Reserves of Strength


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.

Bill Dewey, Sedgwick Preserve

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

Camino Real ~ Arroyo Hondo 6x9 gouache Chapman

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.


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