Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California, non-profit Arts Organization

"The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center supports and encourages the arts

through education, exhibition and cultural activities,

reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities."

 

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS ART CENTER

9341 Mill St.      Ben Lomond, CA      (831) 336-3513

 

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"10 Years Later"

February 10, 2014

 

Barbara Thomas addressed the Board of Directors, reflecting on the history of the Art Center's beginnings, and celebrating the 10 years since she and her husband Jim gift deeded the property/building to the Art Center

 

A PDF of the whole story

 

 

 

Heaps of Activities

at the Art Center:

 

Painting in the Gallery

 

More Fun with Ceramics!

 

In the Gallery

 

Art After School (Youth)

 

Life Drawing

 

 

Map to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

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"PAINTERS' PROGRESS"

Special invitation exhibition, showcasing students from all of Brenda Berg's classes: Oil & Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media Collage, Plein Air, "Think Big".

January 5 - 18, 2014

Opening Reception:  Jan 10, 6 - 8 p.m.

 

Poster for "Painters' Progress" Student exhibition at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

 

 

 

November 5, 2013

GRANT AWARD  from

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

 

We are PLEASED to announce we have received a grant award of $15,000 from the Community Foundation to support/expand our Youth Art Education programming.

 

Our belief in the importance of arts education/experience in developing a "whole" child is shared by the Community Foundation.  This grant funding will help us expand our Art After School classes which we currently offer at Boulder Creek Elementary, San Lorenzo Elementary, Bonny Doon Elementary, and SLV High School.  We will be adding classes to all 3 elementary schools, as well adding classes to the SLV Middle School.

The grant will also help us in our marketing efforts to reach more families in the San Lorenzo Valley area, as well as support our annual "Spring Into Art" youth art exhibition in our Gallery.

 

Youth Art Education poster for the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center   Youth Art Education poster for the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

Click on the thumbnails above for a larger image of the poster

 

You are also encouraged to contribute to our Youth Art Efforts by making a donation to support Scholarships for young budding artists, or by contributing to our Gloria Seneres Memorial Fund to support Youth Art Programs

 

For a PDF of the Press Release


 

 

Pop-Up Museum Day Photos & Stories!

 

Photographs from the Event (from the SLV Museum)

Photos from MAH

 

AND here is a fabulous write up of the pop up, written by MAH pop up museum intern Lauren Benetua.

Thank you California Arts Council!

 

Our Art After School (AAS) Program has received a grant through the "Creating Public Value" grant from the California Arts Council / National Endowment for the Arts.

 

We match this grant funding to provide art classes / experience to the youth in our community at the following schools:   

Bonny Doon Elementary, Boulder Creek Elementary, San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, San Lorenzo Valley High School & Middle School.

asses and experience is vital.

 

Funding for this program comes from the CAC's Arts License Plate program.  Click on the license plate below to learn how you can easily contribute to this far-reaching arts program.

 

       DRIVE THE ARTS:

 

 

 

AUGUST 2012 

"Art After School (AAS) program receives Grant support from the California Arts Council!"

 

The Honorable Jerry Brown
Governor of California
California State Capitol Building.

Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Dear Governor,

 

Our organization, The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, recently received a grant from the California Arts Council as part of their Creating Public Value through the Arts (CPV) program. The CPV Grant will help support the current Youth Arts Programming at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center:  providing Spring and Summer week-long Art Camps;  a Gallery Exhibit for youth;  free workshops; Art After School (AAS) Classes (at 5 local schools); mentorships for teens and parents. It will help our community outreach efforts: class flyers, advertising, as well as support staff efforts. 

 

Our board is strongly committed to providing arts experience and education to the youth in our community.  We believe arts are NOT an elective, but play an integral part in forming a “whole” child.  In today’s current environment, where art classes have been eliminated from our public schools, our ability to provide these classes and experience is vital.

 

Members of our organization, the young people we serve, their families and in general our audiences are your constituents and we want you to know that we appreciate your support of the arts in California.

 

Public funding for the arts supports broad public access to the arts for the citizens of California.  The California Arts Council has consistently recognized the importance of the arts and their role in building community by providing funds that enable Californians throughout the state to participate in the arts.

 

The legislature’s continued financial investment in the arts is critical to this community and our entire state.  Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in the arts.

