Funk Zone Art Walk


bringing a critical mass of creativity to the hub that is Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

December 11th, 2015

5 – 8pm

Jim Stoicheff – Topography


October 30th, 2015

5 – 8pm

Sneak Preview – Aline Smithson, Portrait as Autobiography.

Wall space gallery is pleased to showcase the work of photographic artist Aline Smithson and celebrate the release of her long awaited monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. Aline’s roots in traditional painting and portraiture is the background for her latest body of work, Revisiting Beauty. In the footsteps of classical portraiture, her images filled with vibrant rich color and the simple beauty of the young women sitting before her brings to mind Kusakabe Kimbei’s stunning hand painted portraits of young Japanese women. It is the connection to her subject that has Aline standing out from the often-overflowing world of portrait photographers.

Smithson_ Lucy in Turquoise

Revisiting BeautyLucy in Turquoise

We will show a selection of highlighted works from many of Alines’ portrait series. Arrangement in Green & Black (Portrait of the Photographer’s Mother), Revisiting Beauty and a selection of hand painted silver gelatin portraits.



September 18th, 2015

Surveying the Landscape: Korean Contemporary Photography


Lee Jeong Lok  |  Lee Won Chul  |  Ahn Seongsuk

Wall space gallery, in partnership with curator Joanne Junga Yang, takes a look at the work of contemporary photography of South Korea in a continuing series of exhibitions, the first being Surveying the Landscape opening September 1st, 2015. Navigating a cultural and emotional landscape foreign to us in the United States, these artists are all looking at the divide between present and past, of country and individual, of what could be, what is and what was.

Each of the artists’ unique vision and connection to their heritage combines to give us a sense of the cultural shift from their collective history to individual desire and experience. Jeonglok Lee uses the butterfly, the spirit symbol of moving between worlds, to highlight past and present, the emotional to the physical. Won-Chul Lee captures Korean Burial Mounds and the trees that grow at their base. It is the perception of a full circle of life that surrounds us, spiritually and visibly. Sungseok Ahn is holding us accountable for the present by reminding us of the past. That the continual march of progress should pay homage to what came before. Wholesale destruction of heritage, culture and the story of a people should not be dismissed without honor.

May 10th, 2014

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and we are celebrating all of the women who love and support us by giving out flowers and celebrating with cup cakes.


Averi, from Spring Fever by Aline Smithson

April 12th, 2014

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Confections (Adorned) No. 11 by Amy Stevens

Confections (Adorned) No. 11 by Amy Stevens

As part of our exhibition “A little Madness in Spring” we will be having a tea party at the gallery. Join us for cake, tea and the visual spring extravaganza that comprises Aline Smithson & Amy Stevens colorful images.

March 8, 2014

.357 Jacketed Hollow Point © Deborah Bay. From "The Big Bang"

.357 Jacketed Hollow Point © Deborah Bay. From “The Big Bang”

BULLETPROOF : Panel Discussion as a part of the exhibition Internal Ballistics

For the inaugural Second Saturdays Funk Zone Art Walk on March 8, wall space gallery will host a discussion of the photography of Deborah Bay and Sabine Pearlman. The Internal Ballistics exhibition presents two series that explore the fatal beauty of bullets.

Speakers include:
Molora Vadnais, President of the Docent Council, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Larry Nowlin, President of the Wincester Canyon Gun Club

Join us in the gallery at 2pm for this compelling discussion.

September 10, 2013.

Heidi Lender @wall space.

6 to 8pm


Pink (c) Heidi Lender

Pink (c) Heidi Lender

June 28th.

Jennifer Greenburg Artist Reception @ wall space.

6 to 8pm


July 12th.

August 16th.

September 13th.

October 18th.

December 6th.

Past events –

March 22nd.

April 5th.



May 24th.



Green House Studios

Spring @ Green House Studios  (on the corner of Yanonali & Santa Barbara)

a group exhibition including

The GIRLS & BOYS from

erika carter
donna ayscough
ashley dart
theresa carter
liz brady
virginia mcCracken
lloyd dallett
lisa pedersen
susan tibbles

Philip Koplin
Philip Koplin

philip koplin
hugh margerum
dug uyesaka
dan levin
rafael perea de la cabada
carter hallman




Stop in at Kakoon for a special event!

We are pleased to add three local designers to the hub of creativity on Yanonali Street during Art Zone SB for a special one night event at Kakoon. Kate McMahon of Kakoon, Erin Balint of ERB Jewelry and Sonia De Mello of So De Mel Swimsuits will be doing a special event showcasing fabulous knits, stunning one of a kind jewelry, as well as show stopping swimsuits. Handcrafted pieces from each of these three talented women graced the cover of Santa Barbara Magazine’s Best of issue.

Knits by Kate McMahon, Jewelry by Erin Reinecke Balint and Swimsuit by Sonia De Mello
Knits by Kate McMahon, Jewelry by Erin Reinecke Balint and Swimsuit by Sonia De Mello

Events in 2012.

December 7th.


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