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Everybody’s Ocean: December 19th, 2014 – April 19, 2015

2nd Floor Solari Gallery

Opening reception of Wave II: Free First Friday, March 6th 5-9PM. Click here for more information.  Words of thanks by curator Justin Hoover at 7:30.

Amelie Rider  "Border Walled," 2014,  Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 24"

Image credit: Amelie Rider, Border Walled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″

The ocean represents anything from womb to tomb. We personify it as a wrathful god, a seductive spirit, or an indomitable force. The four oceans of the world cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and link us to primordial pasts. The ocean is a living, shared space and one of the greatest unexplored mysteries of the world.  Everybody interprets the ocean in different ways. Your work has unique inspiration. Let’s share it with each other.

Everybody’s Ocean works just like our relationship to the ocean: it constantly evolves. That means this exhibition will feature art by you. All kinds of art by you. So much art that we’ll have to move it through the gallery in two waves. This exhibition is part crowd-sourced, part curated presenting your personal relationship with the sea.

Curated anchor pieces and select other community submitted artworks will remain for the duration of the exhibition with newly submitted work flowing past and around.  All submission periods are currently closed with a total of 271 submission and curator selections.  Not all artists listed below are featured in Wave II.

Featured artists from Wave I and Wave II:

John Aaron

Nick Allen

Rebecca Alley

Ann Altstatt

Claudia Amling-MacFarland

F.J. Anderson

Michael Arcega

Jeff Arnett

Roberta Barnett

Brandin Barón

Merle Bedard

Jessica Bender (Brooke)

