Friday, November 23, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Christina Altfeld-Art of the Book Artist

Book by Christina Altfeld

There is still time to see the Art of Book 4 at the

Artists Union Gallery

89 S. California Street   
Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-3012
Gallery Hours: Wed. Thurs. & Sun. - 12-6pm & Fri. & Sat. 12-8 pm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Art of the Book 4

Our very own Inkspot:
Inés Monguió
curated the latest Art of the Book exhibit at the Artists' Union Gallery

Art of the Book 4 - San Buenaventura Artists' Union from ZenWorks Productions on Vimeo.


Local TV Coverage

Our very own Inkspot Bay Hallowell was one of three members discussing the recent
Santa Barbara Printmakers exhibition on local access television, see the program here:

Creative Community: SBPrintmakers from David Starkey on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Art of Book 4-Opening August 25th

August 25 to October 7, 2012
Opening Night Reception ~ August 25 from 6 to 8 pm
Curator: Inés Monguió Juror: Elena Mary Siff
An exhibit featuring contemporary, traditional, and unusual book art.
This includes three dimensional artwork that uses any book format (from tablets to codex) or a book as the base for the artwork. Two dimensional artwork includes text as an integral part of its' composition.
* Featured First Friday Gallery Walk -Friday, September 7, 6-8pm.
At 6:30pm "A Talk on Book Art" with featured artist Beverly Decker
will include a power point presentation illustrating different kinds of book art,
a short history of book art, and some of Beverly's books.
* Poetry with Holaday Mason -Saturday, September 8, @ 7:30pm
* A Fashion Show - "Literary Vogue: Fashion of the Book" -
Saturday, September 15, 7:30pm
A fundraiser to benefit the Artists' Union - Admission $5 at the door
* Poetry - Book Art Invitational Reading - Saturday, September 29, @ 7:30pm
* First Friday Gallery Walk - Friday, October 5, 6-8pm
At 6:30pm - RETROSPECT - The Artists' Union Gallery 2002-2012
* Saturday, October 6 - Our 10 year anniversary party and closing reception 6-8pm
Tuesday Night Poetry - Featured poet & open mic, host: Phil Taggart at 7:30pm
89 S. California Street ~ Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-3012
Gallery Hours: Wed. Thurs. & Sun. - 12-6pm & Fri. & Sat. 12-8 p.m.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Faulkner Gallery Santa Barbara

Several Members of the Inkspots are showing at the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara.
The Gallery is located in the Downtown Santa Barbara Public Library
This is the annual member show for the Santa Barbara Printmakers

Monday, July 30, 2012

Art For Scrap-One Night Stand

Saturday August 11, 2012
6:30 - 9:30pm
27 E Cota St
Santa Barbara, CA

Inkspot Members:
Bay Hallowell, Karen Schroeder & Monica Wiesblott
are included in this exhibit 

for more information visit the website:

Purchase unmarked, original artwork for only $200 (plus cost of entry) from a list of amazing artists in this fun and exciting fundraiser benefitting Santa Barbara non-profit Art From Scrap, a program of Explore Ecology! The element of surprise is essential to One Night Stand; only after purchase the name of the artist will be revealed!
What: 21st Anniversary fundraising event for Art From Scrap, a leading environmental education and art organization for Santa Barbara County!

When: Saturday August 11, 2012 6:30 - 9:30 pm
General Entry 7:00
Preview Early Entry 6:30

Where: Gallery 27 at Brooks Institute of Photography
27 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA

General Entry $25 before event/ $30 at the door
Preview Early Entry $100 before event/$125 at the door

Friday, June 8, 2012

Congratulations Ginny Furmanski

Congratulations to Ginny Furmanski, she was juried into the 2012 mini print international in Cadaques!
to view the exhibit click HERE

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bay Hallowell Exhbitions

Two of Bay Hallowell's monoprints were selected for
LIFT 2012, Westmont College's Annual Juried show
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
(Howard Fox, Curator Emeritus at LACMA was the juror)

