Artist statement: This is a unique “adventure” that I was curious enough to try that brought me back to the fun and disciplines discovering another art form. The failures and successes gave way to a renewed joy of the magic and desire to create. My love of color, composition and the mystery of paint gave light to challenge my own thoughts and ideas. This “adventure” excites me into so many more discoveries.
Engage with your creative community of artists and visit Karen’s Spotlight at the Santa Cruz Art League.
Since 1955 the Santa Cruz Art League’s High School Show has been providing one of the only professional gallery exhibitions for high school age artists in our county. Students from local public, private, charter, home and at -risk schools are invited to benefit from the Art League’s state-of-the-art space and give the audience a preview of the next generation of local artists.
For almost nine decades, the Santa Cruz Art League’s Statewide Landscape Exhibition has showcased the work of artists across the Golden State who depict California’s foothills, mountains, seashores, and deserts of the interior and coastal regions.
Travel can mean both the journey and the destination. But rather than reiterating clichéd images, curious photographers focus their lens on details of a scene, or moments unfolding around them, bringing the region’s culture to life. Were you able to connect with people in a foreign land, even if you didn’t speak the language, by taking their photo? Have you ever captured a day-in-a-life scene that tells a story of tradition or human emotion? Did you find yourself in a stunning landscape far from home, and actually do it justice in a photo? Share your indelible travel memories.
Juror: Allison Garcia Freelance Photographer & Co-Producer of Open Show Santa Cruz
Heidi uses color and the fluid quality of watercolor to explore the intricacies of flowers, plants and nature. She has created the collection “The Barnyard and Beyond” which represents creatures both familiar and wild.
Heidi is also excited to collaborate with fashion designer Jill Pillot of Ricochet Wearable Art, in the collection “Art Finds Art” where Jill Pillot incorporates Heidi Michelle’s Art “Barnyard and Beyond” Collection into her designs.
The Santa Cruz Watercolor Society and the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild present Water & Metal at the Santa Cruz Art League. The exhibition features artworks from members of both organizations, highlighting the breadth of creativity, talent, and craftsmanship of these local artists.
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