Hope all of you are taking advantage of our lovely light and weather for painting! Our exhibits for Naples / Gaviota Coast  and  Art Along the Creek are approaching!

 I t has become apparent how much SCAPE has become an important part of the community and our artists are being recognized for their talents and generosity! Several prominent National Non Profit Environmental groups and even local public agencies are interested in our art raising public awareness. This has been a wonderful year for SCAPE and our Exhibits. Thank you to all of our artists and supporters. On behalf of the board welcome all feedback and ideas for upcoming 2014.

Visions of the Gaviota Coast: The Bacara has graciously extended an offer to host us again! We are looking at Friday evening and Saturday Easter weekend.  To benefit Naples and the Gaviota coast. Ingathering Friday morning  from  9  till 11 am.  Our juror will be the noted John Iwerks!

Pick up will be Saturday at 5. Please no early pickups; artists may coordinate with each other in case of conflict with holiday plans! Please send images of your work for use in publicity to Leigh Sparks,  Princessleighhm@aol.com

 Art Along the Creek is also being planned for next Memorial Day weekend. Saving land, Saving lives is our theme. This will be a three day art and musical event.  We will be honoring Camille Dellar as our  Guest artist! One who has greatly contributed  to  founding SCAPE and supporting the  local art community.

 Wilderness in the Funk Zone . In September we will celebrate the Wilderness Act  50 year anniversary. This show will benefit the Sierra Club. This exhibit will be held at the Santa Barbara Arts Foundry in the hip Funk Zone!  Plan on a three day show in September. Award winning paintings will be held over for a month long display in their gallery.


These shows are close together due to many factors. Hope everyone can schedule their painting time focusing on  the Gaviota coast. And then Restoration!  As you have photo images of any works of art, please send them to Leigh  so we may use them for publicity.

We will have ample paint out opportunities to paint onsite. Artists may also be advised to think forward and get some paintings  done at local county  parks for upcoming exhibit opportunities.

I would like to introduce a new volunteer, Jane Hurd, Exhibit Co-chair, who will be assisting in coordinating new exhibits. Thank you for your skills you bring to SCAPE! Leigh Sparks and John Rindlaub are continuing. Also Bonnie Freeman is coordinating our upcoming show to celebrate the Wilderness Act. . Thank you!

Please Email Leigh Sparks Exhibit Chair, if you will help create these future show opportunities!   Please let me know who may help out with the ingatherings  Princessleighhm@aol.com                                         

  —Leigh Sparks

AuthorCyndi Burt