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In the Gallery
Mi Casa: Call for Entry
Volunteer Spotlight
Position Available
Santa Cruz County Bank
Call for Entry Around the County
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Around the County

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Fiber Art

August 11 -September 9


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Roof Raisin' Art

June 27-September 22


Santa Cruz County Bank


SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 - JANUARY 18 2013 


Cabrillo Gallery

Art: A Bridge Beyond Borders

August 27 - September 28 


Museum of Art & History  

Santa Cruz Collects &

Rose Sellery-Passages

August 11 - November 25 







 In the Gallery:  
Monterey Bay Show
Sentinel by John Maxon

August 30-October 7, 2012

Reception: September 9, 2-4pm


A new, exciting exhibit in PVAC Gallery opens on August 30, 2012.  52 artists were invited to participate and have worked all summer to provide exquisite pieces of art to celebrate our bountiful Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  The work features a variety of media including: Glass, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Encaustic, Jewelry, Painting (Plein Air and Studio).


Inspired by the 20th anniversary celebration of the creation of the Sanctuary, artists have focused on the bay, the waterways that feed it, and the flora and fauna that it nurtures.  Plein air artists have been photographed painting in various locations around our Bay by local photographer Dave Reese.  Local students have been mentored by talented painters and will display their work in the Cabrillo College display cases off the plaza in Watsonville during the duration of the PVAC exhibit. 

PVAC: Call for Artists & Community Groups
Mi Casa es Tu Casa


Coming and Going
Coming and Going by Catalina Delgado Trunk


Entry Deadline: September 21, 2012

Exhibit Dates: October 25-December 2, 2012


This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Mi Casa es Tu Casa exhibit, and we need your artistic energy to make this community exhibit come alive.  We invite you into our "home" to build altars to honor and celebrate those who you have loved and lost by building an altar. You are encouraged to interpret the D�a de Los Muertos altar-making tradition in any manner that honors your own experiences and beliefs. 


Who can participate?  Any formal or informal group of two or more people.


Join the celebration! Download Entry Form




David Reese
Volunteer Spotlight 

Dave Reese has been a solid source of support for PVAC for several years.   After hiring him to stalk (unobtrusively) plein air painters in 2010 for the "Land Trust " exhibit he began to promote our organization by posting photographs of our activities on his website  www.davidreesephotography.com  The viewer can go to his galleries and see specific sites for Peace in our Streets, Monterey Bay: Land, Air & Sea (plein air painters during paint out days),  Painting the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, and the Mary Warshaw Retrospective exhibit.


Dave has generously given PVAC the proceeds for all prints ordered from the Monterey Bay exhibit and Peace in Our Streets.   He was also invited to participate in our current show and provided us with beautiful pieces.


Dave is the photographer of choice for a plethora of artists who have had him "document" their work.  Most recently (2011) he photographed the cover of the Open Studios calendar for the Cultural Council.


Thank you Dave for all that you do for PVAC and the art community! 

Position Available 

PVAC is seeking applications for position of Administrative Director.  This position is integral to our mission "bringing the community together through the arts." The Administrative Director is a part-time hourly position without benefits.  Hours will vary from 15-25 per week depending on the exhibit calendar, and pay will be dependent upon experience. The AD will work closely with the Board of Directors, and will be supervised by and report directly to the Board President.


The AD will oversee the smooth functioning of PVAC including accounts payable and receivable, exhibit coordination grant reporting, tax filing, and supervising the Administrative Coordinator and Exhibit Coordinator.   We require a working knowledge of Quickbooks, database management, and excellent clerical, time management, and communication skills.  Bilingual (Spanish/English) is desirable. Please submit resumes and questions to: [email protected].   Download Job Description



Santa Cruz County Bank
Coraly Hanson - Cypress Serenity

September 17, 2012 - January 18, 2013

Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative presents:


Painting Our Parks 




At a time when California's State Park System has weathered the possible closure of 70 State Parks in response to state budget cuts, painters are well aware of the importance of the inspiration and retreat that these parks provide. Santa Cruz County Bank's fall exhibit, Painting our Parks, celebrates County, State and National Parks through the works of 14 local artists, all members of Santa Cruz Oil Painters, who have captured the magic and beauty of our State parks on their canvases.

Curated by Joan Blackmer, Painting our Parks features over 100 plein air paintings of County, State and National Parks in California, from the quiet beauty of the pond at Quail Hollow, the grandeur of the rocky coast  at  Garrapata,  to  the  majestic  cliffs  of  Yosemite.    Paintings  are  on  display  in  all  five  Santa  Cruz  County   Bank   banking   offices   throughout   the   County.   All   14   participating   artists   are   members   of   Santa   Cruz   Oil   Painters: Skip Andreae, Lorraine Catania, Marnie Dufau, Suzanne Elliott, Mary Garon, Coraly Hanson, Michele Hausman, Richard Klevins, Karin Leonard, Judy Miller, Linda Mitchell, Karen Scarborough, Jean Thomas and Frances Travers.


A reception will be held on September 27, 2012 from 5:30-7pm at Santa Cruz County Bank, 720 Front St., Santa Cruz. Artists will donate 20 percent of art sales to the Friends of Santa Cruz County State Parks.


Exhibit Locations:

Aptos - 7775 Soquel Drive
Capitola - 819 Bay Avenue
Santa Cruz - 720 Front Street
Scotts Valley - 4604 Scotts Valley Drive

Watsonville - 595 Auto Center Drive


Exhibit Viewing Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 6pm excluding Holidays. 


Call for Entry: Around the County
Human Race Art: Deadline September 19 
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County:

Applications for 2013 exhibits at the County Government Center are now available!

Artists and craftspeople residing in Santa Cruz County are invited to apply for space in the Santa Cruz County Government Center (701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz) to show their art during the 2013 Exhibit Year. Applications will be accepted electronically only and must be received via e-mail no later than midnight, Monday, November 12, 2012.

All individual exhibitions are for approximately eight weeks each and art works will be displayed on the walls of the 1st and the 5th floors of the building or 3D work within three glass display cases that are 92" long x 19 "deep x  21" high.


  • Artist must be a resident of Santa Cruz County
  • Artist must not have participated in exhibitions at the County Building during the 2012 exhibit year.
  • All of the work submitted must be representative of the style and content that you plan to exhibit and must have been created in the last three years.  Remember that the County Government Center is not a gallery; plan to display work appropriate to a public office building.  Religious or political subjects, nudity, and violence are not acceptable.

Applications will be accepted electronically only and must be received via e-mail no later than midnight, Monday, November 12, 2012.

A full set of instructions is available on our website.  If, after reading the instructions, you have any questions, or if you have difficulty downloading the instructions, please contact Ann Ostermann, Open Studios & Events Manager: 475-9600 x17 or [email protected].