Thoughtful, committed people can change the world

A few weeks ago I started volunteering at Youth Interactive in Santa Barbara. I spend one afternoon each week helping kids who are creative entrepreneurs. They call their program TEA – for Technology, Entrepreneurship and The Arts. It’s an inviting creative space down in the ‘FUNK ZONE’ near State Street and the beach. The first project I…

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Lucidity inspires a Penny University connection…

Lucidity Festival 2012 – My first 3 day vending experience – in the back-country of Santa Barbara. I really enjoyed getting involved behind the scenes (as a vendor and marketing collaborator). The full experience bounced around all ends of my emotional spectrum. These festivals are so full of creative expression and amazing displays that it’s…

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Santa Barbara Women’s Festival

What is the Women’s Festival The Women’s Festivals celebrates the accomplishments and nurtures the dreams of women in an interactive, multi-cultural, and multi-tracked program and expo focusing on the critical areas of women’s lives: Personal, Professional, Philanthropic, and Planet. Our goal is to help facilitate premier gatherings for women’s self-empowerment worldwide. Our efforts have resulted…

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Santa Barbara, beach art gallery version 2

Today is my 2nd art show at the beach in Santa Barbara. I’ve got version 2 of the outdoor gallery today. The lessons learned from last week were; (1) bring larger paintings and (2) create a sense of (gallery like) space people can be in.  

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Art and craft show #2 (SB Beach)

I’m enjoying another day outside, meeting new artist, and learning about the SB Art Show 🙂 At this weeks show I met several artist including Steve Richardson (Contemporary California Impressionism) and Joe Felis (Driftwood Art).

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Art up now! Check it out at Alcazar

The opening details Art show presenting Doug Kingsbury and Mitra Cline Happy Hour drink specials all night and Ben Wilmore playing Flamenco guitar. Alcazar, Saturday, September 3 · 9:00pm – 11:00pm 1812 Cliff Drive , Santa Barbara CA

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If winning was easy, everyone would do it!

I just read the press release for Santa Barbara’s The Arts Fund 2010 individual artist awards application. I have a few weeks to get an application together for the drawing category… I imagine there is going to be lots of competition for this award! Recently I learned that most non-profit arts organizations are moving toward…

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Local Santa Barbara Artist…

I was the subject matter for a local character artist here in Santa Barbara. You might find him hanging out at the Java Station! He was nice enough to give me his drawing for free. Normally he asks for a little donation… but I was out of cash *doh* ! Next time I see him…

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Art at the JCC

Today I sent in my application to be part of “Spring at the JCC”  a group exhibit hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. I’ll find out in about a week if I get to be part of the show! The deadline is tomorrow the 12th… for anyone else who is interested… here…

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