Courtney Jane Miller Landscape Architecture is sponsoring a summer art series at their Canon Perdido design studio. DROUGHT RESISTANT will feature the works of three women artists who maintain studio practices in Santa Barbara. Each artist will present their work via a solo show for one month during the summer from June to August. All three are contemporary experts within their individual disciplines and regularly show their work nationally. The series is curated by Patrick Melroy. The idea for DROUGHT RESISTANT came from a creative conversation between CJM::LA principal Courtney Miller and several artists within the community. The substance of the discussion surrounded the desperate need for more quality venues for contemporary art within the very rich cultural center of Santa Barbara. Miller engaged curator Patrick Melroy who in turn invited three artists who have persevered through the shortage of show space and continued to advance their artistic practice despite not having a lot of room to spread out. The title of the series was entirely the idea of artist Megan Mueller.
CATHY ELLIS, MEGAN MUELLER, and JENALEE HARMON will each present a solo show at CJM::LA this summer. Each show will open with a celebration in partnership with the downtown association’s 1st Thursday Art Walk. CJM::LA will have food and drink on hand at each reception and the artists and curator will be in attendance to discuss the work and the current state of the art scene in Santa Barbara. All art will be for sale.
THURSDAY JUNE 4TH, 5-8PM CATHY ELLIS
THURSDAY JULY 2ND, 5-8PM MEGAN MUELLER
THURSDAY AUGUST 6TH, 5-8PM JENALEE HARMON
CJM::LA is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, visit our Contacts page for more info.