Current Exhibition

Crack Shot
Prints by Meagan Stirling

April 5 to May 13, 2016
Architectural Foundation Gallery
Opening Reception Friday, April 8, 5-7 pm

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a new exhibition of prints by Meagan Stirling titled Crack Shot. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, April 8 from 5-7 pm and all are welcome. The exhibition will continue through May 13.

Fascinated and inspired by American culture and the theme of safety, Stirling creates one-of-a kind prints using an amalgam of printmaking techniques including monotype, lithography, and serigraphy. Her compelling compositions, infused with echoes of pain and grief, layer and blend imagery derived from wind energy turbines, shooting range targets, and her memories.

Stirling received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has taught art at Whitworth University, the Beijing International College, and the University of Colorado Denver. Currently, Stirling is Assistant Professor of Art at Westmont College. For more information, please visit

The AFSB Gallery is located in the historic Acheson House on the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, and by appointment.

KDA Spring Sketch Sessions

2016 Kids Draw Architecture Annual Saturday Sketch Sessions:

April 9th from 1-3 pm, Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street
April 23rd  from 1-3 pm, Santa  Barbara High School, 700 East Anapamu Street

The Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the annual Kids Draw Architecture sketch sessions, taking place on April 9 and 23, 2016.  Sketch sessions are free and drawing materials will be provided. The award-winning Kids Draw Architecture program was developed by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara to enrich our community’s awareness of the built environment.  Young people are encouraged to sketch our architectural landmarks, guided by local architects and artists.

Celebrating a tradition of over twenty five years, the Kids Draw Architecture program brings together professional architects and artists to sketch significant buildings with Santa Barbara County youth of all ages.  2016 Kids Draw Architecture calendars containing selected drawings and KDA T-shirts and other merchandise will be available for purchase during these events.  All are welcome to participate!

Additional images are available upon request.  Please call 805-965-6307 for further information.



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