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37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, CA
Wednesday through Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm
(Closed between exhibitions)

Current Exhibition

Hablamos Juntos/Together We Speak: Un Diálogo Visual/A Visual Dialog

Artist Talk: September 15 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Watsonville Civic Plaza Community Room with Susana Arias, Yreina D. Cervántez, Amy Díaz-Infante, Dionicio Mendoza and Juan R. Fuentes.

Curators’ Tour: September 16 from 2:00 – 3:00pm at Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery with Juan R. Fuentes and Michelle P. Mouton.

Curated by Juan R. Fuentes, Hablamos Juntos explores visual dialogs created by prominent California Latinx artists at the Pajaro Valley Arts gallery in Watsonville. In this extraordinarily rich exhibit, you will experience how our artists give voice to and navigate: daily life, current events, social, political and cultural issues, community, ethnicity, as well as personal narratives, myths, and history.

Curators: Juan R. Fuentes and Michelle P. Mouton
Curator Statement

Artists:  Susana Arias,  Eduardo Carrillo,  Yreina D. Cervántez,  Pablo Cristi,   Amy Díaz-Infante,  Juan R. Fuentes,  Daniel Galvez,  Lorraine García-Nakata,  Carlos Jackson,   Carmen León,  Jose Lozano,  Dionicio Mendoza,  Amalia Mesa-Bains,  Viviana Paredes,  Pancho Rodriquez,   Michael Roman,  Ivan Rubio,  Manuel Santana,   Linda Vallejo,   Cruz Ortiz Zamarron

A collaboration between Pajaro Valley Arts, Museo Eduardo Carrillo, and the Young Writers Program, this project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Hablamos Juntos exhibit is also presented in partnership with the San Jose Museum of Art, New Terrains collaboration. Through New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, South Bay arts organizations band together to present a series of cross-disciplinary exhibitions, programs and experiences that explore how bodies move through spaces—social, political, literal, and figurative. Projects address timely topics such as transportation and urban planning, navigation and orientation, public protest, immigration and migration, and mobility in its many forms. For more information on New Terrains: https://sjmusart.org/new-terrains/connect

Sculpture IS: In the Garden 2018

Sculpture IS: In the Garden 2018, marks our twelfth sculpture exhibit in partnership with Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens. The jurors, Susana Arias and Jeff Rosendale, selected over 80 sculptures created by more than 40 artists and collaborators.

Visit the stunning two-acre demonstration garden; relax under the umbrellas, bring your picnic lunch, and spend an afternoon enjoying the exhibit.

 

“I saw the angel in the marble and
carved until I set him free”

—Michelangelo

 

This exhibit is dedicated and  in memory of our
dear friend and Board Member James Aschbacher

What Nourishes Us

Happy 150th birthday, Watsonville, and congratulations on the building of a great successful community over all these years.

Members of Pajaro Valley Arts join in the sesquicentennial celebration with this exhibition, What Nourishes Us, exploring the idea of how our community nourishes our bodies, our souls, our imaginations and our arts. Using a wide variety of mediums, artists from Santa Cruz County and beyond share their interpretations on what nourishes them from this community and from their lives in general.

Image Credit: Loading Docks, by David Fleming

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, June 3 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Curators: Jane Gregorius, Susan Matulich, Mary Neater & Carol Walber

Take a Virtual Tour Here

 

This exhibit is dedicated and  in memory of our
dear friend and Board Member James Aschbacher