Promoting Art in Public Life.

What We Do

Art affects every aspect of public life from appliance design to zebra print textiles.

Through the publication of our zine, “Abyss,” and regular community events, we showcase artists using the combined power of the Collective to promote their work.

Additionally, through donations and grants we aim to develop a studio space for artist residencies, mentorships, and as a base of operations for classes and group projects that can positively impact the world.

We believe our cause is worthy, and that it will succeed.

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit corporation of artists seeking to advance the practice and appreciation of the arts through education, activities and partnerships. We have filed 501(c)3 paperwork and are awaiting approval from the IRS and State of California.


Alex EspinosaCEO – Multi-instrumentalist musician, songwriter, amateur poet, and hiker from Los Angeles determined to expand the realm of Art and Culture in Santa Barbara and beyond.

Shannon NicholsonCFO – Multi-media artist, bird lover, and nonprofit professional from Upstate New York.

Scott SanderferSecretary – Permatint founder, commercial and expedition cook, haiku thinker, strong supporter and partner to Dark Winterfire, supporter and partner to All artists who care to be supported and partnered with. “I want to build something with no evil in it, that expands minds, makes people think, and gets artists respect and compensation for their work. I want to grow Permatint into a force for the arts, I can see it, I believe in it, and I won’t quit.

Geoffrey Bennett UlrichVP of Marketing & Social Media – Filmmaker, cartoonist, writer and podcaster from New England with an extensive online presence and a passion for promoting worthwhile projects.

Jon KinneyDirector of Operations – Venice Beach Branch – A DJ (as DJ Noj), writer (as Ordell Cordova), photographer, filmmaker, and performer who has been working in the Arts community of Los Angeles since he was a child, appearing in journals, newspapers, books, movies, music videos and even video games.

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