MISCHIEF!!! Art From Scrap Assemblage Event THIS Saturday

Don’t miss Santa Barbara’ s BIGGEST and BEST Assemblage Art Event this Saturday, April 5th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm at Art From Scrap. Tickets are available online or at the door at 302 East Cota on the corner of Garden and Cota Streets.

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Ring and Run- Sue Van Horsen

The theme for this year’s event is Mischief! and we are so excited to celebrate with you. This year’s highlights include a fabulous Silent Auction with delectable items like a four night stay in Sayulita, Mexico, dinner at local restaurants.  Brunch at the Biltmore and packages like Grow Your Organic Garden and Night On The Town.

Naughty- Joyce Wilson

Naughty- Joyce Wilson

Bid on over 70 works of art by local artists. Enjoy a photo op with Bob Debris, music with DJ Darla Bea, beer from Telegraph Brewing Company , delicious food and wine.

Crow Mischief- Virginia Bobro

Crow Mischief- Virginia Bobro

On the day of the event, Arnoldi’s Café on the corner of Cota and Olive will donate 10% of its proceeds to Art From Scrap.  Share a meal or a drink at Arnoldi’s and support us at the same time. Arnoldi’s is open for lunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and dinner from 5:00 pm til closing – they’ll be open long after the Mischief has ended!

Proceeds benefit Art From Scrap’s art programming.

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Volunteer for Explore Ecology In Santa Barbara

Explore Ecology and our Art From Scrap and Watershed Resource Center programs are looking for volunteers who love art and the environment. If you want to make a positive difference, you will love our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Contact Jill@ExploreEcology.org to sign up for any of the following.

Post Card_Assemblage_FrontAssemblage Art Show and Fundraiser On April 5th

Our Annual Assemblage Event is a giant party and fundraiser. The evening’s festivities include a Silent Art Auction, music with DJ Darla Bea of KCSB FM, a mischievous photo op with Bob Debris, food, festivities and fun! We are looking for volunteers to help us with the following: Decorating, Food & Food Service, Wine Pouring (must be 21 or older), Auction Monitors (to keep an eye on our Silent Auctions), ReUse Store (to help people in our Reuse Store), Clean-up and Check-In & Ticket Sales.

Decorating would take place on the day of the event, April 5th and the day before, Friday. April 4th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. You could do all of part of the day. On the day of the event we need volunteers from 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm. We need people to work the whole event or shifts from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Maui and Earth Day 170Enjoy Earth Day- Volunteer With Us! April 26 and 27

Volunteer at the Art From Scrap/Explore Ecology booth at Earth Day, on April 26th and 27th. We need help with set up and take down, stocking art supplies and helping kids who visit our tables make their own art projects and learn about the environment. This is a super fun and social volunteer opportunity.

If you like art, ecology, engaging with the public, being outside and creating cool things out of reuse materials, this is the perfect volunteer job for you. The shifts are 10:30 am – 2:30 and 2:30-6:30 pm both days.

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Monthly Beach Cleanups at Arroyo Burro Beach are a wonderful way for families, businesses and groups to volunteer together. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month. Upcoming Dates for our 2014 Beach Clean Ups are: April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon. Where? South Coast Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park. Who? You and your friends. BYOB- Please bring your own bag, bucket, and gloves.

StoreArt From Scrap Retail Store- Open Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm & Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Art From Scrap Retail Store located at 302 East Cota in downtown Santa Barbara needs some great volunteers to work in our reuse store: stocking, sorting, and organizing materials. You can “adopt” a section of the store to maintain and stock weekly or help out when your schedule permits.

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Your Tickets Now For Art From Scrap Fundraiser

On the evening of Saturday, April 5th, the Art From Scrap Gallery will be transformed into a celebration of all things assemblage. That night from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, over 70 mischief-making artists will show their work in the Art From Scrap Assemblage Art Show and Fundraiser. The theme of this year’s event is Mischief! The challenge was to create a new artwork that incorporates a piece of previously created art.

Naughty- by Joyce Wilson

Naughty- Joyce Wilson

The public is invited to come to the Art From Scrap Gallery from March 8th until April 5th to bid on their favorite art. This year’s artists include local greats Ron Robertson, Dan Levin, Joan Rosenberg Dent, Neal Crosbie, Colleen Kelly, Bari Ramoy, Brad Nack, Mike Brady and many others. Assemblage master Michael deMeng, who taught a workshop at Art From Scrap in February, also contributed a piece to the show.

