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

Attention to Loss Preview: Opening January 2022

Upcoming exhibition preview: Pecos Pryor—Attention to Loss: January-March 2022

Opening Reception: Jan 7, 2022
The Architectural Foundation Gallery

artwork

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to present Attention to Loss.

Pecos Pryor is an interdisciplinary artist who enjoys working concepts out through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Earning an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and currently residing in Carpinteria, CA, Pryor teaches Sculpture and 2D Design for Westmont College and Printmaking for Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning. Significant honors include the Francis William Vreeland Award in Art for 2018 and the Wendy Jane Bantam Graduate Exhibition Award. A sculptural portion of his current body of work, Attention to Loss, is on view at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art as part of the faculty exhibition Sight and Insight, now through October 30th.

On the Left: After the Memorial: Cone 2020 monoprint on BFK paper.

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!

Local Treasures Opening: September 18

Local Treasures Festive Opening with Music... and Covid safety precautions
Saturday, September 18, 1-4 pm.

September 18, 2021 Saturday, 1-4
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. The exhibition runs from Saturday, September 18th through November 12th, 2021. The public is invited to drop by on the opening day, September 18th from 1-4 (masks and social distancing required).

In the Foundation’s garden, the group Glendessary Jam will be providing music for the event.  

Local Treasures

Local Treasures

September 18 – November 12, 2021
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. The exhibition runs from Saturday, September 18th through November 12th, 2021. The public is invited to drop by on the opening day, September 18th from 1-4 (masks and social distancing required); and for the gala Closing Reception with the Artists, Friday, November 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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 buildings. 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.  

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara has been dedicated to expanding our community’s appreciation of the built environment since 1983. The AFSB Gallery is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and weekdays by appointment.

The exhibition will be installed in a celebratory salon style (works of different sizes and media will hang next to and above each another), creating dynamic groupings on the Gallery’s walls.  Two-dimensional work including an abstract print by Tony Askew, a collage by Dug Uyesaka, and plein air paintings by Libby Smith and Nina Ward will be complemented by several reliefs—a surreal box construction by Michael Long and a geometric structure in styrene by Marilyn Helsenrott-Hochhauser.  A weaving by Minga Opazo and a screen print by Claudia Borfiga will join photographs by Sara Yerkes, Jeffrey Sippress, Pat McGinnis and Matt Straka, as well as a sewn paper composition by architect Cass Ensberg and a hard-edge, environmental painting by Cynthia Martin.  Two husband/wife duos—printmakers Siu and Don Zimmerman and painters Judy and Warner Nienow will also be featured.

August: The Architecturally Macabre Book Club

August: 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.”

 
August’s Book:
The Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follet
 

Register at Facebook for this live video event. 

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

Happy Reading!

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 Fallen Architect
by Charles Belfourne
 

Register through Eventbrite below to automatically get the ZOOM link for July’s book club meeting. 

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

Happy Reading!

Call for Sponsors: Scholarship Reception & Awards Ceremony

2021 Scholarship Reception & Awards Ceremony

Event is Postponed due to pandemic precautions

Please return for news about the 2022 reception event.

This is a celebration of AFSB’s mission of education and the sponsors, members, and volunteers that make that happen. A celebration of higher education, as we award and recognize Santa Barbara County students pursuing college-level studies in architecture and related fields.

Learn more about this year’s Scholarship Recipients HERE at the Scholarship Page.