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Illuminate Conservation Presents:

Bygone: An Art Event for the Steelhead

Saturday March 25, 5-9pm
Artwork by Michael and Nate Irwin Inspired by the Critically Endangered California Steelhead
30% of Proceeds to be Donated to Organizations Working to Save the Steelhead

Local legend Michael Irwin and his son, Nathan Irwin, will be showcasing paintings from their series, "Bygone", a portrayal of the Southern California Steelhead, the most endangered fish in North America. 30% of art sales will be donated to the featured environmental organizations that are working to protect steelhead. Special guest artists and future environmental leaders from Hope Elementary will showcase their portrayal of the Southern California steelhead.

Presentations from influential changemakers, including:

Russell Marlow | Program Manager for the South Coast Region for California Trout

Brian Trautwein | Senior Analyst & Watershed Program Director for the Environmental Defense Center

Molly Troup | Science & Policy Associate for the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

Mauricio Gomez | Director of the South Coast Habitat Restoration

Delicious food will be available on site thanks to Mony's Food Truck. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available as well!

Sri Van DerKroeft & Patsy Langdoc Present:

Devereaux Langdoc — A 60-Year Living Retrospective

6 Decades of Paintings, Sketches, and Sculptures
March 1 – 30, 2023
Receptions Saturdays March 11,12 – 4pm and March 26,
12 – 4pm
Gallery hours Fridays 10a-6pm, and by Appointment

For six decades—while working as a 5-12th grade teacher, a teacher of educators, and neuropsychotherapist, while also running a ranch and being a race-car driver—Devereaux Langdoc has been making art.

His family and friends have helped organize a retrospective of work he created spanning those many years, including oil and watercolor paintings, sketches, and sculptures.


Come see what 60 years can make.

CAW Outreach Committee Presents:

SBAC Outreach Committee Group Art Exhibit

Free to the public!
Saturday, April 1st, 12:30 to 3:30 PM

Poet Showcase: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Music Performance by Tony Ybarra at 2:00PM 
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“CAW’s Effect” celebrates the second anniversary of bringing together the SBCAW Outreach Committee artists for a dynamic exhibition that revels in their eclectic diversity and love of art and community. 

Santa Barbara Poets Laureate: 


  • Perie Longo 2007-2009

  • David Starkey 2009-2011

  • Chryss Yost 2013-2015

  • Laure-Anne Bosselaar 2019-2021

  • Emma Trelles 2021-2023

There will also be a Poets’ Collaborative Wall, an Interactive Collaborative Art Project, and More! 

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative Outreach Committee comprises more than 30 artists, arts advocates, educators, and organizational and community leaders. This dynamic committee meets monthly to discuss and share the happenings at the Community Arts Workshop and in our cultural communities. The committee pilots programming ideas, assists with events, and facilitates collaboration through partnerships between audiences and creative enterprises, making art more accessible to all. 

Elaine Wilson Presents:

Acrylic and Mixed Media Studio Time Workshop

You will never stare at a blank canvas again and wonder where to begin!
Thursdays April 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9AM to 12PM
$180 for Nine Hours of Monthly Instruction - Three Three-Hour Workshops
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The Studio Time Workshop is designed to further develop each students' skills with individual hands-on help and critique from Elaine. We will continue to begin each painting using timed audio commands and canvas rotation, but everyone will go at their own pace with the option of starting a new project each week. This class will include referring to the ten abstract design compositions, assistance in color mixing, improvement in executing painting techniques, and the use of new brushes and tools. A wider range of collage materials will be discussed with an emphasis on editing your own work using the editing questions. Students who have completed Level 1 are eligible for this workshop.

See Video on Website and more at Contact Elaine at

Use the CAW

The CAW collaborates to empower and provide affordable space for art projects of all kinds. Have an idea? Use the CAW.

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The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative works to maintain the CAW as a "blank canvas" for as wide a diversity of arts uses and users as possible, providing space and collaborating with project initiators to make their ideas a success for the benefit of the broader community, and supporting and cultivating collaborations between artists and arts organizations, community groups, the business community, non-profit organizations and the entire community.

Find out more about how you can use the CAW here: 

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