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Santa Cruz County 2013 Artist of the Year

Santa Cruz County
2013 Artist of the Year
Susana Arias
“The Sailmaker” Series
July 19-September 22, 2013
Santa CruzMuseum of Art and History
705 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Soda Fired Ceramics and steel
photo by rr Jones

The Santa Cruz County Arts Commission is pleased to announce
2013 Artist of the Year Susana Arias
Profile Performance
Friday, May 24, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz

I will be giving a talk at MAH Museum of art and History in Santa Cruz, California, about the different events I’ve put together and the new series I’m working on “sailmaker”. How it came about, and the process of developing a series.
2013 artist of the year JPG MAH Photo by r.r. jones

Susana Arias has been named the 2013 Artist of the Year by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission. Susana, a nationally-recognized artist, is the County’s 27th artist to be so honored. The high level of artistic production in Santa Cruz County is acknowledged through the Artist of the Year Award. Recipients must live in Santa Cruz County and have a national and/or international reputation, as well as having contributed to the cultural enrichment of the local community.
Join us for a Profile Performance on May 24 at the Museum of Art and History (MAH). Susana will be discussing her work and process, and attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to a work in-progress. Admission is FREE to the public; seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the event. The following afternoon at the MAH, Susana will be leading a hands-on workshop where participants of all ages will have the opportunity to make a clay bird. The birds will become part of a community sculpture that will be included in Susana’s exhibition at the MAH in July.

Exhibit celebrating all Artists of the Year at PVAC

Exhibit celebrating all Artists of the Year at PVAC

Susana’s work was on exhibition at the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, March 10 to April 14. Her work will also be on exhibition at the MAH from July 19- August 18, 2013. Please visit for more details about Susana Arias and the Artist of the Year award.
Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services Division 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I was honored by Santa Cruz County “2013 Artist of the Year”. This is the first exhibit related to this honor. It celebrates all the Artists of the Year from past years and gives me a little extra space to show my work and present events, public art, exhibits and series of art works from my career.
watch video about the firing process
watch video describing the conception of “Sailmaker”

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