The New Oceanscapes

November 16, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – November 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm


The New Oceanscapes: 10 Amazing Artists- 1 Beautiful Show 

Newest AFS Gallery exhibition features work of ten local assemblage artists 

SANTA BARBARA, CA –The New Oceanscapes opens at the AFS Gallery on Friday, November 16, from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Juried by Charles Donelan of the Santa Barbara Independent, Kip Fulbeck of UCSB, and Nathan Hayden of Santa Barbara City College, The New Oceanscapes is an invitational art exhibition and sale.

Featuring the assemblage work of Bessie Kunath, Rimas Simaitis, Tim Brown, Sommer Sheffield, Chris Silva, Ryan Bulis, Jack Fulton, Karen Lehrer, Kit Rosenberg and Erick Andino,

The New Oceanscapes will hang in the AFS Gallery from November 16 through December 15, 2012.  
The address is 302 East Cota St. in Santa Barbara, only a couple blocks from State.

Celebrated assemblage artists Joe Shea, Dug Uyesaka and Jeanine Brinkman have redesigned the Hollister Family Awards, which will be unveiled on the evening of the show and awarded to three of the ten artists.

 Chris Silva and Ashley Woods Hollister, the curators of The New Oceanscapes, hope the exhibition will create a dialogue not only about the repurposing of materials, but also about our ecological relationship to everything on this planet.

 The New Oceanscapes is sponsored by Summerland Winery.

 About Art From Scrap:   Art From Scrap (AFS) was formed in 1990 as a ReUse retail store and an Arts Center. AFS quickly added an environmental education program, with a focus on Reduce, Reduce, Recycle. Over the years the education program grew to help tens of thousands of students throughout Santa Barbara County to understand the importance of conserving their environment through reducing waste, improving water quality, and gardening. As AFS’s programs broadened over the past two decades, it outgrew its name. Art From Scrap now operates as a major program of Explore Ecology, continuing to deliver all of the well known and much loved ReUse store and art programs that the community has come to rely on.

About Explore Ecology:   Explore Ecology empowers people to protect and preserve the environment.  Our work combines environmental awareness and artistic exploration to create a connection between people and their environment. Explore Ecology addresses how individuals can effect positive environmental change, with a focus on teaching about the interconnectedness of environmental issues, stressing the importance of individual choices and actions, promoting problem solving skills through exploration with Reuse materials, and facilitating individual actions through community services learning projects. Our programs include Art From Scrap, Environmental Education, and the Watershed Resource Center.