Los Olivos Cafe
Love Livin' in the Valley
Art on View at Los Olivos Cafe
January 8th - March 5th
Landscape painter Susan Belloni's exhibit at the Los Olivos Café reflects both her love of the Central Coast outdoor world and her dedication to "the magic of art". Viewers will enjoy and be moved by paintings showing the Central Coast Valley and coastal ranches, vineyards, Figueroa Mountain, Lake Cachuma, the Santa Ynez River, and more. The artist paints in acrylics and oils on canvas, wood panels, and paper, noting that she enjoys the challenge and different results of using different mediums and surfaces.
Susan received her degree in Art from UC Santa Barbara - and at that time witnessed the calamitous oil spill of 1969. She has been a supporter of efforts to sustain our natural environment ever since. In 2002, along with painters Marcia Burtt and Camille Dellar, and friends, she started Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment. SCAPE has helped raise significant funds and awareness for many local nonprofit conservation organizations through sales of paintings at SCAPE exhibitions. She also is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, Artists Guild of the SYV, the California Art Club, and Plein Air Artists of the Central Coast. She has shown at numerous local galleries and venues, special exhibits, and won many awards for her work.
The public is invited to atend a reception for the artist, generously hosted by the Los Olivos Café, on Thursday, January 15, from 5 to 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to see inspiring work and to meet the artist and learn more about her creative process. Wine tasting and appetizers are provided by the Café for visitors.
This exhibit is one of a continuing series of shows made possible by the commitment of the Los Olivos Café to showcase local art and artists. The Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley, a nonprofit arts organization with over thirty years of history in the area, coordinates and manages the “art without borders” installation in cooperation with the Café. A portion of art sales benefits AGSYV and these collaborative efforts - a way to keep art alive and accessible in the Santa Ynez Valley.