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SBMA Women’s Board “Off the Wall” Fundraiser

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board hosts its popular Off The Wall fundraising event on Saturday, April 26 at 6 pm at the Museum’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, located at 1600 Santa Barbara Street. First held in 2009, Off The Wall has grown into an increasingly important and highly visible part ...

Santa Barbara Artist Erika Marie Carter

Erika's inspiration always starts with her external surroundings, her travels to Central Mexico have greatly influenced her work over the past 12 years. While Erika's travels will almost always be apparent in her artwork, she also finds inspiration in her own backyard. The rich history of Green House Studios, located in the Funk Zone, has ...

Decorative Artist Colette Cosentino

As a decorative artist, Colette has worked and resided in the Santa Barbara area for the last 20 years. She attended the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, focusing on illustration and design. She found her niche in Santa Barbara set painting for the Ensemble, Granada, and Lobero Theaters, as well as drafting iron gates ...

Lotusland Tours and Special Events

Lotusland will reopen for 2014 tours and events starting Wednesday, February 19th. Because Lotusland is a public garden operating in a private, residential neighborhood, reservations are required for tours. Reserve/purchase tickets for tour and a special exhibit, beginning in March.     The garden at Lotusland is home to more than 3,000 plants from all over the world, ...

Dog Portraits by Jessika Cardinahl

Artist Jessika Cardinahl offers commissioned fine art pet portraits that are painted using your favorite photographs. An avid animal lover, she uses birds, wildlife and domestic animals as subjects in many of her fine art paintings. She embraces the exceptional connection between pet owners and their pooches and captures each subject's spirit in endearing portraits.     Following ...

Restoration of Marge Dunlap’s Historic Fountain

The restoration of Marge Dunlap's historic "It's Raining" fountain at the Las Aves professional plaza at the Santa Barbara Bird Refuge has been completed. Artist Marge Dunlap completed the project in 1985 after winning the first Art in Public Places competition. This beloved fountain features Marge's signature whimsical ceramic faces and animals and the words ...

Anacapa Project Unveils Art Panels by Funk Zone Artists

Revitalization efforts of the Anacapa Project is to embrace and celebrate the Funk Zone’s artistic roots. Six prominent local Funk Zone artists have teamed up to install original works of art on their large industrial storefront doors, located at the corner of Anacapa and Yanonali Streets, Santa Barbara.     Erika Carter of Green House Studios has brought ...

Suzan Hamilton-Todd Studio

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Suzan learned at an early age that in order to survive emotionally, she had to draw on her imagination to craft her own peace in a concrete jungle. While traveling on the New York subways into Manhattan to attend specialized art high school, she began to draw nothing ...

Leslie Lewis Sigler

Santa Barbara artist Leslie Lewis Sigler's recent series of paintings, Relatives is a study of family heirlooms, tools and obsolete technology.   Artist’s Statement In recent years, I have attended a number of weddings and funerals, as well as the happenings that surround them. By participating in these kindred events, I have become fascinated with the concept of ...

Waterhouse Gallery in Downtown Santa Barbara

Waterhouse Gallery, located in Santa Barbara's downtown La Arcada courtyard, specializes in Plein-air landscape, figurative and still life paintings by leading California artists. The gallery offers work by artists who reflect the highest standards of quality and integrity within their chosen fields of painting. The gallery has a quality selection of original oil and watercolor ...

SBMA Open Free Every Thursday Evening

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is pleased to announce a sponsorship from JPMorgan Chase that allows the Museum to be open and free to the public every Thursday evening from 5 – 8 pm.  The program titled Chase Free Thursday Evenings begins September 6, 2012, and includes access to all galleries, brief docent talks ...

Casa del Herrero Tours

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Visit Casa del Herrero, a National Historic Landmark in Montecito. Tours of the house, gardens and workshop are available by reservation. Experience this gracious Montecito estate during a 90 minute tour, led by a Casa docent.   Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) is filled with art, antiques and furniture collected by the original owners, and ...