The new Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Healing Arts Program celebrates “The Vibrancy of the Central Coast,” visible in an unprecedented collection of works by local artists. The art themes vary by floor: the first floor features Santa Barbara architecture; the
second floor highlights water, ocean, beaches and seascapes; and the third floor shows flora, gardens and landscapes. Through a Call for Art process, more than 400 Central
Coast artists submitted samples of their work and concepts for consideration, and 123 were selected to provide art for the new Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ultimately, more than 1,200 pieces will be acquired for the system-wide program, which includes the Goleta Valley and Santa Ynez Valley campuses.
The wide variety of media selected includes sculpture, two- and three-dimensional original commissioned artworks, mixed-media art, glass, mosaics, fabric, and photography.
The Landmark Collection highlights 45 pieces that were especially commissioned as focal points in the new Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. These distinguishing pieces are located in the lobby, the gardens, on terraces, in elevator landings, waiting rooms and corridor niches. The balance of the pieces form an integral and vital part of the décor in corridors, patient rooms, and conference and consultation areas.