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    Pressing On: Selected Works from the Cowell Press

  • No alternative textGreat news! Our PRESSING ON exhibit has been so successful this winter quarter that the exhibit will be extended until May 1st by appointment only. The exception is Alumni Weekend (April 29-May 1)

  • An Uncommon Place: Shaping the UC Santa Cruz Campus

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    In celebration of UCSC's 50th Anniversary:

      
    An Uncommon Place:

    Shaping the UC Santa Cruz Campus

    Exhibition Dates:

    Friday, September 18, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015


    Public reception at the Smith Gallery at Cowell College: 

    Friday, September 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Curated by Emeriti Professors James Clifford, Michael Cowan, Virginia Jansen, and Emeritus Campus Architect Frank Zwart.

    All events are FREE.
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    The exhibition, originally presented last spring at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College, traces the decisive moments in the early creation of UC Santa Cruz's built environment.

    Everyone agrees that the UC Santa Cruz campus is breathtaking. How was it created?  An Uncommon Place traces decisive moments in the site's early development. Here an innovative educational project engaged with a beautiful and challenging environment. The university took shape among steep ravines and dramatic trees in a way that respected as it transformed the landscape. Using architectural plans, photographs, and oral histories, the exhibition illustrates paths taken and not taken-decisions, constraints, and hopes. It celebrates the achievement of UCSC's founding planners while analyzing the tensions and contradictions that were built into their project. Through its many subsequent transformations, the UC Santa Cruz campus remains an extraordinary work of environmental art.

    Remembering these formative years can perhaps help us renew a powerful utopian experiment. At UC Santa Cruz, architecture and environment  still conspire to create an uncommon place, a setting for teaching, research and imagination outside the bounds of the ordinary.

    Sponsored by UCSC Alumni Association; Divisions of the Arts, Humanities, Physical and Biological Sciences, Social Sciences; Colleges: Cowell, Eight, Kresge, Oakes, Porter, and Stevenson; McHenry Library Special Collections & Archives; and University Relations.

    Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery Hours:

    Tuesday - Sunday11:00am to 4:00pm

    The gallery is wheelchair accessible and admission is free. Group tours are available by appointment (831) 459-3606. Please visit our website

    http://art.ucsc.edu/galleries/uncommon-place

    Hours and Location

    Friday, September 18, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015
    Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at Cowell College 
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Opening Events on Friday, September 18
    Gallery Reception: 5:00-7:00pm

    Smith Gallery hours:
    Tuesday-Sunday 11-4 p.m.
    Free and open to the public

  • Coeleen Kiebert Sculpture Exhibition

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    Join us on either day to view work by renowned sculptor Coeleen Kiebert. For the past four decades, Coeleen Kiebert's ceramic and bronze sculptures have been exhibited nationwide in museums and galleries and are represented in numerous private collections.

    Special gallery hours for the exhibit are 11 AM to 7 PM both days.


  • Views from the Hill: Looking Out, Looking In

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    Views from the Hill: Looking Out, Looking In

                      Alumni Invitational Exhibition

    In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of UCSC, 1965-2015

     

    April 17 - June 14, 2015

    Reception: Friday, April 17, 5-7pm

    Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, UCSC

    Fifty years after the opening of the UCSC campus, Views from the Hill reflects upon how the natural surroundings of the land and our educational experience at UCSC, has expanded our world and influenced our future.

    Invited Alumni artists were encouraged to create artwork for this exhibition that would be a view from the hill, literal or conceptual, or present examples of their work which still embody influences from their time as UCSC students.

    Invited Alumni Artists:                       

    Cheryl Doering, Richard Shaffer, Holly Downing, David Keuter, Linda Pope,

    Eric Thiermann, Renée Beville Flower, Susan Heinz, Brian Rounds, 

    Claire Thorson, Carmen León, Ann Elizabeth Thiermann, Danielle Williamson

    Salal Moon Rinaldo, Terry Hogan, Maayan Tsadka, Catharina Marlowe,

    Bryce Vinokurov, Aaron Johnson, and Ziggy Rendler-Bregman.

