Funk Zone Art Walk – Arts Fund


(c) David Cooley

The Arts Fund Santa Barbara is pleased to announce our next exhibition at the Arts Fund Gallery titled “Obsession”. This exhibition is guest curated by Nancy Gifford and includes works by Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, Rafael Gaete, Stafford Taylor, David Cooley, Susan Venable, David J. Diamant and Christopher Rupp. The exhibition will be on display from Friday, February 21 through Saturday, April 5, 2014, with an artist reception on Saturday, March 8th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This artist reception will coincide with the Funk Zone’s inaugural SECOND SATURDAYS Art Walk event wherein fifteen art venues in the Funk Zone will kick off a monthly showcase of the Funk Zone’s vibrant artistic community.


(c) David Diamant

“Obsession” focuses on art which features a compulsively diligent persistence, varying from mediums of copper wire to dog shapes made of pills. Though the works appear to have little in common, curator Nancy Gifford chose these as they reveal “an endearing lunacy that links their particular love of minutia.” The detailed precision of these works draws the viewer in to realize the connections and experience the same fascination which drove Gifford to bring them all together.


(c) Dorothy Churchill Johnson


Check out the parking lot for more art and activity.


The Arts Fund, in a concerted effort to expand services to the local arts community, welcomes artists of all media to participate in the exhibits and programming of the new Community Gallery. The Community Gallery is soliciting exhibition proposals from the community in order to provide thought-provoking and exciting exhibits. For more information visit or e-mail




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