Meet Our Faculty

Full Time Art Department Faculty:

  •  Christopher Bates

    Email: bates@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 2410 
    Office: H-210
    Classroom: H-107

    Office Hours:
    Mon:   8:30 - 9 a.m.
    Tues:  8 - 8:30 a.m.
    Wed:   3:05 - 3:30 p.m. by appointment
    Thurs: 8 - 8:30 a.m.

    Meet Professor Bates

    Christopher Bates is a professor in the Art Department of Santa Barbara City College. He has a Master of Fine Arts, Ceramic Art, from New York State College of Ceramics, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and a BA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, CA. He has been an Associate Professor since 1997 and is responsible for the rebuilding of the ceramics facility. He is Chairman of the Atkinson Gallery Sub-Committee. He teaches beginning to advanced ceramics.

    He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Including California, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota and Ohio. His teaching experience includes the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Tulane University, New Orleans, Columbus College of Art Design, Ohio State University, Columbus and California State University, Long Beach.

    Courses Taught

    Art 150: Fundamentals of Ceramics
    Art 151: Intermediate Ceramics
    Art 152: Advanced Ceramics
    Art 154: Ceramic Sculpture
    Art 155: Glaze Formation

  •  Stephanie Dotson

    Email: dotson@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 3622
    Office: H-213
    Classrooms: H-112, H-221

    Office Hours:
    Tues/Thurs: 8:30-10 a.m.

    Meet Professor Dotson

    Stephanie Dotson received her MFA degree at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. In Fall 2007 Stephanie began teaching Printmaking and Design. Employing a “mad arsenal of working materials and techniques”, solo exhibits of her installation work include Kansas City, MO, Atlanta, Chicago Philadelphia and Santa Barbara.

    Education

    MFA, University of Georgia in Athens
    GA, Kansas City Art Institute
    BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

     
    Courses Taught

    Art 120: Fundamentals of Drawing
    Art 140: Studio Art foundations, 2-D
    Art 190: Introduction to Printmaking
    Art 191: Intermediate Printmaking
    Art 192: Advanced Printmaking
    Art 195: Printmaking, Theory & Application
    Art 198: Artists' Books

    Recent Work

  • Joy Kunz

    Email: jekunz@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 3737
    Office: H-212

    Office Hours: 

    Meet Professor Kunz

    I've had a circuitous journey to a Ph.D. in Art History. I attended a small liberal arts college and majored in English Literature. After being introduced to art history at college I decided to pursue it by completing an M.A. at St. Louis University with a specialization in Northern Renaissance Art. After teaching for a number of years and traveling around the world I returned to earn a Ph.D. from UCSB. My dissertation was in the area of Modern Art.

    Education

    Ph.D., Art History, UCSB
    M.A., Art History, St. Louis University

    Philosophy of Teaching

    I teach Art History at SBCC. When I was in college I took the required art history survey course and to my surprise I was fascinated with the breadth of the subject and its connection to so many other disciplines such as psychology, history, religion, sociology, politics, and more. I teach because I want other people to know how interesting art history is. I believe art history continues to be very relevant to contemporary life and I encourage students to become more informed consumers of all visual culture, present and past.

    Courses Taught

    Art 101: Visual Literacy
    Art 102 A: Early Twentieth Century Art
    Art 102 B: Late Twentieth Century Art
    Art 103: History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic Century Art
    Art 104: History of Art, Renaissance to Modern 
    Art 110: History of Women in Art
    Art 211: 19th Century Art

  • Thomas Larson

    Email:  larson@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 955
    Office:  H-211
    Classrooms: H-111, H-219

    Office Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thurs: 1-3 p.m.

    Meet Professor Larson

    Dr. Thomas Larson has been teaching art history at Santa Barbara City College since 1989, joining the ranks of full-time faculty in Fall of 2000. He holds B.A. degrees from Brooks Institute and UCSB, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. from UCSB. His specialization is the art of non-Western cultures, which includes the art of Native North America, Pre-Columbian Meso- and South America, Africa, and the South Seas. He also loves and teaches art of the 20th century. He has traveled extensively in America, Europe, Asia, and has directed study abroad programs to Florence and Peru. Thomas is also an artist, specializing in collage, watercolor, and book arts, and enjoys the outdoors by hiking the local front range trails.

