'Cachuma Morning,' a painting by John Iworks, depicts scene of blue and green mountains behind a peaceful azure-colored lake.
Artist John Iworks' painting 'Cachuma Morning.' Credit: John Iworks
Artist Chris Chapman, wearing a white sun hat and long-sleeve shirt, paints outdoors in a field of purple flowers.
Artwork shows Chris Chapman painting en plein air in a field of purple phacelia. Credit: John Iworks

The beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley and the Central Coast will be spotlighted in an art show and sale by artists Chris Chapman and John Iwerks that will benefit St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church.

The exhibit will be Feb. 17-19 in St. Mark’s Stacy Hall, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos.

Exhibit hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sunday.

A spacious public house of worship, St. Mark’s also serves as the valley’s community center for programs, preschool music, and arts, and the SYV Community Kitchen. Local nonprofit groups meeting there at no cost.

St. Mark’s doors are open all day, every day, with an outdoor courtyard, labyrinth, and public restrooms. All are welcome for rest, prayer and meditation.

The married team of Chapman and Iworks have been painting and teaching for some 30 years. They are part of the St. Mark’s community, and are long-time members of the Oak Group, where they have helped raise funds through art sales to protect open spaces throughout Santa Barbara County, Santa Cruz Island, Marin, and the Eastern Sierra since 1986.

Learn more about the artists and view samples of their works at https://www.chapmaniwerks.com. For more on St. Mark’s, visit smitv.org.