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Feb
5
to Mar 8

Peter Wargo at Coffee Cat

This body of work reflects a desire to let the creative flow take more of the control. A less meticulous approach was embraced, and the tool choice reflects this. The acrylic pieces were made using many aerosol, acrylic, and dry pastel layers watered together with acetone, resulting in a dreamy abstract atmosphere. The digital pieces were made completely on Procreate using an iPad and Apple pencil. These tools were new, the last few months of 2017. The overall theme is that of science fiction inspired locations, places that we cannot go, and yet we can. The imagination is a door to anywhere.

Peter Wargo grew up in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. He spends his time now between Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz.

wargoarts@gmail.com                

Instagram @planetary_visionaries                                                                                                   

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Feb
5
to Mar 5

T.S. Anand at Pacific Avenue

I’ve been cutting and pasting, or tearing and pasting, in some form or another, as long as I can recall. These selected collages were a daily practice. 

Source magazines — selected at random.

Tearing — intuitive & immediate. Arranging/composing.

Then gluing.

Repeat.

This show speaks to the artist’s interest in the topography of dreams, popular culture in relationship to the natural world, and contemporary figures in the landscape—from real to surreal.

T. S. Anand received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (focusing on cast-bronze sculpture, and with an emphasis on art education) from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She subsequently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Spatial Art and New Media from San Jose State University. Born in Toronto, Canada, she is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz.

T. S. taught as adjunct faculty for University of California in Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College, and Cabrillo College. She provided multiple-activity art programing (ceramics, book-arts, collage, printmaking) for the unique student body at the Cabrillo College Stroke and Acquired Disability Center.

Currently, T. S. facilitates mixed-media classes for the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project, inside the Santa Cruz County Main Jail. Teaching art, and particularly teaching the collage-making process to the incarcerated, has greatly influenced her recent work—some of which is on display here.

All artwork is available for sale directly from the artist. 

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Jan
11
to Feb 5

Jason Cowan at Pacific Avenue

For me, art is about creating and showing something that didn’t exist in a recognizably tangible form before. The idea, the emotion, the sense, those things existed, but the visible imagery associated with them was illusive. My definition of true art and creativity is to go to a place which you weren’t entirely sure existed, then give that space form, then present it to those who may have felt it’s presence, but did not know how to see it.

The craft of what I do is a resistance against the society of now, a rejection of ephemeral technology, ease, and the modern moment. Though the individual materials (the paint, the wood) may travel the globe before reaching me, the process of construction and application is very much an old technique. My paintings begin in the lumberyard, or the scrap pile, where I first select the wood that I then cut and plain, and laminate, and recut, and laminate again to form the structure upon which I eventually paint.

The painting or mark making itself is usually, at its most effective, an act of desperation.  The failure must come before the success. The beauty must be lost before I can recognize its value. And having lost it, I must then I must claw my way back to it.  

JAC

 

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Jan
3
to Feb 3

T. Mike Walker at Coffee Cat

T. Mike Walker grew up in San Francisco and received his MA in Language Arts from San Francisco State University, where he taught creative writing from 1962-1965. From 1960-63 he worked full-time as a San Francisco policeman. From 1967-1968 he taught high school English in the Haight Ashbury District in San Francisco. From 1965 – 1968 Walker explored making collages and selling them through the Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street. Walker published three books based on his experiences: Voices From The Bottom of the World: A Policeman's Journal (Grove Press, 1970); Respect, Hippy High School in the Summer of Love (self-published, 2004), and The Butterfly Bride and Other Tales from a Wedding Minister. All three are available from www.amazon.com

From 1968 - 1998 Walker taught English full-time at Cabrillo Community College. After he retired from teaching he returned to creating visual art. In addition to collage, he draws, and paints in watercolor, and acrylic. He has exhibited widely in Santa Cruz County for over a decade, appearing in many group and juried exhibitions, as well as solo shows. He co-creates collages via consignment for posters,book-covers, etc., writes poetry in his spare time and
plays keyboard at least an hour each day. He is also working on another novel.

