Images of Our Maritime Community


View the paintings here: sbmm.org

Don’t miss the show on July 24th and 25th there will additional
paintings to view and purchase for the benefit of the Maritime Museum

Past Shows

Visions of the Gaviota Coast, 2019

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Artists: New Procedures in Place for Bacara Show 

Annual Dues
In the past, several members have waited until the first show to pay their annual dues.  Please notice that a new policy is in effect.  SCAPE will not accept any payment of dues at the ingathering because all entries for the show must be done online prior to April 15 (see "Entry Procedure" below).  Go to http://s-c-a-p-e.org. At top of page, click on “Join.” You may pay online with PayPal or credit card or you may send a check to SCAPE.  Renewal fees are now $60 (the grace period ended March 31). 

Entry Procedure
Starting Monday, April 1, go to  http://www.s-c-a-p-e.org/artwork-entry-bacara-show. Fill out an entry form for each painting. Limit of 6 entries.  Final deadline for entering is Monday, 4/15 at midnight.  Entry fees will be collected at ingathering. $10 per painting or $25 for 3 paintings.  Paintings entered online will be delivered to Bacara Friday, April 19, from 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Benefit Show

The Botanic Garden staff and SCAPE’s team have been putting together the final pieces for the GARDEN’s Invitation Only Reception to be held Friday evening the 14th, from 4-6, and a handful of artist volunteers will be signing up at in-gathering to help with sales and artist information for that specific event.  We’re lucky to have Nancy and Bill Hull doing the nice setup for appetizers and Myla Kato working on the wine donation.  And extra fortunate that John Iwerks accepted to jury the show, while Natalie also obtained Chris Judge to play acoustic guitar.

For the PUBLIC ALL-DAY SATURDAY SHOW, from 9am-6pm, both SCAPE and the BOTANIC GARDEN staff already started their PR with SCAPE’s postcard/invitation beautifully put together by Cheryl Fontana to be distributed soon, and the GARDEN’s monthly Calendar and other posts have been going out to local media for the Saturday PUBLIC SHOW.  

Natalie has her people lined up (EXHIBIT NEWS above) with Filiberto alongside while Jerry Martin and I have been working with the Garden on opportunities to paint the beautiful natives and California friendly plants on the GARDEN grounds and elsewhere. Many thanks to all the artists who are contributing their talents to benefit the wonderful conservation work that the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is famously known for. 

For more information, contact Bonnie Freeman, Benefits Coordinator at 310/869-7072, or Natalie Wilson, Exhibits Chair 805/687-7123

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Past Show: Maritime Museum for Heal the Ocean

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Past Show: Visions of the Gaviota Coast

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Past Show:
“Visions of the Gaviota Coast”
APRIL 14-15, 2017

In the stunningly beautiful location of Bacara Resort and Spa, SCAPE artists put on a dazzling display of talent in support of the organization’s motto: “Saving the environment, one painting at a time.”  Fifty-one paintings sold for a total of $28,290, raising $11,316 for the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Save Naples Coalition.  The exhibit, now in its fifth year, drew more than 280 submissions for jurying, many by distinguished regional artists, positioning it as a premier Santa Barbara County event. READ MORE...


Past Show: November 1 - 29, Goleta Library

Art show to benefit charities of the artists' choice.  Sales and charitable donations to be handled by individual artists.

This is a Small Image Show:
Maximum painting size 9" x 12”, not including frame.
Limit of 2 images per person.  
Entry fee $10 for up to two paintings.

Entries must be family friendly (i.e., no nudes) but no set theme.  We are encouraging new artists to bring in their small images to this friendly setting.

Ingathering November 1, 9 -11
Take Down November 29, 11 - 2

All sales will be handled by the artist, and each artist can donate to beneficiary of their choice.

Reception November 12
in the afternoon, details to be released later.

Past Show: Places of the Heart in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties: Show to Benefit the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

October 8-23 at the Wildling Museum, Solvang, California

Reception October 7, 5:30 - 8pm• Children's Art Workshop October 15, 10 am - noon • Artist Panel and Closing Reception October 23, 2 - 4 pm


EXHIBIT NEWS: Read more about our shows!

