Open Studios Art Tour 2014

Join us in celebrating a decade of Open Studios Art Tours!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture Open Studios Art Tour 2014

To honor this occasion, we will have special treats, creative surprises and the chance to view many of Jenni’s larger installations.  Come and meet the artist, buy some art and enjoy our corner of the redwood forest just outside of Aptos village.

Jenni Ward #48
767 Cathedral Dr Aptos
The studio is OPEN:
October 4th, 5th, 18th & 19th
11 – 5



Preview Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz
Sept 28th – Oct 19th
Artist’s Reception Sept 28th, 3-6pm OR First Friday on Oct 3rd, 12-9pm


Look Collective Art Market at the MAH

The Look Collective presents artists Nora Dougherty, Bridget Henry, Christina MacColl, Jenni Ward, Jody Alexander, Peggy Snider, Tricia Carr & Mariclare McKnight for a day of art at the MAH. Beautiful and affordable pieces made by local artists will be on display all afternoon. View the Facebook Event link for updated information about the event, looking forward to seeing you there!

Art Market Card
Sunday July 13, 12-7pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Abbott Square on Cooper St
Click the link for more about Summer Art Markets at the MAH

Sculpture IS: 2014

Over one hundred sculptures are exhibited in the beautiful 2 acre mediterranean gardens of Sierra Azul Nursery in Watsonville. This annual outdoor sculpture exhibit organized by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery features work by artists from all over California. Medias range from steel, wood and ceramics, to bronze, glass and concrete. Admission and parking are free.


June 1 – October 31, 2014
Artists Reception June 12, 5pm
Sierra Azul Garden and Nursery
Open Daily: 9-5:30pm
2660 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville
(Highway 152, across from the Fairgrounds)

First Friday at Homeless Garden Project downtown store

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Jenni Ward’s sculptures will be on display at the newly re-opened Homeless Garden Project downtown store.  Join us for the May First Friday opening. Art hearts, seed pods and gifts items from other local artists are also on display. Sales help benefit the HGP’s programming.  Jenni Ward will also be hosting a seed bomb making workshop at the store on Saturday May 10th from 2-5,  just in time for Mother’s Day, Sign up at Eventbrite!

Join us Friday May 2 5:30 – 8
110 Cooper St., Santa Cruz

storefront entrance on Pacific Avenue between O’Neill and Verizon
The store will be open EVERY weekend
Friday and Saturday: Noon – 7 PM
Sunday: Noon – 6 PM

About the Homeless Garden Project:
The Homeless Garden Project is a 24-year-old nonprofit that practices and teaches principles of economic and ecological sustainability through community classes and hands-on experience on its farm. Located on the Westside of Santa Cruz, homeless men and women receive job training and employment, while producing organic produce. The harvest is then sold to the general public through CSAs. A portion of the harvest is then distributed to other county nonprofits. The garden also has many community and educational programs that teach organic and sustainable farming to people of all ages.

Spring Studio Sale & Open House

studio-sale-signMay 3rd 11 – 4
Join us at Earth Art Studio for a chance to tour the sculpture garden, sign up for summer classes and BUY ART! New work by owner & artist Jenni Ward will be shown as well as student work will be for sale. Enter the raffle for a chance to win art and EAS gift certificates too!! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Hive Installation

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

I am so excited to announce that I was selected to install a sculpture from my Hive Series at the Museum of Art & History’s open stairwell space for 2014. This sculpture is comprised of 150 hand-built ceramic pieces and is my largest installation to date. Visit Jenni Ward Art on Facebook to see photos and video of the installation in process.

About the Hive Installation:
The piece is a visual expression of the energy between opposing forces. In nature, a hive illustrates the natural balance between strength and fragility, curiosity and avoidance, security and vulnerability. In this sculpture, these concepts are explored using a geometric arrangement of multiple ceramic forms inspired by nature. The negative spaces between each ring and each piece create an active energy that is felt but not seen. The combination of these elements create an abstract interpretation of a hive structure both physically and conceptually.

Learn more about the Santa Cruz MAH:
Please check out the sculpture while you enjoy one of the many exhibits and art activities going on at the MAH. The MAH is located at 705 Front St, and is open Tuesday – Sunday 11- 5 and is open late until 9pm every Friday. Check out the First & Third Friday event schedules. $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, FREE for MAH members.

Take-Aways: Art To Go!

Group Art Exhibit
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery
Jan 15th – Feb 16th, 2014
artists reception: Jan 19th, 2 – 4pm

Take-Away beautiful small works of art from over 50 of the county’s top artists. I will be exhibiting work from my Specimen Series; arrangements of little clay compartments filled with organic ceramic shapes. Enjoy!

Learn more about the PVAC:

PVAC is located at 37 Sudden St, Watsonville
Gallery is open Wed – Sun 11 – 4
Free Admission!

Art in a Box

Jenni Ward has joined the Art in a Box team! The Compound Gallery is pleased to present ART IN A BOX, an art subscription service featuring Bay Area artists. Operating on the model of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or wine subscription service, Art in a Box offers amazing original works of art instead of vegetables or wine.

Subscribing is simple, once you place your order, you will be sent a link to an online form where you can give us three adjectives to describe your art taste and tell us what media you like, and you will receive a carefully chosen piece of art YOU GET TO KEEP in your box each month of your subscription!

Subscribers can choose how often to receive boxes (every month, every other month, quarterly, etc.) Subscribers receive a new work of fine art by a different local artist in each box. Our featured artistswork in a variety of mediums (ceramic, printmaking, painting, collage, digital prints, etc.) and most of them live and work in Oakland or San Francisco.

Subscribers can indicate a preference in mediums, but not the artist or piece. All artwork is contained in an 11″ x 17″ x 3″ box along with the artist’s bio. Subscriptions are $40/month for pick up only, and $50/month which includes shipping (there is a minimum three month subscription). We currently have subscribers in all parts of the U.S.—from Oakland to Brooklyn. Art in a Box allows subscribers to receive high quality works worth much more than the subscription cost, gives local artists national exposure, and helps to support the arts and artists in the Bay Area.