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Lompoc & santa ynez valley FEBRUARY 2018


Suzanne N. Huska, Wind Rumors Oil on canvas $924 • Guild Room @Gallery Los Olivos



March Exhibit Gallery Los Olivos

Detail: Chris Pavlov, La Ciudad Pavlov Art Gallery

Happy Valentine's Day - Feb. 14 Standing Sun Winery

The River's Journey Exhibit Wildling Museum of Art & Nature

Staff Honey Paper

Detail: Re Opening The Book Elverhøj Museum of History & Art

Welcome....................................................... 1

Gallery Los Olivos.......................................... 15

Museum Day................................................. 1

NatureTrack Film Festival.............................. 16

2nd Saturday Artisans.................................... 3 Community Partners...................................... 3

SOLVANG Elverhøj Museum of History & Art................. 17

BUELLTON Standing Sun LIVE......................................... 6

Pavlov Art Gallery.......................................... 18 Wildling Museum of Art & Nature................. 19

LOS OLIVOS Arts Outreach Concert.................................. 10


Honey Paper.................................................. 11

Call to Artists................................................. 24

Art Without Borders...................................... 12 Guild Room................................................... 14

Lompoc Mural Society................................... 23 Cypress Gallery.............................................. 25 "Something's Fishy"...................................... 26

All Artwork and Photos shown remain the sole property of the artist. No reproductions are permitted without express permission from the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Assoc. and/or the artist.


Barbara Snyder, Longhorn Abstract, digitized photo on canvas. Barbara Snyder lives on the Central Coast of California. As a California native she has always felt the allure of the great variety of natural features offered in her home state. Whether it is seascapes, vineyards, desert, mountains, forest and all that in between, the pursuit of 'fresh, natural and alive' subjects and scenes has inspired Barbara's work. Barbara's work offers a simplistic, rich view of life. Her work has been acclaimed as sensitive photography dedicated to bringing otherwise little noticed scenes to the public eye. Her images hold the viewer with their sheer beauty and visual appeal that provide the lyrical commentary of nature's many gifts.

Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association PO Box 762, Los Olivos, CA 93441 805-694-8837 2

The Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, supporting the arts within the Santa Ynez Valley through affordable opportunities for artists to show and sell artwork, collaborations with non-profits and businesses on programs and events, investment in higher education for high school art students through scholarships, and a variety of outreach avenues, such as this digital arts magazine, that bring greater awareness to the cultural heart beat of the area.

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Dear Readers: As you may, or may not, know, the SYV Arts Association (SYVAA) has struggled the past few years to maintain enough volunteers to fill chairperson positions as well as board positions. Despite our best and continuing efforts, we have not found enough members to fill the SYV Arts board positions or chair positions for 2018. At a Board meeting in December the current board members voted to remain on the Board until a resolution could be found. In January, after reviewing all the options, the Board met and decided to dissolve the SYVAA. The Board made this conscious decision about SYV Art’s future to be able to still offer current SYV Art's members many of the membership benefits they now have but with other viable organizations. To that effect, SYV Arts has met with the Lompoc Valley Art Association (LVAA) who has agreed to offer membership to our current members, with the ability to show and sell in the beautiful Cypress Gallery, in addition to the other perks of membership. They will continue the eZine, as it provides a valuable service to our community and artists in relating cultural events in our area. The SYV Arts facebook page will shift its posts to LVAA's Cypress Gallery facebook page, and we encourage you to go and "like" their page so that you won't miss out on current arts-related events. Following IRS guidelines for a Voluntary Dissolution of a Non-Profit, the Board explored alliances with other arts focused non-profits, and with a majority vote of our members, we are pleased to report that in addition to the Lompoc Valley Arts Association, we will be able to distribute our assets among two other deserving local non-profit organizations: The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature and The Elverhoj Museum of History & Art. We regret that the SYVAA must dissolve. It has benefited so many talented local artists over the years. However, we cannot continue without an active membership to fill the positions needed. We greatly appreciate meeting and working with you all over the years and wish you the very best. With our best regards for our members continued success, we welcome your continued support, friendship and many talents in our arts community as we move forward. Respectfully, The Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association, Board of Directors Christopher Brown, President Kathy Badrak, Treasurer Anne Miller, Secretary


