Casa del Herrero is pleased to announce its second annual Feria from Afar online art event taking place from May 3-12, 2021. The online art sale will provide funds to both Casa del Herrero and local artists in the Santa Barbara community.
From paintings to assemblage to fine art photography, this year’s Feria from Afar will feature a collection of artwork from more than 25 of Santa Barbara’s finest artists. Eleven artists will be offering commissioned custom works of art.
Participating artists include Whitney Abbott, Ann Shelton Beth, Liz Brady, Lynn Cunningham Brown, Patricia Houghton Clarke, Steve Curry, Nancy Davidson, William Dewey, Priscilla Fossek, Rick Garcia, Derek Harrison, Wyllis Heaton, Mary Heebner, Bill Howard, Lenore Tolegian Hughes, Ray Hunter, Michael Long, Laurie MacMillan, Ira Meyer, Katherine Murray-Morse, Ken Pfeiffer, Ann Sanders, Richard Schloss, Frank Serrano, Garrett Speirs, Ginny Speirs, Robert Stivers, and Ralph Waterhouse.
“Our Feria from Afar event affords us the opportunity to celebrate the local creative community in addition to supporting the preservation of historic Casa del Herrrero,” said Casa Executive Director Jessica Tade. “The pandemic has required thoughtful reimagining of our well-loved Feria Andalusia summer event, and I am grateful we remain able to support the continued vibrancy of the arts in Santa Barbara.”
View and purchase artwork by clicking here: https://event.auctria.com/86422379-d0fe-489c-a2e0-9daf4ba44cf6/
Artwork will be available for purchase from Monday, May 3 to Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In the tradition of this annual event, all art sale proceeds will be split with 50 percent supporting Casa del Herrero and 50 percent supporting the participating artists.
Photo credit: Ann Sanders, Casa’s Hidden Treasure, pastel, 2021. Ann Sanders is one of more than 25 artists contributing artwork to Casa del Herrero’s Feria from Afar event.
About Casa del Herrero
When visitors come to Casa del Herrero, or the “House of the Blacksmith,” they are transported back to Montecito in the 1920s and 1930s – the heyday of the original owners, George Fox and Carrie Steedman. Designed by George Washington Smith, the Casa is one of the finest examples of Spanish Revival architecture in America. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places and maintains National Historic Landmark status in part due to its eclectic mix of Country Place Era and Moorish-inspired gardens created by Ralph Stevens, Lockwood de Forest, and Francis T. Underhill.
Today, the 11-acre estate functions as a nonprofit organization with the goal of preserving the house and grounds, as well as the Steedman family’s collection of fifteenth and sixteenth-century fine and decorative art objects from the “Golden Age” of Spain. Casa del Herrero is preserved and stewarded for the benefit of the community, and can be visited by booking a tour at casadelherrero.com.