    Education

    Ph. D. UCSB
    M.A. UCSB
    B.A. UCSB
    B.F.A. Brooks Institute

    Philosophy of Teaching

    "One of the main reasons I like the art of the 20th century is because I believe that its great achievement has been its expansion beyond mere representation. It has taken Western art and artists until the 20th century to be able to express spiritual truths, those unseen realities of the interior world, with visual art, whereas the art of small-scale societies has been doing this forever. In both teaching and in making art, I explore the symbolic visual language of various world cultures with their artistic traditions and spiritual technologies."

    Courses Taught

    Art 101: Visual Literacy
    Art 102A: Early Twentieth Century Art
    Art 102B: Late Twentieth Century Art
    Art 104: History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
    Art 104H: History of Art: Renaissance to Modern, Honors
    Art 112: Survey of Pre-Columbian Art
    Art 215:  Survey of Non-Western Art

  •  Christopher Ulivo

    Email: crulivo@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 4292
    Painting Classroom: H-204
    Office:  H-214

    Meet Professor Ulivo 

    "Little men dream big. It is the discrepancy between their dreams and their reality that drive them to be creative"™. -C.U.

    Education

    M.F.A. Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, 2004
    B.F.A. Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1999
    Collegiate Teaching Certificate Brown University, Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning, 2004

    Courses Taught

    Art 127: Landscape Drawing
    Art 132: Fundamentals of Painting
    Art 133: Intermediate Painting
    Art 134: Theory and Application in Painting
    Art 137: Advanced Painting
    Art 140: 2-D Design: Composition and Color

    Recent Work

  • Armando Ramos III

    Email: aramosiii@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X4211
    Office: H-209

    Office Hours:
    Mon: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. 
    Wed: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Meet Professor Ramos
    Armando Ramos is an assistant Professor in the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College. He has a Master of Fine Arts, from Montana State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. 
     
    Armando Ramos is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Frey Foundation, the Red Lodge Clay Center Red Lodge, Montana and the Vermont Studio Center.  His work has been shown at Grand Rapids Museum of Art Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of Art Prize Seven; The Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, Ohio; The Clay Studio Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California and The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand forks North Dakota.

    Education
    MFA, Montana State University
    BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

    Courses Taught
    Art 141: 3-D Design: Form and Space
    Art 170: Introduction to Sculpture
    Art 171: Intermediate Sculpture
    Art 172: Advanced Sculpture
    Art 173: Beginning Casting
    Art 174: Beginning Bronze Casting
    Art 175: Intermediate Bronze Casting
    Art 176: Advanced Bronze Casting
    Art 177: Beginning Aluminum Casting
    Art 179: Advanced Aluminum Casting
    Art 180: Sculpture Fabrication
    Art 181: Intermediate Sculpture Fabrication
    Art 182: Advanced Sculpture Fabrication
     
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Adjunct Art Department Faculty:

  • John Connelly

    Email: 
    jconnelly1@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 3484
    Office: H-208
    Atkinson Gallery 
    Location:
     
    Humanities Building, Room 202
    East Campus, Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 

    Office Hours:

    Meet John Connelly

    Connelly is an independent curator and consultant based in Santa Barbara since 2014. He previously held the role of Director of The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation in New York City, where he led educational and archival efforts in support of the Foundation's mission to foster appreciation and study of the works of Gonzalez-Torres among scholars and the general public. He ran the art gallery John Connelly Presents in New York City for 10 years and was the director at Andrea Rosen Gallery from 1994 through 2002. He co-founded the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA) to support and encourage collaboration among his fellow arts professionals. He is also a co-founder of High Desert Test Sites (HDTS), the experimental exhibition platform based in Joshua Tree, CA.

    Education

    BA, Art History, State University of New York at Purchase
    Master's Studies, City University of New York, Hunter College

  • Nathan Hayden

    Education

    2009 MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
    2001 BFA, Miami University, Oxford, OH

    Courses Taught

    Art 120: Fundamentals of Drawing
    Art 121: Intermediate Drawing
    Art 140: Studio Art foundations, 2-D
    Art 193: Beginning Printmaking:Silkscreen

