The FunkZone Podcast with Ted Mills

Categories

creativity
general

Archives

2016
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2015
December
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October

July 2015
S M T W T F S
     
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

Syndication

Nancy Gifford with her Lament Piece
Artist, art collector, art curator

I like Nancy Gifford, and not just because two of my art works are in her private collection, along with works by major Santa Barbara artists. No, it's because she does her damndest to promote art in Santa Barbara and to get people interested in the amazing work being done right under their noses. She's long been a part of the Santa Barbara Arts Fund and has for the last few years curated several shows at Lotusland.
LAMENT ALL 3 WALLS SAME LIGHTING
We agreed to sit down to continue a conversation we've been having over the last year about art in Santa Barbara and that turned into a biographical interview and that turned into other thoughts on art. It's a good, long chat.
ExtremeSport_fb
Her site is here.

Direct download: 43_043_Nancy_Gifford.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 2:01am PDT

heleneschneider landscape

The very arts-friendly mayor of Santa Barbara

We've never had a politician on the podcast...until now! Mayor Schneider has been a strong supporter of the arts in Santa Barbara and I wanted to see if she was amendable to a  sit-down chat. So I reached out on Twitter and in about 30 minutes we got the okay. It took a little bit longer than that to set up the actual time, but still, very fast compared to what I thought might happen.

We sat in her City Hall office and had the chat you're about to hear. Our Mayor is originally from New York, and we talk a lot about that. You're in for a treat. And who knows? In a year or so she might be our Representative in Washington.

The Mayor has her own City website here, and her Twitter is here.

 

Direct download: 42_042_Mayor_Helene_Schneider.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 7:06pm PDT

Met_mo600
Artist, screenwriter, and author

I met D.A. Metrov when he submitted a work for an art show that is temporarily on hold. The work, though wonderful, didn't really match the theme I was working on, but have since changed anyway. Instead we started chatting on Facebook and the next thing you know we're sitting in his studio in Winchester Canyon and talking art...but as you'll see, to get to that art we take a detour through the New York art world, rooming with future filmmaker Abel Ferrara, and entering the Hollywood machine and exiting a little scathed.

Sbpr4691

You can find Metrov in several places on the web: His webpage. His Vimeo Page. His Instagram. His Facebook.

img_2547

Direct download: 41_041_DA_Metrov.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 12:27am PDT

Opening night panel for Body Electric with James Tutwiler, Kimberly Pratt, Karen Zazon, and Ambra Tesora

Yes folks, it's our bi-monthly chat with the artists in the latest show at MichaelKate Interiors, curated by Jess Hinds.


James Tutwiler

2014-09-01_234211.85122534_logo
James Tutwiler lives in L.A. after retiring from the gallery world. He has this website but not much else. The above photo is the only one I could find of him, btw.

In Perfect Health
In Perfect Health


Kimberly Pratt

kp
Kimberly Pratt
paints in acrylic but with other media, including resin, glass and metal. From her statement:
"My work is mixed media painted, mostly acrylic, though currently I am working to add digital paintings. The paintings are highly textural with deep cuts and multiple raised surfaces. I especially enjoy the "magic" aspects of kiln fired glass, of raku, and other similar media... where you work and then you watch things come into your work without personal intent."

9ec3cb3fda40dc3debef80cc90e7fe21

Her website is here

Karen Zazon
Karen_5_enhanced_&_cropped

Karen Zazon used to be known as Karen Pendergrass, just in case some people are looking for her under that name. She had many nudes and figure studies in the show:

10984139_921824931203153_7289661020996758188_n
Her website is here

Ambra Tesori

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ambra Tesori was born in Rome, Italy, and after many years turned to vibrant, colorful painting, some of it abstract, some, like this show, nudes.
lattesa-the-waiting

Her website is here.

Direct download: 40_040_Live_at_Michael_Kate_07.03.15.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 1:16am PDT

(59) Profile Pictures

Artist, painter, instructor, jewelry maker, cool person

 

This week I sit down with Jill Sattler, a fascinating fixture of Santa Barbara for some time. Here's an except from her bio:

Jill Sattler is a free-lance photodramatist and painter in Santa Barbara, California. She is an honor graduate of Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. As a portrait photographer she specializes in “atmospheric” photographs and special effects...Jill Sattler has had the privilege to photograph the internationally acclaimed ceramicist Beatrice Wood, Chantal of “Good Morning America” and her dog Mollie, actresses Sandy Duncan, Betty White, as well as Susan and Jeff Bridges, Christopher Reeve, and Santa Barbara writers Jane and Robert Easton...Her jewelry has appeared in Vanity Fair, Ladies’ Home Journal, Memories Magazine (front cover), Los Angeles Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Montecito Magazine, Style 1900 Magazine, as well as the Los Angeles Times and other publications. Jill has the honor of having more than 100 of her photographs on permanent exhibit at UCLA Medical Arts Center in Los Angeles.

DSC00364
Halcyon. Oil on canvas.

Now that only gives you a rough outline of our conversation, which has more name dropping than when I annually chuck the Yellow Pages in the recycle bin.

DSC00279
Blue Ridge. Oil on canvas.

You can check out her website here.

Here's a tiny photo of her house, because it's a really magical place:

5360_200

Direct download: 39_039_Jill_Sattler.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

1