Welcome to Art from the Trail

We are pleased to showcase 100 paintings created near the California Missions Trail in a 100-mile section of the trail between Carpinteria and Guadalupe. The artists are members of SCAPE: Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment.

The Online Art Show and Sale runs through July 24 at 6 PM.

The plein air artists set up easels near the trail to capture images of the landscapes in Santa Barbara County. The exhibit, juried by Marsha Burtt, recognized several artists with awards. Margaret Ricks received the Jurors Choice award, Joan Russell Price received the 1st Place award, Nina Warner received the 2nd Place award, and the 3rd Place award went to Libby Smith. Artists receiving honorable mention awards included Leigh Sparks, Kevin Gleason, Jerry Martin, and Karen Glancy.

Going, Going, Gone

The artwork is for sale. Our thanks goes to the people who have purchased paintings by the following artists.

  • Libby Smith | View From the Foothills
  • Kelly Hildner | Mission Glow
  • Cez Totten | View From Lake Los Carneros Meadow
  • Leigh Sparks | Back of Rincon
  • Judith Hamilton | Carpinteria Bluffs
  • Melodie Grubbs | Sunset at the Harbor
  • Joan Russel Price | Trail to Coal Oil Point
  • Margaret Ricks | Cliffs at Sunrise
  • And more.

The artists receive 50% of the sale, and the non-profits supporting the exhibit share 50%. Beneficiaries include:

California Missions Trail Alliance (CMTA)

The mission of the California Missions Trail Alliance is to support all initiatives to scout, map, mark, certify, sustain, and promote 800-miles of a long-distance hiking and cycling route that connects urban and rural communities, all cultures, and sweeping landscapes, thereby providing spiritual, recreational, and economic benefits to California residents. The Alliance is supported by Santa Barbara County Trails Council, California Missions Foundation, California Mission Walkers, Old Mission Santa Barbara, Carpinteria Morning Rotary, and other organizations.

Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA)

Founded in 1979, the LPFA is an official non-profit partner of the Los Padres National Forest. Our mission is to care for the Los Padres Forest, ensuring it thrives and remains safe and open for the people to use and enjoy.

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE)

The mission of SCAPE is to promote camaraderie and artistic growth for our members while helping to raise money for non-profit environmental organizations through a variety of eventes