Erica Cassidy

Erica Cassidy is a California native new to the Santa Cruz Community.  She has been a ‘maker’ as long as she can remember. It wasn’t until she was choosing a major for college that she realized she was an artist. Her career as an artist began after graduation when the work began to sell. “If I [...]

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Rain Jordan

I hold a B.A. and an M.F.A. from San Jose State University; I reside and work in Rio Del Mar.  I paint in textural Geometric Abstract Impressionism–a style I created–with acrylics as my main medium.  I also work in mixed media abstracts and scapes. My works are held in private collections in California, New York, [...]

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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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Wendy Ballen

I love to twist wire and make connections. Tying  together body parts, paws, wings, and hearts challenges and excites me.  Using wire as a medium to express both internal core and external form feels natural and has the ability to be both fluid and strong.  Through my art I weave together the primary passions of [...]

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Ed Smiley

Ed Smiley is noted for his vivid and colorful abstractions.  His recent work is primarily in acrylic and direct acrylic transfer of scanned, modified and computer generated forms.  He has also exhibited works in gouache,oil, alkyd, silkscreen, intaglio, collage, xerography, assemblage and kinetic light boxes.  He has studied many things; art, engineering, and computers, and has worked [...]

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Terry Walker

Walker creates collages via consignment, posters, and book-covers. Materials used: scissors/knives, photo fragments from recycled magazines, colored inks/paint, Yes Paste, on acid free watercolor paper or mat board. In addition to collage, Walker draws, and paints in watercolor, acrylic art, and oils. He has exhibited widely in Santa Cruz County for over a decade, appearing in many group and juried exhibitions, as well [...]

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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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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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