Santa Cruz beaches have been awash with driftwood following recent storms and large swells. With all the wood that’s been drifting to shore, there have also been plenty of creations taking shape into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. These Santa Cruz locals take driftwood from the sand to the studio to transform them into sculptures, structures, […]
This week marks the opening of Small Works, Radius Gallery’s new exhibition and the last one on the venue’s schedule for the remainder of 2016. Small Works is an invitational gift show that Radius hosts annually, with a rotating group of new artists invited to display and sell work each year. The 2016 show will be featuring handmade […]
In 1916, a group of pacifist and anti-hierarchical Europeans gathered in Zurich, and as a reaction to World War I, generated Dada – an artistic and literary movement that questioned society and challenged the concept of art. To celebrate the centennial of Dadaism, three local galleries have brought together whimsical works from a collection of modern […]
If you’re familiar with just a few local artists, abstract painter Ed Smiley is probably one of them. The artist walked us through his technical process of making these exquisitely wild paintings: “My art practice incorporates acrylic transfer of digital printing and xerography into a acrylic painting, as well as inclusion of drawing media, and […]
Resin inspired waves, fins and oceanscapes make Vince Broglio’s work some of the most appropriate for a community like Santa Cruz. It is fun to think that this artwork may have started as a happy accident, and it could also be fun to think of it as a very specific mission to master resin. In […]
UCSC alum, Linda A. Levy has been an active member of the Santa Cruz arts community for over 40 years, and is currently a Santa Cruz County Arts Commissioner. She creates digital paintings using Corel’s Painter, exploring texture after texture to create paintings that look freshly dried. See more of Linda’s work here.
Lugew Antes is a painter and art teacher, creating stunning multi-textured works on raw slabs of wood. See the full Art on Wood series from Lugew Antes here. LocalSantaCruz.com happily offers free promotion to artists. You can find our artist submission page here: Submit your Artwork Follow, Like and Friend us!
UCSC Alumni, Teresa Richardson, is a digital illustrator whose captivating work is inspired by another form of art–cinema! “Most of my drawings, paintings, and animations come from scenes in movies or music videos. I am drawn to characters in film that have private moments on screen. As a kid I was always absorbed and affected […]
This week I want to share one of my favorite pieces I’ve made. I had a lot of fun combining different stones and beads to create this pendant. For this piece, I wrapped each stone separately. Then, I combined the individual wraps together one by one. Once all of the pieces were together, I added […]
This week I had the pleasure of working on a custom piece for a friend of mine, working with a fluorite spear. Its a special challenge to make a piece of jewelry based off of someone else’s vision. Most of the time, when I am creating I get to call all the shots and have full […]