Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards 2015

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Celebrating 50 years of beautification! Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Presentation Sunday, September 27, 2015 Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West •Santa Barbara, CA

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A Message From The President


pon entering and taking your seats in this program is currently on hold due to the drought.) I’m particularly finely crafted space that is Hahn Hall (a past proud of the efforts of our organization in instilling an interest in award winner), take a moment to realize that Santa Barbara is a trees and the environment through our Arbor Day book donations special place whose beauty has been created by generations who have to local schools and public libraries and a scholarship program been dedicated to creating, preserving, and enriching its wonderful for Santa Barbara City College students pursuing education in environment. horticulture. At this annual Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards This year, through our Community Grant program, Ceremony we have gathered to honor those who make Santa Barbara Beautiful funded several noteworthy our community special and to celebrate an important projects such as the Milpas Community Association’s “Yes milestone in our organization’s history. We Celebrate We Can!,” Braille Institute’s Torrey Pine replacement, La 50 years of beautification! All around you are those who Cumbre Junior High School Foundation’s landscape and have participated in some way in making Santa Barbara entry to their performance art center, the Bicentennial beautiful or in supporting those who make it a healthy, Friendship (Dolphin) Fountain renovation, and Youth living, creative environment for everyone to enjoy. Interactive’s State Street Post Card Murals. In honor of For 50 years Santa Barbara Beautiful has been our 50th anniversary, Santa Barbara Beautiful approved building a legacy of community beautification. In a $50,000 grant to the Santa Barbara Community Arts 1965, Catherine Adams, Mayor Don MacGillivray, Workshop Gates. Pearl Chase, and others started to actively care about Jeanette Casillas I am proud of our Board of Directors, as their energy, how the community presented itself—in its street trees, architecture, commitment, and dedication are just some reasons why Santa landscape design, and gardens. Since that initial urge to beautify Barbara Beautiful is 50 years strong. A big “Thank You!” to the emerged, what started as a trend has grown into a lifestyle. Awards Committee who has made this evening so special: Co-Chairs Today, as we celebrate our golden anniversary, we can look Jo Ann Mermis and Ricardo Castellanos, as well as Dana Morrow back and can be proud of how far we have come and look forward at RoadShow Media. I also want to thank the many hours provided to continuing our tradition of beautification and community by our amazing Property Award Judges who included community collaboration for years to come. leaders, art historians, real estate professionals, architects, landscape Dedicated to encouraging community engagement and inspiring architects, and planners, as well as our talented group of voice-over volunteerism and grassroots involvement in beautification, Santa narrators. I would also like to thank our generous sponsors for Barbara Beautiful has helped to realize a number of noteworthy helping to make this evening possible. projects and programs this year through beneficial partnerships and And, finally, congratulations to all of this year’s Award Winners. funding support with multiple organizations. You have made a difference in this beautiful place. This spirit of collaboration is evident in our continued — Jeanette Casillas participation in Downtown Santa Barbara’s flag program and the I President, Santa Barbara Beautiful Madonnari Italian Chalk Festival. (Funding for the City Street Trees

2015 Santa Barbara Beautiful Board of Directors

Robert F. Adams, Ginny Brush, Stacey J. Byers, Jeanette Casillas, Ricardo Castellanos, Tim Downey, Jacqueline S. Dyson, Suzanne Fairly, Randy Figgins, Christie Gallagher, Donnis Galvan, David Gress, David Jacoby, Patti Jacquemain, Lori Kari, Kate Kurlas, Duke McPherson, Suzanne Mellichamp, Jo Ann Mermis, Kerry Methner, Desmond O’Neill, Deborah Schwartz, Leslee Sipress, Carol Terry, Mark Whitehurst, and Steve Windhager.


