This event featured dramatic and imaginative tablescapes created by twelve designers of local and national acclaim, each inspired by a specific piece of artwork from the museum’s permanent collection. From traditional and elegant dining tables to fantasy and whimsical installations, these memorable creations awed and amazed. Held in the museum galleries, Art of the Table opened with an elegant reception where invited guests met the designers and delighted in their imaginative artistry. Public viewing of the displays followed on April 28 and 29, 2018.

As part of the event on April 27th, a specially curated Silent Auction featured travel and cultural entertainment packages, artwork created by contemporary California and Santa Barbara artists, unique decor for your table, vintage jewelry and iconic designer accessories. On the public viewing days, there was a free raffle of Museum Memberships and gift cards to the Museum Store.

All proceeds from Women’s Board events support the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.


Twelve designers and artists of local and national acclaim presented dramatic and spectacular tablescapes. Each creation was inspired by a specific piece of artwork from the museum’s permanent collection. Guests at the event had an opportunity to meet the designers and discuss their creative process.

John Saladino the Signature Designer for Art of the Table 2018.

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John Saladino is a graduate of Notre Dame and the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He worked in Rome with the architect Piero Sartogo before returning to New York, where he opened his own architectural and interior design practice in the early 1970s. Fifteen years ago he started to manufacture own furniture designs, and his company is now known as The Saladino Group, Inc. He has won numerous interior design and furniture awards (including the Daphne Award), and he is on the Board of Directors of the Sir John Soane Museum in London.

His work regularly appears in international magazines including House Beautiful, House & Garden, the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Vogue Decoration and The World of Interiors. His book, Style by Saladino, has been continuously in print for ten years.

Saladino Group
200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10016

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Cynthia Belliveau, featuring Hermès. Following a successful and award-winning acting career in Canada, where she starred in three long-running hit series, Cynthia Belliveau relocated to Hollywood and turned her attention to a lifelong passion, Interior Design.

Objects, patterns, textures and colors beautifully balanced to have an undisciplined look are the hallmarks of Cynthia’s style. This style attracted a celebrity clientele including Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Her work has been published in numerous magazines including World of Interiors, Western Interiors and In Style.

Cynthia’s most recent project is the first midcentury-modern building in Palm Springs, heralded “the most important building” there. Built by the father of modernism, Albert Frey in 1934, Cynthia has expertly completed what Palm Springs Life Magazine calls “the long-wished for restoration”.

Cynthia Belliveau Designs

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Bon Fortune Gina Andrews formed Bon Fortune Style & Events in 2011, gathering her experiences in art, design, product development, consulting, and corporate sales together to lead a team of creatives to produce memorable occasions.

A reputation for creativity and focus on detail is the foundation for our business which has grown by referrals from clients in the corporate, social and nonprofit markets. Event credits from 2017 included The Avant Garden for Lotusland, El Noche de Fuego for Santa Barbara Magazine and Santa Barbara Polo Club, seasonal events at the Montecito Mart, and numerous celebrity gatherings and private celebrations.

The office is located within a retail shop of delights in Carpinteria, CA, featuring local handcrafted treasures and upscale goods from around the globe. Bon Fortune is an ever-changing, well-curated resource for decorative seasonal items, event and gifting services, whimsical finds, and charming elements for entertaining.

Owner: Gina Andrews

Bon Fortune
929 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

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Cabana Home is the premiere interior design and home furnishings gallery based in Santa Barbara’s artisanal neighborhood, the Funk Zone. Co-founders Caroline Thompson and Steve Thompson’s signature “livable luxury” aesthetic infuses classic elegance with a relaxed Santa Barbara vibe evoking the American Riviera lifestyle for their international clientele.

One-of-a-kind global textiles and artifacts are thoughtfully edited with some of the country’s most lauded furnishing designers including Milo Baughman by Thayer Coggin, Janus et Cie, Alfonso Marina, Lee Furniture, Amalfi Living and Bernhardt in both their studio and their online gallery. An ever-changing installation of fine art in collaboration with Edward Cella Gallery makes Cabana Home the uniquely singular destination for luxury design in Santa Barbara.

Co-Founders and principal designers: Caroline Thompson and Steve Thompson. Interior Designer and Project Manager: Margaret Watson

Cabana Home
111 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

2017-09-22 10.54.35Colette Cosentino is an accomplished decorative artist and painter, working and residing in the Santa Barbara area for the last 25 years. She is well known for her versatility and eye for aesthetics. Hand-painted murals, wall coverings, historically painted ceilings, theatrical backdrops and paintings are all within her wheelhouse. She works with the top-shelf designers, architects and builders in the industry on residential projects, both small and large. In addition, Colette recently signed on to design a collection of wall coverings and fabrics called the Collette Cosentino Collection for Schumacher with F. Schumacher & Co.

Colette Cosentino
Ventura, CA


Early California Antiques Eric Berg founded Early California Antiques in Los Angeles more than two decades ago. His specialty is old California furniture, California pottery and tile, Pacific and Mexican silver, and California and Spanish Colonial fine art. Prior to opening his store, Eric worked in the music and film industry for ten years dressing Angelina Jolie, Janet Jackson, Rob Zombie and a host of others, eventually costuming and styling more than 200 music videos and innumerable commercials and press shoots. Diane Keaton, Chris Pine, Linda Bruckheimer, Ryan Murphy, decorators and set designers – to mention a few – were all LA customers of Early California Antiques. After 25 successful years there, Eric relocated to Santa Barbara’s charming State Street.

