Holiday Exhibition

November 30, 2018, through January 13, 2019

Grand vistas, intimate views, and botanical abstraction fill the gallery for our Holiday exhibition—an exploration of contemporary landscape art featuring our gallery painters and photographers.

New Randall David Tipton works on paper lead the viewer into forests formed from pools of color, tangled lines, and lightly textured layers. They are landscape mysteries to get lost in. 

You’ll need a second or third look to grasp the scale and subject matter of Bill Dewey’s aerial photographs. Surprising shapes, colors, and textures make up works that balance abstract glory with minutely detailed reality.

Pamela Zwehl-Burke’s small gouaches give a taste of her large-works exhibition scheduled for January 2019. From studied observation, Zwehl-Burke creates compelling compositions whether working big or small.

Michael Ferguson, Robert Abbott, Dana Hooper, and Anne Ward balance between depth and flatness by emphasizing color, texture andpattern, reshaping our world through paint. 

Minimal washes of color combined with expressive line by Susan Petty, Marilee Krause, and Patricia Doyle engage the viewer to fill in what isn’t there and to be excited by what is.

The realistic paintings of Marcia Burtt, Ann Lofquist, Ian Roberts, Marilyn Turtz, and Jeff Yeomans are windows to times and places we long to visit or see again: art inspired by experiencethat reaffirms our need for both.

Oak Group Benefit for Nature Conservancy

Oak Group Show Benefits The Nature Conservancy
November 2 through midday, November 30, 2018

The Oak Group continues its long-standing support of The Nature Conservancy with “Learning to Love,” an exhibition in Santa Barbara’s Faulkner Gallery in the Central Library. The show’s title comes from a quotation by the painter Claude Monet, who wrote, “Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.”

Oak artists look forward to greeting the public at a reception on Friday evening, November 2, from 5:30 to 7:30.

Forty-five percent of proceeds will directly benefit The Nature Conservancy and its projects, including nearby Carrizo Plain and Santa Cruz Island. The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization that creates innovative solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. TNC uses a collaborative approach that engages local communities and other partners.
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Paintings and photographs in this show will include several by artists who’ve visited the new 24,000-acre Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve on our own Gaviota coast, as well as images of historic Nature Conservancy properties such as Santa Cruz Island, Elkhorn Slough, Big Sur Coastline, and Carrizo Plain.

Faulkner Gallery in the Central Library, 40 W. Anapamu.
Monday through Thursday, 10:00 to 7:00
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 to 5:30
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00

Reception  Friday, November 2, from 5:30 to 7:30.

Marcia Burtt featured in Athens Embassy catalog

Marcia Burtt has been a proud participant of the Art in Embassies program that is put on by the US State Department. “Art in Embassies (AIE), a program within the U.S. Department of State, creates vital cross-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchanges.” Her art has been recently been exhibited in Athens, Greece.

The Art of Plein Air Painting

Marcia Burtt is a featured artist in the just published:

The Art of Plein Air Painting: An Essential Guide to Materials, Concepts, and Techniques for Painting Outdoors
by M. Stephen Doherty

You can find it on Amazon here:



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


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

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

Santa Barbara Fine Art
Arlington Plaza
1324 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours Thur-Mon 10-5, closed Tues-Wed
Gallery: (805) 845-4270

the Oak Group.