(Plan to arrive no later than 9:45 am. Ceremony starts at 10 sharp)
WHERE:Santa Barbara Cemetery
901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA93108 (near East Beach)
COST:Free ~ Donations are welcome
SPECIAL: VIP seating and personal escorts provided for seniors and veterans – please RSVP to 805 966 1660 no later than Friday, May 24.
ABOUT: The PCVM Foundation motto is “Never Forget” and on this Memorial Day the organization inaugurates a full one-hour observance to honor and remember those who have served, and those who have given their lives for this country. Marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, we will give a special salute to those service men & women with the first local commemoration of the Korean War (June 20, 1950 – July 27, 1953). Highlights of this memorial are keynote speaker Brigadier General Fred Lopez (Ret), and John Ramieri, president of the Korean War Vets reading a poem. Ceremony consists of a bagpiper and live music featuring vocal soloist, choir and flutist. Korean era aircraft – four T-34s - will do a two fly-over’s and event will conclude with Taps played by Howard Hudson.
SCAPE ~ Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment,SCAPE is Calling All Artists to the Ingathering for SCAPE’s annual art show and sale on Memorial Day weekend. Come be a part of Art Along the Creek: Restoring Land, Restoring Lives.
Saturday, May 25 you can become a member at the Ingathering from 9 to 11 am at the shows site: 37 Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. (Please park in Rocky Nook Park, walk over the bridge and take the path along the creek on Mountain Drive – look for the signs).
All artists must be a member of SCAPE to be in show. Annual membership is reasonably set at $35; Ingathering fees $10 per painting or $25 for three paintings.
MORE about the show: No limit on size or number of entries. Show is a good opportunity to exhibit big paintings. Paintings must be wired and ready to hang. Ribbons and monetary prizes will be awarded in a number of categories, including best depiction of theme. Artists are invited to submit landscape, paintings of buildings and interiors, floral and still life’s, portraits, figurative, abstract, surreal, and symbolic along with outsider art. Painting, drawing, collage, assemblage and sculpture may be submitted. (Sculptures must have own stands.) The theme is Restoration and a special focus will be on paintings of Mission Creek and other landscapes depicting restoration (and restorative) sites, as well as restorative images of an introspective or imaginative nature.
All artists contribute a work shift on the show weekend. If you cannot share in the work you may pay someone $40 to cover for you. Volunteers are sought as well for Ingathering, set up and take down, and art demos throughout the weekend. The atmosphere is delightful, the camaraderie warm, music is continuous and dogs are welcome to attend with well-behaved owners.
Show opens on Sat., May 25 at 2pm and runs till 6pm; on Sun., May 26 hours are 11am to 6pm; Mon., May 27 from11am to 6pm. Awards Reception goes on Sun., May 26 from 1:30 to 3pm where judge and internationally known artist, Colin Fraser Gray will hand out his ribbons. Larry Iwerks – whose work hangs in the Smithsonian and was one of the founders of SCAPE – will be honored as our featured artist this year. Added to the judge’s awards are the People’s Choice and Mayor’s Award.
This is SCAPE’s 11th year and the sixth annual show for Phoenix of Santa Barbara. Its goals are to have exhibitions to help raise money to protect open spaces, to increase public awareness of environmental and conservation issues, to promote camaraderie and provide education for artists. Among the non-profits SCAPE has helped raise money for are Environmental Defense Center, Community Environmental Council, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, UCSB’s Sedgwick Reserve, Coal Oil Point Reserve, Gaviota Coastal Conservancy, Save Naples, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Channelkeeper and Phoenix of Santa Barbara Creek Habitat Restoration program. To date, nearly $125,000 has been raised for our local organizations through this year.
Pls. note this art & music festival take place close to the Santa Barbara Mission where the always well-attended I Madonnari Italian Chalk Festival happens. Parking will be tight, so plan ahead to be dropped off for the easiest access or arrive early for the Ingathering (9 – 11 am on 5/25/13). No paintings will be accepted after 11 am.