Aaron Johnson

My oil paintings and woodcut prints visually explore the natural world and our human relationships within it.  In my tree series, gestures of California trees draw my eye to their underlying structure and geometry of form.  Some paintings incorporate borders, giving each tree a space of its own, and acknowledging that the tree image is [...]

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abigail elaine

Abigail has been seeking different creative outlets since she can remember. She has explored many art forms including, various musical instruments, dance, hairstyling, painting, and sculpture. Abigail’s most recent body of work is inspired by her move from Los Angeles to the Santa Cruz mountains. Incorporations of colors drawn from vibrant city life are combined with subjects pulled from [...]

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Afrid Ghoffrani

Afrid Ghoffrani, born in 1959 in Bochum, Germany Travelling for the past 30+ years in Asia has deeply influenced me. Most of my paintings start as a drawing in my sketch book.  I love to catch the peaceful moments when nobody is looking and to share the quiet and stillness I experience.  Color is essential.  [...]

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Alanni aka Annette Lanni

Born in New Jersey and settled in Santa Cruz, CA, I find California’s climate is more compatible with my Italian heritage. I enjoy traveling but the phenomenal beauty of Santa Cruz is where I am most inspired. My dad’s company, “A.Lanni Painting and Decorating” imparted in me an early love for paint. I have vivid memories [...]

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Alder Fenton

The digital image’s that you are now going to peruse, or stare at intently, are the product that began in fiction that made me dream in fantasy to give birth to it’s reality.  In May of 2010,  I was in a truck accident that changed my whole reality. After miraculously surviving and given another chance to [...]

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Alexandra Sanders

I love birds; I love water; I love art. I feel privileged to have found a way to combine these three elements and create images of the birds I so enjoy. I have painted with watercolors since childhood and am continually intrigued by its translucent and layered qualities. While I can be very controlled with [...]

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Alissa B custom jewelry

Alissa B. is unique handmade gemstone beaded jewelry, with many one-of-a-kind pieces that appeal to a wide variety of ages and styles. I use gemstones, Swarovski crystal, glass beads, and metals including Sterling Silver, Brass, and most recently pure hammered Copper. I particularly love to work with individuals to custom design jewelry that is unique [...]

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Allison Marie Garcia

.Allison Marie Garcia’s work focuses on the portrait and the figure with an exploration in color through acrylic paint. 

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alon brandman

alon brandman lives in santa cruz california.  he paints open air oil portraits of california old growth trees. 

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Amber Romano

The Artist I am an artist based in Santa Cruz California a place that in my heart I most consider home. I was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 14th 1990. I feel constantly inspired. I have had much beauty and pain in my life which has deepened the meaning of my work as well as [...]

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Amy B. Steinberg

      Amy B. Steinberg mixed media artist amyb777.com amy@amyb777.com Santa Cruz, Ca      Combining figurative work, Surrealism, and assemblage in artwork is how I manipulate mixed media into a visual language. Much of my work represents memories of people I connected with along path in the south, the place I called home [...]

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Amy K Clark

For as long as I can remember, I carried a camera with me wherever I went. When I was in high school (way back in the 1980′s) it was Kodak disc. Because of the images I captured all those years ago, my old friends refer to me as their memory keeper. A few years ago [...]

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Amy Wolfe

…Be Heart Now™…  …’HEART-Headed’ … Highly PHOTO-genic, HAND-made Miniatures … on a MIGHTY Mission… Offering an Incredibly Hopeful & Quite Literal Visualization of What the World …IS and CAN BE… with Intentional ‘HEART-Headed’ Mindfulness…Thank-YOU …for REFLECT’n, FEEL’n & SPREAD’n the LOVE!!!  Original Handmade Crafts with Hopeful Perspective … and… Adorable Perspective Photography… Alongside …. the [...]

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Anastasia Torres-Gil

I use acrylics to create portraits of people and animals.  Many of my animal subjects are discovered at local shelters and the vibrancy of their personalities can’t be contained using traditional colors and methods.  These hearts are big and bold and beautiful. My work has been exhibited in New York City as well as in [...]

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Andrea Amoedo

Andrea Amoedo has been a ceramic artist for more than twenty years and has worked with different techniques. These days she mainly uses the slab technique and for the past few years she started experimenting with mixed media. Her studio at the Tannery Arts Center is open all year round the First Friday of each [...]

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Andrew Herbig

My name is Andrew Herbig. I was born in Monterey, California in 1986.  I’ve been living and working in Santa Cruz for the last nine years. I moved here to go to school at UC Santa Cruz, where I studied sculpture and public art. I graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in fine Art, moved [...]

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Andrew Power

  My name is Andrew Power.  I’m a landscape oil painter based in Santa Cruz, Ca..  I love life, I love to paint, I paint to give thanks for life.  My images are imagined.  My goal is to build interesting spacial illusions, while setting up exciting color contrasts.  I hope viewers enjoy interacting with my [...]

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Andrew Purchin

Born in 1962 and raised in Studio City, California Purchin started painting seriously when he was 16. While in high school, he won a Bank of America Award for a painting of a construction worker in pink. Purchin developed an individual major at UC Santa Cruz entitled, The Arts and Social Action. Through this major, [...]

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Andrew Simoni

 Hello, my name is Andrew Simoni and I am in love with the California coast. An aspiring photographer and musician originally from the South Bay, I’ve been intimately in and out of Santa Cruz since 2008 when I moved here for school, but have been coming here my whole life. I focus mainly on surf [...]

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Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward was born on August 9, 1956. He is a survivor of the Palm Sunday tornado cluster that occurred on April 7, 1965, in Oberlin, Ohio. On that night, his father, Addison Werner Ward, and brother, Peter Ward, died instantly. Andrew was blown clear of the family home, which was destroyed. He regained his [...]

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Ann Baldwin May

  Ann Baldwin May,Quilt Artist  Artist’s Statement      Fabric has been a major part of my life for a long time. The path from making and designing clothes, to the fabrication of quilts and on to art quilts seems the most natural progression for me. Art quilts free me to choose a wide array of colors, [...]

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Anne Green

Anne Green Artist statement: My work comes from observing nature: patterns, color, energy, light, and shadow. I translate aspects of nature and my relationship to it through paint to allow me to connect and experience it in a deeper, more intimate and personal way. I’m drawn to complexities – layers of light and shadow, repetition [...]

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Anne LaBrie

Happy Summer 2017 http://arthealinglife.com for my blog! http://twitter.com/arthealinglife   http://kessinhouse.com/pages/anne-labrie Bio: With my digital photography, It is my joy to capture, spontaneous and fleeting shapes and forms in nature.  The random sticks and seaweed that are found on a beach, the  shadow that forms when light falls through the slats of an awning, or the [...]

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anouk johanna

Anouk Johanna is a local artist who grew up in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is an accomplished painter, pen and ink artist, ceramic sculptor, printmaker and scrimshaw artist whose work has been sold nationally and internationally for more than 35 years to private collectors, through shows and her website as well as through galleries. Her scrimshaw [...]

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August Duurvoort

   I was born in Indonesia and spent my youth surrounded by the tropical beauty of the Javanese scenery.  After moving to the Netherlands I attended the Academy of Visual Arts in the Hague Holland.  In the 1960′s I moved to the US and settled in Northern California working as a photographer and commercial artist. [...]

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Babacar Biaye

Babacar Biaye is a third generation djembe drummer from Senegal, West Africa (who now resides in Santa Cruz). For ten years Babacar played bass, doungdoung, in the group Africa Djembe Junior on his home island Goree- a 20 minute ferry ride off the coast from the capital of Dakar. Goree island has a richly horrific history, as it [...]

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Barbara Cordes

Hi.  I’m Barb, and a long time resident of Santa Cruz.  I adore gardens and wandering through the woods and digging in the dirt…..just being outside. Making photos of all that “fits” me. The journey, the creating of the images thrills.

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Beth Shields

Beth Shields www.bethshields.com Studio: Tannery Creative Arts Center, 1050 River St. #125, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 CA Email: beth@cruzio.com   Resume   Education: 1976  UCLA  Bachelor of Arts in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts   Selected Collections: Corporate: IBM, TRW, Hughes Aircraft, Visa USA, American Savings, Fidelity Savings, Metropolitan Life, Coldwell Banker, The Sutro Corp., Sitmar [...]

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Bonni Carver

Teaching watercolor is as life giving to me as creating art.  It has opened doors of surprising opportunities: teaching on international cruises,teaching in Yosemite Art Center, leading workshops locally and internationally, painting murals locally and internationally, experiencing plein air painting in innumerable venues on our own Central Coast, teaching watercolor and drawing for Watsonville-Aptos Adult [...]

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Brandy Williams

Brandy Williams is a self-taught artist who has developed her own unique style of painting called Intuitive Expressionism. Influenced by Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism, Williams brings a spiritual quality to her work that evokes the landscape of dreams. Having spent her childhood in Northern Idaho, Williams developed a strong independence and love for exploring the [...]

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Brenda Barceló

My art has always been the product of a passion, an inner thirst that moves me to create. I have been a woodcarver most of my life. At the age of 9, back in Uruguay, my country of birth, I carved my first wooden mask. It was a very small and painted matte black. Other masks [...]

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Brian Barnhart

MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORK STEMS FROM A SENSE OF URGENCY I FEEL TO CAPTURE THE PEOPLE, ACTIONS AND PLACES THAT SURROUND ME.  IT PORTRAYS MY LIFESTYLE AS AN EXPLORER, RIDER, AND FRIEND, GRATEFUL FOR WHAT I HAVE.  FROM MY LIFELONG PASSION FOR BIKES AND THE APPRECIATION FOR NATURE AND TRAVEL IT HAS INSTILLED IN ME, I’M [...]

