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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara presents “Out of the Great Wide Open”

when: 2015-01-24, starts at 6:00pm - 8:00pm in PST
where: Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara, California 93101

Please join us for the opening reception of “Out of the Great Wide Open” on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm.

Admission: Free

Out of the Great Wide Open
Ryan Bulis, Cathy Ellis, Wendy Osher, Erik ReeL, Sommer Roman, Nick Wilkinson, and Seyburn Zorthian

Since originating as an artist-run space in 1976, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) has upheld a strong relationship with its cultural community. Each year, the Museum collaborates with regional artists who support and participate in its programs, and with those new to the area interested in taking part in activities that stimulate dialogue and critical thinking on contemporary art. As an opportunity to recognize these artists’ innovative, experimental, and skillful work, MCASB organizes its 8th annual tri-county Call For Entries artist exhibition in the museum’s main galleries, this year titled Out of the Great Wide Open. The series reveals new explorations into the vibrancy of our creative terrain, having involved artists whose varied practices include performance, visual arts, writing, design, and fashion-oftentimes expanding their medium, materials, and research in remarkable ways.

The artists in the 2015 exhibition include Ryan Bulis (Santa Barbara), Cathy Ellis (Goleta), Wendy Osher (Ojai), Erik ReeL (Ventura), Sommer Roman (Santa Barbara), Nick Wilkinson (Los Osos), and Seyburn Zorthian (Solvang).

Special Thanks to:
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s exhibition and education programs are generously supported by grants from the Getty Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Nordstrom; Towbes Foundation; Mosher Foundation in honor of Barry Berkus, recommended by Dr. Bruce McFadden; Ann Jackson Family Foundation; High Tide Foundation; and contributions from our Board of Trustees and many generous individuals. Additional support provided by The James Irvine Foundation and organizational development grant program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

Additional special thanks to: The James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent, CA; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.

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photo: Cathy Ellis, Heaven is a Storm Drain, 2012, Oil on panel, 36 x 36 in., Courtesy the Artist

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