Rocks & Water, Minimalism, Spring abridged exhibits

Rocks & Water, Minimalism, Spring abridged.
Three exhibitions through August 9, 2020

Marcia Burtt: Rocks and Water
Rocks shape the flow and splash of the ocean. Thin slashes of paint overlie broad strokes, creating fluid versus solid and capturing the energy of our shoreline in these paintings by Marcia Burtt.

A showing of our gallery artists who guide and engage the viewer through suggestion rather than detail. Find beauty in the line, form, and space in these landscapes.

Spring, abridged
A selected showing of our Spring exhibition. Vibrant flowers, fresh green grasses, and billowing clouds celebrate springtime.

517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA
805 962-5588
Thursday–Sunday, 1-5

Holiday Exhibition

November 15 through January 12, 2020

Celebrate a year of art that emphasizes the collaboration between artist and audience in mutual passion for the beauty of our natural world.

Featuring paintings that preserve the ephemeral, our Holiday exhibition prompts contrasts and comparisons. From distant horizons to showered tree blossoms, from layered paint to minimal washes, and from bold color to subtle hues—these formal explorations reveal and deconstruct what we love about our landscape.

Marcia Burtt Gallery
517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805 962-5588
Hours: 1-5 Thursday through Sunday 

The Oak Group: The State of Harmony

John Wullbrandt, “Gaviota Creek Meets the Blue Pacific,” Acrylic on canvas

…a show benefiting Coastal Ranches Conservancy for the Gaviota Creek Restoration Project

Beautiful Gaviota Creek is spring-fed and usually flows year-round. Its important
ecosystem supports the habitat of many sensitive species including Black
Bears, Coastal Newts, Western Pond Turtles and the endangered Southern
Steelhead. The Oak Group is partnering with Coastal Ranches Conservancy to
gather resources to revitalize portions of the creek and floodplain, to create an
unimpeded migration passage for the steelhead and to restore the creek’s estuary
and floodplain.

Paintings availalble online until Dec. 30

Still Waters

September 6 through November 10, 2019

Mirroring the surrounding landscape, these paintings of inland water
give us a feeling of escape and introspection.

Lakes and ponds capture fallen foliage and colors of the sky, while a
change in vantage point reveals a murky world of dark greens and
browns. Smoothly blended brush strokesand washes let us look into the
watery deep.

Retreating and overflowing creeks, rivers, and wetlands feed these
momentary visions in oil or acrylic; short streaks and dabs of paint
form the ripples and speckled colors of their dynamic surfaces.

Thick and thin paint application accentuates textures of grasses and
reeds contrasting with smooth wet surfaces. Tactile pleasure in the
mediums draw us close to the canvas and into these painted idylls.

Marcia Burtt Gallery
517 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805 962-5588
1-5 Thursday through Sunday

Icons of Preservation: Oak Group exhibit

Break in the Weather, acrylic, 18x20 in.

Gallery artists and Oak group members Marcia Burtt and Bill Dewey will be an exhibition benefiting The Land Trust of Santa Barbara County, earmarked for the Gaviota Creek Restoration Project.

June 29th – Aug. 27th

June 29 4p – Opening Reception.

Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery
11 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

In Color

Evening Light (From Harbor Island #3)

Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St. Santa Barbara, CA 805-962-5588 Th-Su 1-5pm

Color narrates the story of gallery artists’ paintings and photographs in our “In Color” exhibition. Realist and stylized views emphasize landscape extremes.

Natural phenomena expand the realist’s palette. Bright sunshine intensifies color: flowers and new green grass form broad expanses of color on canvas. Sky and land are transformed by sunset pink, orange, and bright yellow. Urban and suburban settings insert the surprising and unnatural into the natural with brightly painted walls and manufactured accents.

Optical effects from complementary colors make trees vibrate and backgrounds shimmer. Monochromatic studies accentuate atmosphere, and rainbow-colored abstractions create new realities.