Santa Barbara Beautiful to Host Annual Awards Ceremony Celebrating 50 years of Beautification!

Santa Barbara Beautiful to Host Annual Awards Ceremony
Celebrating 50 years of Beautification!

The lush garden at the Music Academy of the West will be abuzz as Santa Barbara Beautiful (SBB) celebrates its Golden Anniversary and recognizes award-winning Individuals and Project Teams who contribute to Santa Barbara’s vibrant community, on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

“This year’s Annual Awards Ceremony celebrates 50 years of recognizing those who go the extra mile to keep Santa Barbara Beautiful!,” shared Jo Ann Mermis and Ricardo Castellanos, Gala Awards Co-Chairs.

THE FESTIVITIES: Celebrating 50 years of Beautification! - will get underway with a Garden Reception from 4:30 to 5:30pm in Anne’s Garden..
Guests will enjoy Lieff Wines and Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Company beer, paired with savory hors d’oeuvres by Spices N Rice catering.
Live jazz ensemble Bob Ledner Trio will fill the air
Red Carpet Video interviews with local celebrity, Erin Graffy, will give winners the mic.
Inside Hahn Hall, John Palminteri will serve as MC for the awards ceremony.


President’s Award
Sonos, Inc.

Griswold Award For Philanthropy
Jean Kellogg Schuyler

Playa De Santa Barbara Award For Environmental Stewardship
Gaviota Coast Conservancy

City of Santa Barbara Arts Advisory Committee’s
Business In Art Award
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Native Choice Award:
Virginia L.T. Gardner

Architectural Feature
El Jardin
819 Garden Street
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Commercial Property
Plaza Montecito
1255 Coast Village Road

Commercial Sign
The Santa Barbara Company
214 East Victoria Street

Historic Revitalization
The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street

Hugh Petersen Award For Art In Public Places
Anacapa Project Gates
Anacapa @ East Yanonali Street

Multi-Family Residence
331 North Calle Cesar Chavez

Public Open Space
Bath Street Pocket Park
633 Bath Street

Single Family Estate
2112 Santa Barbara Street

Single Family Home
322 East Canon Perdido Street

Property awards are judged by a select group of community professionals. 2015 Awards Property Judges include: Ellen Bildsten, Phoebe Brunner, Nancy Clare Caponi, Yvonne Chin, Nina Dunbar, Cass Ensberg, Karen Feeney, Val Froscher, Errol Jahnke, Ann Kale, Richard Kelty, Eric Lassen, Courtney Miller, Leon Olson, Charlene Pidgeon, Marcella Simmons, Tom Simmons, Deborah Waldron, and Denise Woolery

SBB Special Award Winners are selected by the SBB Awards Committee.

“Santa Barbara Beautiful has been creating a legacy of community beautification since 1965 and as we celebrate our golden anniversary we can look back and be proud of how far we have come and look forward to continuing our tradition of beautification and community collaboration for years to come,” shared Jeanette Casillas, SBB President.

Awards General Admission: is $50 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary.
RSVP online at
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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2015 Sponsors: Platinum Sponsor: RoadShow Media. Gold Sponsors: Lieff Winery, La Arcada Investment Corporation, CASA Magazine, NS Ceramic, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Silver Sponsor: Jacoby Family Fund. Supporting Sponsor: Schipper Construction. Event Sponsors: Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Gazebo Flowers, Municipal Winemakers, BlueStar Valet, and Midland School.

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Questions: Jacqueline Dyson, SBB Vice President for Public Relations
E: P: (805) 965-8867

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