Artists Talk Saturday February 17, noon – 2 pm

SCRAP- Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program- 6 visual artists and 3 poetry artists will talk about their work and their experience at the "dump!"  Come hear their stories, learn about their techiques and ask questions.

Gallery hours noon - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday


SCRAP-Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program, February 2- 26

Opening Reception First Friday February 2, 5-9 pm with artists and spoken word.

Exhibit runs February 2 - 26.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 pm

2018 Artists:

Ann Altstatt, Vicki Assegued, Lucas Elmer and Chris Cravey, Cheryl Moreno, Lynne Todaro

Three poetry artists:  Melody Overstreet, Dina El Dessouky, Lisa Ortiz.

Artists' Talk Saturday February 17, 12 - 2 pm

The Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (SCRAP) offers selected artists access to the waste stream at the City’s Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane with the mission of highlighting our growing landfill problem and culture of waste. The City has a goal of 75% waste diversion goal by 2020 and SCRAP is just one way the City is encouraging people to think differently about their own trash.

Our SCRAP artists spend 4 months gleaning metal, wood, paper, and just about everything imaginable to make art. The finished art is then displayed in a month-long gallery exhibit.

This exhibit is participating in the Spoken/Unspoken county-wide art collaboration.

The Spoken/Unspoken countywide collaborative venture was organized by Cabrillo Gallery and fueled by the generosity of a donor-advised grant from the Roy and Frances Rydell Visual Arts Fund at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, which allowed this project to come into being.



BEACH INDUSTRY: 17 Santa Cruz Artists- January 5 -30,2018

Artists who live, work and play near and in the ocean are inevitably touched by both the scale and the details of sea life.  The curatorial criteria for this exhibition was not limited to ocean-based imagery.  Rather the invitation solely encouraged each artist to choose his/her current and favorite work.

Artists:  Stan Welsh, Margitta Dietrick Welsh, Patrick Trefz, Tessa Hope Hasty, Dave Gardner, David Kimball Anderson (with Kyle Johnson), Kyle Johnson, Tim Ward, Lucas Elmer, Don Fritz, Ethan Estess, Bo Kvenild, Terry Kvenild, Vince Broglio, Maia Negre, R.R. Jones, Mark Yanowsky and Connor O'Neill.

Curated by Stan Welsh, David Kimball Anderson, Bo Kvenild and Vince Broglio.

Donations accepted to benefit O'Neill Sea Odyssey and 10% of all sales during the month will be donated to OSO.

Photo Credit: Stan Welsh



img599 Rydell Exhibit at R.Blitzer Gallery

Rydell Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition-Opening Reception First Friday December 1, 5-9 pm

Three Santa Cruz County artists were awarded the Rydell Fellowship which is made possible through a donor-advised fund established by Roy and Frances Rydell at the Community Foundation, to support the arts in Santa Cruz County in perpetuity.


Helen and Newton Harrison are pioneers of the eco-art movement. For over forty-five years they’ve worked with biologists, architects, urban planners and other artists to explore ideas that use the arts as a vehicle for environmental change. They've presented their work in two Venice Biennales, two Sao Paolo Biennales, the Museums of Modern Art in Chicago, San Francisco, Bonn (Germany), Ljublijana (Slovenia) and the Museum of the Revolution in Zagreb (Croatia).

Irene Lusztig is an associate professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. Born in England to Romanian parents, she grew up in Boston and lived in Europe, China and Russia. Her film and video work mines old images and technologies for new meanings and has been screened around the world and on television in the US, Europe, and Taiwan. Filmmaker Magazine listed her among “25 New Faces of Indie Film” in 2003. She holds a MFA from Bard College.

Kathleen Crocetti brings people together to talk and make art around a place or common interest, as a way to strengthen and build community. She uses a range of material including fabric, clay, steel, glass, paper and recycled items. Her work has been shown at the Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, and the Wood Gallery (Vermont). Her public engagement works can be seen throughout Santa Cruz County. She holds a M.A from Norwich University.

Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 pm.

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Kalie Granier West Coast Debut-Opening Reception First Friday November 3, 5-9pm

November 3- 17, 2017

After moving from Paris to Santa Cruz one year ago, Kalie Granier will present her works on the west coast for the first time.  The impetus of "Women's Swim," an underwater variation of the worldwide Women's March, is to question the Feminine in-and-of itself.  Kalie's work offers visual fields where realities can overlap.  Her paintings invite both close inspection and a view from a distance.  The variability of perception is emphasized by her pieces rotating nature, as one layer appears, another disappears, blurring in and out in a fluid orbit.

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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