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The Santa Cruz Watercolor Society at the R. Blitzer Gallery.

Santa Cruz Watercolor Society at the R. Blitzer Gallery

For every form of art, there is a dedicated community of locals banding together to teach, share, and support it. The Santa Cruz Watercolor Society is one such group offering personal and professional opportunities in plein air watercolor and creative critique since the early 1960s. Watercolor paintings from the Society’s current collective of artists are […]

Jaime Sanchez Monterey Bay Murals

Jaime Sanchez : Featured Artist and 2016 NEXTies Winner

With Event Santa Cruz’s 2016 NEXTies just around the corner, (Friday April 8th) we thought we would take a moment to highlight their artist of the year, Jaime Sanchez. Some of Jaime’s Work In addition to being a muralist and artist Jaime has made significant contributions to the Watsonville community, helping to improve neighborhoods and […]

FJ Anderson Arts Council Open Studios

F.J. Anderson : Open Studios Featured Artist

Open Studios Featured Artist: F.J. Anderson Artistic ability: nature or nurture? For local painter F.J. Anderson, it’s a combination of both. “I was lucky to have some art genes in me,” offers Anderson, who grew up watching his older brother and grandmother create art. However, he’s quick to acknowledge the early influence of some strong […]

Sonia Calderon Arts Council

Open Studios Featured Artist – Sonia Calderon

Open Studios Featured Artist: Sonia Calderon After studying art at establishments like Cabrillo College, San Jose State University and San Francisco’s Art Institute, Sonia Calderon launched a fruitful career as an abstract painter, photographer and filmmaker. Her work, which is influenced by the paintings of such artists as Paul Klee and Richard Diebenkorn, can be […]