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I am a visually inspired intuitive collage artist. My collage art origins is from handmade, old-fashioned cut and paste collage. This declaration is a differentiation because so much more collage work, on the internet, is composed digitally.  The heart of these collages are found and carefully curated photographs taken in Santa Cruz, loose images torn from vintage magazines, or local collected retired publications.  See more of Cristina Sayers's work: On the wall at Palace during the entire month of April Follow Cristina on Instagram Like her on Facebook
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Most renowned for her dreamy surfscapes, mermaids, abstract florals, and coastal landscapes, the ocean and environment are at the heart of Maia Negre's work and life. Her artwork is both captivating and inspiring, an expression of reverance to the beauty of life, and she has become one of Santa Cruz's most beloved and popular artists. See more of Maia Negre's work: On the wall at Palace during the entire month of March Follow Maia on Instagram Like her on Facebook Visit www.maianegre.com
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We are celebrating our 75th anniversary! Join us for two days packed full of featured artist demonstrations, free manufacturer demos, prize giveaways, and a chance to try out our favorite products! Join us for a free two-day in-store event featuring over 20 local artists and 20 of our top manufacturers who will be offering live painting demonstrations, make and take activities, and the chance to try out some of your favorite products. We’ll be giving out free swag bags to the first 75 customers in the door each day* featuring samples from our participating manufacturers. You can also spin the…
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Enjoy the beautiful works of Susan Brown on display in the store throughout the months of December and January! From the artist: My photography is a reflection of what my heart connects with in the moment. Sylvia means "Maiden of the Woods" and I feel at home in nature. I love capturing the Spirit of a place, experimenting with different angles and light to explore unique perspectives. I’ve photographed with Panasonic, Canon, Nikon and iPhone Pro cameras. I discovered photography on a trip to New Zealand in 2008 with my husband Paul. Friends and family encouraged me and I’ve enjoyed…
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These new art classes are for everyone — from beginners who want help getting started, to experienced artists looking to refine their work. Toaa teaches classical art-making skills, but also emphasizes creativity and exploration. Students can use whatever art media they prefer, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, pencil, and charcoal. It’s a great way for people to pursue art in a fun, friendly setting. Class Sessions Cost $40 per session or $175 for 5 sessions Drop-ins welcome - first come first served To Register Contact Toaa Dallo directly (831) 332-9532 email toaadallo@gmail.com
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Enjoy the beautiful works of Susan Brown on display in the store throughout the entire month of November! From the artist: "Encouraged by my mother, painting and drawing have always been part of my life since I can remember. My work relies on color, form and pattern, in that order. I am best described as a colorist who blends reality and imagination; not an exact realist." Susan will be in-store on Saturday, November 11th from 11am - 1pm for a chance to connect and enjoy a free watercolor demo and sketch class. To learn more about Susan Brown: Visit www.susanbrownfineart.com…
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Join artist Andrew Cook in-store to try a brand new brush shape from Raphael Brushes using heavy body acrylics on Fabriano Artistico Paper. Meet the D-Brush! 2 brushes in one, this brush has a plethora of exciting features that will reduce the number of brushes you will need when painting - and when cleaning! Raphael is the oldest artist brush manufacturer in Europe. Since 1793 they have constantly innovated, but now, they have released a brand new shape. Andrew will be using Fabriano Artistico as the ideal surface for acrylic paints. Try for yourself and see the 7 different surfaces…
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Join Speedball demo artist and printmaker, Pável Acevedo, as he shares his passion and excitement for the art of printmaking. This two-hour lecture and demonstration will provide attendees with in-depth information about the block printing process from carving the block to printing the image. Learn about the wide range of Speedball inks, tools and accessories, giving insight to each product’s use and attributes. This demo is ideal for the beginner seeking the experience of pulling a print or the skilled printmaker looking to learn new tips and tricks! MEET THE ARTIST: Pável Acevedo Pável Acevedo is an independent printmaker with a strong…
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Join artist Kristen Brown for this demo that will show participants how to use Liquitex Glass Medium, to decorate a glass candle holder. Glass Medium is non-drip, ultra-durable, and allows you to personalize slick, non-porous surfaces like ceramics, glass, and porcelain. Mix with color to create a smooth, high-gloss finish that adheres to slick non-porous surfaces like glass. When heat set in an oven, it creates a glossy, scratch resistant surface. MEET THE ARTIST: Kristen Brown Kristen Brown is a San Francisco-based painter originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, and an artist for The Fine Art Collective. She has exhibited at the…
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