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  • National Museum of Animals & Society

    Event Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015

    Event Time: 6:30 pm

    After volunteering for several years for the National Museum of Animals & Society,
    Rafael Perea de la Cabada has officially joined the museum team as the Art Director. The museum is currently moving from its former location in Hollywood to Miracle Mile, near La Brea & Wilshire, in Los Angeles. The museum will be holding its 1st Annual Gala on June 6, 2015 in West LA and plans to open its new facility this Fall with several exhibitions, including a solo exhibit of Rafael's new body work, Pajaros en el Alambre.



    Event Date: May 7, 2015

    Event Time: 5 – 8 pm


    Casa Magazine Gallery

    Santa Barbara, California


    Edges...Artists will explore walls, boundaries, barriers, borderlands, and the dynamic of our edges. Co-Curated by Rafael Perea de la Cabada, SBCC Art Professor & Art Director The National Museum of Animals & Society and Carolyn Merino Mullin, Founder & Exec. Director NMA&S. Meet the authors of Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S./Mexico Border  –  Mary Watkins, Professor, Community, Liberation & Eco-psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Edward Casey, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, State University of NY at Stony Brook. Refreshments, live music.



    Event Date: May 1, 2015

    Event Time: 5 – 9 pm

    The Arts Fund is pleased to announce the opening of IMPART: An exhibition for the 2015 Teen Arts Mentorship Master Artists on Friday, May 1, 2015. The exhibition will feature the work of this year’s outstanding cast of professional artists and writers who have graciously accepted the opportunity to impart their knowledge to Santa Barbara’s next generation of artists.


    As a reflection of the mentorship program itself, this exhibition will feature a diverse array of media including alternative process photography, old masters oil painting, plein air painting, creative writing, stainless steel sculpture, drawing and mix-media; all art forms taught in this year’s spring and summer mentorships. The exhibition also serves as a precursor to the Spring 2015 Teen Arts Mentorship Group Exhibition opening on June 26th.

    The exhibition will be held at The Arts Fund Gallery, located at 205-C Santa Barbara Street, and will be on view until June 20, 2015. A public reception will be held in the gallery on the evening of Friday, May 1st from 5-8pm as part of the Funk Zone Art Walk. There will also be an artist talk held on Friday, May 22nd at 6pm as a chance to meet and speak with the artists about their work. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday from 12-5pm, Saturday from 11-5pm and Sunday from 11-4pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

    2015’s spring and summer mentorship classes include Alternative Process Photography with Joyce Wilson, Old Masters Painting with Pamela Larsson-Toscher, Stainless Steel Sculpture with Nathan Snyder, Storytelling: The Mechanics of Creative Writing with Benjamin Sutherland, Historic Plein Air Painting with Thomas Van Stein, Gallery and Curatorial Studies with Crista Dix, Public Murals with John Hood, Drawing: Creating a Series with Rafael Perea De La Cabada, and Draw to Explore: Journaling and the Artistic Process with Julie B. Montgomery.


    Event Date: Friday - Sunday; March 27 -29, 2015

    Event Time: 6 – 9 pm

    Our mission is to raise awareness about our relationship with rabbits, both the animals and what they have come to symbolize in our human experience.

    Prepare yourself for the cute, the grotesque, the beautiful...and everything in between! Our exhibits will explore our perceptions of rabbits as individual beings, muses, companions, and as dynamic cultural symbols, curated by Peter Frank and Delia Cabral.

    We will engage and educate, with informative talks and information by world renowned Cultural Anthropologist and rabbit expert, Margo DeMello, as well as invite young and old make your own art at the bunny ear-making station.

    What would a bunny exhibit be without the real McCoys? Get to know a bunny in need and maybe meet your match. Bunny adoptions hosted by BunnyWorld Foundation.


