Susana Arias

Susana Arias 2523 A Mission St.   *  Santa Cruz, California susanaariasarts@gmail.com    *   831.566-6607  *   www.susanaarias.com   Susana Arias was born in Panama City, Panama. She lives in Santa Cruz, California since 1978. One Person Exhibitions 2011 “Sculptures and Paintings – Galeria Habitante – Panama City, Panama 2007 “Nidos de Oropendula, Caballos y Otros Temas” – [...]

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Suzie Thomas

I have been making jewelry for over 20 years. I find beauty in tiny objects found in nature. Living in a redwood forest conjured a strong admiration for tiny twigs, lichen and moss and I loved how they resembled a forest scene on a micro scale. This began my jewelry design involving resin. When I [...]

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Suzy Norris

In the spring of 2013, Suzy Norris was quite suddenly touched by an art angel. At the time, she was facing a very rocky time of health-challenges related to late-stage lyme disease, and was being brought to her knees by the experience, It was then, at this low point in her life, that her dear [...]

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Sylas Jumper

Drawing for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been, for the most part, a self taught artist. My sketching here and there eventually evolved into other mediums including: acrylic paint pens, colored pencils, and, most recently, auto paint and airbrushing. My career as a firefighter has given me the flexibility to purse my [...]

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Sylvia Valentine

Sylvia Valentine, Award Winning Nature Photography www.SylviaValentine.com Fan page: facebook.com/PhotoGasm Personal page: facebook.com/sylviavalentine Thank you Santa Cruz for voting me Best Photographer two years in a row 2011-2012 and runner up 2010! My photography is a reflection of what my heart connects with in the moment. My name Sylvia means “Maiden of the Woods” and [...]

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Talia Bernstein

I am a local portrait photographer. You can contact me at taliabern@gmail.com My website is: taliab.carbonmade.com

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Tanya Yvette

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tanya Yvette commenced her artistic training in the realms of classical ballet and modern dance. She later studied fine art as a sculpture major at the oldest museum and school in the United States – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Continuing, she earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from [...]

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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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the late Jay Collins

    The work of Jay Collins is some of the most iconic art of Santa Cruz and California of its time. All the images were created by hand, many as lithographs or silkscreens,  before computers were utilized for such tasks. When this is taken into consideration, one can appreciate the skill and precision required to complete [...]

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Todd Hallenbeck

Todd Hallenbeck is a marine scientist living in the SF Bay Area. His work is inspired by the creatures and colors of the Pacific Ocean and styled with the sharp contrasts of stencil based graffiti art. 

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Tom Jacobs

One of the joys of creating fine art photography is that it forces me to be “in the moment.” All other distractions fade away as I focus on interpreting the compelling scene before me. Understanding lighting, composition and photographic technology are important, but they are secondary to the art of seeing. My photographs offer rich [...]

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Tracy Oliver

Beyond our everyday perception, my art hints at elements that surround us on levels beyond our normal awareness. On a micro level, we share an atmospheric sea with dust made of stars and skin and scales, all made iridescent by water molecules and light. On a macro level, to paraphrase the poet, Jean Tooner, we [...]

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Travis Luckhurst

I am a self taught artist from San Diego, California. Drawing, painting, and art projects of all sorts have always been my primary passion in life. Graffiti, comic book, and tattoo art are the art styles I dig the most. But I enjoy all other styles of art and consider myself a versatile artist; adapting [...]

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Ursula OFarrell

URSULA O’FARRELL EDUCATION M.A., Painting and Drawing, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1989 Eugene Escalier Foreign Study Scholarship, German/Austrian Expressionism 1985 Gonzaga University-in-Florence, Jr.-Year Abroad Program, Florence, Italy 1982-83 B.A., Painting, cum laude, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 1984   2012 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Emotion: In Motion, Leeds Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA (solo) [...]

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Virginia Draper

I am drawn to do something new with traditional kinds of photography–landscapes, seascapes & still lifes. And I enjoy exploring both realistic and abstract images. For the Natural Bridges State Beach diptychs (8 in the series) I combine two kinds of photography: a landscape of the park and a still life of an object I [...]

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Vivian Arnold

While living in Australia I became a student of Aboriginal Art and folklore.  Central to Aboriginal belief is the Tjukurrpa, or ‘Dreamtime’; a spiritual time long ago when ancestral human, animal, plant, and insect forms engaged in epic struggles to create the landscape. As an artist, I am heavily influenced by the Aboriginal artists’ deep [...]

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Vivienne Orgel

Vivienne Orgel is a Santa Cruz artist who has lived in the area for more than 35 years. She loves capturing nature’s beauty (and some rusty metal and urban funk too) via photography as she roves the Central Coast enjoying its riches – oaks, tafoni, wildflowers, sexy eucalypts, fertile fungi, ladybirds and banana slugs! Most [...]

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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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Whitney Kitty

Whitney Kitty is a California based artist currently living in Santa Cruz. Themes within her work include ideas of identity, relationships, personal spaces, and line work.  Some of Whitney’s recent projects include a collection of illustrations about self care, and a series of mini succulent sculptures in effort to raise money for Planned Parenthood.  She [...]

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Whitney Mitchell Wirtz

My recent abstract series focuses on our natural local surroundings, the power and beauty of the ocean, and the ethereal & atmoshpheric properties of the coast. Of my painting process, it sometimes starts with a plan but frequently it’s just a feeling. The art has a direction and a life of its own on the canvas. It’s like an adventure [...]

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William E. Ferre

William E. Ferre is a local artist with a gift for realism. Painting mostly in oils with the occasional watercolor he has a remarkable innate ability to capture details and reflections in his art.  Born in Southern California in 1949, William started sketching what he saw very early in his life.  At 18, he moved [...]

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Zachary Rich

“Let your imagination thrive, your heart pound, and your passions take over. Experience the unseen and enjoy the small pleasures.” -Myself Art has always been a large factor of my life. It flourished during high school when I was introduced to film. The film program was new and needed students to test it out, but [...]

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Zannah Noe

BIOGRAPHY Zannah Noe is fine artist working in mix media. As a formally trained photographer and painter she is using these mediums to retranslate her images from photos to silkscreens to paintings to 3d objects. She is originally from Concord Massachusetts and resides in Brooklyn, NY  with a space in San francisco. She studied photography [...]

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