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*ANNOUNCING MY ART PUBLISHED ON COVER OF CLIMATE JUSTICE BOOK*
It is the dream come true of this artist to be recognized (and published!) for her art and activism towards Environmental Justice! So I am honored and humbled to report that the renowned Environmental and Climate Justice Activist and Author, Brian Tokar, featured my plastic assemblage skull artwork, "Capitalism" amongst a collage of Climate Activist images on the the cover of his latest book: "Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change" published by New Compass Press. I could not be more pleased!
Link to Book Cover

About the Book
"An important book by an important writer on the most important challenge the planet has ever faced. We can meet that challenge—and in the process come closer to building a just society—but it will take real focus and real movement-building, which this fine volume helps push us toward!"— Bill McKibben, author Eaarth
*5x5 WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART FUNDRAISER*
My work "Out of Alignment" is available for bidding at auction to benefit the Westmont Ridley-Tree Art Museum in Santa Barbara.
Work from the 5x5: Celebrating Five Years exhibition will be available to view (and bid on) beginning August 28th and bidding ends promptly at 5pm on September 11th, 2014. One may peruse the many singular works available using this link: Westmont Museum
*MY ECO-ART @ RE-IMAGINING CLIMATE JUSTICE CONFERENCE MAY 10 2014*
On May 10, 2014, at the University of California, Santa Barbara (where I also work for the Environmental Studies Program) my art will be featured alongside other Climate and Eco-Artists. Where Science, Art, and Activism intersect, the "Re-Imagining Climate Justice" gathering hosted by Dr. John Foran and Celia Alario will be an opportunity to connect with other climate justice activists and discuss issues, spread awareness, and brainstorm solutions. Come on down in support of Climate Justice!
Video Featuring The Art of Climate Justice
Link To the Climate Justice Project Website
*NO WASTE EARTH COMMUNITY RECYCLED ART EXHIBIT"
You are invited to the Opening Reception of NO WASTE EARTH, a recycled art exhibit at Explore Ecology's Art From Scrap Gallery on Saturday, April 26th from 5-7:30 (after the Earth Day Festival)
No Waste Earth

NO WASTE EARTH is a community recycled art exhibit with a focus on environmental themes. Featuring 10+ local artists, this exhibit reveals the personal motivations and passions behind the chosen themes, giving artists and viewers an opportunity to reveal their raw sentiment regarding the destruction of our planet, while encouraging knowledge and action on social and environmental issues.

Guest Curator and local artist Jami Joelle Nielsen received an Arts Enterprise Grant from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and the Santa Barbara Foundation to fund her proposal for a community recycled art show in order to foster community action and stewardship of the environment through art and science education. In addition to the works of art on display, a personal narrative or description will accompany the artworks, satisfying a deeper curiosity as to the personal stories, origins, and creative impetus behind an artist or artwork. Join us in celebrating local artists, community and our planet!

~No Waste Earth will be on display from April 19-May 22.

~Art From Scrap Gallery Hours:
Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri., 11-5, & Sat. 10-4

~Artists include:
Mary Balda
David J Diamant
Kimberly Hahn
Dan Levin of Objects OfCuriosity
Holly Mackay
Elizabeth Mitchell
Jami Joelle Nielsen
Judy Nilsen
Mary Price
Matt Rodriguez
Adali Marquez
and more!

~Guest Curator: Jami Joelle Nielsen

~Ethical Recycled Jewelry by Fatima Arletta Rahmanovic available!

~Food from the Isla Vista Food Co-op!

~Music!

~(Entry is FREE and a portion of sales benefits Explore Ecology & Art From Scrap. In addition, artists are encouraged to donate 5% of their sales to environmental causes of their choice.)
ExploreEcologyArtBlog
*ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY MISCHIEF SHOW*
Get your tickets now for Art From Scrap's Annual Fundraiser and Assemblage Art Show! Bid on over 70 works of art, including one of mine, "Bee Charmer". Artwork will be sold during the closing night party on April 5th, 2014, where you can enjoy a photo op with Bob Debris, music with DJ Darla Bea of KCSB FM, food, beer from Telegraph Brewery and wine from local winemakers. The theme for this year's event is Mischief!