    Teaching Experience
    2016 Adjunct Drawing Professor- Beginning and Intermediate Drawing, University of California, Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College
      Adjunct Instructor Two Dimensional Design- Composition and Color- Santa Barbara City College
    2015 Adjunct Drawing Professor- University of California, Santa Barbara
      Adjunct Instructor Two Dimensional Design- Composition and Color- Santa Barbara City College
    2014 Adjunct Drawing Professor- University of California, Santa Barbara
      Adjunct Instructor Two Dimensional Design- Composition and Color- Santa Barbara City College
    2013 Adjunct Instructor Two Dimensional Design- Composition and Color- Santa Barbara City College
    2012 Adjunct Instructor Fundamentals of Drawing- Santa Barbara City College
      Adjunct Instructor Two Dimensional Design- Composition and Color- Santa Barbara City College
    2011 Adjunct Instructor Two Dimensional Design- Composition and Color- Santa Barbara City College
    2009 Teaching Assistant Lower Division Drawing- University of California Santa Barbara
      Teaching Assistant Lower Division Printmaking- University of California Santa Barbara
    2008 Teaching Assistant Introduction to Contemporary Practice I: Image Studies-University of California Santa Barbara
      Teaching Assistant Introduction to Contemporary Practice II: Spatial Studies-University of California Santa Barbara
      Teaching Assistant Lower Division Printmaking- University of California Santa Barbara
      Teaching Assistant Lower Division Painting- University of California Santa Barbara
    2007 Teaching Assistant Introduction to Contemporary Practice I: Image Studies- University of California Santa Barbara
     
    Solo Exhibitions
    2016 Pure Pretty Fever, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    2015 Talk to the Eye, CB1 Gallery (project room), Los Angeles, CA
    2013 Go innocent into the forest my children, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
    2010 A beam of shadow a ray of light, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    2009 Some are sweet and some are nasty, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 
    2007 Manhattan Beach Project, The Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
    2005 A Spectacle of Synthetic Enchantment, Gallery X, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    2003 On the Bottom: An Excessively Touching Display of Attempts in Communication, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY
     
    Group Exhibitions
    2016 The Known Universe, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 
    2015 Pulp in Ashes, Tiger STrikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA
    2014 Phantom Color, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
      Starting HereCurated by Elyse Gonzales, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
    2013 Double Redux, Curated by Nancy Gifford, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA
      Common Objects, Curated by Shane Tolbert, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
      Old Solar Rays: Pop-up Cult in Public Places, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
    2012 Portals, Curated by Carly Margolis, The Sacred Door, Venice, CA
      Marine Salon No. 9, Curated by Claressinka Anderson and Yasmine Mohseni, Marine Salon, Santa Monica, CA
      Hello Earth, Curated by Sophie Grant, The Loom, Brooklyn, NY
      Open House, Curated by Miki Garcia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
    2011 SBMOVES: Artist Videos on gas pump screens, Curated by Laurel Beckman, Santa Barbara, CA
    2010 Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
    2009 Backyard, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
      Dreamtigers, co-curated by Jane Callister and Miki Garcia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
      Miami University Department of Art 2009 Bicentennial Exhibition, curated by Lena Vigna, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
    2008 Twelve, Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ridley Tree Education Center, Santa Barbara, CA
      Summer Guests, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
      Do It To Death, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA
      Don’t Have Much but I Give it All to You, The Old Gym, Santa Barbara, CA
    2006 Draw, Paper, Scissors, curated by Meg Linton, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
      Selected Drawings, The Quonset Hut, Louisville, KY
      Portal, Adorno Studio, Louisville, KY
    2003 Pushing the Box, The Water Tower, Louisville, KY

    Public Lectures
    2013 Go innocent into the forest my children: smART talk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
    2009 Sweet and Nasty: Sociology of Culture, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
      Sweet and Nasty, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
    2005 Synthetic Enchantment, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    2003 On the Bottom, Indian University, Southeast Campus, New Albany, IN
     
