Buddha Opening

April 29th, 2012 – 2:47 pm
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What a fantastic opening, truly one of the best ever, complete with 10 live Green Taras posing as statues greeting the attendees. Once it was packed with wall to wall people, the Taras came to life and assembled to do some beautiful chanting. Truly inspiring. Was excited to have one of my brand new pieces accepted into the show. Titled “Tangerine Trio” All in all it was a wonderful reception and evening. Good job Lark!

Buddha Abides Again

April 27th, 2012 – 11:35 pm
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I have two pieces that were accepted this year.  Show opens April 28th 5-7pm, at the Santa Barbara Frame and Galley located at 1324 State Street, across from the Arlington Theater. Come and see some original art and take some home with you. A percentage of profits is donated to Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Solutions and Tibetan Children’s Village.   Show will be up until June 2nd. Hope to see you there.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 23rd Annual Art Walk

September 22nd, 2011 – 10:30 pm
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It’s the 23rd Annual Art Walk at the Museum this weekend. i will be attending the Artist & Patron’s

reception on Friday September 23  6:00-8:00 pm as I had one of my Buddha  pieces  juried into the exhibit.

Come and enjoy a weekend of nature, live music, food wine and lots and lots of good art.

The Indoor and Outdoor Art Walk Exhibitions will be open Saturday & Sunday September 24 & 25 from 10:00-5:00 pm and the parking is free for this event.

Shoshanna Wayne Gallery Bergamont

August 11th, 2011 – 2:14 pm
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Kaupo Trees on hand dyed paper

You may have heard about the Chain Letter exhibition at the Shoshanna Wayne Gallery at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica, well I am one of the artists in the exhibition or more like, the event. The way it worked was that an email was sent to 10 artists who then sent an email to 10 more artists that they admired and asked them to submit. Over 1600 artists finally were able to contribute. They closed the Shoshanna Wayne after I got in and then opened a couple of other spaces to accommodate the art. Over 1600 artists were able to contribute.

It was quite a scene on intake day, the police had barricaded and closed the street leading into Begamont Station after a couple of hours. I can only imagine what opening night was like, probably a mob scene!

The chain letter concept was carried out in other cities across the world, such as Chicago, New York, Berlin, Paris, Johannesburg and more.


It’s time for the 11th annual Buddha Abides Exhibit!

April 24th, 2011 – 2:32 pm
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I’m excited that my image “Sacred Lotus” was chosen for this year’s posters and cards.
This year the exhibit will be at the Santa Barbara Frame Shop
1324 State Street, Santa Barbara, 93101.

The opening is Saturday May 7th 5-7 pm ~ The show will be up May 2nd to the 28th.

There is always amazing original art for a worthwhile cause as 20% of the profits are donated to Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Solutions and the Tibetan Children’s Village.

I have been busy printing up a storm I have a couple of images from my recent trip to Singapore and Thailand. There are some amazing Buddhist Temples there. I visited the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore several times. It was quite impressive with it’s four stories, roof garden and Buddhist Museum with over 300 artifacts.

SeaBreeze is more than a building

October 24th, 2010 – 9:26 pm
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Sandra and iWe had our farewell potluck party Friday nite at SeaBreeze Studios and Gallery in Ventura. It was fun, festive and also kind of sad. An era come to an end. I do know that whenever there is an end to something there is always a new beginning for something else. So I think we all ended the evening on a positive note even though there were some tears.

Sandra McCullough had a vision 6 years ago. I was the first artist to join her newly formed SeaBreeze Studios. At the time I was doing photography and had a studio complete with lights and backdrops. SeaBreeze grew and ended up taking up more space for more artists as well as a gallery space for monthly exhibits for the resident artists. The first gallery exhibit “Celebration” was comprised of my multiple exposure images which had been done in camera and yes on film.

Monica Weisblott also a photographer and a printmaker had the final SeaBreeze exhibit “Barren, life on infertile soil” a very powerful and brutally honest show. You can see this incredible exhibit online

Sandra, an artist herself has always been so supportive of the artist community. She celebrated with us our breakthroughs and new creations, what an incredibly warm, fun generous and giving person she is. Bravo Sandra, you did it, you manifested your vision, you created a wonderful and nurturing artist community. We thank you for that.

InkSpots at Gallery 255

September 4th, 2010 – 11:25 am
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It’s a busy weekend to say the least, last night we had the opening reception for the collective works of the InkSpots.  This is a group of  printmakers I belong to in Ventura.  This is the second year that the printmakers have created a folio.   Eight of the members created their own edition of 10 prints that are part of the 10 porfolios for sale.  Eight original pieces of work all ready for framing or to be kept in a beautiful acid free box.  You can contact Galley 255 for additional information.

We had a great turnout. The show will be on for the rest of the month until the 25th. Hope to see you there.

Channing Peake Gallery

September 3rd, 2010 – 11:12 am
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I was thrilled to be juried into the Santa Barbara Printmaker’s Show at the Channing Peake Gallery in Santa Barbara. The juror was Tim Schiffer, the Executive Director of the Ventura County Museum. I had to send him a thank you note for including me in this comprehensive and varied exhibit showcasing so many incredibly gifted printmakers, it was truly an honor.

Santa Barbara has First Thursday, when the galleries are open late and often times the artists are present. As an artist, I am always happy to be able to meet with other like minded individuals and hear about their work and their process. This last Thursday, six of us were able to bring our portfolios to the gallery and meet with the gallery visitors.

It was a wonderful experience. My Buddha etchings still hold a great deal of interest. Last year my “Peace in Pink” Buddha monotype sold at The Buddha Abides Show at the Frameworks Gallery in Santa Barbara to a woman who has a twin. I found out her twin also wanted one, but as the print was an original and one of one, she had to pick another piece. As I was sitting at my table with my portfolio a woman walked up to me and said “I have your Buddha etching”. It was the other twin! I was thrilled to meet her and visit. Enjoy your Buddha etching Jennifer!

New series of work

August 3rd, 2010 – 7:44 pm
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Must admit, I’ve been a tad busy as of late and have ignored my blog, sorry people! Anyway, I took and incredible workshop with Pamela Drix from Ithica, New York, a couple of months ago and it got me off into another land of printmaking. It still amazes me all the different ways of doing printmaking. This is a lithographic transfer process where you have to print in different colors on top of each other, so registration is an issue. It gets a little complicated and you don’t really know what you’re gonna get in the end. Well at least I don’t. But I did want to share a couple of images I’ve done so far. I’ll be working some more this weekend as I have an upcoming show at Gallery 855 in Ventura with the Inkspots, a printmaking group I belong to. I’ll keep you posted.


May 1st, 2010 – 9:19 am
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Sacred LotusSacred Lily

This is the 10th year that Lark Batteau along with Christi Westerhouse at the Frameworks Gallery in Santa  Barbara have put on this incredible and varied exhibit.  AND it’s for a good cause as well as 20% of the profits are donated to the Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Solutions and the Tibetan Children’s Village. This year they accepted  5×5 pieces that Christi will have displayed in some type of grid, and will sell for $55/ea. What a deal!  You too can have a little bit of inspiration for only fifty five dollars.

I am thrilled that my daughter Mika had two of her pieces accepted, she’s got a great eye and imagination.

Show opening is tonight May 1st thru the 29th

Hours Tues thru Friday 10-5 and Sat 11-3

Can’t wait to see it.

Frameworks Gallery

813 Anacapa Street

Santa Barbara 805.965.1812


Hope to see you there!