Art For 805

The Museum will host a fundraising exhibition, to support Direct Relief International.
Thursday, May 3 – August 5, 2018
Art For 805: An Exhibition of Miniatures to Heal Our Community

The exhibition celebrates our collective resilience following the tragic wildfires and mudslides that devastated our community.

Art for 805 will showcase miniature paintings, photographs, prints, and mixed media works, all on display for raffle. Visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity view original pieces on exhibit and may win their favorite pieces by purchasing raffle tickets. The Museum is grateful to the artists showcasing their talent and contributing to this important cause.  To contribute  a piece of art, see information below.


Direct Relief will use funding to support its emergency response efforts in Santa Barbara County as the community continues to recover from the Thomas Fires and mudslides, including equipping first responders, supporting public health efforts, and providing financial assistance to victims.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum will use funding to host a series of programs to educate the community about salvaging art and heirlooms following disaster, along with advice on planning for emergency planning in the future.


Thank you for your interest in participating in our art raffle exhibition! The exhibition will allow the community to have the chance to win an original piece of art that will support Direct Relief and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Artwork Drop-off
Tuesday, February 6 – April 15, 2018

Exhibition On View To The Public
Thursday, May 3 – August 5, 2018

Opening Event
Thursday, May 3 at 5:30 pm

Miniature artwork must be dropped off at Santa Barbara Historical Museum front desk.  All artwork drop-off must be during open Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, noon – 5:00 pm. Late and anonymous submissions cannot be accepted.  Submission of artwork will count as your entry/donation into Art for 805.

Entry Information: ARTIST SUBMISSION

All subjects and media are accepted. However, the SBHM reserves the right to refuse a work of art for any reason.

  • Artwork can be up to but no larger than 7 x 9 inches or 8 x 8 inches in size, including the frame.  When choosing a ready-made frame, please measure the outside dimensions. Three-dimensional artwork can be up to but no larger than 7 x 7 x 9 inches in size.
  • Art must be ready to display or hang with hook or wire attachments.
  • SBHM will contact artist within one week after drop-off if art will not be accepted.
  • SBHM will not be responsible for any artwork that is damaged or does not follow listed Rules of Entry
  • A maximum of two original miniatures per artist will be accepted.
  • Mailed in miniatures will be accepted, but shall follow all guidelines, and will be inventoried the same day it is received at SBHM. Entry form must be included.

Label information will also be collected at the time of drop-off:
– Artist Name, Title, Medium
– Please label your artwork on the back or bottom, with your name, title, date, and medium of the piece.

At the time of drop-off, please note any display instructions intended for your miniature. If none are given the Museum will display at their discretion.

Upon completion, raffle winners will be posted on the Museum’s website at Winners will also be contacted via phone or email, by SBHM staff the week of August 5, 2018. Artwork unclaimed by August 31 by the winner becomes the property of SBHM.

For additional questions, email or call (805) 966-1601