A Shrine For All Occasions- by Ron Robertson

A Shrine For All Occasions- Ron Robertson

The cost to attend the evening event is $15.00. Tickets are available online at EventBrite or at the door. All of the proceeds benefit art programing at Art From Scrap. Artwork will be sold during the closing night party where you can enjoy a mischievous photo op with Bob Debris, music with DJ Darla Bea of KCSB FM, food, beer from Telegraph Brewery and wine from local winemakers. Bid on silent auction items including a four night stay in Sayulita, Mexico, dinner at local restaurants and other exciting items.

Bat Boy- Michael deMeng

Bat Boy- Michael deMeng

What Will They Create? is a juried art exhibition. This year’s judges include Charles Donelan, Executive Arts Editor for the Santa Barbara Independent, Gregory Corso, Publisher of Santa Barbara Seasons, Dug Uyesaka, Santa Barbara County Second District Arts Commissioner, Jeremy Tessmer, Gallery Director at Sullivan Goss and Holly Mackay, Artist. The prestigious Hollister Family Awards with cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be presented to the first, second and third place winning artists.

The Assemblage Muse for 2014 is Dan Levin, whose art will be the centerpiece for the exhibition.

Gwillliam Was Here- Dan Levin

Gwillliam Was Here- Dan Levin

 

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Everything Flows To The Ocean

It’s finally here! Rain is falling on the South Coast and it’s a good time to remember that litter in the street will enter storm drains and flow into a creek and the ocean.

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Plastic Flowing to the Ocean

That’s why Explore Ecology environmental educators stress that individual actions on land can have a profound effect on water quality. If you love the ocean, make sure that you don’t litter. Avoid the use of toxic chemicals on your garden or lawn. Be sure to fix your car if it’s leaking oil. Pick up and dispose of dog waste. All of these simple and easy actions have a beneficial impact on the health of our creeks and ocean.

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What Will They Create? Assemblage Show Update

You may have heard that Art From Scrap’s Assemblage Event is back! It’s true. After a hiatus, What Will They Create? is back and better than ever.  The theme for this year’s event is Mischief! 

The Assemblage Art Event has been a beloved Santa Barbara institution since its inception in 2002. For each show, various objects have been used as themes; cigar boxes, books, picture frames… the list goes on and on. This year, we are asking artists to use a piece of discarded artwork to create a new piece of assemblage art.

Interested artists (age 18 and older) can collect their entry forms at the Art From Scrap (AFS) Retail Store, during regular business hours (Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  All art must be turned in on Monday, March 3rd to Art From Scrap. Selected art will be on exhibit at the Art From Scrap Gallery from March 8th through April 5th. The public is invited to come to the Art From Scrap Gallery during that time to bid on the artwork in a silent auction.

Artwork will be sold during the closing night party on Saturday, April 5th, from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Admission costs $10.00 per person. Proceeds benefit Art From Scrap’s art programming.

This year promises to be a fantastic event with lots of amazing art, a photo op with the infamous Bob Debris, music with DJ Darla Bea of KCSB FM, food, and entertainment. The Assemblage Muse for 2014 is Dan Levin, whose art will be the centerpiece for the exhibit.

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Art by Dan Levin

What Will They Create? is a juried art exhibition. This year’s judges include Charles Donelan, Executive Arts Editor for the Santa Barbara Independent, Gregory Corso, Publisher of Santa Barbara Seasons, Dug Uyesaka, Santa Barbara County Second District Arts Commissioner, Jeremy Tessmer, Gallery Director at Sullivan Goss and Holly Mackay, Artist.  The prestigious Hollister Family Awards with cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be presented to the the first, second and third place winning artists.

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Acclaimed Assemblage Artist at Art From Scrap

afsmdm Are you an artist who wants to learn from an assemblage master? Would you like to enter the Art From Scrap What Will They Create? Art Event and need some inspiration?  On February 26, 27 and 28 assemblage artist extraordinaire Michael deMeng will present a three-day intensive workshop at Art From Scrap in downtown Santa Barbara.

Michael deMeng is a Toronto-based artist who travels the world teaching, creating and exhibiting highly original mixed media artworks. deMeng’s renown as an instructor stems from his empathy and powers of observation, which enables him to help students realize their own artistic visions.

de Meng says, “Creative people are compelled to use whatever is readily available in their surroundings to create art. This is why the process of assemblage has become so popular; after all, junk and discarded things abound. Perfect pickings for those with the desire for junking and dumpster diving.”

Michael deMeng is a master of innovative assemblage techniques and has published two books, “Secrets of Rusty Things”, North Light Books, 2007 and Dusty Diablos: Folklore, Iconography, Assemblage, Olé!, (with Tonia Davenport) North Light Books, 2010.

demengThe fee for the workshop is $375.00, materials not included.Class size is limited. This 3 day Trash to Treasure workshop will offer participants a chance for one-on-one instruction and dialogue with Michael deMeng, one of the world’s most sought after assemblage artists.

 

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