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BY ERIK TORKELLS, Sitelinesb.com

Opening May 26 at Sullivan Goss: a solo exhibit by Robin Gowen. “Last Shadow & First Light is an expansive overview of Robin’s enduring relationship to the landscape of the central coast. While she is adept at painting still life, figures, and architecture, the paintings in this exhibition celebrate her deep knowledge of the unpeopled places she visits regularly. Meditations on vast expanses of rolling hills along with native oak and sycamore trees are the main compositional elements.” Below: “Bitterwater Creek Cattle.”

BETTY LANE (1907-1996), Charlie with Beer, 1983 for Santa Barbara Newspress article

Art Exhibit Features Grandmother and Grandson

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress

MARCH 28, 2023

She was born in Washington, D.C., in 1907 to a military family of high standing. He was born in L.A. in 1968 to a Hollywood family of note.

East Coast, West Coast. Modern, contemporary. Grandmother, grandson.

Betty Lane, an artist first and foremost, but a diarist, too. Christopher Noxon, a writer first, but then an illustrator and now a painter.

CHRISTOPHER NOXON , Meditation Mount, 2023 for Sitelinesb.com article

Odds & Ends

By Erik Torkells, Sitelinesb.com

MARCH 27, 2023

Opening March 31 at Sullivan Goss: paintings by two artists, Betty Lane and Christopher Noxon (whose studio was a highlight of last fall’s Ojai Studio Artists tour). Below: Noxon’s “Meditation Mount.”

BETTY LANE (1907-1996), Untitled (A Tree in the Forest), 1941 for SURREAL WOMEN article in Arts & Antiques


By Staff, Art & Antiques

MARCH, 2023

Through April 24th, Sullivan Goss will show Surreal Women as a companion exhibition to its REAL WOMEN: Realist Art by American Women exhibition of 2021. The exhibition embraces intuition, bypassing the intellectual constructs of Breton’s infamous manifesto to go straight for the heart. 

PAUSHA FOLEY, The Watcher, 2022 for SURREAL WOMEN article in VOICE

SURREALISM: Departure from Reality

By Lynn Moss Holley in VOICE

MARCH 10, 2023

HONORING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH and paying tribute to women who joined the Surrealist Movement that began in France entered the America in the 1920s, Sullivan Goss curators Susan Bush and Jeremy Tessmer chose fifteen contemporary women artists for Surreal Women, on view through April 24th.

Sandi Nicholson, Amie Raney, Savanna Jani, and Jill Jani with Lanny Raney (left) and Jeff Jani standing (photo by Priscilla)

A Helen Believe Bash

By Richard Mineards, Montecito Journal

MARCH 7, 2023

Montecito dynamic duo Bill and Sandi Nicholson co-hosted a boffo bash at the Sullivan Goss Gallery for a new feature documentary, Helen Believe, which debuted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The Art of Playing with Technology: Lynda Weinman at Santa Barbara’s Sullivan Goss Gallery ‘Lynda.com’ Founder Discusses Her Creative Evolution

The Art of Playing with Technology: Lynda Weinman at Santa Barbara’s Sullivan Goss Gallery ‘Lynda.com’ Founder Discusses Her Creative Evolution

By David Starkey, Independent

FEBUARY 6, 2023

It’s always fascinating to see how creative people evolve and continue to create in different ways throughout their lives. Lynda Weinman was an early pioneer in computer and web graphics who went on to cofound (with her husband, Bruce Heavin) Lynda.com, one of the first online educational enterprises to teach digital tools and skills. They sold the company to LinkedIn in 2015, and Weinman began to pursue an interest in ceramics. She discovered 3D clay printing in 2020, and today she is one of its foremost pioneers, working fluently with geometric and parametric forms. Her 3D-printed ceramic and plastic sculptures are currently on view at Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery.

Photograph of PATRICIA CHIDLAW by Ingrid Bostrom

Reel Meets Realism

By Roger Durling, Independent

FEBRUARY 2, 2023

“Crop the bottom!” said the comment on Instagram about Patricia Chidlaw’s painting for the 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival poster. It was a reaction that we expected. But it is the bottom half of the piece (which showcases a parking lot with cars stationed against a wall) that elevates the work to the sublime.

