Archive | Artist Profiles

Walker Hum

Interview with Walker Hum

In the spotlight is local artist, Walker Hum! Walker specializes in ceramics and creates spectacular porcelain lanterns as well as other handcrafted work that represents the world around us. His one-of-a-kind art is sold through Bonny Doon Design, the studio and business he co-operates with his father, Steve Hum, who is an artist as well […]

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Anastasiya Bachmanova

Interview with Anastasiya Bachmanova

In the spotlight is fantastic local artist, Anastasiya Bachmanova!  Specializing in acrylic, watercolor, and resin art, Anastasiya’s vibrant paintings reflect her passion for nature, conservation, and outdoor adventures, as well as her combined background in environmental science and fine art. Through paintings, as well as prints, apparel, and accessories, Anastasiya’s art conveys vivid images and […]

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Alaya Vautier Jewelry

Interview with Alaya Vautier

In the spotlight is Alaya Vautier, an outstanding metal artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz. Alaya’s artisan jewelry reflects vibrant elements of nature and experiments with diverse textures, a collage of metals, and a mix of gems and stones. She creates unique pieces that are one-of-a-kind and never mass-produced. As well as showing […]

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Shadley Stephens : Featured Artist

Shadley Stephens is a local artist, born and raised in Santa Cruz. In his own words Shadley tells us that “I have lived in Santa Cruz my entire life. I love it here, and I like to incorporate Santa Cruz into my artwork as much as possible.”, and we think that’s pretty cool! Santa Cruz […]

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Ebb & Flow 2018: Interview with Visual Endeavors

Ebb & Flow Festival 2018 kicks-off on First Friday June 1, celebrating the San Lorenzo River with innovative forms of art and entertainment happening throughout the day and into the night. Launched in 2015 by Arts Council Santa Cruz County, the free, two-day festival connects creativity, nature, and community by bringing attention to the San Lorenzo River […]

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Ann Hazels - 2018 NEXTies Artist of the Year

Interview with Ann Hazels : 2018 Nexties Artist of the Year

The annual NEXTies award show is returning to the Rio Theatre on Friday, March 23, 2018. Now in its 9th year, the event celebrates Santa Cruz County’s talented locals who stand out for their outstanding achievements in industries ranging from food and fitness, to tech and the arts. This year, the Artist of the Year award is going […]

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Kathy Cheer - I walk, I talk, I am

Kathy Cheer – Featured Artist

Artist Kathy Cheer’s painting have a global, well-traveled appeal, with wonderful forms and energetic color schemes. “The subject matter is of a historical as well as contemporary nature. I’ve had some luck with visitors, mostly from Bay Area, the Midwest and even some from Puerto Rico or adjacent islands (hard to tell). I also apply […]

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