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The 2015 Awards Program

Jeanette Casillas, President’s Welcome John Palminteri, Master of Ceremonies Introduction of Honored Guests Mayor Helene Schneider Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Poet Laureate Award Presentations 

Griswold Award For Philanthropy: Jean Kellogg Schuyler Presented by Salud Carbajal, First District Supervisor, Santa Barbara County

Historic Revitalization

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President’s Award: Sonos Presented by Jeanette Casillas, President, Santa Barbara Beautiful

Single Family Estate

Public Open Space

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Native Choice Award:

Virginia L.T. Gardner Presented by Steve Windhager, Ph.D., Executive Director, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Hugh Petersen Award For Art In Public Places

Multi-Family Residence

Architectural Feature

City of Santa Barbara Arts Advisory Committee’s Business in Art Award: Marc and Laurie Recordon, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara Presented by Ginny Brush, Executive Director, SB County Arts Commission

Single Family Residence

Commercial Property

Playa De Santa Barbara Award For Environmental Stewardship: Gaviota Coast Conservancy Presented by Deborah L. Schwartz, Treasurer, Santa Barbara Beautiful

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Keeping Santa Barbara Beautiful.

Helping the beauty shine through in an already outstanding city is a mission that brightens and energizes the whole community. Congratulations to all of the individuals and businesses being honored here tonight, and to Santa Barbara Beautiful for 50 years of local beautification.

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n imagination capturing urban vibe, created with planes of natural wood, metal, glass, and drought tolerant plantings, along with plenty of sweat and creativity has emerged as an important characteristic of the President’s Award recipient this year, 614 Chapala Street. It’s a millennial nuance originating at Sonos, the company that creates smart HiFi wireless speakers and audio component systems, uniting our digital music collections, all under the control of a smart phone app. As Sonos is changing the landscape of the way people listen to music, they’re also revisioning the way Santa Barbarans work by contributing to the relationship we have to our environment. Sonos makes its presence known, in part, with its work culture philosophy. At its core, the team works to shift expectations and redefine realities, thus a hi-tech giant locates its headquarters in Santa Barbara, occupying a series of commercial retail warehouses at the center of downtown, rather than Silicon Valley. The company, founded in 2002 by John MacFarlane, Craig Shelburne, and Thomas Cullen, is based in Santa Barbara. It is growing fast, its physical footprint includes over 100,000 square feet of space in Santa Barbara, as well as offices in Massachusetts; the Netherlands; China; and Malaysia. Locally, they’ve selected buildings that are within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Then they give their employees incentives to bike to work. The goal is to create an urban campus that reflects the brand’s worldview and to positively influence downtown. Top of the list last year, Shubin + Donaldson Architects finished construction on one of the four warehouse spaces, the 22,000 square-foot building located at 614 Chapala Street (formerly occupied by Samy's Camera and once a car dealership). This space is Sonos’ headquarters, housing executive management, marketing, human resources, finance, IT, and software development teams. To amplify creativity, communication, and teamwork, Shubin + Donaldson implemented an open floor plan with maximum natural lighting. Exterior patios take advantage of the Southern California indoor/outdoor lifestyle and create impromptu meeting spaces. Programmatic elements include club lounges, enclosed collaboration spaces, flex desking, experience rooms, and play areas. Other Sonos buildings include a 28,000 square-foot space

at 419 State Street and a 47,000 square-foot building at 25 East Mason Street. Sonos has found its feet locally and is contributing to Santa Barbara's vibrant community in various ways, including employing more than 400 people in downtown Santa Barbara. While its visual and economic footprint is big and beautiful, Sonos’ programs support reducing their carbon footprint. Understanding that the Santa Barbara lifestyle is about relationship with the natural world as well as fun in the sun, Sonos encourages its employees to commute via bicycle, and even pays its employees to buy new bikes and gear via its Earna-Bike Program. Already Sonos’ successes are being lauded by organizations like Traffic Solutions and CycleMAYnia.

The President's Award Sonos, Inc. 614 Chapala Street

Founders John MacFarlane, Craig Shelburne, and Thomas Cullen Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John MacFarlane, Sonos, Inc. Property Owner Kip Bradley, Daketa Pacific Project Architect Russell Shubin & Robin Donaldson, Shubin Donaldson Architects, Inc. Project Landscape Architect Lane Goodkind Project Builder-General Contractor Cary Gerhardt & Gerry Mackay, Sierra Pacific Constructors Project Landscape Contractor & Landscape Maintenance MAP Landscaping & Tree Service 9


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Griswold Award for Philanthropy

Jean Kellogg Schuyler


ome say that the number of individuals renovation at the Environmental Defense Center. and organizations Jean Kellogg Schuyler has For over 20 years she has served on the board - and was helped will never be fully known. A past president of the Land a financial supporter of - the Santa Barbara County Trails Trust for Santa Barbara County was quoted as saying, “Jean Council. has been a leader on many difficult conservation Mrs. Schuyler was a founding member of issues that started as impossible dreams and the board for the Center for Urban Agriculture, ended in success.” which spearheaded the acquisition of the Mrs. Schuyler received her Bachelor of Fairview Gardens. Arts and elementary teaching credential from She has also been a long-time member of Stanford University in 1949. Throughout her Santa Barbara Beautiful with a history of strong life, her passion and reverence for the outdoors support of the Commemorative Tree Program. has included horseback riding, hiking in the A short list of awards bestowed on Mrs. Sierras, and gardening. Schuyler includes the Lifetime Achievement Mrs. Schuyler has served with distinction on Award by Channel Islands National Marine numerous boards of directors and has been a Sanctuary, the Big Heart Award by Friendship widely known, generous philanthropist associated Center, and Woman of the Year by the Santa with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, PARC Jean Kellogg Schuyler Barbara Foundation and KEYT. Foundation, UCSB Foundation, Santa Barbara In 2009, though Mrs. Schuyler experienced Foundation, Santa Barbara Trails Council, and Planned a stroke paralyzing half her body, she has not allowed these Parenthood, among others. physical constraints to prevent her tireless spirit and passions Through her community advocacy and philanthropic from continuing to support our community. support she was central in the successful campaigns for Jean Kellogg Schuyler’s life-long philanthropy and preservation and protection of Ellwood Mesa, the Wilcox environmental conservation legacy is well deserving of Santa Property (Douglas Family Preserve), and Cordero Adobe Barbara Beautiful’s Griswold Award for Philanthropy.

Santa Barbara Beautiful 2015 Awards Committee

Jo Ann Mermis & Ricardo Castellanos, Co-Chairs Robert F. Adams, Jeanette Casillas, Jacqueline Dyson, Suzanne Fairly, David Gress, Lori Kari, Duke McPherson, Kerry Methner, Des O’Neill, Deborah Schwartz, and Mark Whitehurst.

2015 Property Awards Judging Committee

Lori Kari, Committee Chair Phoebe Brunner, Nancy Clare Caponi, Yvonne Chin, Patricia Clark, Nina Dunbar, Cass Ensberg, Karen Feeney, Valerie Froscher, Brian Hofer, Errol Jahnke, Ann Kale, Richard Kelty, Eric Lassen, Courtney Jane Miller, Leon Olson, Charlene Pidgeon, Marcella Simmonds, Tom Simmonds, Deborah Campbell Waldron, and Denise Woolery.


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Suzanne and Duncan Mellichamp Jean Kellogg Schuyler Suzanne and Duncan Mellichamp Recipients of the Inaugural Griswold Award For Philanthropy

Recipient of Santa Barbara Beautiful’s 2015 Griswold Award For Philanthropy

Weof arethe honored to join withGriswold our community in expressing our Recipients Inaugural Award For Philanthropy deep appreciation for your philanthropic leadership. You inspire us all We are honored to join with our community in expressing our with your vision, generosity, and heart. deep appreciation for your philanthropic leadership. You inspire us all




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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Native Choice Award

for Leadership in the use of California Native Plants

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ue to our ongoing drought conditions, awareness of the beneficial role native landscapes can play in supporting water conservation and wildlife habitat has never been greater. With this in mind, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden established the Native Choice Award to recognize leadership by an individual or organization in the use of California native plants in a designed landscape in 2014. This year we were especially pleased to consider a number of private residential and business garden renovations, a nature trail, and even a municipal golf course native habitat restoration project. Ultimately, we selected a beautiful, mature residential landscape that made California native plants a priority long before our current drought concerns. Congratulations to Virginia Gardner and her 2014 Garden Street residence for serving as a model for us all! A beautiful example of an eclectic design sense developing over 15 years, Virginia Gardner’s front yard garden shows off some of the best landscaping plants from California’s unique and diverse flora. Towering wild cherry, manzanita, blue elderberry, oak, California buckeye, and even an exotic palm are clustered in spots within this narrow residential lot. Leaning outward, they show some of the best architectural qualities these plants have to offer and also leave a great deal of room for lower shrubs which give color and interest over a long season, like Palmer’s mallow, Island buckwheat, purple

sage, Ceanothus ‘Puget Blue’ and California buckwheat. Originally designed by Terra Edwards, homeowner Gardner has continued to experiment over the last decade or more, especially delighted by the unexpected gifts brought by birds – new seedlings of toyon and oak, some of which occurred right where they look best!

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THANK AND COMMEND Santa Barbara Beautiful for its ongoing support of public art and leadership in community beautification — enriching the lives of both residents and visitors.

Congratulations Santa Barbara Beautiful

For 50 Years of Dedication to the Beautification of the City of Santa Barbara

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Business in Art Award

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HE CITY ARTS ADVISORY AND VISUAL ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES COMMITTEES, and The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission are delighted to present the 2015 Business in Art Award to Laurie and Marc Recordon owners of Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. The Hotel Indigo has innovatively integrated artwork into their business model through a collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Santa Barbara, hosting year-long exhibitions installed throughout the hotel. Rated as one of the “10 Best Art Hotels” by USA Today, Hotel Indigo features original art throughout the hotel and offers rotating art exhibitions with local artist talks and receptions that are Laurie and Marc Recordon free and open to the public. The Hotel has demonstrated a commitment to showcasing the area’s artist community, hosting an art-centered blog and includes a dedicated art library for its guests. Hotel Indigo serves as a satellite exhibition space for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, linking lower State Street to the Cultural Arts District. In the last two years Hotel Indigo has supported MCA’s temporary mural installation program that features internationally and nationally recognized artists providing a greater Public Art presence on Lower State Street.

Through visionary and innovative thinking, and a passion for Contemporary Arts, Marc and Laurie Recordon have created a vibrant and dynamic arts environment that supports the artists of our region - enriching, engaging, and positively impacting Santa Barbara’s cultural vitality. The Business in Art Award was established by the City Arts Advisory Committee in 2005. This award is given to an individual or entity that conducts business in the Santa Barbara area. It may include being a retail or commercial establishment, a sole practitioner, a partnership or a professional corporation: one that exhibits outstanding support of arts activity in our community in ways that create a stronger, more vibrant arts environment in Santa Barbara and enriches the lives of both residents and visitors. Local artist Maria Rendón created the unique award that will be presented to Hotel Indigo owners Marc and Laurie Recordon.

Maria Rendón was born and raised in Mexico City. She received a BFA from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City and another BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After completing her training in illustration at Art Center, Rendón built an impressive career that garnered numerous awards from professional associations, and a list of corporate clients that includes American Airlines, the Audobon Society, Bloomberg, Capitol Records,, NPR, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal. She is featured in Taschen’s compendium,“Illustration Now!”

Rendón’s career includes solor exhibitions at Atkinson Gallery in Santa Barbara, the Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico; and at Mount St. Mary’s College and Random Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work was featured in Crave: an art, food and social experience, at the MCA Santa Barbara in 2012. She has also been in many group exhibitions at venues including the Westmont Ridley Tree Museum of Art, Lotusland, Channing Peake Gallery, Sullivan Goss and Santa Monica College. Rendón received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the UC Santa Barbara in 2014. She currently lives and works in Santa Barbara with her husband Robert and their dog Mini.


