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Caussin Lecture American Design of the 1930's Oct 26 4:30 pm in Room A-211

Art College Visits_PNCA Nov 1 1:30pm H211_CCA Nov2 3:15pm H221

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 16, 5pm-7pm
Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 13, 4:30pm, PS101
Gallery Hours: Mon/Tue 10am-7pm, Wed/Thur/Fri 10am-4pm
Atkinson Gallery Tsuno Poster September 2016
Los Angeles River: Urban Reclamation 
September 16-December 2, 2016
In the Los Angeles River: Urban Reclamation exhibition at the SBCC Atkinson Gallery, artist Devon Tsuno, an avid fisherman, shares his embedded perspective of the environment from the place where land and water meet rather than an aerial view of the entire Los Angeles River watershed. While rooted in lifelong observation, Tsuno's abstract landscapes are synthetic--anomalously colored composites of multiple sites that meld actual places together into a conceptual whole. In a densely layered build-up of acrylic and spray paint, Tsuno superimposes one plant on top of another, tangibly mirroring the cumulative ecology of his hometown watershed in which native and non-native plants vie for position. Tsuno's work underscores the importance of developing an engaged and critical connection to the place in which we live.
Devon Tsuno is a Los Angeles-native. His abstract paintings, socially engaged projects, artist books and print installations focus on the LA watershed, water use, and native vs. non-native vegetation. Tsuno is a 2017 Santa Fe Art Institute Water Rights Artist-In-Residence, is the 2016 SPArt Community Grantee and was awarded a 2014 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Art. Tsuno's long-term interest in bodies of water in the LA area has been central to his work with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Big City Forum, Theodore Payne Foundation, the grantLOVE Project, and Occidental College. Tsuno has exhibited at the Hammer Museum Venice Beach BiennialCurrent: LA Water Public Art Biennial, the US Embassy in New Zealand, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Roppongi 605 in Tokyo. His solo exhibition, Reclaimed Water, was identified in art ltd. as a Critic's Picks: 2014 Top 10 exhibitions in LA and his exhibition Watershed, curated by Aandrea Stang, was reviewed in Artillery Magazine and Notes on Looking. Tsuno earned an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2005 and a BFA from California State University Long Beach in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

 Fall 2016 Art Department Field Trip to Getty Center


Art Center Visit Announcement Sept 2016
Undergraduate Degrees 
Advertising  | Entertainment Design | Environmental Design  | Film  | Fine Art  | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interaction Design | Photography and Imaging | Product Design | Transportation Design 
Graduate Degrees 
Art | Environmental Design | Film | Graphic Design | Industrial Design | Media Design Practices | Transportation Systems and Design 
Interdisciplinary Programs 
 Humanities and Sciences | Integrated Studies | Designmatters | Educational Partnerships | Exchange and Study Away | Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography


Learn More:


Outdoor Cat_An Evening of Time Based Art

Fantastic Rubbish Annex Exhibit 2016

Art Together at UCSB 2016

Artists Lecture-Brad Ewing April 14 2016 4:30 pm A-160

Artist Interview with Ed Inks:  
Wednesday, March 16, 5pm, PS101 
Post-Lecture Retirement Reception, Atkinson Gallery
Both Events Free and Open to the Public  

Santa Barbara, CA- In honor of his retirement, the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College will present an artist interview with Ed Inks in Wednesday, March 16 at 5pm in the Physical Science Building Room 101. Following the lecture, the Art Department will host a reception for Professor Inks to thank him for his 25 years of service to the College in the Atkinson Gallery where his exhibition, Ed Inks Has Left the Building, will be on view.

In this body of work, Inks' commanding knowledge of both technique and art history are united in the objects themselves. Of his whimsical abstractions which fuse Minimalist forms with Neo-Dadaist irreverence, Inks says,

Recent works borrow heavily from figurative references from the pre-historic period such as the Venus of Willendorf, but also the figurative sculpture of mid-20th century abstractionists; Henry Moore, Constantin Brancusi, etc.  I am interested a symbolic sensuousness, yet the genuine awkwardness of the human body. Recent works depict embellished male and female forms, or other phallic images found in pre-historic cultures-a modernization of humankind's oldest fertility icons.

