SBB Program Book 2013

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Morning Light, Shoreline Park, 2005 by Richard Schloss. Oil on Canvas, 40" x 30"

Under Santa Barbara Skies The Forty-Ninth Annual Awards Presentation Sunday, September 29, 2013 Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West Santa Barbara, CA


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A Message From The President


anta Barbara is our canvas and future maintenance. together we create, restore, and We continue to grow and develop working beautify this wonderful city we call home. As partnerships with amazing organizations such as The community members, architects, landscapers, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Lotusland, the Santa designers, homeowners, and business owners, Barbara County Arts Commission, the Architectural we continue to enhance the beauty “Under Santa Foundation, the Legal Aid Foundation, the Barbara Skies” to preserve our unique place in the Downtown Organization, the Santa Barbara Public world and our colorful history. Gardens Partnership, the City Parks & Recreation Paying forward is a key to keeping Santa Barbara Department, and many local schools. beautiful and engaging youth is a key element this Christie Gallagher I am proud of our Board of Directors as their year for Santa Barbara Beautiful. We were thrilled energy, commitment, and dedication are just a few of to sponsor the youth artist mural project at Youth Interactive the reasons why Santa Barbara Beautiful is 48 years strong, since in the Funk Zone. These young teenagers, instead of becoming our beginnings in 1965. And hats off to the Awards Committee graffiti artists, were steered to create a wonderful 40-foot long who made this evening so special: the co-chairs were last year’s spray-painted mural depicting the architecture and history of President Robert F. Adams and Vice-President Kate Kurlas along Santa Barbara. Their commitment, dedication, and art skills with the hard-working team who included Courtney Seeple, were enhanced, due to the Youth Interactive organization, which Jacqueline Dyson, Jeanette Casillas, Kerry Methner, Lori Kari, shined through. Mark Whitehurst, Lesley Wiscomb, Suzanne Fairly-Green, Our springtime Arbor Day programs continue to grow. We Leslee Sipress, as well as Dana Morrow and his crew at Road engaged over six local schools this past year, celebrating the Show Media. I also want to thank the many hours provided by importance of trees and, along with the City Parks & Recreation our amazing Property Award Judges who include community Department, helped the children plant trees on their very own leaders, real estate professionals, architects, landscape architects, playgrounds. and planners, as well as Judge George Eskin and State Senator Our organization continues to be committed to the Urban Hannah-Beth Jackson for their voice-over talent. Forest. Last year we funded the planting of at least 147 trees and Congratulations to all the Award Winners. Tonight is your sponsored a young tree care program. We also actively reach out night. You have made a difference in this beautiful city we live in. with our ongoing community grants program to organizations On behalf of the Board of Directors, I congratulate you. You have and neighborhood groups working on beautification projects. left a legacy.... and by the way, we are always looking for support We were proud to sponsor landscape improvements at Franklin for our projects, so thank you for joining us and being part of and Cleveland Schools as well as helping to fund a landscape what is “Under Santa Barbara Skies!” enhancement project at the Harbor area, where cruise ship visitors are welcomed to our Sea Landing area. The organization’s serious commitment to public art was realized with our major funding of the restoration of Herbert — Christie Gallagher Bayer’s Chromatic Gate on the waterfront. When a challenge President, Santa Barbara Beautiful went out from our own board director David Jacoby for support for this beachside gateway, we stepped up with $10,000 to help underwrite the restoration costs and to create an endowment for

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The 2013 Awards Program

Christie Gallagher, President’s Welcome Paula Lopez, Emcee Introduction of Honored Guests Mayor Helene Schneider Chryss Yost, Poet Laureate Award Presentations 

President’s Award: El Encanto Santa Barbara Presented by Christie Gallagher, President, Santa Barbara Beautiful

Hugh Petersen Award For Art In Public Places

Public Open Space

City of Santa Barbara Arts Advisory Committee’s Business in Art Award: MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery and Brad Nack Presented by Ginny Brush, Executive Director, SB County Arts Commission

Multi-Family Residence

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Commercial Building  Jacaranda Award for Community Service: The Santa Barbara Rose Society Presented by Kate Kurlas, Vice President, Santa Barbara Beautiful 

Architectural Feature

Historic Revitalization

Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship: MarBorg Industries Presented by Ricardo Castellanos, Treasurer, Santa Barbara Beautiful

