Exhibitions currently on view at the Wildling are listed below. Click on each to read more information.

Nature Imagined

July 20, 2018 – January 21, 2019

First Floor Gallery

You are invited to Nature Imagined, a special exhibition that celebrates nature through the vivid imaginations of Cheryl Medow, Ellen Jewett, and Hilary Brace. Inspired by nature, these artists use diverse materials and methods to create environments that engage the imagination.


Nature Regenerated: 10th Annual Photography Competition

August 4 – November 5, 2018

Second Floor Gallery

Photographers were encouraged to capture examples of nature’s magical ability to regenerate and thrive. All winning entries in the Adult and Junior Categories will be exhibited at the Wildling Museum in the summer of 2018 and on the Wildling website.

“carrizo 1 05 scarp b” Photo by Bill Dewey

Carrizo Plain: A National Treasure

August 4 – November 30, 2018

Barbara Goodall Education Center

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is proud to present a pop-up art exhibit in the Barbara Goodall Education Center that features photographs of the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The photographers, Bill Dewey and Jim Stoicheff, capture the beauty of this public land. The Carrizo Plain, which is approximately 50 miles long and 15 miles wide, is home to thirteen different endangered species—making it the largest population center for endangered species in our state. It is also the single largest remaining grassland in the state of California as well as the largest protected area for birds anywhere along the Pacific Flyway (which stretches from Alaska to South America).

A Mighty Oak by John Iwerks

A Mighty Oak

Second Floor Gallery

A permanent wall mural in our 2nd floor gallery that depicts the habitat around a Valley oak–one of the largest and old trees found in our area! Video and audio components to enhance the mural will be added soon.  It’s a beautiful way to learn about the gorgeous environment around us in Santa Barbara County.


Tule Elk Mosaic by Patti Jacquemain

Local Wildlife Mosaics

Second Floor Gallery

Eight handcrafted mosaics by artist and museum founder Patti Jacquemain illustrate various local wildlife species.  A delightful way to learn more about the natural world around us in Santa Barbara County and beyond!