Stop by the Art From Scrap Gallery at 302 E Cota St. in downtown Santa Barbara from March 8th through April 5th to bid on the artwork. Proceeds benefit Art From Scrap’s art programming.
MISCHIEF SHOW
*ART FEATURED IN KU ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ALUMNI NEWSLETTER*
I am pleased and honored to report that my art piece "Exoskeleton Envy" is featured on page 11 in the Alumni Spotlight section of the current University of Kansas' Environmental Studies Newsletter, check it out here:
University of Kansas Environmental Studies Newsletter Fall 2013
PIANOS ON STATE STREET 2013!
This year I have once again been invited to paint a State Street Piano. But this time I am collaborating with another local artist. Together we painted a "Beehive Piano". The "Beehive Piano" is on Display on the corner of State Street and Ortega for the Pianos On State event!
Check out the facebook page HERE
*FROM DUSK 'TIL DRAWN EVENT*
I had so much fun at the 24 hour Drawing Marathon that was "From Dusk 'Til Drawn"! From 5pm on Friday June 28th, to 5pm the following day, accomplished illustrators and child doodlers alike sat side by side making incredible art together at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Santa Barbara. The closing reception will be held June 30th, 2013, 4-6 pm.
The drawing I made at the event is available for purchase via my Etsy store HERE
*ART IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE*
Please join us all at the show’s opening and meet Mayor Helene Schneider this 1st Thursday, June 6th, from 5pm to 6pm on the 2nd floor of City Hall. My painting "Up Up and Away" was chosen for this show entitled: "Alternative Viewpoints". The show will remain up through September 1st, 2013.I’d like to thank the Mayor for her involvement in local art and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for facilitating this event!
Link to to more information via the SBArtsBlog
Photo of myself and the mayor
*TWINS JURIED INVITATIONAL @ SBTC*
First Roosters, then Bulls, now TWINS! Susan Tibbles curates the Annual Juried Competition at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club and she has outdone herself yet again this year! The exhibit was judged by Susan Bush, curator of contemporary art at Sullivan Goss.
The exhibit runs from June 14th (opening from 5-7pm) thru July 5th, 2013. Come take a gander at the amazing interpretations of the TWINS theme!
Here are a couple links to articles written about the exhibit:
Santa Barbara Independent
CASA Magazine
*JAMI JOELLE NIELSEN AWARDED ARTS ENTERPRISE GRANT!*
The winners were announced for the 2013 Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative's Arts Enterprise Grant, and my proposal for a "Community No-Waste Art Exhibit" was chosen! My goal is to foster knowledge and encourage action on consumer, social, and environmental issues through visual media.The grant was awarded in May 2013, with the requirement that the exhibit conclude by March of 2014...so stay tuned for more updates and information on this exciting news!
Check out a related article in the Santa Barbara Foundation's recent newsletter: "Enterprise Grants Support Thriving Artistic Community in Santa Barbara"
I want to thank the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and the Santa Barbara Foundation for this wonderful opportunity!
*GOING SOLO at RED'S*
Join me for the opening reception of "Going Solo at Red's: Art by Jami Joelle Nielsen", where I have 5 new pieces and many others on display for my first solo exhibit at Red's Wine Bar in Downtown Santa Barbara!
Opening Reception held April 13, 8:00-11:00pm
Where: Red's Wine Bar, 211 Helena Ave.
Art will be on display through June 2013.
Going Solo Event Page
*UCSB STAFF ART SHOW 2013*
Join me for the reception at UCSB's Faculty Club, where I have 3 paintings on display in this group show of varied media.
Art will be on display thru April, 2013.
When: Reception held March 12, 3:30-4:45pm
Where: UCSB Faculty Club, 552 University Rd., Santa Barbara
*A.M.A.S.S. GALLERY FUNK ZONE MURALS FEBRUARY-MAY 2013*
A.M.A.S.S. (Artists Making A Street Scene) Gallery is rotating it's Public Artist Murals once again in the FuNk Zone in downtown Santa Barbara, and this lucky gal gets to paint one! 12 feet by 7 feet, this will be my largest endeavor yet! I will publicly be installing and painting this massive piece along with many other artists- 18 in all!
-When: February 15-17, 2013, on display thru May/June
