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

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A Figurative Affair 2015- Reception First Friday May 1, 5 -9 pm

Curated by Susan Hancey and Sefla Joseph.  Sixteen accomplished and well known local painters and three sculptors explore the figurative theme.  First Friday May 1 reception includes live music by the Sister Brothers from 5:30 - 6:30 pm and pianist Howie Kimel from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Exhibit runs April 3 - May 14, 2015

Painters:

Barbara Bartels, Linda Christensen, Lois Cole, Barbara Downs, Myra Eastman, Jane Gregorius, Dee Hooker, Carol Jeneid, Sefla Joseph, Linda Levy, Majio, Suzanne McCourt, Michael Mote, Emerson Murray, Rose Sellery, Robyn Smith

Sculptors:

Susana Arias, Ingrid Marianne, Peggy Snyder

Figurative Affair Website:

http://afigurativeaffair.com/

 

 

SeflaJoseph

Sefla Joseph

Statement

I paint to find ways to live this complicated, fragile, and ordinary life with compassion and grace.

My figures are searchers, looking for ways to be at ease in their own skin. Painting from an intuitive place will often take me into the unexpected, where shapes, colors, marks, and lines take on a life of their own, revealing mysteries to ponder and reflect on. If my works reach out, touching a viewer, inviting them in to share this journey, I feel my paintings have taken root, and the connection between myself and the viewer becomes a tender place.

 

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Ray Ginghofer

BA, MA, MFA: San Francisco Art Institute, University of California Santa Cruz, San Jose State University.

One-Man and Group Shows in San Francisco, London, San Jose and Santa Cruz

Book of Drawings published in London, Panther Books.

Twenty-five years of Pen & Ink Portrait Drawings at Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola.

Studied under RIchard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Nathan Olivera and Donald We

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Masters Series III- Ray Ginghofer and Fred Hunnicutt. March 6 – 28, 2015. Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday,11 am – 5 pm

March 6 - 28, 2015

Two long time Santa Cruz artists:

Ray Ginghofer, Painter

Fred Hunnicutt, Sculptor

 

Raymon Ginghofer
Studied art at San Jose State, U C Santa Cruz and San Francisco Art Institute.  Has exhibited in San Francisco, London, San Jose and Santa Cruz.  Did pen and ink portrait drawings at the Shadowbroook Restaurant for 25 years.  Studied under Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff,  Nathan Olivera and Donald We.

 

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Fred Hunnicutt

Studied sculpture at University of Texas and San Francisco Art Institute.  Taught at university for 28 years, Professor Emeritus, U C Santa Cruz (25 years). Visiting artist in universities and art colleges in England and U.S.  35 custom furniture commissions in the last 15 years.

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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Sefla Joseph

Sefla Joseph

Statement I paint to find ways to live this complicated, fragile, and ordinary life with compassion and grace. My figures are searchers, looking for ways to be at ease in their own skin. Painting from an intuitive place will often take me into the unexpected, where ...

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