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Calls for Artists! 
Moveable Murals 
Deadline: May 6 , 2019
Exhibit Dates: July 2019 - May 2020

This is a call to all our creatives who love to work large!  We are announcing the second rotation of Moveable Murals, a joint project of PVA and the City of Watsonville which provides outdoor, semi-permanent hanging space for muralists and artists utilizing digital media and/or painting to create temporary installations. This year, The City of Watsonville would like to focus on and give first priority to imagery that brings attention to pedestrian safety. For more details, click  here.

Calls for Artists! 

Watsonville's Beer, Art and Wine Walk
Opportunity to Show and Sell Work
Exhibit Date: May 11, 2019
We invite your participation in the second annual Watsonville Beer, Wine and Art Walk. You may choose to enter as an individual artist with your own display, or show with the PVA Members in a group display. We will have two retail spaces to share with a possible audience of 400. Art work must be original; we are not able to show production work or jewelry for this event. You may sell your work directly to the public if you have a resale/tax certificate with the State of California. You must also have a copy of the certificate at the event. Or, you may choose to use the PVA resale number. There are no booth fees or commissions involved unless you chose to have PVA process payments. In this case there will be a 10% charge, and you will be located in the space that accommodates PVA Members (so we can process the sales). Please send an e-mail to for additional information and to participate. If you your answer is yes, you want to participate, send Judy a couple of images as soon as possible.

Calls for Artists! 

Art Salon Tuesday,  May 14, 2019 - 6:30
at PVA

When: Tuesday May 14, 6:30pm
What: This the second of an ongoing series of evening salons at PVA for artists to meet, show images of what you are working on, and a chance to further enrich our artist community. Four artists, with fifteen minutes each, will have the opportunity to project photos of finished pieces, works in progress, share what inspires you, your stumbling blocks and successes. 
Who:  First 4 artists to respond by email will be on the evening schedule.  DEADLINE to respond is April 30. Your participation will be confirmed by email notification. Future salon dates will be announced.  This is a community event, please come even if it is not your night to present images. All attending are asked to RSVP as space is limited. Light refreshments will be available.
How:  Send your intent to participate, questions to:
Details: Showing artist must have photos of art images uploaded onto a memory drive and be prepared to conduct a visual tour through your projected works of art.
Where: PVA Gallery, 37 Sudden St, Watsonville
A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host. They are generally defined as a cultural event linked to literature, art or discussion. Historically, salons are associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries.  In the 21st-century the tradition continues, with the modern-day cultural salon thriving in cities around the world. (from Wikipedia)

Calls for Artists! 

Members' Exhibit: Mirrors
Deadline Change:  April 21, 2019
Exhibit Dates: June 19 - July 28, 2019
Looking at Myself by Jane Gregorius
We are giving our members a few more days to apply, since Hedwig is on vacation. PVA invites your participation in our annual members only exhibit,  Mirrors. In this all-media show, we would like your personal interpretation of the meaning of "Mirrors".

"Mirrors" is an interesting word. it is a noun as well as a verb. As a noun, it refers to a reflecting surface that produces an image of whatever is in front of it. As a verb, "Mirrors" is present tense, and means to represent something honestly or to give a representation of something that is similar to something else.

Hold your mirror up to consider how language, culture, personal identity, politics, and customs, are reflected in today's society. Apply by April 21! Click here:  Mirrors Call for Entry

Calls for Artists! 
Sculpture Is: In the Garden
Deadline Change:  April 21, 2019
Exhibit Dates: June 1 - October 31, 2019
Cheshire Cat by Lyn MacDonald
Hedwig is on vacation, so we are extending the deadline to April 21. Please turn in your entry as soon as possible to participate in the thirteenth annual Pajaro Valley Arts sculpture exhibition, Sculpture Is, taking place in the beautiful two-acre Sierra Azul Nursery demonstration gardens,
located at 2660 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, California. We have enjoyed twelve critically and financially successful exhibits, and look forward to including your sculpture in our thirteenth
exhibit. Apply by April 21! Click here:  Sculpture Is Call for Entry

2019  Exhibits 

Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice / ¡Vote! S u Vota es Su Voz
April 2-May 26, 2019

Annual PVUSD Student Show
 A pril 15, 2019 -March 30, 2020

Sculpture IS: In the Garden 2019
Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens
June 1 - October 31, 2019

Movable Murals  
250 Main Street, Downtown Watsonville 

Members Exhibit
June 19 - July 28, 2019

Plein Air
August 14 -September 29, 2019
Mi Casa es Tu Casa
October 23 - December 15, 2019

Current and Past Exhibits 
W ould you like to revisit one of our fabulous exhibits, or did you miss one altogether? Please take a few minutes to explore the 360 degree tours of our gallery by clicking on the links below: 




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