    Special Event: Alumni Symposium

    Alumni Weekend, Saturday, April 25, 10am - 11:30am

    Page Smith Library, Cowell College, UCSC

    Pioneer Artist Panel: Eric Thiermann, Holly Downing, and

    Richard Shaffer

    Moderator: Bonita Banducci

    For more information, call 831- 459-2251

    Since 2011, Cowell has started Alumni Weekend with a symposium. 

    2015 will mark the 5th anniversary of that tradition and the 50th year of Cowell College with a panel of three Pioneer artists, Eric Thiermann, Holly Downing and Richard Shaffer, who have lived their lives in art.

    Alumni and early faculty will gather in the Page Smith Library with the panelists and moderator Bonita Banducci, to discuss how their experiences at Cowell drew them toward art and shaped their approaches to art.

    Open to all alumni and especially Cowell alumni.  Other Pioneer artists including architecture will join us. As the role of the college in arts education and the role of arts in the colleges is discussed, those who think of themselves as un-artistic might enjoy reflecting on how they were or were not touched by living among beauty, some of which was made by humans and intentional and some of which came unbidden from nature. 

    Come early for coffee and muffins in the courtyard.

    Front left to right: Brian Rounds, East Edge of Campus, oil, 16" x 20", 2015

    Richard Shaffer, Writing Room, mixed media, 87“ x 76”, 2015, (detail)

    Brian Rounds, Eastern Sky, oil/mahogany panel, 9" x 12", 2015


  • Wynn Bullock: Visual Philosopher

  • Wynn Bullock Poster

  • "A Treasury of Indian Folk Textiles"

  • From the Collection of Carol Summers

    A Treasury of Indian Folk Textiles

  • "Nocturnal Creatures: Succulents and Students"

  • Mary Alice Copp

    Mary Alice Copp

    This fall the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery presents an exhibition of
    paintings by Mary Alice Copp, entitled, Nocturnal Creatures:
    Succulents and Students. This show will intersperse lush nocturnal
    garden paintings with portraits of high school students. Although the
    portraits and succulents vary in subject matter, the textures and
    varied compositions create a harmonious interplay between form and
    color.

    The high school students invited to pose for their portraits, were
    from The Science Explorers Program, a science enrichment program at
    The Newark Museum in New Jersey. The program at the museum focused on
    preparing high school students for college.

    Copp set the scene for the students to play an active role in telling
    their individual stories. She had the students choose objects from the
    museum collection and a place in the museum they would like to pose.
    The act of sitting for their portraits from ten to fifteen hours
    broadened the students’ understanding of the long hours an artist
    spends painting a portrait from life. For many of the students, the
    completion of their portrait awakened a new awareness of their own
    self-image.

    In addition, there will be a few portraits in this show of teens that
    were in the YES alternative high school in Santa Cruz. The students in
    the YES program are facing recovery and are on a path to living a
    clean and sober life. Their portraits were painted with familiar local
    scenes or interior spaces in the background.

    The landscape paintings in this show depict large scenes of night
    gardens filled with vibrant colors. Unlike the portraits, they were
    painted solely in the artist’s studio. The garden images were inspired
    by the varied plant life in the Santa Cruz area. The largest painting
    from the Night Garden series spans 40” x 120”.

    Mary Alice Copp is a native of San Jose and studied art at Chico State
    University, San Jose State University, California College of Arts and
    Crafts, and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She and her
    husband David moved to New Jersey for 35 years and returned in 2007 to
    live on the central coast.

    Copp has exhibited her art on both the east and west coast. She has
    had solo shows at the Newark Museum in New Jersey and the Museum of
    Art and History in Santa Cruz, to name just a few. Her paintings are
    included in corporate and museum collections, as well as the
    collection of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. She has been
    an artist-in-resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and
    Lowell House at Harvard University.


  • "In Her Place: Visual Narratives"

  • Bonnie Stone

    Opening Day Events Talk, "Tapestries of a Woman's Life"

    Bonnie Stone


  • "The Art of Peer Gynt"

  • This exhibition reveals the year-long process behind the visual, media, and sound designs for the 2013 UCSC producdtion of Peer Gynt

    Peer Gynt

    Film by Ryan Maganini

    Original music and arrangements of Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite” by Eric Parson

    Original video posted here.

