Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA   |  www.mcasantabarbara.org

Mission

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara advances creativity and inspires critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art of our time.

Ruling year info

1979

Principal Officer

Ms. Miki Garcia

Main address

653 Paseo Nuevo

Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA

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Formerly known as

Contemporary Arts Forum, Inc.

EIN

95-3384859

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Exhibition Information

Each year MCASB organizes 18-24 exhibitions and over 60 special events (i.e. workshops, lectures, art tours) and will feature an estimated 35 artists within this 2005-2006 Fiscal year. Over 95% of MCASB education programming is free of charge as well as offering free admission to the galleries.

Featured Exhibition and Educational Programs:

-Call For Entries, annual juried exhibition open to all visual artists living or working within Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties.
-Bloom Projects, in the Charles Bloom Foundation Gallery and the Glass Box Window Gallery, is a project space devoted specifically to the exhibition of an individual artist.
-Survival Strategies for Artists seminar open to all members of MCASB.
-Encouraging Collecting and Philanthropy roundtable moderated by Executive Director open to the public.

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Visiting Artist Series (VAS) pairs exhibiting artists with local schools, after-school programs, and non-profit organizations for a two-part, educational workshop. Classes visit the MCASB galleries for a Visual Thinking Strategies tour. Afterwards, students participate in a hands-on art workshop, led by the exhibiting artist, that meets the Academic Content Standards for Visual Arts.

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The Art Lab and Library & Resource Room located within MCASB's galleries, are designated for hands-on learning and to help visitors attain a more in-depth understanding of the current exhibition.
Here visitors will find current publications, books, and information regarding both MCASB and other community arts programs.

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Sessions is an ongoing series of in-depth, “living room“ conversations specially formatted for creative thinkers, artists, and art enthusiasts in our community. These talks are designed to facilitate inquiry into the cultural, political, and social topics affecting artists and the art world.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Strategic goals established in 2012 guide all of the Museums' programing, development, marketing, and other institutional decisions. The goals center around strengthening and diversifying audience, increasing awareness--regionally and on a broader scale--, expanding the impact of the Museums' mission into new spaces, and establish financial sustainability to ensure the health and longevity of the Museum.

Strategies in place to fulfill the Museums goals include changing the name to better reflect the Museums' mission; refining the mission statement; developing staff to support more impactful programs and increased marketing and development efforts; growing the board of trustees in position the Museum with appropriate advisors; providing professional development and training for both staff and board; redesign of the brand, website, and marketing materials; achieving American Association of Museums accreditation; upgrading gallery facility; and growing and shaping education, development, and exhibition programs to better meet audience need and mission.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is growing its ability to provide impactful art engagement programing and advance creativity in the immediate region and beyond.

At the end of 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is halfway through its three-year strategic plan. The rebrand and mission revision are complete, AAM accreditation is in progress, staffing needs have been filled and a full compliment of senior staff are moving the Museum forward toward its goals. Membership, attendance, and donations have all increased. The board of trustees has grown, and board and senior staff are regularly participating in development and training opportunities.

Financials

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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Board of directors
as of 12/21/2015
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Board chair

Ms. Jacquelyn Klein-Brown

Mary Lynn Harms-Romo

Josh Blumer

Laurie Recordon

Joseph Chang

Lesley Cunningham

Donna Barranco Fisher

Nancy Gifford

Laura Macker Johnston

Jenn Kennedy

Simon Livingston

Eileen Rasmussen

Laurie Recordon

Georgene Vairo

Nancy Wall