 

 

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Dec
12
to Jan 12

d. Hooker at Pacific Avenue

www.DHooker.com             dhooker@dhooker.com                 831.462.3430

 

Paintings and Commissioned Portraits

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:     BOOK- Uncommon Portraits, DB      

On Becoming Human, Dr. Nancy Tanner

Wet Art, Book and DVD

                                                            MAGAZINES 2012-

Catamaran Literary Reader,  Fall 2012                      Interior Design, August 2012

CD COVER- Resting with the Question by Ferron  

AWARDS:                            

THIRD PLACE, Sculpture, KTEH Televised Auction,            jurors- Sandra Phillips, S F MOMA

EXHIBITION AWARD, Santa Cruz Art League

HONORABLE MENTION, San Diego Art Institute

FIRST PLACE, FIFTEEN, PVAC, Watsonville

GRANT WINNER, Project award-Art For Art, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, 2010 and 2011

PROFESSIONAL:                   

Art Director- Cabrillo Music Festival,

BLUE UMBRELLA COLLABORATIVE

Art Director- SPRING FORWARD AGAINST CANCER

Co-director, ART FOR ART, www.artforart.org

Teacher and lecturer, Studio Workshops

Co-director of the SANTA CRUZ ARTISTS’ ASSISTANCE & RELIEF FUND, (SCAARF).

Curator, Santa Cruz Libraries

Vanguard

Lulu Carpenter

Coffee Cat

 

RELATED WEBSITES:

www.scaarf.org

www.DHooker.com

www.artforart.org

 

SELECTED SHOWS:

2017:  

ARRT, Santa Cruz, CA

APRILICITY, Santa Cruz, CA

MASTERS OF SANTA CRUZ, Santa Cruz, CA

OPEN STUDIOS, Santa Cruz, CA

PVAC Gallery, Watsonville, CA

CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL, Santa Cruz, CA

T. ELLIOTT GALLERY, Riverside, CA

LULU CARPENTERS, Santa Cruz, CA

VANGUARD, Santa Cruz, CA

 

2016:  

ANNE & MARK’S ART PARTY, San Jose, CA

OPEN STUDIOS, Santa Cruz, CA

PVAC Gallery, Watsonville, CA

CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL, Santa Cruz, CA

T. ELLIOTT GALLERY, Riverside, CA

ARTISANS: Featured Artist, Santa Cruz, CA

THE FIGURATIVE SHOW, Robert Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

 

2015:  

OPEN STUDIOS, Santa Cruz, CA

PVAC Gallery, Watsonville, CA

CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL, Santa Cruz, CA

T. ELLIOTT GALLERY, Riverside, CA

SV LIBRARY SHOW

THE FIGURATIVE SHOW, Robert Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

 

2014:  

CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL, Santa Cruz, CA

THE ART PARTY, San Jose, CA

OPEN STUDIOS, Santa Cruz, CA

PVAC Gallery, Watsonville, CA

LULU CARPENTERS, Santa Cruz, CA

 

2013:  

T. ELLIOTT GALLERY, Riverside, CA

ART HANG Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art

THE ART LOFT: Portraits of Santa Cruz

ART HANG: Soquel, CA

ART IN THE GARDEN, Santa Cruz, CA

 

2012:  

SANTA CRUZ COLLECTS, Museum of Art & History, Permanent collection.          

ART FOR ART, Robert Blitzer Gallery

WET ART, The Rittenhouse Bldg, Santa Cruz, CA

ART HANG GALLERY, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA

OPEN STUDIOS, Presented by the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz

T. ELLIOTT GALLERY, Riverside, CA

 

2011:   

MIX IT UP, ART LEAGUE, Santa Cruz, CA, juried

ART HANG DECEMBER, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

OPEN STUDIOS SANTA CRUZ 2011, juried

ART LEAGUE’S MIXED MEDIA SHOW, Santa Cruz, CA juried,

 PVAC Gallery, Watsonville, CA, awards show

MULTIPLES, PVAC Gallery, Watsonville, CA, invitational show

EVERYDAY PEOPLE, Santa Cruz County Bank, curated by Joan Blackmer

SCCBG Art Auction, Santa Cruz, CA, Director

THE ART PARTY, San Jose, CA, invitational show

ART HANG, July, Santa Cruz, CA, Director

T. ELLIOTT GALLERY, Riverside, CA

 

2010: 