Owner: Eric Berg

Early California Antiques
1331 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Marc Normand Gelinas is best known for his classic and inviting designs, reflecting his knowledge of color, scale and art background. He believes that each project should reflect the personality and personal style of each client, giving them a well-designed, comfortable and functional space.

His extensive time in New York and Paris give him a unique perspective on aesthetic plans. Since 1987 he has consulted on projects from New York, Santa Barbara, Aspen and Rhode Island.

Marc’s work has been published several times in such well-known publications as House Beautiful and Traditional Home to name a few. He has also been featured in “Window Style,” a hardcover book published by Traditional Home. His show house projects such as “The Newport Decorator Show House” have been widely received.
An honors graduate of the acclaimed Pratt Institute in New York City earned Marc a BFA in Interior Design. Marc resides in Santa Barbara, California.

Marc Normand Gelinas
Interior Design
1482 East Valley Road, Suite 153, Montecito, CA 93108
44 Rhodes Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905

HogueHogue and Company Through nearly three decades of consistent devotion to their clients, Hogue & Co. is renowned for unsurpassed quality, creativity and style. As a Montecito mainstay located in the San Ysidro Village, Hogue & Co. is a botanical jewel box where guests stop in to browse for seasonal fare, choose vases for an impromptu dinner or perhaps just chat with ever cheerful owners Kristi and Jerry.

Jerry Peddicord and Kristi Meland are long time friends and business partners who began in the floral business under the tremendous leadership of the late Scott Hogue. Jerry came from an artist background where he spent many years working for top production design houses in NYC and Los Angeles before finding his way back home to his beloved Santa Barbara. Together Jerry and Kristi have carried on Scott’s legacy by assembling a dynamic team of designers and production coordinators to fulfill their creative vision. Their designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Miranda, InStyle and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Owners: Jerry Peddicord and Kristi Meland

Hogue and Company
525 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, CA 93108

MatsonMargaret Matson is an artist, painter, sculptor, and designer with a gift for embellishing architectural spaces. Her original painted detail is designed to reflect each individual client in a uniquely enhanced space.

Margaret was a Fulbright Scholar to India, designed for theater in India, Canada, and the U.S., and is a graduate of the University of Oregon, BFA in Fine Arts. She has taught in the Departments of Architecture, and Fine Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, as well as at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado. She has done major public art pieces installed in Eugene Oregon and Vancouver, BC. Said one of her clients: “She is a creator, an alchemist, so there is magic in what comes out of Margaret.”

Margaret Matson
Santa Barbara, CA
Instagram: melizmatson
[email protected]

Dolan-2 copyPorch Diana Dolan began her creative career as a floral designer and expanded into designing events around the world. She has worked alongside celebrated event professionals including Colin Cowie, Mindy Weiss and Jeff Leatham. Highlights include a royal wedding in Dubai and intimate soirees for Oprah Winfrey. Her passion is designing expressive temporary installations inspired by nature. Diana’s nature-inspired design aesthetic is also apparent in her retail store Porch, co-owned by Christie Boyd. Porch, located beachside, has become a resource for those seeking a uniquely Californian, organic, modern style. The light-filled space hosts an ever-changing, soulful selection of beautifully curated furnishings, textiles, objects d’art and an expansive garden filled with modern vessels and garden furnishings. Porch celebrates the arts by featuring emerging local artists and offers seasonal workshops creating a space for community and gathering.

Owner: Diana Dolan

3823 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013

V & SStarr Siegele and Victoria Imperioli The combined talents of Starr Siegele, an art museum curator with vast expertise in prints, drawings and 18th century textiles, and Victoria Imperioli, the creator and artistic director of the acclaimed New York City theater, Studio Dante, present a dynamic duo.

Under Victoria’s leadership, Studio Dante produced over a dozen world theatrical premieres, for which Victoria designed all the sets and costumes. Victoria’s complete restoration of a 19th century Lower Manhattan loft building was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest. She is currently designing extensive renovations to the famed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.

Starr Siegele has served on curatorial staffs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She supports human rights, advocates for dance, and writes dance criticism. Starr moved to Santa Barbara from New York City ten years ago to support her husband, Larry Feinberg, when he became Director of the SBMA.


The Sacred Space, in Summerland, CA, is a sanctuary where one can experience a respite from the hectic world. Shop, enjoy a cup of tea, relax or meditate in the tranquil gardens. Statuary, urns and fountains, available for sale, are thoughtfully arranged among tropical plants to encourage a sense of serenity. The interior is filled with sacred items from Tibet, Bali, Java, Thailand, Nepal, India, Indonesia and China. These treasures are artfully displayed on exquisitely designed altars. The Sacred Space is a popular destination for anyone searching to create a personal space for reflection, contemplation and growth. Garden and interior design services are available.

Owners/Designers: Jack and Rose Herschorn. Floral Designer: Nancy Schulte. Interior/Merchandising Designer: Stacie Bouffard

The Sacred Space
2594 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067


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