Owner Designed and Installed Landscape

Single Family Home

Single Family Estate

Griswold Award For Philanthropy: David Jacoby Presented by Mark Whitehurst, PhD., Past President, Santa Barbara Beautiful

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Congratulations Santa Barbara Beautiful














For 49 Years of Dedication to the Beautification of the City of Santa Barbara Best Wishes to All the Outstanding and Well-Deserved 2013 Award Winners

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El Encanto Santa Barbara


enerations of dreams resonate within its walls. The Old El Encanto Hotel, cloaked in nostalgia and teeming with memories of generations past, captures the glamour and romance - the very name means “The Enchanted.” Early on, El Encanto became known as a playground for movie stars and politicians. In 1918 a news article described the historic hotel’s setting: “It is claimed for El Encanto that it is the most beautifully situated hotel in California, and certainly there is much in the situation to justify the claim. From its elevation is viewed the city, the channel and islands, and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the north.” Fast-forward 91 years, and the hotel’s beautiful vista remains the same. This is Santa Barbara’s beloved hotel, home to those special occasions of the past...anyone who has lived in Santa Barbara for a period of time has special memories of the hotel, drinks on the terrace, prom-night dinners, banquet parties, weddings at the lily pond, and the wonderful wisteria vines covering the Arbor. This historic property has undergone a meticulous restoration by Orient-Express Hotels, marking the luxury brand’s first property in the West. The hotel reopened this year with 92 remodeled bungalows that overlook the city and the ocean. Orient-Express has spent well over a hundred million and many years of planning to restore this landmark in keeping with its historic styles. Architectural historian Alexandra Cole said, “Restoration should emulate 1938 when the Inn showed the most cohesive historic integrity. The new main building should occupy the same exact footprint of the old one. On the most authentic cottages landmark status was designated...Most people will not know that the main building is not the original” Orient-Express’s major revitalization of this treasured property includes new buildings, remodeled interiors, architectural elements, private patios, a brand new pool and pool terrace, and a new banquet room in the main building. The magnificent arbor and lily pond still remain, and the columns were re-built brick by brick to retain their historical integrity. The gardens and pathways have been carefully reconfigured and profusely replanted with the green hues associated with El Encanto’s historic period of significance. Today we remark upon the history of our beloved El Encanto, within the Riviera neighborhood, and the phenomenal efforts made by designers and craftspeople with one of our highest honors, the President’s Award. It was the playground for the rich and powerful yet this Hotel has held our hearts in its hands.

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MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery and Brad Nack


his year, the City Arts Advisory and Visual Arts in people to come and have an art experience by seeing amazing Public Places Committees and the Santa Barbara County art set in a showroom and design environment. The success Arts Commission are delighted to present the 2013 Business in of this endeavor was defined by creating a great community Art Award to MichaelKate Interiors vibe, with great people to meet and & Art Gallery and Brad Nack for interact with. their outstanding commitment “We have people from all walks and collaborative efforts to provide of life” says Nack, “local billionaires innovative exhibitions, activities, and mingle with young artists who are programming to create a vibrant arts environment in Santa just discovering where to start out.” Barbara’s Funk Zone — creating exceptional opportunities for The moderator-led art panel discussions have become regional artists, and for public dialogue on art topics enriching a highlight during the art receptions. Due in part to the the lives of both residents and visitors. “showroom affect” the moderator, the artists, and the art In 2010 Michael McColm owner enthusiasts tend to arrange themselves on of MichaelKate asked artist Brad Nack the expansive array of sofas, chairs, and if he would like to have an art show recliners, which creates an interesting and in early 2011. As Michael and Brad different way to listen to the discussion. began the organization, production, It becomes a conversation about art and promotion of the exhibit they amongst artists and their friends. soon realized they worked well The Business in Art Award was together. When Michael asked Brad if established by the City Arts Advisory he would like to curate and promote Committee in 2005. This award is given art shows for MichaelKate Interiors & to an individual or entity that conducts Art Gallery, Brad jumped at the idea. business in the Santa Barbara area. It This was the start of Nack’s innovative Michael Mccolm and Brad Nack may include being a retail or commercial curating and art promotion and led to establishment, a sole practitioner, a the first show “New Ideas In Photography,” which opened in partnership, or a professional corporation: one that exhibits June 2011. outstanding support of arts activity in our community, “I thought Brad was a natural, he understands art and creating a stronger, more vibrant arts environment in Santa artists,” states McColm. “I had a feeling this collaboration Barbara and enriching the lives of both residents and visitors. Local artist Philip Koplin created the unique award that would work out well. It has been a win/win for all involved — will be presented to MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery and the artists, the community, and for MichaelKate.” The basic idea was to get a more diverse and wider mix of Brad Nack.

