James Van Arsdale - Artist - Santa Barbara, California
 

Colorado-born Van Arsdale holds an MFA fromThe Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, Dallas, TX, and a BFA  from The University of Texas at Austin, TX. His solo exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA; Brookhaven College Art Gallery, Dallas, TX; and Cactus Bra Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX. He most recently recorded and performed with ambient-indie-rock band The Coral Sea and is co-founder of The Can(n)on Art Studios complex in Goleta, CA, where he works. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

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MFA   -  Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX
BFA   -  University of Texas at Austin.  Austin, TX

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS:

Everything You Hear Is True. Left Coast, Goleta, CA  reviewpress release

(Safe Inside My) Green ZoneMuseum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA   brochure essay  - review

The Glory Solution. Cactus Bra Space. Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX

James Van Arsdale. Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College. Dallas, TX  brochure essay

Tank Farm! Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA

SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

The Can(n)on, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA - Curated by Dane Goodman

Open House, MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara - Curated by Miki Garcia (brochure)

Double Trouble, Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA  - Curated by Nancy Gifford

Eating Apples In Paradise
, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA - Curated by Miki Garcia

Color System, Color Strategy, University of Texas at Dallas, Visual Arts Gallery , Dallas, TX - Curated by Lorraine Tady  (brochure)

California Visual Artists, The 2nd City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA  -  Juried by Ed Schad

Anxiety, Group Show, Pump Project  Art Space, Austin, TX - with publication, Cantanker Magazine, Issue 8: Anxiety
    Juried by  Andrea Mellard, Austin Museum of Art

Art of Our Century, Meadows School of the Arts Alumni Exhibition, Pollock Gallery, SMU, Dallas, TX - Juried by Christina Rees

The Story of the Creative, See.Me Invitational, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

30th Anniversary Exhibition, Brookhaven College, College of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX - Curated by David Newman         

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

"Conceptual Beauty" Santa Barbara Magazine, Lorie Porter. Fall 2013, pg.92. (image)
“Can(n)on Art Studios”, Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent. March 5, 2012
"Small Space, Big Ideas", Santa Barbara News-Press, Josef Woodard, Scene Magazine. Friday, March 2, 2012. p.49 (image)
"The Can(n)on Art Studios Come to Atkinson Gallery", Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine Blog, preview, February 16, 2012.
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"Double Trouble at the Arts Fund", Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent, November 29, 2011 - link
"Art Under Shared Roofs", Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press, Scene Magazine. Nov. 25, 2011. p.45 (Image)
"Double Trouble", Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine Blog, preview, November 9, 2011. (image) - link
"James Van Arsdale at Left Coast Books", Charles Donelan. Santa Barbara Independent. June 16, 2011. p.49
"James Van Arsdale", Timothy Gaewsky. Can You Dig It? Blog. June 15, 2011. (images)
"5 From 1: James Van Arsdale", Jessica McCambly. AGITPROP Blog. May 20, 2011. (images)
"Everything You Hear Is True", Joanne A. Calitri. Montecito Journal, May 19-26, 2011. p.26 (images)
"James Van Arsdale at Left Coast Books", Caroline Reiser, Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine Blog, May 16, 2011. (images)
"A Real Eden", Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent, March 31, 2011. pg.44
"Artburgers In Paradise", Josef Woodard, Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press, March 11, 2011 (image)
The Creative Community, "Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum - Eating Apples in Paradise". March 8, 2011. SB Channels TV,
        David Starkey. 28 mins. (with Miki Garcia, Steven Soria, Penelope Gottlieb, and Cyndee Howard.)
The Creative Community, "James Van Arsdale". November 14, 2010. SB Channels TV, David Starkey. 28 mins.
Exhibition brochure, "Color System, Color Strategy", Lorraine Tady, 2010. University of Texas at Dallas. (image)
“La Vie En Rose”, Erin Graffy de Garcia, Montecito Journal Weekly, 4-11 February 2010.  p.25
"Toying With A Classic", Dave Mason, Santa Barbara News-Press, Sunday, January 10, 2010. pp D1, D11 (images)
“Anxiety”, Wayne Alan Brenner, Austin Chronicle, September 3, 2009.
 Issue 8: "Anxiety", Cantanker Magazine, 2009. Pump Project Art Complex. (image)
“Another Artist in Bloom”, Josef Woodard, Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press,  August 10, 2007. (images)
“Artist Profile - James Van Arsdale”, Casa Weekly Magazine, July 21, 2007. (images)
Exhibition brochure essay, “(Safe Inside My) Green Zone”, Kim Beil, 2007, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

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