Joan Raspo

I am a California-based multimedia artist who is obsessed by illusion. I strive to “trick” the viewer’s eye to see reality through the lens of magic. I believe art is an opportunity for discourse and engagement—I want you to talk about my work and talk to it. My multi-faceted art practice is crafted to build [...]

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Diana Walsworth

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth’s inspiration for her artwork comes from her love of the wild outdoors, where she frequently has unique encounters with animals. She has been chased by sea lions, circled by a great white shark, gobbled with turkeys, and strolled in the forest next to a rattlesnake. Diana seeks to share [...]

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Nanda Currant

I am a fine artist and have a background in art, therapy, and education. I have combined some of those skills as a documentary filmmaker and graduated from the Santa Fe Documentary Film Program in Santa Fe, NM and worked with Lightningwood Pictures in both editing,cinematographer and resource development. In Santa Cruz I was an [...]

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katie vigil

Hello Artisticas and Artisticos! My name is Katie Vigil aka Mumu Goddess creator aka algae geek aka collage enthusiast. “The mumu goddess is a voice for the feminine who are floating in comfort through lifes obstacles.” That being said, my art is ultra feminine with sprinkles of male confetti here and there.  I work with [...]

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jenny Turner

Hello! I am a long time Santa Cruz resident and salon owner. I began painting at the age of 51 when i went to a Pint and Paint class. I brought my finished “masterpiece” to my father, who lives in an assisted living home. He loved the art on his wall, and wanted more! So [...]

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Ed Penniman

Artist’s Statement When I look at our natural world I am always inspired by its beauty, harmony, variety and am drawn to paint.  My soul is enriched and hopes my art will do that for others. After I have been painting quietly for a while, I love how nature comes alive. The same thing happens [...]

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Laura Shepardson

LAURA SHEPARDSON Laura’s passion for creativity and travel is the catalyst for her variety of vibrant artwork. Often inspired by the diverse settings in her life, Laura expresses her imaginative voice through a wide assortment of mediums. With over 25 years of experience in creating art, Laura’s various means of expression include clay pottery, bamboo [...]

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Scott Mehner

Scott C. Mehner is — in a word — a writer.  With his roots snugly planted in the rich soil of romantic poetry, Scott has been able to branch out in different directions and work creatively with words in a wide variety of mediums. He got his start working as a ghostwriter in the music [...]

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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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Jazmin Quill

An abstract expressionist who works with metal, wood, acrylic impasto, glue, wax, pigment, sand, and found objects, knowing that gravity will begin its work the moment the piece is done, taking its long turn in heavy silence. At the heart of every piece is the search for that tipping point – and stepping back – just before [...]

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