Rural Life


–Dana Hooper, “Caz,” oil, 6×6 in.

March 17 through May 14, 2017

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Rural Life,” an exploration of the countryside by gallery artists.

Fields and flora, cows, chickens and horses illustrate freedom from the urban as well as the richness of agrarian life. Barns, haystacks, old trucks and tractors signify human presence and show our reliance on this terrain for food production.

Colorful chickens and cows, overgrown dirt paths, bright green vines beside monumental farm buildings—the colors and textures of life determine paint application on canvas. Fences and row crops create visual embroidery, stitching together quilted fields.

Rural may sometimes serve as a shorthand for simple, but the works in this exhibit are rich and complex celebrations of a necessary landscape.

Artists: Jeff Yeomans, Anne Ward, Marilyn Turtz, Randall David Tipton, Erling Sjovold, Ray Roberts, Ian Roberts, Susan Petty, Ann Lofquist, Marilee Krause, Dana Hooper, Michael Ferguson, Patricia Doyle, Marcia Burtt, and Robert Abbott.

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Special to this exhibition are two newly available Glenna Hartmann pastel paintings. Hartmann, 1949-2009, influenced the national resurgence of pastel painting. As an educator and early a member of The Oak Group she led Santa Barbara artists to a renewed appreciation of our local beauty, inspiring them to go outside and paint. Her sylvan vistas capture local landscapes as idylls, but the strength of her commitment to preserve the land and support other artists was the background to her artistic influence.


–Marcia Burtt, “Cows in Winter Pasture,” acrylic, 40×36 in
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–Glenna Hartmann, “March Storm,” pastel, 15×17.5 in.

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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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Full Moon Mustard

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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Morning Lemons

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