  • "The Drawing Salon"

  • Doubles, charcoal drawing on paper, 40" x 26", by Barbara Downs and Claire Thorson. Photo by r.r. jones

    Featuring Artists from the Santa Cruz Region

    January 20th - March 10th, 2013

    Reception: Sunday, Feburary 10th, 3-5PM

    Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery

    Featuring artists from the Santa Cruz region who draw together every week, either from a model or from life. These groups of artsits create a vibrant community, where the exchange of creative ideas fosters their artistic development, enriches their lives and builds life-long friendships.

    The public and the UCSC community are invited to attend free life drawing sessions on five Sunday afternoons: Jan 27; Feb 3 and 24; Mar 3 and 10. Sessions run from 1:30-3:30PM. Participants bring their own supplies.

    Organized by UCSC work-study students and volunteers, the gallery requests only dry drawing media be used. Carpooling is recommended due to limited parking availability.

    Image: Doubles, charcoal drawing on paper, 40" x 26", by Barbara Downs and Claire Thorson. Photo by r.r. jones


Archives 1989 - 2012

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery Exhibits

Annex Gallery Exhibits

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery Exhibits


2012

           The Akira Nagamine Project: "Untold Odyssey" From Manchuria to California

           Lucien Kubo: "Personal Memory, Public History"

           Paul Kashap: "Contemplation of the Female Form"

           Nancy Genn: "The Shape of Water"

           The David A. Huffman Memorial Exhibition "Origami: Art + Mathematics" Featuring artwork

           by David Huffman, Robert J. Lang, Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, Brian Chan, & Eric Joisel

           Holly Downing: "Paintings, Drawings & Mezzotints"           

2011

            Coeleen Kiebert: "Another Realm"

            Mayumi Watanabe: "Traveling Light"

            Debra Olin: images and Nathaniel Deutsch: text "Every Protection: Exploring Pregnancy and

            Childbirth in the Jewish Pale of Settlement"             

            “Artists in Our Midst” UCSC Osher Lifelong Learning Institute exhibition

            Peter Harris: “Flowers in the Digital Age” – large scale digital close-up digital scans

            Paul Bowles “ Paul Bowles in Black and White” – photographs and memorablilia

2010
             "The Soviet House of Rest” – with Bill Nickell and his students. More Info

            Donna Cehrs: "Looking at the Overlooked", paintings

            Ann Thiermann: “Visual Conversations with Women Artists”
2009
            Gallery closed for earthquake retrofit renovations
2008
            Claire Lerner – “The Relaxation Project” – photography and text

            Anne Smith Easley: “A  Paper Trail; Collages”  and “The Fragile Canvas:Watercolor and
             Ink Paintings on Eggs”

            Artworks influenced by Page and Eloise Smith
2007
            Tim Craighead: “Recent Paintings and Works on Paper

            Exemplary Contemporary: “ The Sea Around Us”: Depictions and Imaginings
2006
            Bryce Vinokurov: “Compilations” - paintings and collages

            Exemplary Contemporary 2006: Ecriture: Words and Letters in Art” (Johanna Drucker,
             University of Virginia as judge)
2005
            “Jane Gregorius:  “ec. Lec. tic”

            “Charles Prentiss: Artist-In-Residence”       

            "Reminiscing: Cowell College, The Early Years”
2004
            “Satyajit Ray: Film Art” storyboards, posters, costume design from Ray’s films

            Victoria May: ”Periphery of Experience”

            "Exemplary Contemporary 2004” (Paul Figueroa and Linda Pope, judges)
2003
            Exemplary Contemporary 2003” (Don Weygandt and Linda Pope as judges)

            Robynn Smith, “Smith at the Smith” – paintings

            “At the Edge of Knowing: Artists’ Response to the Human Genome” curated by
              Karen Sinsheimer and Linda Pope
2002
            Exemplary Contemporary 2002” (Mary Murray, Monterey Museum as judge)          

             “Ninety Minds a Day” Santa Cruz High School Art Students and their teachers

            “Novas 2002” UCSC Student Exhibition
2001
            “A Space Odyssey- Artists Influenced by Astronomical Discoveries”

