Events May

Iveta Cafe – Full Circle: Paintings & Photography by Elijah Pfotenhauer & Zeya Schindler

4:00 pm – 11:00 pm Far Westside- 2125 Delaware Ave. Outdoor Cafe, Beer & Wine Santa Cruz Full Circle: Paintings & Photography by Elijah Pfotenhauer & Zeya Schindler Café Iveta is proud to present paintings and photography by local artists Zeya Schindler and ElijahPfotenhauer. Zeya and Elijah have been dear friends since their years [...]

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Annieglass – Fran Battendieri

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 110 Cooper Street, Suite 100F Santa Cruz Artist Fran Battendieri grew up in a creative household. Her talents range from custom painted clothing, to childrens’ books illustration, to spectacular one of a kind jewelry designs, to name a few. She will be with us sharing her gorgeous jewelry creations, just [...]

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Artisans Gallery – Doug Ross

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Other Mothers In honor of Mother’s Day, when we honor our human mothers, this show of prints by Doug Ross honors mothers of other species. Show: May 1st-31st Reception May 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm 

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Camouflage – David Steinberg

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz BIOGRAPHY David Steinberg is an author, editor, photographer, and publisher of artistic, imaginative sexual and erotic material. His books include Divas of San Francisco: Portraits of Transsexual Women; Photo Sex: Fine Art Sexual Photography Comes of Age; Erotic by Nature: A Celebration of Life, of Love, and [...]

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Chaminade Resort and Spa – Alissa B. Custom Jewelry Vince Broglio Neil Simmons Ea Eckerman Mark Yanowsky Rosalind San Felipe Keith Kelsen

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1 Chaminade Lane Santa Cruz The Spa at Chaminade is hosting a “FIRST FRIDAY SANTA CRUZ” art showcase on May 2nd, 2014. Join us from 6pm-9pm at the Spa at Chaminade for an evening of art, music, appetizers and wine tasting. Live Music –  Chair Massages - Spa Discounts –  Light [...]

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Click Click Bang – Michael Roman

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 808 41st Avenue Santa Cruz Click Click Bang is proud to display the works of Michael Roman. Michael Roman born and raised in Los Angeles, moved to New York in the mid 70′s, and began making handmade stencils and screen prints. Romans colorful, traditional images merge Mexixcan style with Warhol [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – Luminous Color

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz Felix Kulpa Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming show: Opening Reception Friday May 2nd Longtime friends, Heidi Hybl and Kathleen Crocetti, inspired by each others work, are mounting a joint exhibition titled Luminous Color. Oil Paintings by Hybl, and sculptures by Crocetti will be [...]

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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Katie Fitzgerald, Tony Cockrell, Jean McCormick, Erica Wintrode, Melanie Gendron

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Shops along Hwy. 9 Downtown Felton. Each image posted is of a different downtown Felton venue hosting local art. Featuring artists For Friday May 2, 2014: Katie Fitzgerald, plaster relief paintings at Garimo’s Real Soap Studio & Gallery, 6225 hwy. 9 – Tony Cockrell, ‘Allegories’, acrylic & ink on paper at [...]

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Kuumbwa Jazz – Carol Bowie

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 320 Cedar Street Santa Cruz Carol Bowie “Miles to Mingus”  South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Miles to Mingus” paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and living with this music dubbed “jazz.” Bowie describes her work as, “guided by her desire to become a conduit for what [...]

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Made In Santa Cruz – Local Artists

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 57 Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz Join us at Made In Santa Cruz, located near the end of the Wharf, for an evening exploring local artwork celebrating our coastal culture. Experience the Heating and Cooling Pillow; view watercolors by Marie Gabrielle; art glass by David Salazar, Annie Glass and R-Jon; ceramics [...]

