Rising Artists of the West Coast Featured in ArtWatch 2014

Posted on Sep 24 by SEASONS Magazine

 Devon Tsuno’s “Agglomerate Horticulture," courtesy photo

Devon Tsuno’s “Agglomerate Horticulture,” courtesy photo

Keep a look out for these up-and-coming artists of the West Coast!

Eight promising artists from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura will be featured in the new series, “ArtWatch 2014: Young Careers – SB to Greater LA,” at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.

“We’ve launched this new series, ArtWatch, to focus on different issues and themes that engage contemporary artists living on the West Coast,” says museum director Judy L. Larson. “This first exhibition features artists who are working out of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles. They are young in their careers, but already fully launched as artists to watch.”

The exhibition will begin with an artists’ reception held on September 25 from 4-6 p.m. free and open to the public, and will run until November 22.

The featured artists are Stephanie Dotson, Julia Haft-Candell, Westmont assistant professor of art Nathan Huff, Kiel Johnson, Laura Krifka, Westmont art instructor Chris Rupp, Devon Tsuno and Liat Yossifor. The new exhibition will include paintings, sculptures, and drawings from the talented artists.

Larson believes that “among the pleasures of living near one of the world’s artistic centers (LA), is the possibility of discovering talented painters and sculptors who offer new directions in the art world. These artists represent a diverse array of styles, methods, media and content.”

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will also be celebrating its 5th anniversary and hosting the West Coast premiere of Chakaia Booker from December 11-January 31, and “Rembrandt and the Jews” from February 12-March 28. For more information on “ArtWatch,” click here. For more information on the museum, hours, and upcoming exhibits, click here or contact 805/ 565-6162.

—Jennifer Ortiz

Laura Krifka’s “Tyger! Tyger!” courtesy photo

Laura Krifka’s “Tyger! Tyger!” courtesy photo

Julia Haft-Candell’s “Shorts," courtesy photo

Julia Haft-Candell’s “Shorts,” courtesy photo

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