Robbie Conal

The Washington Post has called Robbie Conal “America’s foremost street artist.” His work has been featured on “CBS This Morning,” “Charlie Rose,” and in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, Vanity Fair and People Magazine. In 1986, angered by the Reagan Administration’s rabid abuse of political power …
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Porfirio Gutierrez

Porfirio Gutiérrez and his family are masters of traditional Zapotec weaving and the creative skills associated with their fine art. They have descended from centuries of weavers and have no reason to doubt that their ancestors were weaving in pre-Columbian times. Their village, Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, has been famous for the art of …
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Rafa Esparza

Rafa Esparza is an Los Angeles, CA artist.  Esparza’s work typically involves adobe bricks and associated performance art.  Esparza has exhibited in a wide variety of locations, both domestically and internationally. Esparza was an artist-in-residence at SBCAST in September 2017, supporting an installation exhibition at Atkinson Gallery, curated by Sarah Cunningham. Esparza’s SBCAST residency was facilitated by …
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Sondra Weiss

Sondra Weiss has been an Art Educator for the last two decades, working with diverse audiences in various settings and a myriad of mediums. For over 10 years she was employed for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, as the head of the Ceramics and Sculpture Lab and developed a variety of curriculum and projects …
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Masha Keating

Art has always been a very strong part of my identity. My grandfather was a great influence on me in the early years. He ran a small art school in Moscow and was a respected water color painter. After coming to America with my family in 1991, having a direction and a passion for art …
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Richard McLaughlin

Richard McLaughlin was educated in both the arts and the sciences.  He began his formal studies in the Physics Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic, New York. When he moved to Santa Barbara, the atmospheric light and stark beauty of the Southern California landscape made an immediate impression on him; he shifted his attention to the College of …
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Ethan Turpin

Ordering Principles “Juxtaposing disparate parts, I develop a personal sense of place in the world, informed by history, nature, and cultures. The goals of my practice are to challenge commonplace assumptions, and celebrate the phenomena of perception. I am drawn to certain cultural materials with an urge to intervene, in order to hack mass mediums. A tendency toward experimentation and my …
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R.T. Livingston

R.T. Livingston is a conceptual artist who spent 30 years living and working between her lower Manhattan studios and Woodstock, New York. In 2003 she came to California to create two large installations: one in the desert, the other in Santa Barbara. She returned to California several times creating an installation in San Francisco and …
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Danial Nord

Danial Nord is an interdisciplinary artist who reinterprets the familiar language and trappings of mass communication. Nord’s provocative installations draw from his accomplishments as an award winning designer-animator in the entertainment industry, as an internationally based fashion designer, and as a scenic and prop artist for film, television and theater. His agile manipulation of color, …
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