Images of Rwanda: by Frederick Ndabarmiye

We are excited to welcome inspirational Rwandan artist and author, Frederick, back to Santa Barbara for a rare visit.  Please join us for a meet and greet at this special pop up show sponsored by Silo 118 & The Squire Foundation. All sales will go to assist in funding his wedding in December.

Frederick

 

 

 

Inspirational Rwandan Artist and Author, Frederick, will be in SB for a rare visit.

 

 

New Scholarship Opportunity

We are thrilled about this scholarship opportunity with a new partner.  To learn more, visit Sotheby's Institute of Art website.   

The following announcement is from their website:

August 7, 2017―As an alumna of Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London, Ashley Woods Hollister knows first-hand the impact that field study work and research have on art education. But, it was not until after a recent trip with Sotheby’s Institute to Las Vegas, as an alumni ambassador, that Ashley was able to put that impact into words:

“I started thinking differently about the commercial sites where I spent so much time, such as airports, hotels, corporate headquarters, great homes, etc. I learned to look again,” Ashley said. “Being a visual person is innate in my profession, but relating to my surroundings via the curated art exhibitions around me was a muscle I didn’t realize had weakened since my time at Sotheby's Institute in London. It was fascinating to see our age's modern masters' works in their commissioned sites and to ponder how, one day, perhaps, the museum retrospective on these pieces will mention this placement. Sotheby’s Institute took me there and provided the atmosphere to digest it all."

"Sotheby’s Institute took me there and provided the atmosphere to digest it all."

Ashley’s experiences with field study have become a driving force in her work for The Squire Foundation, of which she is the Executive Director. The Squire Foundation is committed to the advancement of artists, curators and all manner of creative individuals through elevating the arts from the community level up. The Foundation provides support to community-driven programs throughout California and has built lasting partnerships with art organizations that cultivate creativity.

Recognizing an alignment between the missions of the Foundation and Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles, Ashley has forged a new partnership between the two: today, Sotheby’s Institute and Claremont Graduate University are pleased to announce the generous support of The Squire Foundation in the form of a field-study scholarship for MA students in Los Angeles. This scholarship will be awarded each year to one student of high merit with an exemplary record of dedication to the arts and creative expression. The award will subsidize the travel fees that send LA students to art centers in East Asia and Latin America to experience and understand creative production in global markets and contexts.

To learn more about this scholarship and other ways to support our students and our mission please contact t.benoit@sothebysinstitute.com.

Squire Salon/Parlor July

This will be our annual garden party and we'll be having a scavenger hunt as well as all that good food you all bring. Same time: 6pm. Same place: The Squire House, 4515 Via Maria (park in cul de sac) on Wednesday July 19.

Any questions, email squiresalon@gmail.com.  Also, invite anyone you'd  like that would enjoy this event.

Thanks,
Ruby Roberts
Kat Martin

Local artist Kat Martin brings "Joie De Vivre" to Hospice of Santa Barbara — Hospice of Santa Barbara

A write up about one of the Squire Community Artists, Kat Martin, who recently had a solo show at Hospice of Santa Barbara.  Article excerpt below.  Click on link to see whole article.

Full article

Local artist Kat Martin brings "Joie De Vivre" to Hospice of Santa Barbara

Cristina Garcia February 9, 2017

Painting by local artist Kat Martin, who will display her solo-art exhibition “Joie de Vivre” at the Leigh Block Gallery located at Hospice of Santa Barbara, beginning Feb. 9.

Painting by local artist Kat Martin, who will display her solo-art exhibition “Joie de Vivre” at the Leigh Block Gallery located at Hospice of Santa Barbara, beginning Feb. 9.

From February 9 until May 12, local artist Kat Martin will display her solo-art exhibition, “Joie de Vivre” at the Leigh Block Gallery at Hospice of Santa Barbara (2050 Alameda Padre Serra Suite #100). From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) will host a wine and hors d’oeuvres open house reception for the exhibit.

Holding a B.A. in Installation Art/Art as a Forum for Community Voice and Vision from Goddard College (Plainfield, VT), Martin has called her art her own “visual journal,” providing a reflection of life through nature. While living in Waterville, Maine for 35 years, she fell in love with its landscape, people and way of life.