Santa Barbara Beautiful 2013 Awards Committee

Robert F. Adams & Kate Kurlas, Co-Chairs; Ginny Brush, Jeanette Casillas, Jacqueline Dyson, Suzanne Fairly-Green, Christie Gallagher, David Gress, Lori Kari, Jo Ann Mermis, Kerry Methner, Courtney Seeple, Maury Treman, Mark Whitehurst, and Lesley Wiscomb

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Jacaranda Award for Community Service

The Santa Barbara Rose Society he Santa Barbara Rose Society is a nonprofit, made up entirely of volunteers, devoted to sharing knowledge about roses, rose culture, and the pleasure of rose gardening. This longstanding horticultural group provides lectures, mentorship, and in the field, opportunities on how to plant and maintain roses. For many years this group has had an ongoing impact on Santa Barbara. Established an affiliate of the American Rose Society by its founders in 1959, the group called themselves the Santa Barbara Rose Society. Soon the non-profit set its sights on a Rose Garden seen at the Mission Historical Park, across from Santa Barbara’s Old Mission, which had a vast lawn area and the A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden on the far side. Formerly mission land, the City bought this park area in 1928. In 1955 a city rose garden began with a donation of 500 rose bushes. When city budget cuts resulted in a declining rose garden, there was talk of converting it to tennis courts. The Santa Barbara Rose Society and others rounded up the finances and volunteers to assure that the rose garden remained. Through the dedication of the Rose Society and efforts of the City Parks Department, the garden was awarded Garden Accreditation by the All-America Rose Selections Committee. This special honor provides the city garden with All-America Rose Selections donated by growers one year in advance of their sale to the general public. Each year these beautiful, award-winning introductions are on display. Through the dedication of the Rose Society working

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with the City Parks & Recreation Department, the garden developed spectacularly over the years and has been recognized as one of the top two municipal rose gardens in the nation for the excellence of its maintenance and the beauty of its setting. Through its monthly meetings the Rose Society also continues to encourage the growing of roses in private gardens. It provides information on rose culture, the best varieties for this area, sustainable cultivation and practices, and offers advice on growing roses from expert consulting rosarians. Santa Barbara Beautiful’s Board of Directors is pleased to honor this outstanding organization with the 2013 Jacaranda Award for Community Service.

2013 Property Awards Judging Committee

Kerry Methner and Lori Kari, Committee Co-Chairs Gina Benesh, David Black, Marty Blum, Nancy Clare Caponi, Chris Casebeer, Yvonne Chin, Nina Dunbar, Cass Ensberg, Valerie Froscher, Tom Jacobs, Errol Jahnke, Eric Lassen, Mort Maizlish, Leon Olson, Libby McClure, Valerie Oesterling, Leon Olson, Michael Patrick Porter, Judy Sanregret, Dennis Thompson AIA, Connie Townsend, Barry Winick AIA, William Howard Wittausch AIA, Michelle Zimney, and Priscilla

2013 Santa Barbara Beautiful Board of Directors

Robert F. Adams, Ginny Brush, Jeanette Casillas, Ricardo Castellanos, Grant Castleberg, Jacqueline S. Dyson, Suzanne Fairly-Green, Randy Figgins, Randy Fritz, Christie Gallagher, Donnis Galvan, David Gress, David Jacoby, Patti Jacquemain, Lori Kari, Charles Kelly, Kate Kurlas, Duke McPherson, Suzanne Mellichamp, Jo Ann Mermis, Kerry Methner, Desmond O’Neill, Courtney Seeple, Leslee Sipress, Carol Terry, Maury Treman, Bruce Van Dyke, Mark Whitehurst, and Lesley Wiscomb

Santa Barbara Beautiful Past Presidents

R. Peter Krupsczak, John Pitman, James “Bud” Bottoms, Max L. Feldman, David Lloyd, Grant Castleberg, Dunckley Murray, Elizabeth H. Ramser, Barbara Landis, Luba Carleton, Ken Taylor, Walter Barrow, H. George Kallusky, Mary Lou Jacobsen Schmidt, Orville Bond, Ronald McGurer, Dan Condon, Richard Riffero, Rosemary Reed, Howard Hudson, Rosalind Rea Gies Amorteguy, David Gress, Bruce Van Dyke, Norman King, Mark Whitehurst, Desmond O’Neill, Courtney Seeple, Kerry Methner, Ginny Brush, and Robert F. Adams



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We Salute...

