Color Notes: Painting Workshop

Eventbrite - Oil Painting Workshop with Jimmy Miracle

Join the artist Jimmy Miracle for a fun adventure in painting at the AFSB Art Gallery grounds. You will learn the techniques to create your own oil painting. You bring the art materials you specifically want to use to make your painting uniquely yours. Get to see your local community in a new way. Seek neither picturesque nor unsightly subjects, but freely paint your immediate surroundings with an open mind.


AFSB Art Gallery – NEW SHOW

Warner Smith exhibit AFSB


Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 5-7 pm

Through-line: Brooks Institute, a culture for photographic education

January 24 – March 6, 2019

For over 70 years Brooks Institute provided a visual arts education to an international gathering of students in Santa Barbara. Brooks was unique in its immersive focus on imaging arts – photography, film, photojournalism – and in its educational philosophy of hands-on learning provided by practitioners in their field.

Through-line showcases moments from each photographer’s career. Christopher Broughton’s photographic black and white series, “Anhydrous – Our Unquenchable Thirst”, explores the anthropogenic landscape shaped by our endeavor to control water in the west. Ralph Clevenger exhibits a selection of work that demonstrates the connection between the photographer, the subject, and the viewer. In this case, the subjects are animals from around the world, each animal’s portrait revealing a story in a single frame. Christy Gutzeit’s personal work is inspired by the ebb and flow of the ocean’s energy, calm one moment and forceful the next. Using multiple layers of materials combined with photography, she explores the transient nature of the waves of water and the power they have to imprint and erase.

2019 KDA Calendars AVAILABLE NOW!

The 2019 Kids Draw Architecture calendar are now available for purchase at the following retailers:

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
The Book Den
Chaucer’s Book Store
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Upstairs at Pierre Lafond
The Santa Barbara Company

To purchase a calendar from AFSB, come by our office or give us a call.


Lutah Maria Riggs Comes Alive – SOLD OUT!

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Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara and DramaDogs

Present a staging of Terre Ouwehand’s Lutah Maria Riggs monologue

performed by E. Bonnie Lewis


Followed by a reception and discussion with DramaDogs and the author.

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

FREE. RSVP Required.

Facebook Event HERE.