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Now at the CAW


Stephanie Dotson and Meagan Stirling Present: 

Recent Work by Stephanie Dotson and Meagan Stirling

Opening Reception Fri. July 26, 5-7pm
Gallery Hours Sat. July 27th, 11-4pm. 


From the Organizers:

Please join us for the opening reception of Recent Work by Stephanie Dotson and Meagan Stirling on Friday, July 26th from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will also be open on Saturday from 11-4 pm.


About the Artists:

Stephanie Dotson originally from Topeka KS, received her MFA degree with the highest distinction award from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Dotson's current work explores disruption of pattern as it relates to both spatial and psychological transformation and meditations on domestic and creative labor. In addition to being a founding member of the LA based Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Dotson’s work has been included in solo and two person exhibits in Ventura, Kansas City, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia. She has also had her work featured in LUM art magazine and Carpinteria magazine. Dotson received Joan Mitchell fellowships for her artist residencies at The Vermont Studio Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts and completed an artist residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and at Taft Gardens in Ojai, CA. Dotson is Chair of the art department at SBCC and area head of Printmaking and Studio Art Fundamentals.

Meagan Stirling originally from Denver, CO, received her MFA degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and her BA from Whitworth University. Stirling's current work explores perceptions of risk and safety and caregiving. She enjoys working in multiple mediums, including printmaking, installation, and performance. Recent exhibitions include Matter + Spirit, a traveling exhibition, Whitworth University Oliver Gallery, and Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara. Her artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Stirling has completed artist residencies at the Hungarian Multicultural Center, the Community Arts Workshop as part of Print Power, and at Stay Home Gallery, as well as a research fellowship in China. Stirling is Chair of the art department at Westmont College. 


For more information or to see more work, visit 

Adrienne De Guevara Presents:


New Works by Adrienne De Guevara

Opening Saturday, July 27th, 10 AM - 1 PM

Show on exhibit from 27 July - 4 August 2024
Gallery hours on Fridays between 10 - 4pm or by appointment. 

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From the artist:


Mythography: 1. : the representation of mythical subjects in art.
                          2. : a critical compilation of myths.

Myths help us to understand experiences of the spiritual, physical, and emotional realms. We use symbols to describe the indescribable. Throughout time, a language of shapes has emerged where many cultures have intersected in use and meaning. When we experience this lexicon we are knowingly and unknowingly influenced in our environmental perceptions. 


Mythography refers to the representation of mythical subjects in art and in this case De Guevara deconstructs everyday objects, reconstructing their components into sculptures that reference our cultural  agreements about the symbolism of shape, asking viewers to observe how form informs meaning. Through humor and wordplay Mythography asks us to seriously not take ourselves too seriously.

Please join the artist in an interactive coffee and conversation opening on July 27th from 10 am - 1 pm. Bring in your best conversation skills and be ready to expect the unexpected. Coffee and tea drinks will be available for purchase at the event by Cazimi Coffee, a project of David Moore.


Adrienne De Guevara is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in dance, theater, performance art, and sculpture. She received an Emerging Artist Fellowship Grant from the California Arts Council in 2023 and is an ongoing collaborator at MISC Workshop, a public art and socially engaged art firm responsible for the Kinetic Cake Expo this past April. De Guevara currently works as  the Programs and Fund Development Officer for the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative. For more information visit

The Art Process Presents: 

Mindful Mixed Media

Collage with painted paper

August 3rd, 10 am - 1:00 pm

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From the organizer:

After a short meditation, we will dive into the freedom of color, paint and paper. With our hand painted papers we will create exciting abstract collage compositions. No previous experience required!

The idea behind "The Art Process" is to nurture a love of art making as a healing form of creative expression. We provide engaging mixed media & painting art classes, workshops and retreats for ALL levels from beginners to those with more experience; for individuals or teams.

For more information about The Art Process, contact Kathy at

Omar Mueller Presents: 

Force of Nature

Artist's Reception

August 3rd, 3 - 8:00 pm



A painting selection from the last three years, “Horsing Around” polo ponies and their riders, Owls, Ape Meditations, and Abstract Color Landscapes.

