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SIGNATURE EXHIBIT
“Visions of the Gaviota Coast”

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.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Thanks to the amazing cooperative efforts of volunteers from SCAPE , the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Save Naples Coalition volunteers, along with members the Bacara staff, all the integral parts, such as the in-gathering, jurying, mounting of the exhibit, music, silent auction, food and wine, photography, and accounting, came together like a finely orchestrated symphony.  A topper was the showing of an extraordinary documentary film: “Gaviota, the End of California.” Special appreciation goes to juror, Rick Stitch, to PR professional, Nancy Black of Mercury Press, who gave this year’s exhibit even broader exposure and to photographers, Isaac Hernandez and Tom Totton, whose photographers are featured here.  Their complete albums of the event may be seen in SCAPE’s Facebook Page(LINK)

THE WINNERS

Congratulations to the award-winners:

First:  Larry Iwerks - Gaviota Pass
Second:  Karen McGaw - Winter Light
Third:  Chris Potter - Mariposa Reina Canyon
Juror's Choice:  Meg Ricks - Worship
Beneficiaries' Choice:  Arthur Striver - Arroyo Hondo
People's Choice:   Jannene Behl – Reflections at Devereau Slough

Honorable Mentions:  
BJ Stapen - Naples Ridgeline
Elizabeth Mosely - After the Rain
Willis Heaton – Secret of Spring
Ann Sanders - Sand Cove 2  

 

OUR BENEFICIARIES

Gaviota Coast Conservancy: The Gaviota Coast, located in southern Santa Barbara County, includes the coastal watersheds between Coal Oil Point in Goleta, to Point Argüello on Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the remainder of Vandenberg's coast to Point Sal. The portion down-coast of Point Conception constitutes about 15% of Southern California's coast, yet contains approximately 50% of its remaining rural coastline. Expanding urbanization has displaced agriculture on fertile coastal plains along Southern California's coastline, reduced public beach access, and stressed coastal watersheds and marine ecosystems. Gaviota Coast Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the rural character and environmental integrity of the Gaviota Coast for present and future generations. www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org
Naples Coalition is a Santa Barbara, California-based public benefit, tax exempt corporation that includes leadership from several local non-profit groups, including the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club, Santa Barbara Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Santa Barbara Chapter of the Audubon Society, Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Action Network, and the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara. The Naples Coalition is dedicated to the preservation of the rural character of the Naples property on the Gaviota Coast.  www.savenaples.org

BEAUTIFUL BACARA
Bacara's "Hearts of Bacara" community partnership program: Bacara believes hospitality and community service go hand-in-hand. In that spirit, Bacara has instituted “Hearts of Bacara,” a comprehensive program comprised of community partnerships, in-kind donations, cash contributions and volunteered time and talent. To this effect, Bacara has included the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Naples Coalition as two of its core community partners, supporting them by hosting this SCAPE fundraising event and other events. Bacara supports the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Naples Coalition through educational outreach, fundraisers, art exhibitions, beach cleanups and the resort’s annual holiday tree, which pays homage to the beautiful coastline. For more information on this program, visit: http://www.bacararesort.com/experience/hearts-of-bacara/

 
SCAPE's juror for the annual show to benefit the Gaviota Coast Conservancy/Naples Coalition was the accomplished and well-known artist and art teacher, Rick Stich. It was the first year that SCAPE encouraged abstract contributions to the show. Rick teaches and creates both abstract and figurative art, and is known for his work depicting water in both forms. He's recently taken to bright, totally non-objective experimental work.  

SCAPE's juror for the annual show to benefit the Gaviota Coast Conservancy/Naples Coalition was the accomplished and well-known artist and art teacher, Rick Stich. It was the first year that SCAPE encouraged abstract contributions to the show. Rick teaches and creates both abstract and figurative art, and is known for his work depicting water in both forms. He's recently taken to bright, totally non-objective experimental work.