Rural Life

March 17 through May 14, 2017

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Rural Life,” an exploration of the countryside by gallery artists.

517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA, Th-Su, 1-5pm

Fields and flora, cows, chickens and horses illustrate freedom from the urban as well as the richness of agrarian life. Barns, haystacks, old trucks and tractors signify human presence and show our reliance on this terrain for food production.

Colorful chickens and cows, overgrown dirt paths, bright green vines beside monumental farm buildings—the colors and textures of life determine paint application on canvas. Fences and row crops create visual embroidery, stitching together quilted fields.

Rural may sometimes serve as a shorthand for simple, but the works in this exhibit are rich and complex celebrations of a necessary landscape.

Artists: Jeff Yeomans, Anne Ward, Marilyn Turtz, Randall David Tipton, Erling Sjovold, Ray Roberts, Ian Roberts, Susan Petty, Ann Lofquist, Marilee Krause, Dana Hooper, Michael Ferguson, Patricia Doyle, Marcia Burtt, and Robert Abbott.

Special to this exhibition are two newly available Glenna Hartmann pastel paintings. Hartmann, 1949-2009, influenced the national resurgence of pastel painting. As an educator and early a member of The Oak Group she led Santa Barbara artists to a renewed appreciation of our local beauty, inspiring them to go outside and paint. Her sylvan vistas capture local landscapes as idylls, but the strength of her commitment to preserve the land and support other artists was the background to her artistic influence.


Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region

On view February 24, 2017 through May 29, 2017

The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature is proud to present its newest exhibition Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region, comprised of artworks borrowed from the private collections of its members. Not only will visitors be able to experience artworks that are not on public display, but they will get an inside look into how and why collectors choose their pieces. Continue reading

105th California Art Club Gold Medal exhibition

April 9 – 30, 2017

The historic California Art Club presents its signature exhibition, spotlighting more than 200 sculpture and paintings of genres ranging from landscapes and seascapes to figures and still lifes. The exhibiting artists include nationally renowned representational artists who have been active in expanding interest in the California Impressionist heritage associated with the organization’s founding in 1909. While the artists employ time-honored fine art techniques, their featured works seek to innovate with modern messages that address societal issues from diversity to the environment.

Artists’ Preview Dinner
Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Artists’ Gala Reception
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, California 90027

Museum Hours:
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sarasota workshop

Lovely beaches, beautiful paintings and big brushes in Florida!


While on the walls at L’Auberge in Sedona, these paintings have vanished:






I lent these paintings to L’Auberge in 2007 where I believed they would be seen and be sold to visitors to this lovely hotel.

A year ago I realized it was time to get the paintings back, but when I contacted the manager I was told the paintings were not there and he could not help me.
He no longer returns my phone calls or emails.

Please help! If you see any of these paintings I’d appreciate knowing where they are now.

Contact info.
Marcia Burtt

805-448-4812 cell
805-962-5588 gallery
805-689-7876 ranch


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Marcia Burtt GALLERY
517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805 962-5588
Hours: 1-5 Thursday through Sunday, closed Mon., Tue., & Wed.

Santa Barbara Frame Shop
1324 State St., Santa Barbara
Hours: 10-6 MON-SAT
805 963-2332

Tree’s Place, Route 6A at 28, Orleans, MA, 508-255-1330.

Ipu Hale Gallery, 76-5893 Mamalahoe Hwy., Holualoa, HI, 808-322-9069.

the Oak Group.