Central Coast Art

Central Coast Art

Studio Sundays on the Front Steps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Front Steps of the Museum FREE


Start: 07/12/15

End: 07/12/15

Ongoing at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, "Visions of Modernity: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints"

Presented in a series of rotations, Visions of Modernity explores the burst of creativity in 20th-century Japanese printmaking. During this time, artists experimented with Western artistic concepts and techniques such as linear perspective and naturalism in an effort to find new modes of expression befitting of the “modern” time.

After School Art Classes: 7 & 8 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

RELIEF SCULPTURE: Design and create 3-d artwork within rectangular boundaries. Learn to arrange found materials, balancing shapes, colors, textures & space. It’s abstract sculpture viewed only from the front! October 3, 10, 17, 24. $48 includes all materials. LAYERS IN PAINTING: Discover inspiration in SLOMA for your mixed media painting. Combine a variety of images, materials and techniques to create your abstract artwork. October 31, November 7, 14. $36 includes all materials.

California Sculpture SLAM 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

OVERVIEW // “When I walk around a sculpture, I love to be surprised by what I see on the other side,” says Brigitte Micmacker, juror for this year’s SLAM, a biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture by California artists, opening on September 1 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and running through October 29, 2017. California Sculpture SLAM offers a unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to stric...

Harmony Glassworks

2180 Old Creamery Road, Harmony, CA 93435, (805) 927-4248

Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school all in one. Our mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through our unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Inside the gallery you will find a large selection of hand blown glass from some of the best glass artists in the world including profound works by Jiri Pacinek, Jason Christian, Charl...

Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Rarely seen but always honored, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s is exhibiting Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection from July 7 – August 27, 2017. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Curator Ruta Saliklis selected original paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and ceramics for display in Hidden Gems. Saliklis included favorites such as George Gibson’s Sparkling Ranch, Robert Burridge's The Wh...

Kids' Eye View 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Celebrating the prowess of the younger members of our community, Kids’ Eye View showcases selected artwork created during SLOMA’s 2017 youth summer art camps. During six week-long camps, nearly 200 students—from 5-year-olds to teens—enjoyed “brains-on” art classes taught by inspiring teaching artists. A closing reception to celebrate the young artists will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2–4 PM. Artwork by Annika, 10 years old

Lecture by Jan Tichy at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
8059634364

Jan Tichy, artist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, works at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, sound, and photography.


Start: 08/27/15

End: 08/27/15

Point Buchon Plein Air Festival

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

PAINT-OUT: Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7. Select artists have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to paint some of the most scenic views of the California Central Coast while the public watches. See the artists paint the headlands and beaches, historic ranch land, and sweeping ocean vistas on PG&E's private land on the Point Buchon Trail. GRAND OPENING & SALE: Friday, October 6, 6–9 pm. View the Festival Artist's fresh paintings at the Festival's Grand Opening exhibition and sa...

San Luis Obisbo Museum of Art

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo , CA 93401, (805) 543-8562

Provide and promote diverse visual arts experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibition, education, creation, and collaboration; and preserve the Museum's permanent collection as an artistic legacy of the California Central Coast.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-963-4364

The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Lecture by Guest Curator Joyce Tsai

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

Joyce Tsai, guest curator of the exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, discusses the work of László Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus professor, theorist, and visionary multi-media artist.


Start: 07/05/15

End: 07/05/15

SLOMA Exhibition - Thursday Painters: A Legacy

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

One of the best things that artists can do to advance their ability is to meet other artists, to talk to them, and to watch them work. This has been as true in San Luis Obispo County as it has been in art colonies from Cape Cod to Carmel—places where artists began to congregate and form art associations. As early as 1946, a handful of painters, enjoying Harold Forgostein’s adult education classes, gathered regularly to paint alongside other artists, to watch them work, and see how they interpre...

SLOMA Exhibition: Fragments

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Challenging its membership is nothing new for The Painters Group (TPG), one of the Central Coast’s largest and most active artists group and an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). TPG’s most recent challenge was issued when the group’s leadership announced Fragments as the title and theme of TPG’s next exhibition at SLOMA on October 6, 2017 through November 26, 2017. Image: Lux (et umber incendit), John Langdon; 2017

SLOMA Exhibition: Leon Borensztein: Sharon

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. His photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition Sharon from July 7 to August 27, 2017 so that gallery visitors can fully engage with these powerful photographs up close. SLOMA’s curator Ruta Salikl...

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents "The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come" July 5 – September 27, 2015

Workshop: Mixed Media - Focus on Image Transfer Techniques

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, 805-543-8562

Discover exciting new ways to add texture and mystery to painterly compositions with a variety of image transfer techniques. Drawing on varied sources such as personal snapshots, found images, or old family photographs, students will learn how to skillfully blend these images into a painterly surface, creating expressive and evocative compositions. Emphasis will be placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction as students become proficient with each technique. About th...

Youth After School Art Classes: 5 & 6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

GROW SOME ART: Explore lines, shapes and colors. Learn to create and combine these elements of art in your drawing and painting. It’s fun to make original artwork! October 2, 9 , 16, 23. $48 includes all materials. ART IN NATURE: Discover the colors & textures in nature. Create drawings, paintings & collage of rocks, leaves, trees and landscapes. Express nature in watercolor and mixed media. October 30 & November 6, 13, 20. $48 includes all materials.



