Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the annual summer Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) Art Show and Sale both online and in-person this year. A percentage of the sale proceeds will be used to benefit SBMM and help rekindle its post-pandemic maritime educational programs.
SCAPE and SBMM are co-hosting Images of Our Rekindled Maritime Community, as an online exhibit and in-person sale of fine art. The exhibit and sale will be available online from Wednesday, August 18-Tuesday, August 25, 2021. The in-person show and sale will be held on Wednesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 26. This event will feature the work of more than 75 artists and their views of our ocean and Santa Barbara’s maritime life. Artwork may be viewed and purchased online at https://sbmm.org/20scape/ beginning Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Prior to the opening of the exhibit, some of the artists and their work will be profiled on SBMM’s Facebook, Instagram and Web pages as well as on SCAPE’s Instagram account. Artists who are interested in participating in the show and sale, are invited to submit up to three (3) artworks with a $10 fee per submission, a photo of themselves, and a short biographic artist’s statement between July 1 and midnight of July 28, 2021. Once the artwork has been received, all submissions will be reviewed by SCAPE for inclusion, and will be selected by the SCAPE Juror.
SCAPE was founded in 2002 and has grown to over 200 members, a diverse group including nationally known and local artists, students, patrons, and gallery owners. Membership is open year-round to everyone who wants to participate. SCAPE’s goals are to have exhibitions to help raise money to protect open spaces, to increase public awareness of environmental and conservation issues, to promote camaraderie and provide education for artists. They mount 2 or 3 juried exhibits every year. To date over $100,000 has been raised to benefit local non-profit beneficiaries including the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Channelkeeper, and Heal the Ocean, among others.