The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board (SBMAWB) has revealed the names of the 12 designers participating in a new and exciting fundraiser titled “Art of the Table.” The fundraiser features dramatic and imaginative tablescapes created by designers of local and national acclaim. Each piece is inspired by a specific work of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. The event takes place from Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) galleries.
Leading the list is John Saladino, one of the world’s most distinguished architectural and interior designers with a reputation for uniqueness and excellence. In addition, the other designers are Cynthia Belliveau, featuring Hermes; Gina Andrews of Bon Fortune; Caroline Thompson, Steve Thompson and Margaret Watson of Cabana Home; Collette Cosentino; Eric Berg of Early California Antiques; Marc Normand Gelinas Interior Design; Jerry Peddicord of Hogue & Co.; Victoria Imperioli and Starr Siegele; Margaret Matson; Christie Boyd and Diana Dolan of Porch and Jack and Rose Hershorn of The Sacred Space.
Fran Morrow, President of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board notes, “The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board has a legacy of creating original, enjoyable, standout fundraising events that keep our supporters coming back year after year. Art of the Table is no different. It will entertain and inspire our guests with a showcase of local designers’ imagination, providing an extraordinary evening while raising funds for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. I’m so grateful to our designers and event committee who are generously donating their time and talent to ‘wow’ us on this special night.”
This weekend-long event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 with a director’s VIP preview, where guests can preview the table creations and meet with the designers in an intimate setting. At 6 p.m. on the same eventing, ticketed guests can join VIPs and designers for drinks and hors d’oeuvres while viewing the displays. On Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, the tables will remain on exhbition for public viewing.
For more information regarding Art of the Table, visit www.sbmawb.org.