Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
2014 – 2015 Fellows exhibit their works:
Jody Alexander, the fellowship recipient for 2015, is a bookmaker, librarian and teacher. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles and combines them with found objects to create sculptural works and installations. She has taught book arts at San Francisco Center for the Book, The Center for the Book in New York City and UC Santa Cruz.
Jim Denevan, fellowship recipient for 2014, is a surfer, chef and renowned land artist known for his monumental, temporary drawings on California beaches. His work has been written about in Art LTD, Wired UK, GQ Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times, among others. In March 2010, Denevan was commissioned to create a large-scale sand drawing on Lake Baikal, the world’s biggest single artwork.
Elizabeth Stephens, artist fellow for 2014, is an activist and educator whose art has explored sexuality, gender and feminism for over 25 years. Recently, her film, Goodbye Gauley Mountain, An Ecosexual Love Story, done with her collaborator Annie Sprinkle, opened the 2013 Santa Cruz Film Festival. Along with Sprinkle, Stephen performed or exhibited at the Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf, Germany, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Biennale .Venezia 53rd International Art Exhibition, in Venice, Italy. She is Professor, Performance, Intermedia and Sculpture at the UC Santa Cruz.