Holiday Exhibition

— Marcia Burtt, “Looking East, Late Afternoon,” acrylic, 6×18

November 17, 2017, through January 7, 2018

Reception:   Friday, November 17, 2017    5-7 pm

Celebrate the season and another year of beautiful landscape art with our annual Holiday Show and Party featuring gallery artists and guest printmakers Sara Woodburn and Leonardo Nuñez.

Nuñez and Woodburn both create prints from carvings, but to very different ends. Precise detail is the hallmark of Nuñez’s reductive linoleum cuts and etchings; Woodburn’s emphasis on shape and overlapping colors invites symbolic reading of her subject matter.

Patricia Doyle, Marcia Burtt, and Marilee Krause emphasize landscape in flux.
Doyle’s big brush gestures relay the power of the Pacific.
Burtt’s rapid brushstrokes and dynamic color capture change in the weather and tides—ephemeral moments made permanent on canvas.
Using fluid line and pooling watercolor, Krause finds tranquility in impermanence.

Mixing watermedia on plastic paper, Randall David Tipton experiments with layering washes and line, discovering otherworldly terrain within the mundane.

Layers of color, optical mixing, and texture in Michael Ferguson’s large acrylics are as much his subject as the trees and ponds he depicts. Flora becomes decoration.

Space and scale are disrupted in paintings by Dana Hooper, Anne Ward, Robert Abbott, and photographs by Bill Dewey.
Hooper’s brazen use of color and thick paint flattens the depth in her portraits of livestock. Anne Ward also disrupts the depth of field, emphasizing pattern and shape, forcing backgrounds and still life to occupy a single plane.
Flat, muted color belies the depth in Robert Abbott’s expanses of farmland.
Bill Dewey’s aerial photographs look straight down, making quilted patterns out of our big earth.

Oil to graphite to watercolor, Susan Petty uses an eclectic approach to landscape. Delicate to dense line, color or monochrome, she uses every method in her wide arsenal of media to celebrate the variety of her subjects.

Realism and an intimate knowledge of art history guide the styles of Erling Sjovold, Ian Roberts, Ann Lofquist, and Marilyn Turtz.
Softened brush strokes disappear into Erling Sjovold’s quiet landscapes, creating a hint of surrealism.
Ian Roberts adds a slight impressionist influence to his pastoral, often exotic, landscapes.

Ann Lofquist’s panoramic vistas acknowledge modern times using traditional landscape painting technique.
Marilyn Turtz’s minimalist realism finds the perfect balance between what is portrayed and what the viewer brings to the work.

Sarah House Annual Fundraiser

“Traveling the Silk Road”

Dear Friends of Sarah House,

For over 25 years Sarah House has provided compassionate end-of-life care with extraordinary kindness. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we serve those who have nowhere else to turn. We offer comfort and assistance to their family and friends and continue our original mission providing for those with HIV/AIDS.

We are inviting you to participate in our annual fundraiser held Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club (Rockwood). The theme is Traveling the Silk Road. Attendees can transport themselves back in time to the ancient trade route that stretched to western China, central Asia, and Europe.

All proceeds support vital care for our residents. There are many ways that you can help us with the event, provide a sponsorship or silent auction donation, purchase a ticket, or join our special group of volunteers. We appreciate your generosity in support of our mission and look forward to enjoying a memorable evening with you! For more information, contact Susan Murray at or 805-682-1515.

To Purchase a Sponsorship or Tickets, Click Here. 


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


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