Educational Facilities


Artwork Notes:

These are the places where we return when we get a bit too old after a long week of work and need to learn to be young again. They are also the places where the young grow and learn, and gain wisdom beyond their years. Up and down the coast are these friendly pockets of earth, some of the finest educational facilities in existence.

University ratings are irrelevant, although SPF ratings should be considered carefully.

Degrees are measured in Fahrenheit, or possibly Celsius for the international exchange students.

Graduation isn’t just for the end of the year, it happens all the time. From jumping over waves in the shallows, to jumping in to them from a bit further out. From belly boarding to stand-up riding. From riding whitewater to sliding down the open face. Diplomas are framed in ear-to-ear smiles and displayed proudly in the dining hall where peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are served and seagull janitors mop up whatever is left behind… or just unattended.

-Entry on August 28, 2016

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Educational Facilities"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/28/2016
Region: The California Coast > Santa Barbara > Southern California
Road Trip: Santa Barbara/Ventura 2016

Artwork Logistics:


Biological Hazards: Aggressive Seagulls/Birds
Anthropological Hazards: Surfers Are The Worst, Crowds with Lots of Questions


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