FOUR, PVAC Gallery, Award Show, Watsonville, CA

ART FOR ART DECEMBER 2010, co-director

ART FOR ART 2010, Santa Cruz, CA, co-director

FIFTEEN, PVAC Watsonville, CA, *First Place, invitational show

THE ART PARTY, San Jose, CA, invitational show

LULU’S, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

OPEN STUDIOS SANTA CRUZ, juried

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE, solo, invitational show

MOTIV, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

 

Pre-2009:      

OPEN STUDIOS SANTA CRUZ, juried

LULU’S, Santa Cruz, CA invitational show

ART EXTRAVAGANZA SIERRA AZUL, Watsonville CA, guest speaker

THE ART PARTY, San Jose, CA, invitational show

DI MODO, San Jose, CA, invitational show

 EMILY, Soquel, CA, invitational show

 BACH FEST, Carmel, CA, juried

 MINIATURES, Monterey Museum of Art, 

 SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART, invitational show

 COMMUNITY CHEST, Santa Cruz, CA invitational show    

OPEN STUDIOS Santa Cruz, CA, juried

ART PARTY, San Jose, CA invitational show

LULU’S, Santa Cruz, CA. invitational show

ART FOR ART 2008, Santa Cruz, CA. co-director

L’ATELIER, Santa Cruz, CA. invitational show

TANNERY ART CENTER, COW SCULPTURE invitational show

SEABRIGHT, Santa Cruz, CA invitational show

VINO CRUZ, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

THE DEAD COW GALLERY, Santa Cruz, CA invitational show

SPLAT, Santa Cruz, CA invitational show

LULU’S, Santa Cruz, CA invitational show

OPEN STUDIOS, Santa Cruz, CA, juried

SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART, invitational show

CAMERON MARKS, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

SPLAT, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

 LULU’S, Santa Cruz, CA invitational show

 SC OPEN STUDIO, juried

SPRING FORWARD Art Auction, Santa Cruz, CA, art director

THE ATTIC, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

LISA COSCINO GALLERY, Pacific Grove, CA invitational show

? GALLERY, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

604 GALLERY, Santa Cruz, CA juried

MONTERY MUSEUM OF ART, Monterey, CA juried

GALLERY 104, SAN CLEMENTE, CA juried

EAST BAY PRO ARTS OPEN STUDIOS, Oakland CA

SOHO GROUP, Watsonville, CA invitational show

ACAC SMALL WORKS, Sacramento, CA, juried

RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM, Riverside, CA juried

KOBE EARTHQUAKE EVENT, San Francisco, CA juried

SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE, CA, * HONORABLE MENTION juried

NATIONAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART, San Francisco, CA juried

GALERIA PACIFICO, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,  2008

TRITON MUSEUM, San Jose, CA, * juried

NATIONAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART, San Francisco, CA juried 

SUN GALLERY, Hayward, CA * juried

KTEH TELEVISED LIVE AUCTION San Jose, CA *Third Place, Sculpture

SCAL 'MEMBERS ONLY', Santa Cruz, CA. * EXHIBITION AWARD

NATIONAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART, Long Beach, CA, juried

DANCING MAN GALLERY, Santa Cruz, CA., solo

SANTA CRUZ ART CENTER, Santa Cruz, CA. solo

OPEN STUDIOS SANTA CRUZ juried

LISA COSCINO GALLERY, Pacific Grove, CA, juried

17TH AVENUE STUDIOS, art at work, 2004, Santa Cruz, CA, invitational show

PEARL GALLERY, Santa Cruz, CA, invited artist

ELOISE PICARD SMITH, Santa Cruz, CA, SOLO, invitational show

NATIONAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART, San Francisco, CA *juried

LINDA POPE GALLERY, BLACK AND WHITE, invitational show

LINDA POPE GALLERY, PLEASE BE SEATED, Santa Cruz, CA. invitational show

KUUMBWA CENTER, Santa Cruz, CA, juried,  solo

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONED WORKS:

 

Craig & Cory Rowell

Rick & Ruth Moe

Lloyd Tabb & Lisa Williams

The Gardner Family

Sam & Allison Wurstbaugh-Miller

Jonathan & Jill Winston

Diane Grunes

Paul Burdick

Melissa Collins

Will & Cher Roblin

Gretchen Hurley

Richmond Holt

Don Russo

Michael Conte & Toni Sutherland

Alfaro Winery

Everett Farms

Hillary Nigh

Joe & Aleta Johnson

Hester Bell

Jim Hessling

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Dec
3
to Jan 3

Anne Green at Coffee Cat

My work is about color, energy, light and shadow. I translate aspects of nature and my relationship to it through paint creating an artistic vocabulary that allows 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 of forms and patterns, contrasts and forces that push and pull at each other.

