Exhibition: Call For Entries 2010 artists: Graham Bury, Alejandro Casazi, Madelaine Frezza, Laura
Krifka, Christine Morla, and Shane Tolbert and Bloom Projects: Keith Puccinelli
On View: AUG. 7 – OCT. 3, 2010, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum FREE
Opening Reception: AUG. 7, 7 – 9pm, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum FREE

Call For Entries 2010: Graham Bury, Alejandro Casazi, Madelaine Frezza, Laura Krifka, Christine Morla, and ShaneTolbert Call For Entries is an annual juried exhibition that is open to all visual artists living and/or working within Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties.
 
Selected artists from the local community will present new work in relation to the alternative arts context of CAF.
 
Artists were selected by a panel of jurors made up of: Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Barton Miller, Artist and
Studio Art Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA; Yasmine Mohseni, 
 
Curator and Writer, Los Angeles, CA; and Adrian Rivas, Cofounder, g727, Los Angeles, CA. 

This year the jurors selected 5 artists: Graham Bury, Alejandro Casazi, Madelaine Frezza, Laura Krifka, Christine Morla, and Shane Tolbert. Bloom Projects: Keith Puccinelli
 
Santa Barbara-based Keith Puccinelli uses an irreverent quick wit, modest materials, and tableaux to broach the conflictbetween the preciousness of life and man’s disregard for life during times of war, to create a kind of carnival of sorrow.
The strong juxtaposition of materials and a passion for wordplay often brings a sense of humor to glaze or emphasize the serious or tragic presented in the work.
 
A resident of Ventura, Keith Puccinelli received his B.F.A. from San José State University, San José, CA. In 1983, heestablished Puccinelli Designs, ushering in a 20-year period of national and international recognition for his commercial work. Concurrently, Puccinelli produced an impressive body of artwork, and took part in numerous exhibitions inSouthern California including the Sonotube® Forms: Contemporary Art and Transport exhibition at the Santa Barbara
 
Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA. Most recently, his work was featured in a solo exhibition, curated by Meg Linton, entitled Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon at the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los
Angeles, CA.

About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum: The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time. Celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2010, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.
 
 

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