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SCAPE Newsletter - November 2023

Message from our PRESIDENT

By Linda Faye Collins

Hello All,

It was a lovely exhibit at the Music Academy last month.  Congratulations to all who participated.  Your board is now turning its attention to shaping up the committees for next year, under our new President, Kathy McGill.  If you haven't done so already, and are willing to help in even a small way, please email me and let us know.

While l will be stepping down as president, I will remain as treasurer, and will  have the privilege of continuing to enjoy the company of our other delightful board members.


By Karen Glancy 


A very big and grateful thank you to all of the volunteers of our Fall Show at the Music Academy, October 14 and 15 "Trails Parks and Open Spaces". It was a very beautiful and well received show. Congratulations to the artists that sold their paintings. 

 Especially thankful for the set up and take down crew chair Filiberto Lomeli and all his helpers.  It is a big job and we really needs some younger in body workers, as a lot of us are getting a bit older and can’t lift as much anymore.

- The ingathering committee Chair Carol Zepke and her volunteer’s.

- The Hanging committee  Chair Libby Smith and volunteer’s.

- The advertising  and public relations Chair Christine Flannery.

- The reception and entertainment Committee Linda Collins.

- The Sales Committee Chair Fred Powell and Lee Savage.

- And to our Beneficiary Mark Wilkinson the CEO from Santa Barbara Trails Council.  

A Big Congratulation to our Award Winners:

Juror’s Choice Award by Michele Janee for "Incoming Fog"

First place by Nina Warner  for "Beach Walk"

Second place  by Kelly Hine for "Goleta Beach"

Third place by Libby Smith  for "Spring Flowers"

Honorable Mentions by Ann Anderson, Karen Glancy, Cathy Winton

People's Choice Award  Beatrice Burgeon 


At present we do not have another show organized but are working on some for in the spring.


by Colin Schildhauer

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. November Paint Out 2023

Saturday, November 25th, 2023,   7:30am - 3pm

Douglas Family Preserve

2551 Medcliff Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

The Douglas Family Preserve formerly known as the Wilcox property was donated to Santa Barbara city in 1997 and since become one of SB’s favorite walking areas. Perched above our beloved Arroyo Beach, this preserve offers 70 acres of trees, chaparral, and ocean views.  Because the property runs east to west, we’re provided with sublime sunrises and vibrant sunsets. To up your steps there is a main trail that loops the around the park’s perimeter with a plethora of smaller paths that breaks off of it. If you’re up for a challenge there are wonderful opportunities for tree filled foregrounds and distant ocean horizons. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales, surfers, and para-gliders, as these bluffs are a hot spot for thermal seekers.

The Douglas Preserve is also dog friendly meaning you’re more then welcome to bring along your four-legged friends as you explore the various paths in search for a painting site.

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

Park Entries

Enter the park from the east at Morton Drive, Mesa School Lane, Medcliff Drive, and the Oak Grove Trail at the intersection of Los Positas Road near the Southern Side of Cliff Drive


Traveling northbound on the U.S. Highway 101: Take exit 98A for Carillo St and use any lane to turn left onto W Carillo St. Continue down Meigs Rd and turn right when you hit Cliff Dr. From here you will make a left down Mesa Ln and a right onto Barton Dr.

Traveling southbound on the U.S. Highway 101:Follow US-101 S to Las Positas Rd in Santa Barbara. Take exit 100 for CA-225 E/Las Positas Rd and continue down Las Positas Rd until you reach a traffic circle, take your 2nd exit at the traffic circle onto Cliff Dr. Next make a right onto Mesa Ln and another right onto Barton Dr, and you’re there!

Happy painting!

October Paint-out photos



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