I am interested in perception and how we interpret or express it. Each painting reflects my perceptions and thoughts about the subject. As the paintings begin to relate to each other, they also create a larger vision and a new relationship.

http://www.annegreenpaintings.com

annegreenpaintings@gmail.com 

 

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Nov
6
to Dec 12

Mark Overgaard at Pacific Avenue

Mark’s professional background is in software and computer engineering, but now, recently retired, he is thrilled to immerse himself in capturing and sharing compelling images of human culture and the wild world. After accumulating millions of frequent flyer miles on business travel, he delights in visiting new parts of the world in search of cultural and wilderness experiences and opportunities to capture imagery reflecting those experiences.

This exhibit focuses on two iconic aspects of India. One is the Holi festival, an annual spring celebration in which devotees of the Hindu Lord Krishna “play Holi” by splashing each other with colored powders and liquids in an often wild combination of spiritual fervor and fun. Holi is celebrated all over India, but with special intensity in Mathura, in the north India state of Uttar Pradesh.

Another iconic aspect of India is the colorful people and environs of the northwest India state of Rajasthan, including the residents of the ancient royal city of Jodhpur (the “Blue City”) and the surrounding Thar desert. In Jodhpur, brilliant colors enliven both building walls and beautiful saris. In the desert, colorful turbans contrast with the browns of goats and landscapes.

The images in this exhibit were captured during his trip to India in 2015. There is a larger gallery of images for that trip at http://www.remarkableimagery.net/India-2015/; there are other galleries featuring people, wildlife and landscapes of other parts of the world on that website, as well.

Phone: 831-438-1565

mark@movergaard.com

 

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Nov
3
to Dec 4

Scott C. Mehner at Coffee Cat

Scott C. Mehner is a creative writer with a long history of collaborating with other artists in order to provide his written words with a wider variety of stages on which to shine. He has written lyrics for some of the biggest bands in the world. In Scott's latest project, he has commissioned 20 artists and calligraphers from all around the world to illustrate his own poetry. Illustrated Poems is available in the local author section of Book Shop Santa Cruz.

 

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Oct
3
to Nov 3

Davina Pritchard at Coffee Cat

Davina Pritchard is a native of Santa Cruz who lives part-time in the Costa Rican jungle in a tiny dwelling she's building herself. 

Though she’s been an artist since childhood, the vibrant flora and fauna of Costa Rica inspired her to take up painting in earnest. She is known for her red eyed tree frogs. They get big smiles, which she says are her greatest reward as an artist. 

Since she travels frequently, wherever she goes, her artwork varies as the influences change. "The inspiration is endless in nature, exotic places and cultures. Wandering feeds my creativity."

Davina works with acrylic, oil, driftwood, rusty hardware and reclaimed materials, or "anything fun". 

A truly international artist, she has exhibited in France, Costa Rica, California, and her paintings can also be found in Australia, Germany, and Italy.

Contact: davina.pritchard@gmail.com

 

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Oct
2
to Nov 5

Danny Fernandez at Pacific Avenue

I love nature and its infinite beauty. My art is an attempt to capture the vibrance of life and the stillness of death, in their dance with one another. I focus on the extreme dualities of our existence and the way that these “perceived" dualities are actually balancing/supporting one another. 

Images are appealing to me because they say more than any word or even paragraph could ever say. Images open a part of our mind called the imagination that can take us to an infinite potential of thought. I make art to inspire the creative fire inside us all. I hope that my art makes people feel powerful and capable of doing the things that light that creative fire inside of them.

Contact: @dannyfernandezart

6617555321

 

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Sep
1
to Oct 2

Ed Smiley at Pacific Avenue

Thoughts on painting

I believe in the elusive. I believe in the poetic. I believe in ecstasy and in joy. If there is night, dawn approaches. Color is life.

