Santa Barbara artists open studios 9/5 & 9/6

Santa Barbara Studio Artists

Joan Dufau, Featured: Eternus, 24″ x 24″, & The Race, 9″x 9″, oil on linen.

Santa Barbara Studio Artists
8th Annual Open Studio Tour
Open Studio Tour: September 5 & 6, 11am-5pm 2009

Gala Exhibiton Reception: Friday, September 4, 6-9pm
Divine Inspiration Gallery
1528 State Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101

Santa Barbara Studio Artists
For tickets, maps and more information:
Web site,

Plan to spend your Labor Day weekend discovering award-winning artists in their studios in beautiful Santa Barbara.  Forty four of Santa Barbara’s leading artists will open their studios to the public from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday September 6. Tour guests will discover a wonderland of landscape, contemporary and figurative paintings, as well as sculpture and assemblage.  This rare insiders’ journey guides visitors through the stunning back roads, neighborhoods, and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world.  Since the tour’s inception in 2002, art aficionados from across the country have rallied to get first pick at top quality artwork, and have a chance to meet the artists in their private studios.  There will be an Opening Gala Exhibition from 6-9pm on Friday, September 4th at Divine Inspiration Gallery, 1528 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA.  The Gala Exhibition will feature one piece of artwork from each participating Studio Artist, and collectors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and decide which studios to visit.  Santa Barbara Studio Artists is a non-profit, juried organization of professional fine artists dedicated to raising the profile of Santa Barbara as a destination for the arts.  For tickets, maps and more information call 805-280-9178 or visit


Marlena Struss, Featured: Ghost of a Geisha, 42″x31″, & Conflicted Warrior, 46″ x 37″, Photage

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