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Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

May 15, 2014 – May 15, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Chet Van Duzer

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7 pm

Members only Reception at 6:15 pm

Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).

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Lecture Series Sponsored by Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and Silvio Di Loreto

Chet Van Duzer, author of the recent book Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, will trace the history of sea monsters on European maps, beginning with the earliest mappaemundi on which they appear in the tenth century and continuing to the end of the sixteenth century. These sea monsters, whether they are depicted swimming vigorously, gamboling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation, are one of the most visually engaging elements on these maps, yet they have never been carefully studied. Sea monsters are important not only in the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also in the history of the geography of western conceptions of the ocean. Moreover, the sea monsters depicted on maps can supply important information about the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them. In addition– sea monsters are a lot of fun!

Chet Van Duzer is an Invited Research Scholar at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island, and will return to the Library of Congress to work on special projects in the Geography and Map Division this spring. He has published extensively on medieval and Renaissance maps in journals such as Imago Mundi, Terrae Incognitae and Word & Image. He is also the author of Johann Schöner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study, the first detailed analysis of one of the earliest surviving terrestrial globes that includes the New World; and (with John Hessler) Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps. His book Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps was published last year by the British Library, and this year the Library of Congress will publish a study of Christopher Columbus’s Book of Privileges which he co-authored with John Hessler and Daniel De Simone. His current book project is the commentary for a facsimile of the 1550 manuscript world map by Pierre Desceliers, which will be published by the British Library.

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Travels with my Uncle Phil: Around the World with the Great White Fleet 1907-09

April 17, 2014 – April 17, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Bernie Schaeffer

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7 pm
Members only Reception at 6:15 pm
Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).
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Lecture Series Sponsored by Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and Silvio Di Loreto

As December 1907 approached, one of the most historic around-the-world sea voyages in the history of our country began at Hampton roads, VA.—the Great White Fleet. Theodore Roosevelt was our President. Bernie Schaeffer’s uncle was aboard one of those ships. The inspiration for the presentation came when a family member loaned him the personal log books that Phil Schaeffer kept during the portion of the trip from Hampton Roads to Santa Barbara, CA. The Great White Fleet arrived in Santa Barbara on April 25, 1908 at approximately 4:30 p.m. before eventually heading out across the Pacific. The presentation addresses the many challenges faced during this great adventure.

Bernie Schaeffer was born in Philadelphia PA and grew up in Niagara Falls NY. After graduation from Syracuse University, he served two years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army and subsequently completed his obligation in the U.S. Army Reserves. Two years later he earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Connecticut. After working in a child guidance clinic and then as a school social worker at the secondary level, he received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley. The primary focus of his career was 27 years working in the developmental disabilities field serving in various capacities at Tri-Counties Regional Center in Santa Barbara, including acting director. He has been married to his wife Ruthie for 47 years and has two grown children and two grandchildren living in the Southern California area. Since 2002, his retirement years have included traveling, visiting family, having coffee with numerous friends, spiritual reading, hanging out at the Spectrum gym seven days a week, and volunteering his time to local non-profit organizations. For the past two years he has been Chairman of the Board at Alpha Resource Center.

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Revitalization of the Chumash Tomol

March 20, 2014 – March 20, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Alan Salazar & Ray Ward

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 pm
Members only Reception at 6:15 pm
Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).
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Lecture Series Sponsored by Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and Silvio Di Loreto

Alan Salazar has been a Native American traditional storyteller, a paddler of Chumash tomols (plank canoes), and a Native American consultant/monitor. His family has traced their ancestry to the Chumash village of Ta’apu, now known as Simi Valley, and the Tataviam village of Pi’ing near Castaic, Ca.

He is a founding member of the Kern County Native American Heritage Preservation Council, the Chumash Maritime Association, a member of the California Indian Advisory Council for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and a member of the Environmental Review Board for the city of Malibu.

Salazar helped build the first working traditional Chumash plank canoe, called a tomol, constructed in modern times, and has paddled in this plank canoe for over 15 years. He has been involved with protecting Native American cultural sites for 20 years as a consultant/monitor on sites in Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties.  He is one of the few consultant/monitors that has taken college classes in archaeology and has worked as a field archaeologist, to help him better understand the field.

He has self-published the first ever Chumash coloring book featuring important Chumash animals and the Chumash language.

Salazar has also worked as a Juvenile Institution Officer for approximately 20 years at Juvenile Facilities in Santa Barbara and Bakersfield, California and believes by sharing his knowledge about the Chumash/Tataviam cultures, he is saving these rich Native cultures.

