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.

Volunteers Needed for Community Events

Our partner organization, Arts for Humanity! is seeking volunteers.

Community Expressive Arts Events 2017

Arts for Humanity! participates in Santa Barbara’s wonderful free public events by providing creative enrichment programs at no charge for our local non-profits and our community:

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following community events (community hours available). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Claire Kim-Shin, Program Administrator.  Claire@artsforhumanity.comWe greatly appreciate your support!

1.  Children’s Celebration, Summer Solstice in the Park

The Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into a creative and original display of floats, giant puppets, whimsical costumes and masks of more than 1,000 parade participants, of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. It is the largest, single-day arts event in Santa Barbara County. The parade culminates in a festival with a wonderful collection of live world music, food, arts and crafts, and a special free children’s festival.

Arts for Humanity!’s “Spontaneous Theatre and Portraits for Youth,” is an interactive booth where costumes and props provide a plethora of interactive creative opportunities for Santa Barbara youth.

Event Date(s) and Times: June 24-25, 10:30am-5pm

Number of Volunteers Needed: 2-4

Location: Alameda Park

2.  Santa Barbara Public Library’s Summer Program Kickoff Party

Arts for Humanity! will have a station at this Summer Program Kick Off Party with our Spontaneous Theatre for Children where costumes and props provide a plethora of creative opportunities for Santa Barbara youth. Our volunteers will interact with children and families while helping children create unique costumes.

Event Date and Time: June 17, 10am-12pm

Number of Volunteers Needed: 2-4

Location: Alameda Park

ART SEARCH

Do you own Bnai Mitzvah art by Morris Squire?

We are creating a detailed database of art work created by Morris Squire. If you have a piece of his Bnai Mitzvah (or any other) art we would love to hear from you. Contact Jana Brody at Jana@thesquirefoundation.org
 

Peter Bradley in the May Abstract Art Collective Newsletter

Friend of A. Michael Marzolla and Artist in Residence at the Squire Foundation, Peter A. Bradley is featured in Bomb Magazine this month: “Artists in Conversation — Peter Bradley” by Steve Cannon, bombmagazine. org/article/8233125/peter-bradley. He is also a subject in the recent book 1971: A Year in the Life of Color by Darby English. (You can find it on Amazon.com.)

 a. Michael Marzolla and new York artist Peter a. bradley: Friends since 1974, Peter Bradley was recently Artist-in-Residence at the Squire Foundation. Michael was instrumental in arranging it.

 a. Michael Marzolla and new York artist Peter a. bradley: Friends since 1974, Peter Bradley was recently Artist-in-Residence at the Squire Foundation. Michael was instrumental in arranging it.

The book describes Bradley’s role as the curator of the groundbreaking DeLuxe Show in Houston, Texas in 1971 that brought together racially diverse abstract artists.

Michael’s friendship with Peter began in 1974 in Guatemala, where Michael was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Peter had come to Guatemala to look for orchids, one of his passions. They ended up traveling together throughout Guatemala. For Michael, as a fellow artist, it was an opportunity to learn from someone first-hand who had successfully been involved in the New York art scene, and whose peer group included people like Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, Norman Lewis, Larry Poons, and Clement Greenberg. To top it off, Peter’s connection with jazz greats Miles Davis and Gill Evans, among others, was heaven for Michael, who was also a jazz aficionado.

It took Michael over two years to make the connection for Peter at The Squire Foundation, on a recommendation by local artist Nancy Gifford. Thanks to The Squire, Peter was able to spend the month of March in their residency program, located here in Santa Barbara. His time here included leading a three-day painting workshop and a special arts event evening at The Squire campus. Peter was also a special guest at two Santa Barbara Jazz Festival events. His final show is up at GraySpace Gallery on Gray Avenue in the Funk Zone until May 14th.

For more information on The Squire Foundation, their mission, and their residency program, please visit thesquirefoundation.org. For more information on Peter Bradley, visit his website at peterabradley.com, or visit his wiki page at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_ Bradley_(artist).

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AIR Peter Bradley in the Abstract Art Collective Newsletter

"The Squire Foundation’s Spring 2017 Artist In Resident, New York artist Peter A. Bradley, still has a couple upcoming events: a meet and greet art exhibit on March 23rd, 6:45 to 8 pm, at the Lobero Theater, 33 East Canon Period Street, and another exhibit and reception on March 31st from 5 to 8 pm at GraySpace Gallery, 219 Gray Avenue. Mr. Bradley is an abstract artist who views life and color through a lens of unyielding power and imagination. He is connected to the “New New Painters” movement, a group of nine core artists that developed in 1978 coincident with the invention of acrylic gel paint with chemist Sam Golden. Bradley’s work is held in permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Museum of Arts, and the African American Museum (Dallas). For more info on the Squire Foundation and a full schedule of events, visit www.thesquirefoundation.org."

See the full NEWSLETTER HERE