My subject is multiple, indeterminate, and unlimited. I subtract only to add.

Those things that can unite with eccentric success and yet should not work together attract and amuse me. Taste is overrated.

For me narrative dilutes vision. I believe visual works are neither theory nor text and should not too easily be put into words.

I choose to express myself in an abstract way. This for me is the purest pursuit of reality, a reality that is fundamentally hilarious, interconnected and non-local.

Notes on my art practice

I use laserjet prints in my current work, transferred directly into the paint combined with glazes and direct gestural painting, masking, and spraying, worrying the surfaces using scrubbing, scratching and sanding. I also include charcoal, ballpoint pen, and occasionally paper, glitter, twigs and transferred paint skins.

I scan forms while moving them through the scanner create gestural effects which mimic but have uncanny dissimilarities to the brush. These form the “drawing” or skeleton of the work. The forms can come from found objects, fabrics, or be produced in fractal programs. 

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Sep
1
to Oct 2

Luz Donahue at Coffee Cat

I've been making watercolor abstract art for the last decade. I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. Five years ago I moved to Santa Cruz and found inspiration in the ocean, mountains, forests, and sunsets.

The beauty here reminds me of where I came from.

Beauty crosses all cultural boundaries. I believe that through art, we canbetter connect to the humanity inside each of us--something our country desperately needs more of.

Until September 30th all proceeds from work sold on Etsy will go your hurricane relief charity of choice.  You may send a receipt of your direct donation to the organization over Etsy. You can choose to purchase over Etsy and I will donate to the Texas Hurricane Relief Fund. 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuzDonahueArt

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Mar
2
to Apr 9

Janet Silverglate at Coffee Cat

Although she has been part of the Santa Cruz art community as curator for Oswald Restaurant for the last eight years, Janet Silverglate has only recently been creating her own artwork. Janet has a B.A. in Art History/Dance from the University of California Riverside and a M.F.A. in Dance from Mills College. She danced in the Bay Area for many years until her move to Santa Cruz County. Janet has taught dance and Pilates at UCSC and choreographed for Cabrillo College.

Janet has always been a designer of many disciplines. Along with choreography she has designed gardens, interiors and worked in textile arts. An avid treasure hunter she has finally found her art form in Assemblage and Mixed Media. Using salvaged, found, recycled materials to create her work, Janet has come to love the process of design and construction. She participated in her second Santa Cruz Open Studios tour this past October and has been showing her work at various venues throughout Santa Cruz County. Recently Janet was part of the SCRAP program for the City of Santa Cruz. This pilot program allowed artists access to the Resource Recovery Center on Dimeo Lane.

She may be reached at jansilver@earthlink.net.

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Mar
1
to Apr 2

Drawn2Art at Pacific Avenue

Drawn2Art teaches students realistic drawing and painting. Curriculum is varied to include teaching still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, clay sculpture and more. This high quality fine art program offers art instruction that goes far beyond cut and paste, and arts & crafts. It teaches a student how to "see" in a new way and offers basic understanding of how to draw and paint.

Realistic drawing and painting skills help strengthen confidence, which in turn lessens frustration. Drawn2Art drawing and painting instruction helps students avoid continual dissatisfaction with their artistic abilities, so that they will not eventually give up pursuing art as a viable interest. Drawing and painting are learned subjects, just like any other.

In this art Exhibit we proudly present artwork done by our students over the past few years. The students are all local children ages 6-15 years old.

Drawn2Art is located in the King's Villiage Shopping Center.

218 D Mt. Hermon Rd

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

KidsArtSCoffice@gmail.com
(831) 439-9233

 

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Feb
2
to Mar 2

Christianna Hunnicutt at Coffee Cat

Statement from the Artist

These pieces are about bringing together aspects of previous work. I had not worked with the female figure since I stopped making figurative sculpture a few years ago. Instead, I explored the areas of two dimensional mixed media using color, texture, photographic images and parts of cell phones to create landscapes and cityscapes, some abstract and some more representational. The desire to work with the female figure took over once more, so I went back to my earlier life drawings which were starting points for some of my sculptures. These were scaled down and transformed into simple cut-out shapes to be incorporated into mono printed, collaged environments that tell a story. Some fairly obvious, others may be a little more complex. All open to individual interpretation.

