The California Coast


— Marcia Burtt, “Carmel Coast,” acrylic, 10×18 in.

May 19 through July 16, 2017

“The California Coast,” features twenty plein-air paintings by Marcia Burtt that document the state’s western edge from Mendocino to San Diego.

This panoramic display is a unique opportunity to view the changes in topography from north to south on one wall. Coastlines facing west interspersed with our local south-facing coast offer views left, right, and out to sea from rocks, sand, eroding bluffs, sloughs, and beach towns. Changing weather, tides, and time of day transform light and color on sea and land.

Burtt’s loose, big-brush realism nails a specific time and place without too much detail, allowing viewers to bring their own experience to complete the paintings.

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Metamorphosis


— Marilee Krause, “Inklings 5,” mixed media, 5.5×4.25 in.

May 19 through July 16, 2017

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Metamorphosis,” paintings and photographs that exemplify transformation.

Featured are works on paper by Marilee Krause, whose ephemeral landscapes record interstitial moments. Her style is being transformed as she uses a new medium: earlier works are in pastel and watercolor; new pieces are watercolor and ink or ink alone. Choices prompted by paring down are visible in recent paintings.

Erling Sjovold’s paintings combine both metaphor and literal change. Made with fragile local black sand during a trip to Iceland, both his paintings of slowly melting icebergs and the icebergs themselves are in a slow process of dissolution.

–Erling Sjovold, “Icebergs, Diptych, Glacial Lagoon, Iceland,” w/c & Iclandic black sand, 2 20×16 in.

Evidence of metamorphosis can be found in Susan Petty’s drawings of nests. Her intricate cross-hatched lines echo the beautifully woven structures built to hatch eggs. Minimal representation encourages the viewer to re-see the familiar.


–Susan Petty, “Nest I,” graphite, 10×11 in.

Rounding out the exhibition are paintings and photographs by gallery artists that relate to change through subject and medium, transforming our ways of seeing.

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Michael Ferguson in Frye Museum exhibition

Michael Ferguson, “Rock vs Heather” 36 x36 in. acrylic on canvas, 1988. Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 1988.013

Look for Michael Ferguson’s painting in the Frye Museum’s exhibition:

Between the Frames: The Frye Art Museum Collection After 1952
APRIL 29 – JULY 23, 2017

Between the Frames explores the evolution of the Frye Art Museum’s collection, presenting sixty-five years of acquisitions in chronological sequence. The exhibition charts the Museum’s transformation from a personal selection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century art, cultivated by First Hill residents Charles and Emma Frye, to a museum of the twenty-first century dedicated to regional and international creative practice in its myriad forms. Situated between founding legacy and future vision, Between the Frames considers the ways institutions shape and are shaped by their collections.

http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/6585/

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Summer in Winter

Marcia Burtt, Mendocino Overlook, acrylic, 20×30 in.

January 27 through March 12, 2017

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Summer in Winter,” a group exhibition of paintings celebrating sunny days to brighten our winter months. Continue reading

Holiday 2016

November 25, 2016, through January 22, 2017

Reception
Saturday, December 3, 4-6 p.m.
Meet the artists, celebrate the holidays, and eat cake.

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Meg Torbert, Oleander Blues, acrylic, 36″x48″

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents a group show celebrating a year of beautiful contemporary landscapes, plus three newly available paintings by Meg Torbert. Continue reading

Backcountry

Robert Abbott, "Divide Peak," oil, 48x36

October 7 through November 20, 2016

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents Backcountry, an exhibition of paintings exploring the mountains, trails, chaparral, and forests that lead us out of our everyday lives.

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Inspiring Anne Ward Workshop

Thanks to all of the participants in our two Anne Ward iPad workshops. It was a great introduction to using an iPad to do drawings and paintings using the Procreate app. Special thanks to Martin Shinn for taking these pictures. The rose is an sample of the work he did during the class. Impressive and inspiring.

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Anne Ward. Photos by Martin Shinn

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iPad Workshop with Anne Ward

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iPad Workshop with Anne Ward
9:00 to 1:00
Saturday, October 1 – FULL
new Sunday, October 2, session added

at Marcia Burtt Gallery
517 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara 93101

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Learn to use the ipad as a tool to complement your artistic practice–
Take some risks without a lot of clean up!

Anne has been using the ipad to create images for several years.
Recently, she upgraded to the ipad pro and apple pencil and loves using them.
Anne will show you how she has been using an ipad as a sketching tool and digital journal, and how she develops paintings which print out beautifully.
She will show you how she uses the ipad to ‘paint’ every day, even when there are only small snippets of time.

What you’ll need:
An attitude for experimenting.
A photo of something you’ve been wanting to paint or the object/s themselves.
An ipad with a stylus.
The procreate app.

