Tag archives: Art Foundation

Art Foundation of Santa Barbara Annual Exhibition Announced
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 3, 2023

The Art Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFSB) has announced its annual art exhibition and sale titled, An Artful Affair at Riven Rock, on Sunday, October 8, from 3 to 5 pm, at the historic Riven Rock estate of Frank McGinity. Tickets are limited to 150 lucky guests and selling fast.  I met with McGinity and […]

Art in the Club
By Richard Mineards   |   July 4, 2023

The Art Foundation of Santa Barbara took over the historic town club for its annual members’ art exhibition, which featured 45 works scattered throughout the venerable Chapala Street venue. The Santa Barbara Club’s featured speaker was British artist and gallery owner Ralph Waterhouse, who with his wife, Diane, recently opened a new gallery on Coast […]

An Artful Evening
By Richard Mineards   |   November 1, 2022

Globetrotting accountant Frank McGinity opened the gates of his charming Riven Rock estate, just a tiara’s toss from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for An Artful Affair for 120 guests organized by the Art Foundation of Santa Barbara. Five local plein air artists – Ralph Waterhouse, Derek Harrison, Annie Hoffman, Ray Hunter, and Ann […]

Artist Edward Borein
By Lynda Millner   |   August 9, 2022

The Art Foundation held an MClub Lunch and Learn at the Santa Barbara Club with a program about all things Borein. He was the famous cowboy artist who really lived the part and had a gallery in El Paseo. To enlighten us was Jeremy Tessmer, who is the curator of vintage American art at Sullivan […]

Members’ Art Exhibition
By Lynda Millner   |   May 24, 2022

The Santa Barbara Club and Art Foundation of Santa Barbara puts on a fun evening once a year. The walls of the Club are transformed with paintings of their members’ own art collections or personal work. In the program is a ballot for voting for Best Composition, Most Original, Most Creative, Best Use of Color, […]

Fall Cocktail Reception
By Lynda Millner   |   October 12, 2021

The Art Foundation of Santa Barbara presented its fall cocktail reception at the Santa Barbara Club with drinks and dinner on the lawn and a most interesting lecture indoors. The keynote speaker was Jean (pronounced Jon) Stern. He joked about being taken for a girl many times because of his name. He was born in […]

Art in the Grass
By Lynda Millner   |   September 14, 2021

I met local artist Mara Abboud many moons ago and have always been envious of her talent. What better way to spend a day than enjoying her outdoor art display and eating a three-course lunch at the Santa Barbara Club. Mara’s paintings have received the attention of the art world because of her unique technique. […]

Art Foundation of Santa Barbara
By Lynda Millner   |   July 18, 2019

Every year the Santa Barbara Club turns into an art gallery for two weeks with artworks loaned from their members’ collections or work they have done themselves. There was an opening reception with champagne and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner. The public was welcome to buy tickets as well.  To name a few of the […]

Garden Party Art Show
By Richard Mineards   |   November 8, 2018

The Santa Barbara Club was the scene for a romantic afternoon in their garden, sipping champagne, listening to violin music, and viewing art. The Art Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFSB) held an art exhibit and sale arranged by the president of the board Keith Mautino Moore. Part of the proceeds went to the AFSB, whose […]

Members Art Exhibition
By Lynda Millner   |   July 12, 2018

The Art Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFOSB) invited members of the Santa Barbara Club to exhibit works of art they owned or their own art if they were painters. Keith Mautino Moore chaired and hung the event. Members gathered for champagne and delicious bites while perusing the pieces, including sculpture. The art was throughout the […]