Nestled in the Historic Art District, across from the Arlington Theater in the romantic city of Santa Barbara, California, is where you will find Santa Barbara Fine Art.
“Capturing the Spirit of Santa Barbara, combining history with natural beauty, highlighting the little things that make our city so unique. Santa Barbara Fine Art celebrates it’s special town through the eyes of local artists.
Embodying the spirit of Santa Barbara, the paintings in the gallery showcase the rich culture and bright energy of Santa Barbara through landscapes, portraits, and narrative scenes. Altogether, Santa Barbara Fine Art paints a nuanced picture of life in this beautiful corner of California.
Santa Barbara Fine Art Artist in Residence and one of the original Oak Group members, Richard Schloss, is an iconic California Landscape painter of 45 years, whose paintings can be found in permanent collections of 4 museums: Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Ridley Tree/Westmont Museum and The Museum of Ventura County.
Also, featured in the gallery are 9 other Oak Group members, including original members Arturo Tello, Michael Drury, Marcia Burtt and Larry Iwerks. Newer Oak Group members include Michael Enriquez, Jeremy Harper, Kevin Gleason, John Wullbrandt and Rob Robinson. Also representing pastelist, Marsha MacDonald , Humanitarian, journalistic artist, Laurie Elizabeth McKinley and abstract artist, Heather Gordon.
The artists here, many of whom have been painting together for many decades, are dedicated to celebrating Santa Barbara, and preserving the natural beauty of the land “
-Voice Magazine Santa Barbara
There is much history here at Santa Barbara Fine Art. Many of our artists featured here have been painting together for over 33 years. Those who have visited the gallery have commented, “ It feels like a museum “, “ Very comfortable here “ , “ Great space, beautiful gallery and paintings!” " The Best Gallery that we have seen in Santa Barbara! "
Santa Barbara Fine Art is truly an artist’s hub where one can listen to artist’s stories, some artist’s first hand personal and painting experiences with Ray Strong and many other artist’s conversations. All Local Artists, Local Scenes, Real Santa Barbara Feel.
We look forward to your visit.
- Julie Schloss , Gallery Director/Owner