Surface Tension Art Exhibit Opening Reception

December 12, 2013 – December 12, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Pamela Zwehl-Burke

Sponsored by Mimi Michaelis

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
What: Large-scale oilstick painting-drawings reference the surface of the natural world.
Cost: Free
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Pamela Zwehl-Burke oilstick paintings-drawings are enlarged excerpts depicting ocean, pond, forest, garden and field, organized to show the push-and-pull, the dynamic tension in nature and in designed compositions. Organic and somewhat abstract, most are made to be viewed in any of the four orientations. Many of the images connect water, sky, fauna and flora.
Forever interested in what the natural world means, she has spent many years looking, to encode and decode visual matters. She learned (at the Hochschule fuer bildende Kuenste, Kassel and Staatliches Seminar, Goettingen (both Germany), California State University, Northridge and the University of Southern California) and then taught (at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Santa Barbara City College) drawing, figure drawing, printmaking, design and artists’ books.
The subjects of her works in a variety of scale, format and material, are for the most part a commonplace visual experiences of animal, vegetable, mineral, and their stories.

 

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Sculpting & the Lost Wax Casting of the Santa Barbara Dolphin Fountain and the Puerto Vallarta…

November 21, 2013 – November 21, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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…Sister Cities Foundation Lecture
by Bud Bottoms

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7 pm
Members only Reception at 6:15 pm
Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).
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James “Bud” Bottoms is a native Californian who lives in Santa Barbara, where he has spent his life swimming and diving. His art education began at Jefferson Machamer School of Art in Santa Monica from 1947-48 and continued at the University of California-Santa Barbara from 1948-52. He worked for many years as an art director for GE’s think tank TEMPO, but after a powerful dream he had in 1978 of a woman with a dolphin, he was inspired to sculpt and to commit his life to marine mammal awareness and protection.

Bottoms became a committed environmental activist in 1969, when Santa Barbara experienced an oil blowout which polluted the ocean and devastated the local beaches, killing sea birds and marine life.

In addition to other local environmental protection projects, Bottoms has won numerous awards in recognition of his art and his contributions to protecting the oceans. Paul Watson of Sea Shepard, Ric O’Barry of Earth Island Institute, the Greenpeace crew of The Rainbow Warrior, Jacques and his son Jon-Michel Cousteau, Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross International, and Ted Danson of American Oceans Campaign are recipients of Bottoms’ bronze dolphin sculptures.

Bottoms is internationally known for his fountains and monuments in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Toba City, Japan; and Dingle, Ireland.

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Sushi Cruise

Sunday October 20, 2013 – Sunday October 20, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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Where: Sea Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California
When: Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5 pm (boarding at 4:30)
What: Sushi, wine, and live music aboard the Condor Express
Cost: $100 per person, $150 per couple
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Help support Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s exhibits and educational programs.

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Harbor and Seafood Festival featuring

October 12, 2013 – October 12, 2013

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Tall Ship Public Sail and Dockside Tours

and more…

Tall ship Public Sail on the Spirit of Dana Point

October 12, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm (Boarding 3:30 pm on the City Pier)

$22 for children under 12 and $40 for adults

Tickets available at the Maritime Museum Store or call (805) 962-8404 x115

Museum admission and Tall Ship Dockside Tours ­• $2 will gain you access to both

(Free for Members and children 6 and under)

Tall Ship Dockside Tours 11 am – 3 pm ­• Museum festival activities 11 am ­– 4 pm

Tickets available at the Dock Side Tour or in the Museum Store

Other Harbor and Seafood Festival Activities include:

Flagship Ranger & David T. Nidever Tours 11am – 4 pm (in front of SBMM)

Marine Reef Touch Tank 11am – 4 pm (SBMM upper patio)

Chumash Booth and Tomol Paddle 12 pm (in front of SBMM)

Children’s Projects 1 – 4 pm (SBMM children’s area)

The Other Woman band 1:00 – 4:00 pm (SBMM lower patio)

Special Films by Mike deGruy in the Munger Theater

      11:00 am – Tempest from the Deep

      12:15 pm – Incredible Suckers

      1:30 pm – The Octopus Show

      2:45 pm – Sharks on their Best Behavior

Raffle tickets on sale at Membership table (SBMM Lower Steps and the City Pier Booth)

$5/ticket or $20/5 ticket available until 5 pm

Prizes include:

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First Place Prize

Use of Waterfront Center Fourth Floor for a three-hour reception of up to 30 people. Treat your closest friends to the best view in Santa Barbara while enjoying a sunset over the harbor. Also includes one-year family membership to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

(Subject to availability / Does not include food or wine)

Value- $1,300   

 

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Second Place Prize

Two-hour coastal cruise for six aboard the historic sportfishing yacht Ranger, plus one-year family membership to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, plus complimentary wine tasting for six at Cargasacchi Wines.

