1st Thursday Roundup

04 Apr 2017 8:05 AM | Anonymous

Santa Barbara’s monthly evening of art and culture is approaching. On the first Thursday of every month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art, as well as lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities, in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. The theme this Thursday, April 5 is “Celebrate the Written Word” — check out our highlights below.

Pictured: Blue, Red and White by Olga Hotujac (Oil on canvas,  37” x 37” x 4", 2016)

Te Amo presents Dispersive Colors

Olga Hotujac’s collection of contemporary abstract paintings feature her bold use of color and texture on handmade canvases. The heavy textures of color—along with waves formed in the canvas fabric itself—blend seamlessly together into the structure of the painting.

TE AMO ESTATE & FINE JEWELRY (811 State Street, Suite G, 805-845- 7558)

Liquid Retrospect

"Vibrant, dramatic, refreshingly different with a wandering touch of whimsy,” Cathy Quiel’s “Liquid Retrospect” is a luminous selection from four of watercolor series. This exhibition also includes ive music & wine.

LADY MCCLINTOCK STUDIOS (1221 State Street #6, 805-845-0030)


After the burst of color in their spring exhibition, Artamo now goes the opposite direction, showcasing minimalistic oil-encaustic paintings by Judy Hintz Cox, works from Rose Masterpol’s ‘Minimalism’ series, and the last available pieces of Jack Mohr’s ceramic wall sculptures (plus his new experimental “Playground” paintings).

ARTAMO GALLERY (11 West Anapamu Street, 805-568-1400)

Wildly Diverse: Nine Contemporary Artists 

Guest artists Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser, Joseph Castle and Joshua Berger join 10 West members Marlene Struss, Karin Aggeler, Sophie MJ Cooper, Karen Zazon, Laurie MacMillan and Marilyn McRae.

10 WEST GALLERY (10 West Anapamu Street, 805-770-7711)

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