Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

AFSB Gallery

Exceptional Art & Design

The Gallery/Conference Room of the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is a dynamic space within a historic setting for curated exhibitions of contemporary art, photography and design. Four solo exhibitions and one group exhibition are presented annually. 

Local artists, architects, photographers, and designers are invited to submit work created in a wide range of content, mediums, and styles.  Drawings of local landmarks from the Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) program are featured in December.

Our Friday evening Opening Receptions with the artists are open to all.  On Saturday afternoons, the Gallery is open for visitors to contemplate exhibitions at their leisure.  Throughout the year, we offer Artist Workshops with our featured artists and Art Talks with artists, gallery owners and curators, critics and art historians designed to foster creativity and community dialogue.

Through this lively exhibition and education program, the AFSB Gallery provides a unique forum for emerging and established artists, collectors, and art aficionados from the tri-county area.  

For information on how to apply for an exhibition, please read our Mission & Guidelines or contact us.

Current Exhibition: Pecos Pryor: Attention to Loss

January 7th – March 5th, 2022


The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to present Pecos Pryor: Attention to Loss, an exhibition of drawing , printmaking, and sculpture. Attention to Loss is Pryor’s debut one person show in Santa Barbara, CA. 

Attention to Loss is a response to the question “What do we do with our hands in grief?”. In 2019 Pryor lost a family member to suicide, a family member to drug overdose, and went through a divorce. 

Pryor comments “With the inability to change tragedy, art making gives me something to do with my hands.”

This exhibition tells his story. 

On the Left: After the Memorial: Cone 

Art Exhibitions