Santa Barbara News Press

OUR TOWN: ‘Watershed’ photo exhibit

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art explores the fraught relationship between humankind and the environment with a number of events to coincide with the exhibition “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” which is on view through March 23 in the museum. The exhibition highlights several of the country’s most celebrated contemporary photographers, including William Christenberry, Gabriel Orozco and Joel Meyerowitz, and two of Southern California’s best-known photographers, Macduff Everton and Bill Dewey. The lower level of the museum will feature paintings by Rose Compass, a group of six artists with six differing techniques and from six diverse backgrounds with a passion for painting and a love of nature to create and explore through gouache. “Rose Compass: Paintings of Santa Barbara’s Watershed,” which features the works of Connie Connally, Nina Warner, Nicole Strasburg, Holli Harmon, Libby Smith and Pamela Zwhehl-Burke, will be on display until June 22 more

Rainy day in town Painter captures unique aspects of Santa Barbra in oil paintings

Talk about timely.

Some of the oil paintings in Richard Schloss’ current exhibit at the Santa Barbra Fine Art Gallery on State Street are rainy wet street scenes of Santa Barbra. … more

SBART: Grind of Channel hoops season in full swing

Westmont College’s women are ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, but they face a big challenge almost every night in the Golden State Athletic Conference, where four other schools are ranked. … more

Several new, young art faculty members from Westmont College come together in an exhibition at Sullivan Goss, “Mentors and Makers.”

An enticing sense of next generation art energy in Santa Barbara—especially her academic art resources–wafts over the intriguing Sullivan Goss exhibition “Mentors and Makers: The Artists of Westmont College.” On one level, this small but inviting six-artist show lends some deserved downtown gallery wall exposure to artists linked to the Westmont’s expanding art department and could be seen unofficially as a follow-up to Sullivan Goss’s survey of UCSB-connected artists last year. … more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont lands key GSAC victory

The Westmont men’s basketball team stepped up in just the right time on Saturday, holding off No. 25 William Jessup to score an 84-82 Golden State Athletic Conference victory for the host Warriors at Murchison Gym. … more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons suffer first defeat

Taylor Rarick scored 21 points on 7 of 11 from 3-point range, while Kaitlin Larson and Iyree Jarrett had 13 apiece to lead the Warriors to a resounding win. … more

SBART: Dons take Butcher’s words to heart, literally

Westmont College’s men (6-2) benefitted from career-high performances – 33 points by senior Olisa Nwachie and 24 by sophomore Kyle Scalmanini – during their two-game swing through Arizona last week. … more

SBART: Westmont’s hoops squads face off in comparing long road trips

Westmont College sent out some real road Warriors the last few weeks, but which of its basketball teams — the men or the women — braved the tougher trip? … more


A year has passed with no leadership identified to “Rebuild Montecito” or prevent the next fire. Our pricey government bureaucracy has failed us again, because they can. … more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: San Marcos trio advances in CIF

Maxwell Hudgins hit a trio of 3-pointers as part of his game-high 19 pionts for No. 23 Westmont in a 95-63 victory over Saint Katherine in tournament play. … more