Andy Benkert

Leo Bersamina

Lisa Blatt

Steve Booth

Laura Boles Faw

Kim Wilson Brandt

Mark Brandwene

Russell Brutsché

John Bucklin

Jeff Caplan

Fred Glenn Chamberlain

Lora Lee Chapman

Reenie Charriere

Juliana Cheng

Sandra Cherk

Dotti Cichon

Aaron Clark

Amy Clark

Suzanne Clark

Pete Collom

Mary Comfort

Scott Constable

Linda Cordy

Patrick Corrigan

Julia Craig

Liz Crain

Heidi Cramer

Chris Cravey

John Crawford

Kaylyn Crump

Jolene Cuevas

Torreya Cummings

Denise Davidson

Terra Dawson

Aaron Deutsch

Jacob Deutsch

Linda Dever

Lauren Devon

Ed Dickie

Sue Dirksen

Adam Donnelly

Olivia Donnelly

Nora Dougherty

Margie Douglas

Nicole Woodling Douglas

Virginia Draper

Rebecca Dye

Jerry Earls

Jessica Eastburn

Dina El Dessouky

Bryce Elischer

Ian Everard

Cathy Fairbanks

Regina Falkner

Caity Fares

Peggy Farrell

Isabell Fearnsby

Christopher Fennie

Joe Fenton

Jane W. Ferguson

David Fleming

Bruce Fowler

Kathy Fujii-Oka

Andrew Gaines

Omer Gal

Brandy Gale

David Gardner

Tanja Geis

Georgia Gibbs

Narangkar Glover

Kim Gordon

Jesse Gottesman

Karen Gray

Lyn Graybill

Marsa Joy Greenspan

Karuna Gutowski

Todd Hallenbeck

Emily Hanlon

Tessa Hope Hasty

Michele Hausman

Maggie Renner Hellmann

Anne Marguerite Herbst

Anthony Hernandez

Bryan Hewitt

Todd Hewitt

Vita Hewitt

Lizz Aubrey Hill

Lori Holland

Marie Caroline Hominal

Trevor Hormel

horea

Catarina Hosler

Carrie Hott

Elise Huffman

Whitney Humphreys

Breanne Hunt

Star Huson

Wayne Jiang

Chris Johnson

Henry Kaiser

Karen Kaplan

Mary Karlton

Micha Kauert

Rachel Kippen

Verna Knapp

Adella Karin Koenig

Natalie Kopacz

Marya Krogstad

Lucien Kubo

Linda Kucuk

Kadet Kuhne

Michael Lane

Celia Lara

Jazzelle Lasiuk

Vanda Lavar

Nadja Lazansky

Krisztina Lazar

Jared Leake

Carrie Lederer

Jessica Lee

Kapiolani Lee

Summer Lee

Ara Leites

Cheryl Leonard

Barbara Lewicki

Yuankang Liu

Peter M. Loftus

Heejin Lee

Heather Lee Logas

Dara Lorenzo

Lucinda Lynch

Martin Machado

Brooke (Liz) Mackellar

Elizabeth (Fuller) MacKellar

Sheila Malone

Shane’ Mann

Tony Maridakis

Pat Martes

Stephanie Martin

Christina McPhee

George Melnikoff

Brennan Michael Wilkinson

Mira Michelle

Reiko Michisaki

Charles Miksicek

Bonnie Minardi

Eric Mitchell

Mercedes Molloy

Nana Montgomery

David Moody

Nina Moore

Leslie Morgan

Michael P. Mote

Dawn Motyka

Norman Muhl

Elsbeth Mumm

Margaret Stanton-Murray

JoAnneh Nagler

Emmanuelle Namont-Kouznetsov

Michael Napper

Geoffrey Nicastro

Dimitrious Nichols

Margaret Niven

Betty O’Donnell

Matt O’Leary

Kristen O’Neill

Tracy Oliver

R. Nelson Parrish

Brian Parselle

Jarl Payne

Susan Payne Trutna

Erika Perloff

Adrienne Perry

Yulia Pinkusevich

Laura Plageman

Christiane Posl

Stuart Presley

Andrew Purchin

Vadim Puyandaev

Michelle Ramin

Maria Isabel Ramirez

Adrian Rasmussen

Shirley Rhoades

Amelie Rider

Meghann Riepenhoff

Mariah Roberts

Lois Robin

Jonah Roll

Amber Romano

Jeanne Rosen Sofen

Miel Ruchman

Donna Rumwell

Joni Russell

Mai Ryuno

Lainey Sainte-Marie

Virginia Sajan

Linda Sher-Salzman

Kristen Sandel

Kyle Sanders

Malaika J Santa Cruz

Nora Sarkissian

Cristina Sayers

Jill Schettler Susskind

Mara Schneider

Sierra Schneider-Williams

Suzanne Schrag

Stephanie Schriver

Anke Schultz

Gregory Fararr Scott

Robert Seals

Carol Selter

Briya Serrano

Sara Sha

Gary Silberstein

Linda Simmel

Grace Simpson

Dimitra Skandali

Carol Skolnick

Ed Smiley

Maya Smira

Jennie Smith

Levi Sofen

Grace Sorenson

Ron Souza

Kate Stirr

Ian T. Stowe

Charles J. Sutton

Tim Svenonius

Neal Swanson MD.

Mary Tartaro

Ana Teresa Fernandez

Susan Thacker

Ann Thiermann

Adam Thorman

Anitta Toivio

Frances Travers

Janet Trenchard

Marie Van Elder

Elia Vargas

Alaya Vautier

Darnell Walton

Andrew Ward

Jenni Ward

Cliff Warner

Lilian Washburn

Iris Weaver

Marc Weaver

Sophie Webb

Jeffery ‘Jack’ West

Bruce Whitaker

Liz Whitaker

Julia White

John Wiebe

Sylvia Winsby

Laura Young

Chela Zabin

Manuel Zavala

Sydney Zentall

Rachel Znerold

Ap-art-ment

Phoenix The Moody Artist

  • I just met a fellow artist who has already submitted to this show and I would like to submit work. When and how does one go about submitting for the “Everybody’s Ocean”?
    Thanks,
    Leslie

  • Yeah I can still signed in and the museum kept my piece for Wave II exhibit!

  • Terri

    This exhibition works because of its delightful curatorial premise. A strong theme, one’s personal relationship to the sea, holds the great diversity of submissions together as a coherent exhibition and provides a terrific opportunity for many people to explore their creative side. I love it!

    Many artists, however, would not participate in such an exhibition, unless, of course, they happen to make works about the sea. Artists are generally people who work passionately in a particular way, often with particular ideas. Just as any scholar might spend a lifetime wrestling with a particular problem, an artist is usually a keenly focused individual.

