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

Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs Oak Group Benefit

Nicole Strasburg, “Twilght Estuary,” oil on birch panel 14×36″

Oak Group Benefit for Carpinteria Bluffs

Circling back to their original benefit shows decades ago, The Oak Group once again supports The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County with “Coastline,” an exhibition in Santa Barbara’s Faulkner Gallery in the Central Library, 40 W. Anapamu.
The exhibition will hang from March 1 through midday, March 30, 2017.

Artists look forward to meeting the public at a reception during First Thursday, March 2, from 5:00 to 7:30.

Guest artists Kevin Gleason, Kaaren Robertson, Nicole Strasburg, and John Wullbrandt contribute their work along with members of The Oak Group for this event.

Forty-five percent of proceeds will directly benefit acquisition of 21 more acres of the Carpinteria Bluffs, through The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs. These groups have been working together to preserve the rest of the undeveloped coastline.

The Land Trust has preserved 25,000 acres over its 31 years. Along with Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs it purchased its first 52 acres of the bluffs in the late 1990s. Together the groups turned what is now the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve over to the city of Carpinteria.

Central Library hours:
Monday through Thursday, 10:00 to 7:00
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 to 5:30
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00

Bob Bahr’s article on the Oak Group’s exhibition:
“CA Conservation Group Circles Back With Fundraiser”
http://www.outdoorpainter.com/ca-conservation-group-circles-back-with-fundraiser/

Nicole Strasburg, “Rookery, Carpinteria” Oil on birch panel 20×30″

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Summer in Winter

Marcia Burtt, Mendocino Overlook, acrylic, 20×30 in.

January 27 through March 12, 2017

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Summer in Winter,” a group exhibition of paintings celebrating sunny days to brighten our winter months.

Especially in winter we need to escape gloomy everyday lives.
Unbroken blue skies above bright glassy seas, next to paintings of lush woods of the Pacific Northwest and eastern seaboard. Golds and purples intensify summer heat.

Cut flowers and patio furniture illustrate leisurely days spent close to home when we prefer to sit quietly in the sunshine.

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY
517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA
805 962-5588 • Th-Su, 1-5, marciaburttstudio@gmail.com

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.