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

Ralph Joachim and Marilyn Kuksht-The Beauty of Abstract Form Opening Reception First Friday September 5, 5-9 pm

 

The exhibition features large geometrically themed acrylic paintings by Ralph Joachim and large scale abstract steel sculpture by Marilyn Kuksht.Ralph Joachim was an attorney for over thirty-three years until he and his wife retired to Santa Cruz.   After becoming involved with the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center he began to spend more time on his art.  His work attempts to appeal to the viewer’s imagination, sense of design and visual harmony.  Metal sculptor Marilyn Kuksht, whose “Virgin Moon” was displayed at the intersection of Front and Pacific in downtown Santa Cruz, draws in space with steel. She explains, “The individual pieces of metal are like notes of music that can be intellectually orchestrated or intuitively improvised to communicate directly with our imagination and emotions.”

New! Beautiful hand-made jewelry by Delisch

Delisch combines exquisite color combinations with organic-shape baroque freshwater pearls, vintage-style beads, and tumbled gems to create distinctive, beautiful hand-made jewelry for wearable luxury everyday.  Delisch artist Denise Peacock's inspiration comes from the interplay of texture, light, shadow and shape seen in the natural world.

Ross Jones-August 1 – 30, Tues-Sat 11am – 5 pm

 

Celebrating Santa Cruz native Ross Jones's lifetime commitment to the fine arts and his impact on the many students at Santa Cruz High School and beyond during his decades of teaching and inspiring young artists.   Ross began painting and drawing at an early age, and art courses were always of prime interest to him.  In 1950, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University.  In 1965 Ross obtained a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Ross taught drawing, design, composition, and painting at Santa Cruz High School, junior college and university level for twenty years.

Ross has worked in watercolors, acrylics, and oils. His most recent work-inspired by several late nineteenth and early twentieth century impressionists and landscape painters- focuses on the landscapes of California's Central Coast.

Ross has exhibited his work throughout California.  In August 2002 he received an honorable mention in the National Landscape competition.

 

 

 

Richard Stephens Presents the Out of Towners-June 6 – 30, 11 am -5 pm Tues-Sat

Richard Stephens presents The Out of Towners -7 artists, best known in southern California cities, display a wide variety of styles.  Wilfred Sarr has been painting portraits and landscapes for 50 years.  Robert Mackie's wire reson pictures are incredible in design and color.  John Lamar is a sculptor of functional art.  Kenny Kolda has been a wood carver for forty years and has shown in Carlsbad and Northern San Diego cities but nowhere else.  Cie Gumucio is a photographer who works in non-traditional mediums and creates unexpected combinations relating to the meaning and mystery of being human.  Deitrich Keffel draws studies in black and white with attention to fine detailing  and has published two books of his work.  Richard Stephens is a former gallery owner of Cannery Row Studios in Hermosa Beach and a painter.  Live original music by Karie Hillery from Boulder Creek.  This is a rare opportunity to see cutting edge art and meet artists from Southern California.

Directions to the Gallery:

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Gallery Hours:  11 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday

 

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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New!  Beautiful hand-made jewelry by Delisch

New! Beautiful hand-made jewelry by Delisch

Delisch combines exquisite color combinations with organic-shape baroque freshwater pearls, vintage-style beads, and tumbled gems to create distinctive, beautiful hand-made jewelry for wearable luxury everyday.  Delisch artist Denise Peacock’s inspiration comes ...