Call for good ideas : CAFs annual Call for Entries is chance to check on a pack of talented young artists

Comedy is not necessarily pretty. Ditto, contemporary art. The message rings out, in part, in the annual Call for Entries exhibition at Contemporary Arts Forum, where the grim and gritty mix it up with dry humor and abstract strategists. Taken as a whole, its a happy and healthfully varied lot. Reasonably dubbed Anthology, the exhibition fulfills our expectations of this yearly forum and offers some insight into the range of artistic talent in the area. These young artists have various connections to area institutions UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont and Brooks Institute and approach their art with conceptual underpinnings, while avoiding easy, commercially viable paths. Theyre headed towards fine art, with sometimes coarse means and ends. more

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