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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Dan Hampe

Oakland-based painter Dan Hampe has made a name for himself through his visceral, dreamlike imagery. His work brings motion to stagnant space, at times seeming to leap off the canvas with both elegance and violence blended in measure.  Commentary by Dan Hampe “I really kind of move back and forth between representation, which would be the more …
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Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan is a concert violist and violinist specializing in music by living composers. As a founding member of the Now Hear Ensemble, Jonathan has concertized extensively in California at venues like REDCAT, Stanford’s CCRMA, UC Berkeley’s CNMAT, Art Share LA, San Francisco’s Center for New Music, Classical Revolution LA, the Piano Kitchen, USC’s Fisher …
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Mark-David Hosale

Mark-David Hosale is a computational artist and composer who holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an Associate Professor in Digital Media in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has given lectures and taught internationally at institutions in …
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Erika Batdorf

Erika Batdorf has been performing, directing, choreographing, animating art openings and creating award winning performance work since 1983. Her work has appeared in Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Indonesia, Georgia and 14 US states in such places as the Smithsonian Institute, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Harvard University, Movement …
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