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Howard Ikemoto Cabrillo Scholarship Fund
We invite you to join us in honoring Howard Ikemoto. This wonderful piece by Howard is being auctioned off by PVA at  Charity Auctions .  The opening bid on this piece is $3000, or you may make a donation to the fund on this site. We would like to remember the incredible contribution Howard made to the community of artists in Santa Cruz County, by naming a scholarship fund in his honor at Cabrillo College. Pajaro Valley Arts is proud to display this piece in our gallery though the course of the auction. We have shown Howard's work, as well as generations of his students' work. We are a family of artists, students, educators and art fanatics, who want to honor a man who enriched our lives.

All proceeds will go to the Howard Ikemoto Scholarship fund. 

Transitions was painted by Howard Ikemoto in 1992. It is oil on canvas, with unpainted wrapped edges 1½" deep. Unframed, this painting is ready to hang. It is 42" w x 66" h, and  was donated by the Ikemoto family.

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Oliver Ranch
April 28, 2019
Join us on April 28 for an exciting excursion to visit the private sculpture collection at Oliver Ranch outside Geyserville, CA. Our private tour will begin at 10 am on April 28th. 
Oliver Ranch is the home to 18 one-of-a-kind site-specific art installations that are harmonious with the surrounding environment. You will be led on a two-and-a-half mile walk where you will hear stories of each installation along the way. 

Many of us will drive up the night before, so plan your carpools now and sign up asap. We need our final count by 3/31/19.

The cost of the tour is $105.36/member; $125/nonmember. $100/125 of the ticket price is a donation to PVA!

For tickets go to  Eventbrite

Required Minimum Distribution
Do you need to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA account this year? These annual withdrawals are subject to ordinary income taxes.  

You might consider making a charitable contribution to PVA directly from your IRA.  Charitable contributions from your IRA can satisfy your RMD without having to report additional income.  Talk to your financial advisor to find out if this arrangement creates a tax benefit for you!

Paint Brushes Do you have  art supplies  you no longer need? We are looking to provide local art teachers with quality art supplies that will further their teaching and creativity. If you would like to donate your excess supplies, Adrienne Momi will be collecting them.  Artists are invited to drop off donated supplies at her studio, 9083 Soquel Dr. during the month of February.  If she is not there, please leave items behind the bamboo and text her that your donation is there (831-332-1178).  If you would like a letter documenting your  donation , please leave an inventory with your contact information.

Paper, canvas, watercolor and acrylic paints, drawing materials, craft supplies, fabric and any other wonderful things not needed in your studio are greatly appreciated. If you have art books that you no longer need, they would be great additions. 

Take Aways: Art to Go!
Closing Reception 3/10/19 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

From Left Linda Christensen, Lynn Todaro, Wendy Aikin,  Katherine Levin-Lau

We hope to see you at our closing reception on March 10 from 2:00-4:00. We will pull the winning raffle tickets then. We have sold 190 pieces and counting! Congratulations to all of our artists, and thank you our most excellent curatorial team, and to all of our art connoisseurs !

Art Salon: Building a Supportive Community

Photo: Hedwig Heerschop
A huge thank you to Rosy Penhallow for organizing the Art Salon held on February 11. She, along with Kathleen Crocetti, Jessica Carrasco, and Nina Temple shared their artwork with a packed crowd. If you are interested in presenting your work at a future salon event, please contact Rosy at

Save the Date! Beer, Wine and Art Walk
Coming May 11, 2019. We are in the planning stages and will let you know as we have more information. Last year's event was great fun, and highly successful. To purchase tickets go to Eventbrite.

Job Opportunity
Gallery Coordinator (Bilingual)
Part-time (20 hours/week) 
Join our exciting and creative organization. The Gallery Coordinator is responsible for providing gallery and administrative support for Pajaro Valley Arts. A successful candidate will be self-motivated, organized, trustworthy, flexible, reliable and enthusiastic about the arts. Bring your excellent bilingual/Spanish skills and creativity to our team. Please plan to work on weekends during exhibits (36 weekends/year).

Responsibilities include:
  • Greeting and serving gallery visitors
  • Opening/closing gallery
  • Database updates
  • Handling artwork sales
  • Translating exhibit materials
  • Bookkeeping with Quickbooks is desirable
  • Assist with gallery receptions and events
  • Volunteer coordination
If you are interested in joining our team please send a cover letter and resume to
2019  Exhibits 
Take Aways: Art to Go
January 23 - March 10, 2019

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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