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News from the Pajaro Valley Arts Council 
In This Issue
Call for Artists
Teaching Opportunities
California Alliance for Arts Education
Thanks to
Our Sponsors:
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Wild Rose
City of Watsonville

Membership and Donations


If you would like to renew your membership or make a donation, it is as easy as visiting PVAC.

Thanks to Our Exhibit Partners and Sponsors:


Santa Cruz County Museums Partnership



Community Action Board, Community Restoration Project 


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Click through to these organizations to see fabulous exhibits around the County.


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Mountain Arts logo  


Santa Cruz County Bank 


Cabrillo Gallery


Museum of Art & History  



UnDressed: An Exposť of Conceptual Garments and Accessories
May 7-June 29
Charlotte Kruk
Reception: May 18: 2:00-4:00 PM

Curated by Rose Sellery, UnDressed explores the realm of apparel beyond the conventional limitations of fabric, needle and thread. Expect the unexpected in this exhibit of curious, intriguing, narrative garments and accessories that utilize traditional methods, as well as experimentation with unusual materials, tools and techniques to create surprising, witty and thought provoking conceptual pieces and installations. Rose is joined by forty artists, who share this exploration at two venues.  


This exhibition will be held simultaneously in two galleries, at PVAC and the  Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art (SCICA). The reception at SCICA will be on Friday, May 16 from 6:00-8:00 PM, located at 1050 River Street #127 at the Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz.  

PVAC Call for Artists 
Past, Present, Future
Celebrate our community then, now, and in years to come 
 Deadline for Entry: June 5th
Wendy Aikin
On Tour: The Artist by Wendy Aikin

 Show Dates: July 9 - August 10, 2014 

Opening Reception: July 13, 2:00 - 4:00pm 


This show is for PVAC members only, so join now if you would like to participate!  For this show, you

are invited to help us commemorate PVAC's 30th Anniversary by participating in our annual membership exhibit. Join in by creating one piece of artwork inspired by the rich heritage of the past, the beauty of the present and/or the promise of the future. Just download and print the entry form, follow the directions, and turn it in by June 5 to enter.  When your piece is done, be sure to fill out the loan agreement and send it in, or bring it with you when you drop your piece off on June 25th.


Need more inspiration? PVAC is partnering with the Pajaro Valley Historical Association to offer a unique experience to our member artists. You will have the opportunity to visit their beautiful site to gain inspiration for your artwork. 


Visit the Historical Association's oak-studded grounds which are ideal for Plein Air painting. Or explore the lovely Bockius-Orr Victorian mansion. The vast, intriguing collections can provide thematic inspiration for modern interpretations in all kinds of media. Your own personal artistic vision of our community's past, present or future is also welcome. 


The Pajaro Valley Historical Association is located at 332 E. Beach St. in Watsonville. Visiting hours are T, W, Th from 11am - 3pm. www.pajarovalleyhistory.org 

The Business of Art 
Take the next step from passion to profitability!
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Get Your Art Out There!  
Email Marketing for Your Art - May 2
Learn how to communicate with your customers and increase sales through low-cost, effective communication.

Leveraging Social Media for Your Art - May 30
Harness the power of social media sites! Learn how to effectively use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other sites to promote your work.

Each seminar: 
2 - 4pm 
Cabrillo College, VAPA Lecture Hall Room 1001 
Seating is limited. 
Teaching Opportunities
Would you like to teach art to youth?  We have a few volunteer spots available this summer and would love to put your skills to work in the community.  Please call Sharon to discuss the dates and sign up today! 831-722-3062
California Alliance 
for Arts Education
Help us ensure that all California students have a chance to develop their creativity, their voices and their imagination through the arts. Join the Student Voices Campaign!
The Student Voices Campagin offers students a platform to share their creativity and passion for the arts directly with their elected officials. Students are invited to create and upload original videos of two minutes or less that respond to the question 'What Does Your Creativity Look Like?' at studentvoicescampaign.org by May 31, 2014. Students can perform, draw, speak, sing, dance, or animate their responses.