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12th Anniversary Celebration for SCAPE
SCAPE Artists Support Phoenix
Memorial Day Weekend Three-Day Art & Music Festival
(Santa Barbara, CA) More than 200 works of art will be on display from nearly 100 members of Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment - SCAPE - and for sale during the three-day ART ALONG THE CREEK: Restoring Lands, Restoring Lives this Memorial Day Weekend (5/24-26). Complemented by live music from a variety of small bands nestled in the woods along Mission Creek, it’s only a block away from the majestic Santa Barbara Mission. This is the 7th annual juried art show for the SCAPE group known primarily for top quality plein aire landscapes. At this wide-ranging show many different styles of art are on display and for sale: portraits and figurative art, still life and floral, along with contemporary, surreal, mixed mediums, outsider and abstract art as well. 40% of each purchase is tax deductible as it supports the creek restoration project of Phoenix, a non-profit, residential mental health treatment agency. Art Along the Creek is a free, dog-friendly festival and opens on Saturday, May 24 from 2 – 6 pm, Sunday 11am to 6 pm & Monday from 11 am to 5 pm. Located at 37 Mountain Drive, this is one of two locations for Phoenix in Santa Barbara. For information call Phoenix at (805) 965.3434 or log on to www. phoenixofsb.org or www.s-c-a-p-e.org
J.T. Turner, Executive Director of Phoenix Santa Barbara, who is also an abstract artist, affirmed, "We really appreciate SCAPE sponsoring this annual art show; it is not only a fundraiser for us, but a way for the public to buy excellent art at great prices, and for them to learn about how we are good stewards of the local ecology, and are doing great work in the area of psychiatric rehabilitation."
All are welcome to attend the reception & award ceremony to take place on Sunday, May 26 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
This year’s honored artist Camille Dellar will be feted at this time. Dellar was one of the founding artists of SCAPE. Upon learning she was going to be the honored artist, Dellar said, “I grew up in Santa Barbara loving the wide open spaces. The mountains and the sea speak to my soul, and they have always been part of my life. This is the essential reason for becoming a founding member of SCAPE, and working in the early years to help make it successful. I feel like it is my duty, as someone who loves the landscape, to protect these beautiful and natural places from development so that future generations can enjoy the vistas as we do today. When I paint I become lost in the beauty of the world around me, and I hope that these feelings translate to the viewer and bring them peace too.” She is an award-winning artist with exhibitions all over the country. Take a moment to look at her website: http://camilledellar.com.
Awards are given in six categories: Beneficiary’s Choice; Landscape; Portrait/Figure/Still Life; Abstract/Surreal/Contemporary; Urban Landscape/Architectural; Outsider Art; Mayor’s Choice and the People’s Choice. Jurist for this year’s show is Libby Smith who will make her choices as the artists arrive on Saturday morning for the ingathering, so when the show opens at 2 p.m. all award ribbons will be in place.
Past honorees include: Beloved comedian and artist, Jonathan Winters in 2011; well-known and much beloved artist Marcia Burtt who was instrumental in getting SCAPE going was honored in 2012 and last year, Larry Iwerks was honored – he was also a founding member of SCAPE.
Through the past dozen years, the non-profits SCAPE has helped raise money for include: Environmental Defense Center, Community Environmental Council, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, UCSB’s Sedgwick Reserve, Coal Oil Point Reserve, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Naples Coalition, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Phoenix Santa Barbara Creek Habitat Restoration and Channelkeeper. To date, more than $130,000 has been raised for our local non-profit organizations through the end of 2013.
