SBP Exhibits and News


SANTA BARBARA PRINTMAKERS                                           2017 JURIED SPRING EXHIBITION                                          

at the Santa Barbara Jewish Community Center 524  Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA


Exhibition Dates: March 4 – May 17, 2017

Register and pay entry fee at CaFÉ

until February 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm.

February 16  Notification of invited artists

March 2        Delivery of invited artwork between 10 am and 12 noon

*Note: No storage or shipping is available.*

March 5        Opening reception and awards from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

May 17          Last day of exhibition

May 18         Pickup artwork from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

JUROR:     James L. Webb, Artist and Master Printmaker at Gemini G.E.L. in LA for over ten years where he worked with Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Albers, and Frank Stella; former registrar at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.

PRIZES: First Place $450; Second Place $300; Third Place $150;                                                               (2) Awards of Excellence $50 each


ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists who can hand-deliver prints on March 2

(10 am-12 noon) and pick up work on May 18 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm).

Note: Nude studies and violent images are not appropriate for this venue.

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to three entries. Register and pay entry fee on line at CaFÉ ( Only credit cards are accepted.

MEDIUM: All types of original, hand-pulled prints, including but not limited to: silkscreen, linocut, woodcut, lithograph, etching, collagraph, monotype, monoprint, photo polymer etching, and these techniques combined with photochemical or digital printing, chine collé (not collage), transfer images and hand coloring with translucent media.


• All artwork must be presented professionally and ready for display.

• Artwork must be wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers.

• Frames must be well assembled and in good condition.

• Frames should not overwhelm or take away from the print.

• Glass and mats should be clean.  Mats should not have foxing (brown areas).

• Mats should be neutral colors (white or cream); no colored liners.

• Mats should be a minimum of 2″ wide around the image.

• When plates (e.g. metal, Plexiglas) are used in the production of the print, mats should not cover the  plate marks, or edges, of the printed area.

• In most cases, full-bleed prints should be floated.

• Floated prints should not touch the glass.

All accepted work is reviewed when delivered. The final arbiter of presentation is the Santa Barbara Printmakers Organizing Committee.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Artwork must be hand delivered to the Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street on March 2, 2017 between 10 am and 12.

SALES: Sales are handled by the Jewish Community Center, which takes 25% commission.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Sara Woodburn at 805-563-9668 or Santa Barbara Printmakers at



Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library

Exhibit Dates: November 3–29, 2016

The Santa Barbara Printmakers is pleased to announce voting results for the People’s Choice Awards: The First Place winner is Zen III (monoprint) by Virginia Furmanski; Second Place is Windmills (linocut) by Edward Rogers; Third Place is Everlasting (woodcut) by Karen Schroeder.


Virgina Furmanski, "Zen III", monoprint --- People's Choice First Place, Santa Barbara Printmakers Fall Exhibition

Virgina Furmanski, “Zen III”, monoprint — People’s Choice First Place, Santa Barbara Printmakers Fall Exhibition



Ed Rogers, "Windmills", linocut --- People's Choice Second Place, Santa Barbara Printmakers Fall Exhibition

Ed Rogers, “Windmills”, linocut — People’s Choice Second Place, Santa Barbara Printmakers Fall Exhibition



Karen Schroeder, "Everlasting", woodcut --- People's Choice Third Place, Santa Barbara Printmakers Fall Exhibition

Karen Schroeder, “Everlasting”, woodcut — People’s Choice Third Place, Santa Barbara Printmakers Fall Exhibition


All three winners studied printmaking with Siu and Don Zimmerman, teachers of a popular printmaking class through the Center for Lifelong Learning of SBCC. Virginia Furmanski is a former art therapist and founder of the Inkspots, a printmaking group in Ventura; Edward Rogers and Karen Schroeder live in Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara Printmakers’ popular annual exhibition features distinctive handpulled prints made using traditional techniques (linocut, woodcut, serigraph, etching, lithograph, collagraph, monoprint and monotype) and contemporary techniques (digital editing and photopolymer etching).

The group includes established and emerging artists who work with an amazing diversity of styles, skills, and engaging subject matter. This unique display of affordable works on paper provides a lively viewing experience for all ages and arrived just in time for holiday shopping!

Santa Barbara Printmakers is an all-volunteer organization supported through dues and the efforts of its members. For more information, please visit: