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

Masters Series III- Ray Ginghofer and Fred Hunnicutt. Opening Reception First Friday March 6, 2015, 5-9 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.

 

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.

Molly Cliff Hilts, Porter College, 1981

Molly Cliff Hilts, from Portland, Oregon,has a particularly close connection to U C Santa Cruz.   The Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery at UC Santa Cruz is named after her great grandmother.
Hilts graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1981, with a B.A. in Fine Art from Porter College. Her art is part of an emerging form that melds painting, photography and printing, using wax, lithographic ink, oil and graphite.
Hilts’ artwork can now be found in notable collections worldwide, including the private collection of Bill and Melinda Gates.
Her landscape paintings are also the basis for a presentation that debuted in the U.S. at the Getty Center for Paradoxical Undressing, a live spoken-word, music and visual installation by musician Kristin Hersh.

50/50-UCSC Alumni Exhibit- Opening First Friday February 6, 6-9pm

 

50/50: UCSC Alumni exhibition

50 Artists from 5 Decades UCSC Alumni exhibition is shared by 2 venues: Porter College Faculty Gallery and R. Blitzer Gallery

http://art.ucsc.edu/galleries/5050-ucsc-alumni-exhibition

Gala Opening on UCSC campus @ Porter Faculty Gallery Feb. 5, 5-7:30 pm Event parking at Porter College in conjunction with Tom Franco Co-Lab

Gala Opening on Westside @ R. Blitzer Gallery First Friday: Feb. 6, 6-9pm with live music

Music performances by:

6-7pm Swirly Girls

7-8pm Carl Atilano (Porter '09)

8-9pm Live DJ by Kiko Kolb with Porter Students on ukelele and banjo

Blitzer Gallery exhibition dates: February 6 – February 28, 2015

50/50=50 Artists from 50 years. UCSC's 50th Anniversary Alumni exhibition features works in all media by visiting and local alumni artists from Santa Cruz to New York City at the Faculty Gallery at UCSC’s Porter College and at the R. Blitzer Gallery. We thank all the artists and our additional sponsors from the Alumni Association, University Relations and private donors for their support.

WPENS Art & Wine with Friends Fundraiser-Saturday January 24, 6 – 8:30 pm

Many of Santa Cruz's finest artists have donated works to this great cause.  Support the Westside Parent Education Nursery School.

Preview art at: www.biddingforgood.com/WPENS/2015

 

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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Fred Hunnicutt

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 ...