-Where: Corner of Mason & State Streets, Santa Barbara
Presenting: My first mural!- "The Adventures of Komao" Now on display in the Funk Zone in Downtown Santa Barbara at the corner of Mason & State Streets! Available for purchase in parts or whole
*FUNK ZONE HOLIDAY ARTISAN BAZAAR: DECEMBER 2012*
Mark your Calendars for the Holiday Artisan Bazaar this season adn stop by my Nothing From Nothing Art & Upcycled booth, along with all the toher amazing creators here town. To give you a taste of the upcycled delights I have made for the event: wallets, clutches, shoulder bags, t-shirts, embelished jean jackets, ties, candlestick holders, light-switch plates, record bowls, terrariums, recycandles, trucker hats, fun magnets, wine stoppers, organic homegrown teas, and of course ART! and and EVERYTHING is RECYCLED/UPCYCLED! Handmade, Recycled, and Local is the way to go!
-When: Dec. 8, 2012, 10am-7pm
-Where: 209 Anacapa St., Funk Zone Santa Barbara
Holiday Artisan Bazaar Event Flyer
*2nd BARNAPKIN BIENNALE to BENEFIT ARTS COLLABORATIVE*
On Nov. 3rd, 2012, artists met at Roy's in downtown Santa Barbara to create one-of-a-kind bar napkin art to benefit the Silent Auction for Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative to be held on Nov.10th.
Come on down to the Barnapkin Biennale Silent Auction and find (or bid!) on my Cicada bar napkin drawing!
-When: Sat. Nov. 10, 2012, 11-8 pm
-Where: The Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara St.
Barnapkin Biennale Event Page
*#GOVOTE CAMPAIGN 2012: GET OUT THE VOTE SUBMISSION*
Check out my illustration and countless other artists on Tumblr for the November 2012 Election #GoVote campaign where in the week leading up to the election, hundreds of artists nationwide are creating unique images using the tag #govote.
Check out my submission for #GoVote!
*PIANOS ON STATE: NOVEMBER 2012*
The State Street Piano I painted, "Backgammon Cephalopod" will be on display for Pianos on State at The ARLINGTON THEATRE starting from Nov. 1-Nov. 12, 2012!! (stoked about this location!) Check them all out along State Street and tickle the bones & enjoy the talents of our community!
Photo of a talented citizen playing "my" State Street Piano
Pianos On State You Tube Video (see my cinematic debut @ :50 and 1:27!)
*NOCHES DE LOS MUERTOS ART SHOW NOVEMBER 2012*
Come check out spooky kooky works of art by myself and Miles Darst, Cory Anglin, Mark Henry, Dave Prico, Easy Roc, Josh Hedlund, and Ingrid Holden @ this year's annual Noches de los Muertos Art Show at Muddy Waters!
%-When: Reception is Sat., Nov. 3rd, 8pm, works up thru December, 2012
%-Where:%Muddy Waters Coffee House, 508 E Haley St, Santa Barbara
Noches de los Muertos Art Show Event Page
*FOCUS ON THE FUNK ZONE/ STATE STREET PIANO PAINTING*
Come on down to the FuNk ZoNe in downtown Santa Barbara, California for the Focus on the FuNk ZoNe community event! I have the amazing opportunity to participate in Piano's On State, a community Music & Art Project! I get to paint a piano that will be out on State Street in November 2012 for the community to play and enjoy!
-When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
-Where: I'll be painting publicly @ Red's Wine Bar on Helena
Focus On The Funk Zone List of Events
The Finished Product:"Backgammon Cephalopod"
*CREEPY LA's 2012 ARTIST COFFIN HUNT!*
Out of over 100 artists submissions, I was chosen to be among 13 artists to design 2 of HIDDEN/CREEPY LA's Halloween Coffin Hunt coffins (say that 3 times fast)! Commencing October, 2012, One coffin will be hidden in a haunted Los Angeles location for a lucky person to find and keep, while the other is sold on Ebay to fund a kickstarter campaign for the project. Spooky Fun!! Check these out:
Art Coffin Photos
Clue to Hidden Coffin#1
*SOLO SHOW ART OPENING TONIGHT! LOLA BOUTIQUE*
Please join me for a night of art/fashion/food/wine/friends and giveaways!
I will have almost 30 art pieces on display at Lola Boutique in Downtown Santa Barbara!
%-When:%September 6, 2012, from 6-8 pm
%-Where:%1221 State Street in Victoria Court.
(Art will be on display through October)
click here for facebook event page
*VOTE FOR MY ART TO BE ON A LOCAL WINE LABEL!*
Please take a moment to vote for my art! Out of hundreds of national artist submissions, my art piece, "Up Up and Away" has made it to the final 16 of Artiste Winery's Art Wine Label Contest! Now here is where YOU, can help me! First, "Like" Artiste Winery via the link below, then vote for my painting! Also, feel free to spread the link/word to one and all. Voting ends July 19th! Thank you with all my heart!
