PIctures From the Panel


Hey Y'all hope all is well and all is good, here are some photo's of the Panel disscussion Think Thank participated in @ the Santa Barbara Library Faulkner galley.. Wish you were there?

A video we're fond of...


hopefully you will be to...

You saw our work, now see us talk


Art From the Street Up


Here is to aligning comrade world powers....Some Amazing individuals making art in Japan. And don't forget to download the previous post, they'll be more mixes so stay tuned.

Think Tank Pandora Radio


Ok you got us.... Not quite our own Pandora radio station, but nevertheless this is what it would sound like. So if you'd like to know what feeds our sub-conscious while we cut scrape and paint this would be it. So as Timothy leary says "plug in, tune in, and drop out"... you are an official Think Tanker.

Think Tank

Think Tank music - multi

Ad Busters


Illegal billboards serve as a gaint canvases for southern california's graffiti artists. Too Tall Jahmal, founer of a website dedicated to promo ting global graffiti culture, says graffiti is a political statement. Augor, an artist profiled in the video, calls him self a "billbiard liberation artist.

Finished Pieces


Though we have to insist that you come and see the work at the Art Fund Gallery...

Up Against the Wall is in the news...


Found this Article about the show on the Santa Barbara News-Press...enjoy:

Arts Fund Gallery hosts group exhibition

January 19, 2009 6:37 AM

"Against the Wall: Layers Revealed," a group exhibition, will be on view at the Arts Fund Gallery, Friday through March 6.

A reception for the artists will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery, 205C Santa Barbara St. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Featured artists are Alexia, Gary Bradley, Brett Hammond, Dave Matsick Jr., Larik Mezey, Daniel Ochoa, Mac Oliver, Vanae Mary Rivera, Forrest Rucker and Think Tank.

From ballpoint pen drawings that resemble fine woodcuts to layers of photographic montage, from custom stencils and handmade tools, from canvas, ceramic and cloth, "Against the Wall" explores the practices of aerosol art, a controversial medium, according to Dana Simpson, gallery manager.

"When one realizes the nuance and imagery an artist can achieve by manipulating a 'burst' of paint, a spray can becomes a tool of immense creativity. Influenced by street art, pop culture, mural painting, advertising and calligraphy, aerosol art is as diverse in reference as it is in representation," said Ms. Simpson in a press release.

"As this diverse group of artists demonstrates, the spray can is not the 'exclusive' brush of aerosol art. What connects these artists is an assertive graphic sensibility, a willingness to be patient in craft and quick in application and the independence to appropriate unconventional materials and images," she said, adding that "aerosol art, by its very nature, alters the designation of art object.

"Through juxtaposition, layers of meaning are revealed. Identifying themselves as self-taught and self-motivated, these Santa Barbara artists have developed unique solutions in both approach and technique. Together, the body of work on view is a collective effort to bring visual language 'from the street' to the gallery wall.

Ms. Simpson said that for the majority of participants, "Against the Wall" is the first presentation of their work in a professional space. The exhibit hopes to provide a deeper understanding of aerosol art and appreciation for this community of artists.

Laura Inks is creative producer and artist liaison on this collaborative project.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a community forum and panel discussion will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Faulkner Gallery at the Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

"Giving Voice to a Conflicted Art: Artists, Civic Leaders and Community Members in Conversation" will be moderated by Judi Weisbart, CEO of the Patricia Henley Foundation, which is co-sponsoring the exhibit and forum. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 965-7321.

The Arts Fund ( was established in 1983 with a mission to create, fund and administer programs and projects that foster the arts for the people of Santa Barbara County, to act as a catalyst maximizing the effectiveness of arts resources and to nurture collaborative relationships among arts organizations.

The Arts Fund is best known as the sponsor of the annual Individual Artist Awards, a juried competition open to local artists, and the Teen Arts Mentorship Program, which pairs promising young artists with professional master artists in a workshop setting.

In 2001, The Arts Fund opened its own gallery at the corner of Yanonali and Santa Barbara Streets.



Thank you to everyone who came to the show. It was a great success and one of the board members actually saif it was THE MOST dynamic show she had ever seen at the gallery. I have to saw we can't disagree with that, the place was djed to our ears delight and the chitter chatter filled our minds with interesting things to contemplate. Here are some pictures from the opening, and don't forget to stay tuned to this blog and follow along if you have an account with gmail or blogspot...PEACE

Make it a weekend of cross county Graffiti fun


So Here at Think Tank, we're not about hogging the lime light. In Fact if you find us chatting about, we're likely going to be talking about other artists amazing stuff, so in the spirit of exposing the underground... we have an event to share.

The revolutionary New Image Gallery in Los Angeles is having their 15th Anniversary party the day after Think Tank Shows at The Santa Barbara Art Fund Gallery, so after our show rest up for a two day urban art extravaganza. Names like Shepard Farley, The Date Farmers, and Barry Mc Gee, will be gracing the walls of New Image. Now here is the flyer...