Mario “PaPa” Borgatello, Sr.

1918-2013 Founder of MarBorg Industries & Santa Barbara Citizen – Ricardo Castellanos –

CEC congratulates the 2013 winners who keep Santa Barbara Beautiful.

Congratulations to MarBorg Industries for receiving the Environmental Stewardship award. Thank you for more than 75 years of environmental leadership and for your continued commitment to sustainability. 20

Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship

MarBorg Industries


ocally based and family-owned MarBorg Industries has been a cutting edge leader in the recycling movement to preserve and protect the environment since the 1970’s. They have been generous in their community support of and philanthropic donations to many local non-profit organizations that promote beautification and environmental sustainability. MarBorg Industries has provided exceptional service and customer satisfaction in the greater Santa Barbara area for more than 70 years. Started in 1936 by Mario F. Borgatello, MarBorg Industries leads the way in residential and commercial garbage collection, recycling and waste management, and portable sanitation equipment. They also provide construction site offices; roll-off containers for high volume trash producers; storage containers for commercial and construction use; portable restrooms and shower trailers; temporary fencing; and a residential and commercial recycling program, including construction debris recycling. The company has grown into a prominent business that uses state-of-the-art technology, a responsible business ethic, and solid values to provide the Santa Barbara area excellent material management services. They have truly earned the trust and respect of their customers and the community they serve. All MarBorg equipment is maintained to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness and they support their employees so they can perform their duties as efficiently as possible. As a Green Industries leader, MarBorg has also become

LEED Platinum Certified for their existing buildings, recently achieving the goal of Platinum Certification in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance program. This certification, the highest award level through the LEED program, represents the culmination of years of hard work to update their existing headquarters to make it as efficient as possible. The MarBorg team firmly believes that it is their responsibility to continue to reach above and beyond their established environmental commitment in order to encourage community-wide resource conservation and life-long sustainable operations. They go above and beyond what is required and expected of a solid waste hauler. As an internationally recognized, third-party certification, the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance program will provide measurable results of how operations and maintenance improve efficiencies, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment. MarBorg Industries’ environmental stewardship extends to assisting others in responsible waste management as well as making sound environmental choices in their internal operations. They work tirelessly in making recycling accessible and convenient and are committed to increasing awareness as they lead by example. MarBorg continues to add programs as opportunities are presented and recognized in an effort to motivate local residents to increase their recycling efforts and keep hazardous materials out of the community’s landfill and storm drains. Santa Barbara Beautiful is proud to recognize MarBorg Industries with the 2013 Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship.

Special Thanks to Our Special Teams …

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We Gratefully Acknowledge . . .

City Arts Advisory Committee, City Parks & Recreation, City Visual Art in Public Places, City TV 18, County Arts Commission, Daniel Kepl, Duke McPherson, Earthknower Studio, Gail Lucas, Jeanette Casillas, Jeffrey Sipress Photography, Leslee Sipress Calligraphy, Michael Brown Photography, Music Academy of the West, Paula Lopez, PIP Printing, Priscilla, Richard Schloss, SantaBarbaraSeen, Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara Trophy, Santa Barbara MailWorks, Sharon Morrow, TVSB 71, Youth Interactive


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The Arts Commission, City Arts Advisory and Visual Art in Public Places Committees wish to thank and gratefully acknowledge

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for his extraordinary commitment and long-standing support of Public Art in Santa Barbara.


David Jacoby, fellow board members, and special award winners for beautifying our Santa Barbara.


