Santa Barbara

Coastal Influence

Farm Entrance at Aliso Beach, South Laguna

Mark Kerckhoff, “Farm Entrance at Aliso Beach, South Laguna,” oil, 16×20 in.

June 14 – July 21, 2013

Marcia Burtt Studio presents “Coastal Influence,” a group exhibition featuring gallery artists.
Foggy mornings, June gloom, haze over the channel, coastal cliffs, palm and eucalyptus trees, sailboats beyond the breakers, and heat radiating off the sand are as much a part of our California summers as rocks, seaweed, and incoming waves.

Chris Potter

511 East Anapamu St, Unit D, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103; 805 252-7052;

S.C.A.P.E. (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment)

P.O. Box 30932
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
The goals of SCAPE are to promote camaraderie and provide opportunities for exhibition and education among outdoor painters, to raise money to protect open spaces.

Dorene White

1090 E Mountain Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805-886-7479;;

B. J. Stapen

P. O. Box 40313; Santa Barbara, CA 93103; 805-963-1919

Rob Robinson

1215 East Gutierrrez, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Rob’s inspiration to paint is rooted in his desire to create something of value while finding a little peace in the hustle-bustle of every day life. Says Robinson, “With all that’s going on in the world today, which for the most part we have little say, the act of painting is a chance for me to create something of beauty and resolve life as I would like to see it, if only for a moment, in the world of a two dimensional canvas.” He is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, California Art Club and SCAPE (Southern California Painters for the Environment).

Marcia Burtt

517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

MARCIA BURTT has been a member of the Oak Group since 1986 and is a founding member of SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment). Through exhibitions with these groups she has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to preserve open spaces. She has been an artist in residence at Yosemite National Park, and her paintings have been included in exhibitions organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, the Weismann Museum at Pepperdine University, the Riverside Museum, the Yosemite Museum, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and the Haggin Museum in Stockton.

Marcia is frequently mentioned in art publications, most recently in “The Oak Group: Preserving Landscape,” in the September 2006 issue of American Artist.

Michael Drury

P. O. Box 2564, Santa Barbara CA, 93120

Michael’s commitment to plein-air painting began when he met Ray Strong in 1970, and virtually all of his work is generated out-of-doors. He has painted extensively in the high deserts of the Great Basin, the wild coast of California, his home grounds of western Santa Barbara County, and the west coast of Ireland. He is a life-long surfer and a founding member of the OAK GROUP, an association of environmentally active landscape painters in Santa Barbara.  He is represented by Palm Loft Gallery in Carpinteria, CA and the Great Basin Gallery & Frame in Carson City, Nevada.