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The Cypress Gallery - LVAA 119 E Cypress Ave, Lompoc p. 805-737-1129

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang p. 805-686-1211

Gallery Los Olivos

2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos p. 805-688-7517

2nd Saturday Artisan Event Reopens March 10! Series will continues through 2018 on the Second Saturday of each month The 2nd Saturday of each month, 12pm – 5pm, local Artists show and sell their unique art work. Original paintings, jewelry, wood-work, pottery, photography, and more will be for sale and on display. All the artists have a unique point of view and are skilled at their craft. The show is located within the iconic Grange Hall, next to the park, in the center of Los Olivos.

Come by and meet our artists! If you are an artist wanting to participate – contact Kathy Badrak at for the application.

Pavlov Art Gallery

1608 Copenhagen Dr, Ste C, Solvang p. 805-686-1080

Standing Sun Winery

92 2nd St - Unit D, Buellton p. 805-904-8072

Wildling Museum of Art & Nature 420 2nd St, Solvang p. 805-688-1082

Honey Paper

2933 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos p. 805-325-9320

We are proud to count non-profit organizations and businesses as community partner members. Together, we advocate for each other, local artists, and collaborate on projects to create an enriching environment for the Arts Community within Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley. 4

BUELLTON Image courtesy Thomas Camargo

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Sharon Foster: California Beautiful

Sharon Foster, City Lights

Through March 1, 2018

Sharon Foster, Coastal Beauty

The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe 2870 Grand Ave, Los Olivos

An exhibit of inspiring art by Sharon Foster will be on view at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café. This new show is a great opportunity for visitors to see an impressive body of work, which is also available for purchase. Sharon Foster is a photographic artist and longtime resident of Santa Maria, California. She captures stunning photographs as she wanders through the hills and valleys of the central coast, seeking just the right play of light and shadow for her images. As she has developed her gift in this art form over the years, she is able to change her masterful photographs into emotionally stirring works of art. Each piece is digitally enhanced so the majesty of God’s creation that is so alive in nature, is reflected in a fresh expression of joy and wonder. This exhibit is one of a continuing series of shows made possible by the commitment of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café to showcase local art and artists. Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association, a nonprofit arts organization with over thirty years of history in the area, coordinates and manages the “art without borders” installation in cooperation with the Café. A portion of art sales benefits the organization, and these collaborative efforts - a way to keep art alive and accessible in the Santa Ynez Valley.


Adria Chalpin, Demon Destroyer Sun Mandala Hand tooled, hand painted on pure copper with patina $950 Guild Room @Gallery Los Olivos

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GUILD ROOM @ Gallery Los Olivos 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos

FEBRUARY SHOW & SALE Through February 17, 2018

Floyd Snyder, The Other Side of the Rock Digital enhances photo $99

Artists participating this month include: Emily Abello • Kathy Badrak • Sam Burke • Adria Chalpin • Laura Cross • Belinda Hart Suzanne N. Huska • Sheila Krausse • Diane Reuter • Barbara Snyder • Floyd Snyder

The "Guild Room" is located within Gallery Los Olivos. The room is exclusive to members of the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association and displays member's original works of art for show and sale. Visitors to the Guild Room will find works in a variety of mediums, styles, and subject matter. Open 7 days a week, during the Gallery hours of 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, we invite you to visit and enjoy the unique perspectives of our talented member artists. Purchases may be made by visiting Gallery Los Olivos or calling 805-688-7517. Sales by phone will need to include arrangement for pick-up or shipping.


Our hours 10-5 daily.

