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PICKLE ROOM PLANS CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
With LOCAL ART EXHIBITION
CALL FOR ARTISTS
(January 10, 2014) The Pickle Room is the newest vintage cocktail lounge on the scene in downtown Santa Barbara and it’s getting ready for a sentimental journey into the past with an exhibition of paintings done by local artists using the landmark Chinese restaurant Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens (1947-2006) as the subject. The owners of the Pickle Room, Bob & Clay Lovejoy want to honor the longtime legacy of the Chung Family as well as the neighborhood, which was once a bustling Chinatown. Join us on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30pm for the opening of the exhibit and meet the artists. Exhibit will be up through March 15. On the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Horse is 4711.
If you have a painting or know an artist who has one, please get your work to Maureen “Mo” McFadden, press agent for the Pickle Room by January 21, 2014. Send an e-file of the art to her @ firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t send an e-file, then drop off a photo of your art at the deli next door to the Pickle Room, Three Pickles, between 2 – 3:30 pm (Pls. note the time is after lunch rush. Art that comes in at other times will not be considered). Include your name, phone and email information so we can get back to you.
Included in the mix already are Gary Chafe’s painting of Jimmy’s (seen on the t-shirt currently for sale and included here) along with John Klippenstein’s watercolor and Augie Ortiz’s commissioned work - all hanging in the bar now and Judith Geiger’s silk painting from the 1990’s from a private collection. Paintings should be no larger than 36” x 36”.
The owners will select up to a dozen paintings to be hung in the bar from Chinese New Year, Friday January 31 through March 15. Opening reception with the artists will take place Friday, Jan 31 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. The Pickle Room, 126 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 open Monday thru Saturday 4:30 to 11 (Mon-Wed) and to 1 am Thurs – Sat. (805) 965-1015. www.facebook.com/PickleRoom
For more info on the art show, or for photos of art, please call Mo McFadden at (805) 689-5053 or e-mail her at email@example.com.