Born the fourth of six children, the artist grew up in Uniontown, a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania. He earned his BS in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his MFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University. After working in Botswana with the Peace Corps, Inks taught at various colleges and universities before joining the Art Department at SBCC in 1991. He will retire in May after 37 years of teaching art, 25 year here at SBCC. As a teacher, Inks says, "It is my job to set each student on a path of discovery -- encouraging clarity in the communication and development of personal concepts." Art Department Chair Christopher Bates says, "With his expertise and dedication as an artist teacher, Ed has generated an enduring culture of inquisitiveness, rigor, and creativity here in the Art Department at SBCC-a legacy to which we all remain gratefully committed."





SAIC visit March 16 3:30 pm H221


Spring 2016 Art Department Field Trip


Bits and Pieces Exhibit 2016


Rachel Johnson Artist Lecture Feb 17, 2016 5pm PS 101


Bits and Pieces Call for Student Art 2016


SCAD Visit Thurs March 3 2016 1:30-2pm H-221




Fall 2015 Art Dept Events

A Priori Annex Flyer

Hayden and VanStein Studio Visit 2015

Puccinelli-Goodman_Tug Talk Flyer

 Perea Aug 2015 Workshop Flyer

Fall 2015 Art 120 Ad

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Fall 2015 Art 101 ad

Art 123 Fall 2015


           Gail Levin: "On NOT

Becoming an Artist

A Retro-Spective of new and former works"

Reception: March 21st, 4:00-6:00 pm

(On View March 21st -11-6 pm)

Santa Barbara Art Foundry

120 Santa Barbara St.Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sponsored by: Morris B. Squire Foundation's Artist in Residence Program

Gail Levin , while in Santa Barbara as an artist in residence at the Morris B. Squire Foundation, worked expanding her body of work of collages.  Having finished the first 35 collages, which were featured in a solo show in May 2014 in New York City at the gallery of the National Association of Women Artists, Levin will show her new work "Food For Thought" created here in Santa Barbara at the newly renovated Art From Scrap Annex space hanging March 16-20th.  Join us for the show Reception March 21st, 4-6pm at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry in Santa Barbara.


Spring 2015 Art Dept Field Trip


Spring 2015 Atkinson Gallery Lectures and Exhibits



SAIC Visit February 2015


KCAI Visit Fall 2014



Carrozzo Call for SBCC Student Art 2014


Nature and Technology Call for Student Art Announcement


Small Images Call for Artists 2014

The Atkinson Gallery invites submissions for its 30th Annual Small Images Exhibition

EXHIBIT DATES: 10/3/14 - 10/31/14

ENTRY DEADLINE: 9/12/14, 10:59pm PST

ELIGIBILITY: Artists living and working in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. 2D work must be ready to hang and no larger than 18” in any direction, including frame. 3D work must also be 18” or less in any direction, excluding pedestal. 4D work must include monitor/projection device smaller than 18” in any direction. Any media.

ENTRY FEES: $15 first entry. $10 each additional. Limit 3 entries per artist.

JUROR: Tif Sigfrids, Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

CASH AWARDS: Including $1,000 First Place Award

NOTES: Announcements will be made 9/16. Accepted work delivered 9/17-9/26. Artists needing help and/or equipment may sign up for 1/2 hour, in-person application assistance sessions on Friday, September 12th between 9am-5pm. Please call 805.965.0581x3483 to schedule.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS:  via (CaFE) administered by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)





Nature_and_Technology_Flyer 2014



Rebeca Bollinger Artist Lecture Poster 2014





Visits the SBCC Art Department on


2:00 PM, Room H-221


SAIC is recognized by Columbia University’s

National Arts Journalism survey as

“the most influential art college in the United States”

and ranked among the top three graduate fine arts

programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


Undergraduate Programs Offered by SAIC:


Bachelor of Arts in:

Art History

Visual & Critical Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in:

Art Education

Art History, Theory and Criticism

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Consecutive Degree Option BFA and BA in Visual & Critical Studies

For more info:

THE STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY COALITION: Call for Student Art  The Student Sustainability Coalition is hosting a Community Gathering on West Campus. We would love it if we could get the art students involved and have some artwork displayed. Our theme is based around sustainability, the environment, and community so it would be cool if students have work representing these themes, but all artwork is accepted as long as the artist would like to have it displayed smile Be mindful that the gathering will take place outside, so that is something to keep the artists aware of… 
Students who are interested can contact Lindsey:

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30pm
Administration Building, Room 211

Upon first look, Megan Geckler's work seems to be digital in nature; the colors 
are vibrant and unreal. Most of her installations are created with flagging tape, a mass-produced colorful plastic ribbon utilized on construction sites and assembled by hand alongside crews of assistants. Geckler has been exhibiting in galleries, museums and alternative spaces since 1998, with many shows in the United States including solo shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Creative Artists Agency, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art among others. She has also worked with commercial clients such as Urban Outfitters, Nike and Target. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University.

