Saving the Environment,

One Painting at a Time

                                             Welcome to SCAPE               

          SCAPE stands for Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment.

We are a group of local and nationally known artists, students, patrons, gallery owners and other art and environment lovers. Our mission is to promote camaraderie and artistic growth for our members while providing art events for the members and non-profit environmental organizations.

 Exhibits are planned every year Each in collaboration with a non-profit organization dedicating to protect open spaces and to increase public awareness of environmental and conservation issues.  In the past our beneficiaries have included the  Environmental Defense Center, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the Audubon Society, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, to name but a few. 

 To date, SCAPE artists have donated over a quarter of a million dollars to these organizations from the proceeds of their art sales.

 Members can promote their artistic skills through various workshops and demonstrations.Monthly paintouts provide camaraderie and an opportunity to paint in a variety of interesting locations. An annual membership meeting and picnic is held in which members can meet and greet.  

SCAPE is run entirely by its volunteers and is funded solely by its membership fees and small commissions earned to cover costs of its exhibits.  Membership in SCAPE is open to anyone interested in participating in SCAPE’s mission and activities.

                                                             Mission Statement                                                                                        Our Mission is to promote camaraderie and artistic growth for the members including art show events to show and sell the members art and to have them donate a portion of sales to a selected environmental organization.                                                                                         

SCAPE Artists at Work and Their Work on Display

History of SCAPE  from Marcia Burtt  

SCAPE had its beginnings in 2002 when Susan Belloni, Camille Dellar, and I, Marcia Burtt, met together, impelled by Larry Iwerks who had often pointed out, from the perspective of an Oak Group member, that raising money for  environmental causes should be open to all the community artists. Patricia Doyle thought up the wonderful name, Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment—SCAPE.  Don Crocker obtained our 501 C-6 designation and has remained a board member.

We decided to have a "working board" so that each board member was in charge of a committee charged with getting work done—exhibitions, workshops and special events. Starting with ideas from the first officers, mission and activities of SCAPE have gradually  taken shape: we are now a substantial group of outdoor painters participating  in  juried exhibitions to raise money for the  environment while providing a chance  to make friends with other like minded artists  through painting together,  installing shows together, donating part of their sales and learning together.




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