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

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Open Studios Art Tour Preview Exhibit-First Friday Reception October 6, 5-9 pm

Preview Exhibit featuring artists exclusive to Davenport, Bonny Doon, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, La Selva Beach and Watsonville.  Preview their work at the gallery to plan your tour to their studios.  Open all three weekends of Open Studio and Tuesday -Friday noon -5pm
 

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Mark Wainer Photographs
Lynne Hubenette Japanese Woodblock Prints
Robert Hyatt Large Abstract Painting

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R. Blitzer Gallery, 2801 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
831-458-1217   blitzart@cruzio.com

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 pm
Special Open Studio Hours include first three Sundays of October noon -5 pm

 

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Mischa Felix

Mischa designed architectural glass, stained glass and elegant entryways for Saratoga Door and The Window for over 30 years.  Upon retirement he relocated to Santa Cruz where he became involved with improv.  In 2014 he began making pastel paintings. He started Framed Pastels by Mischa, personally framing each painting.  After only 2  years of creating pastel paintings, Mischa was accepted into the 2016 Open Studios tour.  He was enormously excited about this but unfortunately he passed away 6 weeks before Open Studios.  Now his work will be included in the First Friday/2017 Satellite Open Studios at R. Blitzer Gallery.
Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 pm
Special Open Studio Hours include first three Sundays of October noon -5 pm

 

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Metal Masters- September 1-30

Opening Reception First Friday September 1, 5-9 pm

Artists who work with metals- shaping with torches, cutting, pounding and bending-to explore limitless possibilities for amazing works of art.

Artists include Pierre Riche, Jamie Abbott, Marilyn Kuksht, Wendy Ballen, Mandy Spitzer, Roy Holmberg, Robert Blitzer, Kirk McNeill, Doyle Foreman, Roy Johnson, Joe Cosentino, Mark Leadenham, Fred Hunnicutt and artists from the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.

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Santa Cruz Watercolor Society-August 4-26-First Friday August 4 5-9 pm

Opening Reception First Friday August 4, 5-9 pm

A cooperative group consisting of plein air and studio watercolorists who are centered in Santa Cruz, California.

Artists:  Linda Lord, Ari Avalos, Nancy Howe, Lenore Doler,  Jere Ann Hall, Aimee Bagur Nelson, Shirley Motmans, Carol L. Riddle, Heidi Michelle Woodmansee, Dale Johnson, Paul Lachance, Lee Taiz, Anne LeBlond Harding

 

 

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Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Exhibition and Festival until July 15

This six week festival- June 2 - July 15- is a series of events that feature twenty of the world's most admired guitar builders who live and work here in Santa Cruz County.

The Santa Cruz Art of Guitar provides an opportunity for a group of highly skilled artisans - the stringed-instrument makers of Santa Cruz County - to be celebrated by their community and recognized for their unique contribution to the bohemian spirit that has characterized local entrepreneurialism over the past four decades. Join us in exploring a craft that, through the melding of art and artisanry, transforms strings and wood into exquisite objects designed and built to serve a single purpose: making music.

 

Concert Series at the Gallery featuring instruments made in Santa Cruz:
Doors Open at 7 pm, downbeat at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted
$15.00 at the door

Friday June 30

Bill Walker
Steve Palazzo & Rachel Goodman

Saturday July 15
Closing Concert
William Coulter and Chris Mallet

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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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Mischa Felix

Mischa Felix

Mischa designed architectural glass, stained glass and elegant entryways for Saratoga Door and The Window for over 30 years.  Upon retirement he relocated to Santa Cruz where he became involved with improv.  In 2014 he began making pastel paintings. He started Framed ...

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Metal Masters-  September 1-30

Metal Masters- September 1-30

Opening Reception First Friday September 1, 5-9 pm Artists who work with metals- shaping with torches, cutting, pounding and bending-to explore limitless possibilities for amazing works of art. ...