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PNW Beachcruiser, by David Tinsley.

Local Driftwood Artwork

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, […]

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Santa Cruz Collects, 2016.

Santa Cruz Collects: Featured Exhibit

The Museum of Art and History has proven that personal collections represent more than just a fun hobby – they are tangible impressions of identity, experience, and creativity. On view in the MAH’s 2nd floor Solari Gallery, the exhibition Santa Cruz Collects presents fascinating collections belonging to 22 local people and institutions. Visitors can learn […]

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Dark Rider, by Becky Olvera Schultz

Becky Olvera Schultz: Featured Artist

Local artist Becky Olvera Schultz shares about her Native American artwork: “I’ve been an active artist since 1993. My art is Native American, Indigenous to the Americas and Southwestern in theme. Although I work in many mediums, my specialty is portrait style Native American themed clay art masks and clay or gourd Southwest style masks. […]

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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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I Just Want to be in Your Life by Whitney Romberg

Featured Artist: Whitney Romberg

Whitney Romberg, a local artist very recently featured at First Friday (Things My Inner Voice Told Me, featured at Camouflage this month), focuses her work on “ideas of identity being queer, multi racial,and female bodied,” as the artist herself explained. “I also like to show ideas of body positivity, going against norms of the American standard of beauty.” […]

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Featured Artist: Nicholas LaPlaca

Our Local Santa Cruz Featured Artist for Sunday, July 12th is freelance/Cabrillo College artist, Nicholas LaPlaca. For LaPlaca, art is both a form of communication and a miracle of mystic nature. He says, “Illustration is the only occupation that has stuck with me throughout my life and honestly, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. To me, art […]

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