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!

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

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

Kids Draw Architecture Gallery Exhibition Closes December 11th

Kids Draw Architecture Gallery Exhibition Closes December 11th

Last Day to View Exhibition Saturday December 11th 1-4pm
The Architectural Foundation Gallery

Saturday December 11th is the last day to view the Kids Draw Architecture Exhibition at the Architectural Foundation Gallery. The gallery is open 1 – 4pm.

You can purchase the KDA 2022 calendars featuring the exhibition drawings at local bookstores Chaucers, Book Den, Tecalote, the Santa Barbara Museum Store, Folly and AFSB.

Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) program is designed to help the participants learn about architecture and the skill of drawing. This year, with the continuing Covid 19 pandemic, instead of meeting in person as is the norm, the participants masked up and kept their distance while venturing out to find architectural inspiration in our built environment to sketch, learn, and to work on drawing skills.

Calendar cover drawing by Gweneth McTigue, age 13

Kids Draw Architecture Gallery Opening Reception

Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) Gallery Opening Reception

Opening Reception, Saturday Nov. 20, 2021 1-4pm
The Architectural Foundation Gallery

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce Kids Draw Architecture Gallery Opening Reception. 

Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) program is designed to help the participants learn about architecture and the skill of drawing. This year, with the continuing Covid 19 pandemic, instead of meeting in person as is the norm, the participants masked up and kept their distance while venturing out to find architectural inspiration in our built environment to sketch, learn, and to work on drawing skills.

This year’s exhibition will feature drawings from KDA’s 2021 program and will be on display until December 12, 2021. The 2022 calendars highlighting the work will be available for purchase at the reception, at AFSB and soon in local bookstores.

Announcement drawing by Gweneth McTigue, age 13

Local Treasures Exhibition, Closing Reception with the Artists

Local Treasures Exhibition, Closing Reception with the Artists

Closing Reception, Friday Nov. 12, 2021 5-7pm
The Architectural Foundation Gallery

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to present Local Treasures, an exhibition of artworks by thirty artists who have exhibited at the Architectural Foundation Gallery during the past seven years.

Local Treasures honors the extraordinary quality, diversity, and vitality of the artists whose work has recently graced the walls of the Architectural Foundation Gallery. Initiated during the 1990s, the Gallery exhibited watercolor paintings by local architects of Santa Barbara. Later, the Gallery committee expanded its mission to present exhibitions of contemporary art, architecture, and design. Throughout the pandemic, following all COVID-19 protocols, the Gallery has maintained its schedule of exhibitions with the support of dedicated volunteers. 

On the Left: TAKEOFF! by Cass Ensberg

October: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

October: 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.”

 
October’s Book:
The Shining by Stephen King
6-7:30 PM Thursday, October 28, 2021
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 horror that is The Shining. 

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

Happy Reading!

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:
The Woman in the Window
by A. J. Finn
 

Register at Facebook for this live video event. 

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

Happy Reading!