In May 2010, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith re-affirmed, "Few modern myths about art have been as persistent or as annoying as the so-called death of painting." With this reputation, painters continue to grapple with their roles in the context of contemporary artistic practice. This Fall, Santa Barbara embraces the medium of painting, featuring four prominent painters in exhibition venues around town. Daniel Dove is the subject of a one person exhibition, Daniel Dove, at Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), November 5 - December 10; Peter Rostovsky's and Paul Winstanley's work will be on view in Parallax, October 23 - December 19 at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF); and Charlotta Westergren will be exhibiting new work in Run to Ground, in CAF's Bloom Project gallery, October 23 - December 19. Join Dove, Rostovsky, Westergren, and Winstanley, with moderator Colin Gardner to discuss painting in the 21st century.