KEYNOTE SPEAKER – KIP FULBECK is a pioneering artist, slam poet, spoken word performer, author, and filmmaker. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show, and PBS, and has performed and exhibited in over twenty countries and the U.S. Fulbeck is the author of books including: Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids; Part Asian, 100% Hapa; and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits, and directed a dozen short films including Banana Split and Lilo & Me.  He is a professor of Art at UCSB, where he received their Distinguished Teaching Award and was named an Outstanding Faculty Member five times.  In recognition for his work promoting multiracial awareness, he was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the 2009 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival and also named a Cultural Pioneer at Harvard University. A complete overachiever despite being only half-Chinese, Kip is an avid surfer, guitar player, ocean lifeguard, and pug enthusiast.


EMCEE  – DAVID STARKEY is the director of the Creative Writing program at Santa Barbara City College.  He is the author of two textbooks and several plays that have been performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. He has published over 400 poems in various literary magazines. Starkey has published several collections of poems, such as Starkey’s Book of States (Boson Books, 2007) and Fear of Everything, winner of Palanquin Press’s Spring 2000 chapbook contest. His work has earned him the title of Santa Barbara’s Poet Laureate 2009-2010. He is the interviewer-innovator of The Creative Community on Channels TV.



PAINTING /SCULPTURE- MICHAEL IRWIN is a talented local artist and art teacher. Since graduating UCSB for both his undergrad and graduate work, he has lived, taught, surfed, and created here in Santa Barbara. He has lectured and taught at Santa Barbara City College, UCSB, and San Marcos High School. His local studio is where he makes his colorful and unique works. Irwin currently has pieces showing at the Arts Fund Gallery as part of the William T. Colville Foundation Grant Recipients Show through August 22.


PERFORMING ARTS/ACTOR – ANN DUSENBERRY is an actor, a director, and a teacher in Santa Barbara. After receiving a degree from Occidental University, Dusenberry went to  Hollywood. She worked as an actor under contract with Universal Studios for 4 years, then free-lancing until 1990. She played Lucille Ball’s daughter in Life With Lucy, co-starred in Cutter’s Way with Jeff Bridges, and played Tina in Jaws 2 opposite Roy Scheider. Dusenberry also starred as Amy in “Little Women”, the NBC mini-series with Dorothy Maguire, Greer Garson and William Shatner. Dusenberry returned to school and received her MA MFT in 1992. Today she teaches theatre, directs productions, and takes the stage herself. 


MUSIC – DAVID GROSSMAN was a professional drummer, and was executive vice president of The Recording Academy, the nonprofit responsible for the Grammy Awards. He was senior vice president of television music for the Paramount Pictures Television Group. Grossman’s passion for music is infectious. He says music became interested in me. “I got exposed to it and then it grabbed me and just sucked me into its world. When I think back to my youth, it was almost like I didn’t have a choice. It was just part of my DNA,” says Grossman. Grossman has a degree in composition from Berkley College of Music and an MBA in business administration from Pepperdine University. Recently, David Grossman is the new executive director of the Santa Barbara Symphony.


MEDIA/FILMAKER – ANDY DAVIS is a filmmaker with a reputation for writing, directing, and producing intelligent thrillers, most notably The Fugitive (which was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards). Davis received his degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and began his work in motion pictures as an assistant cameraman to renowned cinematographer and director Haskell Wexler on the 1969 classic Medium Cool. Some of Davis’ directorial credits include Collateral Damage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, A Perfect Murder starring Michael Douglas, the critically acclaimed and audience loved Holes starring Shia Labeouf, and recently The Guardian starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. Davis is developing several projects through his Santa Barbara based production company Chicago Pacific Entertainment including a political eco thriller.

