The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is pleased to host a series of Artist Pop-Up events during the month of July. The artists’ work will be on view and available for purchase on the museum’s patio overlooking the harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pop-ups are free to attend and open to the public.
On Saturday July 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., SBMM is pleased to host:
Lori West Photography – Lori has been photographing people and places for more than 40 years. Her true love is portrait and music photography, but during the pandemic her love of landscape photography grew. As you will see from her landscape images, the beautiful colors of the Pacific Ocean dominate her collection. She regularly travels the coast north to San Francisco and south to Mexico in search of the perfect subject, but the magnificent beauty of Santa Barbara is exhibited in most of her images. Examples of West’s work can be seen at loriwestphotography.com or on Instagram @loriwestphotographysbca.
805 Stix&Stones – Owners Juvi and Jenna Cosio provide beach-themed home décor made by them, sourcing materials from beaches up and down the California coast while also incorporating air plants into their designs. Examples of their work can be seen on Instagram @805stixandstones.
Ocean Jewel – Born and raised in Santa Barbara, designer Janey Cinzori has followed her passion for the love of the ocean and its surroundings. She has worked in the field of the arts and design for more than 30 years. “My jewelry is an expression of my love for color, shapes, textures and design. Inspiration comes from the natural beauty that we live in and the beauties of the people I meet. Everyone has their own style and I love to create to enhance the beauty of one-self.” All of the jewels are handcrafted and designed in the Santa Barbara Studio. Examples of Cinzori’s work can be seen at oceanjewelsb.com.
Gina Sylvia – Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Artist Gina Sylvia feels a deep connection to the inherent splendor of the local coastline. The ocean has been an inspiration for her, and the gifts and treasures it yields usually slip into her creations. Stone, shells, sea glass and driftwood are some examples of things she is currently integrating into her mosaic artwork. Sylvia loves the methodical process of piecing together a variety of colors and shapes to create a shimmery impression of the natural beauty that follows the Santa Barbara coastline. Examples of Sylvia’s work can be seen on her Instagram page @ginasylviaart.
Bella Notte Due – Artist Jean Mendillo-Babbe is a local designer of very Southern California inspired clothes. Each piece is handcrafted by the artist and made with unique fabrics (some vintage) and trims. Mendillo-Babbe offers swimwear, resort wear, day wear, and designs inspired by the Santa Barbara and California lifestyle. Examples of Mendillo-Babbe’s work can be seen at bellanottedue.com.
Kate Von Der Lieth – Artist Kate Von Der Lieth blends her love of photography and nature to take photos of abalone and landscapes, which she then puts onto wood animals or symbols before applying resin. Here imagery is bright and bold, bringing a smile to the face and joy to the home or office.