Debra Herrick

Lum Art Magazine co-founder Debra Herrick, pictured, collaborated with artist Michael Matheson to create an original design for Lum’s summer fundraiser T-shirt.

In 2018, Carpinteria-based journalist Debra Herrick co-founded Lum Art Magazine to support the Central Coast arts community with independent arts journalism. The publication has covered a wide range of artists and galleries, including Carpinteria artists John Wullbrandt, Patricia Houghton Clarke and The Oak Group and galleries such as the Carpinteria Arts Center, Palm Loft Gallery and Porch. 

With its fourth print issue now in production, Lum has launched its first-ever community fundraiser. The magazine teamed up with Santa Barbara-based artist Michael Matheson to create an exclusive design for a T-shirt. Matheson is a skilled screen printer, painter and designer whose artwork locals may recall from the giant panels at the former Crushcakes Carpinteria.

“It has always been important to us that Lum be a free magazine, accessible to everyone,” said Herrick. “Community support is essential to keeping this project going.” 

T-shirts are available in five colors and can be preordered during the campaign until July 9. To order Lum’s summer T-shirt, visit To learn more about Lum Art Magazine, visit

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