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Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship

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n advocacy group representing one of California's rare, undeveloped rural coastlines, The Gaviota Coast Conservancy, has earned Santa Barbara Beautiful’s 2015 Playa de Santa Barbara Award. The Gaviota Coast, spanning from the crestline of the Santa Ynez Mountains to the ocean, from Coal Oil Point/UCSB West Campus to the southerly third of Vandenberg Air Force Base, is continuously threatened by major suburban sprawl, industrial development, new off-shore oil production platforms adjacent to sensitive habitats, sacred sites, and coastal access trails. The Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC) has responded with a dedication to protecting and preserving this unique local, known as the Gaviota Coast as a natural, working rural landscape. To meet the challenge and preserve Gaviota Coast’s heritage, the GCC has employed longterm strategies to permanently protect the unique strip of land and beach. They host Coastal Clean-up Days, Informational Panel Discussions, and Paddles for Paradise as well as creating educational resources and advocacy initiatives. With the tragic May 19, 2015 Refugio Beach Oil Spill caused by a Plains All-American on-shore oil pipeline rupture, over 140,000 gallons of oil poured over land then flowing to the ocean, GCC’s immediate engagement in information dissemination and mobilization of clean-up volunteers (along with other environmental organizations) captured national and international media attention. Our community had not experienced such an environmental horror since the January 29, 1969 Union Oil platform blowout off Summerland spreading 200,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara coastline. Many attribute the 1969 oil spill with igniting “the

Gaviota Coastline

environmental movement.” Leadership in Washington D.C. at that time was reported saying that “the Santa Barbara incident touched the conscience of the American people." The Gaviota Coast Conservancy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the only organization exclusively dedicated to maintaining the Gaviota Coast as a natural, working rural landscape. It does so with an all-volunteer organization and only one part-time paid staff member and a bookkeeper as support. GCC’s work includes advocating for preservation of working rural landscapes and marine ecosystems that are intimately tied to their terrestrial counterparts - what takes place on land can have profound effects on neighboring watersheds. The GCC has published the Third Edition of its Resource Book entitled Preserving Our Coastal Heritage, which contains a visual and textual introduction to the environmental and cultural resources of the Gaviota Coast. GCC hopes that a wider distribution of this material will enhance the public's appreciation of our unique and valuable coastal environment.


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Historic Revitalization The New Vic Theatre 33 West Victoria Street

Theater Renovator & Resident Theater Company Jonathan Fox, Executive Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) Project Architect Jason Currie & Monisha Adnani, PMSM Architects Project Builder-General Contractor James Tooley, Superintendant, Frank Schipper Construction Project Landscape Architect Bob Cunningham, Arcadia Studio Project Landscape Contractor & Landscape Management Marjorie Hoffman, Acorn Landscape Management, Co.

Commercial Sign

The Santa Barbara Company 214 East Victoria Street

Business Owners Caroline Law & Nancy Law, The Santa Barbara Company Sign Design Jeff Shelton, Jeff Shelton Architect Sign Fabrication Dan Upton, Dan Upton Construction


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City of Santa Barbara Edwards & Plunkett Award for Exemplary Renovation, Restoration, Rehabilitation of A Historic Structure



The 2015 Property Awards

Single Family Estate Hodges House 2112 Santa Barbara Street

Property Owner Andreana & Marc Jones, Santa Barbara Restore LLC Project Architect Anthony Spann AIA; Anthony Grumbine; & Barbara Lowenthal, Harrison Design Project Builder-General Contractor AK Huddleston Construction Project Landscape Architect Kris Kimpel, Kris Kimpel Landscape Architecture

Public Open Space Bath Street Pocket Park 633-635 Bath Street

Property Owner & Project Architect City of Santa Barbara, Parks & Recreation Dept. Project Builder-General Contractor Mark Heathcote, Heathcote Geotechnical Project Landscape Design City of Santa Barbara, Parks & Recreation Dept. Project Landscape Contractor Mark Heathcote, Heathcote Geotechnical Project Landscape Maintenance City of Santa Barbara, Parks Division


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The 2015 Property Awards

Hugh Petersen Award – Art in Public Places Anacapa Project Gates 00 Block East Yanonali Street

Principal Artist-Project Designer Anthon Ellis, AB Design Studio, Inc. Project Developer Katie and David Hay, Central Coast Real Estate Project Architects Clay Aurell & Josh Blumer, AB Design Studio, Inc. Project General Contractor Bob Young, Owner, Young Construction Project Manager Ted Bruckner, Young Construction Project Superintendent Rick Musmecci, Young Construction Artist Group Coordinator Calico Brown, Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) Lead Artists Michael Matheson & Chelsea Locatelli, Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA)

