DyslexiaLand Pop-Up Art Show at Art From Scrap

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Art From Scrap is hosting a pop-up art show Welcome to DyslexiaLand: Population 1 in 5.  A collection of dyslexia-themed assemblage pieces created by local dyslexia advocate and artist Cheri Rae, DyslexiaLand depicts some of the realities of dyslexia and celebrates accomplished individuals who have/had it.

Using salvaged and cast-off items—many from Art From Scrap, Rae has created several colorful and thought-provoking pieces. One of the pieces, “Seeing Red,” contains an actual classroom assignment by Rae’s son (who has dyslexia); it’s marked up in red by the teacher and given with a grade of 0/20. Several sharpened red pencils are arranged aimed right at the assignment. “The red pencil is a real difficulty for students with dyslexia,” Cheri explained. “And it’s pretty obvious that getting a zero out of 20 points on a little writing assignment can be very discouraging for a student working hard in the classroom. So then you have a child struggling not only to read and write, but also dealing with low self esteem as a result.”

Several other pieces depict successful and accomplished individuals with dyslexia—which might surprise some viewers—from inventor Alexander Graham Bell to Albert Einstein, to artists Pablo Picasso, John Lennon and Ansel Adams.

Cheri Rae wants to create a more dyslexia-friendly community.  Her mini-exhibition, Welcome to DyslexiaLand: Population 1 in 5, raises awareness about this common “learning difference” that affects 20% of the population.

Welcome to DyslexiaLand: Population 1 in 5 will be at the AFS Gallery until November 14th. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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Halloween Headquarters for a Green Halloween

The Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store has everything you need for a Green Halloween.

IMG_6263Fabric, skateboard wheel shavings, paper, plastic, computer parts… Create your one of a kind costume out of reuse materials- save money and resources. Store Hours are Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am -5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

IMG_4390If you need some inspiration, come to our Art From Scrap Halloween Workshops: Saturday, October 24th- Creepy Creatures and Saturday, October 31st- Dia de los Discards. Both workshops start at 10:00 am and cost only $8.00 per person.


Happy Halloween from everyone at Art From Scrap and Explore Ecology!

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Incredible Art Sale at AFS Gallery in Santa Barbara

If you missed our Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition Fundraiser at Art From Scrap last Saturday, October 10th, there is still a chance to see some incredible art. (You know who you are, Neil Young fans.)

Stop by the AFS Gallery between now and November 2nd at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara to see some amazing works of art. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. All proceeds benefit our environmental education and art programming.

To see photos from the event click here. For Lost in Scrap-inspired photos with Bob deBris, click here.

The 30,000 children of Santa Barbara County who benefit from our environmental education and art programming each year thank YOU for your support!

Click on the photos below to see the whole image of the art.

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Get Lost in Scrap! Multimedia Fundraiser Saturday, October 10, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Put on your party shoes and join us for an evening of fun, art, live music, delicious food, and festivities at Lost in Scrap on October 10th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Art From Scrap. See and bid on the 70 works of art created by artists who met the 2015 challenge of Maps.
Enjoy beer from Telegraph Brewery and wine from Kalyra, Pali, Santa Barbara Winery, and Alma Rosa.
Cool off with some McConnell’s Ice Cream,
Bid on an Autographed Ukulele from Jack Johnson, Spa Treatments, Hotel Stays, a Santa Cruz Island Trip, Yoga Classes, and a 4 Night Stay in Sayulita, MX in our Best Silent Auction Yet!
 JJ Uku
 There will be live acoustic music from OnE and Lost in Scrap-inspired Photos from Bob deBris!
Your support benefits the 30,000 children a year who participate in our environmental education and art programming!
Admission is $15.00 per person. Tickets available online, at the door, and at the AFS Creative Reuse Store.
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Art From Scrap Announces Winners in Lost in Scrap Exhibition

Congratulations to artists Rosemarie Gebhart, Sharon Nigh, and Joyce Wilson! They are the winners of the Hollister Family Awards for their work in the Lost in Scrap exhibition at the Art From Scrap Gallery.

