#042 – Live from The Gallery Montecito w/ Bobbi Bennett: Art, Wine, & Trivia
December 26, 2017
This episode is a little different than usual. I recorded ‘live’ from the Gallery Montecito a couple of months ago, at an event I co-hosted with Bobbi Bennett. We had a blast, it was PACKED, and we gave away tons of shirts to the JFA contest winners! You’ll hear a compilation of really cool clips from some people who were at the event, mixed with my own thoughts.
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Bobbi Bennett has been an international exhibition artist for over 25 years. In 2015, she was one of the winners of the International Exposure Award, and her piece “Fallen Angels” was on exhibition at the Louvre, Paris.
Bobbi has owned and operated 3 art galleries in Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, and now currently in Montecito. In 2016, she started an art production company, called Red Starr production, where she had a stable of 30 artists. She became very successful hosting pop-up art galleries in Venice and Santa Monica.
Her partners of the Gallery Montecito contacted her because of her success and asked her to be part of the gallery because it was suffering. Bennett said yes, because she had exhausting clients in the area, and a percentage of the profits would go to a local non-profit.
In 3 months, Bennett had a very successful gallery showing top-notch contemporary artists and was able to donate $8,000 to “Heal the Ocean.” The gallery has also become a stomping ground for the locals in Montecito because of the many events she hosts at the gallery.
I love the world of food and beverage, everything about it, it’s soo damn sexy! Every time we eat and drink it ignites us sensually…the look, texture, taste, smell, sound all in a unique combination, encapsulating a moment in time. The act of sharing a meal with friends, chatting, eating, and drinking together is so forking perfect. It is a feeling that echoes a sense that All Is Good! Very, Very good!