    Residencies
    2013 Roosevelt Elementary, Santa Barbara, CA
     
    Bibliography
    2016 Porter, Lori.  "Dexterous Duo," Santa Barbara Magazine, Spring 2016
    2015 Borgenich, Nicole.  "The "Shapes For Shadows" series comes to life," Crave, October 16, 2015
    2014 Pogany, Andrew.   "'Phantom Color' In Some Primitieve Cultures Artists Are Still Revered," Flaunt, July 8, 2014
      Ollman, Leah.  "'Phantom Color' at CB1 Transcends in Black and White," The Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2014
      Vonk, Nathan.  "Alumni Association," Santa Barbara Independent, July 3, 2014
      Hua, Vivian.  "Nathan Hayden Artist Interview: On Nature, Ritual Dance & Induced Visions," Redefine, September 25, 2014
    2013 Donelan, Charles “Dancing Man,” Santa Barbara Independent, May 23, 2013
      Woodard, Josef. “His Space is the Place,” Santa Barbara News-Press, May 17, 2013
      Porter, Lori. “Cool Collaboration: Ones to Watch,” Santa Barbara Magazine, Spring, 2013
      Donelan, Charles. “Two Times Four,” Santa Barbara Independent, January 30, 2013
      Deliso, Meredith. “Exploring 'Common Objects' at David Shelton Gallery,” Houston Press, January 23, 2013
    2012 Mohseni, Yasmine. “Beyond the White: Marine Salon No. 9,” Huffington Post: Arts and Culture, July 30, 2012
      Rolnik, Daniel.  “An Exquisite Salon Exhibit and Marine Contemporary’s Top Secret Headquarters,” Argot & Ochre, July 26, 2012
    2010 Tuck, Geoff. “Notes on Looking,” Notes on Looking, Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, March 25, 2010
    2009 Woodard, Josef. “Eyeing Mastery,” Santa Barbara News-Press, July 3, 2009
      Donelan, Charles. “Demand the Impossible,” Santa Barbara Independent, June 18, 2009
      Gardner, Colin. “Nathan Hayden:  We Will All Be a Little Bit Special On the Inside,” Exhibition Catalog: Dreamtigers, June 2009
      Woodard, Josef. “Cobwebs of the Mind and Heart,” Santa Barbara News-Press, February 6, 2009
      Marshall, Colin. “Tangled Webs,” Santa Barbara Independent, February 5, 2009
      Jeno, Heather. “some are sweet and some are nasty,” Atkinson Gallery Exhibition Essay, January 2009
    2007 Sharp, Julie. “Words and Drawings Express Artists Mind,” The Beach Reporter, December 2007
    2006 Frank, Peter. “Draw, Paper, Scissors: Domestic Setting, Los Angeles,” Art On Paper, September/October 2006
       Ollman, Leah. “What This Group Can Do With Paper,” The Los Angeles Times, June 2006
      Heilenman, Diane. “Identity Swap,” Courier Journal, January 2006
    2005 Abbott, Alan. “Spectacle of Synthetic Enchantment,” The Louisville Eccentric Observer, March 2005
      Hixson, Maiza. “Nathan Hayden: A Spectacle of Synthetic Enchantment,” Exhibition Catalog, March 2005

    Recent Work

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  • Rafael Perea de la Cabada

    Email: perea@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 
    Office: H-223

    Office Hours:
    Wed: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Meet Professor Perea de la Cabada

    Rafael Perea de la Cabada, an award-winning artist, was born in Mexico City and has lived in Santa Barbara, CA since 1987.  

    Perea received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City and went on to earn his M.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has exhibited at many galleries and museums in Southern California including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Forum, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and the Hunsaker-Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica.  He has also shown in New York, Washington, Tennessee, Texas, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Croatia, Spain and Germany.  His work is included in numerous public and private collections in Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany and the United States.  

    Rafael teaches Advanced Painting and Drawing in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College and has served as a Master Artist for mentorship programs, master classes, and mural projects for both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and The Arts Fund.  He currently completed a Public Art Commission with designer Richard Irvine (IrvineCabada ArtDesign) on the West Beach Pedestrian Improvement Project for the City of Santa Barbara.

    Education
    1987-89           M.F.A., University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    1980-85

    National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking, La Esmeralda, Mexico City, Mexico


    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2013        

    Kunst (Art) and Film: Up to Date Art Exhibition; International Contemporary Art:
    RAFAEL PEREA DE LA CABADA, 
    Korschenbroich–Liedberg, Germany

    2012 Alien Heartland, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
      VitrumGloss, The Project Fine Art Zone, Santa Barbra, California
    2011 Spaces We Touch/Espacios Que Tocamos, Architectural Foundation Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
      Surface and Silence, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
    2008 Faces & Facets, Recent Work: Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Perspectives Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
      State of the Art Gallery 2008 Exhibition, Public Art Installation in collaboration with artist Matthew Woodford, Santa Barbara, California
      Thank You for Calling: Personal Notations and Drawings, Art Resources, Santa Barbara, CA
    2007            

    Recent Work, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Studio Three East, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Drawings, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Puccinelli Gallery at Gutenberg College, Eugene, Oregon