    Peter Frank, Los Angeles Art Critic

    Delia Cabral, Exhibit producer





    975 Chung King Rd.

    Los Angeles CA 90012



  • The Impossibility of Logic

    Event Date: November 13, 2014

    Event Time: 5 – 7 pm

    CI Art Program presents ‘Rafael Perea de la Cabada: The Impossibility of Logic’


    The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands is pleased to present “Rafael Perea de la Cabada: The Impossibility of Logic,” at the John Spoor Broome Library Gallery, Thursday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Jan. 23. The internationally known Santa Barbara artist’s exhibition will open with a free public reception on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.


    Recognized for his talents in a wide range of media, Perea de la Cabada’s latest exhibition highlights work from 2008 to 2014 and ranges from two-dimensional paper, collage and canvas works to three-dimensional works in aluminum and clay. Curated by CI Art Program faculty member Anette Kubitza, the show is constructed around the concept of giving shape to thoughts and concretizing ideas. As Cabada noted: "Finding the right shape is a never-completed quest. Everything has an illogical component."


    Perea de la Cabada was born in Mexico City and has lived in Santa Barbara since 1987. He received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City and went on to earn his M.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


    His work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide and is included in numerous public and private collections in the U.S., Mexico, Switzerland, France and Germany.


    Perea de la Cabada teaches Advanced Painting and Drawing in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College and has served as a Master Artist for mentorship programs, master classes, and mural projects for both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and The Arts Fund. He recently completed a public art commission with designer Richard Irvine on the West Beach Pedestrian Improvement Project for the City of Santa Barbara.


    The gallery is located on the second floor of the John Spoor Broome Library. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.  For additional information, visit; or contact the Art Program at 805-437-2772. For more information on the artist, please visit


  • Art Faculty Biennial 2014

    Event Date: August 29-September 26, 2014

    Event Time: 5 – 7 pm

    Every other year, the Gallery presents an invitational featuring new work by the faculty in the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College. This bi-annual exhibit showcases the strength and diversity of the faculty’s professional work while simultaneously illustrating the breadth and depth of the media taught at the College including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and time-based media. This year, featured artists include: Liv Aanrud, Christopher Bates, Brian Scott Campbell, Stephanie Dotson, Elizabeth Folk, Nathan Hayden, Ed Inks, Laura Krifka, Thomas Larson, Dustin Metz, Michelle Onstot, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Marie Schoeff, Christopher Ulivo and Barbara Vilander.



  • smART Talks

    Event Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Event Time: 5:30 – 7 pm

    Rafael Perea de la Cabada works primarily as a visual artist who uses a variety of mediums and processes to interact with planes and spaces where the acts of thinking and making merge seamlessly. His concepts stem from political discomfort, current events, playful thinking, humor, and gratitude, which result in what he calls “hybrid responses and artistic resolutions.” Cabada has exhibited internationally, including most recently Kunst (Art) and Film: Up to Date Art Exhibition; International Contemporary Art: RAFAEL PEREA DE LA CABADA, Liedberg, Germany; and Alien Heartland at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA. He is currently creating a new body of work for a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Animals & Society, Los Angeles, CA.


    Rafael Perea de la Cabada received his MFA at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico and currently lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA.


    The smART Talks program serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three annual lectures by Santa Barbara-based artists. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.

  • My Dog is My Home

    Event Date: December 17th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014

    Event Time: 7 – 9 pm

    My Dog is My Home: The Experience of Human-Animal Homelessness

    December 17th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014

    The National Museum of Animals & Society, Los Angeles, California

    The exhibit highlights the stories of several homeless people and their animals through video, paintings, photography, audio, and other mediums. Showcasing contemporary and historical narratives and artifacts alike, the exhibit seeks to acknowledge how deep and strong the human-animal bond is especially for people who have little else in their lives and find their home in the heart of an animal.

    For more information, visit,


  • Art and Film
    June 28 – June 30, 2013

    Fri. & Sat. from Noon – 10 pm; Sun. from Noon – 6 pm
    Korschenbroich–Liedberg, Germany

    Up to Date Art Exhibition; International Contemporary Art:


    Art and Film– a convergence of the arts – is presented in the cultural center of the historic idyllic village of Korschenbroich–Liedberg, Germany.





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