And the show must come down

After a successful 10 week run, this past Sunday we deinstalled Bodies of Water. Hours and hours of installation was deinstalled and packed up in just a few hours- always amazing to see how fast it all comes down. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see the show and especially to those that purchased pieces!

If you missed the show, please be sure to check out images of it here. Work from this show can still be purchased in the online shop.

Final Week for Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water | Installations | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

This is it! The show ends Dec 3rd!

This Art + Science based exhibit will sadly conclude this coming Saturday but there is still time to check it out! Best times to be up on the hill and get parking are Thursday evenings or Saturdays. Thank you to everyone who has made it up to see the show!


Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery | University of California Santa Cruz

September 20 – December 3, 2022

Gallery Hours: 12 – 5 Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat & 1:30 – 7 Thurs

A parking pass can be acquired from the kiosk at the Bay St. campus entrance or you can use the Parkmobile app.  Click here for a map.


To purchase work from this exhibit: SHOP HERE

NEW DATE! A Closer Look at Our Oceans

A Closer Look At Our Oceans | events | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID & STRIKE

You can visit the exhibit Bodies of Water while checking out amazing photographs of real plankton by photographer Steve Mandel AND live samples from the Monterey Bay with USCS Ocean Sciences professor Raphe Kudela. I’m really excited about this evening and I look forward to seeing you all there!

NOVEMEBER 17th 2022 5 – 6:30 POSTPONED DUE TO STRIKE

NEW DATE: THURSDAY DECEMBER 1st 2022 5 – 6:30

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery | UCSC | Santa Cruz

click here for a map

ArtAxis Fundraising Sale

Over 100 works donated by over 75 artists are now available on the Artaxis web shop and all sales support their mission, one of my Medusas is available too! The sale launches Tuesday November 15th at 11am (PST).

Artaxis is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization that is guided by a simple principle – artists supporting artists. Featuring nearly 1000 artists from over 50 countries and all 50 States in the US, Artaxis engages the ceramics community through promotional, educational, and networking programs while celebrating diverse artistic practices and being a resource of aesthetic values.

SUPPORT ARTAXIS HERE

Art Fridays at the Gallery

Need a moment in the week to just zone out and make a little art?

Art Fridays happen every Friday at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery from 12-5 and they are open to anyone who wants to just stop in and be creative. I was invited to attend last week and we used polymer clay to create ocean inspired creatures which could then be painted with some acrylics.

It was so sweet to watch obviously really busy students, just stop and play with clay for a few minutes before continuing on with their day. During my exhibition, all the Art Friday projects are ocean related, from seashell and wire jewelry to mosaics with beach trash. If you’re planning a trip to see the show on a Friday afternoon, make sure you leave time to be creative too!

A Closer Look At Our Oceans

JOIN US!

You can visit the exhibit Bodies of Water while checking out amazing photographs of real plankton by photographer Steve Mandel AND live samples from the Monterey Bay with USCS Ocean Sciences professor Raphe Kudela. I’m really excited about this evening and I look forward to seeing you all there!

NOVEMEBER 17th 2022 5 – 6:30 POSTPONED DUE TO STRIKE

NEW DATE: THURSDAY DECEMBER 1st 2022 5 – 6:30

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery | UCSC | Santa Cruz

click here for a map

Last Week for Sculpture IS: 2022 at Sierra Azul

SCULPTURE IS: 2022 is coming to a close!

Be sure to get out to Sierra Azul Gardens before October 31st to check out all the sculptures. There are over 90 works created by 48 artists and collaborators. Visit the stunning two-acre demonstration garden, relax under the umbrellas, and spend an afternoon enjoying the exhibit.

June 1 – October 31 2022

Sierra Azul Gardens

2660 East Lake Avenue | Watsonville CA
Across from the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

Open Daily from 10-5

And that’s a wrap!

And that's a wrap! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

THANK YOU!

To everyone who came out to Open Studios this year and a special thank you if you added new work to your collection! It was great to re-connect with old friends and make new connections. Feeling the love everyone!!

If you’re still thinking about a piece that you didn’t take home, I’ll be adding new work to the online shop soon, and of course you’re always welcome to swing by the studio to shop in person!

Let’s do it again next year!!

Shop the Bodies of Water exhibit

Nearly the entire exhibit is up in the online shop and open 24/7. If you’re not in the area and won’t get up to see the show in person, this is a great way to tour the exhibit and add a new piece to your collection. Works range from small handheld objects to site specific large scale installations as well as photos from the In the Field series so there’s something for everyone.

SHOP HERE

Medusa | porcelain & kanthal wire | 22″ x 16″ x 8″ | 500.

A portion of all purchases will be donated to the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery and California Ocean Alliance.