When Kai Tepper, Phoebe Brunner, Nathan Vonk, and Jeremy Tesmer gathered in the Art From Scrap Gallery on Tuesday night, they had a tough job ahead of them. As judges of Art From Scrap’s 2016 Assemblage Fundraiser Exhibition, their goal was to pick three winners for the prestigious Hollister Family Awards out of 74 works of art.
(Jeremy Tesmer, Kai Tepper, Phoebe Brunner, Nathan Vonk)
After much deliberation, the judges awarded First Place with a $500 Cash Prize to Dug Uyesaka for burn the ships, Second Place with a $300 Cash Prize to George Couper for In Memoriam, and Third Place with a $200 Cash Prize to Jack Hewitt for The Little Mermaid.
(Dug Uyesaka, First Place Winner)
The Hollister Family Awards have been presented to assemblage artists at the Art From Scrap Fundraiser Event for over 12 years. With a long history of exhibiting assemblage art in Santa Barbara, the Art From Scrap Gallery is committed to providing a place for local assemblage artists to show their work.
(George Couper, Second Place Winner)
Selected art, including the winning pieces, will be available for public viewing and Silent Auction bidding at the AFS Gallery from October 6th through October 15th during Open Hours: Thursdays and Fridays: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Winning bids will be announced at the Fundraiser on Saturday, October 15, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. All proceeds benefit Art From Scrap’s environmental education and art programming.
(burn the ships
by Dug Uyesaka)
The public is invited to the Art From Scrap Fundraiser on Saturday, October 15 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm where they can meet the artists, enjoy delicious food and refreshments, and a Bob deBris photo op. Admission is $15.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at EBrite: Click Here for Link, at Art From Scrap at 302 East Cota in downtown Santa Barbara, or at the door.
(In Memoriam by George Couper)
For more information about The Art From Scrap 2016 Fundraiser, contact us at 805-884-0459 x13.
(The Little Mermaid by Jack Hewitt)