Art at the JCC Presents Santa Barbara Printmakers Exhibit

This is the seventh 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.  
 
About the juror: Stephanie Dotson, MFA, is the Fine Art department Chair and Associate Professor of printmaking and 2-d media, maker of magic, at Santa Barbara City College. Her Philosophy of Teaching is: rather than looking for the correct answer, an artistic challenge requires creativity and curiosity in order to achieve excellence. In class, we explore several answers to a visual challenge in order to develop a vocabulary of what qualifies an individual's personal best. 
 
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.
 
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, (805) 957-1115. 

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 19th 2:00-4:30 pm. Refreshments provided. Open to all! Exhibit on display  August 19-October 24 

 

Gallery Hours:

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.