Art Gallery

The mission of the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara’s Gallery is to present exceptional contemporary art, architecture, and design in a unique, historic setting. Through an active exhibition program, the Gallery provides a dynamic space in which visitors may contemplate and experience noteworthy examples from these fields, including their potential intersections. Artists, architects, and designers from the tri-counties and beyond are encouraged to submit work created in a wide range of content, mediums, and styles.

The Architectural Foundation Gallery is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. The entrance on Garden Street is ramp-accessible. The art gallery is open on Saturdays from 1-4pm and appointment. Please call 805-965-6307 for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

Potential exhibitors should consider the size, scale, hours, and frequent use of the AFSB Gallery as a meeting space when submitting their work. The selection process involves electronic submissions of work, and whenever possible, a studio visit by committee members. If a studio visit is not possible, a portfolio of work can be brought to the AFSB office.

Exhibitors selected for the Gallery are responsible for:

  • Installation;
  • De-installation (returning the space to it’s prior state);
  • Opening Reception;
  • Insurance (if desired);
  • Promotional images:
  • Drafts of the exhibition press release and postcard for review and editing by the Gallery Committee Chair(s).

Exhibitors who have previously shown their work at the Gallery may request to exhibit again after four years.

For detailed information on the responsibilities of exhibiting artists and the AFSB, please contact AFSB at

Potential exhibitors are invited to submit images of their work, an Artist Statement, and their resumé/C.V. to the Gallery Committee Chairs via

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
229 East Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101