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brian sarinova

Sculptor, painter, photographer, storyteller, film-maker, and muralist Brian Sarinova uses a multi-media approach to reveal the allegory that lies within the vision. Brian loves the challenge of building large-scale works of art which require him to innovate, collaborate, and venture beyond perceived technical limits.Though originally a Californian, Brian spent many years working in archaeology, coproducing [...]

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Bruce Magrane

I began making furniture some thirty years ago.All types. As I phased into lamp making I found it the most freeing of all past designing.Desiring to create pieces outside the limits of functional items,I figured anything goes as long as it glows.I began expermenting with lamp shades, pendants and sconces, then applying what I learned [...]

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Bryan Garrison- Wetfeet Photography

I have always been a creative soul. I was really interested in art as a kid with mostly drawing and coloring. That interest would grow into a passion through my early teens when I discovered painting. My mom was always taking pictures of our families sporting events, but my first real exposure to photography was [...]

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C.C. Tazio Childress

C.C. TAZIO CHILDRESS  grew up in Oakland California where he was influenced by the Figurative Abstraction and Abstract Expressionist movements happening in the Bay area during the 1950’s.  He recalls even as a youngster, being captivated by the abstract art he saw when exploring the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) which happened to [...]

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calvin tabucchi

After retiring from public school teaching for some thirty years I finally got some time to devote to painting. I enjoy painting people. People that catch my eye for one reason or another.Sometimes it’s a mood or an expression on a face or simply a culture txt that I appreciate. Many of my paintings reflect [...]

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Carey Cooper Odden

More than 20 years ago my love for taking pictures was sparked with the introductory photography class I took in high school. Being a natural observer, I fell in love with the experience of viewing the world around me through a camera lens. Time passed quickly and easily as I snapped pictures on my borrowed manual [...]

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Carol Riddle

About the ArtistCarol L. Riddle I received my bachelor’s degree in Advertising ArtFrom the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, in 1965.After spending most of my working life in the Printing Industry,I have decided to pursue my lifelong interest in painting.My work primarily consists of landscape watercolors,although I occasionally work in pastels as [...]

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Carolina McCall

I am a painter, celebrating the rich colors and patterns of indigenous peoples with my vividly colored oil paintings I have always drawn and painted, and I remain enthralled by the act of painting itself, moving sensuous color around, creating space, form and visual excitement. I work mostly in oils. I received a Bachelor of Fine [...]

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Carrie Clayden

Painting is my passion.  I wasn’t always an artist, it came to me later in life.  My first art class was in high school as an elective and I remember thinking “art is fun”.  Then many years later I was ready to get a Bachelor’s degree so I decided to major in Art at UCSC, [...]

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Cathy Barner Carter

Cathy Carter – Local Artist – Making Memories In Santa Cruz I am a relatively new local artist in Santa Cruz.  I make Shadow Boxes with seashells, starfish, sandollars, seahorses or memorabilia of folks special occasions; Beach In A Bottle which are vintage odd shaped bottles with sand and seashells,sea glass, or pottary shards, Memory [...]

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Chad E. Belknap

My name is Chad E. Belknap, my home is where I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, Ca. Playing in the woods as a child developed my appreciation and admiration of trees as they grow and wood as it decomposes. I am traditionally trained and Licensed as a C6 Finish Carpenter from design to [...]

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Cher Roberts

I paint with acrylics on canvas, exploring an expressive representation of the human form to convey emotion and to capture a moment in time. Sometimes edgy, sometimes fun, my work leans towards the abstract, utilizing a loose application of paint and boldness of color and line. Both the observation of people and the collection of [...]

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Chris Johnson Glass

Chris Johnson produces intensely colored one-of-a-kind art glass. His unique, expressive style is a result of his continuing exploration of technique that pushes the boundaries of the medium, resulting in highly original pieces. He has studied with numerous Italian and American glass masters, and has shared his passion for glass blowing as an instructor at [...]

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Chris Miroyan

I was raised in the Carolinas and deeply influenced by folk art, textiles, and Southern Gothic literature. I work in series and my paintings are narratives, filled with metaphor and allegory, drawn from observing the collective experience of “life on Earth”. 

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Christina Martin

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Christine Moran

MOBILES – Art that Moves!!! Often fascinated with kinetic art, Moran has delved into making mobiles.  This new phase of her artistic career has brought  much joy to the artist and those viewing her work. “There is something so fascinating about art that moves,” she said. “It is interesting to integrate the mechanics of building, [...]

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Christopher Allen

My name is Christopher Allen, and I have been creating art using recycled materials for about 3 years now. I primarily work with bottles, wire, bicycle parts, industrial materials, reclaimed wood, and plywood, but I also like to incorporate random materials I find on the street and on Craigslist. I love the idea of transforming [...]

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Cindy Mori

I am an aspiring artist living in Santa Cruz.  I am very passionate about my new adventure in painting and hope you like my art!  I would describe it as HAPPY!

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