7 2016

Art at the JCC Opening Reception: Santa Barbara Printmakers Exhibit

5:00PM - 8:00PM  

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara 524 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Contact Mike Witt
(805) 957-1115

Ten Awards of Excellence ($100 each) will be announced at 6:00 p.m.

This is the fifth 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. Printmaking consists of the production of images, usually on paper, by transferring an image or design by contact with a matrix such as a block, plate, stone, or screen. Printmakers from Berkeley, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ventura, and Ojai submitted prints online with their original interpretation of the theme Wellspring.

The juror, Dan Welden, is a well-known master printmaker, painter, educator and author who has been creating distinctive prints and works on paper for over 50 years. 

The Santa Barbara Printmakers evolved from the Monotype Guild, founded in Santa Barbara in 1989. The small group of artists, who produced one-of-a-kind, hand-pulled prints, has become a membership organization representing nearly 100 artists from the California Central Coast region. These artists are dedicated to promoting and creating works of art using a variety of hand and press printing techniques for artistic exploration and expression including etching, monoprints, monotypes, woodblock, linocut, collagraphs, lithography, serigraphy, and digital production.

For more information, go to sbprintmakers.com.

A portion of every sale supports Jewish Federation programs.

Art at the JCC is a department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara.

The show will be on display until June 22nd.