Santa Cruz is a cultural beacon for many reasons, one of its best being that it has more artists per capita than any other county our size. During the first three weekends in October, the public is invited to cruise North and South County and connect with these local Santa Cruz artists and their work spaces during […]
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They say there are no mistakes in woodworking until you run out of wood. Matthew Werner Artist #126 | matthewwernerfurniture.com Rosy Penhallow Artist #286 | rosypenhallow.com Michael Singer Artist #136 | msfinewoodworking.com Learn more about Open Studios on the Arts Council website.
What’s better than art you can wear? Ina Hohensee Artist #217 | jewelrybyina.com Annette Nemes Artist #287 | forlowmetalcrafts.com Ingrid Browning LaRiviere Artist #292 | ingridbrowningstudio.com Learn more about Open Studios on the Arts Council website.
We’re super excited about this year’s upcoming Open Studios! To celebrate we’re sharing 3 local artists in a variety of genres. To kick things off, let’s get abstract… painting that is! Rachel Birns Artist #169 | rachelbirns.com Cher Roberts Artist #158 | cherrobertsart.com Don Maxwell Artist #228 | donmaxwell.net Learn more about Open Studios on […]
Together as :L:M:N:O: Arts, Scott Lindberg and Christie Thomas find inspiration in both their materials and their clients’ personalities: “We design and build for both homeowners and landscape professionals using steel, stainless steel, wood, glass and other materials. We work almost exclusively by commission and work closely with our clients to design pieces to fit […]
Emerson Murray’s figurative abstract paintings are great conversation starters. Ask five people to create a story based on one of his works, and you’re likely to end up with five completely different narratives—all of them equally valid. “I approach [each painting] as a story or a legend, and I sort of boil that down to […]
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 art teachers, as well as a […]
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 seen at juicyabstracts.com and at Juicy […]
It’s been said that the easier it is to pinpoint what a work of art means, the less interesting that work becomes. Anyone who subscribes to this view is likely to find Santa Cruz-based painter Mott Jordan’s work particularly compelling. Mott’s art is unquestionably powerful—some might even say inspired—yet when it comes to its meaning, […]
“I like having doors and locks and things that people have to open, and in the process of opening that door, there’s an explorative moment where they’re wondering what’s on the other side,” – Serene Silva About a year and a half ago, local metal sculptor/jewelry maker Serene Silva had a brush with what John […]