Join us at the Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center,
524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara CA
Opening Reception – April 28, 2:00-4:00 PM with welcoming announcements and talk 3:00. Chucumite Incredible Live Jarocho Music! Plus - Appetizers and Wine. Benefit your arts community!
PRIZES to be awarded by the juror are: First Place $300; Second Place $150; Third Place $50; (2) Honorable Mentions. All sales from this juried exhibition of unique and affordable hand pulled prints will benefit your arts community
About the Juror – Laura-Susan Thomas began her career as a designer and illustrator for Walt Disney Imagineering. “It’s a unique job because you’re not creating a painting or a graphic design such as a logo,” she explained “You are building a new world.” In 1996, Thomas and her family moved to Orcutt where she worked remotely for the company and became active in the community, teaching art classes for the Arts Fund, based in Santa Barbara. She is also involved with Youth Arts Alive, which offers free arts classes to local children, the Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her work is distinctively playful; it follows the path of lighthearted animation but never comes off as cartoonish or immature. Laura-Susan is a Fine Arts instructor and Gallery Director of the Foxworthy Gallery at Allen Hancock College. Visit her website: laurasusanthomasart.com
This is the eighth year that the Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center will host the Santa Barbara Printmakers, a non-profit organization dedicated to printmaking as an art form. Printmakers are artists who use hand and press printing techniques such as etching, dry point, monotype, mono print, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography, serigraphy (silkscreen), transfer, and digital programs to create unique, one of-a-kind prints as well as editions of identical images.
Recent juried exhibitions sponsored by the Santa Barbara Printmakers have featured nationally recognized printmaking artists as jurors and have attracted entries from the Bay area, Los Angeles, San Diego and beyond. The Santa Barbara Printmakers evolved from the Monotype Guild, founded in 1989. This small group focused on a single printmaking technique, monotypes—one-of-a-kind, hand-pulled prints. The group has since evolved into a multi-generational membership organization of more than 75 active printmakers from
the California Central Coast. It includes recent college graduates, established artists, and returning artists—all dedicated to artistic exploration and expression using a variety of printing techniques that range from traditional to contemporary.
For more information, go to sbprintmakers.com or jewishsantabarbara.org, or reach the above contacts.
A portion of every sale supports the artists and Jewish Federation programs.
Please call for best gallery viewing hours and/or for inquiries regarding art sales and personal guided tours. Art at the JCC is located at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Closed weekends.
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.
Artist and collector Eli Luria (z"l) launched Art at the JCC in 1999 to provide high-caliber, strongly-themed exhibits for the Santa Barbara community. The exhibit openings often feature gallery talks and panels with artists, curators and collectors that draw lively crowds.
Art at the JCC is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. Through its exhibition and outreach programs, Art at the JCC honors and shares the universality of Jewish values, history and culture through various forms of artistic expression. The purpose of Art at the JCC is to provide Central Coast and other artists from all disciplines the opportunity to bring their work to the Santa Barbara community. Because art is a universal language, our programs will cross all boundaries of religion, race, gender and age, and strive to maintain communication. Its mission is to promote identification and connectedness to the Jewish community and the community at large.