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

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

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


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


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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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


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

Rainforest Autumn 2
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


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



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


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

December 4 through January 17, 2016

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


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.



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



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.


a celebration of plein air painting

January 17 through March 1, 2015
EXTENDED TO MARCH 8 Continue reading

Priscilla Bender-Shore


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

Michael Ferguson & Marcia Burtt


Michael Ferguson, Flat Wave Set, acrylic, 30×32 in.

on exhibit uptown
Arlington Plaza

Compare and contrast Marcia Burtt’s and Michael Ferguson’s approaches to painting the landscape in a two-person exhibition at our uptown location opening First Thursday, May 1, with a reception from 5:00 to 8:00. Continue reading

On Reflection

Marcia Burtt, Magpies in the Puddle, acrylic, 10×18 in.

March 21 through May 11

Marcia Burtt Studio downtown presents “On Reflection” —  water in all its forms: wetlands, creeks, waterfalls, sloughs, swamps, puddles, canals, still waters, waves, breakers, coastlines, reflections, foam, spindrift, virgas, rain clouds, mist, droplets. Continue reading


Marilee Krause, “Reach,” w/c and pastel, 11.5×11.5 in.

Marcia Burtt Studio downtown
Laguna Street
January 17 through March 9

Artists’ Reception, 4 to 6 pm, Saturday, Feb 1

Marcia Burtt Studio downtown presents two solo exhibitions that embody contrasting approaches to contemporary landscape painting. Continue reading