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Feb
1
to Mar 1

Human Spaceship: Paintings by Sarah Bianco at Lulu's on Pacific

My paintings, although the style and format have changed over time, always have been exploring the relationships between the internal & external worlds.  The spiritual versus material elements of human being have been attempted to be deciphered through pure abstract oil paintings.  The figure then, in a more identifiable form, started showing up and having a direct relationship with those abstract landscapes and how it moves through them.  Recently the work has been more of a direct inquiry, depicting the body as a container in which we are traveling though space.  Figures became more realistic as the space expanded and abstracted.  Questions arise such as... how do we, as these fragile bodies, contain the vastness and enormity of the whole?  What have we signed up for and what is our responsibility on this particular journey, in this particular body, during this time? What is especially interesting is the unseen, the element of mystery, wonder and magic of it all, that which is present naturally as children and then available to return to as we are invited to grow and evolve.   This work tries to capture the beauty of the search without a map of the universe, the innocence and determination of being directionless, yet on a specific path and the courage it takes to all travel in these spaceships, to play this game and connect the dots.  

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Jan
2
to Feb 2

David Fleming at Coffee Cat

David Fleming: 

 After graduation from San Jose State with a B.S. in industrial design, Dave went to work for Ford in Detroit as a car stylist, his most notable success being the rear-end of the '69 Mustang. After two years he returned to California to work for Lockheed as an off-road vehicle designer. He spent a year in Stuttgart, Germany, working for Porsche. Returning to the USA, he put in a few more years at Lockheed and in 1974 decided to return to school to study painting. Two years later he left industry to devote himself to teaching (San Jose State) and painting.

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D. Hooker at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Dec
1
to Jan 7

D. Hooker at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

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I am primarily a mixed-media artist and although the nature of my work varies, it almost always involves paper and unique finishes. These collaged, mixed-media pieces juxtapose the realism of photos with a loose painting style. The series combines digital rendering and traditional painting techniques but settles deeply into the mixed media realm. This system of borrowing, manipulating and distorting, using digital tools (PhotoShop and BuZZ) is then integrated with the mixed media world using everything from rust to smoke.

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Jason Cowan at Coffee Cat
Dec
1
to Jan 7

Jason Cowan at Coffee Cat

an unexpected burn of events. a life lived near the bottom of an empty container. in the space between agincourt and the little big horn there is a rented room; webster str, chicago. i have not been there yet. but it has made a great impression upon me.

looking back, art is the one thing i have always had. for a long time i struggled against it. i still struggle against it. sometimes we push away the best things in our lives without understanding why. 

there is a story that i started to tell myself when i was a child. someday when i have the strength and the courage i will paint it

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Dave Fleming at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Nov
1
to Dec 1

Dave Fleming at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

After graduation from San Jose State with a B.S. in industrial design, I went to work for Ford in Detroit as a car stylist, my most notable success being the rear-end of the '69 Mustang. After two years I returned to California to work for Lockheed as an off-road vehicle designer. I spent a year in Stuttgart, Germany, working for Porsche. Returning to the USA, I put in a few more years at Lockheed and in 1974 decided to return to school to study painting. Two years later I left the industry to devote myself to teaching and painting.

-DAVID FLEMING 

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Nov
1
to Dec 1

Edith Laslow at Coffee Cat

Edith loves to paint indoors and out. She is most interested in light and color. Viewers of her paintings often say, "I know where that is," or “I want to go there". Another frequent comment that always pleases her is, “I like your colors”. She likes to experiment and learn with mixed media work.

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Maddie Lewis at Coffee Cat
Oct
1
to Nov 1

Maddie Lewis at Coffee Cat

Maddie Amelia Lewis is a female, queer artist driven by passion and her empathetic nature. She is a surrealist and abstract acrylic painter, but also dabbles in other forms of art. Her surrealist landscape paintings are influenced by wanderlust, internal dreamscapes, and a lifelong obsession with fantasy worlds.

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Joh Flores at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Joh Flores at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

John Flores began watercolor painting fourteen years ago.  Largely self-taught, he has been prolific – painting hundreds of landscapes primarily based on places he has travelled.

