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

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The Fool’s Journey-An Exhibition of Paintings-Special Event-Gallery Talk: Sunday July 24th 2 pm. Pamela Eakins, Ph.D. “The Fool’s Journey”

Following in the tradition of the Tarot, with its 22 illustrations of life passages, gifts, and challenges, 18 women artists paint their experience of life's journey.  Based on a painting course developed and taught by Susan Heinz.  Curated by Betsy Anderson and Susan Heinz.

Artists:  Laurel Andres, Sharon Bosley, Maureen Davidson, Bonnie Friedmann, Ruth Garland, Susan Heinz, Aisha Hudson, Lynne McGolrick, Eileen Nazzaro, Christine Price, Kathy Pouls, Nora Sarkissian, Barbara Schatan, Karen Schembs, Peggy Snider, Berdell Spellman, Janet Trenchard, Karen Zelin

Opening Reception First Friday July 1, 5-9 pm.  Live Jazz by Stolen Moments

Exhibit Dates:  July 1 - July 30, 2016

Gallery hours -Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 5 pm

SPECIAL EVENT:  Gallery Talk, Sunday July 24th, 2 pm-Scholar and author, Pamela Eakins, Ph.D., speaks on "The Fool's Journey"


Collection Cast

THE COLLECTION-a play by Al Schnupp about Peggy Guggenheim-July 29, 7:30pm

THE COLLECTION is a new, full-length play about Peggy Guggenheim, famous collector of modern art.  The play presents thirty-four brief, critical episodes in the life of Peggy Guggenheim, a fascinating and colorful character.  She was married several times, became friends with a vast assortment of American and European writers and painters, subsidized Emma Goldman so the activist could write her memoirs, had an affair with Samuel Beckett, smuggled her art to America in the midst of World War II, introduced Jackson Pollock to the American art scene, establlshed galleries in London and New York City and had a tumultuous relationship with her children.  Each episode is paired with a work of art from her collection.  The artworks are transformational, interactive, and complement the story.  THE COLLECTION is performed by four actors.  Tickets are $15.00 for general and $10.00 for students.

June 2016 at R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz CA: You are invited to explore Abstract Aspects of the Universe as visually interpreted by painting, sculpture and photography. Curated by Robert Blitzer and Ralph Joachim.

Abstract Aspects of the Universe- June 3 – June 29,2016

You are invited to explore aspects of the universe as visually interpreted by painting, sculpture, and photography. Curated by Robert Blitzer and Ralph Joachim.  June 3 - June 29, 2016

Exhibiting artists:  Sarah Bianco (painting), Robert Blitzer (painting), C.C. "Tazio" Childress (painting), Laurie Hatch (photography), Ralph Joachim (painting), Marilyn Kuksht (sculpture), Andy Ruble (sculpture), Susan Winston (painting).

Gallery hours:  Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 pm

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Santa Cruz Woodworkers Open Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30 (last day)Noon- 5 pm

The Santa Cruz Woodworkers once again present the cutting edge of
one-of-a-kind designs in wood made by nationally known Santa Cruz craftsmen!

Om Anand, Ron Cook, Ron Day, Roger Heitzman, Joshua Salesin, Michael Singer,
Patrick Stafford, Gary Stevens, and Matthew Werner will be exhibiting new
furniture, sculptures, musical instruments, and artwork May 6 through May

Wood block prints by guest artists Andrea Rich and Aaron Johnson will also be

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In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty-Opening Reception Friday April 8, 5-7 pm

Exhibition Dates April 8 - April 30, 2016

The first large-scale faculty show in over ten years features 23 UCSC Art Department faculty at both the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery on campus and the R. Blitzer Gallery.  The artwork will range from computer technologies, such as video mapping, transmedia storytelling, and photo-digital intaglio printmaking with laser-cutting processes, to classical painting, drawing, and sculpture.
Participating Artists:

Elliott Anderson, Brandin Barón, Tra Bouscaren, Noah Buchanan, E.G. Chrichton, Frank Galuszka, Melissa Gwynn, Jeff Hemming, Dee Hibbert-Jones, Enrique Leal, Jimmin Lee, Norman Locks, Peter Loftus, Kyle Lane-McKinley, Wes Modes, Sean Monaghan, A. Laurie Palmer, Kathleen C. Perry, Ian Pines, Susana Ruiz, Beth Stephens, Lewis Watts.



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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