Past Show: Benefit for the UCSB Natural Reserves

The exhibit, highlighting and benefiting the UCSB Nature Reserves, held at the Montecito Country Club on October 24 & 25, 2015, was a great success. Paintings entered totaled 182 and 170 were accepted. Thirty-three paintings were sold. The juror was Susan Savage.
Awards were given as follows:
1st Place – Margaret Nadeau “Devereux Reflections”
2nd Place – Kevin Gleason “Coal Oil Point”
3rd Place – Erika Hill “Devereux Looking West”
Juror’s Choice – Erika Hill “Devereux Slough”
Beneficiary’s Choice – Carrie Givens “Botanical View”
Art Essential’s People’s Choice – Myla Kato “Where the Lucky Mermaids Live”
Honorable mentions were awarded to Carrie Givens, William Hull and Sarah Carr

Past Show: Near & Far: Plein Air in County Parks
Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Shank of the Day, by Nancy Freeman  "Near and Far: Plein Air in County Parks," at Channing Peake Gallery featured at  www.pleinaircollector.com

Shank of the Day, by Nancy Freeman

"Near and Far: Plein Air in County Parks," at Channing Peake Gallery featured at www.pleinaircollector.com

The ingathering for the County Parks Exhibition went very well. There were 104 entries and 71 were accepted by Juror, David Gallup, for the show. It looks fabulous! Thanks to the many members who helped.

Receptions were held during 1st Thursday Artwalks in November and December. There is no 1st Thursday in January. February 1st Thursday will be the final one in Santa Barbara before the exhibition travels to Santa Maria where it will hang in the Betteravia Galleries until May 21, 2015.
• SB 1st Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:00 - 8pm
• Santa Maria, February 18, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

NEW DAY: Pick-up Art: 3:00 - 6:00 pm on May 19 at Channing Peake.

Past Show: Wilderness 50 Exhibition

The adventure that began with a proposal 10 months ago has ended with a wonderful Exhibit of inspirational paintings, amazing partnerships, and goodwill among all community members to mutually benefit the preservation of our natural surroundings. Thanks to S.C.A.P.E. Board members for their support, to Jane Hurd and Filiberto Lomeli for preparing and mounting the exhibit at the hip Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery, to our Juror, conservation artist Patti Jacquemain, to our beneficiary the Los Padres Chapter of Sierra Club for their tireless efforts in Outdoor Education, enjoyment, and environmental advocacy, side-by-side with our District Foresters and the Los Padres Forest Association, all who need our support to keep our front and back countries available to the public. A gift to Nature.
— Bonnie Freeman, Wilderness/50 Coordinator

“It takes a village,” and thank goodness we had a village! Thank you to all the many, many, dedicated volunteers that helped with the show. Special thanks go out to Filiberto Lomeli, Natalie Wilson, Cyndi Burt, Meg Ricks, Bill & Nancy Hull, Carrie Givens, Susan Guy, Ruston Slager, Leigh Sparks and of course, Bonnie Freeman who shouldered the load. Congratulations to the award winners: Beneficiary’s Award, Ivanie Finsvik; Juror’s Award, Jane Hurd; 1st Place Acrylic, Daniel Linz; 1st Pastel, Carrie Givens, 1st Watercolor, Larry Iwerks; 1st Oil, Jane Hurd. Honorable Mentions:Anne Anderson, Filiberto Lomeli, Meg Ricks,William Hull, John Rinlaub, Robert Rowley, Nicole Strasburg, Blair Harper, Nancy Freeman and Kate Eden. It was a spectacular exhibition and reception.
— Jane Hurd, Exhibits Co-Chair, S.C.A.P.E.

Here are a few photos from this well attended opening reception on September 19th at the Santa Barbara Foundry:

Art Patrons Kathy & Kevin Kelly were early visitors to the Reception on 9-19

Art Patrons Kathy & Kevin Kelly were early visitors to the Reception on 9-19

Artists/Scape Board members Filiberto Lomeli and Don Crocker at exhibit wall

Artists/Scape Board members Filiberto Lomeli and Don Crocker at exhibit wall

Guest Juror Patti Jacquemain and husband Dave against wall of award winning paintings on display thru Oct. 4th

Guest Juror Patti Jacquemain and husband Dave against wall of award winning paintings on display thru Oct. 4th

Guests Ellen and Jim Clark bookending "Poncho" Smith

Guests Ellen and Jim Clark bookending "Poncho" Smith

Wilderness Coordinator bonnie Freeman and Jane Hurd

Wilderness Coordinator bonnie Freeman and Jane Hurd

Non Profit Beneficiaries from Past Shows




Coal Oil Point Reserve

Community Environmental Council

Environmental Defense Center

Heal the Ocean

Land Trust for Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

UCSB Natural Reserves

UCSB’s Sedgwick Reserve

Wildling Museum