Mr. Fisher's other company, In Color, has designed the wrap for the Santa Barbara Bowl's new water station, donated by Jack Johnson's organization. The backdrop image was taken by A. Arthur Fisher. See the full press release:
Santa Barbara, CA – On Tuesday, musician and environmentalist, Jack Johnson presented the Santa Barbara Bowl today with a custom Water Refill Station, in support of the Johnson’s All At Once Sustainability Award, which recognizes venues making a strong commitment to green practices and the environment. Water Refill Stations will also be presented to the two other award winners, the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland (IMP Presents), and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York (Live Nation).
Last December, the Santa Barbara Bowl with promoter Nederlander Concerts, received an inaugural All At Once Sustainability Award in the “Green Leader” category, for ongoing excellence in waste reduction and sustainability and for making every effort to meet Johnson’s Environmental Rider during his 2014 From Here To Now To You Tour. As a result of the award and water refill station, fans will now be able to refill reusable water bottles and cups from the venue, cutting back on plastic waste at the Santa Barbara Bowl shows.
The Bowl is being recognized as a leader in venue greening and for implementing best practices, piloting new initiatives, and setting the stage for others to follow. The Greening the Bowl campaign aims at making the venue as close to carbon neutral as possible by decreasing the Bowl’s ecological footprint. Recent greening initiatives include removal of non-native plants, a bike valet service, solar power, and implementation of waste-diversion recycling and composting programs.
Additionally, as part of Jack Johnson’s 2014 shows, the Santa Barbara Bowl in collaboration with LoaTree, launched the innovative #MyPintAndMe initiative to reduce single-use disposable plastics by selling customized pint cups. Bowl patrons can bring their pint cups to every Bowl show and receive drink discounts for the life of the cup. Since the inception of the program the SB Bowl has seen cost savings from the reduction in plastic cups purchased and waste hauling fees
Rick Boller, Executive Director Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, states “We are honored to receive the All At Once Sustainability Award. We have enjoyed our on-going partnership with everyone on Jack Johnson’s team and their support and assistance in launching all of our Greening the Bowl initiatives. We mostly want to recognize and thank our patrons for their active participation with the MyPintAndMe program. It is exciting to have so many supporters do their part in reducing over 10,000 plastic cups since Jack Johnson’s concerts in 2014.”
Johnson, whose music career began in Santa Barbara, is proud of his hometown venue’s greening efforts and specifically their commitment to reducing single-use plastics. “Being an ocean loving community we all appreciate the Bowl’s leadership in keeping plastic out of the waste stream, knowing that so much of it finds it’s way to the sea,” said Johnson.
The award ceremony is timely, as Johnson recently returned from the 5 Gyres SEA Change expedition from the Bahamas to Bermuda, conducting research on plastic ocean pollution, where he was able to see environmental impacts first- hand and discuss solutions with leading scientists, artists, and ocean advocates. While in the Bahamas, Johnson was also designated as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme to help promote environmental causes, including plastic pollution initiatives.
In addition to recognizing outstanding green venues like the Santa Barbara Bowl, Johnson continues to improve his own sustainability practices on the road. The 2014 From Here To Now To You Tour eliminated over 18,392 single-use plastic bottles with water refill stations and reusables, supported 35 local farms with the purchase of locally grown and organic produce, sourced over 10,054 gallons of sustainable biodiesel and offset an estimated 2,462,600 pounds of CO2 through green touring and fan participation. Through Johnson’s All At Once campaign, the tour supported over 150 community groups focusing on plastic free initiatives, sustainable local food systems, and other hands-on environmental projects.
For more information visit: www.jackjohnsonmusic.com/greening and www.allatonce.org
Today we made a transition to a new gallery system. This web application is based upon a more more modern framework, and thus, it just works better. One of the main benefits is that the search field is much more comprehensive.
Although the new gallery is already a big upgrade as it's currently integrated into this website, it will eventually include even more features. Among the new additions, we expect to have links on the pages from some select images to an online store where you can purchase prints. There will also be a smart album of latest posts.