GRAPHIC DESIGN/ENTERTAINMENT- ULRIKE KERBER, studied communication design program in her native country of Germany at Hamburg’s Institute of Design (Fachhochschule für Gestaltung), which gave her a strong background in photography, illustration, calligraphy, typography, advertising, and other visual media. Then she spent a year in New York and began designing print material for the music industry (Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, John Cage, Eric Clapton). After returning to Hamburg, she designed more than one-hundred CD covers. In Los Angeles, she worked at E! Entertainment TV and freelanced for many contemporary design companies like Pittard Sullivan, Fuel, and Novocom.  In Santa Barbara she founded her own motion graphics company, Viva Design Inc. ( Her company has produced award-winning TV station launches, as well as show and promo packages, for clients such as BET, Soapnet, Noggin, Sundance Channel, Discovery, Target, Family Showtime, Hallmark, OWN, Buster Design, Viva TV and Cosmopolitan.



Naked Walrus is an artistic vision compromised of passionate individuals, all on a common ground. They collaborate on a unique plain to create a sonically charged force that not only composites music, but it combines all art forms. Look a little deeper and take off your clothes. It is here where the journey of the nude walrus begins!



Rachel La Commare just won the Teen Star competition presented by Lambert Productions at the Granada Theatre on March 3.  She is a San Marcos High senior and has participated in Advanced Choir and Madrigal Singers as well as being a self-taught pianist. She plans to attend Westmont College majoring in Music Composition or Music Education.






Andy Davis: See Bio Above

Ann Dusenberry: See Bio Above

Julie McLeod: McLeod is the founder, director of Art Without Limits, was Execu-tive Director for SB Dance Alliance producing over 100 con- certs. and had a SB studio, Dance Warehouse for 20 years. She studied dance at Juilliard in NY. McLeod was in the original cast of “West Side Story” on Broadway and toured with Yul Brynner in “King and I.”

Liam Burke: Burke began his career as a Classical Ballet dancer in The Australian Ballet. He moved to New York to appear on several Broadway shows. He trained in Classical Pilates in Los Angeles and has been teaching for the past four years.

Janet Vucinich:

David Grossman: See Bio Above

Chella Courington: Courington holds a Doctorate in Literature from the University of South Carolina and recently received an MFA in Poetry from New England College. Her poetry appears in over thirty journals. Courington teaches at Santa Barbara City College.

David Starkey: See Bio Above

PAINTING (Visual 1) –
Dug Uyesaka: Dug pursued painting and silk screen while at UCSB and went on to study graphic design and multimedia at SBCC. He also worked at a local film production company providing graphic design and media management. Dug has been a working artist and involved in the community arts scene since the 1970’s.

Michael Irwin: See Bio Above

COSTUME (Visual 2) –
Anaya Cullen: Cullen, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Stylist & Performing Artist focuses on design for movement, applying traditional dyeing techniques and textile arts in the contemporary design arena, and time-based, media, performance art.

Brecia Kralovic-Logan: Kralovic-Logan is a fiber artist and the director of pebble in the pond art studio in Santa Barbara. She has taught over 2,000 creative art workshops at conferences, in schools, for guilds, at shops, museums and at her studio. Her fiber artwork has been exhibited nationally.

GRAPHICS (Visual 3)
Ulrike Kerber: See Bio Above

Rod Rolle: Since graduation from Brooks Institute of Photography (Industrial/Scientific Photo Technology, 1986), Rolle has worked hard to develop an eye for capturing the human experience with a sense of style and detail.

Mo McFadden: Maureen ‘Mo’ McFadden is owner of McFadden & McFadden P.R. based in Santa Barbara celebrates its 20th year in business in 2012. The public relations firm, opened in 1992, specializes in working closely with arts, non-profits, and entertainment companies to create an overall image and/or design a publicity campaign for a specific event.

Elizabeth Stewart:  Stewart is a career appraiser of fine art and antiques, active in the field for 26 years. She has appraised for clients nationwide. Elizabeth’s area of expertise is 19th and 20th century fine art and works on paper, as well as American and European 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture.

Rod Lathim will be available for individual chats.
Lathim enjoys embracing his life-long goal of utilizing the arts to affect social change. Lathim is a social activist, a pioneer of the accessible theatre movement on a national level, writer and a consultant to foundations, non-profit organizations.