— Suzanne and Duncan Mellichamp

Griswold Award for Philanthropy

David Jacoby avid Jacoby is a man who has lived many lives. Each of those lives has been grounded in the fertile soil of volunteerism and philanthropy. As a young emigre to Palestine from Poland in the 1930’s, David became immersed in an agrarian country that was doing its best to feed thousands of disenfranchised Jewish people from around the world. He worked during school vacations on a Kibbutz and fondly recounts volunteering to plant hundreds of trees, a national project. As he planted, he joined the ranks of those who only had the gift of their efforts to share. This tree planting and other volunteer efforts when he was still a boy were where the seeds of generosity were first sown in his life. David served Israel in countless ways, then immigrated to America to study in 1951 at the urging of his parents and brothers Henry and Abe. Upon arriving in Los Angeles and studying at LA David Jacoby City College, David’s employment project was for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Recreation and Youth Services Council. He helped with a city wide map survey of all of the parks in the city. He was able to use the cartography skills that he learned during Israel’s struggle for independence. He loved the project and received praise for his excellent work. Soon after, he moved to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois to attend the University of Illinois and earned a BS in Food Technology. He was invited to join Gamma Sigma Delta, the National Honor Society of Agriculture. He also joined the Institute of Food Technologists, University of IL International Student Organization, and the Hillel Student Foundation. Next he moved to the San Francisco Bay area to attend UC Berkeley, where he received a MS in Food Science and a minor in Chemical Engineering. There he volunteered to be news correspondent for the local IFT publication. He also met his future wife, partner, and best friend, Janine. Following school he worked for Gerber Baby Foods Inc., doing Research and Product Development, in Oakland. After getting married the pair moved to Woodland Hills and raised their children, Naomi and Daniel. At that time he worked for Adolph’s Food Products Inc., in Product Development and Quality

Control, in Burbank. Following this he developed a successful exporting business that focused on speciality coatings and chemicals. He joined the Valley Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles of Chamber of Commerce, LA World Trade Organization, and became a Charter Member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. David was deeply influenced to expand his support of non-profit organizations with his time and resources by his son Daniel. When Daniel fell ill, he used his energies to form a foundation that continues to support Interfaith camps. Daniel also supported the Wellness Community in Ventura County. After Daniel died nine years ago, David continued to support these projects. David and Janine started a family philanthropy program “The Jacoby Family Fund” that supported many non profits each year. Then, when they bought a second home in Santa Barbara, David responded to a classified ad placed by Santa Barbara Beautiful looking for volunteers. He joined as a member, then was invited to join the board, was elected Treasurer, and Chaired the Ways and Means Committee for several years. Janine was supportive of all of David’s activities and at the same time was nationally recognized for her teaching abilities. Unfortunately, she passed away shortly after Daniel. David’s family continues to be a central part of his life, including his daughter Naomi Ryerson; three granddaughters, Michaela, Lia, and Jordana; two great granddaughters, Sophia and Emma; and his partner and best friend for the past eight years, Penny Haberman. In his new life, David and Penny, who shares his love of the arts, began joining each other’s non profit organizations – thus adding involvement with the SB City College President’s Council, Architectural Foundation of SB, Wildling Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles Worlds Affairs Council, and C-Cap organization for helping disadvantaged students to graduate in the culinary arts. As he worked with Santa Barbara Beautiful, David’s insight into the importance of Art in all communities began to influence the board to include art projects as well as green projects in their purview, often using his own funds to see that projects were launched. Most notably, he was instrumental in funding Santa Barbara’s first public art DVD and later, he offered an inspiring gift in support of the Chromatic Gate restoration. Also, he was an advocate for art during his service on the City’s You Plan Santa Barbara Outreach Committee. These kinds of gifts, that come at pivotal junctures, are how David likes to use his resources, encouraging others to step up and join him in supporting a healthy, vibrant, and creative community where everyone’s gifts and abilities are appreciated. Photo by




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Hugh Petersen Award – Art in Public Places Santa Barbara Arts Alliance Eastside Mural 1102 East Montecito Street

Property Owner City of Santa Barbara Eastside Library Project Liaison Marivel Zambrano Esparza, Library Supervisor Project Contractors Friends of Eastside Library Mural Project Coordinator Ricardo Venegas, Neighborhood and Outreach Coordinator and Director of Santa Barbara Arts Alliance Program, City Parks and Recreation Department Project Designer Artist / Mentor Manuel Unzueta Project Artists / Designers – Youth from Santa Barbara Arts Alliance program, City Parks and Recreation Department Danny Meza, Miguel Rodriguez, Thomas Zepeda, Saul Rangel, Alexandra Real, Luis Rodriguez

