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In the Gallery
WAX: Call for Entry
Gail Rich Awardee: Judy Stabile
Sculpture Is Sabbatical
Grants Workshop at PVAC
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Rydell Award Winners

Open through March 18







 The Art of the Rydell Fellowship



January 12 - February 12, 2012   

Terri Garland
Dessicated Frog: Atchafalya Basin, LA          Terri Garland
This exhibit is only up for a month, so don't miss it!   We are featuring the the work of the Rydell Fellows from 2006-2009: Skip Epperson, Terri Garland, Hanna Hannah, Robert Larson, Will Marino, Beverly Rayner, Felicia Rice, and Daniella Woolf. Read more about this amazing exhibit in this Patch article.   


In addition to a celebration of the beautiful and unique work by each of the artists, we honor the generosity and dedication to the arts by Roy and Frances Rydell and the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. This exhibit was curated by Arlene Gotshalk & Helene Woolsey.


To read more about the Art of the Rydell Fellowship, go to www.pvarts.org/rydell.  To read more about the Rydell Fellowship go to The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz

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 PVAC Call for Artists: Encaustic!

 Entry Period: January 16 - February 3


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You are invited to submit your work for consideration in the PVAC's juried exhibit Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works, running March 1 - April 15, 2012.


Juried by Wendy Aikin and Daniella Woolf, WAX hopes to introduce the public to this ancient painting technique that's enjoying a (literally) hot comeback!  

  • Pieces must include encaustic as the primary medium. 
  • Two and three-dimensional work will be considered. 
  • PVAC members are granted an additional entry. 

To read the complete call, visit: www.pvarts.org/WAX/call


On-line entry will be open January 16 - Febraury 3.   To apply, click here.

 Congratulations, Judy Stabile! 

2012 Gail Rich Award Winner

Judy Stabile Gail Rich Awardee
Judy Stabile 2012 Gail Rich Award Recipient                        Photo: Shmuel Thaler

16th Annual Gail Rich Awards

Tuesday, January 24, 7:30pm

Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz


To say we at PVAC are proud is indeed an understatement. Our very own Judy Stabile has been designated to receive the esteemed Gail Rich Award on Tuesday night at the Rio Theater. Judy, our newly elected President of the PVAC Board, has been a leader at PVAC for 14 years. As the Sentinel so aptly put it, "she is a pillar of the South County visual arts scene" she is and has been an inspiration to many artists in Santa Cruz County and that influence has in recent years stretched beyond our county, state and even country. Her tireless work for PVAC as a mentor, curator, Gallery Committee member, and Board member is a source of pride for all of us who benefit from the product of these efforts: mounting arguably the best art exhibits in the County. Congratulations Judy on the recognition you so deserve! Read the SC Sentinel article HERE.

 Sculpture IS: Sabbatical 2012  


Sculpture IS will be taking a one year sabbatical this season after a run of 6 straight years.


Sierra Azul owner and Sculpture IS curator, Jeff Rosendale, is using the up-coming 2012 season to renovate and replant many areas of the Sierra Azul Garden. We heartily thank Jeff and Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens for their generosity of time, sponsorships and community spirit. Visit the garden this year to visit the permanent collection and some carry over pieces from the 2011 exhibit.  


Sculpture IS: 2013 is planned for the summer and fall of the coming year.

 Cultural Council Grants Workshop 

"Money for the Arts"   

Friday, February 3rd, 10am-11:30am

PVAC Gallery 

Workshop for individual artists & groups to help you apply for $250-$3000 grants in: Music, Theatre, Dance, Cultural Festivals, Visual Arts, Traditional Arts, and Folk Arts.


This is the last workshop before submissions are due on March 5th. You must attend workshop to receive LOGIN ID.

To confirm your attendance, contact: [email protected]  or call (831) 475-9600 x 16


For more information: http://www.ccscc.org/index.php/grants.html

  Gallery Update

Board of Directors: With the incredible work of our volunteer base, the hard work of staff, and with your support, 2011 was an outstanding year for PVAC.  Under the leadership of Jeff Rosendale as Board President we produced seven exhibits which were enjoyed by over 6000 patrons.  After five years on the Board, and six years hosting and curating Sculpture IS at the Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens, Jeff is taking a break. He will continue on with PVAC in an advisory capacity, and we look forward to his counsel.  Our new President, Judy Stabile, is an long time PVAC volunteer, who has been on the Board for two years.  Susanna Waddell continues on as Vice President and Treasurer, while Jean Beebe steps into the role of Board Secretary.  Beverly Moore continues on with us on the Board heading our docent/volunteer program.

Rydell Exhibit Thank You's: PVAC would like to thank Arlene Gotshalk and Helene Woolsey for putting so much time and energy into curating this outstanding exhibit; Susanna Waddell and her "crew" for the elegant food served at the reception; Kristin Hayward for the beautiful reception flowers; Daniella Woolf for donating her "boats" to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz; and the Gallery Committee for all their assistance in hanging the exhibit.