Growing up in Sunnyvale, and a Santa Cruz resident for seventeen years, he has always expressed himself through art. He’s done work in pencil, charcoal, stain glass, and furniture design. 

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Drawn2Art at Coffee Cat
Sep
1
to Oct 1

Drawn2Art at Coffee Cat

Drawn2Art teaches students realistic drawing and painting. Curriculum is varied to include teaching still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, clay sculpture and more. This high quality fine art program offers art instruction that goes far beyond cut and paste, and arts & crafts. It teaches a student how to "see" in a new way and offers basic understanding of how to draw and paint.

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Various Authors at Coffee Cat
Aug
1
to Sep 4

Various Authors at Coffee Cat

This show features covers from four local authors: Charise Olson, Katherine Hyde, Shelley Adina, and Sherry Kyle. Book covers are designed to tell just enough of a story through color, font and image inviting the reader to step inside. It is an art and science. The four authors participating in this show write a variety of genres in fiction and even non fiction. 

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Carrie Clayden at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Aug
1
to Sep 4

Carrie Clayden at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

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All of Carrie's themes resonate with her life, following closely with the idea that painters tend to paint what is important to them. Carrie's love of nature helps to inspire her two main themes: flowers and water. The sunlight of the spirit infuses Carrie's flower paintings making the flowers dance off the canvas and merrily into the air. Her water series come from her lifelong love of the ocean and its ability to both make a body weightless, and dance dappled light upon its surface. Carrie expresses her hands-on personality by literally putting her paint-covered hands to the canvas. Carrie finds that connecting physically with the painting without the interference of brushes helps her connects to its soul.

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Barbara Lawrence at Coffee Cat
Jul
1
to Aug 2

Barbara Lawrence at Coffee Cat

I was born in San Francisco and spent my early years walking the hills and beaches, exploring the parks and museums and sailing on San Francisco Bay, all the time absorbing the rich visual information which later became my paintings. I received my B.A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M.A. degree from San Jose State University. I taught Life Drawing and Advanced Painting at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and am currently painting full time in my Santa Cruz studio. I have had many one person shows as well as involvement in invitational and juried shows. 

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Jul
1
to Aug 2

Kirby Scudder at Coffee Cat

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When I was a child, I had two rabbits as pets and for some strange reason they loved the smell and taste of coffee. My mother and I would spend hours talking about why they loved coffee, but you never saw rabbits drinking coffee and were there other rabbits that loved coffee. that lead to us writing several short stories about rabbits and their habits.

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Tom Jacobs at the Coffee Cat

The Photographer

Through my art, I seek to tell a story about a moment and place in time. Sometimes the story centers on a lone character - a derelict gatehouse, a cobblestone path, an abandoned tricycle in the snow. Other stories express the poetry in nature such as the sea, birds in flight, sun rays in the forest. The photographs I make are ones that are meaningful to me, and ones I hope will speak to others. Much like original paintings, my art provides a unique window to the world rather than simply an often-photographed pretty scene. The natural colors and textures in my images actually often lead the viewer to think they are paintings rather than photographs. I seek to create art with a timeless quality, so that it can be appreciated long into the future.

Applying my expertise in lighting, composition and photographic technology complements the stories I tell with my camera. I have been a self-taught and passionate photographer for over 20 years, and became a full-time professional in 2002. My background in computer software provided me the expertise to fully embrace the transition from traditional film to digital photography long before it became popular among most photographers.

The formats I currently present include custom-framed prints, canvas giclees, and matted prints.  In all cases, the materials used are archival with a long life expectancy. The custom-framed prints, which I call “Gallery Design,” and the canvas giclees both allow the viewer to step into the image without the glare of glass. I perform all the processes in creating my art, with one exception for mounting the print for the Gallery Design.

My art work is available at fine art fairs, several retail stores, open studios, and on the web. I am a member of the Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz Community of Digital Artists, Aptos Chamber of Commerce, and the Carmel Center for Photographic Art. In addition to photography, my other loves are my wife, Pamela, traveling, and playing finger style guitar. We live on the Santa Cruz coast with our dog, Weston, and our two cats, Ansel and Sierra. And please don’t ask Pamela about her horse - she’ll never stop talking!

Contact:

tj@tomjacobsphotography.com

 

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