Paintouts occur every second Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted in the newsletter.

We meet at a location of scenic beauty often chosen in conjunction with an upcoming show. Whether you are experienced with plein air painting, interested in taking photographs or perhaps drawing for use in the studio later, or just want to share being in natural settings with others, it is worth checking out. This year we have enjoyed gathering at Naples with ocean bluffs, agricultural land and mountains; a private organic farm in the San Ynez Valley near Buellton; Lake Carneros; an historic adobe and farm on the Gaviota coast, Arroyo Hondo Preserve; and a hilltop avocado ranch in the foothills.   We like to explore new venues, classic locations, and beautiful sights.  Join Us!

Alice Keck Park

October 14, 2017

The Paint Out on October 14 will be at Alice Keck Park from 9-12.  Alice Keck Park is one of Santa Barbara’s jewels.  There is an abundance of beautiful plants, streams, and a gorgeous pond along with meandering paths.  For those with more of an urge for the urban there are quintessential bungalows and churches around the periphery. The Park is located downtown taking up a full block at 1500 Santa Barbara St.  If the need arises, you may call Filiberto at 805-570-4690.

Jerry Martin • 886-5616 •
Filiberto Lomelli • 570-4690 •


Mission Canyon Private Residence

November 11, 2017

Alert:  Time change to afternoon!  2-5 PM


The November Paint Out will be at a private residence in the hills above Mission Canyon.  The address and directions will be sent by email to SCAPE members prior to the event.  Carpooling is requested and the narrow drive along a ledge must be taken slowly with caution.  This property affords awesome endless views over the ocean and in the other direction towards the mountains.
This will be our last paint out of the year as we will not be meeting in December.


There are certain paint-outs that require a reservation as they are being held on private land or lands managed by one of our beneficiaries such as EDC: Coal Oil Point, Sedgwick, Salt Marsh.
April 12th we painted at Sedgwick Preserve, managed by UCSB and in order for SCAPE to paint there an application was completed and permission granted. Pre-reservations were not required; however painters were required to sign in. Kate McCurdy was a most gracious hostess and the 11 of us who painted there that day had a great experience as Duke’s Ranch House was opened to us and we were able to explore the ranch.

Sedgwick is only open to painters upon completion of the permit and acceptance of the application. The disclaimer for both the owner or administrator of a site (in this case, UCSB) and SCAPE is an agreement to sign a release by the administrator or owner of the Paint Out site to hold it and SCAPE harmless from any liability by reasons of artist(s) painting on the site. In order for SCAPE to continue to be able to paint at Sedgwick and enjoy our association with them, please do not go to Sedgwick Ranch on your own. This is also true of Santa Ines Mission Mills property. They love painters but there is too much liability for them.

One of the great perks of being in S.C.A.P.E. is having monthly collegial paint outs with like minded nice people.  If you haven’t been to one you will be hooked once you do!  It is always fun to paint in new and interesting locations of urban-scapes, landscapes and seascapes.  As a member if you have access or live in a spot that offers an enticing view and would accommodate around a dozen painters to set up please contact Filiberto Lomeli or Jerry Martin.  We would all much appreciate new ideas and new locations.