     

    Obra Reciente, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, The Loft Galeria, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    2006 

    State of the Art Gallery 2006, Sculpture, Santa Barbara, California

    2005

    Accessibility 2005 “Transplanted” Latino Artists in the USA, 7th Annual Exhibition of Installation Art , Sumter, South Carolina

    2004 

    The Drawing Room: A Visual Dialogue, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

    2000

    Las Batallas Contra El Olvido, Museum Casa de la Guerra, Santa Barbara, California

    1999  

    Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Recent Works, KAZU, Up to Date Art and Performance Space, Pacific Grove, California

     

    The Drawing Room, KAZU, Up to Date Art and Performance Space, Pacific Grove, California

    1998

    Works on Paper, Galerie Kayaman, Dusseldorf, Germany

     

    U opasnosti prostora, HDLU Poikat Doma, Zagreb, Croatia

     

    Endangered Spaces, Manne Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

    1994

    La Logica de lo Invisible, Ro Snell Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

    1993

    Solace of Trees, Installation/Dance/Poetry Performance, Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California

    1992

    IAP Visual Art Painting Award, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and County, Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Mexican-Japanese Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico

     

    Private Mythology, Agora Cultural Center, State of Mexico, Mexico

    1991    

    Intelligent Intuition,  Frances Puccinelli Gallery, Carpinteria, California

    1990

    Paintings - Works on Paper, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

    1986

    Paintings, Prints and Mixed Medium, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico

    1984  

    Configurations, Jose Clemente Orozco Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico

    1982

    Rafael Perea de la Cabada, General Offices of Bachilleres School, Mexico City, Mexico

     

    The Internal Art, Museum Gallery of Tlatilco, Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico

    1981

    Allegory of the Fine Arts (Mural), Bachilleres School, State of Mexico, Mexico


    Selected Group Exhibitions 
    2013           100 Grand, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
      My Dog is my Home, The Experience of Human-Animal Homelessness
      National Museum of Animals & Society, Los Angeles, California
      Just between us, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
     

    An Even Dozen, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

    2012

    100 Grand, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Original/Multiple, following the red thread, Elverhoj Museum, Solvang, California

      Figure Fragments, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
     

    Three’s a Crowd, Minimal Expression in a Maximal World, AFS Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Funk Zone Charrette Exhibition, A Community Project, Santa Barbara Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, California 

    2011 

    View from Here: Works by Santa Barbara Artists in the Permanent Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

     

    5×5 Invitational, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Few Chosen by Many: A Berkus Selection, The Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

    2010 

    100 Grand, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    Reflections and Projections: 20 Years of the Individual Artist Awards, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

    2009  "Zero in Space: Past, Present and Future", Vita Art Center, Ventura, California
      N e i g h b o r s: 17 Santa Barbara Artists in Ventura, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, California 
     

    The Storefront Gallery Project, State Street, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    So. Cal. Exhibition, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, California

    2008 

    Selections from the Imagery Estate Winery Permanent Collection, Carnegie Art museum, Oxnard, California. 

     

    EDGE, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara’s 2nd Biennial OFF AXIS, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Twelve Hands, Studio 3 East, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    Faculty Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Paper Cut, AFS Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    New Work; Santa Barbara Printmakers, Studio Three East, Santa Barbara, California

    2007

    Continuing the Latino Tradition, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    The Barry Berkus and Family Collection, University Art Gallery, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

     

    Works on Paper from the Barry Berkus Family Collection, Betteravia Gallery, Betteravia Government Center, Santa Maria, California 

    2006 

    Espacio Central/Central Space, site-specific Installation, Off-Axis Contemporary Art festival, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    State of the Art Gallery 2006, Sculpture, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Faculty Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Picture Stories: The Art of Europe and the Americas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    Recent work, Studio 3 East, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    The Barry Berkus and Family Art Collection, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Dialogue, 1-5 Gallery (at the brewery), Los Angeles, California

    2005 

    Art Donors Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

    2004

    Art of the Americas: Latin America and the United States, 1800 to Now!, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California 

    2003 

    Siqueiros Plus! Great Works From The Collection of Latin American Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California 

    2002 

    15th IAA Retrospective, The Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    FORUMulations, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    New Abstractions, Monlleo Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Art of Devotion, Westmont College, Reynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, California 

    2001 

    A Celebration of Solutions Benefiting Direct Relief International, Living Green Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

