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In the Gallery
At the Agriculture History Project
Next in the Gallery
Call for Artists
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At Sierra Azul
Sculpture Is 2013
June 1 - October 31, 2013
Reception: Thursday June 13, from 5-7PM

Sculpture Is 2013    
We're excited about returning to Sierra Azul Nursery
and Gardens after a one year hiatus! Hedwig Heerschop, Jeff Rosendale, and David Mudgett just finished placing all the new pieces and they are fabulous!  
We are trying some new things at the reception this year. In order to offer easier access to the event we will provide free valet parking. Refreshments will be available to purchase, and we always appreciate your donations towards the beverages. We know you will enjoy the music while you stroll the gardens. Wear your sun screen, put on your walking shoes, enjoy meeting the artists and viewing the sculpture.  
Sierra Azul is right across the street from the Agriculture History Project so, make a day of it and visit both shows!


Open viewing hours at Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens are 9:00am to 5:30pm daily. 

At the Agriculture History Project


AgriCulture: Land & People

May 2 - July 31

Barbara Bailey Porter
Barbara Bailey Porter

Join PVAC at the Agricultural History Project to see our plein air exhibit which features eleven local artists. 
Visit on June 8 to celebrate the kick-off of Second Saturdays On The Farm from 11am - 3pm. This event is FREE! Donations are always appreciated.

Second Saturdays On The Farm are going to be every month with a different emphasis on some part of the farming experience and exploring the history, as well as activities for kids and adults related to each topic.

June will feature Dairy on the Farm with ice cream making, butter churning, cheese making, and more.
Or, visit the exhibit Thursday through Sunday from Noon-4:00PM, 2601 East Lake Avenue at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.


Next in the Gallery

Best of Show: Fur, Feathers, Fins & Fuzz

June 26 - August 4, 2013


Opening Reception: June 30, 2-4 PM  


Best of Show is a title given to an animal whose qualities so impress the judges at, for instance, a dog show, that the animal is declared
The Best over all the others. But in fact, we who have real pets or imagined ones know that our own animals, whether with fur, feathers, fins or fuzz, are the best, no matter how scruffy, smelly, friendly, and not-so-obedient they are. This exhibition hopes to honor our animal loves, real or imagined, publicly; they're all The Best, in this show.


Call for Artists-Around the County

County of Santa Cruz


 All professional artists residing in the County of Santa Cruz are invited to submit a proposal for Phase 4 of the "Outside the Box" public art program. This program seeks to enliven and beautify traffic-signal controller boxes in the unincorporated areas of the County of Santa Cruz. Proposals are currently being sought by the County of Santa Cruz for seven traffic controller boxes for Phase 4 of the program. Artists must address how they would handle all four sides of a particular traffic box. Selected artists will paint their proposed imagery directly on a traffic box.

A copy of the RFP, which includes detailed information about what to submit, is available on the County Parks website athttp://www.scparks.com/TBA_Call.html. The website also lists the location of each of the seven boxes, as well as dimensions. Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013. To have an RFP mailed to you, please call (831) 454-7901.


Rotating Art Venue: 

 Hospice of Santa Cruz County
End of Life Center in Watsonville 
Please Contact Edie Brown if you are interested in exhibiting for a three-month period starting in mid-September (or later, if Open Studios creates a conflict in your schedule).  They have viewing space for 40 or more pieces in the large conference room and hallway. The space is utilized for staff and community events. 100% of the art sale proceeds would go to the artist.

What they are looking for: art (any medium) that reflects the culture of Watsonville.

The best way to reach Edie is by email at ebrown@hospicesantacruz.org.