UNIVERSAL CONNECTIVITY: In this exhibit of geometric collages, Ensberg uses stitching as a structural connection that illustrates architectural and cosmic mechanics.
Preview Reception: Saturday October 19 from 4-7pm
(Free to Vita Art Center Members or $10 for non-members)
Enjoy complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres during a preview of the exhibition.
First Fridays, Free Community Opening: Friday, November 1 from 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: October 19 thru November 16, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wed-Saturday from 10am-4 p.m.
or by appointment.
In this work I explore color, shape, connective energy, and scale. The structural thread creates tension and defines the elemental relationship that can be enlarged or reduced infinitely like a fractal – holding its essence regardless of size.
The work is also about linkages – the stitched line creates the tension of force and power while defining and attaching – like a living organism or a complex machine.
Cassandra Ensberg is an artist and architect who advocates for conservation, sustainability, affordable housing, and well-designed communities through creativity and art. Her art work has been shown primarily in the Santa Barbara area - Sullivan Goss Gallery, Westmont Art Museum, SB City College Atkinson Gallery, Channing Peake Gallery, and 10 West Gallery, but she has also exhibited at the Arts Club of Washington (DC), University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Landcaster, CA Desert West Exhibition. She was awarded first prize and award of excellence for work exhibited in the juried Art By Architects AIA Denver show at Denver Republic Plaza. She was awarded Gallery Choice Award for work exhibited at Rocky Mountain Regional juried Print Show at the Graphic Arts Center in Denver.
She is an active member of the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFSB) and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). She works to initiate programs that promote understanding of the importance of art in architecture and design. Projects include Cocktail Napkin Design Sketches exhibited at Santa Barbara’s Channing Peake Gallery; A Photo Party exhibition of urban images at the AFSB Acheson House Gallery; and the Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) program she started in 1989 to bring children and architects together to sketch important public buildings. Thåe program also includes production of a calendar and exhibit and reception featuring the young artist’s work. She is currently coordinating an Art By Architects exhibit as part of the 2019 AIA Santa Barbara ArchitecTour. She served on the City of Santa Barbara Art’s Advisory Committee as chair for 8 years including sub-committees for Visual Art in Public Places, and State of the Art Gallery. She is a new member of the County of Santa Barbara Central Board of Architectural Review (CBAR). Her high honor in 2016 of elevation to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.