    2000 

    From Azaceta to Zuniga: 20th Century Latin American Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

     

    CAF Print In, Santa Barbara Millennium Printmaking Project, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California  

    1999 

    New Works: Recent Acquisitions of 20th-Century Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California 

    1998 

    Works on Paper, Gail Harvey Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California 

    1996 

    Point / Counterpoint:  Two Views of 20th Century Latin American Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Drawn from LA, Armory Center for the Arts and the Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

     

    Still Life, Still Here, Hunsaker Schlesinger, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California 

    1995

    Beyond 15 Minutes, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington 

    1994 

    Cheekwood National, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee 

     

    1994 International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California 

     

    On Site at the Gate '94, AGCC, Gate Gallery, San Pedro, California

     

    Charity, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Retrospective: Awards in the Visual Arts, Museum Art Center, Santa Maria, California; Elverhoj Museum, Solvang, California; Ro Snell Gallery, Santa Barbara, California 

    1993 

    1993 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition - Painting, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California 

     

    Great Dates, Exhibition and Auction of Artwork Selected by Guest Curators, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California 

     

    The Tenth San Juan, Latin American and Caribbean Printmaking Biennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

    1992 

    Fifth National Biennial - Diego Rivera - Drawing / Printmaking, Museo del Pueblo, Guanajuato and Palace of Fine Arts, INBA, Mexico 

     

    Sueños from California, University of Texas El Paso, El Paso, Texas 

     

    Painterly Gesture, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

    1991

    The Rite of Spring, Mexican-Japanese Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    11th National Encounter of Young Art,  Aguascalientes Cultural Center Aguascalientes and Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    Nine Artists, College of Creative Studies, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California

    1989 

    11th Annual Arts Festival Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, University Art Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California 

    1988 

    New Voices from Mexico, Scott Alan Gallery, New York, New York 

     

    The Sixth Iberamerican Biennial, National Palace of Fine Arts Museum, Cultural Institute Domeq, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico

     

    National Salon of Fine Arts Annual Selection of Painting, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

    1987 

    National Salon of Fine Arts Annual Selection of Painting, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico

     

    Generation of the Sixties (Traveling Exhibition), Queretaro, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    Without Apparent Motives III, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, CREA, SEP, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    Prize of the Young Stamp, Casa de las Americas, Gallery Haydee Santa Maria, La Habana, Cuba

    1986 

    National Salon of Fine Arts Annual Selection of Drawing, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    The Seventh San Juan, Latin American and Caribbean Printmaking Biennial, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico 

     

    Without Apparent Motives II, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, CREA, SEP, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

    1985 

    The Fourth International Mini-Prints Exhibition, Cadaques 1984, Fort Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 

     

    National Salon of Fine Arts Annual Selection of Painting, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    National Salon of Fine Arts Biennial Selection of Printmaking, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    he Fifth National Encounter of Young Art Aguascalientes Cultural Center, Aguascalientes and National Palace of Fine Arts, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico

    1984 

    The First La Habana Biennial, Cuban Pavilion, National Museum, Wilfredo Lam Center, La Habana, Cuba 

     

    The Fourth National Encounter of Young Art, Aguascalientes Cultural Center and National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico

    1983 

    The Third National Encounter of Young Art, Aguascalientes Cultural Center and National Palace of Fine Arts Museum, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico

     

    National Salon of Fine Arts Annual Selection of Painting, National Palace of Fine Arts Museum, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

     

    National Salon of Fine Arts Biennial Selection of Printmaking, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

    1980 

    Young Painters of Naucalpan and the Federal District, Museum Gallery of Tlatilco, State of Mexico, Mexico 


    Public Collections
    Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art Santa Barbara, California
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, California
    Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia
    Museo Carrillo Gil Mexico City, Mexico
    Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    Private Collections

    Included in numerous private collections in Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany and the USA.

