In this unprecedented time of shutdown, quarantine and social distancing, the SBMA Women’s Board is holding a Fundraising Appeal for the 2021-2022 Board year rather than an event. We are deeply grateful to all of our sponsors and donors; it is your generosity that ensures our fundraising success.

We look forward to both membership and community support in our efforts to continue to provide the SBMA with funding for art education programs, exhibitions, acquisitions, and special projects. The Museum has responded by adjusting plans for the re-opening, and offering online programming to members, students and the public. It is this resourcefulness, resilience and dedication that reflect the commitment of one of the keystones of our Santa Barbara cultural community.

To make a gift supporting the SBMA Women’s Board Appeal, please click here to fill out our Sponsorship Opportunities and Commitment Form.

Payment can be made through PayPal by clicking on the ADD TO CART links below, or through the Sponsorship Opportunities and Commitment Form.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and generous support of our efforts.

Appeal Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsorship Level – $10,000 ADD TO CART
Gold Sponsorship Level – $5,000 ADD TO CART
Silver Sponsorship Level – $2,500 ADD TO CART
Bronze Sponsorship Level – $1,000 ADD TO CART

About the Women’s Board

The Women’s Board of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art was established in 1951, ten years after the Museum opened. The Board’s purpose is to support the Museum by raising funds for its exhibitions, acquisitions, educational programs, and special projects. The Women’s Board is comprised of over one hundred active and sustaining members, who organize and sponsor fundraising events each year that also promote community awareness of and interest in the Museum.

Over the years the Women’s Board has contributed significantly to the Museum’s programs and activities as well as underwritten exhibitions and purchased works of art for the permanent collection. Various education programs supported by the Women’s Board introduce and promote art and its appreciation to children in Santa Barbara through hands-on creative activities.

Explore our site for information on Exhibitions, Acquisitions and Education Programs we have supported, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for more information about programs, collections and events.

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Image credits (left to right): (left) Heads of Ni-O (Buddhist Gate Guardians), Japanese, Muromachi period (1392-1573).  Wood. Purchase in memory of Frances D. Funke.  On view in the Asian Galleries; (middle) Eugene Delacroix, The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius, n.d. Oil on canvas. The van Asch van Wyck Trust; (right) High school students work on a hanging sculpture in a competition associated with the 2012 installation of Martin Kersels’ Charms.