Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment

SCAPE Newsletter - September 2023

Message from our PRESIDENT

By Linda Faye Collins

Hello All,

No message this month.


By Karen Glancy 

Call to Artists!

New Show - Trails, Parks, and Open Spaces


Entries at Please don’t wait for the last day to enter so we can avoid the panic of unforeseen problems. 

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. 

There is a call for postcard art.  Please send it to Christine Flannery at with your name and art title before August 15.

We are still in need of a reception chair!

September 22 - last day to enter.

October 2  - notification of acceptance or decline of art

October 14 - ingathering  9-11am

October 15 - Painting Demo & reception time still to be determined   

October 15 -  take down  3-4pm

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.


By Jerry Martin

The Topa Institute is located in the Ojai valley surrounded by the glory of the Topa Topa mountains. The aim of Topa Institute is to create community amidst their natural space where they -S.C.A.P.E. September Paint Out 2023

The Empathy Center

Saturday September 9th, 9 AM- 12PM

The Scape show for the Santa Barbara Trails Council is in October.  With that in mind we will be having the September paint out at the new Empathy Center on a hill in Rattlesnake Canyon near the Canyon trail head.  The sprawling campus is on the site of the former Saint Mary’s Seminary grounds.  The Center focuses on all aspects of empathy studies, training, and implementation for conflict resolution.  A community as well as our spaceship earth will remain mired in polarization without a greater emergence in empathy.  This Centers mission is most timely.  The Center on 35 acres is poised on a hill with expansive views of Santa Barbara, the ocean and the mountains including Rattlesnake Canyon and La Cumbre Peak.  As such the views will include areas of trails for many miles. 

The Center is evolving and open to the integration of communities’ workshops, conferences, seminars and an art center as well.  Some of you may want to look at the Centers website and take a tour of the physical area as well as gaining from the focus of the Center.

Addendum:  In case you are wondering Colin is enthusiastic about l leading us in the Paint Outs.  However, he is also just starting a university course to have a teaching credential.  Some months he will continue to set up the monthly paint outs and others you will be stuck with your familiar team doing our best to keep us painting.  We wish Colin an exciting and successful year in his ongoing pursuits. 

Directions:  Take Mission Canyon Rd north off Route 192, Foothill Rd, over a small bridge, Mission Creek, to Las Canoas Rd.  Take a right turn on Las Canoas for about 1 mile.  You will see a large sign to the Center on the left.  Take the drive up the hill.  You will come to a large gymnasium and parking on the right.  On the left will be a sign to the office and another parking area.  Park in this area to look around to find your muse.  If you prefer it is fine to park in the first lot as well.  There will be a series of virtual meetings and seminars going on in some of the buildings so when close by please keep conversations in our normal tones. 

Hope to see you there.  Please sign the insurance waiver which will be on a silver Toyota Rav. 

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