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The first post it the easiest, right? I've been working on a little project to raise some funds for the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative's grants for artists. Fortunately I know the fabulous Nicole Strasburg (you've seen her work at Sullivan Goss) who is a member of the Santa Barbara Printmakers. We've cooked up a deal for those emerging (burgeoning?) collectors who would love to buy local art if only they knew how. For the next year you can get a print a month from some of the very best local printmakers, splurge and get the whole series or pick up a couple during the year. Instant art collection!
Here's the whole scoop:
Beginning October 1, 2010, California Arts Day
Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and Santa Barbara Printmakers
One year, one artist per month, one print in an edition of twenty-five
Participating Santa Barbara Printmakers
Nicole Strasburg, October 2010
Pamela Zwehl Burke, November 2010
Marie Schoeff, December 1 2010
Carolyn Hubbs, December 15 2010
Nina de Creeft Ward, January 2011
Teresa Zepeda, February 2011
Valori Fussell, March 2011
Dug Uyesaka, April 2011
Libby Smith, May 2011
Rafael Perea de la Cabada, June 2011
Michael Jameson, July 2011
Nina Warner, August 2011
Stephanie Dotson, September 2011
Subscriptions available now! Get all 13 prints for $550, or one each month for $50 - with a bonus print on December 15. www.sbartscollaborative.org
There are a limited number of subscriptions available. Please contact Tracey Morris for more info traceyamorris[at]yahoo.com
Sale of individual prints begins in October 2010. www.sbartscollaborative.org Proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative Direct-to Artist Grants.
The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative is an inclusive group of artists and arts supporters committed to sustaining and growing all forms of the arts in Santa Barbara . SBAC welcomes all to participate in the focused support of individual artists and arts organizations that contribute to the unique cultural ecology of our community.
We are: Actors, Arts Professionals, Arts Supporters, Dancers, Directors, Designers, Musicians, Filmmakers, Poets, Visual Artists, Writers, and everyone who wishes to collaborate and sustain the arts in Santa Barbara.
The Santa Barbara Printmakers are a group of artists dedicated to promoting and producing art work that uses hand and press printing techniques for the purposes of artistic exploration and expression. Images by artists in this group have been made with printing processes that include: etching, monotype, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography and digital programming. Santa Barbara Printmakers provides exhibition opportunities several times a year, as well as information about printmaking activities in the Santa Barbara area via their website, blog and email list serve. Its membership encompasses both emerging and established artists.
California Arts Day was created by the California Arts Council and established by Proclamation of the Governor. It takes place the first Friday of October every year during National Arts & Humanities Month.
Arts Day began not only as a celebration of creativity; in its first year it was part of the healing process after the tragedies of September 11, 2001 and served as an opportunity for Californians to re-connect with their communities and affirm humanity's finer instincts.
The purpose of Arts Day is to demonstrate the role and value of arts and culture throughout California . The California Arts Council has encouraged the celebration of Arts Day by working to make this a commonly recognized annual celebration using two simple messages:
- The arts are important - economically, socially, and educationally.
- The arts are everywhere.
Arts Day has been celebrated in many ways during the last several years-from music festivals, free museum admissions and free nights at performing arts venues, to arts advocacy rallies, advertisements, contests and newspaper columns. It is an opportunity for Californians to appreciate and experience the power and influence of the arts in all aspects of our lives-building communities, bridging cultures and celebrating diversity.