September: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

September: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

WHERE ARCHITECTURE IS ALWAYS THE MAIN CHARACTER.

Hosted by AFSB Vice President, Selinda Tuttle.

“Personally, I prefer to read books—fiction or non-fiction—that feature the city as a character,” says the book club’s curator, AFSB Vice President Selinda Tuttle. “The only thing cooler than reading a book that reckons with a city is being able to talk about that book with people who find it just as worthy of conversation.”

 
September’s Book:
Twelve Nights at Rotter House by JW Ocker
6-8:00 PM Wednesday, September 28, 2022
229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara 93101
 

Gather with us for this FREE in person book club event at the historic Acheson House: the perfect venue to share the architecture of life, death, friendship, and suspense in Twelve Nights at Rotter House.

Join the private Facebook group (same name) to interact with more book lovers!

Happy Reading

Current Exhibition: Prayer Flags & A Tale of Longing by Mary Heebner

Current Exhibition - Prayer Flags & A Tale of Longing by Mary Heebner

September 10 – November 5, 2022

The Architectural Foundation Gallery

Opening Reception September 9, 2022 from 5-7 p.m.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Prayer Flags & A Tale of Longing, an exhibition by Mary Heebner. This exhibition is three-fold and consists of two-sided Prayer Flags, a spiral-bound artist’s book, A Tale of Longing and a booklet, Elemental Offerings, all originating with Heebner’s travels to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India to see how prayer flags were made.

An opening reception with the artist will be held at the Architectural Foundation Gallery on Friday, September 9, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Mary Heebner has distinguished herself in Santa Barbara and beyond as a multi-media artist, published writer and book artist. Her artworks are held in numerous public and private collections, including Santa Barbara and San Francisco Museums of Art, The US Library of Congress, The National Gallery of Art, The New York Public Library, and UCSB’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum, and its Special Collections Library. Mary Heebner earned her B.A. and M.F.A at UCSB and has long been a noted member of Santa Barbara’s art community.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara office and gallery are based in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

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Prayer Flags & A Tale of Longing

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Elemental Offerings

Exhibition Art Talk – Malka’s Place: The Story of Joyce Wilson’s Photo Montages

Exhibition Art Talk - Malka's Place: The Story of Joyce Wilson's Photo Montages

August 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

The Architectural Foundation Gallery

Artist Talk August 20, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to present Malka’s Place: The Story of Joyce Wilson’s Photo Montages.

Join artist/photographer, Joyce Wilson, to hear how a chance encounter with Malka led her on a fascinating journey. Creative synergy erupted and Joyce was inspired to create a rich trove of photographs using textures, patterns and selections found in Malka’s sculptures, ceramics, and mosaics to create images that transcend the descriptive. The images challenge viewers to focus on unsettling truths present in today’s world.

Due to limited outdoor seating, reservations are required: 805.965.6307 or molly@nullafsb.org. Santa Barbara County Covid guidelines will be followed.

The Architectural Foundation Gallery is located at 229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara at the corner of Victoria and Garden streets.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Image shown:

Lady Vacumming Away Fat by Joyce Wilson

July: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

July: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

WHERE ARCHITECTURE IS ALWAYS THE MAIN CHARACTER.

Hosted by AFSB Vice President, Selinda Tuttle.

“Personally, I prefer to read books—fiction or non-fiction—that feature the city as a character,” says the book club’s curator, AFSB Vice President Selinda Tuttle. “The only thing cooler than reading a book that reckons with a city is being able to talk about that book with people who find it just as worthy of conversation.”

 
July’s Book:
The Cecil Hotel by Chris Swinney
6-8:00 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2022
229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara 93101
 

Gather with us for this FREE in person book club event at the historic Acheson House: the perfect venue to share the architecture of life, death, love, art and scandal at the Cecil Hotel. 

 
Join the private Facebook group (same name) to interact with more book lovers!

Happy Reading!

Saturday and Sunday Walking Tours

Saturday and Sunday Walking Tours
10:00 am

Saturday Sabado Tour leaves from the City Hall steps at de la Guerra Plaza
Sunday Domingo Tour leaves from the downtown Public Library entrance courtyard
Please bring masks to the tour in the event the docent feels they are necessary

Exhibition – Malka’s Place: A Journey into a Surreal World by Joyce Wilson

Exhibition - Malka's Place: A Journey into a Surreal World by Joyce Wilson

July 16 – August 27, 2022

The Architectural Foundation Gallery

Opening Reception July 15, 2022, 5-7 p.m.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of Malka’s Place: A Journey into a Surreal World, a solo-exhibition of photographic montages by Joyce Wilson. The photographs were inspired by a visit to Malka’s Place where Joyce stepped into a world of unearthly delights. An opening reception with the artist and Malka Belzberg, the inspiration for this exhibition, will be held at the Architectural Foundation Gallery on Friday, July 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Joyce Wilson’s career spans over half a century. She served on the faculty of Brooks Institute and has lectured and taught workshops throughout the world. Joyce is active in the Santa Barbara Art community as a board member of the Abstract Art Collective.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara office and gallery are based in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Images shown:

Love

Abyss

Scholarship Reception & Awards Ceremony

2022 Scholarship Reception & Awards Ceremony

Join us in honoring the 2022 AFSB Scholarship and partner Funds recipients!
This is a celebration of higher education as we recognize and award Santa Barbara County students pursuing college-level studies in architecture and related fields.
Thank you to the sponsors, members, and volunteers that make this happen.

Learn more about past Scholarship Recipients HERE at the Scholarship Page. 

May: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

May: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

WHERE ARCHITECTURE IS ALWAYS THE MAIN CHARACTER.

Hosted by AFSB Vice President, Selinda Tuttle.

“Personally, I prefer to read books—fiction or non-fiction—that feature the city as a character,” says the book club’s curator, AFSB Vice President Selinda Tuttle. “The only thing cooler than reading a book that reckons with a city is being able to talk about that book with people who find it just as worthy of conversation.”

 
May’s Book:
The Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy
6-8:00 PM Wednesday, May 25, 2022
229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara 93101
 

Register at Facebook for this FREE in person book club event at the historic Acheson House: the perfect venue to share the architecture of life, death, love, art and scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont. 

 
Join the private Facebook group (same name) to interact with more book lovers!

Happy Reading!

Exhibition: A.BOD.E by Cara Lasell Bonewitz

Exhibition: A.BOD.E by Cara Lasell Bonewitz

May 14 – June 25, 2022

The Architectural Foundation Gallery

Opening Reception May 13, 2022, 5-7 p.m.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of A·BOD·E, a solo-exhibition of recent paintings and papier-mâché sculptures by Ojai-based artist Cara Lasell Bonewitz. An opening reception with the artist will be held at the Architectural Foundation Gallery on Friday, May 13, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cara Lasell Bonewitz received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and her BA in Studio Art and History from Yale University.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara office and gallery are based in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Images shown:

Fourth Morning

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (unidentified drug shelf)

Oh My Goshi

Exhibition: “Over the Fence”

Exhibition "Over the Fence"

March 11 – May 7 2022
The Architectural Foundation Gallery

The Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition “Over the Fence,” a collaboratively curated exhibition of works on paper organized by Meagan Stirling and Alex Lukas opening Friday, March 11th at the Architectural Foundation Gallery. 

For this unique exhibition, artists were selected using a “plus one” style of curating to reach a total of ten participating artists. The exhibition reaches a range of visual artists working on California’s Central Coast and engages fresh, new voices.

Image: Chad Ress Photograph