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Retro Rider (2016), by Matt Miezio

Matt Miezio: Featured Artist

Featured Artist Matt Miezio shares about his work and connection to Santa Cruz: “My name is Matt Miezio and I am a Collage Artist / Graphic Designer based in Santa Cruz, CA. I primarily use vintage magazines, scissors, an X-acto, and glue to make my collage art. 90% of the material I use is sourced from […]

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Cocktails and Conversations with Coyote (in progress), by Ben Johnson. Oil on canvas.

Ben Johnson: Featured Artist

Featured Artist Ben Johnson shares about his work and being a Santa Cruz Local: “I mostly paint large scale oil paintings but I do many different forms of art. I have a live/work studio at the Tannery.” “I have lived here my whole life. I went to Soquel High and then UCSC. This is a […]

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Blue Storm Wave - Sara Sha

Sara Sha – Featured Artist

Today’s featured artist is Sara Sha, with paintings from her “Ocean Series”. The artist shares that she “helps people express their love of nature through my artwork.” Sara has lived in Santa Cruz all her life, and is currently living in Capitola. You can see more of Sara Sha’s other paintings, her studio, and her creative process at the […]

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Sea Foam Heart Shaped Pendant - Ali DeMoro

Ali DeMoro – Featured Artist

Local artist Ali DeMoro shares about her Wirework Seagrass Jewelry: “Wirework is a hobby I picked up in the last year and felt an instant connection to it. You could say I picked it up and ran with it… My jewelry business spread through word of mouth and soon I was giving and selling pieces […]

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East Cliff

Elliott Bliss – Featured Artist

Elliot’s connection to art and Santa Cruz: “I think my art mostly speaks for itself. I love to paint and draw and am inspired by a lot by nature, especially the ocean and forests which, happily, are in abundance around here. I mostly use paint pens and ink pens.” “Santa Cruz feels like it will […]

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Bronx Jungle - Linda Curtis

Linda Curtis – Featured Artist

Linda’s commentary about her work: “It may seem cliché, but the older I become, the faster time seems to pass.  My work is an attempt to encapsulate moments that will never be repeated in exactly the same way.  My background is as an acrylic painter which was my chosen medium in art school.  About 10 […]

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