Ray Ward is a native Barbareno and after a time raising a family on their horse ranch on the Skookumchuck River in Washington State, moved back to Santa Barbara. He has shared his ancestory and the tradition of paddling a tomol with his sons in the 2006 Santa Barbara Channel Crossing and continues to be involved with the Chumash community. Ray has participated and supported the revitalization of the canoe culture with both the Northwest tribes and the Chumash Maritime Association.

He has worked as a tradesman, businessman and general contractor, while enjoying surfing, diving, hunting, fishing and martial arts.

 

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The Light at Point Conception: Prints by Hank Pitcher

March 27, 2014 – March 27, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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Artist Reception

Sponsors:

Mimi Michaelis

Chris Lancashire

Sexwax Incorporated

Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
What: Prints are reproductions of paintings primarily held in private collections
Cost: Free
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“The Light at Point Conception” is a selection of museum quality prints of original paintings by Hank Pitcher that focus on his 40 year long fascination with the land and sea near this legendary lighthouse.

Thirty-five miles west of Santa Barbara, this headland is a wild place, sacred to the Chumash, and notorious to mariners for its treacherous waters, extreme winds and unpredictable weather. The waters near this division between northern and southern California are known to surfers and divers as a place of frequent shark attacks. It is surrounded by miles of private, working cattle ranches and is normally only visible by plane or by boat.

This exhibit includes prints of the lighthouse over the past 30 years.

These prints are reproductions of paintings primarily held in private collections, many of which have never been exhibited. A limited number of select prints will be available for purchase in support of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Hank Pitcher’s paintings are grounded in a particular sense of place.  In this exhibit, his surfboard images are the symbol of California beach culture…strong, definite, positive.  His Point Conception Lighthouse and landscape images are euphoric and powerfully symbolic of a remote place which few have experienced. A lesson in “simplicity,” his works create an illusion of innocence which is the construct of a painting whose actual complexity can be read on many levels.

Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, is Hank Pitcher’s exclusive agent on the West Coast for original paintings and is a supporter of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

A print show featuring original reproductions of Point Conception Lighthouse Paintings, Cojo/Bixby/Hollister Ranch Paintings, paintings from the “Bulls at Point Conception Series,” and surfboard paintings will run for approximately five months in the gallery of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

Prints will be available for purchase at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and online at www.hankpitcher.com. Revenues from sales made through the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum will be shared between Hank Pitcher Editions and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

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Rowing the North Atlantic from New York to England

February 20, 2014 – February 20, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Brad Vickers

Listen to his interview on KCLU

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California

When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7 pm

Members only Reception at 6:15 pm

Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).

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Lecture Series Sponsored by Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and Silvio Di Loreto

Brad Vickers grew up in Santa Barbara, where he attended Crane and Bishop Diego High School.  He spent much of his time hiking the foothills and surfing.  Brad left the relatively warm waves of Santa Barbara to attend university in the Northwest and was soon drawn to the cold waters of the Puget Sound as a member of the college rowing team.  Upon graduating the University of Puget Sound, Brad helped form a racing expedition team with the goal of rowing across the North Atlantic, embarking on an extended post-college road trip of sorts. In doing so, his team won the race and earned a Guinness World Record.

Brad is currently involved with several expedition projects and is working on a documentary of the world-record ocean row.  He also shares insights on expedition leadership and team dynamics with businesses and community organizations.

As part of a four-man team, Brad Vickers became part of the first American crew to row from the United States to England.  This was accomplished over the course of 71 days in a custom made 29-foot ocean row boat.  The team endured tropical storms, 30-foot waves, shark encounters, whale sightings, rowing for more than 12 hours a day and several close calls with passing container ships.  Those were the fun days.  The crew members also had to overcome sleep deprivation, malnutrition, personality clashes and food rationing.

Brad will share photographs and video footage from the North Atlantic as well as lessons on team dynamics and leadership learned from spending more than two months on the open ocean with three other equally strong-willed teammates.

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2014 SBMM Harbor Tastings & Treasures Annual Celebration

March 15, 2014 – March 15, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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March 15, 2014

$200 – Patron admission – 5:00pm
$100 – General admission – 6:00pm

Honoring Our Long Time Museum Volunteers:

Andrew Cooper
David Denniston
Ron Godar
Brooke Sawyer
Lorelei Snyder

Tickets: please call (805) 962-8404 x115

The festivities include:

30+ Vendors featuring Food, Wine, Beer & Spirits
Silent & Live Auction Items

Honorary Celebrity Judges:

Christine Dahl
Michael Hutchings
Arthur von Wiesenberger

Food Vendors

Butler Events Center
Catering Connection
Chuck’s Waterfront Grill
Commercial Fisherman of Santa Barbara
Endless Summer bar-cafe
Ichiban Sushi
Olivos Del Mar
Paloma Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Pascucci
Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch
Santa Barbara Olive Company
Shoreline Beach Café
Spices N Rice
Spoon