Studio Sundays on the Front Steps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Front Steps of the Museum FREE


Start: 07/12/15

End: 07/12/15

Ongoing at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, "Visions of Modernity: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints"

Presented in a series of rotations, Visions of Modernity explores the burst of creativity in 20th-century Japanese printmaking. During this time, artists experimented with Western artistic concepts and techniques such as linear perspective and naturalism in an effort to find new modes of expression befitting of the “modern” time.

After School Art Classes: 7 & 8 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

RELIEF SCULPTURE: Design and create 3-d artwork within rectangular boundaries. Learn to arrange found materials, balancing shapes, colors, textures & space. It’s abstract sculpture viewed only from the front! October 3, 10, 17, 24. $48 includes all materials. LAYERS IN PAINTING: Discover inspiration in SLOMA for your mixed media painting. Combine a variety of images, materials and techniques to create your abstract artwork. October 31, November 7, 14. $36 includes all materials.

California Sculpture SLAM 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

OVERVIEW // “When I walk around a sculpture, I love to be surprised by what I see on the other side,” says Brigitte Micmacker, juror for this year’s SLAM, a biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture by California artists, opening on September 1 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and running through October 29, 2017. California Sculpture SLAM offers a unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to stric...

Harmony Glassworks

2180 Old Creamery Road, Harmony, CA 93435, (805) 927-4248

Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school all in one. Our mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through our unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Inside the gallery you will find a large selection of hand blown glass from some of the best glass artists in the world including profound works by Jiri Pacinek, Jason Christian, Charl...

Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Rarely seen but always honored, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s is exhibiting Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection from July 7 – August 27, 2017. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Curator Ruta Saliklis selected original paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and ceramics for display in Hidden Gems. Saliklis included favorites such as George Gibson’s Sparkling Ranch, Robert Burridge's The Wh...

Kids' Eye View 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Celebrating the prowess of the younger members of our community, Kids’ Eye View showcases selected artwork created during SLOMA’s 2017 youth summer art camps. During six week-long camps, nearly 200 students—from 5-year-olds to teens—enjoyed “brains-on” art classes taught by inspiring teaching artists. A closing reception to celebrate the young artists will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2–4 PM. Artwork by Annika, 10 years old

Lecture by Jan Tichy at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
8059634364

Jan Tichy, artist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, works at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, sound, and photography.


Start: 08/27/15

End: 08/27/15

Point Buchon Plein Air Festival

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

PAINT-OUT: Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7. Select artists have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to paint some of the most scenic views of the California Central Coast while the public watches. See the artists paint the headlands and beaches, historic ranch land, and sweeping ocean vistas on PG&E's private land on the Point Buchon Trail. GRAND OPENING & SALE: Friday, October 6, 6–9 pm. View the Festival Artist's fresh paintings at the Festival's Grand Opening exhibition and sa...

San Luis Obisbo Museum of Art

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo , CA 93401, (805) 543-8562

Provide and promote diverse visual arts experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibition, education, creation, and collaboration; and preserve the Museum's permanent collection as an artistic legacy of the California Central Coast.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-963-4364

The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Lecture by Guest Curator Joyce Tsai

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

Joyce Tsai, guest curator of the exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, discusses the work of László Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus professor, theorist, and visionary multi-media artist.


Start: 07/05/15

End: 07/05/15

SLOMA Exhibition - Thursday Painters: A Legacy

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

One of the best things that artists can do to advance their ability is to meet other artists, to talk to them, and to watch them work. This has been as true in San Luis Obispo County as it has been in art colonies from Cape Cod to Carmel—places where artists began to congregate and form art associations. As early as 1946, a handful of painters, enjoying Harold Forgostein’s adult education classes, gathered regularly to paint alongside other artists, to watch them work, and see how they interpre...

SLOMA Exhibition: Fragments

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Challenging its membership is nothing new for The Painters Group (TPG), one of the Central Coast’s largest and most active artists group and an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). TPG’s most recent challenge was issued when the group’s leadership announced Fragments as the title and theme of TPG’s next exhibition at SLOMA on October 6, 2017 through November 26, 2017. Image: Lux (et umber incendit), John Langdon; 2017

SLOMA Exhibition: Leon Borensztein: Sharon

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. His photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition Sharon from July 7 to August 27, 2017 so that gallery visitors can fully engage with these powerful photographs up close. SLOMA’s curator Ruta Salikl...

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents "The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come" July 5 – September 27, 2015

Workshop: Mixed Media - Focus on Image Transfer Techniques

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, 805-543-8562

Discover exciting new ways to add texture and mystery to painterly compositions with a variety of image transfer techniques. Drawing on varied sources such as personal snapshots, found images, or old family photographs, students will learn how to skillfully blend these images into a painterly surface, creating expressive and evocative compositions. Emphasis will be placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction as students become proficient with each technique. About th...

Youth After School Art Classes: 5 & 6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

GROW SOME ART: Explore lines, shapes and colors. Learn to create and combine these elements of art in your drawing and painting. It’s fun to make original artwork! October 2, 9 , 16, 23. $48 includes all materials. ART IN NATURE: Discover the colors & textures in nature. Create drawings, paintings & collage of rocks, leaves, trees and landscapes. Express nature in watercolor and mixed media. October 30 & November 6, 13, 20. $48 includes all materials.