Staff Report

Longtime friends and award-winning local artists Carrie Givens, Susan Belloni and Renée Kelleher will present “Cornucopia: Seasons & Scenery,” a show that celebrates the change of seasons and the abundance of nature.

The show and sale of their landscape paintings runs throughout November at Gallery Los Olivos. The public is invited to join the artists at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Art lovers can choose from original paintings in oils, pastels and acrylics. Painting subjects include a bounty of inspiration from local country vistas, barnyards and vineyards, towns, beaches, harvest still-lifes and more.

Since 1997, Belloni has exhibited in many local juried, invitational, benefit  and solo shows in galleries, libraries, businesses and even on the outside of the old Sedgwick Ranch house in the Santa Ynez Valley. Her painting of a Channel Islands scene was selected for a nationally juried exhibit at Solvang’s Wildling Museum and she has exhibited in Santa Barbara’s Museum of Natural History and at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

She helped found Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE), which has raised funds for Santa Barbara County nonprofits since 2003. Her work can be seen at

For the past 15 years, Givens has been working furiously on pastel paintings, especially when she discovered the incredible rich color pallet, the variety of uses pastels had to offer, and the types of paper there were for pastels. She has also worked with watercolors, oils, ink, colored pencil and the airbrush.

She is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, the Goleta Valley Art Association, SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment), a signature member of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast, the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a recent member of the Oak Group. Her website is

Kelleher has painted from coast to coast, capturing scenes from the splendor of Santa Ynez Valley sunsets to the blazing lights of New York City. Her subject matter covers a range as wide as her life, which has taken her all over the country and overseas.

She is a plein air and studio painter with a passion for strong color. Over her 30 years of painting she has honed her impressionistic realism style with prominent artists such as Matt Smith, Karl Dempwolf, Marilyn Simandle and Robin Hall.

She has been represented by Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, New Masters Gallery in Carmel, and Cody Gallery in Los Olivos. She has exhibited in The Wildling Museum and The Elverhøj Art Museum in Solvang, the Artwalk at the Museum of Natural History and the Historical Museum in Santa Barbara. She is also showing now at the Elverhøj Museum in a group show called “Past, Present, And Future.”

Kelleher is a member of Santa Barbara Art Association, Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) and The American Impressionist Society. Her website is

Gallery Los Olivos at 2920 Grand Ave. was founded in 1992 and is owned by an incorporated group of more than 50 member artists from Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. Members operate the gallery, which is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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