Events

THE OAK GROUP: Icons of Preservation


OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 29 | From 4–6pm

RUN DATES: June 29–August 25, 2019

Sullivan Goss is pleased to present its second exhibition of Santa Barbara’s storied OAK GROUP. Gallery owner Nathan Vonk is curating the exhibition. A portion of the proceeds of sales from this exhibition will go to The Land Trust of Santa Barbara County’s Gaviota Creek Restoration Project.

Artists Included: Meredith Brooks Abbott, Whitney Brooks Abbott, Donald Archer, Marcia Burtt, Chris Chapman, William B. Dewey, Michael Drury, Rick Garcia, Carrie Givens, Kevin Gleason, Whitney Brooks Hansen, Jeremy Harper, Ray Hunter, John Iwerks, Larry Iwerks, Manny Lopez, William Mitchell, Linda Mutti, Rob Robinson, Ann Sanders, Richard Schloss, Skip Smith, Arturo Tello, Thomas Van Stein, Sarah Vedder, John Wullbrandt.

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Past Events

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In Wildness: The Oak Group

January 25-March 22, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 4pm-6pm, H202

Artist Panel Discussion: Wednesday, February 27, 5pm, H11

To purchase a painting or view our online gallery of artwork featured in the exhibit, please visit LPFW.org/oakgroup, or contact Rebecca August at Los Padres ForestWatch at 805-617-4610 extension 5.

Oak Group Exhibition at SBCC Atkinson Gallery

Benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the San Rafael Wilderness, the Oak Group's exhibition In Wildnesswill open January 25th at the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College. A reception will be hosted by the Gallery on January 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. so the public can meet the artists and Los Padres ForestWatch staff as well as other lovers of wilderness and art.

The show will feature new landscape paintings by members of the Oak Group highlighting the Wilderness Area in Los Padres National Forest. Oak Group artists are passionate about nature and are committed to preserving local lands for wildlife, recreation, ranching, and farming. Working with conservation groups and landowners, Oak Group artists record the beauty of these endangered landscapes to draw public attention and to help generate funds to protect them. To date, Oak Group sales of $3 million have supported these goals. A panel discussion featuring Oak Group artists will be held Wednesday, February 27, 5pm, in SBCC Humanities Building, Room 111.

Located in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara's backcountry, the San Rafael Wilderness was the first primitive area to be designated as wilderness under the Wilderness Act of 1964. The San Rafael is home to rare and endangered wildlife and among the wildest, most remote, and most rugged landscapes of California's central coast region. To earn permanent protection of the San Rafael Wilderness, local residents worked with members of Congress and conservation groups in Washington, D.C., laying the groundwork for citizen-based wilderness initiatives throughout the nation. Today, a half-century later, the San Rafael remains the largest permanently protected open space in Santa Barbara County, featuring landmarks like Hurricane Deck, Castle Rock, Manzana Creek, Sisquoc River, and Big Pine Mountain.

This art exhibition is inspired by the words of famed naturalist Henry David Thoreau, who wrote "In Wildness is the preservation of the world." A portion of the proceeds from each painting sold will benefit Los Padres ForestWatch, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of wilderness, wildlife, and clean water throughout the Los Padres National Forest, the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and other public lands along California's central coast.

Through legal and public advocacy, scientific collaboration, community outreach, and volunteer field work, Los Padres ForestWatch promotes sustainable public access and protects local public lands from oil development, commercial logging, and wildlife habitat degradation.

Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College is a learning laboratory that promotes visual literacy and critical thinking. The Gallery hosts contemporary art exhibitions featuring international, national, regional, and student artists working in a wide range of styles and media.

The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College. It will be on display from January 25 through March 22, 2019, and can be seen during regular gallery hours noted on the website or by contacting the gallery for an appointment at 805.897.3484.

Featured artists: Whitney Abbott, Marcia Burtt, Chris Chapman, Bill Dewey, Rick Garcia, Carrie Givens, Kevin Gleason, Jeremy Harper, Ray Hunter, John Iwerks, Larry Iwerks, Linda Mutti, Rob Robinson, Ann Sanders, Richard Schloss, Skip Smith, Arturo Tello, and Thomas Van Stein


Oak Group Show Benefits The Nature Conservancy

November 2 through midday, November 30, 2018
Reception Friday evening, November 2, from 5:30 to 7:30

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The Oak Group continues its long-standing support of The Nature Conservancy with “Learning to Love,” an exhibition in Santa Barbara’s Faulkner Gallery in the Central Library. The show’s title comes from a quotation by the painter Claude Monet, who wrote, "Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.”

Forty-five percent of proceeds will directly benefit The Nature Conservancy and its projects, including nearby Carrizo Plain and Santa Cruz Island. The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization that creates innovative solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. TNC uses a collaborative approach that engages local communities and other partners. To learn more, see www.nature.org

Paintings and photographs in this show will include just-completed paintings by several Oak artists who’ve been able to visit The Nature Conservancy’s Dangermond Preserve on our own Gaviota coast. The preserve hosts fourteen endangered species.

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Endangered Landscapes / SBMNH

Vanishing Views / Carp. Valley Assoc.

Nature Preserved / TNC & SB Library

Endangered Landscapes / EDC

Endangered Landscapes

Save the Wilcox Property/

Nature Preserved / TNC & SB Library

Nature Preserved / Carp. Valley Assoc.

Give the Earth a Hand/ SBBG

Nature Preserved / TNC

Endangered Landscapes / CVA

Nature Preserved

Endangered Landscapes / EDC

Nature Preserved / TNC

Strong Spirit - Oak Group & others

Endangered Landscapes / LTSBC

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Nature Preserved / TNC

Endangered Landscapes / EDC

Santa Barbara Backcountry / SBMNH

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Nature Preserved / TNC

Open Spaces & Favorite Places / EDC

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Channel Islands Show / CINP

Nature Preserved / TNC

Endangered Landscapes / EDC

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Channel Island Show / CINP

In Perpetuity Oak Group Invitational

Nature Preserved / TNC

10th Anniversary Book & Exhibition

Benefit LTSBC/ SWAP

Painting for Preservation

Oak Showcase Exhibition

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Channel Islands Show/ CINP

Nature Preserved TNC, Ntl. Parks,

State Park, SBBG, Carp Marsh, Wilcox

Tribute to Ray Strong /100% to SBMNH

Nature Preserved / TNC

Sedgwick Ranch / LTSBC

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Nature Preserved / TNC & others

Ranches & Rolling Hills / MALT

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

TNC Bd. Of Directors Show

Artwalk / SBMNH

Artists of Persuasion / SBMNH

Nature Preserved / TNC

Ranches & Rolling Hills / MALT

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Hollister Ranch Conservancy Show

Preserving Nature /'96 TNC & LTSBC

Ranches & Rolling Hills / MALT

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Artwalk / SBMNH

Preserving Nature /'96 LTSBC and TNC

Ranches & Rolling Hills

Still Strong /'96 15/super th/nosupersub Anniversary Show

Preserving Nature-various charities

Santa Cruz Island Show

Land & Legacy/ Big Sur Land Trust

Ranches & Rolling Hills / MALT

Preserving Nature /'96 various charities

Ranches & Rolling Hills / MALT

Preserving Nature /'96 various charities

Ranches & Rolling Hills / MALT

Artwalk/SBMNH

Preserving Nature /'96 various charities

Ranches & Rolling Hills

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Visiting Ray / Benefit LTSBC

Watersheds / EDC

Ranches & Rolling Hills

Artwalk / SBMNH

Ranches & Rolling Hills

20/super th/nosupersub Anniversary Book & Show / LTSBC

Santa Cruz Island Show / TNC

Backcountry Majesty / LP Forestwatch

Ranches & Rolling Hills

Artwalk/SBMNH

/'93New Hope/'94 Oak Group & Friends

Ranches & Rolling Hills

/'93Painting Paradise/'94 / TNC

Ranches & Rolling Hills

Eastern Sierra Show / ESLT

Artwalk / SBMNH

Ranches & Rolling Hills

Frontcountry / Friends of Franklin Trail

Ranches & Rolling Hills

CA State Parks Fdtn

MALT

EDC /'96 Envi Award Recipients

Wildling Museum /'96 SY River Show

Wilderness Award Recipients

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Meadow Restoration

MALT

EDC

LTSBC

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30 Years - Student Art Fund

Reverence for Life

Carp Bluffs II - LTSBC

MALT

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Cabrillo

Faulkner

Arlington Gallery

SBMNH

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Sta. Maria Museum

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Sedgwick

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Coral Casino

SBMNH

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Hollister Ranch

Faulkner

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Lacuna Gallery

Faulkner

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