MESSAGE FROM MARCIA BURTT
A Brief History of SCAPE’s Beginnings
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 the painting community at large.
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 been a faithful 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 so on. 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 regular juried exhibitions to raise money for the environment while providing a chance to make friends with other artists through painting together, installing shows together, and learning together.
Saving the environment one painting at a time
Our Events include Shows, Paintouts and Workshops, and Special Events which can be found under our Page Site menu above.
We hold at least two major art exhibitions (shows) per year, each in collaboration with an environmental non-profit of our choice, two to three workshops per year featuring local and nationally-known artists, and paintouts once a month in various locations of natural beauty.
Our Special Events include our yearly Membership Meeting, our Board Retreat, and other educational, social and promotional events including art demonstrations, and excursions.
Our events are put on almost entirely by SCAPE members, who volunteer their time and talents to ensure our success.