Opening February 20: California Dreaming
February 20 - August 7, 2015
Presented by Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative.
Curated by Joan Blackmer
When you think of California, what images come to mind? Opening February 20th, five local contemporary painters explore new frontiers of expression in California Dreaming in answer to that question. This large format exhibition offers a broad perspective of the mesmerizing beauty of the central coast.
Inspired by the dynamic landscape of California and its scenic coastline, artist John Crawford states, "The extreme diversity of northern California's landscape, seascape and skyscape create the opportunity to explore our own emotions and interpretations. Taking a brush to canvas is always a beginning. The start of the day, sunrise to sunset, and everything in between, the unknown and the unexpected, provide stimulation for spontaneous responses as the images unfold."
Curated by Joan Blackmer, California Dreaming will be shown at all five Santa Cruz County Bank branches through August 7, 2015. The exhibit includes 55 works by artists John Crawford, John Maxon, Michael Mote, Charles Prentiss and Margaret Rinkovsky.
Director of the Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative, Mary Anne Carson, describes the work in California Dreaming, "In response to the stunning allure of our amazing Golden State, each artist, whether painting by memory or in plein air, has captured spirituality on canvas."
Exhibition Calendar and Reception Date:
Feb 20 to August 7, 2015
Santa Cruz County Bank exhibit dates, all five branches
March 12, 2015
Santa Cruz County Bank Artists' Reception, 720 Front Street, Santa Cruz 5:30-7:30pm
Exhibition Locations & Hours:
Santa Cruz County Bank
Aptos - 7775 Soquel Drive
Capitola - 819 Bay Avenue
Santa Cruz - 720 Front Street
Scotts Valley - 4604 Scotts Valley Drive
Watsonville - 595 Auto Center Drive
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6pm excluding holidays
Exhibition & Media Contact:
Main Phone: 831.457.5000
Mary Anne Carson - 831.457.5003 ext. 2118