2018 Fall Events

As always, Open Studios kicks off a season of art happenings! I have two market events and one exhibit opening in November and December! More details below:

First up is a pop-up event at Home/Work, located at 1100 Soquel Drive in Midtown Santa Cruz. I’ll be selling prints, tote bags, cards, flour sack towels, and more - all featuring my artwork! This event is scheduled for Sunday, November 4.

Next is the opening of the exhibit “Reserves of Inspiration: Exploring UC Santa Cruz Natural Landscapes”. My piece “Willets in the Pickleweed” will be featured in this exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at Cowell College from November 6 through December 8. More information can be found here and here. I’m excited to be showing with fellow Science Illustration alum and instructors!

And finally, I will be joining my friends at Watershed Arts Studio at the Tannery Arts Center for the annual Winter Art Market. Linda Cover and Kerri Linden will be hosting me in their studio during the market, which is Dec. 1 & 2.

Reflection on Open Studios

On Oct. 6-7, 2018, I had the good fortune of being hosted by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation at the historic Porter Ranch House in Watsonville. Not only is it an incredible 19th century farm house located just northeast of the Slough, it also is a wonderful place to gather in celebration of art!

On Saturday, Oct. 6, Diane Porter Cooley, who grew up in that house, came to visit. Just shy of 90, Mrs. Cooley told delightful stories and shared her passion for protecting meaningful places. She also celebrated the power of art to highlight a sense of place. What a treat to meet her and learn from her.

I am so grateful to everyone who came through the house, the staff at the Elkhorn Slough Foundation who provided such generous support, and my fellow artists - Kate Warthen & Bill Fenwick - who shared the space with me. We had a great time and I look forward to more creative endeavors celebrating the Central Coast!