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Our Gaviota Getaway – Plein Air 2013 is a highly anticipated event as it only happens every other year. Twenty of Santa Barbara’s best loved landscape artists and Oak Group members will be painting in-person at the spectacular Arroyo Hondo Preserve. Gaviota Getaway offers an exceptional afternoon of art, wine, food and music in a breathtaking canyon on the Gaviota Coast.

At the Arroyo Hondo Preserve you can visit a historic adobe built in 1842 filled with rare photographs and artifacts illustrating local history. Stroll along the creeks and meadows of this 782-acre nature preserve and talk to your favorite artists, view their latest works of art, and watch them paint at their easels, capturing the beauty of the canyon. Price of admission includes a gourmet picnic basket, local wines and live music by The Honeysuckle Possums that will put a smile on your face and keep your toes tapping.

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Artists are generously donating fifty percent of all sales to support the restoration, volunteer and environmental education programs at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, which is owned and operated by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County—the local non-profit organization that has saved special places including the Carpinteria Bluffs, Coronado Butterfly Preserve and the Sedgwick Reserve. Come find a painting to love and support local conservation!

Event Details: Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Make your reservation by October 2 by calling (805)966-4520 or emailing [email protected]


All the paintings below are now for sale with 50% of sales donated to the Land Trust

To purchase before the event, please contact the Land Trust office during normal business hours at (805)966-4520. Paintings not sold before the event will be for sale on site on October 12.


Kerri Hedden Upper Canyon oil $250

Kerri Hedden
Upper Canyon oil $250

Kerri Hedden Hollister Meadow oil $450

Kerri Hedden
Hollister Meadow oil $450

Kerri Hedden Bear Creek Crossing oil $625

Kerri Hedden
Bear Creek Crossing oil $625

Summer Grass

Whitney Abbott
Summer Grass, oil $700

New Years' Day

Whitney Abbott
New Years’ Day, oil $1,300

More mesa summer

Whitney Abbott More Mesa, Summer, oil $3,000

Erika Hill

Erika Hill
Waiting on Artist

Ann Sanders Figueroa Mountain pastel $750

Ann Sanders Figueroa Mountain pastel $750

Kerri Hedden Discovery Barn, oil $425

Kerri Hedden
Discovery Barn, oil $425

Venadito Canyon 24x36 Acrylic Original (800x525) reduced

Susan Belloni Venadito Canyon acrylic $1,600

Wild Abandon 16x16 Acrylic reduced

Susan Belloni
Wild Abandon acrylic $495

Lagoon 12x12 Oil reduced

Susan Belloni
Lagoon oil $495

House with a View  16x20 Oil reduced

Susan Belloni
House with a View oil $695

Whitney Abbott Little Tributary, Caprinteria Marsh, oil $900

Whitney Abbott
Little Tributary, oil $900

Camille Dellar Ranch Polls

Camille Dellar
Ranch Polls

Campsite Sycamore, AHP John Iwerks

John Iwerks
Campsite Sycamore, AHP

Carpinteria Bluffs John Iwerks

John Iwerks
Carpinteria Bluffs

Arroyo Hondo Canyon John Iwerks

John Iwerks
Arroyo Hondo Canyon

Gaviota Peak low res_Kit Boise-Cossart

Kit Boise-Cossart
Gaviota Peak #3, oil $850

Guillermo Canyon 12x17 pastel_Chapman

Chris Chapman
Guillermo Canyon

Coastal Waves_Ray Hunter

Ray Hunter
Coastal Waves

El Capitan pastel Chapman

Chris Chapman
El Capitan, pastel

La Paloma _Dellar (1)

Camille Dellar
La Paloma

Jamee Aubrey

Jamee Aubrey
Gaviota Pier oil


Larry Iwerks


Larry Iwerks


Larry Iwerks
Hondo Beach


Larry Iwerks

La Paloma Summertime 12x16 Original Oil_ Susan Belloni

Susan Belloni
La Paloma Summertime

Looking Over the Edge_Douglas Preserve_Margaret Nadeau

Margaret Nadeau
The Cypress  oil $1,000

paintings_of_antonio,_wisteria,_home_055_Leigh Sparks

Leigh Sparks
Paintings of Antonio, Wisteria

Point Conception John Iwerks

John Iwerks
Point Conception

Sustenance pastel Chapman

Chris Chapman
Sustenance, pastel


John Rowbottam
waiting on artist

Ranch Road_Stapen

BJ Stapen
Ranch Road

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