Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Benefit exhibition

Sundown on the Meadow

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

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Marcia Burtt, "Breeze from the Southwest"

Marcia Burtt, “Breeze from the Southwest”


Ray Hunter, “In Bloom,” 14 x 18 in. w/c

"Agave". 13 in. By 19 in. w/c

Ray Hunter, “Agave”. 13 x 19 in. w/c


Ray Hunter, “Busy Bees,” 8×8 in., W/c


Ray Hunter, “Pollinator,” 8×8 in., w/c.

Chris Chapman, "Meadowsong," 12x17, pastel

Chris Chapman, “Meadowsong,” 12×17, pastel

Chris Chapman, "Toyon Berries," wc, 9x7

Chris Chapman, “Toyon Berries,” wc, 9×7

Chris Chapman, "Island Ironwood," 9x9, wc

Chris Chapman, “Island Ironwood,” 9×9, wc