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Judy Foreman's Memorial Retrospective - R. Blitzer Gallery.

Judy’s Cabinet of Dada Curiosities and More – R. Blitzer Gallery

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 […]

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Artwork by Ed Smiley

Ed Smiley : Featured Artist

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 […]

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Featured Artist: Teresa Richardson

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 […]

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wire wrapped pendant multi-stone

Completed: Down the Rabbit Hole

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 […]

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wire wrap fluorite local art santa cruz

Custom Creation: Fluorite Spear

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 […]

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The final product of this pendant.

The Final Product

  After my last progress post on this piece, I had a burst of inspiration to add the woven panels on the side. I feel like they really helped to bring the piece together. The final step in the completion of the pendant was to add the bail. I had designed the piece to have […]

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mineral patterns wire wrapped local art

Bringing Two Together

  Bringing multiple stones together in a way that is cohesive and not busy takes awareness and sensitivity. This is an earlier piece that I made. The wire work is very simple but the combination of stones makes the piece have more impact. The first stone that I started with was the cluster of smokey […]

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