Public Open Space Andree Clark Bird Refuge City of Santa Barbara

Property Owner City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department Project Contractor Tom Moorehouse – Clean Lakes Landscape Maintenance City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department


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Multi-Family Residence Lighthouse Point 310 Lighthouse Road

Property Owner SB Lighthouse 8, LLC Project Architect Detlev Peikert – Peikert + RRM Design Group Landscape Architect David R. Black – David Black & Associates General Contractor WCH Development – SB Lighthouse 8 LLC Civil Engineer Geremy Salts – Penfield & Smith Landscape Contractor Mary Perdue – Oakridge Landscape

Commercial Sign Raoul Textiles 136 State Street

Property Owner Sally McQuillan Sign Designer Sally McQuillan Sign Fabrication Ken Sorgman – Signs by Ken Gold Leafing Chris Kirkegaard


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Commercial Building Transition House (Mom's) 421 East Cota Street

Property Owners Kathleen Bauschke – Transition House (Mom’s) Co-Developer Skip Szymanski – City Housing Authority Project Architects Christine R. Pierron Mark Wienke – Workshop Architecture Group Landscape Architect Chris Gilliland – Common Ground Landscape Architecture Project Manager Tracey Taylor – Taylor Consulting Landscape Contractor Avelino Garcia – Pacific Green Landscape

Architectural Feature San Marcos High School Entry Arch 4750 Hollister Avenue

Property Owner Santa Barbara Unified School District School Principal Ed Behrens Project Architect Todd Jespersen – Kruger, Bensen, Zimmer Architects, Inc. Landscape Architect Sam Maphis – Earthform Design Builder – General Contractor Steve Hendricks – RSH Construction, Inc. Landscape Contractor Juan Lago – CHM Landscape Services Landscape Maintenance San Marcos High School



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or almost 49 years of working in and around the City of Santa Barbara and a year of relationships Under Santa Barbara Skies, the community has witnessed Santa Barbara Beautiful continuing to extend its hand in support of community projects. 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 a huge 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. This year community collaborative grants were accepted by Lotusland, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Youth Interactive in the Funk Zone, The Children’s Creative Project/I Madonnari, 15 local schools, the Restoration of the

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Chromatic Gate Campaign, and the Santa Barbara Harbor with a landscaping improvement project to welcome visitors to our fair City. 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. With funding from Santa Barbara Beautiful raised through private donations, and the hard work of the City Parks & Recreation Department, the Department has planted over 12,000 street trees within the City of Santa Barbara. Since 1980, the City of Santa Barbara has earned recognition as a “Tree City USA” from the National Arbor Day Foundation for 33 consecutive years. It takes in excess of $20,000 per year on Santa Barbara Beautiful’s part to support this tree-planting and care program. SBB also supports and promotes art in public places and continues to recognize exceptional beautification efforts with its awards programs for individuals and organizations.

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The organization’s serious commitment to public art was realized with SBB’s major funding of the Restoration of Herbert Bayer’s Chromatic Gate campaign. When a call went out for support for this beachside gateway to the community, Santa Barbara Beautiful stepped up with a $10,000 commitment to help underwrite the restoration. SBB has also contributed to temporary sculpture installations at the Santa Barbara Airport, Jardin de las Granadas, and State Street, among other locations and to additional art installations around the City. The organization also has been instrumental in funding and encouraging development of a Cultural Arts Master Plan as well as the inclusion of Public Art in the city’s ongoing General Plan update. These activities will be meaningful to the cultural life of the City in the years to come. As Santa Barbara Beautiful entered its 48th year in 2013 the community-supported non-profit organization continued several ongoing programs to contribute to the beauty of our city. Part of that effort involved promoting the organization itself. During recent years, Santa Barbara Beautiful made a commitment to the Downtown Organization’s State Street Flag Program. Brightly colored soft green flags fluttered along State Street calling attention to the organization and its mission of promoting beautification through planting trees, recognizing excellence in architecture and landscaping, and promoting art in public places.

