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Anne Ward, “Summer Solstice in the Yard,” oil, 25×23 in.

January 12 through March 4, 2018

Marcia Burtt Gallery lights up the new year with a showing of paintings by our gallery artists that surge with energy created by color, pattern, and line.

In support of those who lost so much in the fire,
Marcia Burtt Gallery will donate a percentage of all sales from this exhibition to Direct Relief International.

Michael Ferguson: Electric

Michael Ferguson, Lily Pad, acrylic, 32×30 in.

January 12 through March 4, 2018

An exhibition of Michael Ferguson’s vibrant landscape paintings heralds the new year at Marcia Burtt Gallery. Pulsating with color, Ferguson’s work has an electric energy that illuminates our botanical world.

The Washington State-based painter depicts the land, ocean, and flora of the Pacific Northwest with textured acrylic and oil. Layered colors form a speckled surface. Turquoise, magenta, and lime green strokes combine to create sea and sky. The result is a palpable atmosphere of light and color filtered through sun-drenched fog.

Color clashes bring to life large floral works. Fuchsia irises pop against a chartreuse background. Pink orchids hover over blue speckles. Colors don’t blend—they battle to heighten the individuality of flowers and leaves.

Roots of the large stylized paintings can be found in plein air studies that show Ferguson’s obsession with color and texture on a smaller scale. These sketches in oil and the larger studio acrylic paintings reflect a life spent observing the Northwest Coast and backcountry.

In support of those who lost so much in the fire,
Marcia Burtt Gallery will donate a percentage of all sales from this exhibition to Direct Relief International.

 

Book Sale

November 17, 2017, through January 7, 2018

3 books for $40. Choose from Marcia Burtt: Ranch, Marcia Burtt: Santa Barbara County, Ann Lofquist, Marilee Krause, Priscilla Bender-Shore, Robert Abbott, Meg Torbert and Patricia Doyle.

Holiday Exhibition 2017

Michael Ferguson, Pond with Leaves, acrylic, 31×43 in.

November 17, 2017, through January 7, 2018

Reception:   Friday, November 17, 2017    5-7 pm

Celebrate the season and another year of beautiful landscape art with our annual Holiday Show and Party featuring gallery artists and guest printmakers Sara Woodburn and Leonardo Nuñez. Continue reading

Big Sky


–Randall David Tipton, Over the Sea, watermedia, 11×15 in

August 25 through September 24, 2017

Marcia Burtt Gallery paintings and photographs of our ever-changing shared space, an empire with no national borders—the sky. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.

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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.

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