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

More Mesa, “Jewel of the South Coast,” is one of the most beloved, scenic, and environmentally sensitive parcels of undeveloped land on the Central Coast of California. Visitors enjoy sweeping views of the Santa Ynez Mountains to the north and pristine white beaches below.

Located between Hope Ranch and UCSB, most of its 265 acres are Environmentally Sensitive Habitat. More Mesa’s grasslands provide valuable habitat for kites, hawks, and hundreds of native animals and plants. As the thousands who walk, bike, and ride horses over its miles of informal trails will attest, this unique open space seems miles away from civilization while being a few minutes from home.

It’s little short of a miracle that this gem has managed to escape development so far. The land is privately owned and zoned for extensive housing, which would destroy much of its value as wildlife habitat and curtail its use as a recreational area.

More Mesa Preservation Coalition (MMPC) is a group of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving the Mesa forever.
Please visit

From top: Richard Schloss: Sunlit Meadow, More Mesa, oil, 20×42 inches
Whitney Abbott: More Mesa Summer, oil, 18×24 inches
Richard Schloss: More Mesa Grasses, oil, 24×32 inches

For more information , please contact (Marcia Burtt) for the Oak Group (Valerie Olson) for MMPC