ArtSEE: 6th Annual Abstract Art Collective

Virtual Exhibit & SEE International Benefit 

Featuring works by Naomi Bollag

 

July 15–September 15, 2020

The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s Art at the JCC presents the Abstract Art Collective 6th Annual ArtSEE fundraiser, an Abstract Art Collective (AAC) juried exhibit and additional art sale to benefit SEE International in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. SEE International is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization whose volunteer eye surgeons generously work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide.

 

ArtSEE features a large 80-piece virtual display of original 10” x 10” abstract artworks, created and donated by AAC members and offered for sale at $100 each.

 

For sales, inquires and gallery viewing July 15-September 15, please visit www.seeintl.org/artsee.

 

100% of the proceeds from panel sales will be donated to SEE International. The impact of each $100 purchase will provide two sight-restoring eye operations to those in need.

 

Also, on virtual display is a juried exhibition of larger abstract works by AAC members. This exhibition can be viewed on the Abstract Art Collective’s website at www.abstractartcollective.com as well as the 80 smaller works but these smaller works can only be purchased on SEE’s website. Ten percent of sales from the juried pieces will be donated to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. Past receptions have welcomed over 200 guests and has historically been the largest annual Art at the JCC exhibit.

 

The juror for the exhibit is Mariko Tabarwww.marikotabar.com, an artist with extensive experience participating in solo and group shows, locally and internationally. She was an art educator for over 30 years, the last 13 at Vieja Valley School where she retired in 2013. She volunteers as an art instructor for nonprofit organizations, including Girls, Inc. She has served as Santa Barbara County Art Commissioner for the Second District since 2017, and as Executive Board member for Goleta Valley Community Center since 2019. She is a Member/Organizer of United by Art and curates community art shows at Farmers and Merchants Trust Company. The AAC is very grateful to Mariko for being our juror this year, especially under these trying circumstances.

 

The ArtSEE (virtual) exhibit includes a wide range of abstract media – painting, assemblage/collage, printmaking, photography and digital art. Abstract art encompasses as many processes as there are artists. One artist may work in an intuitive arc – not knowing how a piece will begin or end. Another may have a defined concept and their artwork is not finished until that concept is expressed to their satisfaction.

 

The juried virtual exhibit and 10” x 10” online art sale will be ongoing during the exhibition.

 

Due to the pandemic, we will not be able to offer physical viewing hours, but purchases will be coordinated on a case by case basis following all COVID-19 restrictions and rules.

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Closed weekends. (Temporarily Closed)

 

Please call in advance of your visit, as the gallery is often used for classes and events, (805) 957-1115.

 

Exhibit is open to the public. Free admission.

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