Multi-Family Residence The East Beach Collective 331 North Calle Cesar Chavez

Property Management The Management Trust Project Architect William Hezmalhalch Project Builder-General Construction Bill McReynolds, City Ventures Project Landscape Architect Katie O’Reilly Rogers, ASLA Project Landscape Maintenance Claudia Golden, Golden Landscape


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Architectural Feature Architectural Feature El Jardin 819 Garden Street

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The 2015 Property Awards

Single Family Residence 322 East Canon Perdido

Property Owners Anthony & Patricia Craddock Project Architect Peter Becker, Peter Becker Architect Project Management & Project Design Randy Franks, Randy Franks Studio General Contractor Mike Fahrenkrug, Fahrenkrug Construction Landscape Design Eric Nagelmann Landscape Contractor Rosendo Valencia, Valencia Tree & Landscape Landscape Maintenance Jeff Nighman, Santa Barbara Natives

Commercial PROPERTY Plaza Montecito 1255 Coast Village Road

Property Owners Alberto Valner, Black Valner, LLC Project Architect Brian Cearnal, Cearnal Andrulaitis, LLC Project Builder-General Contractor Alberto Valner, Kibo Group, Inc. Project Landscape Architect Philip Suding, Suding Design Landscape Architect Project Landscape Contractor Eric Vallen, Vallen Landscape Photo by Patrick Price

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In Memoriam ~ Courtney Lodge Seeple lways engaged with his family and Australia and Los Angeles in the 1970s to the Bay Area during community with an active and positive outlook, the 1980s and ’90s, to Santa Barbara during the 2000s, Courtney Courtney Lodge Seeple passed away unexpectedly on actively engaged the community. February 18, 2015, at the age of 66 at his home in This was reflected in his non-profit work as well. Santa Barbara. Husband, father, brother, grandfather, Courtney joined the Board of Directors of Santa and friend, Courtney was a family man who loved life. Barbara Beautiful after learning about the group when He is survived by his wife Alix; son Justin; daughter he and Alix received an award from them for their Devon; sister Kim; and grandchildren Emmy, Jackson, beautiful new landscaping in 2000, shortly after they Maggie, and Skyler. relocated to Santa Barbara. He also became involved Courtney appreciated the beauty of the world in several Santa Barbara Beautiful committees and he loved to explore. He enjoyed walking the beach, eventually rose to be president of the organization, traveling, hiking, sailing, swimming, fishing, beautiful serving in 2007 and 2008. After his time as president, gardens, fine wine, and great music. His eclectic taste he continued to serve, working on the Ways & Means, Courtney Lodge Seeple Annual Awards, and Fundraising Committees until he in music spanned the likes of Ry Cooder and Neil 1948 – 2015 Young, to Motown and Smokey Robinson. Recently retired from the organization to travel. He particularly he even decided to try his hand at the ukulele. enjoyed assisting schools with beautification projects. Courtney easily drew people into comfortable rapport, with his Locally, Courtney worked as a Vice President, Project sensitivity, compassion, and quirky sense of humor. Management at The Towbes Group, Inc. Courtney grew up in California in Van Nuys where he attended During his time in Santa Barbara, Courtney fundraised for Birmingham High School. He graduated from Cal State University local candidates and supported environmental causes. Northridge in Urban Planning and did graduate work at UCLA. What caused the brightest sparkle in his eye during He had a long and successful career in real estate development recent years, though, were the special times he spent with his that spanned from 1971 to the present. From his first jobs in grandchildren. Courtney loved them dearly.