2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos

Gallery Los Olivos Featured Artists for March Gallery Los Olivos is pleased to announce three accomplished landscape oil painters will be the featured artists for March. Works by Gerry Winant, Sheryl Knight, and Ron Aszman will be on exhibit in the gallery's entry salon. The gallery is open daily from 9 to 5 at 2920 Grand Ave. in Los Olivos.

Gallery Los Olivos Jurying March 31, 2018

Gallery Los Olivos will be expanding its membership in the coming months and will be jurying selected applicants for membership on March 31. A confirmed reservation is required. Artists who are interested in applying for the March 31 jurying should review the information at and contact us at the email address provided no later than February 28 to be considered for a jurying reservation. Please note that the time and location have changed from previous announcements. For this jurying, we welcome traditional and contemporary wall art, excluding photography. 15



Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film Over 50 films from around the world Exhilarating Adventures • Compelling Stories

Photo by sharply_done

March 23 – 25, 2018 Los Olivos, CA • Santa Ynez Valley

Passes/Punch Cards On Sale Now 805-886-2047 MATTEI'S TAVERN

SOLVANG Image courtesy Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau


WILDLING MUSEUM OF ART & NATURE 1511 Mission Dr., Solvang

Celebrate the opening of the Wildling's new exhibition, The River's Journey, with a special event! February 17, 2018 • 3:30 pm 2974 Grand Ave, Los Olivos

Be among the first to explore the exhibition and purchase the artwork by the Rose Compass artists, a group of 6 local women who have explored the impact of the Santa Ynez River. Enjoy appetizers, wine poured by Flying Goat Cellars, and the opportunity to meet all 6 artists. Each ticket holder* will receive a complimentary exhibition catalog and the chance to win an original artwork from the show! The talented artists who call themselves Rose-Compass are: Nicole Strasburg, Holli Harmon, Connie Connally, Pamela Zwehl-Burke, Libby Smith and Nina Warner. They each have their distinct creative points of view but the medium of gouache and the watershed unite them. They have been painting and exploring for several months already and routinely post blogs about their adventures and musings. Event Ticket: $75

Admission for 1 person + 1 catalog + chance to win artwork

Guest Ticket: $10

Admission for 1 person (no catalog and no chance to win artwork)

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Wildling Museum 10th Annual Nature Photography Competition

Steve Braff

Dorothy Jardin

Teresa McNeil MacLean

Photo courtesy NPS

• Entries due May 25, 2018 by 5pm • Guest judge: aerial photographer Bill Dewey • Adult and Junior Categories • Cash prizes for winners • Exhibit on view August 4 – November 5, 2018 Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its nature photography competition, the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature has announced the competition theme as “Nature Regenerated.”

SYV Poetry Group Reading at The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature The River's Journey opens and closes with poetry readings Saturday, February 17th • 5:30 pm Join talented local poets Steve Braff, Teresa McNeil MacLean, and Dorothy Jardin during the opening or closing of the Wildling Museum's exhibit, The River's Journey, as they read poems inspired by the exhibition. Feb 17 reading: Following an intro by Stacy, Teresa will read her two poems and then Steve will close with one poem. July 8 reading: Following an intro by Stacy, Dorothy will read her two poems and then Steve will close with one poem.

The wildfires that raged through the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties this past year have left our landscape blackened and desolate. Though it may seem that nature has succumbed to the fire, it perseveres and regenerates. Wildflowers and greenery spring from beneath the ash and debris in a display of hope and rebirth. Photographers are encouraged to capture examples of nature’s magical ability to regenerate and thrive in the aftermath of fire. This year’s guest judge will be photographer Bill Dewey, whose aerial photographs are on view in the Oak Gallery through March 12, 2018. The Wildling wants to remind photographers not to trespass on private property or enter into areas where access is prohibited or dangerous. Please abide by law enforcement and posted signs. There is an Adult Category, 18 years and older, and a Junior Category, 17 years and younger. For more information and entry forms go to:


