Ann Sanders’ “Casa’s Hidden Treasure,” pastel, 2021. (Ann Sanders)

Casa del Herrero will host its second annual Feria from Afar online art event May 3-12. The online art sale will provide funds to both Casa del Herrero and artists in the Santa Barbara community.

From paintings to assemblage to fine art photography, this year’s Feria from Afar will feature a collection of artwork from more than 25 of Santa Barbara’s finest artists, 11 them offering commissioned custom works of art.

Participating artists include Whitney Abbott, Ann Shelton Beth, Liz Brady, Lynn Cunningham Brown, Patricia Houghton Clarke, Steve Curry, Nancy Davidson, William Dewey, Priscilla Fossek, Rick Garcia, Derek Harrison, Wyllis Heaton, Mary Heebner, Bill Howard, Lenore Tolegian Hughes, Ray Hunter, Michael Long, Laurie MacMillan, Ira Meyer, Katherine Murray-Morse, Ken Pfeiffer, Ann Sanders, Richard Schloss, Frank Serrano, Garrett Speirs, Ginny Speirs, Robert Stivers and Ralph Waterhouse.

“Our Feria from Afar event affords us the opportunity to celebrate the local creative community, in addition to supporting the preservation of historic Casa del Herrrero,” said Jessica Tade, Casa del Herrero executive director.

“The pandemic has required thoughtful reimagining of our well-loved Feria Andalusia summer event, and I am grateful we remain able to support the continued vibrancy of the arts in Santa Barbara,” she said.

Artwork will be available for purchase Monday, May 3 to Wednesday, May 12. In the tradition of this annual event, all art sale proceeds will be split with 50 percent supporting Casa del Herrero and 50 percent supporting the participating artists.

For more about Feria from Afar and access to the art sale, visit

A visit to Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) takes visitors back to Montecito in the 1920s and ’30s, the heyday of the original owner George Fox Steedman.

Designed by George Washington Smith, the casa is among the finest examples of Spanish Revival architecture in America. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places and maintains National Historic Landmark status, in part due to its eclectic mix of Country Place Era and Moorish-inspired gardens created by Ralph Stevens, Lockwood de Forest and Francis T. Underhill.

Today, the 11-acre estate functions as a nonprofit organization with the goal of preserving the house and grounds, as well as the Steedman family’s collection of 15th- and 16th-century fine and decorative art objects from the Golden Age of Spain.

Casa del Herrero is preserved and stewarded for the benefit of the community, and can be visited by booking a tour at