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  • Jill Littlewood
    CAF e-newsletter ... From: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum To: Main CAF box Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 6:05 PM Subject: CAF e-newsletter CAF Friends
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 19, 2004
      CAF e-newsletter
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      From: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
      To: Main CAF box
      Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 6:05 PM
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      CAF Friends and Members...

      1. CAF Opening Reception
      2. Artist Opportunities

      1. April 17, 2004
      Opening Reception

      The Rocket Four: Curated by Harry and Sandra Reese
      Penelope Gottlieb: Reading Faces
      Ginny Brush: Hungry Eyes
      Nancy Monk: Syncopation

      Exhibition Dates: April 18 ­ May 30, 2004

      Klausner Gallery
      The Rocket Four: Curated by Harry and Sandra Reese

      Kaldewey Press, Poestenkill, NY and New York, NY
      Arte Dos Gráfico, Bogotá, Colombia
      Limestone Press, San Francisco, CA and Tampa, FL
      Turkey Press, Isla Vista, CA

      During an artist book workshop held in Poestenkill, NY in August 1997, at the invitation of Gunnar Kaldewey, four publishers of artist books agreed to organize a tour of exhibitions on four continents. These exhibitions of The Rocket Four are intended to increase the visibility of artist books beyond those efforts and activities of each press on its own. The somewhat obscure name is indebted to Luis Angel Parra (Of Arte Dos Gráfico), who uses a rocket gesture as a symbol of activity, optimism and zest for life.

      According to Hank Hine, ³An artist book, composed of its complex elements, is an object like the world is, full of movement and sight and sound. But this small world can be returned to again and again in its unchanging state, can be held in the hand; this small world can be apprehended. This is why we make books; to see them and comprehend what they are a part of.²

      Diana & Michael Norton Gallery
      Penelope Gottlieb: Reading Faces

      Gottlieb¹s current paintings deal with the subject of the face in relation to the history of portraiture. Evoking, by turns, classical sculpture, Renaissance paintings, Hollywood glamour shots, and surveillance identity photographs. The faces are often closely cropped and blurred. In this way, the faces become homogenized, familiar, though unrecognizable, and yet, remain a touchstone to our own humanity.

      Penelope Gottlieb was selected by Guest Juror Elizabeth East, Managing Director of LA Louver in Venice, CA, as part of CAF¹s annual Call for Entries open to artists living in the Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.

      Penelope Gottlieb graduated with a BFA from Art Center Collage of Design, and receives her MFA from UCSB in 2004. She received an Emmy in 1994 for her film work and has twice received the Abrams Award. Her work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Gottlieb is represented by the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.

      Partridge Library Gallery
      Ginny Brush: Hungry Eyes

      In Ginny Brush¹s digital prints, color is used specifically to fuse text with the photographic image, and to compete for the viewer¹s focus. She is particularly interested in information delivery and how content is affected by layering and context. Ultimately, the content of the text serves to reframe the photographic images.

      Ginny Brush has a BA in Painting from UC Santa Barbara. She returned for graduate interdisciplinary study in photography and sculpture at UCSB in 1986. Brush¹s work was selected by Guest Juror Christopher Miles, an artist, curator, writer and professor as part of CAF¹s annual Call for Entries open to artists living in the Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Miles is a visiting Scholar at Claremont Graduate University, and a regular contributor for Artforum, and Artweek.

      Ginny Brush, twice an artist-in-residence at Rhode Island School of Design, was a 1995 recipient of an IAP (Individual Artist Program) award for her photography from The Arts Fund of Santa Barbara. She currently serves as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the City of Santa Barbara.

      Charles Bloom Foundation Gallery
      Nancy Monk: Syncopation

      Syncopation, a peculiar figure of rhythmical alteration, appropriately describes the play between photograph and painting that characterizes the work of Nancy Monk. The obsessively painted photographs start as small black and photographic portraits printed on linen or paper, which are then painted over with hundreds of brightly colored dots, dashes and circles. While the images appear covered, Monk says, ³To me they are not really covered. To me it¹s as though the paint is transparent.² The resulting covered mages are surprisingly intimate and deeply personal.

      Nancy Monk has an MFA from the University of Minnesota and BFA from Colorado State University. Monk has shown her work throughout California, at the New York Sate College of Art and Design and the Spark Gallery in Denver, Co. Monk is currently represented by the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.

      Sponsors: Rocket Four is made possible in part by the support from the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and University of California at Santa Barbara: College of Creative studies, College of Letters and Science, Department of Art Studio, English department, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Multi-cultural Center and the UCSB Library, and Friends of the UCSB Library. Nancy Monk: Syncopation, is made possible through the support of Karen and Robert Sinsheimer.

      2. Artist Opportunities (Please note, this is not a CAF sponsored event. Please contact the organization directly for further information. Thank you.)

      Gallery 415, located in downtown Chicago, announces a call for entries for a June show, War and Peace. The show open to artists throughout the United States, will seek to represent the views of artists on the world's current situation. Internationally recognized artist, Ed Paschke, will jury the show.

      a.. Slides Only Please
      b.. There is a $10 entry fee
      c.. All media accepted except installation

      a.. Each artist may submit up to 3 works

      The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2004. For more information, or to download a prospectus, please visit www.gallery415.com

      Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum is located on the Arts Terrace in the Paseo Nuevo,
      2nd level at Chapala and De la Guerra Streets.
      805.966.5373; sbcaf@...; www.sbcaf.org

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