    Grants and Awards 
    2011

    Annual Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards, Hugh Petersen Award for Art in Public Places,
    West Beach Pedestrian Improvement Project

     

                Richard Irvine & Rafael Perea de la Cabada (IrvineCabada ArtDesign), Santa Barbara, California

    2009-2010           

    West Beach Pedestrian Improvement Project, Public Art Commission

     

                Richard Irvine & Rafael Perea de la Cabada (IrvineCabada ArtDesign)

     

                The City of Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency (RDA) in conjunction with the City of Santa

                  Barbara Arts Advisory Committee and Visual Art in Public Places Committee (VAPP), Santa Barbara, California
    2007  Grant William T. Colville Foundation, Santa Barbara, California
     

    Nominated for the Second Annual Eduardo Carrillo Prize in Painting 

                 The San Jose Museum of Art and Museo Eduardo Carrillo, San Jose, California 
      Santa Barbara Child and Family Service Building Project, Public Art Commission 
                   Richard Irvine & Rafael Perea de la Cabada, (IrvineCabada ArtDesign) Santa Barbara, California
    2006-2007  Community Events & Festivals Grant Program 
                   Espacio Central/Central Space, site specific Installations for Off-Axis Contemporary Arts Festival

                 Santa Barbara, California 

    2002-2001  Community Arts Grant Program 
                   Public art element for North Milpas Street, City of Santa Barbara, California 
    2002  Grant Program 
                Westmont College, Calvin Institute and Lilly Endowment Inc.

              Grand Rapids, Michigan 

    1998    Artist in Residence Program 
                Santa Barbara Foundation/ Irvine Foundation and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California 
    1994  IAP Visual Art Painting Award 
                 Santa Barbara County Art Commission and the Santa Barbara Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, California 
    1986  National Youth Award (Painting) and Mention of Excellence (Maestro Jesus Reyes Heroles) 
                 CREA, SEP, Mexico City, Mexico 
    1995  Honorable Mention, National Salon of Fine Arts, Biennial Selection of Printmaking 
                 National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico 

    Professional Activities 
    2013 - 1993        

    Adjunct FacultyArt Department, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

    2012 - 2007 

    Arts Mentorship Program, Santa Barbara Arts Fund, California 

    2012  

    Judge, Portraits of Addiction and Hope, Safe Launch, portrays perspectives of Santa Barbara County youth

    2007

    Judge, April Exhibition, Santa Barbara Arts Association, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Judge, 18th Annual Individual Artist Award Competition (Works on Paper), The County of Santa Barbara Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, California

      Judge, Santa Barbara Printmakers Show, The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, California
     

    Poetry Book Illustrations, Starky’s Book of States Boson Books, Raleigh, NC

     

    Poetry Book Illustrations, Starky’s Book of States, Boson Books, Raleigh, NC

     

    La Morada Project, ArtCommission, Santa Barbara Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Santa Barbara Child and Family Service Building Project, Public Art Commission in Collaboration with Designer Richard Irvine, Santa Barbara, California

    2006

    Curator and Project Coordinator, Espacio Central/Central Space, site-specific Installations, Off-Axis Contemporary Art festival, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Master Artist, SBMA Summer Mural Project, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California

    2006 - 2001  Arts Mentorship Project
    1998 - 1996  Irvine Foundation/Contemporary Arts Forum/The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, California 
    2003

    HardEdgeSoft, SBMA Master Class, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Drawing the Line / A Drawing Workshop, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

    2002

    Commission of Label Image, Benzinger Imagery Series Collection, Benzinger Family Winery, Glen Ellen, California

     

    Guest Lecturer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Foreign RelationSBMA Master Class, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

    2001 - 1994              

    Exhibition Committee, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

    2001

    Guest Curator: Out of Line, Drawings Personal Notations, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Guest Speaker, California Arts Scholars 2001 Recognition Day, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Scenic Images, (“Danube Suite” Portfolio of 9 Woodcuts)Genesis West Stage Production of The Danube, Santa Barbara, California

     

    SBMA Master Class, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

    2000 

    Guest Panelist, ‘’Panel on Creativity,’’ Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

     

    Guest Lecturer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

    1998

    Judge, 10th Annual Individual Artists Awards, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, California

    1996

    Planning Committee, Santa Barbara Sculpture Symposium, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

    1991

    Visiting Lecturer, Undergraduate and Graduate Independent Study, Art Studio Department, University of California Santa Barbara, Ca


    Philosophy of Teaching

    "In my work as in life, I look not only at what is naturally perceived, but also for the hidden relationships within the cacophony of experience. My concepts and ideas are generated by these interactions, both attractions and repulsions. Sometimes, my creativity navigates between playful thinking, humor, remembrance, or gratitude. At other times it flows from social and political discomfort, disenchantment, or militant passion about current events. The results work themselves out towards some kind of hybrid response, an artistic resolution.