(Ranger cruise subject to availability and weather conditions)

Value- $850

 

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Third Place Prize

Two person Caves and Coves trip with Channel Island Outfitters

Value- $250

 

 

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Fourth Place Prize

One-year family membership to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum plus complimentary wine tasting for six at Cargasacchi Wines.

Value- $115

Along with other prizes

The Harbor and Seafood Festival is open from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information on all the activities, go to www.sbmm.org and www.HarborFestival.org

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Legendary Locals of California Channel Islands Lecture

Thursday October 17, 2013 – Thursday October 17, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Marla Daily

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7 pm
Members only Reception at 6:15 pm
What: Lecture on the efforts of local people in preserving the history of the Channel Islands
Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).
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Cultural anthropologist and author Marla Daily shares the little-known facts and anecdotes behind photographs featured in her latest book, The California Channel Islands (Images of America). Daily has researched the islands for almost 40 years.  Every day, thousands of Southern California residents see the California Channel Islands on the horizon, yet few can name all eight islands.

Marla Daily has spent her career researching the histories of all eight islands. For over 25 years she has served as president of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, a nonprofit organization that collects, protects and preserves the cultural histories of Santa Cruz and the other seven islands. The California Historical Society bestowed upon Daily its Distinguished Service Award for her extraordinary service and dedicated efforts in preserving Channel Islands history. The majority of island images to be presented are from the archives of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation.

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Point Conception Lens Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday September 21, 2013 – Saturday September 21, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013

What: Exhibit Grand Opening Reception ― 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Remarks ― 7:30 pm

Cost: $10 (members), $20 (non-members).

(Complimentary light food and drinks provided)

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In 2012 the United States Coast Guard designated the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to be the future home of the first order Fresnel lens from Point Conception Lighthouse.  Years of planning and fundraising, a month long disassembly process that included helicoptering glass from Point Conception to Santa Barbara, and an assembling process that took 3 experts 6 weeks to meticulously complete have resulted in an 18 foot, 6000 pound glass masterpiece that will be officially introduced to the Santa Barbara community on September 21, 2013 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

This event celebrates the efforts of major donors Roger and Sarah Chrisman – who spearheaded the financial aspect of this initiative – Lens expert Jim Woodward and his staff, guidance by the U.S. Coast Guard, Goleta’s Specialty Crane, Aspen Helicopters and Marborg Industries – all who were instrumental in successfully moving the lens, pedestal structure, and foghorn from Point Conception to the museum for installation.

By September 21st, the last phase of the exhibit installation will be completed – a two-story structure that illustrates both lighthouse lens history and how lens technology plays a role in science today. Specifically, the life of the lighthouse keepers, the history of the Point Conception lighthouse, weather and current patterns, shipwreck tales and the use of Fresnel Lens technology today.

The reception will begin open to the community from 7pm – 9pm. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

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Point Conception: Cape Horn of the Pacific Lecture

Thursday September 19, 2013 – Thursday September 19, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Robert Schwemmer

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7 pm
Members only Reception at 6:15 pm
Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members).
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Robert Schwemmer’s lecture will provide an overview of the history of the “Cape Horn of the Pacific,” including some early history of the U.S. Coast Survey’s work to determine the latitude and longitude of Point Conception and ultimately their recommendation to construct a lighthouse at the point. Schwemmer will introduce some of the challenges that followed constructing, not one, but two lighthouses staring in 1855 at the cape, as well as sharing accounts of the ships that were lost off the Central Coast’s “Graveyard of the Pacific.”

The lecture is in conjunction with the new Point Conception Lens Exhibit Opening Reception September 21, 2013.

Robert Schwemmer is currently the West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator for NOAA-Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. He coordinates and conducts archaeological surveys and research for the five National Marine Sanctuaries located along the Pacific West Coast. This work includes recording and mapping submerged sites utilizing SCUBA equipment, submersibles and remotely operated vehicles.

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Ready on the Homefront Lecture

Thursday August 15, 2013 – Thursday August 15, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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Blackouts, Home Guards, and Axis Attacks in Santa Barbara during WW II

by Ken Hough

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

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7 pm

Members only Reception at 6:15 pm

Cost: Free (members), $5 (non-members).

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Even before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and thrust the United States into World War II, Santa Barbarans had been preparing for the possibility of an attack on their own environs. In February 1942, when an Axis submarine raid tested the city’s carefully constructed security plan, confusion, heroism, and panic followed. This talk looks at how Santa Barbara’s leaders and citizens planned to defend against an invasion in the early 1940s, including the role played by Civilian Defense, the military, and the Home Guard. It will also examine the trials faced by the city when the war actually arrived at our shores.

Kenneth Hough is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently completing his study Rising Sun Over America: Friendship, Fascination and Fear in American Culture Encounters with Japan, 1900-1945, which examines conflicting images of the Japanese in the American imaginary in the early twentieth century. He has spent the last several years researching the Japanese submarine attack on Ellwood in the early days of World War II. He also studies film and military history, and the Cold War. One of his current projects looks at the long history of drones and unmanned aircraft in American culture.

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