            “Novas 2001” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “The Cultivated Life: Roy and Frances Rydell” A Memorial Exhibition
2000
            “Scientific Influences: Cheryl Calleri:” Neurons” and
              Carol Sellter: “Deviation from Normal”

            Silvia Carballo: “Diversity” -  paintings, prints, assemblage
            “Exemplary Contemporary”

            “The New Millennium Readymade, Even” (Tyrus Miller as judge)

            Lynda Watson: “Drawn from Observation” - charcoal drawings

            "The Peripatetic Studio”- Cheryl Doering, Anne Easley, Roy Rydell, Cookie Page, Sondra
              Cohelan, Ybeth Dawning, Lisa Joseph, Danusha Lameris de Garza

            “Novas 2000”  - UCSC Student Exhibition
1999
            “Jeffrey Becom: “Colores Y Calaveras” 

            “Jana Weston: Mi Familia”, decorated sculls

            “Helen Wallis: photographs”

            “Kumi Korf: Drawings”

            “Novas 1999” UCSC Student Exhibition 

            “Max Harshberger,L’Entre Deux Guerres” Photographs drawings, prints, sheet music”

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1999” Jewelry  (Lynda Watson as judge)
1998
            “Don Weygandt: 30 Years in Santa Cruz” paintings and drawings

            “Marge McClellan: Retrospective” 

            “Miriam Hitchcock: Recent Paintiings”

            “Mary V. Marsh: paintings”
1997
            Toni McElrath: A Retrospective View” - drawings

            “Mary Holmes: Art Historian and Artist”

            “Cheryl Doering:  A Ten Year Retrospective”

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1997” (Peter Gordon, San Jose Museum as judge)
1996
            “In Praise of Greatness: Remembering Page and Eloise”

            "Santa Cruz Collects: The Steen and Michalak Collection”
1995
            “Doug McClellan: Assemblage”

            “John Kersey: Down at the Boardwalk”,  hand-tinted photographs

            “Eloise Pickard Smith: Retrospective Exhibition: Photography”
            (Joel Leivick as judge)
1994
            “Novas 1994” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “Morris Brose: Sculptures”

            “Exemplary Contemporary” 1994
1993
            “Renée Flower: Works on Paper”“Jim Mackenzie: Photography”

            “ Lisa Meyer: Structures: Landscapes in the abstract tradition”

            “Novas 1993” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1993” (Amada Cruz, Hirschhorn Musen as judge)
1992
             Clint Brown: “ The Plague Drawings” -  in conjunction with the UCSC
               AIDS Prevention Program

            “Novas 1992” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1992” (Carolyn Lanchner, MOMA as judge)

            “Yale Schively: Recent Paintings”
1991
             “Works from the Earth: “An Understanding with the Hills” - pastel, paintings of
              landscape and portraits of conservation activists

            “Martin Coleman: The Image, Hidden and Transparent”

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1991” (Peter Boswell, Walker Art Center as judge)

            “Barbara Gunther: Journey”

            “Novas 1991”  UCSC Student Exhibition 

            “A Love of Detail: 17th Century Etchings, Engravings and Prints from
            the George Amis Collection”
1990
            “Tobin Keller: Bright Devils” charcoal drawings

            “Retrospectively Yours, Futzie Nutzle”

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1990” (Barbara Haskell, Whitney Musem as judge)

            “Voice of the Stone: The Art of Lithography” – (curated with Paul Rangel)

            “Jonathan Clark: Prospects of Florence, photogravures”
1989
            “Deborah Childress: Recent Sculptures”

            “Verna Brady: A 25 Year Retrospective”


Annex Gallery Exhibits

2011

            Aaron Johnson: “Los Arboles” – woodcuts

            Betsy Miller: “Themes and Variations: Images Inviting Change” 
             drawings and paintings

             Paul Rangell  “Amusements and Adjustments” - prints and assemblages

2010

            “The Soviet House of Rest” – with Bill Nickell and his students

             Carole Nelson:  “The Iran Prints”

             Ann Thiermann: “Visual Conversations with Women Artists”

