The Guitar Works Santa Cruz Presents Attack of the Killer Guitars

Rick McKee (luthier), Eric Hoffman (painter), Craig Mitchell (sculptor)

An art exhibit of electric guitars painted, set up and decorated by internationally recognized artist Eric Hoffman and master luthier Rick McKee with custom sculpted stands by Craig Mitchell.  Fine art you can shred on, these guitars are set up to "feel like they play themselves", and painted for an aesthetic taken to the heights of abstract art.  This exhibit will appeal to guitar players and art aficionados alike. 

Opening First Friday March 1, 5-8 pm.  and continues through March and April.  Our First Friday celebrations will include local musical icons performing on the one of a kind hand painted electric guitars.










Through Our Eyes

Opening Reception Friday January 26th 5-8 pm.  First Friday February 2nd 5-8 pm.

Pixel Printers of Santa Cruz is a collective of Santa Cruz - based photographers who meet regularly to share and critique their printed images and encourage each other's personal growth as artists.  Paricipating artists are Kevin Osborn, Larry Herzberg, Robert Mahrer, Annelies de Kater, Michael Singer, Kathy Edwards, Mark Overgaard, Keith Munger.  Exhibit runs January 26th - February 24.  

Gallery Hours:  Thursday - Saturday 1 -4 pm or by appointment. (831) 458-1217 or (831) 234-6813.  

Painting of July

“Luz” Juan Manuel


Gallery is closed for the holidays and will reopen Thursday January 4,1-4pm   Join us for First Friday January 5, 5-8 pm

Abstract Oil Paintings by Juan Manuel 

Show runs November and December and until mid January. Juan Manuel was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California where his father, Leo Gonzalez, managed fruit orchards and row crops.  His mother, Luz Vega de Gonzalez, developed her creative pride in as a craftsperson, while maintaining a strong sense of home and pride in their Mexican heritage.  Juan Manuel cites nature as his major inspiration.  " By walking out to nature, I find that I've been looking at art my whole life."  In 2016 Juan Manuel's art captured the attention of Peter Selz, prolific curator including at SF MOMA, art historian and instrumental figure in the scholarship of modern art.  Selz was taken by the arresting richness of color, composition and movement he found in Juan Manuel's work.  He inspired the image here, "A Painting of July" on display at the gallery.

Also showing Isobel George, watercolor and oil and other local artists.

Special Event: Saturday November 4, 7 pm - Rachel Maryam Smith with bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Steve Robertson will perform.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Door ticket: $30 performance at 8 pm.

Harry Stooshinoff

10th Annual Catamaran Magazine Artists Exhibit

Opening Reception First Friday, October 6, 5-8 pm.

Original works from local, national and international artists whose works have been published in the last four issues of Catamaran Magazine, the quarterly art and literature magazine published in Santa Cruz.  Artists are Jack Chapman, Frank Galuszka, Elizabeth Geiger, Christine Hanlon, Nona Hershey, Paul Hotvedt, Ralph Joachim, Anne Austin Pearce, Harry Stooshinoff, Jim MacKenzie.

Exhibit runs October 6 -October 28.  Closing Reception and artists' talk Saturday October 28, 1-4 pm.

Gallery Hours:  Thursday - Saturday 1-4 pm and by appointment. 

Image Credit:  "November Shadows", acrylic, collage, on gessoed thin birch panel, 8.25 x 10 inches,  Harry Stooshinoff.  

Ongoing on display in the gallery:  Isobel George, Juan Manuel, Gary Hughes, Dana Weigand, Robert Blitzer, Eleanor MacGregor, Frank Hyder, Vince Broglio, Robert Hyatt, Susan Brown, Matt Berger, Matthew Werner, Randy Parker.


A Heady Sensation

Isobel George

Watercolor and Oil paintings in vibrant colors and elegant themes.  Image: A Heady Sensation, Watercolor

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer paintings and sculpture

Robert Blitzer paintings and sculpture

Unity I -recently completed commission. Wings of Recognition-recently completed direct weld bronze and steel sculpture inspired by Gustav Vigeland and his sculpture park in Oslo, Norway.  It features bronze figures working together and holding each other up. It is ...

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Isobel George

Isobel George

Watercolor and Oil paintings in vibrant colors and elegant themes.  Image: A Heady Sensation, Watercolor