Among the artists exhibiting are: Cheryl Ambrecht, Jamee Aubrey, Susan Belloni, Cynthia Burt, Anna Campbell, Carol Carbine, Donald Crocker, Sharon Dal Pozzo, Patty Doyle, Deborah Ferguson, Carrie Givens, Morgan Green, Holli Harmon, Sally Hamilton, Jeremy Harper, Blair Harper, Wyllis Heaton, Kerri Hedden, Erika Hill, Jane Hurd, Larry Iwerks, Tom Keenan, Lori Lenz, Filiberto Lomeli, Cree Mann, Jerry Martin, Donna Moser, Linda Mutti, Laurel Mines, Margaret Nadeau, Roberta Nielsen, Mirilla Olsen, Steve Richardson, John Rindlaub, John Robattam, Bob Rowley, Ann Sanders, Sharron Schock, Kim Snyder, Leigh Sparks, B.J. Stapen, Rebecca Stebbins, J.T. Turner, Dorene White, Natalie Wilson, and Michelle Zuzalec. Go to http://www.s-c-a-p-e.org/members.html to see websites for most of the artists here.
Musicians playing throughout the weekend include returning favorites - Glendessary Jam, Larrry* and the Ocean All-Stars (*the third ‘r’ is silent), John Rindlaub’s Hot Dusty Roads, Chucumite and The Honeysuckle Possums. Also in the line up are: Michael Mendelson, Susan & Sierra Reeves, Anastasia, Cool and the Twang, and Greg and Anika.
Enjoy the ambiance under sun-dappled oaks, and among vibrant colorful works of art, while enjoying the sounds of live music with artists, art patrons, environmentalists, and families celebrating Memorial Day. Dogs are welcome too! Plan a get-away weekend in Santa Barbara for a weekend full of art to feed your soul and senses. Be sure to take in “I Madonnari” Italian chalk art festival now in its 28th year in the parking lot in front of the Queen of the Missions – Santa Barbara – it’s only a block away (and runs concurrently to the SCAPE show). Enjoy the temporary art installation there, then, walk a block to Mountain Drive, and look for the art show signs. Parking for the show is available on the streets. Best Bet: Plan to carpool, take the MTD bus, a taxi or pedi-cab. BIG thanks to the Art Along the Creek committee.
Later this year, SCAPE will have two more shows: in September to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry and in November for a months long show at the SB County Building’s Channing Peake Gallery to highlight the Santa Barbara County Parks.
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Photos & Images of art available upon request
About SCAPE: SCAPE, which stands for Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment, was founded in 2002 and has grown to more than 200 members, comprising of a diverse group including nationally known and local artists, students, patrons and even gallery owners. Membership is open to everyone who wants to participate. SCAPE’s 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. SCAPE has three or four exhibits every year and each is juried. Membership is open year-round. Call (805) 570-9195 for info or online @ www.s-c-a-p-e.org
ABOUT PHOENIX: Phoenix of Santa Barbara provides a range of mental health recovery-oriented services, with the goal of helping individuals and families cope and thrive in the face of a variety of psychiatric and substance abuse conditions. It recently celebrated 40 years of providing services and education about the full range of psychiatric challenges facing us in the 21st century. Phoenix provides creative and innovative residential and outpatient services to rehabilitate and provide care to adults diagnosed with psychiatric and addictive disorders with a focus on encouraging clients to participate actively in their own recovery. Call (805) 965.3434 or online @ www.phoenixsb.org
WHO: S-C-A-P-E: Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment
WHAT: “Art Along the Creek: Restoring Lands, Restoring Lives” Seventh
Annual Benefit Art Show by SCAPE artists
WHEN: May 24 through May 26 – Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday May 24, 2 – 6 p.m.; Sunday, May 25, 11am to 6 pm;
Monday, May 26, 11am to 5 pm
SPECIAL: Sunday, 1:30 – 3 pm An awards ceremony & reception;
Camille Dellar is this year’s honored artist.
WHERE: 37 Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara, CA (@ Mission Canyon Rd)
Across from Rocky Nook Park/Mission Creek
INFO: 805 965 3434 or log onto www.s-c-a-p-e.org/ www.phoenixofsb.org
WHY: More than 200 works of art and live music throughout the weekend, plan to stop
by and buy a piece of art from SCAPE’s most wide-ranging show of the year. Choose
from Plein Aire to outsider art, from pastels to portraits, surreal to still life – 40% of all
purchases gets donated to Phoenix for its creek restoration project to make a difference in
the lives of those who are served by Phoenix. Dog friendly, with lots of shade and live music – make it a stop on your weekend plans.