Legacy and Loss: Landscapes in the Santa Barbara Region
August 22, 2015 to February 1, 2016
This Wildling curated exhibition explored the changing landscape of the tri-county area (Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo) through both historic and contemporary artwork. The Santa Barbara Region is beautiful, historic, and ever changing. Artists have been recording it for decades–some use their work to inspire a conservation ethic in hopes that specific open spaces will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Historic artists that were represented include: Ray Strong, Lockwood de Forest, Channing Peake, Richmond Kelsey, Henry Chapman Ford, Clarence Hinkle, John Barnard, Colin Campbell Cooper, William Louis Otte, Merv Corning and more. Contemporary artists included: Phoebe Brunner, Angela Perka, Bruce Everett, Chris Chapman, John Iwerks, Richard Schloss, William B. Dewey, Meredith Abbott, Hank Pitcher and more. Geographic areas that were highlighted in the artworks included Morro Bay, Carrizo Plain, Santa Ynez Valley, Ojai Valley, Santa Barbara City and Gaviota Coast.