Every spring the Wildling Museum holds its famous Annual Spring Barbecue at a beautiful outdoor venue somewhere in Santa Barbara County. It is a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon at a private ranch or farm, and meet fellow Wildling supporters and nature and art lovers.

Enjoy delicious Valley wines, appetizers and exciting raffle prizes and silent auction items. Feast on a delicious barbecue dinner provided by our friends at Santa Ynez BBQ, while enjoying toe-tapping music! This year we will be honoring lifelong condor advocate and conservationist, Jan Hamber, with our Wilderness Spirit Award. Don't miss this chance to pay tribute to an amazing woman who has helped bring back the California Condor from the brink of extinction.

The Spring Barbecue is the perfect event to enjoy an afternoon with friends new and old while supporting a local nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to awaken a passion for nature and wilderness conservation.

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VIP Reception Sponsors:

Linda Starkman



Gold Sponsors:

Jack and Judy Stapelmann

Silver Sponsors:

Peter and Becky Adams
Louise Clarke and John Carbon

Table Sponsors:

Kate and Dick Godfrey
Gail and Jan Persoon


Wine and beer poured by:




 Auction Items:
Bid on an amazing selection of silent auction items including original artwork, gift certificates, experiences, and so much more!

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4 Park Hopper Tickets

Private In Home Aebelskiver Party for 10 by Solvang Restaurant

Turtle Pond, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens by John Iwerks

Pelicans by Nicole Strasburg and an excursion with her and 5 other artists!


3 Day Stay at Cayucos Ranch

2 Hot Air Balloon Ride Tickets

2 Tickets for 2017/2018 Season

2 Tickets for 2017/2018 Season


Sail aboard the Enchantress + Lunch at SB Yacht Club

Half-Day Sailing and Lunch at Yacht Club

Santa Ynez Morning by Chris Chapman

Assortment of Lavender Products

Round of Golf including a cart for 4 at Rancho San Marcos


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