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

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Hall of Fashion-Runway Show Produced by Pivot: The Art of Fashion

Saturday April 8, 2017 6-9 pm

Doors open at 6:00 pm, Hall of Fashion-A Runway Show begins at 7:30 pm

Showcasing the work of cutting edge fashion designers' hand made garments and artist's concept driven, wearable art pieces in live runway events in the long halls outside the gallery.

Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2888228

$20 in advance, $25 at the door


Ib Bayo, Ellen Brook, Kathleen Crocetti, Tulio Flores, Lisa Ford, Lynn Guenther, Kay Holz, Tobin W. Keller, Brenda Leach and Maha Talano, Mariclare McKnight, Matthew Moicillo, The Great Morgani, Marilou Moscheti, Marise Oliveira, Ricochet Wearable Art, Rachel Riot, Ruby Roxanne Head Couture, Rose Sellery, Adam Wormhoudt

Local Art on the Walls:

Barbara Bailey Porter, Robert J. Blitzer, Tazio Chlidress, David Fleming, Michelle-Giulvezan-Tanner, Stephanie Heit, Robert Hyatt, Catherine Segurson

Sponsors include The Cosmos Factory, Indigo Lighting, Faces, Arts Council of Santa Cruz County


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From Beat to Beyond-First Friday Reception March 3, 5-9 pm

Curated by April Reed.

Madge Bennett, Gerd Stern, Raymon Ginghofer, and George Abend were peers and rising stars on San Francisco’s North
Beach arts scene in the early Fifties. Then their lives took very different directions. Gerd, who began as a poet, became a
successful artist whose works grace museums; Ray lived abroadand exhibited his Pop Art internationally; George moved to New York and rose to fame for his Abstract Expressionism; Madge led a life of Zen frugality and passed leaving most of her extraordinary works undiscovered. But throughout the decades, across continents and oceans, and with many changes of style,the four maintained an abiding connection—even unto the beyond. That connection is now made plain by an exhibit of their works. We hope you’ll join us for this unique retrospective.


Gerd Stern will read his poetry and present an impromptu art history lecture, including tales of Ginsberg, Kesey, et al. Limited Seating.
Exhibit runs through March 25

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A Figurative Affair- Opening First Friday February 3, February 3-27

Curated by Susan Hancey and Sefla Joseph, this popular exhibit features the finest of Santa Cruz's figurative artists:

Painters Barbara Bartels, Linda Christensen, Aethia Danforth, Maureen Davidson, Barbara Downs, Kit Eastman, Michele Giulvezan-Tanner, Stephanie Heit, Dee Hooker, Christianna Hunnicutt, Sefla Joseph, Barbara Laurence, Emerson Murray, Charles Prentiss, Rose Sellery, Steve Tripp. Sculpture by Susana Arias, Ingrid Marianne, Geoffrey Nelson, Peggy Snider


The HeART of Barney-A tribute to Shawn Barney Barron

January 6 - 28,2017

Opening Reception First Friday January 6, 5-9 pm

A heartfelt tribute to the one and only SHAWN "BARNEY" BARRON! A celebration of his life's work.

live music by Ribsys Nickel, food provided by Pono Hawaiian Grill, and bartendress extrordinare PATTY!

$10 entrance fee at the door. Prints of Shawn's paintings will be available for sale, along with other goodies.

Orchestrated with love by Amelia Coulter, Sandbar Brenna, FleaHab, Nate Weinstein, Patrick Trefz


Santa Cruz Recycled Art Project (SCRAP)-Opening Reception First Friday December 2, 5-9 pm

Seven selected artists were offered access to the waste stream at the City of Santa Cruz's Resource Recovery Facility plus free access to the tools and equipment at Idea FabLabs Santa Cruz in order to make art from refuse.  The artists are Tra Bouscaren, Tauna Coulson, Leslie Morgan, Danielle Peters, Dustin Raphael, Lauren Ringelman, and Jane Silverglate.  SCRAP is sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Arts Commission and co-sponsored by Idea Fab Labs, New Leaf Community Markets and the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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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