Yearly Archives: 2017

ART REVIEW: Central, American ‘Guatemala from 33,000 km’ is an important piece of the ambitious, epic puzzle of the ‘Pacific Standard Time’ SoCal art project

The major, multi-venue exhibition known as “Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present” takes its name from the title of a 1960 painting by the late, respected Guatemalan artist Efrain Recinos (1928-2011), and blends comic visions with geographic identity issues, peering down from space on the stretch of Earth where Guatemala sits. … Recinos’ canvas is prominently displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, the epicenter of an exhibition that also includes the Westmont Museum of Art and the Community Art Workshop on Garden Street. more

Keith Julius Puccinelli

The extraordinary artist and designer, Keith Puccinelli, age 67, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died unexpectedly on the evening of Sept. 18, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. He had collapsed at home and did not recover. …  His work is included in numerous private collections as well as public collections such as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Berkus Collection. In 2010 FOTA, Focus on the Masters in Ventura, California, documented his artistic life. more

COLLEGE SOCCER: Westmont wins showdown

The Westmont women’s soccer team broke open a tight game with two precise scores in the middle of the second half to take a 3-1 win over visiting Hope International University on Wednesday…. more

Westmont Beats Hope International on Jeremiah Anderson’s Golden Goal

Jeremiah Anderson’s left-footed blast from long range beat a diving Hope International goalkeeper for the golden goal in overtime, lifting Westmont to a 2-1 soccer victory in a key GSAC game at Thorrington Field on Thursday. more

Road-Weary TMU Volleyball Team Drops at Vanguard

COSTA MESA – The woes on the road continued for The Master’s University volleyball team, as they dropped straight sets at Vanguard University on Saturday night, 25-16, 25-13, 25-20. … Coach Vince knows there is much work to be done in preparing for tough travel in the near future. On Friday the Mustangs travel to Santa Barbara to face the #5 ranked Westmont College Warriors, but he was quick to praise the team for their growth “As always, I am proud of these Lady Mustangs.” more


Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art are proud to present a symposium focusing on Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day as the culmination of the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present. The symposium brings together renowned critics, academics, and Guatemalan art historians Rosina Cazali, Martín Fernández, Silvia Herrera Ubico, and Mario Roberto Morales, who also served as the Advisory Committee for the exhibition, in addition to co-curators Miki Garcia and Emiliano Valdés. more

Precise Shooting Gives Westmont a 3-1 Win over Hope International

In the first of three critical games over the next two weeks, No. 6-ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer (10-1-1, 4-0-1 GSAC) posted a 3-1 win over Hope International (6-4-2, 3-1-1) to take over sole possession of second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings. more

In First Training Camp, Coach Dawn Staley Sets Winning Tone For U.S. Women’s Basketball Team

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Dawn Staley knows exactly what’s expected of her as coach of the U.S. women’s basketball team…. But on the court, Bird and Breanna Stewart were the only Olympians to participate in the three-day camp at Westmont College and UC Santa Barbara. Several veteran players were nursing injuries, and others were involved in the WNBA playoffs. Joining Bird and Stewart were 10 pros and five collegiate players. Most of them wore the red colors of the senior national team for the first time. more

SBART: Honoree shares credit for on-field successes

Athlete of the Week Jake Ramirez shared the glory on Monday with two of the Dos Pueblos High football players who’ve had his back this season…. Westmont (21-1) has won 20 straight matches and is looking to move up from No. 5 when the NAIA national rankings come out today. Junior middle blocker Libby Dahlberg already ranks No. 1 nationally with her hitting percentage of .435. more

This Week in Local Sports

The Channel League football season kicks off with a match up between last year’s champions. Dos Pueblos (5-1) plays host to Ventura (3-3) on Friday night at Scott O’Leary Stadium. The Chargers beat the Cougars in the last regular season game last year to earn a share of the title…. Men’s Soccer Hope University at Westmont, 3 p.m. more