James Van Arsdale - Artist - Santa Barbara, California


Conceptual Beauty: Kimberly Hahn and James Van Arsdale, Santa Barbara Magazine, Fall 2013:
Santa Barbara Magazine James Van Arsdale

The Can(n)on Group Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, 2012:
"Small Space, Big Ideas", Santa Barbara News-Press, Josef Woodard, Scene Magazine. Friday, March 2, 2012. p.49 (image)
Seasons Magazine blog preview
SB Independent review

Double Trouble, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012:
"Double Trouble at the Arts Fund", Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent, November 29, 2011 - read the review
"Double Trouble" Seasons Blog Preview - read it here

"James Van Arsdale at Left Coast Books", Caroline Reiser, Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine Blog, May 16, 2011 - read it here

"A Real Eden", Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent, March 31, 2011 - read the review

David Starkey interview - 11/23/2010:

David Starkey interviews artists James Van Arsdale, Steve Soria, Cyndee Howard and Penelope Gottlieb, with exhibition curator Miki Garcia
on The Creative Community. 3-8-2011:


"...but there's also a bit of laughter to be gleaned from this show: James Van Arsdale displays a wall built from tiny, lovingly sewn sandbags. Funny thing is, these are exploding sandbags – it says so, right on their sides. So as long as the sandbags aren't doing their job (absorbing impact), you're safe, but if they thwart a bullet or even the brunt of a storm, baby, you're toast."

"Anxiety", Wayne Alan Brenner, Austin Chronicle, September 3, 2009


"Another Artist in Bloom" - Review of "(Safe Inside My) Green Zone" by Josef Woodard, Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press, Friday, August 10, 2007
Another Artist in Bloom review


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