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

Quartet-Stefani Esta, Sam Farr, Kenneth Parker, Tracy Valleau. Special Evening with Sam Farr April 24, 5-7 pm



Stefani Esta is a contemporary visual artist who creates 3 dimensional and wall sculptures from steel, copper brass, stone and mixed media.  Her interplay with stone and metal reveal the light and energy that lie within the materials she uses.

With camera in hand, Sam Farr captures more than an image; he captures the essence and spirit of the person and place.  His photographs, displayed publicly for the first time, offer a glimpse into his larger world, and through them he shares with us a piece of himself.

Kenneth Parker is a large format landscape colorist working principally in remote pristine wilderness areas throughout the world.  He is currently completing a compelling new portfolio Big Sur/Gentle Fury with intimate compositions of the rugged granitic outcrops, tide pools and powerful wave crashes along this magnificent shore.

Tracy Valleau has been shooting fine art photography for over 55 years and is in the collection at the Crocker Museum.  He is past instructor of photography in the graduate school at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Directions to the gallery:



Art of Guitar Festival- First Friday Reception March 7, 5-9 pm- Gallery Hours Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm

The Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival -February 1 – March 15 2014.  Twenty local luthiers display high end guitars and several musical and lutherie-related events are planned throughout the festival.

A photographic exhibit of the luthiers in their studios by Jim MacKenzie and Renee Flower is also included


  • Friday, March 7, 5:00 pm- First Friday Reception
  • Thursday, March 13, 8:00 pm – Guitar Poet Brian Gore PLUS Flamenco guitarist Adam Markowitz In CONCERT at R. Blitzer Gallery - Highlighting Carter/Poulsen Guitars and Charles Sutton Guitars
  • ONGOING AT THE GALLERY – A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT of the luthiers at work in their studios by Jim MacKenzie and Renee Flower- Sponsored by Bay Photo
  • From These Woods: The Guitar Makers of Santa Cruz County  by Jim Mackenzie and Renee Flower with a forward by Alex de Grassi.  Available for $25.00 only at the R. Blitzer Gallery






SOFT-Art Quilts by Ann Baldwin May. Paintings by Catherine Segurson.January 3-28 2014

SOFT – Art Quilts by Ann Baldwin May an award winning art quilter who often draws inspiration from Mexican and Native American cultures and paintings by Catherine Segurson founding editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.




Howard Ikemoto and Ron Milhoan-First Friday December 6 5-9 pm

The Masters Series featuring Howard Ikemoto and Ron Milhoan.

Open Studios Preview Exhibit-October 4 – 20,2013

North County Satellite Exhibit featuring work exclusive to Davenport, Bonny Doon, San Lorenzo Valley and

Scotts Valley Open Studio artists.  October 4 – October 20.  Free Public Reception First Friday October 4.

Featured Artists

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 ...

Now Showing


The Creative Collective 2011

The Creative Collective 2011

UCSC Students and Instructors present an exhibition of the years work at the Robert Blitzer Gallery.  Another great feature for the First Friday Santa Cruz Art tour.  The 2011 Creative Collective features 8 UCSC art students and 5 faculty who have inspired them. A ...