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Santa Barbara Beautiful Past Presidents

Catherine Adams Founder

Pearl Chase Founder

John Pitman July – December 1966

James A. “Bud” Bottoms 1967

Grant Castleberg 1971

Luba Carleton 1975

Walter Barrows 1977

H. George Kallusky 1978 & 1979

Mary Lou Jacobsen (Schmidt) 1980

Dan Condon 1984 & 1985

Richard Riffero 1986 & 1987

Howard Hudson 1990 & 1991

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David Gress 1994 & 1995 & 1996

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Norman King 1999 & 2000

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Courtney Seeple 2007 & 2008

Kerry Methner 2009 & 2010

Ginny Brush 2011

Robert F. Adams 2012

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R. Peter Krupsczak, January – June 1966 • Max L. Feldman, 1968 • David Lloyd, 1969 & 1970 Dunckley Murray, 1972 • Elizabeth H. Ramser, January – August 1973 • Barbara Landis, 1973 & 1974 Ken Taylor, 1976 • Orville Bond, 1981 • Ronald McGurer, 1982 & 1983 • Rosemary Reed, 1988 & 1989


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meeting was held on September 9, 1965 at City Hall for the purpose of establishing Santa Barbara Beautiful (SBB) as the name of a new developing organization. The founder, Mrs. Catherine Adams, was present, and the founding committee included Mahlon Read, chairman; Miss Pearl Chase (City Plans & Planting); R. Peter Krupszak, Secretary (Ge–Tempo); Stan C. Lowry (Chamber Of Commerce); and Michael Pahos, city landscape architect. At this meeting Miss Chase offered a quotation from Abraham Lincoln that says “I like to see a man proud of the place where he lives.” She said she felt a motto could help to crystallize community thinking and stimulate interest. Thus the idea for Santa Barbara Beautiful took root. Peter Wolfe designed the Santa Barbara Beautiful was formally original three inaugurated at a dinner which took place days leaved plant in 1966 later, on September 15, 1965 at the Miramar, launching the active, achievement-oriented civic organization. The fledgling organization with R. Peter Krupszak as President, held its first meeting in 1966 on January 19 at El Paseo Green Room. By September of 1966, Santa Barbara Beautiful had 17 Board members.

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The first awards program was carried out by the organization in 1966. That year commercial and industrial firms were recognized, as there was a need to encourage improvement. The judges included architects, landscape designers, and laymen active in garden clubs. The awards certificate, designed by James “Bud” Bottoms, was used at this first affair. At the annual awards banquet 1979, Mayor Shiffman expressed his high regard to sbb for calling the public’s attention to the importance of recognizing projects of beauty in the community. He noted that the program “was done without taxation, essentially a love offering from private citizens.” For many years, Santa Barbara Beautiful commemorated Dr. Pearl Chase’s birthday as a part of the program during the annual awards banquets. Roses from the Mission Rose Garden were used to decorate every table. The story of the life of Dr. Chase (1888–1979) is very well known, but perhaps it is not so well known that she was one of the founding members of Santa Barbara Beautiful. She was an active participating member of the Board of Directors down through the years. Her contributions were many. Both Dr. Pearl Chase and Jim Hodges dearly loved trees and all growing things, and they strongly supported the Street Tree Planting Program. Consequently, the Board of Directors of Santa Barbara Beautiful established a “Tree Replacement Memorial Fund” to honor these two board members. Approximately 300 street trees are lost every year due to disease, old age, weather, or vandalism, so this ongoing fund will serve to assure the replacement of the lost trees. —Compiled from History of Santa Barbara Beautiful by Rozella Jewett. 43

A Legacy of Community Beautification


uring the last 50 years of work in and around the City of Santa Barbara, the community has witnessed Santa Barbara Beautiful (SBB) extending its hand in support of community projects with an ongoing commitment to beautification of the place we call home. Some of those projects represent the wide open possibilities of the organization’s longstanding commitments to children and education about the natural world, such as Arbor Day programs in local schools. Some represent newly forged ties, such as the birth of the collaboration of nonprofit agencies in support of the Santa Barbara Public Gardens Partnership. For Santa Barbara Beautiful, collaboration is key as the organization looks around the community for ways to offer a helping hand and give an encouraging boost to local programs with similar goals and missions. Santa Barbara Beautiful has been creating a legacy of community beautification since 1965 and continues to preserve and protect Santa Barbara’s rich and diverse urban forest through its commemorative tree and neighborhood street tree programs. SBB also supports and promotes art in public places and

Santa Barbara Beautiful commemorated its 50th Anniversary with a Tree Dedication Ceremony in April. The City’s Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaid Rolle recited a poem.

