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

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Dale Johnson

Dale studied piano and composition in college, and was trained in Chinese language and literature in graduate school, but in retirement was attracted to drawing and watercolor.  Everything he knows about watercolor he learned from the SCWS critique group.

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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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Debut Presentation of Baroque Guitar, Charles Sutton and Danielle Peters

This Guitar is the result of a collaboration between Charles Sutton, Luthier and Danielle Peters, Artist, who met at the gallery during the first Santa Cruz City sponsored SCRAP show.  Charles was absolutely knocked out by Danielle's artwork some of which lends itself perfectly to the baroque guitar rosettas.  The result of this collaboration is beyond stunning.  Please join us to see and hear the guitar and talk to the artists.

BeachBreak,2006,oil on canvas,32x39in

Catamaran Literary Reader Fourth Annual Exhibit- May 5-27, Closing Artists’ Talk Saturday May 27 3-5 pm

Gallery Talk 3-5 pm Saturday May 27 with participating artists:

Milo Reice, Allison Carrillo, Frank Galuszka, Christina Waters,Stuart Presely, Chip Scheuer.  Free event.

Catamaran Literary Reader brings the best of literary and visual art to your home four times a year, but you can only see the original artwork once--at the annual Art Gala and sale.  The art show will feature works from artists featured in the last four quarterly issues of the magazine, among them David Campbell, Steven Carelli, Frank Galuszka, Christine Hanlon, KK Kozil, David Ligare, David Molesky, Tina Newberry, Stuart Presley, Milo Reice, Chip Scheuer, Christina Waters and Chris Winfield and Eduardo Carillo.

 

Image credit:  Beach Break, Oil on Canvas, David Molesky

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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Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson

Dale studied piano and composition in college, and was trained in Chinese language and literature in graduate school, but in retirement was attracted to drawing and watercolor.  Everything he knows about watercolor he learned from the SCWS critique group.

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