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Maximum 15 participants
Please send $75 made out to “Marcia Burtt” to register:

Cynthia Stahl
Marcia Burtt Gallery
517 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Please include your email and phone # and note that this is for the Sunday workshop.

Questions:
write to Anne directly about content: award2@me.com
write to Marcia Burtt directly with other questions: marciaburtt@gmail.com

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On Paper

Sara Woodburn, Channel Islands, woodcut, 18x24 in.

Sara Woodburn, Channel Islands, woodcut, 18×24 in.

Aug 26 through October 2, 2016
Reception, August 26, 5-7pm

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents On Paper, an exhibition of diverse responses to the landscape on paper. Continue reading

Coast

Erling Sjovold, Gibraltar Rock, oil, 18x14 in.

Erling Sjovold, Gibraltar Rock, oil, 18×14 in.

July 15 through August 21, 2016

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Coast,” an exhibition of paintings inspired by the edge of a continent: a landscape in flux.We are promised calm respite in paintings by Ian Roberts, Erling Sjovold, Anne Ward, and Marilyn Turtz. They present the ocean as a shape that draws us in but leaves details to our imagination.

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On an Overgrown Path

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Randall David Tipton, Rainforest Autumn 2, oil 20×16 in.

May 27 through July 24, 2016

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “On an Overgrown Path,” an exhibition of paintings woven from and ornamented by organic forms, twisting lines, and patterned surfaces that construct baroque visions of our natural world.

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Peggi Kroll Roberts and Ray Roberts

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Peggi Kroll Roberts, Sun and Sea, gouache, 7×7 in.

March 25 through May 22, 2016

Reception: Saturday, March 26, 5:00-7:00

Join us at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, March 26, for a gallery-hosted paintout on Butterfly Beach below Channel Drive in Montecito.
Find us set up below the western steps closest to the cliffs.

See you there!

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents Peggi Kroll Roberts and Ray Roberts, award-winning painters who tell the story of California through landscape. Continue reading

Dawn/Dusk

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Marcia Burtt, “Dusk, Goleta Slough,” acrylic, 34×54 in.

January 22 through March 20, 2016

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Dawn/Dusk,” paintings inspired by the sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle light that begins and ends the day. Continue reading

Holiday Exhibition

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Michael Ferguson, Ghost Orchard, acrylic, 25×33 in.

December 4 through January 17, 2016

Reception
Friday, December 4, 5-7pm
Meet the artists, celebrate the holidays, and eat cookies.

Marcia Burtt Gallery is pleased to present a group show celebrating a year of phenomenal contemporary landscapes. Continue reading

Approaching Abstraction

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Marilee Krause, Bird Refuge, w/c and pastel, 22×19 in.

October 23 through November 29, 2015

Accompanying Susan Petty’s solo exhibition is “Approaching Abstraction,” a group show featuring works that focus on abstract visual elements rather than representation.

Wanderlust

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Marcia Burtt, “Edge of the Forest,” acrylic, 10×18 in.

June 26 through August 23, 2015
extended until August 30, 2015.

Marcia Burtt Studio presents “Wanderlust,” an exhibition expanding both literal and artistic boundaries. Continue reading

Forest for the trees

Susan Petty, Creekside Sycamore, graphite, 22.5x30 in.

Susan Petty, Creekside Sycamore, graphite, 22.5×30 in.

May 1 through June 14, 2015

Marcia Burtt Studio presents “Forest for the Trees,” an exhibition celebrating the beauty and poetry of trees in contemporary landscape paintings by gallery artists. Continue reading

New in the gallery: Randall David Tipton

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We are now carrying unframed original works on paper by Randall David Tipton. Using  washes of watercolor, gouache and oil on yupo paper, his pieces flutter between cloudy depths and surface forms.

Oswego Lagoon Study

The Tipton pieces along with Susan Petty’s unframed watercolors, expand our gallery’s offerings for collecting original art on all budgets.

Variations

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Marilee Krause, Tidal Pools Series, w/c and pastel.

March 13 through April 26, 2015

Marcia Burtt Studio presents “Variations,” a group exhibition featuring gallery artists.
Each is represented by several works related by motif, place, or style. Variations in color, composition, or form are enhanced by the comparison, revealing the artists’ obsessions as well as their creative process. Continue reading

Mark Kerckhoff

Join us for a gallery hosted paint-out the morning of January 17
@ Butterfly Beach, 9am to 12pm. Check this page for updates or cancellation.

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a celebration of plein air painting

January 17 through March 1, 2015
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Priscilla Bender-Shore

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Retrospective exhibition

October 11 thru November 23, 2014
Reception, Saturday, October 25
3–5, valet parking

Priscilla Bender-Shore has been a major force in figurative art since the late 1960s. This exhibition, drawn from her own collection, represents directions she pursued over the course of four decades. Continue reading