“To be sure, Patricia’s work beautifully captures environments while not editing out the visual noise of power lines, graffiti, and disrepair,” says David B. Walker, CEO of the Nevada Museum of Art, where Chidlaw had a major exhibit in 2014. “These elements play antagonist roles in her eloquent compositions.”

LYNDA WEINMAN, Hilbert Noodle Table, 2021-2022

New Forms for Natural Subjects

By Ricky Barajas, VOICE

FEBRUARY 2, 2023

AS TECHNOLOGY GROWS AND IMPACTS THE WORLD AROUND US, people turn to the natural world for reprieve and inspiration. Regenerate, the latest exhibition at Sullivan Goss, is bursting with figures that reference but also morph natural figures, shaping them into something are as familiar as they are unrecognizable. Featuring the artworks of J. Bradley Greer and local artist and SBIFF Board of Directors President Lynda Weinman, Regenerate asks viewers to consider their position in between nature and technology and if these things are as far apart from each other as one might initially believe.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival set to bring in stars and an economic stimulus

Santa Barbara International Film Festival set to bring in stars and an economic stimulus

By John Palminteri, KEYT

JANUARY 18, 2023

Just in front of the 2023 Academy Awards, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is bringing some of the industry's top stars for a multi-day event of films and tributes. SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling says in its 38th year, the festival will have 52 world premieres, 79 U.S. premiers and 43 countries will be represented. The festival runs from February 8 to 18. The date has moved in recent years to stay close to the Oscar nominations and awards ceremony. Durling enthusiastically talked about the event as he unveiled the poster from acclaimed local artist Patricia Chidlaw inside the Sullivan and Goss art gallery in downtown Santa Barbara.

38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival poster image with painting by PATRICIA CHIDLAW


By Cherish, EDHAT

JANUARY 18, 2023

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has unveiled its poster and programming for this year's festival set to kick off on February 8.


A press conference was held at the Sullivan Goss art gallery on Wednesday morning where Santa Barbara artist Patricia Chidlaw was announced as the creator of this year's poster.

EDGAR EWING (1913-2006), Spanish Saddle (Rose Parade Series), 1955

Turning Eyes to the Sky

By Ricky Barajas, VOICE

January 6, 2023

From "Dude" to "Dude" - cultural stereotypes live on in new images. The land of the West is just as captivating as the figures who used to roam it. Where there once cowboys blazing the trail of Manifest Destiny, we now have surfers who keep their gaze fixed on the horizon, waiting for their opportunity to work with the ocean around them.

WERNER DREWES (1899-1985), Storm Clouds (a.k.a. White Storm Cloud), 1977

American West exhibit to grace Santa Barbara gallery

By Dave Mason, Santa Barbara Newspress

January 5, 2023

Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery is presenting “The Search for the Modern West” as its first exhibit for 2023.

The exhibit features paintings, sculptures and prints that address the mythology, history and real life experiences of the American West. 

JOSEPH GOLDYNE, Waterfall Drawing 14, 2021-22 for Santa Barbara Newspress article

'Imaginary Falls'

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress

NOVEMBER 26, 2022

“Imaginary Falls in Charcoal, Ink and Oil,” a solo exhibition by Joseph Goldyne, is on view through Dec. 26 at Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara.

“Mr. Goldyne is a well-regarded and widely-collected print maker, but these imaginary waterfalls are all unique works executed with neither press nor plate,”  said Jeremy Tessmer, gallery curator and director. “Instead, the plurality of works in the exhibition represent the artist’s first efforts in charcoal presented in context with three paintings in oil and india ink.”

JOSEPH GOLDYNE, Waterfall Drawing 15, 2022 for article in Art & Antiques Magazine


By Staff, Art & Antiques


On Thursday, November 3rd, Natalie Arnoldi and Joseph Goldyne will share a space at Sullivan Goss gallery in Santa Barbara, California. Their complimentary solo exhibitions of paintings and drawings of the natural world promise a contemporary view of the sublime. 


