News from the Pajaro Valley Arts Council 
In This Issue
PVUSD Student Art Show
Freehand: A Drawing Show
Enrich Your Skills
Call for Volunteer Artists
Exhibit Calendar
Thanks to
Our Sponsors:
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Wild Rose
City of Watsonville

Membership and Donations


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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  





8th Annual PVUSD

Student Art Exhibition and Artist Reception

 Join us on 5/20/2015

At the Watsonville Civic Plaza

275 Main Street


Art Viewing and Walkthrough

3rd floor Superior Court 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

1st and 2nd floor Library 4:00 to 5:20 p.m.

4th floor City Administration 4:00 to 5:20

4th floor Artist Reception 5:30 to 6:00 


This show will be in the Watsonville Civic Plaza through April of next year. 

PVAC would like to thank Lynda Watson, Gina Pearlin, and Claire Thorson for curating this beautiful exhibit.  In the words of the curators:


"What is drawn by hand on paper has a basic and direct quality that is unlike any other medium."

In this show we present a variety of drawing approaches that cannot be easily categorized. From 
intimate to large-scale, intricate to minimal, representational to abstract, from working drawings to crafted final works, each artist's work renders meaning in its own way. 


What unifies the work is the impulse to communicate on paper without the intervention of complex tools, processes, or technology. Instead, observation, thought, feeling, and imagination are condensed into marks made by hand. This is the magic of drawing. More than any other medium, drawing seems like an extension of the artist's mind."


The show runs through June 21, so be sure to make time to visit!


Enrich Your Skills

 SummerArts 2015!
At Cabrillo College Extension 

The Cabrillo Extension team has put together a truly dynamic summer program of unique visual & performing arts workshops for youth and adults. With an array over 80 workshops in a vast assortment of media, you're sure to find something that will ignite that spark of excitement and creativity.  Check out all they have to offer at Cabrillo SummerArts 2015!

Call for Volunteer Artists

The Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery is a non-profit museum whose mission is "to delight, inspire and challenge by providing an exciting and interactive learning environment for children". We are located in the Capitola Mall and are looking for local artists who would like to be a part of the Museum's art programs. We have a dedicated program room and offer daily classes and programs for children ages 2 - 10.


We offer a variety of opportunities to teach classes from a series to a one-off class and would love to talk with you about your ideas, interest and availability. Please contact Executive Director, Patrice Keet, at or (831)234-4014.


For more information about MOD please check out our website.
PVAC 2015 Exhibit Calendar

Freehand: A Drawing Show
May 6 - June 21
PVUSD Student Art Exhibit at the Watsonville Civic Plaza
May 20 - April 30, 2016
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 call for entry 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