Studio Artists Sampler at MichaelKate Interiors

Posted on Jul 16 by SEASONS Magazine

Marlyn Daggett, “Hidden," oil on canvas.

Marlyn Daggett, “Hidden,” oil on canvas.

Whether you have had one too many at the boutique tasting rooms, enjoyed brunch at one of the many cafes, meandered through one of the various galleries or took selfies in front of the graffiti-decorated buildings, the Funk Zone has always been a place for making memories and experiencing Santa Barbara’s voguish taste. From July 21 to September 10, the Funk Zone keeps its stylish attitude rolling with its two-month-long 2nd Annual Studio Artists Sampler!

Jeane Dentzel, “San Francisco," acrylic on canvas.

Jeanne Dentzel, “San Francisco,” acrylic on canvas.

Hosted by the elegant and sophisticated MichaelKate Interiors (132 Santa Barbara St.) and organized by curator, Jan Ziegler, this exhibit features over 20 Funk-Zone artists who will showcase two or three selections of their most-recent works. You may have seen some of these artists’ works while walking the one-block loop during one of the popular Funk Zone Art Walks, but this exhibit is the chance to view every gallery’s best art works under one roof!

Dug Uyesaka, “ Ink series #2,” ink drawings/paintings on vintage paper.

Dug Uyesaka, “ Ink series #2,” ink drawings/paintings on vintage paper.

The studios of those represented will remain open every Saturday as well as during the Funk Zone Art Walks, and MichaelKate Interiors will also be open for the Art Walks from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 21,  and during regular hours (Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Wednesdays). Then on Friday, July 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Funk Zone Podcast host, Ted Mills, will put each artist on the spotlight during a “speed interview” at the sampler’s reception.

Karen Lehrer, “Drumbeat,” acrylic on canvas.

Karen Lehrer, “Drumbeat,” acrylic on canvas.

Enjoy one of your leisurely Saturday afternoons this summer viewing some of the best art that Santa Barbara has to offer, and even grab lunch at one of the many food and beverage venues along the strip. To pre-plan your afternoon, maps and schedules of the Funk Zone Art Walks are available at the studios and MKI.

—Danielle Hazlett

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