SCAPE

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment


SCAPE Newsletter - February 2024

Message from our PRESIDENT








By Kathy McGill

Dear SCAPE Members,

February already! It looks like we are getting a nice winter combination of sunshine and showers. Judging by the turnout at our January paint-out in Carpinteria, many of you have been motivated to get out painting. It seemed like everywhere I looked there were easels and umbrellas popping up, and groups of like-minded friends painting together. It was fun visiting with people and seeing all the different interpretations of the Carpinteria Bluffs. So it’s a big thank-you to our paint-out team for a great day out!

There is a wealth of talent and skill in our membership base, and all of us can contribute to supporting and growing this fabulous community of artists. Which brings me to the ever- present topic of volunteers: we still have a critical need for volunteers to ensure that we can manage the week to week activities that an organization like this requires. Watch for a Special Edition newsletter describing a few vacant positions. The goal is to spread the load and to keep it fun. So if someone reaches out to you to ask for help, I hope you can say yes!

Looking ahead to the rest of 2024, the SCAPE Board and several other SCAPE members recently held a planning meeting and brainstormed creative and diverse educational ideas. There’s nothing firm yet, but be on the lookout for additional SCAPE opportunities and ways to get involved.

Happy painting,

Kathy

Exhibit News


By Karen Glancy

SCAPE is in discussion with potential beneficiaries for 2024.  Nothing has been confirmed yet, so watch this space!  If you know of an organization that could potentially be a good beneficiary, please let Kathy or Linda know.


PAINT OUT NEWS

by Colin Schildhauer



Coal Oil Point Reserve
Saturday, February 10th, 2024
9:30 - 2pm

GPS: 1050-1000 Camino Majorca, Goleta, CA 93117


By Jerry Martin


Coal Oil Point Reserve also known as Devereux Beach stretches for the sun set to the far west of Isla Vista. Generation after generation Coal Oil Point has provided local surfers with soft peeling waves, a sunbathing sanctuary for the industrious university student, a plethora of bird species for the keen watcher,and breathtaking views inspiring artists from all over to capture the ever-changing light. Looking out to sea, the the rocky reef harbors thick kelp beds that frame distant views of the channel islands. On a low tide this same reef becomes exposed where a bounty of tide pools appear glistening under the warm winter’s sun. After parking along the dirt lot hugged by a row of towering eucalyptus trees explore the abundance of paths that meander their way out to the tip of the point. If you are feeling less inclined for a walk there are excellent views facing east and west a mere 100 meters or so from the public parking lot. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous you can hike your gear out to the tip of the point and around the corner where extended views of the Gaviota coastline appear and rhythmic waves lull the shore of Sands Beach, yet another beloved hangout for local beach goers. Please note there may be less tree coverage here
than some previous spots depending on where you set up so be sure to pack sunscreen and water
Coal Oil Point Reserve also known as Devereux Beach stretches for the sun set to the far west of Isla Vista. Generation after generation Coal Oil Point has provided local surfers with soft peeling waves, a sunbathing sanctuary for the industrious university student, a plethora of bird species for the keen watcher,and breathtaking views inspiring artists from all over to capture the ever-changing light. Looking out to sea, the the rocky reef harbors thick kelp beds that frame distant views of the channel islands. On a low tide this same reef becomes exposed where a bounty of tide pools appear glistening under the warm winter’s sun. After parking along the dirt lot hugged by a row of towering eucalyptus trees explore the abundance of paths that meander their way out to the tip of the point. If you are feeling less inclined for a walk there are excellent views facing east and west a mere 100 meters or so from the public parking lot. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous you can hike your gear out to the tip of the point and around the corner where extended views of the Gaviota coastline appear and rhythmic waves lull the shore of Sands Beach, yet another beloved hangout for local beach goers. Please note there may be less tree coverage here

than some previous spots depending on where you set up so be sure to pack sunscreen and water.

If you are interested learning more about the fascinating history of Coal Oil Point our beloved Goleta historian Tom Modugno from goletahistory.com has dug up and compiled an excellent overview. You can view this article here:
https://goletahistory.com/coal-oil-point-campbell-ranch-and-devereux-school/information

Directions:

Traveling southbound on the U.S. Highway 101:

Follow US-101 S until you hit Los Carneros Rd in Goleta, take exit 107 and make a right onto Los Carneros Rd. Follow Los Carneros Rd until you hit El Colegio Rd and make a left. Next make a left onto Camino Corto until you hit Del Playa and turn right. Follow Del Playa to until it meets Camino Majorca and find parking anywhere along the dirt parking lot under the eucalyptus trees or anywhere within the neighborhood nearby.

Traveling northbound on the U.S. Highway 101:

Follow US-101 N until you hit Los Carneros Rd in Goleta, take exit 107 and make a left onto Los Carneros Rd. Follow Los Carneros Rd until you hit El Colegio Rd and make a left. Next make a left onto Camino Corto until you hit Del Playa and turn right. Follow Del Playa to until it meets Camino Majorca and find parking anywhere along the dirt parking lot under the eucalyptus trees or anywhere within the neighborhood nearby.

Please enjoy your time creating, stick to the trails, and be sure to pack all your trash.

Happy painting!

If you are interested learning more about the fascinating history of Coal Oil Point our beloved Goleta historian Tom Modugno from goletahistory.com has dug up and compiled an excellent overview. You can view this article here:


Member News


In Honor of Randall Sexton

1958 – 2023



Please see the obituary at https://rcsexton.com/

SCAPE was fortunate to have Randy as a workshop instructor. The obituary has a link to Go Fund Me to assist his wife.

His work speaks for itself.

Celebration of Life & Estate Sale


Artists Studio Opportunity! 

 Available for rent on private ranch:

Day, weekend, week, month, or year, includes a kitchen, bath and sleeping loft. Has access to trails and beautiful painting vistas. Glamping at its finest!

For inquiry’s contact -  Leighsparksart@gmail.com - 805-570-9195

This is where we had our SCAPE Picnic!


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