Barbara Stone Architecture, 1870-1940. For more information call (805) 965-0093 or visit www.sbthp.org.
CASA CANTINA ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Live Music by Spencer the Gardener
August 2, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Live Music by Big in Japan and Freakin’ on Speakers
August 3, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Live Music by Flock of Cougars and Jeff Hershey & The Heartbeats
August 4, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Live Music by Somos Son
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VIP Tables: VIP table
reservations on the Veranda: email@example.com
for reservations or more information. Cost: $200/night, $600/week.
- Private table for 6 guests
- VIP guests on the Veranda will have a dedicated host
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- Live music and entertainment
- 6 Commemorative VERANDA VIP credentials
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area Activities
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is a beautiful outdoor destination set amidst oak woodland in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing lakeside getaway in the great outdoors: Year-round tent, yurt, and RV camping, cabins, boating, boat rentals, fishing, nature cruises on the lake, birdwatching, photography, picnics, a hands-on nature center, and a general store. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions make year-round camping here exceptionally rewarding. Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between the coast of Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang.
ONGOING NATURE PROGRAMS:
Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise – Offered Friday 3-5pm, Saturday 10-noon & 3-5pm, Sunday 10 – noon. Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists lead 2-hour cruises that focus on deer and other local wildlife, resident nesting hawks, herons, and songbirds, flora, cultural history, and geology. $15/adults $7/kids (4-12 years old; please, no children under 4). Reservations: (805) 686-5050 weekdays, (805) 686-5055 weekends. $10 Park Admission per vehicle. Call (805) 688-4515 for more information or visit www.cachuma.com and click on “Calendar of Events.”
Cachuma Lake Nature Walk – Every Saturday, 10-11:30 am; meet at the Nature Center. Cachuma Lake Recreation Area interpretive guides lead an easy paced ½-mile walk on the Don Wimpress Nature Trail. Free with $10 Park Admission per vehicle. Call (805) 688-4515 for more information or visit www.cachuma.com and click on “Calendar of Events.” Large groups are encouraged to call in advance.
Cachuma Lake Junior Ranger Program - Every Saturday, 12:30-1:30 pm at the Nature Center. Kids earn a badge with the help of a Park Naturalist as they learn about wildlife and care of the natural environment. $2 per child in addition to the $10 Park Admission per vehicle. Call (805) 688-4515 for more information or visit the Calendar of Events at www.cachuma.com.
SUMMER Night Programs, Fridays and Saturdays!
Friday Movie Nights!
8 pm at the Cachuma Lake Fireside Amphitheater
Bring the whole family, blankets, and snacks for a movie under the stars. G & PG only. Free for campers; $10 vehicle entry fee non-campers.
Cachuma Lake Campfire Programs – Saturday nights in summer
8 pm at the Fireside Amphitheater
Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists and special guests, such as the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, lead one-hour programs Saturday evenings that are fun for the whole family. For specific program topics visit www.cachuma.com and click on “Calendar of Events,” or call (805) 688-4515. Free with $10 vehicle Park entry.
STAR PARTY! Don’t miss it on Saturday, August 18!
Join the stellar Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit for a lively tour of the night sky.
8:00 pm, Fireside Theater: Visual presentation that will alter your universe!
9:00 pm, Dakota Plains Area: Telescopes available for viewing moons, planets, stars & more.
Free with $10 vehicle Park entry. Call (805) 688-4515 for more information or visit www.cachuma.com and click on “Calendar of Events.”
NEAL TAYLOR NATURE CENTER AT CACHUMA LAKE:
Neal Taylor Nature Center – Open Tuesday through Saturdays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sundays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Exhibits and hands-on displays for all ages feature local wildlife, birds, plant life, geology, local history, as well as a gift and book shop. Free admission with $10 per vehicle Park day use fee. For more information call (805) 693-0691, see park bulletin boards, or visit www.clnaturecenter.org
Book Sale at the Nature Center – Every Saturday in August, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wide selection, great prices. You name it; we’ve got it, at great prices. Sales benefit the Nature Center.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AT CACHUMA LAKE:
Cachuma Lake Hiking – There are four miles of trails for self-guided hikes within the Park. Pick up a trail guide at the front gate. $10 Park Admission per vehicle. Call (805) 688-4515 for more information or visit www.cachuma.com. Also, within a 15 minute drive of Cachuma, you can access multiple hiking trailheads in Los Padres National Forest.
Cachuma Lake Fishing – Fishing from shore in the campground or from a boat is open all year (except Christmas Day) with a valid fishing license. The lake supports healthy populations of rainbow trout, large- and smallmouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish. See www.cachuma.com for the trout planting schedule, the Weekly Fishing Report, and for strict boat inspection and launch requirements to control invasive plants and animals.
Cachuma Lake Marina & Boat Rentals – Open daily dawn to dusk; approximately 6:30 am – 6:30 pm. Boat rentals, party boats, pontoon boats, kayak rentals, slip rentals, 1-day fishing licenses and a full bait and tackle are available. Call (805) 688-4040 for prices and specific times. $10 Park Admission per vehicle.
Bow Fishing for Carp – Bow fishing is permitted at Cachuma Lake. Permits are free and obtained at the lake. See Carp Bow Fishing at Cachuma Lake at www.cachuma.com for completed information and regulations.
Lake Cruise Field Trips for Elementary Schools – Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers Lake Cruise field trips at Cachuma Lake for Kindergarten through grade 6 schools. Lake Cruises focus on watersheds, the ecology of oak woodland, chaparral, and lake habitats. General emphasis touches on traditional Chumash life ways, plant life, geology, wildlife observations, and resident and migratory birds including Bald Eagles. Nature walks and a visit to the Neal Taylor Nature Center are also included. For more information, contact the Park Naturalist at (805) 688-4515 or visit School Field Trips at www.cachuma.com.