WOSENE WORKE KOSROF, The Inventor V, 2022 for article about the artist in VOICE

WOSENE WORKE KOSROF riffs on life in Beyond Words

By Kerrie Methner, VOICE


NUANCED, tantalizing, messy… reflecting the accretion and assimilation of a lifetime of rich experience, the 16 canvases that make up Beyond Words at Sullivan Goss speak volumes about the fullness of the years Wosene Worke Kosrof has lived. From his birth in 1950 and early years in Ethiopia, to his immigration to the United States in 1978, to his relocation to California in 1991, Kosrof has traveled, savoring experiences, and exploring new worlds as they opened to him.

ANGELA PERKO, Cats Cradle, 2021 for ANGELA PERKO: The Place of Hidden Things article in Santa Barbara Newspress by Marilyn McMahon

Hidden Things

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress

AUGUST 13, 2022

In her newest body of work, Angela Perko continues to weave mytho-historical themes and iconography together with brilliant color and intricate design.

The artist’s recurring interest in how women are represented is rendered especially vivid in 10-by-10 inch oil paintings showcasing a female fertility figure from a different historical culture. A few of these are from the ancient Mexican village of Tlatilco (1200 to 200 BC), which means “The Place of Hidden Things.” And that’s the title of Ms. Perko’s ninth exhibition on view through Sept. 26 at Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery.


ANGELA PERKO: The Place of Hidden Things installation photograph in the Santa Barbara Independent, Photo Credit: Ingrid Bostrom

The Fertile Images of Angela Perko: Now on View in Sullivan Goss Gallery

By Roger Durling, Independent

AUGUST 11, 2022

Art’s responsibility has always been to interpret experiences during trying times; it’s a worthy vessel for our collective remembrances, as well as our trauma. Could there be a more prescient and urgent display of artistic expression in Santa Barbara than Angela Perko’s current show at Sullivan Goss Gallery, The Place of Hidden Things? I doubt it.

ANGELA PERKO, Tlatilco I, 1000-800 BC, 2021

Immortal Femmes

By Lorie Porter, Santa Barbara Magzine (online)

Angela Perko is fascinated by precious objects, and her recent series of paintings focuses on ancient female fertility figures. Perko’s paintings are always packed with quiet symbolism and deep layers of meaning; and while her new works acknowledge that women have been constantly reproduced as objects over time—from Paleolithic venus figurines to plastic Barbie dolls—the females showcased here were revered as powerful fertility symbols.

LESLIE LEWIS SIGLER , The Potluck, 2022 for "Potluck" article in Santa Barbara Newspress review written by Marilyn McMahon

'Potluck' - Heirloom silver portraits celebrate life with families, friends

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress

July 3, 2022

“Potluck” is the unusual name Leslie Lewis Sigler has chosen for her second solo exhibition that opened Friday at Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, in downtown Santa Barbara.

Unusual because it features the contemporary artist’s signature portraits of heirloom silverware instead of casserole dishes overflowing with comfort food.

“Potluck is a celebration of life. The work is rooted in family and connecting to one another,” Ms. Sigler told the News-Press. “This body of work grew out of my longing to gather with friends and family during the dark, isolated days of the pandemic. Historically, my portraits have been singular objects, pictured and posed like an old master’s portrait. When I experimented with pairing the objects together and joining them in groups, the compositions began to symbolize joyful gatherings around crowded tables.


LESLIE LEWIS SIGLER, The Potluck, 2022

Odds & Ends

By Erik Torkells, Sitelinesb.com

JUNE 27, 2022

Potluck, paintings by Leslie Lewis Sigler, opens July 1 at Sullivan Goss: “This exhibition will feature the artist’s signature portraits of heirloom silverware—giving personality and identity to otherwise inanimate objects with refined detail. The majority of this body of work deviates from the iconic solo portraits that were so prominently featured in previous exhibitions, and encompasses instead group portraits that speak to gatherings of friends and families.”

