Tuesday, October 25 , 2016, 8:19 pm | Fair 59º

Posted on January 12, 2014 | 4:45 p.m.

Pickle Room to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Art Exhibit, Call for Artists

Source: Maureen McFadden for the Pickle Room

The Pickle Room, 126 E. Canon Perdido, is the newest vintage cocktail lounge on the scene in downtown Santa Barbara, and it’s getting ready for a sentimental journey into the past with an exhibition of paintings done by local artists using the landmark Chinese restaurant Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens (1947-2006) as the subject.

The owners of the Pickle Room, Bob and Clay Lovejoy, want to honor the longtime legacy of the Chung family as well as the neighborhood, which was once a bustling Chinatown. Join us from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, for the opening of the exhibit and reception to meet the artists. The exhibit will be up through March 15. On the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Horse is 4711.

If you have a painting or know an artist who has one, please get your work to Maureen “Mo” McFadden, media representative for the Pickle Room by Jan. 21. Send an e-file of the art to her at [email protected]. If you can’t send an e-file, drop off a photo of your art at Three Pickles deli next door to the Pickle Room, between 2 and 3:30 p.m. (Please note the time is after lunch rush. Art that comes in at other times will not be considered). Include your name, phone number and email information so we can get back to you.

Included in the mix already are Gary Chafe’s painting of Jimmy’s (seen on the T-shirt currently for sale and included nearby) along with John Klippenstein’s watercolor and Augie Ortiz’s commissioned work — all hanging in the bar now, along with Judith Geiger’s silk painting from the 1990s from a private collection. Paintings should be no larger than 36 inches by 36 inches.

The owners will select up to a dozen paintings to be hung in the bar from Chinese New Year, Jan. 31, through March 15.

The Pickle Room, 126 E. Canon Perdido, is open from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Click here for more information, or call 805.965.1015.

— Maureen McFadden is a publicist representing the Pickle Room.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >