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June 7 through July 19, 2013
Reception: Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Landscapes: One of the most traditional and popular subjects in art. This is an invitational exhibit featuring 5 artists whose interpretation of "the landscape" varies widely. From abstract to conceptual and everything in between, from easy on the eye to mysterious and moody, paintings by these promising and accomplished artists are sure to please.
Soquel artist John Crawford derives his inspiration from the coastal scenery and its surroundings, starting his work plein air and continuing inside the studio. His award-winning paintings have been on display in numerous central coast and bay area venues. (http://www.jrcrawfordstudio.com/)
John Maxon's work has been collected extensively by both private and corporate patrons. He has shown his work in galleries throughout the west, most recently in Palo alto and Sausalito. He is a visiting artist and lecturer at San Jose State, and U.C. Santa Cruz. (http://www.johnmaxon.com/)
Margaret Rinkovsky received her MFA in painting at UCLA and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout California, most recently in San Francisco. She conducts lectures in drawing, printmaking and design at Cabrillo College in Aptos.
Jenn Shifflet: She was an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts between 2004-2007. Recent solo shows include an exhibit at the SFMOMA Artist Gallery as well as the Chandra Cerrito Gallery, in Oakland CA. She has been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian Museum, The Corcoran Gallery, and The Walters Museum in Baltimore. (http://www.jennshifflet.com)
Jeff Snell's atmospheric landscapes unite traditional landscapes and popular culture as vigorous abstract rhythms. Jeff recently won First Place at the prestigious statewide landscape exhibition held annually at Santa Cruz Art League Gallery (http://www.jeffsnellart.com/)