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News from the Pajaro Valley Arts Council 
In This Issue
Take Aways
Photo Alchemy
Exhibit Calendar
Grant Applications: Arts Council of Santa Cruz
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  


Take Aways: Art To Go!

January 7 - February 15, 2015
Artwork by Beth Shields, Jan Gregorius and Daniella Woolf.

Reception: January 11 from 2:00-4:00


Curated by Jane Gregorius and Susan Matulich, Take Aways: Art To Go! is an incredibly rich and vibrant show featuring over fifty artists. The exhibit will change every time you visit, as we are selling the art right off the wall during our annual fundraiser. Artists will replenish their work as pieces sell. Everyone benefits: the artists get their normal commission, PVAC receives their normal commission, and you take home a fabulous piece of affordable art! All pieces are priced at under $300.  
Call for Artists at PVAC
Photo Alchemy

Apply by January 25, 2015
Exhibit dates: March 4 - April 19
This exhibit is open to California artists from the Monterey Bay Area, Central Coast, and the greater Bay Area, working with alternative processes in photographic techniques and materials such as: albumen, photogravure, photograms, tintypes, daguerreotypes, carbon dichromates, gum bichromates, emulsion on metals, cyanotypes, wet-plate collodion, Polaroid transfers, liquid light, VanDyke, platinum and palladium. No digital, c-prints or gelatin silver prints will be accepted unless combined with an alternative process. Download the Call For Artists and follow the instructions to enter.  For further questions regarding eligible processes send e-mail to curator at hedwig@pvarts.org. 
PVAC 2015 Exhibit Calendar

Take Aways: Art to Go
January 7 - February 15
Photo Alchemy*
March 4 - April 19
Freehand: A Drawing Show
May 6 - June 2
Sculpture Is: 2015 as Sierra Azul*
June 1- October 31
Transformations: Envisioning Change*
July 8 - August 9
En Nuestra Imagen/In Our Image
August 26 - October 11
Mi Casa es Tu Casa*
October 28 - December 13


* Look for Calls for entry for these shows in upcoming newsletters.


If you are a interested in sponsoring or partnering with us for any of our exhibits, please contact Sharon O'Neil at pvacarts@gmail.com.


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If you're interested in applying for a grant to support your creative project or to help you develop as a professional artist, consider applying for a Create or Develop Grant! The next application deadline is January 22, 2015 to be considered for funding in April.

Here's what to do:
  1. Read the Create or Develop guidelines
  2. Register for an orientation session 
  3. Sign on to our online grant system
  4. Contact Jim Brown with any questions.