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Commitment To The Environment Tree City USA Since 1980, the City of Santa Barbara has earned recognition as a “Tree City USA” from the National Arbor Day Foundation for 34 consecutive years. The City of Santa Barbara honors SBB for its urban forest partnership with a yearly Arbor Day Proclamation at City Hall.

Commemorative Tree Program The commemorative tree program has long been a favorite for families, friends, pet lovers and organizations. These dedication markers are installed at the base of city street trees. Proceeds from the plaques help fund the purchase of new street trees in collaboration with the City Parks & Recreation Department.

SBB Founder Catherine Adams' Commemorative Plaque

Street Tree Program Santa Barbara Beautiful continues to preserve and protect Santa Barbara’s rich and diverse urban forest through its neighborhood street tree program. With funding from Santa Barbara Beautiful (raised through private donations) and the hard work of City Parks & Recreation Department crews, this partnership has planted more than 13,000 street trees within the City of Santa Barbara. This year’s severe drought has impacted the street tree program, with preservation of existing trees now a priority.

COMMITMENT TO COLLABORATION: State Street Flags As Santa Barbara Beautiful entered its 50th year in 2015, the community-supported non-profit organization continued its commitment to Downtown Santa Barbara’s State Street Flag Program. Brightly colored soft green flags fluttered along State Street for a week during April calling attention to the organization and its mission of promoting beautification through recognizing excellence in architecture and landscaping, and promoting art in public places. Bicentennial Friendship Fountain The Dolphin Fountain at Stearns Wharf was recently refurbished, rededicated, and celebrated during a ceremony on the 30th Anniversary of its installation. The fountain, designed by local sculptor “Bud” Bottoms (SBB past president), was a tribute to the Chumash people and first unveiled in 1985 as the Bicentennial Friendship Fountain. The recent restoration project, which was funded by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, SBB, and the City of Santa Barbara, transformed the fountain, temporarily, into a Sculptor Bud Bottoms and SB Mayor Helene Schneider

& Education planter and supplied a new layer of patina to protect the sculpted family of dolphins from corrosion. The Santa Barbara Men’s Garden Club developed a landscape plan for the project using drought-tolerant plants.

COMMITMENT TO education: Arbor Day Program Santa Barbara Beautiful continued its Arbor Day tradition of teaching the value of trees by donating tree-related books to all local elementary and secondary local schools and libraries in April, the perfect month to celebrate trees and horticulture.

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Commitment To Collaboration

Scholarship Program Santa Barbara Beautiful’s commitment to higher education now includes funding of an annual Santa Barbara City College scholarship. The SBB scholarship grants $1000 per year to students pursuing education in Horticulture. The scholarship testifies to SBB’s commitment to education and partnerships within the community. 45

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COMMITMENT TO THE ARTS: Santa Barbara Beautiful continues its strong commitment to visual and cultural arts with community grants to help fund significant projects. Recent collaborations include the new airport terminal mosaic medallion; restoration of Herbert Bayer’s Chromatic Gate; and the development of a Cultural Arts Master Plan. This year Santa Barbara Beautiful funded several art related projects such as the Milpas Community Association’s “Yes We Can!,” the Bicentennial Friendship (Dolphin) Fountain renovation, and Youth Interactive’s State Street Post Card Murals. Community Arts Workshop (CAW) - A legacy project Celebrating 50 years of dedicated service to the Santa Barbara community, SBB decided to increase their gift to the Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (CAW) Gates project to $50,000, which is the largest gift it has made in its history. The grant will be used specifically to fund the fabrication and installation of the Solstice Gates, a prominent public art sculpture designed by local ironwork artist, David Shelton. The Solstice Gates will surround the workshop property with entrances on both Garden and Ortega Streets. I Madonnari A large-scale chalk rendering of an original work of a Nature

Goddess by the Funk Zone’s Youth Interactive art team lit up the Old Mission plaza in dynamic blazing color for the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival over the Memorial Day Holiday. 2015 marked the eighth consecutive year SBB has sponsored this art project that benefits the Children’s Creative Project. This year's project was dynamic, and, through the process, mentored an energetic group of young artists.

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