Current Exhibition

Rosemarie C. Gebhart: Unseen and Unheard: Accidental Musings

March 16 – May 12, 2018

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 5-7pm

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to present Rosemarie C. Gebhart: Unseen and Unheard: Accidental Musings, a new collection of original hand-pulled prints engendered by a process of creative spontaneity culminating in luscious accidental patterns and organic forms.  An Opening Reception with the artist will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.  All are welcome.

“Unseen and Unheard: Accidental Musings” evolves from Gebhart’s background in science and art history.  Her organic compositions resonate with sumptuous textures and images, meandering line formations and color transparencies.  Each work on paper is a unique, one-of-a-kind viscosity monotype—a printmaking technique that lends itself to the creation of luminous effects, chaos, and turbulence. Over the last decade, the topography of the Southwest influenced her horizons, undulating lines and explosions of color.

Educated first in the health professions, Gebhart then went on to learn art history and printmaking.  After attending Immaculate Heart College, she earned a BA in Art History at the California State University in Los Angeles, followed by art classes in Santa Barbara and workshops in traditional etching techniques at Crown Point Press in San Francisco.  She makes annual visits to Santa Fe to develop her skills in printmaking and is a Docent at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

The AFSB Gallery is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and by appointment (please contact Rocio Iribe at 805-965-6307).


Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

229 East Victoria Street

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