santa barbara printmakers summer juried exhibition

Check out the article from Santa Barbara Seasons highlighting the show!

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the Santa Barbara Printmakers Summer Juried Exhibition, which provides the opportunity for art lovers of all ages to view and be inspired by the contemporary world of printmaking through original prints. Printmakers throughout California and beyond were invited to submit works for the exhibition. Following its run at Channing Peake Gallery, the exhibition will to travel to the Betteravia Galleries at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway in Santa Maria, CA from November 5, 2018-April 2019.

To accompany the exhibition, the Santa Barbara Printmakers will present free public programming in Channing Peake Gallery during 1st Thursday in August and September. Free Finger Painting for all ages will take place in the gallery on Thursday, August 2 from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by Poems & Prints at 6 p.m., hosted by Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, Enid Osborn. Local poets will read ekphrastic poems written in response to prints featured in the exhibition.

Free printmaking demonstrations will be offered on Thursday, September 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Channing Peake Gallery. Local printmakers Claudia Borfiga, Karen Schroeder, and Andrew Baker will share their processes and techniques including screen-printing, linocuts, and gelli prints.

Award Recipients:

1st: Monique Wales (Yosemite), Forecast Rain, Locally Heavy at Times

2nd: Inga Gorsvans-Buell (Santa Barbara), Street Hieroglyphics

3rd: Hannah Croshaw (Santa Barbara), Victory Hands

Honorable Mentions:

  • Donna Brown (Alamo), Girl & Boat
  • Nina de Creeft Ward (Santa Barbara), Madgie, Head and Paws Detail
  • Nancy Bingham (Santa Barbara), Afloat 1
  • Rosemarie Gebhart (Santa Barbara), Moonstone II



The Santa Barbara Printmakers is a group of artists dedicated to creating and exhibiting original prints made using hand and press printing techniques such as etching, drypoint, monoprint, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography, screen printing, transfer, and photopolymer plates.

Currently the Printmakers have approximately 75 members and operate with the guidance of a coordinating committee. They present three or more exhibitions each year and disseminate news and information about printmaking activities in the Santa Barbara area via email, their website, and a newsletter. Members include emerging and established artists. The Printmakers are a volunteer organization and support their activities through the talents, skills, and energy of their members. Membership information is available at

In recent years, the Printmakers have partnered with artists and notable jurors from beyond Santa Barbara—John Greco (Josephine Press, LA), Dan Welden (Hampton Editions, Ltd., NY), and Jim Webb (Gemini G.E.L.).

More information is available at



Sam Carr-Prindle is a master printmaker at Crown Point Press, specializing in intaglio printing (etchings). Previously, Carr-Prindle was a master printer at Paulson Fontaine Press in Berkeley, CA and he earned his B.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked on print projects with over 40 artists, including Wayne Thiebaud, Martin Puryear, and Mary Heilmann. Carr-Prindle grew up in Santa Barbara and is the son of artist Sara Carr, who taught at Goleta Valley Junior High School for over 30 years.


June 18 - October 11, 2018

Location: Channing Peake Gallery

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

(5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

August Programming

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Free Finger Painting (5:00-6:00 p.m.)

Poems & Prints (6:00 p.m.)

September Programming

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Printmaking Demonstrations with Claudia Borfiga, Karen Schroeder, and Andrew Baker (5:00-8:00 p.m.)