Wildling Museum Hosting Pine Needle Basket Class Saturday, March 3 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • Taught by Kathy Badrak and Karen Osland • $40 (Tuition) + $10 (Materials) • Learn to make your own basket • All materials provided • All levels of experience welcome In this class, participants will learn to coil a delicate pine needle basket. Students will be able to choose from a variety of basket start bases, such as polished stone, pottery start, or botanicals. Using flexible pine needles and waxed linen, students will learn the skills to create a completed basket. Each finished basket will be approximately 4 inches in diameter. All levels of experience welcome and each student should be able to complete their basket in class. Kathy has been a basket weaver for over 20 years. She loves harvesting and preparing different, local, natural materials for her baskets. She loves their colors, varieties, and textures. Intertwined with her basket weaving, she is also a gourd artist and a stained-glass artist. She brings to her art the natural fibers and weaving techniques and the vibrant colors and lines from her stained-glass work. Karen Osland is a naturalist and a basket weaver. She has taught classes on basketry and on the ethnobotany of California Native plants for 25 years. She has also taught basketry plant identification and the proper gathering and preparation of plant materials for use in creating baskets. She is an active member of the Central Coast Basket Weavers. Karen is retired from positions as an Environmental Planner and staff archaeologist at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Both Kathy’s and Karen’s goal is to connect people to their environments through nature awareness education and art. For more information:


Mural Curator, Ann Thompson, finishing up major restoration on the “Domingos Blacksmith” mural.

40+ murals located primarily in Old Town Lompoc Maps of the murals available at Lompoc Chamber of Commerce(111 South I St) and the Cypress Gallery(119 E. Cypress Ave .) and on our website for info call (805) 588-3459 23

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Lompoc Public Library

Call to Artists

The Lompoc Public Library is currently engaged in a Call for Artists for consideration as an exhibitor in the Lompoc Library’s Grossman Gallery, a room of 53’x26’ proportion, located at 501 E. North Avenue and a smaller continuation show subsequent month(s) at the Village Library, located in Vandenberg Village at 3755 Constellation Road, with an art exhibit wall space of 15’. Central Coast artists must provide a representative body of work of at least 6 exhibit-ready pieces to be considered for technique, expression and stylish achievement. The review will be performed by the Lompoc Library’s Art Advisory Committee at its meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Central Coast artists wishing to have their work reviewed should deliver the 6 exhibit-ready (framed/ finished) pieces to the Grossman Gallery between 3:15-3:45 PM on Thursday, February 15, and pick them up after the Committee meeting ends at approximately 5:00 PM. The selection process will encompass an exhibition schedule for November 2018 through 2019 with normal exhibit time of one-two months. The Art Advisory Committee will seek a balanced selection of media for exhibition. The exhibit, including twodimensional painting, photography, and mixed media, must be able to be hung on a wall as long as it doesn’t protrude more than 6” from the wall surface. One and two person shows welcome. Artists must be a minimum age of 18 years; possible exceptions would be at the Art Advisory Committee’s discretion. The mission of the Art Advisory Committee is to bring quality art to the community. Santa Barbara County artists and others from the Central Coast are encouraged to submit their work for review. Additional information is available by contacting Committee Chair Sherrie Chavez at 805-757-1485 or by calling Library Administrative Aide Lee Edie at 805-875-8787.

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3:15-3:45 PM Lompoc Public Library Grossman Gallery 501 E. North Ave., Lompoc 805.875.8787



