Message from our PRESIDENT
By Linda Faye Collins
Summer is finally here, and I suppose it won’t be long before we’re all complaining about the heat.
Our new Paint out Chair, Colin, has planned a wonderful paint out for July. If you haven’t ever been to one, or haven’t been attending lately, I urge you to go to this one. (Don’t forget a hat and lots of water). Get a group together and go to lunch in one of the area’s great restaurants.
While we have had a few exciting responses, your board is still busy looking for new recruits in several areas., Our membership picnic is in the planning stages. Karen Glancy is working on the lovely Carpinteria State Park as a location. We could really use some help with planning the food and ideas for a demonstration.
Also in the works is our live October Show at the Music Academy of the West. We have a great hanging committee headed by our indispensable Fil Lomeli. But, again, we need a hospitality committee to help plan and host an inviting reception. And, very importantly, we still need a Publicity Chair to tell the world about our exhibitions and SCAPE itself. Let Karen or me or someone else on the board know if you’re interested in coming to our aid.
Fellow members! It’s time for us shake off our covid hibernation habits and play more of a role in waking up the spirit of camaraderie and participation needed to help enliven and sustain our little painterly microcosm! It’s worth it!
By Karen Glancy
We will be having a fall exhibit in October with Santa Barbara County Trails Council: Trails, Parks, and Open Spaces. It will be held at the beautiful Music Academy of The West, the same venue as the last December show. It will most likely be open for entries on the first of August at Online Juried Shows.
SCAPE is calling for volunteers who are absolutely necessary to help out with the show. We need people to step up to make our organization work for the good of all. Training will be provided.
The positions needed for the show are:
Committee chair for the reception.
You will help form and organize a committee to plan the reception and work it, and coordinate with SCAPE board for a budget for whatever is planned.
Public Relations Chair
You will be responsible for getting notices to all the appropriate media, including newspapers and social media, and coordinate with Scape board on a budget for this.
You will help the sales chair with the sales of paintings during the show.
You will help form a committee to watch over the show, keep track of paintings sold, and organize a checkout system at the end of show for artists to retrieve their unsold paintings. (We had a few problems at the last show, and need to avoid them in the future.)
A really big thank you to the members who have been doing the jobs for several years
The Set up Committee , The Take in Committee and the Hanging Committee.
by Cezanne Totton
Invitation to All SCAPE Artists
SCAPE would like to celebrate individual SCAPE members. One to two artists will be featured in each newsletter beginning in August, depending on member participation. I look forward to hearing from everyone, from new to long-time members and from beginning to professional artists.
Contact me if you wish to be featured by emailing me through SCAPE’s website, CONTACT US Page for a swift response.
Santa Barbara Workshop
Moon Rise by Calvin Liang - Oil on Canvas
Calvin Liang’s Santa Barbara Workshop
September 20-23, 2023
4 Days Outdoor & Indoor in beautiful Santa Barbara!
Don't miss your chance to join the Environmental Defense Center for one of Santa Barbara's best-loved summer event series - tgif! We are excited to announce the return of our summer happy hour series that has been on hiatus since the beginning of COVID. Where else can you enjoy a glass of local wine or a frosty beer, delicious bites from food vendors, and live music with 200-300 like-minded community members, all while learning about some of the amazing environmental work being done in our region?
Moonlight Nocturne Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Thomas Van Stein
Develop your plein-air painting skills focusing on the art of capturing the “Feeling of Night” in a August workshop with artist Thomas Van Stein.