The Santa Barbara Public Gardens Partnership “Get Inspired!” was the rallying cry heard from Santa Barbara’s many public gardens that collaborated on an expansion of local National Public Gardens Day events. The SB Public Gardens Partnership is a countywide collaboration that promotes awareness of our unique and inspiring public gardens, celebrates their beauty and benefits, and encourages their year-round enjoyment. Events included over ten lectures by local garden experts, a tea party at the Simpson House Inn, Carousel rides at Chase Palm Park, tours of the Courthouse Gardens and Clock Tower, and the Garden Lovers Tour. Lead partners included Lotusland, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Rec Department, and Casa Del Herrero. Participating gardens included: Old Mission Santa Barbara’s La Huerta Historic Garden, Rancho La Patera and Stow House, the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, The SBCC Lifescape Garden at Santa Barbara City College, the University Of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Master Gardeners Of Santa Barbara County, the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Parks. Funders included Santa Barbara Beautiful and the Santa Barbara Foundation.

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In an effort to support education, the first recipient of the newly created Santa Barbara Beautiful SBCC Scholarship was awarded to, Jose Javier Torres-bello, a SBCC student in Environmental Horticulture who received a $500 grant to further their studies in Environmental Horticulture. The newly established SBB scholarship grants a total of $1000 per year - $500 per semester - alternating each semester between Environmental Horticulture and Visual Arts. The Scholarship testifies to SBB’s commitment to education and partnerships within the community. The organization’s commemorative tree program has also experienced growth this year. Long a favorite of parents, spouses, grandparents, children, pet lovers, and organizations, the program received a huge visual boost with the implementation of a new design that offers a plaque lettered on a dark background embedded in a sandstone-colored concrete base. These attractive markers have improved durability and are installed next to City street trees. The plaques help fund the planting of street trees. A large-scale chalk rendering of an original work by acclaimed landscape artist David Ashwell lit up the Old Mission plaza in blazing color during I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival over the Memorial Day Holiday. It was Santa Barbara Beautiful’s entry in the festival. Art teacher Diane Stevenett and local landscape architect and Board Member Robert F. Adams, with the assistance of local Arts Fund teen art students created the rendering. 2013 marked the sixth consecutive year SBB has sponsored this art project that benefits the Children’s Creative Project.

Trevor The Traveling Tree Santa Barbara Beautiful continued an Arbor Day tradition of teaching the value of trees with the donation of tree- related books to (20) local schools and libraries. Copies of this year's book selection, "Trevor The Traveling Tree," written and illustrated by local artist Gail Lucas, were donated to all schools within the Santa Barbara Unified School District, plus Cold Spring School and Marymount of Santa Barbara. Books were also donated to City's Central Library and the Montecito, Eastside, and Goleta branches. During several Arbor Day celebrations, Trevor, in leafy costume, made surprise personal appearances with the author - including tree planting ceremonies at local schools Adams, Franklin, and the Santa Barbara Community Academy. The Central Library's Children's Reading Circle, much to the delight of the young children and their parents, met Trevor with hugs and wide smiles and a new appreciation of trees.

Thank-You Santa Barbara Beautiful for Honoring these Citizens for their Community Efforts!



Santa Barbara Beautiful also has a history of recognizing important beautification projects throughout the City each year through annual and monthly awards programs. From small single-family residences to estate gardens, civic buildings, theaters, art-in-public-places projects, open space and parks, and everything in between, the awards single out realized designs that contribute to the beauty of our city. Annual awards are selected by teams of independent local judges comprised of community members, including members of the architectural, planning, and cultural community. Another important part of the Annual Award program has come to include recognizing people and organizations who work to beautify and support our City. One of those Whether your first “special” awards was instituted last year when Suzanne and Whether your first home or retirement Duncan Mellichamp received the first Griswold Award for home or retirement dream, we have philanthropy. This award is named for a couple whowegave dream, have a financing transformative gift to SBB at just the right affordable moment. affordable financing options that can help Other “special” awards include the Playa de Santa Barbara options that can help you purchase your Award for Environmental Stewardship, the Jacaranda Award you purchase your dream home. for Community Service, and the President’s Award. dream home. As the years unfold, Santa Barbara� Beautiful As little as has also � As little as promoted “Neighborhood Pride” by supporting the efforts 3.5% 3.5% down down of Looking Good Santa Barbara, regularly donating trees for �� Owner-occupied Owner-occupied neighborhood plantings.

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