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Pajaro Valley Arts Council Newsletter

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In the Gallery


Take Aways: Art to Go 


Reception January 19, 2:00-4:00  

The Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery is proud to present over 50 artists in its first show of 2014: Take Aways: Art to Go! Each artist is showing multiple pieces; in the style, medium, and subject matter of their choice; priced at $300 and under; that are available "to go" out of the gallery as they are purchased.  


We have art to please every taste: exotic wire sculptures, ceramic, jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, and glasswork--almost every medium possible. 


This exhibit is a fundraiser for PVAC, AND the artists receive their normal commission from each piece of artwork purchased. We hope these skilled creators can keep up with the sales as they will be replacing pieces as they are purchased. As with all of our exhibits, the artwork is of the highest caliber, diverse, fun, and thought provoking. Unlike our other exhibits, this one will change on a daily basis. The exhibit only lasts for a month, so don't miss it!


Karen Lemon
By Karen Lemon 
Next Exhibit
 Tasty: Everyone Has a Place at the Table
Location: Downtown Watsonville 
Installation Date: February 8, 2014
(We can use your help!)


PVAC was invited by the San Jose Museum of
Art to participate, along with 30 community partners, in an exhibit interpreting the theme Around the Table
which "celebrates and explores the role that food plays in our lives." Because our 2014 gallery calendar was already set, PVAC decided to do an outdoor, public project similar to Peace in Our Streets: You Only Live Once. 


Under the direction of Jean Beebe, we are collaborating with Karen Lemon and her ROP photography classes to create 75+ large format posters of photographic images taken by students and teachers that interpret the exhibit title they selected Tasty: Everyone Has a Place at the Table.  The exhibit will be temporarily mounted outdoors on city buildings. If you would like to help with the installation on February 8, sign up here.


Karen Lemon, a professional photographer for over 20 years, has been an instructor of photography for the last six years through the Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program at Renaissance High School. Ms. Lemon and her students collaborated with PVAC in 2012 to present the public art project Peace in Our Streets: You Only Live Once, a part of the global Inside-Out Project.


The Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career, and technical skills and to prepare for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace. Santa Cruz ROP offers 45 different courses with 135 sections at 23 locations including every comprehensive high school in the county. They provide tuition free career and technical education for over 3200 high school students.


Call for Artists 
Sierra Azul  
Sculpture Is: 2014

It's time to enter your sculpture for our eighth annual Sculpture Is exhibit at Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens.  Please review the attached entry form, and send us your best!  Deadline for entry is April 11.  Exhibit dates are June 1-October 31.


Rose Sellery

Undressed: An Expos´┐Ż of Conceptual Garments and Accessories


Curated by Rose Sellery, this exhibit will take place at two venues, PVAC and Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art at the Tannery. We invite you to review the call for artists for this juried exhibit, and are excited to see what you enter.  Deadline for entry: March 15, 2014. Exhibit dates May 7-June 22 at PVAC and May 7-June 29 at SCICA.