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Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

Santa Barbara Museum Of Art
1130 State Street
805-963-4364

Mission

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art's mission is to integrate art into the lives of people.

Guiding Principles

We believe in the power of art to ignite imagination, stimulate thought, and generate experiences that are personally rewarding.

History:
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art opened to the public on June 5, 1941, in a building that was at one time the Santa Barbara Post Office (1914–1932). Chicago architect David Adler simplified the building’s façade and created the Museum’s galleries, most notably Ludington Court which offers a dramatic sense of arrival for museum visitors. The newly renovated Park Wing Entrance and Luria Activities Center open in June 2006.

Over its history the Museum has expanded with the addition of the Stanley R. McCormick Gallery in 1942 and the Sterling and Preston Morton Galleries in 1963. Significant expansions came when the Alice Keck Park Wing opened to the public in 1985 and the Jean and Austin H. Peck, Jr. Wing in 1998. The Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, a center for art education activities, was established in 1991.

Today, the Museum’s 60,000 square feet include exhibition galleries, a Museum Store, Cafe, a 154-seat auditorium, a library containing 50,000 books and 55,000 slides, a children’s gallery dedicated to participatory interactive programming and an 11,500-square-foot off-site facility, the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House.

The Museum is overseen by a 30-member Board of Trustees and administered by a staff of over 90 full and part-time employees. SBMA has 4,400 members and more than 325 volunteers serving as Trustees, Docents, members of the Museum’s Women’s Board and leaders of our advisory committees and art interest groups.

Commitment:
Recognizing that art museums play a constructive role in society, we are committed to:

Serve and educate the public;
Champion a breadth of artistic expression;
Enhance quality of life in the community;
Accomplish these though the collection, research, preservation, and exhibition of works of art and the advancement of knowledge about them; and
Succeed as an organization through effective interdependence, collaboration and innovation.



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Upcoming Events at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Art Matters Lecture

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 4:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Maxwell Quartet

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 7:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Reading and Conversation: Maggie Nelson

Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 at 2:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Family 1st Thursdays

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Pop-Up Opera

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Family 1st Thursday

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Friday, Feb 8, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Studio Sunday

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 at 1:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Studio Sundays

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Art Matters Lecture

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Friday, Feb 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Exhibition: April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Santa Barbara, CA
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Armchair Travels: A Lecture By Nigel McGilchrist on Palmrya

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
santa barbara museum of art
Santa Barbara, CA
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Armchair Travels Lecture

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Art Matters Lecture

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 at 4:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Art Matters Lecture - Creole Degas

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Art Matters Lecture

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 4:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Family 1st Thursdays

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Family 1st Thursday

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Studio Sunday

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 1:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Studio Sundays

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Dismantling Hierarchies: Alex Espinoza

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 2:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Mandelring Quartet

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Multimedia Class

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter After-School Ceramics Class

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Winter Adult Ceramics Class

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Family 1st Thursday

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Quatuor Danel

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 7:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Studio Sunday

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Ceramic Studio

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ridley Tree Education Center
Santa Barbara, CA
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Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 5:30pm
Santa Barbara, CA
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