Thursday, May 1, 5:30pm
City Hall steps at De la Guerra Plaza
Join Wall Space Photography Gallery owner Crista Dix for a guided tour of the "First Thursday" art scene.  Meet at 5:30 on the steps of the City Hall Mayor's Office.  The tour will last approximately 1 and a half hours.  
Please contact Kathi Scarminach at with any questions.

Wednesday, May 7, 4:30pm
Administration Building, Room 211
Mel Davis received her BFA from Concordia University in Montreal and her NFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.  She had solo exhibitions and is represented by both Eleanor Hardwood Gallery (San Francisco) and Larry Becker Gallery (Philadelphia).  She has had additional solo exhibitions at Cecile Moochnek Gallery (Berkeley), NavtaSchultz Gallery (Chicago), and Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco).  Her work has been reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out Chicago, Art in America an San Francisco Art Magazine.
ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION juried by Elyse Gonzalez
April 25-May 16, 2014
Each year, the Atkinson Gallery hosts a juried exhibition of work by students in the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College.  This year's juror, Elyse Gonzalez, is the Curator of Exhibitions at the UCSB Art, Design and Architecture Museum.  Representative of the full range of classes and abilities, accepted pieces highlight work by both beginning and advanced students in all media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and time-based media.  
Michael Alcantar
Byron Blanco
Karl Blasius
Rand Boschee
Mindy Cheng
Marcos Christodoulou
Emma Clark
Sasha Colbert
Cedar Conway
Journey Coward
Yanley Delgado
Xin Ding
Ben Eckert
Brady Freeman
Hugh Grant-Chapman
Isaac Hernandez
Stanley Holder
Trevor Hudgins
Veronica Ivanta
Seeon Kim
Norman Krohn
Jean-Dwight Ledbetter
Isabella Manfredi
Susan Melican
Mariah Moon
Jacqueline Nevarez Lincoln
Nicholas Oeffling
Julia Paradiz
J.G. Pattilo
Kaitlyn Plante
Jennifer Ringer
Kathi Scarminach
Sarah Shank
Mariya Shestakova
Amber Silva
Jose Solis
Charles Starr
Victor Torrico
Sumio Ueda
Primo Um
Chrystal White
Yi (Sam) Xuen Zhang
Michael Young
Trevor Zarker
Tyler Zarker


2014-15 Art Scholarship Logo

Laguna Clay Gift Award,  $50
Sarah Shank
Laguna Clay Gift Award, $50 
Tyler Zarker
Outstanding Student Award, Art Studio, $100 and a one-year Student Membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
Ryan Peters
Outstanding Student Award, Art History, $150 and a one-year Student Membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara 
Valerie de Luca
Diane Handloser Award in Art History, $100 
Caitlyn Wild
Cengage Publishers Art History Award, $100
Lashon Halley
Santa Barbara Printmakers Award, $100
Ray Barsante
Ventura Potter’s Guild Award in Ceramics, $150 
Kaitlyn Plante 
Adrian “Ozz” Osborne Memorial Art Scholarship, $500
Isabella Manfredi
Frederick and Ursula Perl Endowed Art Scholarship, $500                     
Amber Silva
Ben Eckert
Santa Barbara Art Association Scholarship Award, $1,000
Sasha Colbert   

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2014-2015 Annual Student Exhibition Award Winners 

Primo Um, Advanced Ceramics
Yanely Delgado, Intermediate Drawing
Emma Clark, Intermediate Painting
Sumio Ueda, Advanced Painting
Veronica Ivanta, Beginning Printmaking
Byron Blanco, Intermediate/ Advanced Printmaking
Jose Solis, Beginning Sculpture
Isaac Hernandez, Intermediate Sculpture
Katilyn Plante, Advanced Sculpture
Brady Freeman, 3D Design
Jennifer Ringer, Beginning Ceramics
Jean-Dwight Ledbetter, Intermediate Ceramics
Norman Krohn, Advanced Ceramics
Yi (Sam) Xuen Zheng, Beginning Drawing
Hugh Grant-Chapman, Intermediate Drawing
Kathi Scarminach, Beginning Painting
Karl Blasius, Intermediate Painting
Stanley Holder, Advanced Painting
Cedar Conway, Beginning Printmaking
Sasha Colbert, Intermediate/Advanced Printmaking
Mindy Cheng, Beginning Sculpture
Trevor Zarker, Intermediate Sculpture
Ben Eckert, Advanced Sculpture
Michael Alcantar
Rand Boschee
Mariah Moon
Julia Paradiz
J.G. Pattillo
Sarah Shank
Michael Young
Sasha Colbert, “Staying Late”



