Board Members

July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019

President:  Nancy Hull

Vice Presidents:  Frances Reighley and Bill Hull 

Treasurer:  Jacqui Bravo (805) 564-7019

Recording Secretary:  Susan Price

Correspondence Secretary:  Julianne Martin

Directors:  Jim Felland, Jennifer Ringer, Brian Tepper, and Bob Trimble

Past Pres.:  Cathie Smith (805) 963-1026


President:  Nancy Hull Photo and introduction to come

Frances Reighley, Vice President

Screen Shot 2018-09-18 at 9.00.33 AMFrances joined SBAA in 2012 and has been volunteering on the Board since July 2016. Frances is best known for her quirky sense of humor that invariably finds its way to the canvas. She grew up in sunny Santa Barbara County, which may explain a few things. Oils are her favored medium, however she mucks around in others as well. She’s had an adventurous trek in the arts, from the first time she laid eyes on a paint-splattered kindergarten easel, all the way up to a Masters in Art Therapy at the University of Louisville. Frances retired after sixteen years of teaching others the therapeutic value of art. Thirteen of those years were spent working with seniors, some of whom had never – in their 80+ years – dabbled in the arts. Frances is also a member of the Goleta Valley Art Association. She lives and plays daily in Goleta with her husband Mike and their frisky Labradoodle Kayden.

Bill Hull, Vice President Photo and introduction to come

Treasurer:  Jacqui Bravo (805) 564-7019 

clip_image002As vice president in a large international management consulting company, I had a successful but stressful career developing large mainframe computer systems in the USA and Europe. I retired early in 1998 to Santa Barbara where I had graduated from UCSB in 1968.

In 2002, I took beginning drawing and watercolor classes through SBCC’s Adult Education Program just to see if I could paint. I realized immediately that my paintings had a linear style rather than the painterly style of the artists I admired. I concluded that my analytical approach and obsessive compulsive behavior were not going to change, so, I decided to select subject matter to fit my natural inclinations.

I have painted landscapes, buildings, and portraits but find the greatest joy in painting flowers. I am fascinated by the infinite variety and the intricate structure of each flower. My goal is not to paint botanically perfect flowers but to capture the flowing movement inherent in each bloom.

MEMBERSHIPS: Santa Barbara Art Association: President 2011 – 2012; Vice President 2006 – 2011 and 2012 – 2018; Treasurer 2013 – present; Goleta Vally Art Association: Vice President 2007 – 2008 and Director 2008 – 2009; Los Padres Watercolor Society: President 2003 – 2016

Recording Secretary:  Susan Price 

Screen Shot 2019-02-17 at 9.15.56 PMI am a self-taught artist with a focus on shape, color and random selection. Since 1994, I have explored aspects of these principles using a combination of collage and oil paint on board. I have no preconceived idea or agenda with respect to the images that ultimately appear in my work. The arrangement of cut paper shapes as with the formation of molecules from atoms can build any number of distinct organisms. I begin by cutting a pile of random shapes, mostly from art calendars. I examine the pieces move them around separately and in combination with one another until I get an intuitive clue. The process evolves rather slowly, but the resulting diversity always surprises me. When all of the shapes are glued down, I detail and complete the work with paint. I see my work as a series of short stories. The vocabulary is the same but each tale is unique.

Correspondence Secretary:  Julianne Martin 


I am a fairly new member to SBAA, as I joined during the fall of 2017. I soon became involved in helping out with the SBAA ingatherings as I was appreciative of how the members of the board were so organized, hard working, and thoughtful in running things. I was invited to join the Board of Directors last year and it has been an honor and a wonderful experience.

I grew up in Orange County and during my childhood my creative expression was mostly in the direction of modern dance, although I thoroughly enjoyed drawing, painting, and sewing. My early adulthood took me down a practical path and I earned a BA in business administration and became a financial analyst. Longing for what I felt might be a more meaningful existence, I soon redirected my energies and earned a BA, MA and doctorate in clinical psychology. In this fulfilling line of work, I am able to work creatively in helping others from all walks of life find ways to improve their lives.

As I have long had a love of nature, I have taken photographs of beautiful places for many years. I began exhibiting my photography in 2016. In the last couple years, I attended classes at SBCC to learn printmaking. I am now venturing into watercolor and pastels, as it is an ever-evolving process as an emerging visual artist. I am very grateful to be a member of SBAA and surrounded by such talented artists.


Jim Felland 


Born in Chicago and grew up in Indianapolis.  My artistic beginning was at age 8.  Entering a third grade poster contest my appetite for art work was initiated by winning 1st place with my entry.  Through my public school years I would doodle, draw, paint and otherwise create as I found it satisfying to express myself at how I viewed the world.  When in high school I participated in all available art classes and their various mediums.  Attending Ball State in Muncie I was given further experiences and challenges in the art world and my vision grew.  Under the tutelage of a gifted art director, Dr. A. Nichols, I worked in oil, sketched with ink, formed sculptures, created mobiles.  The scope of my vision was enhanced after joining the Army as a staff photographer for 2 years in Germany.  As a civilian again I became a newspaper and freelance photographer that added width and depth to my view of life and this world.  Upon retirement I realized a new approach with art that gave life to water color.  With numerous Adult Education classes and various talented instructors I added pen and ink to my medium.  A 4 week stay in Norway added to my love of nature, color and form.  My most recent addition to my works came from a 3 week visit in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I am a member of Santa Barbara Art Association and Goleta Valley Art Association.

Brian Tepper 

Bio PicBrian has been professionally creating art pieces for the past fifty years. His art education includes an Arts Degree from Pierce College, tutoring under the German portrait painter Hans Duddenhaus, and various art classes.

A highlight of his career was a seven-week traveling tour of his paintings throughout Europe under the auspices of the United States Army.

He enjoys being on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Art Association and is a member of the Carpinteria Art Association.

Bob Trimble Photo and introduction to come

Jennifer Ringer, Social Media Chair & Director

Jennifer RingerJennifer has been a SBAA member since the fall of 2014. She joined the Board of Directors in the summer of 2016 as the Social Media Chair where her responsibilities included creating and maintaining the SBAA Facebook page and the website to keep everyone informed of upcoming shows, award winners, and events.

Jennifer has been a Santa Barbara resident for the past ten years. She graduated from UCSB with a BA in Psychology in 2011 and has worked for a technology company since 2013. Her paintings incorporate bright colors and geometric shapes along with dark, bold lines for an almost “stained glass” look. In addition to painting, she is the owner and creator of Coastal Moon Art, a small business that sells ceramic planters, magnets, jewelry holders, etc. at local artisan fairs and select shops.

Past Pres.:  Cathie Smith (805) 963-1026 

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I feel I was always meant to be an artist. I got my first easel at the age of 4 and never looked back. When my baby brother (now an architect) came along, I even had the nerve, at 7, to grade his drawings. I majored in art at college, moved to Los Angeles, and got a job as a mechanical artist – not quite the same as capturing the environment that is my focus now. I had a 42 year career in Marketing and Advertising in Los Angeles and Chicago before retiring and moving to Santa Barbara to care for my mother.

Once here, I discovered SBCC Adult Education classes and eventually the Santa Barbara Art Association. I am so proud of what I have been able to contribute to both organizations. My 6 years as President of the SBAA brought me tremendous satisfaction and both organizations have given me my wonderful circle of friends that I treasure.

I continue to explore different ways to express my love for the natural world with graphite, pen & ink and watercolors; abstract and naturalistic, simple and complex. I hope you enjoy my work when you see it!