    I follow conscious and unconscious paths until the journey seems to be complete or ceases to demand my attention. I pursue the intrinsically organic development of each work and let the sensory documentation left by a given process on a surface define, lead, or modify the outcome.

    The resulting artwork, if successful, functions as a plane/object/space were a seamless merging of the mental/emotional intent, the physical process and craft converge. It is a glimpse of true humanity; a fragile truce from the other side of the glass.    

    I believe the artist’s function in society is to act as an agent of change and renewal, revealing the unseen and making uncommon the common. Art proposes new ways of activating what is stagnant and helps us perceive anew the mundane and unearth the timeless.

    Art for me has a transformative power, a delicate volatility that triggers our craving for a deeper perceptual level. I find art making an endless mystery, a choice and a calling."

    -Rafael Perea de la Cabada

    Courses Taught

    Art 120: Fundamentals of Drawing
    Art 131: Fundamentals of Oil Painting 

    Recent Work

  • Barbara Vilander

    Email:
    bavilander@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Classroom: H-111
    Office: H-223

    Office Hours:
    Mon/Thurs: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    Meet Professor Vilander

    After graduating with my BA in Psychology from UCSB, the opportunity arose for me to work as the Education Coordinator for the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego. I was so impressed by the way MoPA’s Director, Arthur Ollman, used his knowledge of art and photography to educate museum guests that I decided to return to school to study art history. I went to UC Davis, where I got my MA in Art History and then continued on to UCSB, where I earned my doctorate in the History of Art with a major in the History of Photography. Most importantly, in graduate school I learned that I enjoyed teaching even more than museum work. At SBCC I have enjoyed teaching Visual Literacy, American Art, History of Art:  Prehistoric to Gothic, History of Art:  Renaissance to Modern and History of Photography. My dissertation was published by the University of Arizona Press under the title: Hoover Dam: The Photographs of Ben Glaha

    Education

    BA, Psychology, UCSB, 1980
    MA, Art History, UC Davis, 1988
    PhD, Art History, UCSB, 1995 

    Credentials

    California Commission on Teaching 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit
    Successful completion of Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors (AB 1825)

    Philosophy of Teaching

    Modified Socratic Method – I don’t present the material I’m covering by means of simply lecturing.  Instead I ask leading questions to bring the students to the material I’m presenting while engaging their own responses and opinions. 

    Courses Taught

    Art 101: Visual Literacy
    Art 103: History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic
    Art 104: History of Art, Renaissance to Modern
    Art 106: History of American Art
    Art 114: History of Photography

    Curatorial Work

    Guest Curator, Portraits in Paradise:  The Photography of Carolyn and Edwin Gledhill, 1904-1944 (Santa Barbara Historical Museum, February 11, 2010 through June 10, 2010)
    Curator, Visitations:  Photographic Work by Monica Wiesblott (Multicultural Center, UCSB, June 7 – August 17, 1997)
    Curator, Ancient Views/Modern Muse (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, July 27 – September 15, 1996)

    Exhibitions

    SBCC Faculty Exhibitions Atkinson Gallery (Santa Barbara City College, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012)
    Small Image XI (Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego, California, February 1 - February 28, 1986)
    Saratoga County Arts Council, 2nd Annual Members Exhibition, (Ann Grey Gallery, The Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York, March 17 - April 30, 1983)

    Publications

    Hoover Dam:  The Photographs of Ben Glaha (Tucson:  The University of Arizona Press, 1999)

    Lectures

    Insights into Early California Photography:  Landscapes, Portraits and Architecture, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, November 17, 1999
    The Hoover Dam Photographs of Ben Glaha, Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Annual Conference, March 31, 1999
    Early Photographic Techniques, Artful Sundays:  Picture This, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, January 3, 1999
    American Photographs:  The First Century, Panel Discussant Regarding the Exhibition, December 1, 1998
    Lesson Plans for Understanding and Experiencing Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Babylonia, Office of the Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools 1990 Summer Conference, August 22, 1990
    The Photographer Lewis Baltz in Context, University of California at Santa Barbara Graduate Student Symposium, May 13, 1989
    Art Expressed Through Photography, University of California at Santa Barbara Super Sunday, April 22, 1989 

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Art Department Staff:

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  • Joe Tamony Photo

    Email: jdtamony@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 4386
    Office: H-108

    Education

    BA, CSU Sacramento College of Art 

    Interests

    Zip lines, taxidermy and circus trees