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The variety of programs we offer range from experiential to educational to artistic. It can be a solo endeavor or a group activity, from visiting our new online gallery or our art gallery in person to attending an art opening. Or perhaps you want to attend a lecture or take part of a historic walking tour, there is something for everyone!

Current Exhibition - Prayer Flags & A Tale of Longing

An exhibition by Mary Heebner

September 10th - November 5th

Architectural Foundation Gallery

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce 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.

Join Mary for an Art Talk on October 22nd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by phone 805.965.6307 or email

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

News articles about the Exhibition:

Click here for the SB Independent article

Click here for the LUM Art Magazine article

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Prayer Flags & A Tale of Longing


Elemental Offerings

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