This year’s judges were Nathan Vonk, President of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, Kerry Methner, Editor at CASA Magazine, Greg Corso, Publisher of Santa Barbara Seasons, and Jeremy Tessmer, Gallery Director at Sullivan Goss.  The judging panel came to a conclusion after looking at over sixty assemblage, collage, and multimedia works of art.

Rosemarie Gebhart was awarded the First Prize of $500 for her assemblage On the Road Again, & Again.

(On the Road Again, & Again)
The Second Prize of $300 was awarded to Sharon Nigh for Map to Yosemite.
(Map to Yosemite)
The Third Place award of $200 goes to Joyce Wilson for The Oldest City.
(The Oldest City)
This year the judges also awarded several Honorable Mention Awards to Pamela Zwehl-Burke for Lost What Where?, Jana Zimmer for C’est pas par la, c’est par ici, Dan Levin for Lost Oasis, Bari Ramoy for Travel Where?, and Bella Knezevic for Dressed and Ready.
(Nathan Vonk, Greg Corso, Kerry Methner, and Jeremy Tessmer)
Come see the art at the AFS Gallery until October 10. (Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.) Bidding will continue at the Lost in Scrap Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Art From Scrap. Winning bidders will be able to take their art home with them that evening. All proceeds benefit Art From Scrap’s art and environmental education programming.

Besides the Art Auction, the event also has a Silent Auction of donated items, including a four night stay in Sayulita, Mexico, a trip to Santa Cruz Island, a brood of chicks, and dinner at local restaurants.

Other festivities of the evening include live music with OnE and a photo op with the creative dynamo Bob Debris who will photograph guests in Lost in Scrap-inspired costumes. Patrons will also enjoy local beer and wine from Telegraph Brewery,  Kalyra, Santa Barbara Winery, and Alma Rosa.

Admission to the Lost in Scrap Fundraiser is $15.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at EBrite- Click Here for Link or at Art From Scrap at 302 East Cota in downtown Santa Barbara.

For more information about the Lost in Scrap Fundraiser, contact us at 805-884-0459 x13.

Art From Scrap gives special thanks to the generous sponsors of this year’s event:Union Bank, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission,MarBorg, DeckersMaps.com, McConnell’s, Mission Wealth, American Riviera Bank,Barbara N. Rubin, Nancy Gifford, Susan E. Bower, and Joanne Hollister.

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Lost in Scrap Exhibition is Now Open


Caroline McElroy- Riding on the Metro

 Thanks to all of the artists who submitted their work for our Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser. We appreciate your creativity, hard work, and wonderful art!
The Lost in Scrap exhibition is now on display for public viewing until October 10. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am -5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.The theme for the Lost in Scrap exhibition is Maps. Artists were challenged to include a map in their artwork and they did so- with surprising and beautiful results! Over seventy artists participated in Lost in Scrap, including Dan Levin, Jana Zimmer, Dug Uyesaka, Judy Nilsen, and Bari Ramoy.

Travel Where? – Bari Ramoy

The art will be available for public viewing and Silent Auction bidding at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Winning bids will be announced at the Lost In Scrap Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Join us at the Lost In Scrap Fundraiser for an evening of fun, creativity, live music, and art!  There will be two auctions; an art auction of over 70 works of art and a silent auction of donated items, including a four night stay in Sayulita, Mexico, a trip to Santa Cruz Island, and dinner at local restaurants. Meet the artists, as you enjoy delicious food, live music from OnE, beer from Telegraph Brewing Company, and wine from local winemakers. Once again, photographer Bob DeBris will offer one of his infamously fun Photo Op’s.

Tilt- Colleen Kelly

Lost in Scrap is a juried art exhibition. The prestigious Hollister Family Awards with cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be presented to the first, second and third place winning artists. This year’s judges are Nathan Vonk, President of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, Kerry Methner, Editor at CASA Magazine, Gregory Corso, Publisher of Santa Barbara Seasons, and Jeremy Tessmer, Gallery Director at Sullivan Goss.
Admission is $15.00. per person. Tickets can be purchased online at EBrite. Click Here for Link.
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