Like & Vote Here
*CURRENT EXHIBIT: COFFEE COLLABORATIVE ART SHOW, JULY/AUGUST 2012*
I currently have 5 pieces on display, (including my newest piece, "Up, Up, and Away") at the wonderful and local Coffee Collaborative coffee shop in Isla Vista, CA. Art will be on display for a couple months, so please stop by and enjoy some of the best coffee and art in town!
9650 Pardall Road Isla Vista, CA
*WINNER of CARTOON CONTEST PROMOTING COMPOSTING*
My submitted cartoon was chosen as the winner of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Compost Pilot Program Cartoon Contest!
In an effort to divert 100% of the University's waste by 2020, a composting program has been started to promote sustainability on campus! I will have several stickers of my compostable characters in circulation all over campus! (2012)
CPP Website
*ART PUBLISHED! APRIL/MAY ISSUE OF STATESIDE MAGAZINE*
Pick up your local bi-monthly Santa Barbara STATESIDE magazine! The current April/May issue features art by yours truly! (pg. 5&6)
It is also a fantastic resource for art & culture in the Santa Barbara area.
For more information and where to get yours:
Stateside Magazine
Stateside Magazine Facebook
*LAST THURSDAY'S ARTIST SHOWCASE @ IV FOOD CO-OP*
Hear ye hear ye! I'll have some old and new art up at the "Last Thursdays Art Showcase" at the IV Food Co-op- awesome art, music, and crafts! Join us! A swell time will be had by all!
Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 @ 7:30- 10:00 PM
Address: 6575 Seville Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Event Link
*ANNUAL UCSB STAFF ART SHOW: 2012*
I have several pieces in the annual UCSB Staff Art Show at the Faculty Club! The reception will be held from 3-4 on Tuesday Jan 10th, 2012. Parking is availbale in Lot 23. Feel free to stop by for some visual stimuli and refreshments! The show will be on display through late February.
*ISLA VISTA FOOD CO-OP CRAFT FAIR!*
Looking to buy your holiday gifts from local and sustainable sources? Come join us at the Isla Vista Food Co-op for our annual Holiday Craft Fair! Featuring local artists, craftsfolks, and community members, what better place to find some unique holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind crafts? Wonderful vendors! If you are going to dig into your wallet, why not build community instead of corporate profits?!
Saturday, 12-4 pm, Dec. 3rd, 2011
6575 Seville Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Hope to see you there!
Event Page
*MY ART FEATURED IN CONDUCIVE MAGAZINE ARTICLE!*
My found object art piece, "The Butterfly, the Beetle and the Bee", is currently featured in a new Conducive Magazine Article entitled: Beyond Disposable: A Paradigm Shift in Consumer Living by Nicki Lisa Cole. I am so grateful to be a part of this healthy shift in responsible consumerism! Conducive is a magazine devoted to critical thinking about ways to deal with social problems and looking for viable solutions to dilemmas we face on both a local and worldwide scope. We also features articles covering innovative ideas and research accessible to a diverse audience of progressives interested in social change.
Article Link
Right on! Read on! Published Oct 25, 2011
*ISLA VISTS FOOD CO-OP's ANNUAL COUNTRY FAIR!* Oct. 22, 2011
Come out to the 4th annual Co-op Country Fair Saturday Oct 22, from 11 am - 4 pm. Bobbin' for apples, pie, vegan hotdog, and hot pepper heating contests abound! Learn how to brew your own beer! Yours truly will have upcycled gifts and art for sale too! It will be a boot-stomping affair!
Co-op Country Fair
*NOCHES DE LOS MUERTOS ART SHOW* 2011
Opening Friday Oct. 14, 6:30-10:00!
Muddy Waters Coffee House
805 E Haley Street, Downtown Santa Barbara
Join me for an evening of Dia de Los Muertos and Halloween inspired art! I will have a few new pieces in this annual show! Up thru early November.
Be there or be scare-y!
Noches de Los Muertos
*SPACE INVADERS 2!* AN ARTSY INVASION! June 18, 2011
Come on down to 4159 State Street from 11am-7pm on Saturday, June 18, 2011 for an n all day event of Jewelry designers, Artists, Creators, Vintage Collectors, DJs, Cupcakes, Lemonade Stand, Photobooth and more!! I will be selling my artsy creations along with more than 25 other local D.I.Y. artists and crafters!! It's going to be a blast!
SPACEINVADERS2website
*SPRING- 2011 - ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS BOARD PUBLICATION
