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Call for Artists
Campesinos: Workers of the Land
Due: January 24, 2020
Warren Chang
Warren Chang

Exhibit dates: April 1 - May 24, 2020

PVA invites your participation in this invitational/juried all-media exhibit, which seeks to honor the dignity of our campesinos/agricultural workers and farmers.  What do you see, feel, and believe as you pass by our fields everyday? How does your artwork represent the issues of dignity, labor, workers' rights, immigration, and the duality of every day living for migrant workers? Celebrate the contributions of our workers, and capture their celebration of family, home, and community.   Entry Form
Call for Artists
People, Places & Poetry
Annual Members' Exhibit
Deadline: April 10, 2020
Exhibit dates: June 17 - August 2, 2020
Public Reception: Sunday June 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
PVA invites your participation in People, Places & Poetry a positive, passionate expression of people and places that we have experienced in life, and the poetry that it might inspire. We ask you to get into your studio and create a fresh, new and original artwork to  make this a truly unique members' exhibit.  Entry Form


Call for Artists
Moveable Murals & Skylight Mosaic
Deadline: January 31, 2020
PVA, Community Arts and Empowerment and the City of Watsonville invite  your participation in two public art projects that will be located at the Ramsay  Park Family Center in Watsonville. The City of Watsonville is preparing  upgrades on the Ramsay Park Family Center which offers an opportunity  to showcase local art. This call is for two projects at Ramsey Park: Moveable  Murals and Skylight Mosaic. Artists may choose to enter in either or both projects. The theme for both projects is "The Heart of the Pajaro Valley".
The Skylight Mosaic project is for design only. The selected image will be translated into a glass on glass mosaic for the space above the front door of the Ramsay Park Community Center. The selected artist may choose to help with  the fabrication, however, fabrication and installation will be done by Community  Arts and Empowerment.   A design stipend of $600 will be paid to the selected artist. 
Movable Murals is a joint project of PVA and the City of Watsonville which provides outdoor, permanent hanging space for muralists and artists utilizing digital media and/or painting to create temporary installations. This project is similar to the murals installed at 250 Main Street. 

There will be three opportunities to create 8' x 16' long murals, with a stipend of $1000 for each of the three.  
Entry Form   


Professional Skills Development!

Arts Council Santa Cruz County wants to help you grow in your artistic journey! They are in the planning stages of creating a program in career development for artists. Would you like to see classes or workshops tailored to further your artistic growth and economic success? They're looking for your input!

This short survey  will take you no longer than 7 minutes. It asks general questions about what types of career development opportunities you may want to sustain or grow your artistic practice.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey!

-- The Arts Council Team

Public Art Grant Opportunity!
Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
From Left: Aurelio Gonzales, Jaime Sánchez (in front of one of his mural pieces) & Felipe Herndez, Priscilla Martinez, Lowell Hurst at the Ribbon Cutting of Moveable Murals and New Grant Announcement

In an effort to promote, support and increase the creation of public art displays within the City of Watsonville, the City is proud to announce the release of the grant guidelines and application to fund four (4) Public Art Projects. The purpose of the grant program is to provide artists an opportunity for personal and community reflection, promote the City's attributes and enhance its image for the enjoyment and benefit of the community. Artists may receive a grant for up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) to support the creation of public art projects  proposed to be located on publicly or non-profit owned property.  Check out the guidelines.

2019 - 2020 Exhibits 
Take Aways: Art to Go
January 22 - March 8, 2020

Campesinos: Workers of the Land
April 1 - May 24, 2020

Sculpture Is: In the Garden 2020
June 1 - October 31, 2020

Members Exhibit:
Annual PVUSD Student Art Show
 A pril 15, 2019 - March 30, 2020
Movable Murals  
250 Main Street, Downtown Watsonville  
People, Places & Poetry
June 17 - August 2, 2020

Reflections: Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
August 26 - October 4, 2020

Mi Casa es Tu Casa
October 28 -December 13, 2020

Current and Past Exhibits 
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