    Not everyone is an artist. However, everyone has the capacity to be more creative in all aspects of their life. This is a delineation, I believe, we too often fail to make. It’s not a line in the sand, either, and by no means is it a position of arrogance. Many artists go wholly unrecognized and certainly unsupported because they do the work they do in places and ways where none of us are even looking to find them.

    • Wow there are actually museum “staff” or volunteer who check the posting here online!!! By the way, I won’t call myself an artist…I am just using the artistic side of my brain to unwind stress, to contribute and communicate with the community,on my family history as an immigrant who came to America, Santa Cruz, by crossing the Pacific Ocean, indirectly connected with the ocean on board one of the American President Passenger ships which no longer exist ! I guess that’s part of U.S. History recorded through Art..ha, I don’t know, I am crazy for I considered the sea lions’ bodies, as part of the “Everybody’s” body in my piece of artwork for the Everybody’s Ocean exhibit. I think it is a pretty neat title! I appreciate a great deal that Justin accept my artwork, which is in color online via the email that I sent to the museum but I printed it out in black and white for “privacy issues” with all these human bodies involved at the beach; in the ocean….I was put on the spot to come up with a title for the piece of artwork when I brought it in… I named it- Pacific Ocean Edges with the USGS Pacific Rims fault lines map in the back of my mind although I am not a geologist/seismologist either! It’s a good and healthy way to bring people and the general public to come down to downtown Santa Cruz, especially those who had been through the Loma Prieta 6.9 although I missed it by five minutes or so for not picking up the Black Forest birthday cake at the Old Theater Cafe and planned to walk down the mall to the Chinese restaurant at the ocean side, (south end) of the mall, to celebrate Mom’s 60th birthday!!! Also glad that the reservation for the dinner was made for 5:30pm if not 6p.m so none of us nor our guests were there yet at the restaurant when the “5:04” earthquake hit and did lots of damages in the pre-1989 Down Town Santa Cruz! The building of this Chinese restaurant is still there today, March 2015, however, the ownership had long changed hands several times, I think…..Another form of waves that I am running into now as I jabber jabber ‘history’ and the back of my mind on this post on Everybody’s Ocean exhibit at the Museum of Arts and History….Thanks for accepting and putting up my artwork!

  • Wow there are actually museum “staff” or volunteer who check the posting here online!!! By the way, I won’t call myself an artist…I am just using the artistic side of my brain to unwind stress, to contribute and communicate with the community,on my family history as an immigrant who came to America, Santa Cruz, by crossing the Pacific Ocean, indirectly connected with the ocean on board one of the American President Passenger ships which no longer exist ! I guess that’s part of U.S. History recorded through Art..ha, I don’t know, I am crazy for I considered the sea lions’ bodies, as part of the “Everybody’s” body in my piece of artwork for the Everybody’s Ocean exhibit. I think it is a pretty neat title! I appreciate a great deal that Justin accept my artwork, which is in color online via the email that I sent to the museum but I printed it out in black and white for “privacy issues” with all these human bodies involved at the beach; in the ocean….I was put on the spot to come up with a title for the piece of artwork when I brought it in… I named it- Pacific Ocean Edges with the USGS Pacific Rims fault lines map in the back of my mind although I am not a geologist/seismologist either! It’s a good and healthy way to bring people and the general public to come down to downtown Santa Cruz, especially those who had been through the Loma Prieta 6.9 although I missed it by five minutes or so for not picking up the Black Forest birthday cake at the Old Theater Cafe and planned to walk down the mall to the Chinese restaurant at the ocean side, (south end) of the mall, to celebrate Mom’s 60th birthday!!! Also glad that the reservation for the dinner was made for 5:30pm if not 6p.m so none of us nor our guests were there yet at the restaurant when the “5:04” earthquake hit and did lots of damages in the pre-1989 Down Town Santa Cruz! The building of this Chinese restaurant is still there today, March 2015, however, the ownership had long changed hands several times, I think…..Another form of waves that I am running into now as I jabber jabber ‘history’ and the back of my mind on this post on Everybody’s Ocean exhibit at the Museum of Arts and History….Thanks for accepting and putting up my artwork!

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