Wildling Museum: Virtual Visit | Vol. 13

Sep 10, 2020
Wildling Museum: Virtual Visit | Vol. 13

Save the Date | 20th Anniversary Virtual Fundraiser on October 16, 2020


Grab a glass of something delicious and join our first ever online fundraising event on Friday, October 16, 2020, 5 - 6:30 p.m.! Help us celebrate 20 years of art and nature! Join emcee and auctioneer Jim Farnum as he guides us through a lively event full of special tributes, beautiful art, and fun bidding wars on great live auction items. Most importantly, help us raise funds that will be DOUBLED by board member Kate Godfrey, up to $15,000!


Plus, don’t miss our Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, wine, lodging, and more. Silent auction bidding will be open online from October 9 - 16, closing at 5 p.m. on event day.


No cost to attend, just register online in advance! Once registered, you will receive an email with the link to join the event. Click here to register.




This Friday | Zoom Reception & Awards



This week we're celebrating our talented 2020 photography competition participants in a special Zoom reception on Friday, September 11th from 4 - 5 p.m.! Juror and professional photographer Nic Stover will be there to share remarks on his top award winners. 


Enjoy a preview of the semi-finalists' images on our website here and register for our awards reception to virtually toast to our winners on September 11th!




Video Pick | Insect Flight: Capturing Takeoff & Flying at 3,200 FPS



In what’s believed to be the first footage of its kind, a stunningly slow-motion video by Dr. Adrian Smith captures a rare group of insects just as they lift off the ground.




Nature Takes the Wheel: Atterdag Artists!



Photo courtesy Atterdag Village of Solvang


The Wildling received hubcaps from across the County for our public art project, Nature Takes the Wheel, including submissions from our Solvang neighbors at Atterdag Village!


Pictured from left to right with their hubcaps are: Edel Schonfeldt, Sally Jones, Pierette Chapman, Lee Barranco, and Gretchen Kieding. See their hubcaps on view now in the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden at River View Park, 151 Sycamore Drive, Buellton, CA 93427. More than 60 hubcaps are on view at the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden and in the Wildling Museum windows through October 31, 2020.



New Episodes of 805 Inspires!





The Wildling Museum is thrilled to be part of a new County-wide arts project, 805 Inspires! The project is produced by local nonprofit media organization TVSB and features short videos exploring Santa Barbara County's treasured cultural institutions, along with fun activities that all ages can enjoy from home. Check out the new episode featuring our friends at Ganna Walska Lotusland, as well as recent episodes from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Casa del Herrero, Old Mission Santa Barbara, the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum, and more!


805 Inspires is funded in part by a grant made possible through the COVID-19 Joint Response Grants Committee, a partnership between the Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County and Hutton Parker Foundation.







Enjoying our Virtual Visits? Consider donating to the Wildling Museum to support our online  programming efforts as we continue to share inspiring news from home.


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