Past Artists in Residence

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Summer 2018:

Ruben Espinoza: Creating a mural in Guadalupe, CA, on the former Far Western Tavern building in partnership with The Dunes Center. (June)

Jim Stephenson: Composer & Conductor.  In partnership with Ben Helpren of NCEAS, The Music Academy of the West and the Lobero Theater.  He will be composing a chamber piece for 12 players based on his experiences interacting with the 12 member scientific think tank of NCEAS. (July)

555 Rural Artist Residency: We have partnered with Blue Sky Center for this rural Artist in Residency program in New Cuyama, CA, part of the "North Forty" of Santa Barbara County.  555 is Blue Sky Center's pilot artist residency program, hosting 5 artists for 5 days in 5 Shelton Huts on the Blue Sky Center campus. (July)

Spring 2018:

Shared Values: 4 Sichuan Artists + 4 California Artists:  We will be hosting 4 Sichuan Artists in May for their exhibition Bad Exhibition: Value in Art and host an artists talk.

Carl Sutton - Winemaker

Linda Stein - Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture traveling exhibit

PuppetPalooza X Thingumajig Theatre - The Santa Barbara International PuppetPalooza is a family-centric event that includes two park celebrations and over twenty performances and events at venues throughout Santa Barbara. Thingumajig Theatre is a visual theatre company based in West Yorkshire, England which specializes in creating and performing innovative puppet plays and interactive giant puppets.

PuppetPalooza X Taylor Bibat

Sagi Refael - Curator of Israeli art in LA and Tel Aviv.  Presenting 70/70/70, Israeli Artists in Santa Barbara

Shakespeare Globe - Shakespeare's Globe practitioners, in partnership with The Léni Fé Bland Performing Arts Partnership will spend a week in Santa Barbara working with High School and Junior High students in Santa Barbara and Goleta School Districts.

Fall 2017:

Lindsey Ross

Sommer Roman

Matt Sesow

Spring 2017:

Peter Bradley

Fall 2016:

Jodie Hollander

Summer 2016:

Kathy Kissik

Spring 2016:

Linda Stein

Fall 2015:

Si Jie Loo

Stephen Westfall

Spring 2015:

Gail Levin

Summer 2014:

Austin Danson