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

Current Exhibition

Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice/¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz

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 Exhibit Dates: January 27 – April 3, 2020

At the Santa Cruz County Government Center

 701 Ocean Street, 3rd Floor, Santa Cruz, CA

HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY from 8:00am – 5:00 pm

Presented by Pajaro Valley Arts, Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice was invited by County Clerk, Gail Pellerin, to reprise our 2019 exhibit at the County of Santa Cruz Government Center during their most important 2020 election season. This exhibit aims to inform, inspire and develop greater interest in the non-partisan democratic process. Co-curated by Maria Gitin and Pajaro Valley Arts Curator Judy Stabile, the exhibit features Bob Fitch photography from the archives of  Stanford University Library and artifacts from civil rights veteran Maria Gitin.  The exhibit includes contemporary regional artists interpretation of voting rights and informative displays from Santa Cruz County Elections Department and Watsonville City Clerk’s Office. A visual timeline highlights key events in voting rights history including the historic Watsonville v. Gomez case.  The exhibit is presented in partnership with Santa Cruz County Elections Department, and Santa Cruz County Arts Commission.  

EVENTS: A First Friday Reception will be held Friday, February 7, 2020   5:00-8:00 PM.

TOURS: For history of the exhibit and group tours Monday-Friday 10:00am – 2:pm Contact Curator, Maria Gitin: to make an appointment.

Participating Artists:
Jessica Carrasco, Myra Eastman, Bob Fitch, Jane Gregorius, Hedwig Heerschop, Matt Herron, Lucien Kubo, Joshua Moreno, Helen Ruiz-Thomas,Jaime Sánchez, Sandra Takashima Shaw, Peggy Snider, and Carol Wallberg.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, suitable for students and adults, venue is ADA accessible.

“This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.”

Take Aways: Art To Go!

Take Aways: Art To Go!
January 22 – March 8
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 26, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

This annual invitational exhibit features seventy-seven of the county’s most notable artists. As a fundraising event these artists are presenting works that fit into many budgets. Several donated pieces will be part of a raffle drawing during the closing reception on March 8. In this wildly popular show everyone benefits; you take home fabulous art the day of your purchase, the artists and PVA get their normal commissions, and new art comes into the gallery every day!