Local artists & photographer combine for art show/fundraiser at Bacara Resort on Easter Weekend
SANTA BARBARA, CA: The Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Naples Coalition along with SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment)
"The upcoming SCAPE Art Show will expose our community to the beauty of the Gaviota Coast, and Naples in particular, as seen through the eyes of artists," says Mike Lunsford, President of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy. "These talented artists are adept at capturing the emotions of being there, and their inspiring works will offer us the opportunity to own beautiful representations of the places which make our community worth living in. Through their art we see what is at stake. Purchasing this art not only furthers the cause of conservation, it enriches the buyer with a reminder of the beauty of this place."
Reeve Woolpert, adds, "My photography is not about me. It is not about roaming from one distant corner of the planet to another to show off my experiences. It is not about bagging the coolest perspectives of exotic places. It is about earnestly discovering the essences and poetry of nearby, familiar subjects returned to time and time again. In the case of threatened Gaviota, it is about being moved by the spirit of the place, tripping out on her nature, and having as egoless a creative response as I can."
Bacara Resort & Spa is located at 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117www.bacararesort.com/
"Visions Of The Gaviota Coast" event prizes:
o One night stay at Bacara Resort & Spa
o Island Packers & Aquasports Kayak Adventure Package for two to Santa Cruz Island
o Leigh Sparks original painting
o Four month subscription to Ellwood Canyon Farms CSA program (Organic produce)
o Bacara Spa package
o Dinner for two at Bacara’s Miro Restaurant
o Reeve Woolpert Original Photograph
o Many other "lifestyle" prizes (surfboards, skateboards, and lots of other fun stuff).
VISIONS OF THE GAVIOTA COAST: Events Schedule:
o Friday, March 29th
o 1:00 to 8:00pm – SCAPE Art Show hours
o 5:00 to 8:00pm – Special Artists Reception with refreshments and live music
o 6:00pm – Special announcements
o 6:30pm – Screening of Future of the Gaviota Coast film, with Q&A in Bacara Theatre
o Saturday, March 30th
o 10:00am to 5:00pm – SCAPE Art Show Hours
o 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00pm – Screenings of Future of the Gaviota Coast in Bacara Theater plus, Q&A with the filmmakers after each screening
About the Gaviota Coast and the Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC):
The Gaviota Coast, located in southern Santa Barbara County, includes the coastal watersheds between Coal Oil Point in Goleta, to Point Arguello on Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the remainder of Vandenberg's coast to Point Sal. The portion down-coast of Point Conception constitutes about 15% of Southern California's coast, yet contains approximately 50% of its remaining rural coastline.
Expanding urbanization has displaced agriculture on fertile coastal plains along Southern California's coastline, reduced public beach access, and stressed coastal watersheds and marine ecosystems. To meet these challenges and preserve our coastal heritage, the Gaviota Coast Conservancy is dedicated to long-term strategies to permanently protect the Gaviota Coast.
SCAPE—Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment—
About The Naples Coalition:
The Naples Coalition is a Santa Barbara, California-based public benefit, tax exempt corporation that includes leadership from a number of local non-profit groups including the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club, Santa Barbara Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Santa Barbara Chapter of the Audubon Society, Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Action Network, and the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara. The Naples Coalition is dedicated to the preservation of the rural character of the Naples property on the Gaviota coast.
About the Bacara's "Hearts of Bacara" community partnership program:
Bacara believes hospitality and community service go hand-in-hand. In that spirit, Bacara has instituted “Hearts of Bacara,” a comprehensive program comprised of community partnerships, in-kind donations, cash contributions and volunteered time and talent. To this effect, the Bacara has included the Gaviota Coast Conservancy (http://www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/