abstract open IV

Sponsored by the Abstract Art Collective of Santa Barbara, Abstract Open IV was juried by local artist and curator Nancy Gifford.This will be their fourth annual juried exhibition featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional abstract artworks produced by Santa Barbara County artists. 

Awards & Recognition:

PAINTING
First Place: Cynthia Martin, Borderlands, 2018
Second Place: Andrew Roy, Working Together, 2018
Honorable Mention: A. Michael Marzolla, The Sea at Angles, 2018

DIGITAL ART
First Place: Marco Pinter, Cardinal Flux, 2017
Second Place: Elske Free, Geometry of the Wind, 2018
Honorable Mention: David Mark Lane, Swimmin’ with the Seals, 2018

WORKS ON PAPER
First Place: Michele Zuzalek, Earth’s Silent Whisper, 2018
Second Place: Loren Nibbe, Frosty Flow, 2018
Honorable Mention: Joyce Wilson, Crevice, 2018

JUROR PURCHASE AWARDS
Margaret Ricks, SB Abstract 618 (Violets), 2018
Istvan Szilvassy (Pali X Mano), Rhapsody to Purple Galaxy, 2016

About the Juror — Nancy Gifford

Residing in the Santa Barbara area since 2008, Gifford began her art career in Los Angeles and has lived and worked in England, France and Miami, Florida. Gifford is an active board member of The Arts Fund and serves as a member of the Westmont Art Council. She also served as a memberof the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Board for nine years andhelped to inaugurate SBCAST, where she curated a space showcasing experimental art, workshops and poetry readings. Gifford recently curated exhibitions at Ganna Walska Lotusland including GoneSwarm: A Collaboration with Bees, and Flock: Birds on the Brink

About the Abstract Art Collective

The Abstract Art Collective was founded in 2011 and presents four to five exhibits of abstract art in the Santa Barbara region each year. The group also strives to provide their membership with workshops, critique groups and other learning opportunities. In addition, the Abstract Art Collective supports various charities with their exhibitions. For membership information, and to learn more about the Abstract Art Collective; please visit: www.abstractartcollective.com.

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October 29, 2018 - February 2019

Location: Channing Peake Gallery


Opening Reception:

Thursday, November 1, 2018

(5:00 - 7:00 p.m.)