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Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation Hosts Online Art Exhibit and Sale | Culture & Leisure

Posted on August 1, 2022
| 3:29 p.m.

The Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation (CLF), a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to fund and implement conservation projects at the courthouse, invites the public to purchase works of art originals that feature the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

Selling art online will benefit CLF conservation projects and Californian artists. The sale runs from August 5 to 14.

“The Courthouse Art Sale is the perfect opportunity to own a beautiful piece of art, showcasing our magnificent courthouse, while contributing to a worthy cause,” said Angelique Davis, Chair of the CWF Board of Directors. “Whether you’re buying for your home or office, for yourself, or as a gift, you can’t go wrong with any of these stunning pieces.”

Funds raised from the sale will be used to help complete the remaining phases of conservation work needed for the Grande Arche. The sale includes original paintings in oil, watercolour, pastel and acrylic, as well as photographs of the exterior and interior of the iconic building.

While the impressive Santa Barbara County Courthouse may seem indestructible, the building is deteriorating from age, environment, and public use.

“I am honored to participate in this online art exhibition, the first of its kind,” said Ralph Waterhouse, painter and gallerist. “I can’t think of a more worthy cause and a finer Santa Barbara monument to paint.”

Artists participating in the art sale include: Kris Buck, Chris Chapman, James Chen, Rick Delanty, Camille Dellar, Marco Diaz, Ellie Freudenstein, Rick Garcia, Tammy Guerin, Derek Harrison, Wyllis Heaton, Tom Henderson, Annie Hoffman, Ray Hunter, John Iwerks, Irene Kovalik, Bill Mahan, Craig Nelson, Ken Pfeiffer, Richard Schloss, Ann Shelton Beth, Garrett Spiers, Fred Sweeney, Terri Tabor, Thomas Van Stein and Ralph Waterhouse.

Some of the artwork that will be available for sale online includes paintings by Waterhouse, Delanty, Schloss, Iwerks, Harrison and Hunter.

All paintings are original and hand painted by California artists, and all depict the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Participating artists have agreed that proceeds from the art sale will be shared 50/50 with 50% going to the artist and 50% going to the Courthouse Legacy Foundation.

A private reception for buyers and artists will be held after hours at the courthouse at the close of the exhibit and sale. Visit the CLF website for more information

The Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation (CLF) was established as a Public Benefit California Corporation 501(c)(3) in 2004 to raise public awareness of preservation needs at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To learn more about the CLF, visit