PATRICIA CHIDLAW, Rainbow Float, 2022 for PATRICIA CHIDLAW: The Pool Show review in Santa Barbara News Press

‘The Pool Show’

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress

June 16, 2022

As a realist painter, Patricia Chidlaw has long been attracted to reflection in water.

The well-known Santa Barbara artist is known for, among other things, her paintings of urban and urban-adjacent landscapes at twilight and dawn, often incorporating the changes of light reflected in either a puddle, a river or a swimming pool.

Over the course of her decades-long career, she has made paintings of neon lights, street lights and both sun and moonlight reflected in water.

For her current exhibition, “The Pool Show,” at the Sullivan Goss Gallery through July 25, Ms. Chidlaw decided to explicitly showcase the ever-changing reflections that occur in swimming pools at all times of the day.

PHOEBE BRUNNER, Bomba for Kit Boise-Cossart article on Phoebe Brunner in LUM Art Zine

Magic on the Brush: Phoebe Brunner

By Kit Boise-Cossart, Lum ArtZine


If ever a landscape were a living, breathing thing, it's under Phoebe Brunner's brush. Plants and flowers; clouds, fog and mist; open plains, mountains and shorelines – all transformed by thick layers of light-filtered paint that seem to pulse with an inner radiance.

Sullivan Goss Gallery Features Serious Abstract Art

Sullivan Goss Gallery Features Serious Abstract Art


March 26, 2022

How does anyone make serious art in Santa Barbara?

The sun, the ocean, the beautiful people, the fresh produce … it’s a good-time kinda place, according to Nathan Vonk, owner of Sullivan Goss-An American Gallery.

“In a locally notorious essay from 2000, famed critic and teacher Dave Hickey called Santa Barbara, ‘a hellish paradise … where one doesn’t really need art … if one is comfy there.’ His essay is both hilarious and galling and not entirely incorrect. But there are now and always have been very serious artists in this small, seaside hamlet,” said Mr. Vonk.

LEON DABO (1864-1960), Landscape in Provence, 1952 for LEON DABO: En France Encore article in the Santa Barbara Newspress

'En France Encore'

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress


“Leon Dabo: En France Encore,” a show timed to coincide with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s major Van Gogh-themed exhibition, is on view through March 28 at Sullivan Goss Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St.

“Leon Dabo was a French-born American artist who became well known before the first World War as a tonalist painter,” said Nathan Vonk, owner of the Sullivan Goss Gallery. “As one of the organizers of the 1913 Armory show in New York City, Mr. Dabo played a key role in introducing impressionism, post-impressionism and modernism to an American audience.

“After his time spent in Europe as an intelligence officer during the first World War, his work took a dramatic turn toward post-impressionism with pieces that show the obvious influence of Van Gogh’s work, an aesthetic lineage that only became stronger after the second World War.”

Image of and article on Leon Dabo from Art and Antiques magazine

Dreams of France

By Staff, Art & Antiques

March 2022

LEON DABO (1864-1960) was a French-born American painter who had an extraordinarily long career, from the early 1890s through 1954. His father, Igance Schott de Dabo was a mural painter and stained-glass artist who emigrated with his family to escape political unrest in France, settling in Detroit. Leon Dabo became a muralist, too, working on ecclesiastical and other public commissions under the direction of John La Farge in New York. In the first years of the 20th century, Dabo gained recognition as a painter, primarily of landscapes in the Tonalist style.

LEON DABO (1864-1960) , Sunrise, 1954 for LEON DABO: En France Encore review in VOICE by Josef Woodard


by Josef Woodard, VOICE

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

REGULAR SULLIVAN GOSS GALLERY OBSERVERS and art-watchers will know something of the Frenchman-in-New-York artist Leon Dabo. The gallery, having acquired the artist's estate eleven years ago under the aegis of original owner Frank Goss, has presented the quietly majestic art of Dabo (1864-1960) in group shows and a few solo exhibitions with catalogues in tow.

