Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The stone cutter

Nicole Remedio's hands-on approach to jewelry making; Melinda Rugani turns her attentions to pillow design

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Christa Martin: Making original art with found wood and sailcloth

Last week, I took a look inside Enter Through the Gift Shop, the Tannery’s boutique that sells the work of local artisans. This week, I continue by focusing on two female artists whose innovative creations are displayed...

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Kirby Scudder: PVAC shows ‘Sleight of Hand’ in new exhibit

 It’s 1:30 on Monday and members of the Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery Committee grab coffee at Peet’s in downtown Santa Cruz. I meet them at Java Junction where I grab a coffee to go. Traffic on...

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013


  NEXT WEEK GAIL RICH AWARDS Call it Santa Cruz’s version of the Lincoln Center Awards. From the among the vast numbers of artists, performers and writers making their home in Santa Cruz, six individuals are chosen...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Past Gail Rich Award Winner

1997 Rick Walker, musician Peter, Diana, Marina and Lyle Troxell, family of artists Holt Murray, sculptor Bob Lowery, blues musician Laura Ellen Hopper, radio pioneer Sara Wilbourne, dancer Eric Schoeck, talk-show host Joe Ferrara, comic-book merchant Philip...

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

2013 Gail Rich Award Winners

Santa Cruz County is that place where the guy behind the café counter is a singer/songwriter, the woman showing you a house for sale is a landscape painter and your next-door neighbor is writing her third novel....

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Christa Martin: Metal, jewelry and prints

At age 13, Denny Beck entered his first art competition. It was sponsored by his junior high school library in the redwood mecca of Humboldt County. His entry? A hand-carved wooden sculpture of a bear in the wilderness,...

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The new Santa Cruz Institute for Contemporary Art is looking to shake up the local art scene by bringing in a bit of worldly sophistication

The Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts is a new thing. But it’s also a not-so-new thing. Technically, the SCICA has existed for nine years — though, it was more a concept than an actual place. “People...