955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA
MAY 17 - JUNE 30

Also, two additional monoprints were chosen for
An Indigo-Juried Art Show
Indigo Fine Furnishings and Design Gallery
1323 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
MAY 24 - JUNE 15, 2012
First Thursday Reception on June 7
Nest 1
Please make an opportunity to visit both exhibitions during the upcoming weeks!
To see more of Bay's work visit her website at

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Member Show-Karen Schroeder

Karen Schroeder is having a show of acrylic paintings at Gallery 113 in Santa Barbara.
Exhibit April 3rd - April 28th 2012
Please come and celebrate the exhibit at
the First Thursday reception April 5th 5-7pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Member News-Bay Hallowell

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
Bay Hallowell “Chakra Chimes: Recent Monoprints” March 2 to April 13, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, March 2, 5-7 pm
1st Thursday Reception, April 5, 5-8 pm
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Bay Hallowell, entitled “Chakra Chimes.” The public is invited to attend a festive opening reception with the artist on Friday, March 2nd from 5-7 pm. A 1st Thursday reception will be held on April 5th from 5-8 pm, in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization.
Bay Hallowell will present a series of twenty colorful monoprints inspired by the chakras. Each monoprint is a unique, layered composition of vibrant colors and shapes. According to medieval texts from India, the chakras are seven energy centers located at various points on the spine, each associated with a particular color and sound. As visual equivalents of their invisible, shifting energies, some monoprints focus on one or two chakras, while others combine as many as six or seven. As a longtime student of yoga, meditating and musing on the chakras was a starting point for Hallowell’s explorations of shape, color, symmetry and asymmetry. These beautiful monoprints are built up over time, using oil-based inks and hand-cut plastic shapes on Plexiglas plates, and are printed on Rives BFK paper.
For thirty-two years, Hallowell created, taught, and supervised gallery, studio, and outreach programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. She has also taught in colleges and universities, written publications for museums and schools, and worked as an art museum consultant. As a student of painting and art criticism at Bennington College in Vermont, Hallowell studied with Jules Olitski, Lawrence Alloway, and Clement Greenberg. More recently, Siu Zimmerman introduced the artist to monoprint techniques at Santa Barbara City College’s Adult Education Program.
The Architectural Foundation is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets, with the gallery entrance on Garden Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, and by appointment. The Garden Street entrance is accessible by ramp.
Additional images are available upon request.
Press Contact: Nancy Clare Caponi
Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
229 East Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thousand Oaks Art Association-Karen L Brown

Reflection 3
Linocut, chine colle, hand painting
Thousand Oaks Art Association 2012 Open Juried Show.
Juror: Katherine Chang Liu  

Thousand Oaks Art Association
TO Community Gallery
2331 Borchard Rd.
Newbury Park
February 2 - 25th
Reception: Sunday February 5th 1 to 4


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Member News-Monica Wiesblott

International Exhibtion
*click on image to be linked to more information

Monica Wiesblott is one of 37 printmakers juried into
The Irish exchange exhibition between the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the Black Church Print Studio (BCPS) Dublin, Ireland

Opening Thursday 12 January from 6.00-8.00pm
Exhibition runs from January 9 through January 28, 2012 at
at Monster Truck Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Monica Wiesblott also got juried into the
Traces, Marks and Fragments exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.
Her etching "The Gleaners" was selected.

Member News-Christina Altfeld

Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition 2012

January 7 – February 19, 2012
: Allyn Bromley

Check out their website:
This image was Juried into this exhibition in Maui, Hawaii


The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art's exhibition
Traces, Marks and Fragments
 January 20th-Feb 26th 2012
Exhibition information HERE

Member News-Karen L Brown

In Ventura, CA:
The Watcher by Karen L Brown
BAA Community Memorial Hospital
"Just Photos" Show

January 8, 2012- April 1, 2012
In Austin, TX

Mono y Mono

January 10 - February 28 2012
Opening Reception: January 12, 7-8:30pm

Check out their website: