The Art of Brunch 2019

You are invited to our third annual Art of Brunch fundraiser. Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 13, 2019!

Our brunch event is moving to the lovely K’Syrah Catering Venue, just a block from the Wildling. Enjoy watching artists at work, browse our silent auction, check out our famous mimosa and bloody mary bar while eating a delicious brunch in a charming, rustic atmosphere. Afterwards, stroll to the Wildling for a tour of the gallery!

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Morro Bay Birding Trip with Peter Schneekloth

Join the Wildling on a Morro Bay day trip in partnership with Solvang Parks and Recreation with birding expert Peter Schneekloth on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

See and learn about the many birds that live in the marshes, creeks, and shores of Morro Bay. Enjoy a quick stop at the Natural History Museum and time to enjoy lunch and shopping on Morro Bay’s Embarcadero.

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Santa Barbara Printmakers: Wild Places in Print

October 9, 2019 - January 13, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce Santa Barbara Printmakers: Wild Places in Print, a new Barbara Goodall Education Center exhibition featuring nature and wildlife-inspired works by the Santa Barbara Printmakers (SBP) group.

Soaring birds, colorful layered foliage, a delicate barn owl, coastal vistas, and bold graphic butterflies are among nearly 100 different prints on view.

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Santa Barbara County & Beyond: Recent Photographic Landscapes By George Rose

November 16, 2019 - March 16, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 3 - 5 p.m.

Enjoy Santa Barbara County & Beyond: Recent Photographic Landscapes By George Rose on view in the Valley Oak Gallery, including new works featured in George Rose’s latest publication, WINE COUNTRY Santa Barbara County.

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Noontime Concert with Opera Santa Barbara

Join the Wildling for a special Noontime Concert in the galleries with Opera Santa Barbara on Wednesday, October 2, 12 - 1 p.m. 

This free concert will feature selections from Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and will include performances by Opera Santa Barbara’s four Chrisman Studio Artists: Julia Metzler, soprano; Kelly Guerra, mezzo; Chandler Johnson, tenor; and John Allen Nelson, baritone.

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Carrizo Plain - A Sense of Place | Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Join the Wildling Museum on Sunday, September 29, 3 - 4:30 p.m. for a special screening of the new short-form documentary Carrizo Plain - A Sense of Place (2019), followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin and featured film participants and artists Bill Dewey, Chris Chapman, and John Iwerks.

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SLOPOKE: Fine Art of the West at Flag Is Up Farms

Save the date for the annual SLOPOKE, an exhibition and fine art sale featuring art of the American West hosted at Flag is Up Farms in Buellton from September 27 - 29, 2019. The opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, September 27 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The Wildling Museum is honored to partner in this year's event and will be judging the Best Wildlife Art Award, sponsored by Art of the West Magazine.

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Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky

February 1 - June 15, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 3 - 5 p.m.

The expanse of the open night sky has served as source of wonder for artists, poets, and scientists across cultures and millennia. Join us in celebrating the awe-inspiring beauty and mystery of the night as we bring Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky to the Wildling Museum this February!

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Out There, In Here: A Night of Poetry, Spoken Word & Music

Join us on Friday, October 18, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m. for Out There, In Here: A Night of Poetry, Spoken Word & Music, a special gathering of voices celebrating our vital connection to the natural world – and to one another. Presenters include Doyle Hollister, Dorothy Gagner Jardin, Cynthia Carbone Ward, and music by Jim Brady.

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Photography in Focus: A Panel Discussion with Susan Jørgensen, Michael Miner, Ana Phelps, and George Rose

Join the Wildling for an intriguing panel discussion on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3 - 4:30 p.m. with photographers Susan Jørgensen, Michael Miner, Ana Phelps, and Celebrating the National Lands of California exhibition juror George Rose.

Learn about the photographers’ individual processes and inspiration, as well as the changing nature of photography as an art form.

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Descanso Gardens Day Trip

Join the Wildling on a day trip in partnership with Buellton Parks and Recreation to visit the incredible Descanso Gardens on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Experience the wonders of Descanso Gardens, home to North America’s largest camellia collection and many rare and beautiful plants from around the world. Visit the historic Boddy House and view art highlighting the intersection between contemporary arts and sciences in the Sturt Haaga Gallery as you walk the extensive grounds.

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Closing Weekend: Celebrating the National Lands of California

Join the Wildling for the closing weekend of Celebrating the Naitonal Lands of California on Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3 - 4:30 p.m. as we sit down with featured exhibition artists Patricia Hedrick, James Hodgson, Alan Sonneman (First Place), and Nancy Yaki (Third Place) for a fascinating panel discussion.

Learn about the artists' individual processes and inspiration, as well as their own personal experiences in California's national lands.

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Celebrating the National Lands of California

July 20, 2019 - January 20, 2020

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce its second juried exhibition – “Celebrating the National Lands of California” – a showcase of fine art inspired by National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, and Recreation Areas located within the state of California.

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