Abstract Art Collective’s 3rd Annual ArtSEE fundraiser
On from , the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s Art at the JCC will host an opening reception for its newest exhibition, the Abstract Art Collective’s 3rd Annual ArtSEE fundraiser.
The Abstract Art Collective (AAC) exhibit and art sale to benefit SEE International will be on display from at the Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara. The beneficiary, SEE International, is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization whose volunteer eye surgeons generously work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide.
ArtSEE features a 100-piece GRID WALL display of original 10” x 10” abstract artworks, created and donated by AAC members and offered for sale at $100 each on a first-come-first-choose basis. 100% of the proceeds from GRID WALL sales will be donated to SEE International.
Also on display is a juried exhibition of larger abstract works by AAC members. The juror for the exhibit is Daniel Barnett, Academy Director/Art Instructor, Visual Arts and Design Academy, Santa Barbara High School. Twenty-five percent of sales from the juried pieces will be donated to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s community programs.
The ArtSEE exhibit includes a wide range of abstract media – painting, assemblage/collage, printmaking, photography and digital art. Abstract art encompasses as many processes as there are artists. One artist may work in an intuitive arc – not knowing how a piece will begin or end. Another may have a defined concept and their artwork is not finished until that concept is expressed to their satisfaction.