first friday at radius gallery

FIRST FRIDAY MARCH 5TH 6-9PM

It’s probably been a very long time since you experienced First Fridays in Santa Cruz, but now you can see my art in person at Radius Gallery this Friday March 5th from 6-9pm. Wear your mask, stay 6′ apart and be prepared to wait your turn to go into the exhibit, but it’s totally worth it! Enjoy!

Radius Gallery is located at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio #127 | 1050 River Street / Santa Cruz, CA / 95060

About the exhibit: 450 Pieces is an exhibition in partnership with Arts Council Santa Cruz, Radius Gallery, R. Blitzer Gallery, and Curated By The Sea. The show features over 450 pieces of original artwork by artist throughout Santa Cruz County. Last year in the height of the pandemic, the Arts Council created a new program called the Visual Arts Network to direct buyers and collectors to artists. Fast forward to today and we three galleries jumped on an opportunity to get the art in-house. 

online exhibit happening soon!

For those of you that have spent a lot of time in your gardens during this past year of pandemic lock downs, this upcoming online only show will give you examples of some great artists who are making art just for your garden! There will be links to their websites and online shops if you see something that’s perfect for your space.

Launching March 1st the ACGA (Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California) will have 26 artists work on display for GARDEN ART: An ACGA Online Exhibition… stay tuned!

450 Pieces Exhibition

Experience the art of the Visual Arts Network in person! Not one but THREE galleries in Santa Cruz are teaming up to host a brand new exhibit showcasing 450 different artworks by the creators on the Visual Arts Network. With over 350 artists on the Network, each gallery is taking on a group of artists by last name.


R. Blitzer Gallery | Artists A-G

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 1-4pm and by appointment

Curated by the Sea | Artists H-R

Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 12-4 and by appointment

Radius Gallery | Artists S-Z

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5pm and by appointment


Galleries are strictly adhering to all current County Health Department safety protocols.

ONLINE OPEN STUDIOS IS HAPPENING!

This weekend would of been the opening of the annual Santa Cruz County Open Studios events, which is not taking place for obvious reasons but you can still add new art to your collection!

While you can’t come visit my studio, sip wine and talk art with me in person this year, I have set up the online shop with brand new work from my Bone Series, see above for a sneak peek! 

Since I need to make room in the studio for some bigger work coming down the line, I’ve put a bunch pieces on sale for one week only! October 1st – 7th only!

FREE local pick-up available at checkout!

SHOP NOW!

Sculpture IS: 2020

The one art event of the covid season that you can actually attend in person (with social distancing and a mask of course!) is PVAC’s Sculpture IS: 2020 at Sierra Azul Gardens in Watsonville. The exhibit opens July 1st and the garden will be filled with sculptures and is a wonderful place to stretch your legs as you cruise through the gardens.

relic series | objects | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

There will not be an opening reception this year for obvious reasons, but you can explore the show during normal business hours for Sierra Azul Nursery from July 1st – October 31st. I have 5 pieces from my Relic Series installed; they are ceramic rings tied with sinew and attached to slate bases. There are also just a few pieces from the Umbel Series hidden in the garden as well. Hope that you get a chance to check out my favorite show of the year!

Sculpture IS: 2019

Sculpture IS: In the Garden 2019, marks the thirteenth sculpture exhibit in partnership with Sierra Azul Nursery
and Garden. Visit the stunning two-acre demonstration garden, relax under the umbrellas, bring your picnic lunch, and spend an afternoon enjoying the exhibit.

Sculpture IS: 2019 Opens! | events | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

I have new works from my Relic Series and Umbel Series exhibited in the gardens this year. Come check out the whole show June 1 – Oct 31 with a reception for the artists June 13th 5 – 7pm.