Keep an eye out.
In addition to all the new functionality, we've also added more than a hundred new images, especially to the People section. Enjoy
Mr. Fisher will be doing a book signing event on July 24, 2014, from 5-8pm at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art store at 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara. The art store has created a Fiesta-themed area for this year's annual Fiesta events, and Mr. Fisher's Fiesta is a centerpiece.
Please stop by to say hello, bring your unsigned books, or purchase a signed book at the Art Store.
Three of the most iconic photos from the Fiesta book are now on display at Art & Soul of Santa Barbara gallery in Victoria Court (downtown Santa Barbara). The photos are printed using a very special process; they are sublimated into a high-gloss surface coated on aluminum. The images are float-mounted, raising them a half-inch above the wall surface, providing a pleasing sense of depth.
This process of printing on aluminum is relatively new. We have been providing it to the Santa Barbara Bowl now for a couple of years. The dyes and pigments used in the process are as bright and saturated as any other digital printing process I've seen.
The three images chosen for this exhibit are printed at large sizes: two at 18x24 and one panorama at 18x36. The Fiesta book is also on display and for sale at the gallery. Please stop by and check them all out!
Unfortunatley, the funding for my big coffee table book, Fiesta, fell through. So, I decided to take the project to the community for "crowd-funding."
I was orignially buiding out the funding project on Kickstarter.com, but I quickly discovered that they were not going to allow the flexibility I needed to work this project. The main deal-breaker was their rule preventing benefit to a non-profit, but there was also a rule preventing "bulk" sales of more than ten items in a pledge package.
I quickly found IndieGoGo.com to be a fine substitute and ported the entire site over. Now, here we are. Just a day and a half into the funing project, and I've already hit over 16% of the $20,000 goal. In reality, I'd really like to raise $30,000 to print enough books to make the project not just fasible but also viable.
Please visit http://celebratefiesta.com to learn more and to make a pledge. You'll get an amazing book in return!
Mr. Fisher's panoramas are now on display at D'Vine Deli Café in downtown Santa Barbara (corner of De La Vina and Canon Perdido streets).
Though the quaint deli has a decent amount of wall space, there is not enough to hold the entire exhibit. For this reason, we will be cycling prints through the café on a semi-regular basis. If there's a particular print you'd like see that's not exhibited, please contact us.
A list of the entire exhibit can be seen here.
Custom Framing and Art Gallery
3001 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
If you can't make the reception, please be sure to stop by Silent Pictures before November 20th to see the display!
UPDATE: This exhibit has been moved to D'Vine Deli. See updated news story here.
Mr. Fisher will be exhibiting his photography at the Santa Barbara 1st Thursday Art Show for the month of June. The exhibit will start on Thursday, June 7th, 2007, and it will be hosted by the Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Naked Wall Gallery at 907 State Street, across from Borders.
The theme for the exhibit is Santa Barbara Bowl & Other Local Events. Expect to see some photos of live performances at both the Bowl and Arlington Theatre, as well as some architectural shots of both venues. There will also be a large selection from Fiesta and others from the Amgen California Tour bike race, 4th of July, Solstice parade and some boating and surfing.
The reception will include wine and light appetizers from 5-8pm. We hope to see you there!
December 14, 2006
A Arthur Fisher of Santa Barbara, CA, has received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL 2006 8x10 Second Half Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding wedding & portrait photographers, the event was held in Santa Monica, CA on November 9th & 10th, 2006.
"Into The Future" received an Accolade of Excellence in the Wedding Photojournalism category.
Fisher competed against photographers from all over the world to win such honors.
The WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL 8x10 Print Competitions are advancing the art of wedding and portrait photography. The International Prints of the Year awards are presented each year at the largest trade show, educational platform and convention in the U.S. for Wedding and Portrait Photographers. The 2006 8x10 print competitions included 2,000 print entries in 19 different categories by photographers from all over the world.
For more information visit www.wppionline.com . ###