2009

             Gallery closed for earthquake retrofit renovations

2008

                 Jimmy Chen  – “Sleepwalking” - night paintings

             Anne Smith Easley: “A  Paper Trail; Collages”  and

             “The Fragile Canvas: Watercolor and Ink Paintings on Eggs”
             Artworks influenced by Page and Eloise Smith

2007

                 Brian Rounds: “Santa Cruz Landscapes”- paintings

             Exemplary Contemporary: “ The Sea Around Us”: Depictions and Imaginings

2006

            Amey Mathews: “Before: Portraits of World Leaders” - paintings

             “Exemplary Contemporary 2006: Ecriture: Words and Letters in Art”

             (Johanna Drucker, University of Virgini,a as judge)

2005

             Johanna Drucker:  “Fragments News Events and Weather”

             “Jasper Rose: Watercolors”

2004

             Catharina Marlowe:  Photographs

             Jaeohk Cho Keenan: Watercolors

            “Exemplary Contemporary 2004” (Paul Figueroa and Linda Pope, judges)

2003

            "Exemplary Contemporary 2003” (Don Weygandt and Linda Pope as judges)

            Gary Shapiro, “In the Classroom” - chalkboard art

            “At the Edge of Knowing: Artists’ Response to the Human Genome” 
            curated by Karen Sinsheimer and Linda Pope

2002

            Exemplary Contemporary 2002” (Mary Murray, Monterey Museum as judge)

            “Ninety Minds a Day” Santa Cruz High School Art Students and their teachers

            “Novas 2002” UCSC Student Exhibition

2001

            “A Space Odyssey- Artists Influenced by Astronomical Discoveries”

            “Novas 2001” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “The Cultivated Life: Roy and Frances Rydell” A Memorial Exhibition

2000

            “Real Science” Scientific Illustration by UCSC students and Alumni

            Anglea Gleason: “Indulgences” - wearable art

            “Exemplary Contemporary"

            “The New Millennium Readymade, Even” ( Tyrus Miller as judge)

            “Gaza Bowen: Bibliotheca Memoria II”  -  assemblage installation

            “The Peripatetic Studio”- Cheryl Doering, Anne Easley, Roy Rydell, Cookie Page,
            Sondra Cohelan, Ybeth Dawning, Lisa Joseph, Danusha Lameris de Garza

            “Novas 2000”  - UCSC Student Exhibition

1999

            “El Dia de Las Muertos: Altar Room” in the Annex Gallery

            “Novas 1999” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “Max Harshberger,L’Entre Deux Guerres” Photographs drawings, prints, sheet music”

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1999” Jewelry  (Lynda Watson as judge)

1998

             Don Weygandt: 30 Years in Santa Cruz” paintings and drawings

             “Ann Dizikes: Weavings”

             “The 1998 Outdoor Painter’s Project”

             “Marcia C. Harvey paintings”

1997

             “Mary Street; Separate Worlds -, prints, sculpture, mixed media

             “Mary Holmes: Art Historian and Artist”

             “William Rose: Recent Paintings”

             “Exemplary Contemporary 1997” (Peter Gordon, San Jose Museum as judge)

1996

             In Praise of Greatness: Remembering Page and Eloise”

             “Tony Grant: Photographs”

1995

            “Doug McClellan: Assemblage”

            “Joan Blackmer: The Muse in the Mirror”, photographs of artists

            “Eloise Pickard Smith: Retrospective Exhibition: Photography” 
            (Joel Leivick as judge)

1994

            “Novas 1994” UCSC Student Exhibition

            Gene Holtan and Elizabeth Sanchez: “Collaborations” - 
            paintings on ceramics

1993

            Jim Mackenzie: Photography

            ”Bonni Britton: Buscando el Sur: Weavings from twelve years 
            of work in Mexico and Guatemala

            “Novas 1993” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1993” (Amada Cruz, Hirschhorn Musen as judge)

1992

            Clint Brown: “ The Plague Drawings” -  in conjunction with 
            the UCSC AIDS Prevention Program

            “Novas 1992” UCSC Student Exhibition

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1992” (Carolyn Lanchner, MOMA as judge)

            Darien Payne: “Works from Home”

1991

            “Spirit of the North Coast” ceramics

            “Exemplary Contemporary 1991” (Peter Boswell, Walker Art Center as judge