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

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Rydell Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition-First Friday December 4

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

2014 - 2015 Fellows exhibit their works:

Jody Alexander

Jim Denevan

Elizabeth Stephens

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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.

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Open Studios Artist Tour -Opening Reception First Friday October 2, 5-9 pm


Over 40 artists from the remote areas of north and south Santa Cruz County preview their work.  See artists' works from Davenport, Bonny Doon, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, La Selva Beach and Watsonville and plan your tour to their studios.

Gallery hours are October 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18 from 11 am - 5 pm.

Gallery will be closed on weekdays from October 5 - 19. Open all three Open Studio weekends 11am -5 pm





Light/ Color/ Shadow-Opening Reception First Friday September 4, 5-9 pm

Five well-known and accomplished artists from the Monterey Peninsula explore divergent imagery and medium.

Barbara Albright-Sculptor

Jennifer Anderson- Printmaker

Patrica Colman- Fine Art Painter

Evelyn Klein- Mixed Media

Noro Partido- Printmaker

Exhibit dates: September 4 - 26, 2015

Gallery hours 11 am - 5 p, Tuesday - Saturday


Howard Kaneg and Gary Hughes- First Friday Reception August 7, 5-9 pm

Music by the Lucky Trio:  Jake Wormhoudt-keyboard, Jeff Holmes-bass, Rob Blitzer- guitar

A Painting Show.  Two Santa Cruz artists show their work together.

July 3 - August 29, 2015.  This excellent exhibit has been extended!


Howard Kaneg

Studied at Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

"The forms outside become the structure of the painting but not it's essence.  Art is about exploration.  The further away from what you know, that's when you create art."

Gary Hughes

B.A History

MFA Drawing, University of Arizona

"I use every method that I believe will help me produce the image.  Paint and brushes, computer, photos, scans, projector, and engineering plotters are used.  Doing so many art jobs gave me a second set of skills and comfort with scale."


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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