Exhibit dates: August 25 – October 3, 2021
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 29, 2021
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Pajaro Valley Arts presents the exhibit Reflections by the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, a spectacular display of artisan jewelry and small metal sculpture. It will feature many pieces that are narrative in nature. MBMAG is a nonprofit that is devoted to educating the public about the metal arts, as well as promoting local artists in their pursuit to create new works.
Sculpture IS: In the Garden 2021, marks our Fifteenth sculpture exhibit in partnership with Sierra Azul Nursery
The jurors, Susana Arias and Jeff Rosendale, selected over 100 sculptures created by 42 artists and collaborators.
Visit the stunning two-acre demonstration garden, relax under the umbrellas, and spend an afternoon enjoying the exhibit.
Mi Casa es Tu Casa: Nuestras Familias / My House is Your House: Our Families
Online Exhibit Dates: October 28 – December 13, 2020
Mi Casa es Tu Casa is PVA’s annual exhibit inspired by Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional holiday in Mexico that celebrates those who have passed away. This year our exhibit features the papel picado collection of Cheryl Marquez and Paul Brennan; regional artists’ interpretations of this holiday; and coloring pages from the Fiesta de Día de Muertos activity book published by the Watsonville Film Festival. PVA hosted Watsonville Film Festival to film Day of the Dead celebration, which kicked off on Wednesday, October 28 as well.
THE GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
We will not be holding a physical celebration/opening reception
“People, Places & Poetry”
We are pleased to present PVA’s annual members show, a collection of fine art works contributed by 58 of our members, includes paintings, poetry, drawings, sculpture and mixed media creations.
PVA annually honors our loyal members, who are comprised of both artists and art appreciators, with an exhibit. Each year these artists are challenged by a theme to inspire them and stretch their creative thinking. The result is always a lively, interesting show.
The theme of this year’s show is “people, places and poetry”. The artists were asked to create a passionate expression of people and places that they have experienced in life. We asked our members to create fresh new and original artwork to make this truly a unique member’s exhibit.
PVA thanks our Curators, laura laura and Lyn MacDonald
Sculpture IS: In the Garden 2020, marks our fourteenth sculpture exhibit in partnership with Sierra Azul Nursery and Garden.
The jurors, Susana Arias, Jamie Abbott and Jeff Rosendale, selected over 90 sculptures created by 42 artists and collaborators.
Visit the stunning two-acre demonstration garden, relax under the umbrellas, and spend an afternoon enjoying
as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.
Campesinos: Workers of the Land
Campesinos: Workers of the Land, exhibit will open when shelter-in-place is lifted and be on view in the gallery through October 4, 2020.
We have a spectacular exhibit at the Pajaro Valley Arts gallery, sitting behind locked doors. While our gallery door is currently closed for the safety of our staff, guests and community, our virtual door is open for you to experience Campesinos: Workers of the Land online at: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=UmneBURGKjJ
We are grateful for the dedication of our agricultural workers, and celebrate their contributions through Campesinos: Workers of the Land.
Exhibit planning started late in 2019 as collaboration between Consuelo Alba, Watsonville Film Festival; Gabe Medina, Watsonville Artist Meet-up; and Pajaro Valley Arts. Ms. Alba was looking for a venue to show the work of two artists who were to be highlighted during the film festival. Farmworkers are central themes for both artists. Together, we expanded this concept so that regional artists would have the opportunity to show their work.
This exhibit was conceived to honor the dignity of our campesinos/agricultural workers and farmers. We asked artists to create and bring us work that represent what they see, feel, and believe as they pass by our fields everyday. We asked for artwork that represents the issues of dignity, labor, workers’ rights, immigration, and the duality of every day living for migrant workers. We received incredibly personal, visual and audio stories that celebrate the lives and contributions of our families and community of agricultural workers.
Artists: Hannah Baldrige • Carlos Campos • Jessica Carrasco • Ruth Carroll • Victor Cervantes Warren Chang • Arleene Correa Valencia • Linda Curtis • Kati D’Amore Francisco Joseph Dominguez • Jenny Dowd • Veronica Eldredge • David Fleming Armando Franco • Juan R. Fuentes • Ome Garcia • Michele Hausman Hedwig Heerschop • Erica Hernandez • Rosa Gabriela Hernandez • Bill Kennann • Lucien Kubo • Barbara Lawrence • Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis • Mac McWilliams Gabriel J. Medina • Jay Mercado • Jonathan Sánchez Moreno • Don Monkerud Ed Penniman • Joel Rigler • Jaime Sánchez • Craig Sherod • Leon Sun • Shmuel Thaler Samuel Torres Jr. • Graciela Vega
Curated by: Gabriel J. Medina and Judy Stabile
Juried by: Consuelo Alba, Gabriel J. Medina and Judy Stabile