Limited Time Campaign for A/V Equipment

AV Equipment Matching Fund Campaign Goals Achieved!
Thank You to Our Generous Donors!
Thank You to Lucifer Lighting!

$400 Donor Level
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$200 Donors
Fred Sweeny
Jeremy White
Barry Winick

$100 Donors
Cass Ensberg and Tom Jacobs
Chris Mason-Hing
Cold Spring Geologic
Brian Hofer
Elaine LaVasseur HIFI Club

$10 – $100 Donors
Kathleen Brewster
Stephanie Christoff
Roger Davidson
Michael Holiday
Thompson Naylor Architects
Van Sande Structural Engineers
Steve Olsen
Nancy Caponi

AV_CampaignPlease help the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara raise money for new state-of-the-art Audio/Visual Equipment for the Acheson House!

We have a limited time to receive matching funds BUT we need your help to reach our goal of $2500 by October 31st 2015.

The Lucifer Lighting Company will generously match any funds we raise towards the cost of a new ceiling mounted projector and associated A/V equipment.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, based in the historic Acheson House, is also home to AIA Santa Barbara, and the Junior League of Santa Barbara. Many popular programs and events that promote, support and educate the community about architecture, art, and design are held in the Gallery Conference Room. Recent offerings include sold-out lectures on Cuban Architecture, Solar Energy, and Museum Architecture, as well as Art Gallery openings and Films. The current Gallery Conference Room has no dedicated projector to fulfill these program needs.

Please make a tax deductible contribution to help us qualify for the matching funds! This is a limited-time offer that we can’t afford to miss.

Please email or call us with your donation today–cash, checks and credit cards are all welcome.
Thank you so much for your support!

Current Exhibition


Urban Space: The Parks of Santa Barbara
Paintings by Nina Warner

October 16 to November 20, 2015
Architectural Foundation Gallery
Opening Reception Friday, October 16, 5-7 pm
1st Thursday November 5, 5-8pm

“Urban Space: The Parks of Santa Barbara” is a solo exhibition presented by local artist Nina Warner.  The show will run from October 16 through November 20, 2015, with an opening reception on Friday, October 16 from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will also be open for ‘First Thursday’ on November 5, from 5-8 pm.

Over 60 small oil paintings represent a 3-year project of painting every public park in Santa Barbara (excluding sports fields) within a geographical area that stretched from Montecito to Hwy. 154. The bounty of parks and open spaces in Santa Barbara are truly special – every neighborhood has something to offer. The fresh immediacy of painting on site creates a unique snap-shot of each location. Traveling light, the artist used a 6”x8” portable painting ‘thumb box’ and worked with a palette of 6 basic colors. Continue reading