Located on the West Side of Santa Cruz showing the work of local and regional artists.

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ABSTRACT SANTA CRUZ – Opening Reception First Friday February 5, 5 – 9 pm

A show of nineteen premiere artists working in the Santa Cruz area, curated by Cher Roberts and Ed Smiley.  Music will be provided by The Great Morgani who promises to be in his best abstract form.  Exhibit runs February 5 - 27, 2016.

Gallery hours are noon - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday.

Phone: 831-458-1217
Fax: 831-458-0141
Email: blitzart@cruzio.com
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January 2016 Events-New Hours: Noon – 5 pm Tuesday – Saturday. Closed First Friday January 1, 2016 for the New Year’s Day holiday

Saturday, January 9, 2 - 4 pm
Jody Alexander will be at the gallery and will give an informal talk about her Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship exhibit, KEEP: Modern Library, beginning at 2:30. Her artist's book, KEEP, that accompanies the exhibit will be available for purchase at that time.

Saturday, January 23, 2-4:30 pm

SISTER BROTHERS IN CONCERT
The Santa Cruz-based Sister Brothers, a vocal trio performing American roots music, will perform an unamplified concert consisting of two half-hour sets, with a 15-minute break between sets.

The performance will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.; since seating will be limited, we recommend arriving early. Following the concert, we recommend that you take time to enjoy the current exhibit (2014-15 Rydell Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition), partake in refreshments, and socialize. One of the 2014-15 Rydell Fellows, Jody Alexander, will be attending the concert and will remain in the gallery afterwards to answer any questions you may have about her work.

ADMISSION: While no admission fee will be charged at the door, we are asking audience members to make a small donation to help defray concert expenses (space and chair rental, etc.).
ABOUT THE SISTER BROTHERS
The Sister Brothers are Dan Landry, Jim MacKenzie, and Heidi Rentería. We sing songs with roots in the Appalachian, bluegrass, and old-school country music traditions, in close, three-part vocal harmonies. Usually accompanied by a single acoustic guitar or sung a cappella, our music is performed the old-fashioned way - without amplification.We sing songs by folks like the Carter Family, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, the Stanley Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, and the Louvin Brothers, plus traditional songs whose composers are unknown.Although each of us has extensive and varied singing experience, we've been singing together as a trio only for the past three and a half years, building our repertoire and developing our own unique arrangements.

The Rydell Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition continues through the month of January.  If you have not seen the work of these three Fellows, we hope you will make a point of coming in to see it.

Jody Alexander, the fellowship recipient for 2015, is a bookmaker, librarian and teacher. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles and combines them with found objects to create sculptural works and installations.

Jim Denevan, fellowship recipient for 2014, is a surfer, chef and internationally renowned land artist known for his monumental, temporary drawings on California beaches.

Elizabeth Stephens, artist fellow for 2014, is an activist and educator whose art has explored sexuality, gender and feminism for over 25 years. Recently, her film, Goodbye Gauley Mountain, An Ecosexual Love Story, done with her collaborator Annie Sprinkle, opened the 2013 Santa Cruz Film Festival.

 

 

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Rydell Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition-December 4, 2015- January 29, 2016

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

2014 - 2015 Fellows exhibit their works:

Jody Alexander, the fellowship recipient for 2015, is a bookmaker, librarian and teacher. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles and combines them with found objects to create sculptural works and installations. She has taught book arts at San Francisco Center for the Book, The Center for the Book in New York City and UC Santa Cruz.

Jim Denevan, fellowship recipient for 2014, is a surfer, chef and renowned land artist known for his monumental, temporary drawings on California beaches. His work has been written about in Art LTD, Wired UK, GQ Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times, among others. In March 2010, Denevan was commissioned to create a large-scale sand drawing on Lake Baikal, the world’s biggest single artwork.

Elizabeth Stephens, artist fellow for 2014, is an activist and educator whose art has explored sexuality, gender and feminism for over 25 years. Recently, her film, Goodbye Gauley Mountain, An Ecosexual Love Story, done with her collaborator Annie Sprinkle, opened the 2013 Santa Cruz Film Festival. Along with Sprinkle, Stephen performed or exhibited at the Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf, Germany, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Biennale .Venezia 53rd International Art Exhibition, in Venice, Italy. She is Professor, Performance, Intermedia and Sculpture at the UC Santa Cruz.

 

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Santa Cruz Water Color Society-November 6 – 28,2015

Twenty three local artists who are members of the Santa Cruz Water Color Society  exhibit their fine art including plein air paintings.  The Santa Cruz Water Color Society was formed in the early 1970's.  Members include many well -known artists and teachers.  The Society continues to meet regularly to paint and critique.

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert’s metal work is direct welded brass, copper, steel and found metals.  Most of the works feature natural stones, crystals and semi-precious stones, reflecting the artist’s love of natural and refractive materials  Figurative forms are mostly dramatic in ...

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