Island Wildlife Cruise

This 3-3.5 hour Island Wildlife cruise, on Friday May 10th, will take you through the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Channel Islands National Park known to have more marine mammals than any other area on the planet.  After, explore the Ventura Harbor Village for a late lunch- it encompasses a diverse collection of restaurants, boutiques and galleries.  Hosted and escorted by artist Cheryl Medow and Wilding Museum staff. 

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Family Arts and Crafts for Winter 2019

Upcoming Class Dates: Jan. 26th, Feb. 9th, & March 16th, 11 AM - 1 PM. Take a walk in Solvang to the Wildling Museum with your kids for Family Arts & Crafts on Saturday! Classes are fun and informal. All supplies are included. Just bring a sense of adventure. Be sure to sign up for our email reminders to hear about future family arts and crafts. Suggested Registration: $5 per class

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Carrizo Plain National Monument Group Tour

Visit the unique and beautiful Carrizo Plain, touring Soda Lake and learning about the plants, animals, and geology of the San Joaquin Valley on Thursday, March 14, 2019.  Local artist John Iwerks will join the group to share his experiences living in Carrizo while painting a wildlife mural of this special natural area. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food on the way to dine al fresco.

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The Broad Day Trip

Enjoy a day at The Broad Museum with a guided 1-hour tour followed by free-time to do lunch and explore on your own on Tuesday, February 26. The Broad is known for its extensive contemporary art collection along with interactive audience installations, thought-provoking exhibitions and cutting-edge architecture.

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Ray Strong: A Collector’s Passion

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RSVP to Julie at julie@wildlingmuseum.org or call (805) 688-1082

One collector, David Parker, is sharing his Ray Strong paintings with us, as well as his stories of how he built his collection of over thirty pieces. Sponsored by Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation and Donors to the Patti Jacquemain Exhibition Fund.

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Celebrating the National Lands of California

Deadline for Entries: Thursday, Monday, May 20, 2019, on www.callforentry.org, Applications close at 11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA) on the deadline date.

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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Nature Abstracted

October 3, 2018 – March 18, 2019

Barbara Goodall Education Center, Third Floor

This show features work from the Abstract Art Collective (AAC), a Santa Barbara community-based group of artists. Abstract art challenges the artist and audience to mine the depths of emotion and intellect—to journey far from real-world imagery and into the imagination. In this exhibit, you will see the artists’ response to various aspects of nature experiences—responses they’ve chosen to share.

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Nature Imagined

July 20, 2018 – January 21, 2019

First Floor Gallery

You are invited to Nature Imagined, a special exhibition that celebrates nature through the vivid imaginations of Cheryl Medow, Ellen Jewett, and Hilary Brace. Inspired by nature, these artists use diverse materials and methods to create environments that engage the imagination.

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