Drink Vendors

Alexander and Wayne
Area 5.1 Winery
Arthur Earl
Cutler’s Artisan Spirits
Deep Sea Winery
Figueroa Mountain Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Happy Canyon Vineyard
Island Brewing Company
Morello Wine
Oreana Winery
Pali Wine Company
SilverCoin Tequila
Stockholm Vodka
Westerley Wines
Whitcraft Winery

Special Thanks to:

Cafe Del Sol
Chateau Ste. Michelle
China Palace
Christine Dahl Pastries
Stacey Bloodworth
Jordano”s
Rock Shop Academy
Sea Cadets
Tri-County Produce

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Ultimate Sailing – 30 Years of Yacht Racing Photography

January 16, 2014 – January 16, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Sharon Green

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California

When: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7 pm

Members only Reception at 6:15 pm

The trademark photography of Sharon Green, “who shoots to thrill”, captures the true essence of competitive sailing at the highest levels. Whether hanging from helicopters or clinging to chase boats, she knows how to freeze the action and preserve its energy in a single frame.

Sharon Green will present a slideshow of images from 30+ years of Ultimate Sailing. Sharon will talk about the rigors and challenges of her unique specialization in competitive yacht racing photography and the creation of her brand Ultimate Sailing. She will share some of her behind the scenes stories of working in the world with yachting’s elite as well as discuss the changes in camera equipment and the transition of photography from film to digital.

Sharon Green has been capturing electrifying images of performance sailing for more than 30 years. Her annual Ultimate Sailing Calendar, featuring the highlights of competitive sailing, is eagerly anticipated by yachting and photography enthusiasts worldwide. Sharon has been published in major boating publications, both locally and internationally, since she first took up a camera while still in high school. In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments in photography Sharon was awarded an honorary Master’s Degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where she lives with her daughter Michaela and son Kieran.

Sharon is happiest when she is on the water or hanging from a helicopter in search of the elusive image that can be called ‘Ultimate Sailing’. “My greatest satisfaction is when it all comes together: the anticipation, the planning, the organizing, the traveling, the epic conditions – to create a thrilling photograph. The pursuit of ‘Ultimate Sailing’ images never seems to grow old. Three decades and I still love the challenge of creating memorable images for my clients and the calendar.”

NOTE: This lecture will be paired with an exhibit of Sharon’s photography in the Munger Theater.

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Founder’s Reception

December 5, 2013 – December 5, 2013

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A hearty thank you to our supporters

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7 pm

Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).

Ken Richardson will give a presentation on
the factors leading up to the attack on Pearl
Harbor and his personal experiences there
that day.

The presentation will be followed by a wine
and dessert reception.

Please RSVP at (805) 962-8404 x115

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Parade of Lights on the Channel Cat

December 8, 2013 – December 8, 2013

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Join the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum fundraiser aboard the Channel Cat

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Check in at the Sailing Center • 4:30pm
Boarding • 4:45pm
Boat leaves the dock • 5:15pm

Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres served.

Catering by Spices ‘N Rice

Members • $75 per person
NonMembers • $100 per person

Tickets: Go to www.sbmm.org or call (805) 962-8404 x115

Seating is Limited!

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SBMM Maritime Tastings

October 23, 2013 – October 23, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
What: Enjoy presentations by Fishermen and Scientists, as well as tastings by local Chefs.
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Why: To celebrate local seafood and fishermen
Cost: $20 (members), $30 (non-members)
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Visit: www.sbmm.org

The museum will be hosting three nights of fresh seafood presentations and cooking demonstrations during the month of October. Local fishermen and seafood producers will give a short presentation on how they harvest fresh seafood, followed by a presentation by scientists/experts on the catch, and a demonstration by local chefs on how to prepare each item.

Mussels will be featured on October 23rd, with presentations by local mariculturalists Bernard Friedman of Santa Barbara Mariculture and Doug Bush of Cultured Abalone; marine biologists Dr. Gretchen Hofmann and Dr. Morgan Kelly of UCSB’s Hofmann Laboratory, and Chef Michael Hutchings of Michael’s Catering.

Each presentation will also feature tastings from local wineries and businesses.  Guest appearances will be made by SBMM’s partner organizations, the Ty Warner Sea Center and Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, to discuss sustainable seafood events and efforts. Tickets are $20 for Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and American Institute of Wine and Food members, and $30 for non-members. For ticket information please contact the Museum Store at (805) 962-8404 x115.

This is being held in collaboration with the American Institute of Wine and Seafood and the Ty Warner Sea Center, and these events are part of Santa Barbara’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Epicure promotion. On October 10th the Ty Warner Sea Center will hold their annual Sensational Seafood Event on Sterns Wharf (not included in the Maritime Museum series).

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