Everybody’s Ocean: Wave II

Celebrate the opening of Wave II of Everybody’s Ocean in the Solari Gallery at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Opening reception of Wave II: Free First Friday, March 6th 5-9 PM. Click here for more information.  Words of thanks by curator Justin Hoover at 7:30. Everybody’s Ocean is a massive crowd-sourced exhibition featuring artwork about the ocean. An installation from my Bone Series has been a part of this exhibition as one of the “anchored” pieces of the show and this has been an incredible exhibit to be a part of. Come see for yourself!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | bone series | museum of art and history
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.

Take Aways – Art to Go!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | events | Take Aways exhibit

Jenni Ward’s work will be included in PVAC’s first exhibit of the new year! A fundraising exhibition in which some of the county’s top artists display smaller works that fit into many budgets and lifestyles.

January 7 – February 17, 2015
Reception for the Artists January 11, 2- 4pm



37 Sudden Street
Watsonville, California 95076

Pajaro Valley Gallery Hours
Wednesday through Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm

Free admission — Wheelchair accessible

Everybody’s Ocean | Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

jenni ward ceramic sculpture | bone series in the fieldYour art. Everybody’s ocean.
Everybody’s Ocean is part crowd-sourced, part curated. It’s a visual art exhibition presenting your stories about the sea. A selection of anchor artworks will be on display for the duration of the exhibition, including Baby, a handmade, collapsible Pacific outrigger canoe by Michael Arcega, Quantum Tunneling, a video projection and soundscore by Kadet Kuhne, Tides, a mirrored video installation by Ana Teresa Fernandez, Needle to Sea Bottom, a 6’ handmade etching by Jesse Gotesman, a (TBD) project by Constance Hockaday, an 70’ long interactive rope measurement system designed, built and hand colored by Carrie Hott, and The Bone Series, an eight foot-long ceramic installation reminiscent of a whale’s vertebrae by Jenni Ward.

December 19th, 2014 – April 19, 2015
Soft opening reception Friday Dec. 19th, 2014
First Friday Opening January 2nd, 2015, Free 11am – 9pm

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street, downtown Santa Cruz

Aptos Art Walk

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | events | Aptos Art Walk

Join Us!

Aptos Village Art Walk
See Art, Eat Food, Sample Wine


November 22, 2014 from 2 – 5
8050 Soquel Dr, Aptos Village

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.