Message from our PRESIDENT
By Linda Faye Collins
Things are looking up, as we have had some success recently in filling some important SCAPE board positions.
It is my pleasure to introduce Kathy McGill, a woman of many talents, who has generously agreed to take on the position of vice-president of SCAPE’s board of directors. She will be succeeded me as President next year. I will be staying on as treasurer.
According to Kathy, she is a relative newcomer to Santa Barbara and to painting. She moved here in 2016 after retiring from corporate life, the last 20 years of which were spent in various managerial and executive positions in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. She started drawing and painting soon after arrival, and now spends as much time as possible painting - primarily plein air landscapes in oil, but also figurative and portrait work. She also attends a weekly life drawing session to work on her drawing skills.
While painting and drawing are her primary passions, Kathy also serves as a Commissioner on the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Commission. She is currently on the De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization advisory committee, including the Arts and Culture subcommittee, and she is Vice President of the PARC foundation, which supports Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation.
The common themes here are art, the outdoors and community, so serving on the SCAPE board should be a good fit!
It is also my pleasure to belatedly introduce another talented lady, Kellie Stoelting, who has been the Secretary for the SCAPE Board since May 2022.
Kellie says that she gets out plein air painting of landscapes in and around Santa Barbara and painting figures in an abstract style. Her mediums are primarily oil and watercolor, but she has experience in acrylic also. When she’s not painting, you can find her working part-time at State Street Insurance. She recently got her accident, health and life insurance license. Past work experience has included Customer Service Manager for TrueVision, now a subsidiary of Alcon, and Artist Relations Manager for Seymour Duncan, a local guitar pickup company. But by far, her most rewarding and challenging work is in the fine art of babysitting her three grandsons.
We have also secured the Carpinteria State Park as our annual membership picnic venue. You will want to bring your paint supplies with you as there are many paintable scenes there. In addition, we are about to sign the contract for the use of some of the lovely Music Academy facilities for our October exhibition to benefit the Santa Barbara Trails Council. More on those two occasions below-----------
SAVE THE DATE!!!
SCAPE Annual Membership Picnic
August 27 at the Carpinteria Beach State Park, details to follow soon.
By Karen Glancy
New Show - Trails, Parks, and Open Spaces
Now open for entries at onliniejuriedshows.com.
I have posted photographs of our paint out locations on our facebook pageat Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment for our members to paint from, for the members that can’t get to the paint outs. They are labeled with the location and say photos for members in the post.
The show will be at the Music Academy of the West October 14 - 15.
We will be counting on you all to get the word out on your social media. The Show has already had a small byline on the KEYT 6 News last Tuesday at 4 and 5 pm.
There is a call for postcard art. Please send it to Christine Flannery at email@example.com with your name and art title before August 15.
Richard Schloss will be the juror of selection and awards. His Gallery is at 1321 State St. and he has a book out - Painting the Light. www.rschloss.com
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?