Artist Statement:

My polo paintings are about the connections between horse and rider, the focus on the game, and how much fun is going on in that polo microcosm. The visits to the Santa Barbara Zoo over the past year have included the ape exhibit which conjured meditations on internal space and confinement.

My landscapes are about the emotional effect of color. I am trying to find the hidden hues in the landscape that you can only find if you know they are there. I have often felt their presence over the years when the hills in California turn golden and dry, yet the wildflowers purple and yellow still bloom beneath the grasses and oaks.


For more information about Omar Mueller's work contact him at

The Santa Barbara Printmakers Present: 

White-Line Woodcut Workshop

Summer workshop

Saturday, August 17, 10 am - 4 pm

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From the organizer:

You are invited to a fun day of printing with Santa Barbara printmakers using the White-Line Woodcut Technique. Linda Taylor and Karen Schroeder will guide you through the process of printing from a carved woodblock onto Asian paper using watercolors. No need for a press, so this colorful process can easily be don at home.

Most materials are provided but we ask that you bring a watercolor set and brushes, and a U gouge carving tool, if you have one. Some carving tools are available to borrow. Also, bring 2 or 3 simplified sketches of something you would like to carve. The woodblock will be 8” x 10” but the sketch will need to be smaller, 6” x8”. • This is an American art form, started in the early 20th century. Look up “Provincetown Printers” or White- Line Woodcuts online for samples of prints. These may give you ideas for your sketch.


Registration is limited to 20 and deadline is August 1
No refunds after August 3.

All refunds will incur a $15 cancellation fee.  

Please bring lunch.


The Santa Barbara Printmakers (SBP) is a group of artists dedicated to creating and presenting prints that are made using hand and press printing techniques: etching, dry point, monotype, monoprint, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography, stencil, serigraphy, transfer, and digital programming. Membership is open to all, regardless of geographical location.

Currently, the SBP has approximately 65 members and operates under the guidance of a coordinating committee. We present several exhibitions each year and occasional workshops and field trips. We disseminate news and information about printmaking activities in the Santa Barbara area via email, this website. Members include emerging and established artists.

We are a volunteer organization. Our activities are supported through dues and the talents, skills, and energy of members.

The Santa Barbara Printmakers evolved from a small group of artists known as the Monotype Guild, which started in 1989. The group held weekly monoprint workshops and presented several exhibitions annually.

For more information or to find out how to become a member visit

Michael Long Presents: 

Bento Box Assemblage Workshop

Have fun, make art, with a twist!

Tuesday, August 27, 9 am - Noon

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Participants receive a unique, carefully curated, mystery box of tchotchkes, ephemera, and mementos for creating a 3D sculpture of found objects.


Michael Long has been interested in creating art from found objects for the past 30 years. His reuse of discarded, recycled and unwanted things has been a focal point of his overall work. Collage and assemblage have been mediums that allow him a platform to re-create images and objects from his dreams and imagination.

For more information or to sign up contact Michael Long at

A Community Arts Workshop
& SBAcoustic Collaborative Acoustic Music Series:


For & By Santa Barbarians

Saturdays Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 2 
Party @6pm ~ Music @7pm

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Join us for an acoustic music series celebrating Santa Barbara musicians. We're delighted to be collaborating with the Acoustic Music Association in this way,  helping develop the CAW as a music venue in service to our local music scene. 

9/7/24: The Idiomatiques

Hot Swing/Gypsy Jazz 

+ Nightbirds


10/12/2024: Ball & Sultan

Good-Time Acoustic Blues

+ The Elderberries


11/2/2024: Pryor | West

Hawaiian Slack Key | Hula

+ John Lyle


$25 Reserved / $20 General Admission

Only 96 Seats Available ~ 631 Garden St.


Party@6pm ~ Music@7pm


Great Music ~ Drink ~ Food ~ Friends

Use the CAW

The CAW collaborates to empower and provide affordable space for art projects of all kinds. Have an idea? Use the CAW.

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The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative works to maintain the CAW as a "blank canvas" for as wide a diversity of arts uses and users as possible, providing space and collaborating with project initiators to make their ideas a success for the benefit of the broader community, and supporting and cultivating collaborations between artists and arts organizations, community groups, the business community, non-profit organizations and the entire community.

Find out more about how you can use the CAW here: 

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