WOSENE WORKE KOSROF, Birth of Music II, 2021 for JUXTAPOSED: The Art of Curation article in VOICE

Pairings for Art's Sake

by Josef Woodard, VOICE

JANUARY 7, 2022

JUST IN TIME FOR A NEW YEAR, a new hope and a harbinger of wished-for continuity, Sullivan Goss kicks off with a main gallery exhibition looking both inward and out. As suggested by its title, Juxtaposed: The Art of Curation in which the very art of curation is central to its end effect. As art presentation dictates, guiding curatorial forces follow a creative collective heart, behind the art on the walls, but this time in a self-conscious way.

Portrait of INGA GUZYTE in her studio in Santa Barbara, CA

Rebels on Decks

By Charles Donelan, Independent

DECEMBER 16, 2021

The Anapamu Street facade of Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, looks friendly with a dash of imposing. As the city’s premier gallery, its status complements the Santa Barbara Museum of Art across the street. Established artists such as Hank Pitcher, Nicole Strasburg, John Nava, and Angela Perko have been with the gallery for several decades. Individual works on display are priced as high as five or six figures. Its archival holdings stretch into the 19th century, and the gallery has published handsome scholarly monographs on master artists including Ray Strong. Leon Dabo, and Lockwood de Forest. Sullivan Goss looks like a pillar of the art establishment because it is one.

This accumulated prestige makes the story of the gallery’s breakout star of the moment that much more interesting. Inga Guzyte, a 37-year-old immigrant from Lithuania by way of Germany, just sold out her solo show Young Sparrows. 

Image of "Lifting Spirits", 2021 by INGA GUZYTE for article in Santa Barbara News Press documenting her "Young Sparrows" exhibition

Inga Guzyte Celebrates 'Daughters' in Solo Exhibition

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress

DECEMBER 12, 2021

Artist Inga Guzyte painted the works in “Young Sparrows,” her solo exhibition. The term “Young Sparrows” refers to daughters. Among them are Amanda Gorman, Momiji Nishiya, Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai and Millie Bobby Brown.

From performance artists to politicians, from activists to musicians, Inga Guzyte created a large series of portraits of women she admired for her first solo exhibition at Sullivan Goss-An American Gallery in 2019.

For the current exhibition on view through Dec. 27, she has focused on the idea of younger women. 

photograph of a man standing to the right of the rediscovered "East Beach to Butterfly" painting by Hank Pitcher

Hank Pitcher's "East Beach to Butterfly" Unearthed

By Ted Mills, Montecito Journal

DECEMBER 10, 2021

Once a longtime backdrop to a part Coast Village Road shopping history, a Hank Pitcher canvas has been rediscovered, 30 years after it was hidden from the public. Out of sight, out of mind, this Pitcher work was thought lost.

JOHN NAVA, Summerland Rhodes 1, 2009 for Edhat 1st Thursday Article

Asian American Festival and First Thursday

by Robert Bernstein, Edhat

NOVEMBER 3, 2021

Sullivan Goss is always one of our favorite places during the First Thursday art walk. They have always featured top quality modern art, but even more than in the past they are also featuring some older pieces. Here are a few samples.

FRANK KIRK, Sunbathers for article about California on my Mind in the Santa Barbara Newspress

California on my Mind

By Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara Newspress

OCTOBER 30, 2021

Many local residents divide their time between Santa Barbara and their second homes in other cities strewn across the continent. As summer turns to fall, they begin to think about returning to the warmer weather and slower pace of life that Santa Barbara offers.

“California on My Mind,” the current exhibition at Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, calls them to do just that. 

Historic and contemporary paintings, drawings and prints by artists from Southern California highlight the region’s history and mythology.

INGA GUZYTE, Sky High, 2021 for INGA GUZYTE: Young Sparrows in VOICE

INGA GUZYTE: Young Sparrows

By Kerrie Methner, VOICE

OCTOBER 29, 2021

AS THE ARTS & CULTURE SEASON HEATS UP, galleries and museums are stepping up to add their own flair and excitement to the mix. As one of Santa Barbara’s finest galleries, Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery is leading the way with several new exhibitions by local favorites, including Nathan Huff: Almost Here, and the second solo exhibition by Inga Guzyte: Young Sparrows.

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