The Environmental Affairs Board (EAB) is the largest student organization at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Their quarterly publication, "Leafnotes", includes art, poetry, short stories, and other personal expressions of Environmental awareness.
My drawing, "Shoots and Roots" is published on the back page of the Summer 2010 Leafnotes.
Check it out! :)
Here is a link to the pdf of the publication:
Spring2011Leafnotes
*COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO ROOSTER ART INVITATIONAL"
My latest no waste art piece will be on display at the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara's annual Artist Invitational show, "Cock-a-doodle-do", an eclectic tribute to all things Rooster! I am a fan of the feathered, and created a piece, inspired by antique reverse glass paintings. The result is "Sir Reginald Rooster III". He is mixed media, made from acrylic, found frame, and recycled vhs tape which provides the underlying texture.
Hope to see you at the opening!
Tennis Club of Santa Barbara
2375 Foothill Rd.
Opening Reception: April 8th, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm
Show ends May 8th, 2011
Gallery Hours: 8am-9pm Daily & open to public
2ndFridaySBTennisClub
*NEW AD IN THE SUNFLOWER!*
Check out my newest art ad in the Isla Vista Food Co-op's quarterly publication: The Sunflower! For Winter 2011. Pick one up in areas around Santa Barbara and Goleta, and stop by the Co-op for some healthy local eats!
*SOLO SHOW: SYMBIOSIS @ SPIRITLAND BISTRO*
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 8th / 3:00-4:30pm
wine available at a discount
Spiritland Bistro
230 E Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
(intersection of Garden and Victoria)
(805) 966-7759
Bistro Hours: 11:30-2:00 pm Daily , 5:30-9:00 pm Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10:00 Friday & Saturday
http://www.spiritlandbistro.com/
*UCSB STAFF ART SHOW!*
The Annual Staff Art Show at University of California, Santa Barbara will be on display thru December 17th, 2010, at the Faculty Club on campus.
I have 3 pieces in the show!
*OCTOBER 2, 2010- "NOCHES DE LOS MUERTOS" ART SHOW*
The 2010 Noche de Los Muertos Art Show
This 6th annual art show is a group show presenting Day of the Dead and Halloween inspired art, and I will have a piece in the show!
A raffle benefitting the Heart2Hand Youth Art Fund will also be held.
Reception is Saturday, Oct. 2, 7PM
Muddy Waters Cafe
508 E Haley St.
Santa Barbara
special music set by "The Darklings"
See you there!
link to flyer: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=14
*SUMMER- 2010 - ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS BOARD PUBLICATION*
The Environmental Affairs Board (EAB) is the largest student organization at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Their quarterly publication, "Leafnotes", includes art, poetry, short stories, and other personal expressions of Environmental awareness.
My drawing, "The Singtoo Tree" is published on page 2 of the Summer 2010 Leafnotes.
Check it out! :)
Here is a link to the pdf of the publication...
http://www.as.ucsb.edu/eab/frontpage/Lea
*APRIL 2, 2010- SB NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM'S PHOTO EXHIBITION*
Santa Barbara Natural History Musuem's 2010 Photo Contest & Exhibition,
"Inspiring a Thirst for Discovery and Passion for the Natural World"
Reception Friday, April 2, 2010, 4:30-6:30 in the Museum Courtyard
One of my photos, "The Weaver" was selected for display.


*APRIL 11, 2009-HART (HEALING ART) EVENT*
HART (Healing Art Event)
Sat., April 11, 7:00-11:00pm
Casa de La Raza Youth Center
Santa Barbara
To recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center is hosting an event called HART, a night of self expression, art, open mic, spoken word, music, and community building and resources.
I will have several works on display inspired by the "heart" and its many connotations.
*JULY 13, 2009- UCSB STAFF ART EXHIBIT*
3rd Annual UCSB Staff Art Exhibit
I will have several works on display at the 3rd annual UC Santa Barbara's Staff Art Show at the Faculty Club on campus.
Opening Reception is Monday, July 13th, 2009 3:30-4:30
Show runs through August.
See you there!
*OCTOBER 1, 2008- UCSB STAFF ART SHOW*
Creative Touches UCSB Staff Art Show
I will have several pieces on display at the 2nd annual UC Santa Barbara Staff art show "Creative Touches".
The show will be on campus at the Faculty Club, and runs through November!