Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB


May 17-Aug. 10, 2014

Opening Reception: May 16; 5:30-7:30 pm and June 27; 5:30-7:30 pm

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum, in association with the Department of Art and the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, is proud to present a large-scale exhibition that celebrates the legacy and continued vibrancy of the Visual Arts at UCSB. Starting Here, will show the work of 48 artists who attended UCSB from 1950–2010. Through the artists’ works and experiences the exhibition will chart changes in art and the teaching of art on the UCSB campus, all the while highlighting the value of peer-to-peer and interdisciplinary learning. The exhibition will include book arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

The exhibition will open in two phases and be installed throughout the Museum and in the College of Creative Studies Gallery. The first phase will include the work of 16 artists, representing a modest overview of the range of accomplished artists who have attended UCSB. This initial group will be augmented by an additional 32 artists in the second phase in June.

This exhibition has been curated by Elyse Gonzales, Curator of Exhibitions, AD&A Museum; Jane Mulfinger, Professor and Chair, Department of Art; and Kim Yasuda, Professor, Department of Art.

Image: 1969 MFA Exhibition, UC Santa Barbara

Alter: Graduate MFA Exhibition

May 17–29, 2014

Opening Reception: May 16; 5:30-7:30pm

Alter brings together work by graduating MFA students and is the result of two years of intensive artistic engagement.  Alter is both a reference to the artists’ own artistic transformation over the course of their studies and an allusion to their individual practices which incorporate alteration of bodies, nature, space, animals, memory, sound or time.  Works on view will include collage, drawing, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, sound, and video. 

Exhibiting artists: James Cathey; Cathy Ellis; Clare Little; Maria Rendon and Sommer Roman

Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition


June 12–15, 2014

Reception: June 14; 3-5pm

The annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition presents paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, installations and other multi-media works selected by Department of Art faculty. The included works represent the talent, skill, hard-work, and dedication of undergraduate students in the field of art.  Come see what these young artists have been making in their studios!

Image: Photo by Troy Small