 

We would welcome an opportunity to have you attend our activities or to speak with you on the phone about our organization.  Office hours: Tuesdays, 2 – 5 p.m. Office phone: (831) 336-3513. 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2012   (PDF of Article)

 

“Scholarships Get a Big Boost!”                                                                   

Thanks to the successful Community Day at New Leaf Markets in Felton and Boulder Creek (May 31), the Youth Scholarship Fund at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center is fatten up by $1,930!  Thank you all who shopped at New Leaf’s great community markets…we can start off our Summer Art Camp program with plenty of funding for scholarships through the season.  This is truly the “gift that keeps on giving”: scholarships are given out to young budding artists in our community whose families are in crisis or need.  The value of arts education and experience in helping build a “whole” child is invaluable and we are extremely thankful to New Leaf Markets for their continued vital support to worthy organizations in our community.

Budding young artists enjoys clay experience at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2011   PDF of Article

APPRECIATION FOR “FILLING BOWLS”       

 

Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Margarita Cortez and event coordinator Lin Colavin, presented an Award of Appreciation to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center Board on Monday evening, November 14. 

 

Margarita expressed her sincere appreciation for the Art Center’s donation of 60 beautiful bowls to help Loaves & Fishes “Empty Bowls” fundraising efforts.  She shared her belief in the value of volunteers and collaborations within our community, noting that over the past few years, Loaves & Fishes has distributed over 300,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry in our community.  Their “Empty Bowls” event this year raised almost $30K to help them continue their efforts.

 

Happy we can all fill bowls to feed hungry people in our community.

Loaves & Fishes Executive Director, Margarita Cortez (above, center) & Event Coordinator Lin Colavin (right) presented an Award of Appreciation to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center Board Chair Shahn Spratt (left) and Ceramics Committee Co-Chair Stephanie Triolo (bottom)

 

Paying it forward:  The raw clay for the Art Center’s Ceram-A-Rama event was donated by Phoenix Ceramics owner Kevin Wahl.  He has supported our annual event for the last 10 years, with donations of tools, clay and talent.  Local potters participating in the event created 100 bowls on the potter’s wheel using the donated clay.  The Art Center’s Ceramics Committee trimmed, glazed and fired the bowls, choosing the best 60 to donate to Loaves & Fishes “Empty Bowls” fundraising event.

 

 

NOVEMBER 2011     PDF of Article

Open House / Annual Holiday Gift Sale - November 26, 12 - 6 p.m.

Local artists displaying their works at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center in Ben Lomond are stocking the gallery with handmade treasures for the Art Center's upcoming big event: the annual Holiday Sale & Open House, a one-day extravaganza with 50 artists participating, is set to take place November 26.

Hand-crafted jewelry, ornaments, glass, scarves, ceramics, cards, paintings, prints, baskets, sculpture, textiles and additional items suitable for holiday gifts will be offered to shoppers at the Art Center's gallery in Mill Street. The gallery will be open from noon to 6:00 p.m.   Take a video tour of the Gallery Exhibition!

 "Santa Cruz residents are invited to stop by, enjoy the festivities, and find a unique, handmade gift for that special someone in your life," said Linda Levy, the Art Center's executive director. "Out-of-towners sampling the mountain wineries or looking for Christmas trees can add an extra treat to their excursions by stopping by the Art Center on Ben Lomond's quaint Mill Street." Levy added.

 Gallery visitors are invited to meet exhibiting artists throughout the day, enjoy refreshments and entertainment. 

For those who can't attend the November 26 Open House/Holiday Sale, the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center "The Gift of Art" exhibit runs through December 24. The Santa Cruz Mountain

 

OCTOBER 2011

NOT SO EMPTY BOWLS!          PDF of article

At the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center’s 10th annual Ceram-A-Rama event (held September 16, 17, 18, 2011), ceramic artists to created close to 100 bowls thrown on the wheel.  These bowls have been finished and glazed fired and are being donated to Loaves & Fishes Watsonville/Pajaro Valley to help raise funds to feed hungry people in our community.  Their event, “Empty Bowls”, will take place this year on October 15.  For more details, please contact Loaves & Fishes at 831.722.4144

 

SEPTEMBER 2011

PAYING IT FORWARD: September 20, 2011           PDF of article

In today's trying economic environment, we all realize the value of contributions to our community. At the Art Center's 10th annual Ceram-A-Rama event (held September 16, 17, 18, 2011), we invited ceramic artists to create bowls thrown on the wheel. Each potter was given 2.5 pound balls of clay for each bowl. Last year, more than 20 local talented hands pitched in during the event. Over 50 of the bowls were trimmed, bisque fired, then glazed and fired by the Art Center's ceramics crew. This year, we have close to 100 bowls that are being trimmed and glazed for this effort.

These bowls are donated to Loaves & Fishes Watsonville to help raise funds to feed hungry people in our community. Their event, "Empty Bowls", will take place this year on October 15. For more details, please contact Loaves & Fishes at 831.722.4144

Paying it forward: The raw clay for our Ceram-A-Rama event is donated by Phoenix Ceramics owner Kevin Wahl. He has supported our annual event for the last 10 years, with donations of tools, clay and talent.


Lin Colavin (Loaves & Fishes) and Kevin Wahl (Phoenix Ceramics) meet for the first time during the 10th Annual Ceram-A-Rama where Kevin's donated clay is turned into ceramic bowls donated to Loaves & Fishes "Empty Bowls" event which raises significant money to feed the hungry in our community!
 

July 2011 - Ukuleles Gone Wild!  Sentinel Article Review

Ukuleles Gone Wild: Summer series draws enthusiasts for fun, camaraderie

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With a ukulele strapped to his back and a glass of wine in his hand Jack... (JOHN WILLIAMS/SENTINEL)

 

BEN LOMOND -- Songs from the soundtrack of the 1986 movie "Stand By Me" wafted through the forested area behind the Mountains Art Center on Saturday, with well-placed blasts from a kazoo punctuating the playful lyrics of the Shirley and Lee song, "Let the Good Times Roll."

The performance by members of the newly formed Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz Orchestra was the second in the three-part summer series, "Ukuleles Gone Wild." The line-up also included performances from Three in a Chord and several soloists, all of them playing on an elevated wooden stage while about a dozen members of the audience strummed along with their own instruments.

Carolee Burrows, a Felton resident and member of the Ukulele Club, also sits on the board of directors for the Mountains Art Center, which provides education, exhibition and cultural activities in support of the arts.

The summer concert series started in 2004, mainly as a festive excuse to get community members together for camaraderie to bask in their shared love of music.

"The ukulele is just bringing people together in music because it's so easy to play -- I mean, you can literally learn it in 15 minutes," she said as -- veering away from the "Stand By Me" theme -- Three in a Chord continued its rendition of The Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

On Saturday mornings behind the Kind Grind at the Santa Cruz harbor, Burrows added, "they have 150 people who don't know each other playing ukuleles together."

Ukuleles have been enjoying a resurgence in popularity in recent years, possibly because they're inexpensive compared with similar stringed instruments such as a guitars and basses.

The day's festivities were dedicated to Bill Coombs, a longtime ukulele player and singer with the band All Shook Up, who died recently after battling stomach cancer.

 

June 2011 - Summer in the Mountains!

Yes, summer seems to have finally arrived! And in the Mountains there’s a LOT happening! During this wonderful season, the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center is offering it all: from art classes for young and old, music classes & concerts, plein air painting, hands on clay, sidewalk sales & demos, Raku Fridays…truly a place to celebrate your community.

PDF Press Release

 

April 2011 - Board of Directors takes action!

At their April 11 board meeting, the board unanimously appointed Linda A. Levy to the position of Executive Director, Shahn Spratt as Chairperson, and Erica Siegal as Board Member.

PDF Press Release.

 

March 2011 - CBS visits Ben Lomond

A crew from CBS Eye on the Bay visited Ben Lomond mid February, and traveled to all the various sites to see in Ben Lomond. The Art Center being one of them.

 

Link to Video of Eye on the Bay episode. Enjoy!

 

November 2010 - Welcome Travis John Adams

A big welcome to Travis John Adams, who comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge of ceramics. Travis says: “I have an addiction to ceramics that I love to share with the world. I believe in the infinite potential of clay; it can serve as an amazing form of therapy and expression. I try to include my life experience in my work, from stylistic, functional pottery to conceptual, figurative sculpture. Over the years I have developed a personal philosophy derived from the process of art and its relation to life. I studied ceramics and fine art at San Francisco State University, and have taught sculpture and pottery classes in Puerto Rico, Alaska, and the Bay Area. My most recent work has been an ardent attempt to mirror the intricacies and delicate properties of nature, extracted from observations of my home in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, as well as from my travels.”

Travis's website PDF Press Release

 

September 2010 - We Get and We Give! PDF Press Release

Bowls from Ceram-a-Rama go to Loaves & Fishes in Watsonville for their annual fundraising campaign, raising over $30K for the hungry in our community. PDF Press Release

August 16, 2010 - THANK YOU NEW LEAF MARKET, FELTON!

Volunteers from the Art Center set up information tables and “hands-on” art opportunities in front of New Leaf Felton on July 29 for a “Community Day” event. New Leaf Market donates a percentage of their sales on Community Day to local non-profits. This generous donation for the day, over $1100, will help match funds supporting our Youth Art Programs - free afterschool art classes at SLV High, SLV Elementary, Boulder Creek Elementary, and Bonny Doon Elementary schools, and scholarships for young artists in our community.

Thank you New Leaf Market Owners, Bob & Terry Locatelli, for their continued generous support for non-profits in our community. It is truly a “gift that keeps on giving”. And thank you to all who shop at New Leaf for helping them help us all. PDF Press Release.

 

August, 2010 - THANK YOU VALLEY WOMEN'S CLUB!

Volunteers from the Art Center helped with this year's Redwood Mountain Faire, and a percentage of the proceeds were presented to the Art Center at the beginning of August by Bobbi Faulk, representing the Redwood Mountain Faire committee. This Award of over $1300, will help match funds supporting our Youth Art Programs - free afterschool art classes at SLV High, SLV Elementary, Boulder Creek Elementary, and Bonny Doon Elementary schools!

Thank you to all our great volunteers who helped make this happen! And thanks to the San Lorenzo Valley Women's Club for helping us "Make Art a Part of Your Life!" PDF Press Release.

 

July, 2010 - The Art Center receives support from the Rydell Visual Arts Fund to support our youth education programs. PDF Press Release

Thanks to the efforts of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, the Art Center's youth education programming will be supported by a grant from the Rydell Visual Arts Fund. We are slated to receive $11K each year for the next 2 years, which means we can continue to provide our free teen classes (after school hrs at SLV), support our Art Saturdays, Spring & Summer Art Camp, as well as embark on providing after school art classes at local elementary schools.

 

We strongly believe in the great value arts education brings to building our community (see Lisa's article below), and appreciate any contributions to help us match this grant.

To donate on-line

April, 2010: The Value of Arts - Article by Lisa Alexander (PDF)

What do we value? As a species, we have created wondrous things: skyscrapers, iPods, satellites, the Mona Lisa, and countless other miraculous works of art and science. We have also created every problem that exists in our world today. Through shortsightedness, greed, and intolerance, we have designed overpopulation, poverty, pollution, depletion of natural resources, war, a tanking economy, and a government that spends 10,000 times more money on arms and armed forces than it does on educating its young.

If we had decided consciously what world to create together, would this be it? What are we creating today, and how will it look tomorrow? In this country we claim to value things such as freedom, fairness, intelligence, tolerance, and respect. The time has come for each of us to take action in a more global, conscious way with regard to these values.

Conscious action begins with whole education for our children. We must equip them to face the challenges they will inherit. Now, more than ever, our children need an education that includes more than just information. It must also provide the creative experience to sharpen the cognitive tools that can build new solutions. Every advance ever made by humanity, every problem ever solved, sprang from creative minds. And yet arts programs are being cut from public education almost universally. Can we really afford to eliminate creative training for our young people? To ignore it as though it was unimportant?

Higher brain function is facilitated not by particular centers in the brain, but by systems of interaction—like webs—among many areas. The ability to access many parts of the brain at once allows one to gather numerous bits of information and formulate something completely new. The arts help to build and strengthen these interconnecting pathways in our brains.

The correlation between arts education and SAT scores is well established: more arts exposure equals higher verbal and math test scores. Higher scores hold not only for standardized testing, but also in the scholastic areas of reading, English, history, citizenship, and geography. Students who play a musical instrument score up to 34% higher on tests that measure spatial and temporal ability. Studies show that within two to three years after arts programs are cut in schools, attendance and test scores go down; incidents of vandalism (crime) and disruption go up.

Some of the skills that are developed by arts education are:

· Abstract reasoning, which is vital in problem solving, forming theories and ideas, understanding subjects on a complex level, and thinking about and combining things symbolically (i.e. adding in your head rather than counting on your fingers)

· Discipline and focus

· Self confidence

· Spatial thinking, which is critical for learning in the areas of complex mathematics, science, and engineering

· Enhanced communication and expression

Arts education fosters original thinking—and healthy, adaptable, tolerant human beings. Imagine, for a moment, a world in which individuals and societies were able to:

· Creatively find peaceful resolutions for conflicts between individuals, groups, and countries.

· Design homes, buildings, transportation, and lifestyles that are sustainable and symbiotic with the planet (rather than parasitic and resource depleting).

· Create community, family, and individual health through fair trade, fair wages, fair prices, and universal access to excellent education and healthcare.

· Design ways to clean up and eliminate environmental toxins.

These are not outlandish ideas. They are real solutions to devastating problems. If we value these things, they are possible. They are simple ideas to be orchestrated and embraced by creative, well-educated minds. But well-educated minds need to be supported and nurtured.

In 2009, the U.S. Government spent roughly $1,784,000,000 (that’s Billion) per DAY on defense. On Education, for the entire YEAR: $64,882,384 (that’s million).

What DO we value?

Demand from your representatives that education be made a priority. That priority needs to be expressed through substantial financial support. Refuse to allow the arts to be cut from curricula; demand that arts programs be expanded and integrated with other subjects. Support your local school’s arts department with money, supplies, and/or volunteer time. At home, expose your children to the arts through attending community classes, galleries, and live performance.

We can take conscious action that is aligned with our highest values. We can provide a better world for our children. The arts can help to make it happen. Imagine that. Create that. Do that.


Senators

Member District Number and Office Capitol Office

 

Simitian, S. Joseph 11 160 Town & Country Village State Capitol

(650) 688-6384 Sacramento, CA

94248-0001

701 Ocean Street (916) 651-4011

Room 318A

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 425-0401

 

Maldonado, Abel 15 1356 Marsh Street State Capitol

(805) 549-3784 Sacramento, CA

94248-0001

100 Paseo de San Antonio (916) 651-4015

Suite 206

San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 277-9461

 

590 Calle Principal

Monterey, CA 93940


Assembly Members

Member District Number and Office Capitol Office

 

Monning, William W. 27 701 Ocean Street State Capitol

Room 318B Room 6005

Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Sacramento, CA

(831) 425-1503 94249-0027

(916) 319-2027

99 Pacific Street

Suite 555D

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 649-2832

(831) 657-6315

 

Contact Congressman Sam Farr: http://www.farr.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=202

 

 

Local Representatives, Districts below.

 

If you aren't sure which Supervisor represents your district, or a district in which a specific address is located, click here.

March, 2010: Welcome new Board Members Shahn Spratt and Stephanie Triolo!

Stephanie Triolo says "I attended Portland State College for 2 years with intention to be a Art History teacher, but ended up getting married and having kids. I Needed to work and just by chance started working for the Alvin Duskin Co, an apparel manufacturing company. This started the 32 year journey that was truly exciting, fun and stimulating. Along the way, I owned and operated a factory, consulted for Wage and Hour for Womens Division for the State of California, and consulted for small apparel firms. In 1980 I began working for Corporate Apparel Companies (Jessica McClintock, Esprit and Fritzi) as Vice President of Manufacturing and retired in 2002. I then pursued, planting, and maintaining a Vineyard until 2005 and then moved to Santa Cruz. I would really enjoy the opportunity to be on the Board of the Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center. I have the time and energy to do whatever it takes to participate in all aspects of the Gallery and Art Center. I hope that I could contribute, using the skills that I developed during my many years in business. I have the ability to work well with everyone. Last but not least, I really love the place.”

Shahn Spratt has stated he would like to rejoin the Board. He was our Board President in past years. His father was artist Fred Spratt, who taught at San Jose State for many years and owned a gallery in downtown San Jose. Shahn currently works for NASA – as a project manager. On our Board, he directed facilities development (remodeling) and singlehandedly rewired much of the Center. Shahn would like to get back into working in clay.

February, 2010: The Art Center Receives Grant!

The Art Center received a grant award of $7000 from the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County for this year. This grant is an Operations Support grant, and helps us cover a little bit of everything we do. We thank the Cultural Council for their continued support! Information about the Cultural Council can be found at their website.

January, 2010: Private Donation of $3000 for Ceram-a-Rama!

Bruce Bangert, longtime local sculptor, ceramic artist, ceramics instructor, has provided a grant this year to support the Art Center's Ceram-A-Rama event and our local ceramics activities! Bruce! You are an Angel!

January, 2010: Volunteer of the year!

Susan Archibald, Board Member on the Board of Directors for the SC Mountains Art Center, was named our "Volunteer of the Year" in recognition of her beyond the call of duty hard work. She keeps our doors open and the Gallery staffed, organizing participating artists to docent, training new docents, calling to remind them of their scheduled docent times, helping curate and hang just about every exhibit, putting up all the title cards, helps with the Opening Receptions and all our other events! She is such a nice person on top of it all! It is a joy to have her in our lives! Thank you, Susan!

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ON-LINE

Slide Show from Ceram-A-Rama 2009 An overview of our free community event

 

Youth Art Shows: 2001 - 2009 - visual retrospective of Youth Art in our Gallery & classrooms.

 

 

ART CENTER GETS A FACE LIFT!

May, - June 2009

Jon Wagman and helpers are giving the Art Center a great Face Lift!

Based on Jon's uplifting abstracts, our Center will soon sport a wild new look!

 

After priming, Jon and Michael English have applied

the first coat of purple lines.

Jon hamming for the camera...

Blue color added.

WOW!

We're stopping traffic!

Getting Close!
SLIDE SHOW OF THE EVENT!

JUNE 21, 2009 - "Face-Off" in Ben Lomond!

 

Humongous Thanks!

A letter from Phyllis Mayfield: April, 2008

 

To Linda and all you fantastically creative Mountain Art People,

 

I thank Linda for her appreciative article recognizing me for my ten years of heading up Verbal Moonshine. I want to thank each of you who keeps the center such a alive place, for all of us who touch it in any way.

 

Many times new people, or the usual stalwarts coming to the monthly read, have told me how impressed they were with the quality of work on display. "It makes a warm, inspiring area so I can read better," they would say.
 

I have always known how important you all have been in making "Moonshine" run. It's wheels were greased by your artistic work. Your new ideas always made me look forward to discovering which creative genie was let out of the lamp to help you complete your work this time. It continued to inspire me as well as the readers and listeners attending.
 

I know I've had your help always, but I want to mention a couple of angels who distributed the great posters Linda made about our final celebration. I was too dizzy (remember that?) to take them around. I thought there'd be a stack of them in the back room someplace on the last night. I saw Susan Archibald and Julie Erreca in the office. They gave me the last four copies, and told me they'd heard I wasn't well and wanted to help. I was touched. I'm sure their effort played a big part in having at least 42 people at the event. Only one example, of many, of your generosity.
 

Thank you all. I hope juicy creativity, yours and mine, will continue to flow for years and years.
 

Love ya,
 

Phyllis Mayfield
 

P.S. Wish me luck on my memoir.
 

GREAT NEWS! (2007 - 2008)

We are proud to announce they have received 2 great grants! The California Arts Council, (Arts License Plates), as part of their pilot program to Create Public Value (CPV), has provided grant funding to support the current Youth Arts Programming. Our Youth Arts Programs consists of: Spring, Fall & Winter "Art Saturday" classes, (2- & 3-D); Spring and Summer week-long Art Camps (ages 6 - 12 yrs); "Spring into Art" Annual Gallery Exhibit, (youth ages up to 21 years); Free 2-D & 3-D workshops; After school Teen Art Classes (ages 13 - 18); Mentorships for teens and instructors.

 

The Carol Anika Mihalik Memorial Fund, administered through the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, has awarded the Art Center a grant to upgrade existing digital classroom facilities as well as expand current digital class offerings, sponsor an all digital gallery exhibition (2008).

 

We wish to thank all our community members, participants and donors for their generous support through the years. Both of these grants rely on matching funds from our community, so your continued support helps us realize our goals to "Make Art a Part of Your Life!"

 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Christa Shanaman & her mother, Betty Southstone, (Coast Country Real Estate) for their generous donation and continued support of the Art Center. This dynamic duo donates 10% of their net profit on any real estate transaction that comes to them from our membership. They recently handled the sale of a Felton property owned by members Pat and Larry Worley.

And an even BIGGER THANKS to the Worleys for their MATCHING DONATION!!!!!

 

FELTON NEW LEAF MARKET Community day benefits youth art scholarship program.

Thank you New Leaf Market for supporting our youth program again this year with a handsome donation (over $1K). Thanks for providing us the opportunity to present our organization to the public during the Community Day, July 26th. Frank Borovich wowed New Leaf customers with his awesome skill on the potter's wheel. Julie Erreca provided lessons in Ikebana flower arranging (beautiful flowers donated by Camp Joy!), and creative bookmaking. We handed out a LOT of literature. THANK YOU again, New Leaf.

 

Thank you one and all for your generosity, thoughtfulness and continued support!

 

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:   

 Arts Council of Santa Cruz County   Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

         California Arts Council   Bruce Bangert   North Glass   Phoenix Ceramics  

       Earth Matters Foundation    Valley Women's Club    New Leaf Market Felton

 

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