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Michaelangelo Studios – Ellen Bepp

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1111a River Street Santa Cruz My work is shaped by an array of cultural influences but mainly by my Japanese ethnic roots. Growing up as a third generation Japanese American, I was surrounded by traditional art and textiles and also came to develop a kinship with pre-Columbian art of Latin [...]

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Miss Mae’s House of Beauty – Sarah Jane

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 527 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz “Lady of the Dead” Artwork by Sarah Jane featuring depictions of ancient Aztec mythological Goddess Mictecacihuatl. Known as “The Lady of Death”, she was the keeper of the bones of the dead in Ancient Aztec culture. The Goddess is still a part of what is [...]

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Motiv – Kate Daly

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1209 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Kate Daly is a San Francisco-based fine artist/illustrator working with traditional media. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2008 Kate moved to NYC, where she lived for a few years before returning to the Bay Area [...]

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Notorious Teaze – Shirt Printing

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 131 Front St #C Santa Cruz Notorious Teaze, Santa Cruz’s Green Certified Screen Printing Company, is doing our ”Print a Shirt” First Friday event!  This family-friendly event is a great opportunity for the community to get hands-on experience of the screen printing process. Notorious Teaze will offer a range of garments to print [...]

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ODONATA WINES – John Crawford

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2343 Mission St. Santa Cruz Title: John R. Crawford, New Paintings 2014 My new paintings for 2014 are my current explorations of color and shape creating space, mood and emotion. Seasonal and physical influences pulling from the inside out and the outside in. John R. Crawford May 2014

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Om Gallery – August Duurvoort

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1201 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Om Gallery is proud to showcase the work of local artist August Duurvoort: August Duurvoot was born on Java Indonesia and his mother use to say,”born with color crayons in his hands.” He went through much of his youth constantly drawing and painting. His family [...]

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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church – Tatiana Romanova Grant

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 223 Church Street Santa Cruz Welcome to the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Santa Cruz.  We are located across the street from the public library.  We will be featuring our parishioner, and Russian trained Iconographer, Tatiana Romanova Grant who has created all the icons in our sanctuary over [...]

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R. Blitzer Gallery – 7 at Blitzer

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz 7 at Blitzer features seven award-winning Santa Cruz artists: stone sculptors Jeff Arnett and Michael Bashista; metal sculptor Marilyn Kuksht; painters Charles Prentiss and Taz Childress; printmaker Eva Bernstein, and photographer/painter Virginia Draper. Similar in their enjoyment of the processes of making art and in their [...]

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Salon on the Square – Westlake Elementary School

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 110 Cooper St. Suite 100E Santa Cruz Please come join us at Salon on the Square to celebrate the work of a selection of young artists from Westlake Elementary School. The artists, a group of children from Kindergarten through 5th grade, used mixed forms of media including oil pastels, chalk pastels, [...]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – Off the Wall

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz January 15, 2014 – May 2, 2014 In “Off the Wall“, six local artists explore the beauty and space of our 3-dimensional world.  The artwork in the exhibit includes sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, and other 3-dimensional pieces that have been specifically created and designed to [...]

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Santa Cruz County Government Center – Student Art Exhibit

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 701 Ocean Street Santa Cruz Everyone’s favorite show returns! Lions and tigers and bears – oh my! Sea otters, birds in flight – 500+ student works from across the county created in the Council’s arts education programs. Reception will have an art activity. Check out their work at the First [...]

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Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park – Summer Rhee-Pizano

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 144 School Street Santa Cruz Summer’s style gives a nod to traditional Dia de los Muertos Folk style, but with updated features, such as adding local and personal interests in the subject matters. Always colorful and whimsical, if it makes you smile, it has met it’s objective! The fun will [...]

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Sesnon Gallery at UCSC – Robert Dawson, Joel Leivick, David Pace

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 1156 High Street at Porter College, 2nd Floor Santa Cruz  UCSC Sesnon Gallery presents: Three Lives in Photography  Robert Dawson, Joel Leivick, David Pace April 9 – May 10, 2014 Sesnon Gallery at Porter College, UC Santa Cruz This exhibition traces the careers of three UCSC alumni artists as dedicated [...]

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Smooth Body Lounge – Lauren Glick

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2345 Mission Street Santa Cruz I studied art in SoCal at Cal State Channel Islands and recently moved up to Santa Cruz where I am settling into the art world. I primarily work with clay, oil paints, and graphite; even though I use many different art forms my artist and [...]

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Sockshop and Shoe Company – Vaughn Visnius

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1515 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz “Santa Cruz Scene” works by Vaughn Visnius Vaughn Visnius migrated to California from New York in the mid-seventies to enjoy the amazing sunsets.  Before his trek west, he was an apprentice to Frank Polbanz, a wonderful old-school photographer in New Hampshire. Once in California, he studied and taught at [...]

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Stripe – Chris Crossen

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz “Mountains to Sea” Works by Chris Crossen  Chris Crossen’s work engages deeply with color and pattern. Interactions of cells, waves, circles and other primary shapes and patterns center upon delivering sensations of contrast and balance, movement, depth and stasis. Inspired by landscapes around the world (including [...]

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Stripe MEN – Tyler Speas

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz “I’m Me” Works by Tyler Speas at Stripe MEN Tyler Benjamin Speas was born in Waukesha Wisconsin on October 26th 1984.  He moved to Milwaukee in 2003 where he attended the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Peck School of the Arts and graduated in 2008 with [...]

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Tannery Arts Center – Tannery Arts Center

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street Santa Cruz the TANNERY! 50+ artists / live music / 27 studios / ArtBar & Cafe with a Vintage Bike Exhibit! BOOK ARTS – Jody Alexander (105) CERAMICS – Andrea Amoedo (123), Carol Eddy, Juan Ramon Gimeno, Maren Sinclair Hurn (120), Andy Ruble (121), Stephanie Schriver (122) DIGITAL [...]

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The Happy Herb Shop – Abi Mustapha

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz The Happy Herb Shop is excited to premiere “MIXED MEDIA JOURNEY; ART BY ABI MUSTAPHA.” Join us for delicious kava drinks, damiana tea, pu-pu’s, wine, and music during Santa Cruz’s First Friday Art Walk!

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The Loft Salon and Spa – Ron Meadow

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Please join us for the First Friday Santa Cruz showing of Ron Meadow’s paintings at The Loft Salon and Spa in Santa Cruz! Artist Statement:  Ron Reeves Meadow, a native Californian, is a self-taught artist who began his artistic explorations in 1988. He produces art [...]

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The Nook – Briya Serrano

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz Briya is an emerging local artist that creates one of a kind multi-media art that is rich in vibrant colors with many layers of texture. Her work is primarily acrylic paint on canvas, glitter, sequins and other embellishments.  Briya’s work is inspired by the [...]

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The Relating Gym – Mystery Artist TBA

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 215 River St Santa Cruz **It’s the Relating Gym’s VERY FIRST First Friday celebration!** You won’t want to miss this brand new downtown venue on your First Friday art tour. Join us for refreshments, music, and art viewing from 5pm to 8pm. Stay for our open house from 8pm to [...]

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The True Olive Connection – Tom Kennedy

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz “Working with my hands has always been comfortable, painting is my pinnacle of expression” Tom Kennedy BIOEDUCATION:  BFA, Painting and Sculpture, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA  SOLO EXHIBITION:  Homegirls Cafe Grand Opening, Los Angeles, CA Charity Auction, Mission Dolores, Los Angeles, CA  GROUP [...]

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Vinocruz – Will Marino

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm In Abbott Square off Cooper Street Santa Cruz Works by Will Marino THE ART OF RECYCLED MATERIALS, WOUND & FOLDED PAPER Paper dartboards make up the bulk of the raw material I use in my work.I start by taking a hammer and smashing out the center of the board, then [...]

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