The Art of Brunch


Sunday, October 14th, the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature held its annual fall event—The Art of Brunch. There were 110 guests who enjoyed this unique brunch experience that transformed the Wildling’s first-floor gallery for one day into a delightfully creative social event. The Art of Brunch featured a bouquet of quality entertainment that includes live music, multi-sensory art demonstrations, a silent auction, our famous Bloody Mary bar, and unexpected delights. There is no other event like this!

Artists at the art of brunch

This year's art demonstrations included a painting by Kevin Gleason, mosaics by Patti Jacquemain, gourd art by Kathy Badrak, and live music by Charles Stauffer. You mingle with other local artists, including Cheryl Medow and Hilary Brace from our current main exhibit, Nature Imagined.  The brunch fundraiser helps the Wildling offer quality exhibitions, programming, and educational outreach to our creative Santa Barbara County community and beyond! 

Original art at the art of brunch

At this event, there was a silent auction, live auction (with our very own George Rose as auctioneer!), raffle, and table centerpiece giveaway! Art in our auction was from amazing local artists like; Jessika Cardinahl, Chris Chapman, Claudia Chapman, Connie Connally, Ivanie Finsvik, Rebecca GomezJohn Iwerks, Robbie Kaye, and more!  

Catering at the art of brunch

Louise's Kitchen Table's menu included meat, cheese and vegetable frittatas, bacon and Danish sausage, a pancake station, fresh fruit, assorted danishes from Solvang Bakery and more!

Thank you to our 2018 event sponsors!

Judy & Jack Stapelmann

Montecito Bank and Trust

Pete and Becky Adams

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation

Gail and Jan Persoon

Kate and Dick Godfrey

Terrie and Kevin Patterson

George and Denise Rose

Patti Jacquemain

Kevin Gleason

Charles Stauffer

Kathy Badrak

Rebecca Gomez

Robbie Kaye

Chris Chapman

John Iwerks

Kathy Kalp and James Balsitis

Gene Sinser

Sandy Power

Jessika Cardinahl

SYV Elite Events Party Rentals

Louise's Kitchen Table

Solvang Bakery

Korbel Winery

Ivanie Finsvik

Mark Robert Halper

Donna Moser

Claudia Chapman

Liam Paul & Samantha Demangate

Diana Paul

Suzi Schomer

Joellen Chrones