119 E. Cypress Ave, Lompoc • Open Tue–Sun, 12-4PM

"A Walk Through the Cypress" February 2018 • By Terry Taylor The Cypress Gallery in Lompoc is undergoing some renovations and is closed for most of January. It's February and the Cypress Gallery has reopened with beautiful new stained concrete floors in the main gallery areas and ceramic tile in the other rooms. A group of dedicated LVAA members scrubbed and dusted and the Gallery is ready to shine. Please join us for a "reveal" reception on Saturday, February 10th from 3-5 p.m. and enjoy some wine, snacks and our new look. SOMETHING FISHY: When you come to the reception or the next time you drop into the Cypress, get your information and wooden fish to participate in our "Something Fishy" project, open to the entire community, including kids. You'll have the chance, for $5 each, to decorate/paint/embellish your fish (or fishes) to hang them in the special show in May 2018. There's still time to get your loved ones and best friends something for Valentine's Day, including themed wall-hangings, cards, glass pieces, jewelry and other gift items. People's Choice Award for December went to Vicki Andersen for her acrylic painting "Point Conception Lighthouse." Vicki's boldly colored canvasses are a favorite of many people; congratulations, Vicki! Member artists had lots of time in January, when the gallery was closed, to create some new, delightful pieces. Mickel Naccarato's "Beach Walk" is a large piece in acrylic and canvas with a plexi glass and shell "shadow box." I love the soft nautical hues of this painting. Trish Campbell's "Seagull Landing," painted in crisp blues and white, made me feel I could hear the birds call as they came to rest on the rocks in the ocean. Diane Atturio's watercolor and mixed media piece entitled "Red Freesia" is a bright spot of color.

Mikel Naccarato, Beach Walk

As you browse, remember to look at all the ceramic and glass pieces on display; I especially like Joellen Chrones "Sunflower" plate. There's lots of photography, too, from Tom Chrones, Jane Kametani and Lynda Schiff.

Make Cypress Gallery your gift shop! You will find a fine selection of small items, Lompoc souvenirs and greeting cards for all occasions, as well as affordable paintings and prints. Lompoc Valley Art Association meets the first Tuesday of most every month and meetings are open to the public. Please plan to attend for a social half-hour beginning 6:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and a special art presentation by a local artist or video presentation. Meetings are held at the Stone Pine Hall, 200 South H Street, Lompoc. Cypress Gallery is operated by the members of the Lompoc Valley Art Association and is located at 119 East Cypress Avenue, Lompoc. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. 805-737-1129, lompocart. com.


Joellen Chrones, Sunflower

Lompoc Valley Art Association “Something’s Fishy” LVAA presents a community art outreach program ‘Something’s Fishy’. It is open to the general public with a display of artwork at Cypress Gallery in the month of May 2018. All ages are encouraged to enter. Start with this and go where your imagination takes you!

The program will be a display of up to 150 standard fish cutouts. We are looking to push your creativeness in decorating your fish cutout. One or both sides may be finished. It may be embellished by painting, wood burning, decoupage, almost any way you choose. We ask only that you retain the basic shape and any artwork submitted be suitable for audiences of any age.

Cypress Gallery is located at 119 E Cypress Ave, Lompoc and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m. You may purchase your cutout at the gallery, each fish is $5. Entries must be returned to the gallery during normal gallery hours no later than Sunday April 22. Exhibit opens Tuesday May 1st. Reception at the gallery Sunday May 6th.


opportunities Art in San Francisco A small-group, guided art tour in the City by the Bay

April 6-10, 2018


artists’ studios private collections

Our trip will include: -Transportation via private bus from Santa Barbara and Los Olivos. -4 nights accommodation at the historic Chancellor Hotel on Union Square. -Admission and group tours at museums, -2 lunches en-route and one Farewell Dinner in San Francisco. Our tour guides: Penny and Joe Knowles

Dancing At The Threshold by Allen Koehn Allen Koehn has just published a wonderful new book that combines the art of his original words and pictures – original haikus and art photographs join together to inspire the reader! The book is available for purchase online If you decide to order this book, please avoid the Kindle version as the forced formatting does not reflect the relationship of images and words intended by the author. The print version is very much the preferred way to take in this inspiring work.

COST PER PERSON (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY): $1300 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $500 Limited Availability. Please contact us for more information:



Diane Reuter, The 3rd Elephant Watercolor $395 Guild Room @Gallery Los Olivos

SYV Arts - February 2018  

Discover arts and culture in Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley

SYV Arts - February 2018  

Discover arts and culture in Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley