Ranches and Rolling Hills

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Ranches & Rolling Hills
Landscape Art Show and Sale

SATURDAY, MAY 21 & SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016

Celebrate Marin’s beauty as seen through the eyes of acclaimed Marin and Oak Group artists at MALT’s 19th annual art show. This year 35 artists will show new works capturing the farms, ranches, families, livestock, hills and waterways that make up West Marin’s pastoral landscape. Our annual farm-to-table preview lunch on Saturday will feature foods from MALT farms and give guests the first opportunity to view and purchase art.

Preregistration required for the preview lunch but not the public show.

PUBLIC SHOW & SALE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The show is free and open to the public Saturday after the Preview Lunch and all day Sunday (times listed below).

PREVIEW LUNCH SATURDAY – SOLD OUT

A special preview farm-to-table lunch will feature food grown on MALT farms and gives you first opportunity to view and purchase art. This event has sold out.

DETAILS

Date: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2016
Time: Saturday, May 21: Preview Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Public Show 2-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 22: Public Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Place: Nicasio Druids Hall, 4499 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio, CA (map)
Cost: Free admission to public show

The Art of Preservation

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The Oak Group Remembers Ray Strong

June 5– August 9, 2015

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to present The Art of Preservation: The Oak Group Remembers Ray Strong on exhibit at
Casa de la Guerra (15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara)
Friday, June 5 – Sunday, August 9, 2015.

The Art of Preservation is a collaboration between the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the Oak Group, a collection of artists committed to preserving endangered local landscapes. Ray Strong played a key role on the formation of the Oak Group in 1986. This exhibit will focus on Strong’s role in the development of the Oak Group and the group’s continuing efforts to use their combined talents to foster the preservation and appreciation of open space in Santa Barbara.  Works by Strong from the personal collections of Oak Group members will be displayed, as well as works by members inspired by and in tribute to Strong.

This installation is part ofThe Ray Strong Project, an initiative of Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery, which includes a series of events and exhibitions coalescing in June of 2015 at museums and galleries in the Santa Barbara area. Other participants include the City of Santa Barbara, The Easton Gallery, James Main Fine Art, Santa Barbara Art Association, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery, and the Wildling Museum.
For additional information, go to: http://www.theraystrongproject.com.

Reserves of Strength

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Whitney Brooks Hansen, “Yellow Barn,” Oil on Rice Paper

Art inspired by Land Trust preserves opens in the Faulkner Gallery of Santa Barbara’s Central Library on Thursday, March 5, from 5:30-7:30, part of Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday series.

Since its inception in 1985, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County (LTSBC) has protected over 23,000 acres including the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Carpinteria Bluffs, Coronado Butterfly Preserve, and several ranches on the Gaviota Coast.

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Bill Dewey, “Sedgwick Preserve,” photograph

The Trust works to permanently protect and enhance our county’s natural open land, trails, and our agricultural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. LTSBC has negotiated voluntary conservation transactions with landowners to protect farm, wildlife habitat, and community open spaces. For more information, visit www.sblandtrust.org.

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Chris Chapman, “Camino Real ~ Arroyo Hondo,” 6×9 in., gouache

Guest artists Kerri Hedden, Allison Horst, Dale Howard, and Susan Petty will join The Oak Group in expressing reverence for Santa Barbara County’s precious open spaces.

The exhibition will hang from March 3 through March 29 and can be seen during regular library hours. Forty-five percent of proceeds from sales will support the work of the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County.

To purchase a painting or photograph please contact the Land Trust office at (805) 966-4520.

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Whitney Brooks Hansen, “Walnut Grove,” Oil on Rice Paper

Bill Dewey, "Sedgwick Ridges," photograph

Bill Dewey, “Sedgwick Ridges,” photograph

Bill Dewey, "Breaking Fog, Sedgwick Preserve," photograph

Bill Dewey, “Breaking Fog, Sedgwick Preserve,” photograph

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Benefit exhibition

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Linda Mutti, “Sundown on the Meadow”, 12 x 16 pastel

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Benefit exhibition in the Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara
Month of March, 2014

Walk with Nature

The Oak Group celebrates Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and supports restoration of its wildflower meadow in the exhibition “Walk with Nature,” March 4 through 29 in the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara’s Central Library.

There will be an opening reception Friday March 7, from 5:30 to 7:30.

From its inception in 1926 the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has focused on preserving native California species and educating the public about the importance of conservation.

With a spectacular mountain backdrop to the north, a view of the Pacific and Channel Islands to the south, and oak woodland borders on the east and west, the Garden’s wildflower meadow provided a blanket of color in the foreground of every vista.

Over decades the meadow’s original design had been disturbed by encroachments from excessive paving and plantings inconsistent with its original design.

Now the process of returning the meadow to its historic state has begun.  The Oak Group will donate proceeds of this exhibition to the meadow’s restoration project.

Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Library
40 East Anapamu, Santa Barbara, CA
Monday-Thursday      10 am to 7 pm
Friday & Saturday      10 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday                       1 pm to 5 pm

For more information, go to
http://www.sbbg.org

Environmental Defense Center, June 2014

Marcia Burtt, "Bright Morningt," acrylic, 14x11 in.

Marcia Burtt, “Bright Morningt,” acrylic, 14×11 in.

Environmental Defense Center

Since 1977 the EDC has provided legal counsel to community-based nonprofit organizations whose aim is environmental protection.
EDC is the only such public interest environmental law firm between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and thrives on support from community members including long-term support from The Oak Group.

EDC has focused on protecting coastal and ocean resources, open spaces and wildlife, and human and environmental health, and works primarily within Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties.

Green & Blue, EDC’s annual benefit event, will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta where more than 400 guests will enjoy an afternoon of hors d’oeuvres, wine, music, silent and live auctions, and a short program.

For ticket and sponsorship information:
please contact EDC at 805-963-1622 or edc@environmentaldefensecenter.org

http://www.edcnet.org/news/upcoming_events/auction.html

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Marcia Burtt, “Surge”

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Marcia Burtt, “Breakers on the Point”

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Marcia Burtt, “Cypresses and Spring Grass”

 

Wildling Museum Honors Oak Group

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Bill Dewey, Cachuma Delta, Yellow Tree, Photograph

Wildling Museum, Solvang
Honors Oak Group with Wilderness Spirit Award for 2013
Exhibition of paintings October 19-January 6, 2014

The Wildling Museum will honor members of The Oak Group with its annual Wilderness Spirit award and will host an exhibition of their paintings and photographs celebrating the Santa Ynez River and its watershed.

Since it was founded in 2000, the Wildling has hosted over forty exhibitions of historic and contemporary artists from all over the United States.

Its mission of celebrating wilderness and raising awareness of the need to conserve natural spaces parallels The Oak Group’s own work to help preserve local lands for wildlife, recreation, ranching, and farming.

The Wildling Museum is collaborating with many groups in order to tell the story of the Santa Ynez River and its biological and cultural importance to the area.

From its source in the Santa Barbara backcountry to Surf Beach near Lompoc, the Santa Ynez River is fed by numerous creeks on its 92-mile journey from east to west.

Steelhead trout in the river are now endangered since three dams divert water for drinking.  Trout population that was once abundant has diminished to around 100 individuals.

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For more information about the exhibition, please go to
http://www.wildlingmuseum.org/home_v2/exhibitions/santa-ynez-river-and-watershed/

Marin Farms and Ranchlands (MALT)

Formed in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists, Marin Agricultural Land Trust preserves agricultural land in Marin County. The Oak Group has joined with Marin artists since 1997 to present the annual Ranches and Rolling Hills Art Show to support MALT. This year’s exhibition in Nicasio, West Marin, will take place the weekend of May 18-19.

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Wm. B. Dewey, Nicasio Ridges and Mt. Tamalpais, color photograph

Cherished Land, October 3 through 28, 2012

The Oak Group presents
Cherished Land
a benefit for the More Mesa Preservation Coalition

October 3 through 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday October 5, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Faulkner Gallery will also be open First Thursday, October 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library
40 East Anapamu, Santa Barbara 93101
M – Th 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
F-S 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Artwalk, Sept. 2010

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SBMNH

Eastern Sierra Show, Sept. 2010

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Ranches & Rolling Hills, May 2010

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Nicasio

Ranches & Rolling Hills, May 2009

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Artwalk, Sept. 2008

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Backcountry Majesty, 2008

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Bill Dewey

Larry Iwerks, "Eagles Rest." 20x16, oil

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A benefit exhibition for Los Padres ForestWatch

March 29 – April 27, 2008
Marcia Burtt Studio

Back to Beautiful Carpinteria, July 2007

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20th Anniversary Book & Show, July 2007

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Artwalk, Sept. 2006

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Visiting Ray, Nov. 2005

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Benefit LTSBC
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Return to Paradise, Aug. 2005

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Artwalk, Sept. 2004

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Ranches & Rolling Hills, May 2004

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Preserving Nature, Nov. 2003

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