Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Drawing Room @ Vita Art Center




First Fridays Ventura @ Vita Art Center. The Drawing Room featuring drawings by 15 artists,
Gail Pine in the CabadaGray gallery, artisan market, tacos, see you there!


THE DRAWING ROOM
Vita Art Center is pleased to present The Drawing Room, A group exhibit featuring 15 contemporary artists for whom drawing is the major focus of their work.

Preview Champagne Reception: Saturday, July 27 from 4-7pm 
(Free to Vita Art Center Members or $10 for non-members)

Community Opening: Friday August 2 from 6-9pm.

Gallery Hours: Wed-Saturday from 10am-4 p.m.
or by appointment.


Scott Anderson

Eric Beltz

Hilary Brace

Russell Crotty

Ann Diener 

Colin Fraser Gray 

Dane Goodman

Lynn Hanson

Nathan Huff



Rafael Perea de la Cabada



Karl Swanson












Saturday, February 23, 2019

Rafael Perea de la Cabada @ CabadaGray Gallery


Focus on the Masters' February 2019 documented artist, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, has mounted a exhibition featuring a sample of his work at the CabadaGray Gallery located within the Vita Art Center. 

• Preview Champagne Reception: Feb 23, 4-7pm
• $10. (members free)
• First Friday Opening: March 1 from 6-9pm
• Exhibit Dates: March 1 thru March 22, 2019

Click the links below to learn more:



Sunday, February 17, 2019 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura

Sponsored by Jim & Mary Galbraith


FOTM is proud to kick off its 25th Anniversary in a new venue in partnership with the Museum of Ventura County. The first Artist Spotlight interview will feature Rafael Perea de la Cabada, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is steeped in the artist’s rich cultural heritage. The artist describes himself as a visual poet, offering a powerful dialog that resonates with the plight of humanity. His intuitive approach draws from his personal experience, incorporating deep narratives layered in symbolism. Concepts range the gamut of human experience, from humorous and playful to social and political discourse. Perea states, “Art for me has a transformative power, a delicate volatility that triggers our craving for a deeper perceptual level. I find art making an endless mystery, a choice and a calling.” Perea received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in his native Mexico City before earning his M.F.A. from UCSB. His broad range of expression includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, installation, public art and sculpture. With a foundation in Mexican modernism, he pursues his work as “a seamless merging of the mental/emotional intent, [where] the physical process and craft converge.” He shares his vast knowledge as a professor of drawing and painting at Santa Barbara City College. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in numerous prestigious public and private collections.

Special Invitation to Educators
The Artist Spotlight is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required.

AfterGLOW Fundraising Event
The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at VITA Art Center, located just steps from the museum, immediately following the program. Paid reservations required prior to February 12.

RSVP www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501
 

Monday, February 11, 2019

FOTM The Artist Spotlight Series 2019


   




Sunday, February 17, 2019 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura

Sponsored by Jim & Mary Galbraith



FOTM is proud to kick off its 25th Anniversary in a new venue in partnership with the Museum of Ventura County. The first Artist Spotlight interview will feature Rafael Perea de la Cabada, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is steeped in the artist’s rich cultural heritage. The artist describes himself as a visual poet, offering a powerful dialog that resonates with the plight of humanity. His intuitive approach draws from his personal experience, incorporating deep narratives layered in symbolism. Concepts range the gamut of human experience, from humorous and playful to social and political discourse. Perea states, “Art for me has a transformative power, a delicate volatility that triggers our craving for a deeper perceptual level. I find art making an endless mystery, a choice and a calling.” Perea received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in his native Mexico City before earning his M.F.A. from UCSB. His broad range of expression includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, installation, public art and sculpture. With a foundation in Mexican modernism, he pursues his work as “a seamless merging of the mental/emotional intent, [where] the physical process and craft converge.” He shares his vast knowledge as a professor of drawing and painting at Santa Barbara City College. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in numerous prestigious public and private collections.

Special Invitation to Educators
The Artist Spotlight is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required.

AfterGLOW Fundraising Event
The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at VITA Art Center, located just steps from the museum, immediately following the program. Paid reservations required prior to February 12.

RSVP www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501

Monday, January 21, 2019

SBMA "Highlights of the Permanent Collection"



Rafael Perea de la Cabada is part of the exhibition "Highlights of the Permanent Collection" with the painting "Agua Bendita" (2000).
On view now at the SBMA alongside works by Wilfredo Lam, Hans Hofmann, Alison Saar, and many others.

Highlights of the Permanent Collection
In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights some of the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia.
www.sbma.net