2014-2015 ART






1.  Apply Online at by Friday April 11th 

2. Sign up for a Portfolio Review Space Assignment Appointment with Alexis (Sign up Sheets posted April 1st outside of H-272, Appointments held April 9, 10, 14)

3. Complete an Application for Department Awards

4.  Submit a portfolio of 5 pieces to The Art Department on Friday April 18th

For Details:


Please join us for Academy of Art University's Open House event!

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Time: 10AM – 5PM (Ongoing)

Location: JW Marriott, L.A. Live

900 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

What: Let the Possibilities Inspire Your Imagination at this Exclusive Event:

  • Receive Information About Admissions, Campus Life & More
  • Enroll in Pre-College Art Experience Programs for High School Students
  • Complete Your Application & Registration
  • Engage in Financial Aid Workshops

Admission is FREE!

Register now here:

Please share this information with your family and let me know if you have any questions, I’m here to assist!

Kindest regards,


Bridget Pizzo

Outreach Representative

Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery St | San Francisco, CA 94105

800-544-2787 x 8313

P: 415-618-8313


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  Installation/Performance Great Meadow

(across from the library) 2-3 PM


Installation on view

in EC 40, 2 to 3 PM

Time Based Installation March 2014

 SAIC logo
3:00 PM, Room H-221
SAIC is recognized by Columbia University’s
National Arts Journalism survey as
“the most influential art college in the United States”
and ranked among the top three graduate fine arts
programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Undergraduate Programs Offered by SAIC:
Bachelor of Arts in:
Art History
Visual & Critical Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in:
Art Education
Art History, Theory and Criticism
Bachelor of Interior Architecture
Consecutive Degree Option BFA and BA in Visual & Critical Studies
For more info:

SBCC Art Department Field Trip

to Los Angeles to visit the

Getty Center


Saturday April 19, 2014

Cost: $27.00 per person

Sign-up at the SBCC Cashier in the Student Services Building

Payment in full required to hold a space. No Refunds.

Transportation only, there is no admission charge to the museum


In addition to the permanent collection,

exhibitions on view will include:

Jackson Pollock MURAL

In Focus: Ansel Adams

Hatched! Creating Form and Line



9:00 AM–Depart SBCC West Campus

11:00 AM–Arrive at the Getty Center, Westwood

3:00 PM–Depart the Getty Center

Return to SBCC approximately 5:00 PM


Rafael Perea de la Cabada

Local artist, and SBCC Art Department Adjunct Faculty Member

black and white Perea portrait

DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2014


TIME: 5:30 - 7 pm


LOCATION: Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara


Rafael Perea de la Cabada works primarily as a visual artist who uses a variety of mediums and processes to interact with planes and spaces where the acts of thinking and making merge seamlessly. His concepts stem from political discomfort, current events, playful thinking, humor, and gratitude, which result in what he calls “hybrid responses and artistic resolutions.” Cabada has exhibited internationally, including most recently Kunst (Art) and Film: Up to Date Art Exhibition; International Contemporary Art: RAFAEL PEREA DE LA CABADA, Liedberg, Germany; and Alien Heartland at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA. He is currently creating a new body of work for a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Animals & Society, Los Angeles, CA.

Rafael Perea de la Cabada received his MFA at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico and currently lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA.

The smART Talks program serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three annual lectures by Santa Barbara-based artists. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.

MCASB is located at 653 Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara, CA 93101

For further details please contact MCASB directly by phone: 966-5373 or visit their website:

Click here for map and directions to MCASB 



Friday, February 28, 9am-6pm



As of January, 2014 the Art Department has moved home to the newly renovated Humanities Building! 

While the final touches are being put on the renovation of the Ceramics and Sculpture studios, they are temporarily located beneath the bridge on Loma Alta Drive in ECC 41-42. 


Past News and Events


Fall 2013 
Art Dept Logo
Schedule of Visiting Art College
Admissions Representatives

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San Francisco Art Institute

WEDNESDAY, November 6th

3:30 PM



SBCC Fall 2013 Transfer Day:

WEDNESDAY, November 6th

10:00 am-1:00 pm 

SBCC West Campus


For additional visiting university representatives

please view the Transfer Center's

Fall 2013 Visiting University Admissions Representatives Schedule


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