Gratitude

gratitude | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureI spend a lot of time sharing new work, events and ideas with you, but I want to take a moment to share my gratitude. This year Open Studios was unbelievable. From the masses of people the first weekend to braving the rain the second weekend, it was really an incredible year. Thank you, thank you, thank you to ALL of the patrons, students, friends, family and fellow artists who came to the studio to see my studio, who bought art and who brought me gifts and good wishes. I can’t do this event without you!

If you came to the studio on the first weekend, you probably met my parents who flew out from the east coast just to help me with the event. The shopped for me, set up art, cleaned, put up signs and worked both days of the event all day long. I overheard someone ask my mom is she had ever worried about me being an artist and the answer was ‘Never!’ Can’t get more supportive than that- thanks mom & dad!

You probably also met my amazing husband who despite being a just a week past a minor surgery and having to get up early to go to his real job the next day, was at the studio all day greeting you as you came in on sunny days and on the second weekend was running around fixing signs in the rain. His unbelievable support for my art and business is really what makes it all happen and I’m so grateful.

with much gratitude for all of you,

-j

 

Last Chance for Open Studios 2016!

Last Chance for Open Studios 2016 | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureLast weekend of Open Studios was so fantastic! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the arts! I loved seeing old and new faces visiting me and exploring the new studio space. And pretty much everyone agreed that the parking is a lot better at the new space- if you’ve been to my old studio, you know what I mean.

Lots of art found new homes, but there is still more left waiting to find its space in your home. If you came last weekend and went home to measure and contemplate your space, come on back and join us on this rainy weekend. Looking forward to seeing you at the studio!

#228
2523 C Mission St Santa Cruz
Oct 15 & 16, 11 -5

Sneak Peek of the New Studio

For all of you locals, I can’t wait to see you at my new studio when we launch in October for Open Studios! For all of you non-locals who can’t make it to the studio, I wanted to share a few photos of the new space and some of the installations that I’m working on. This photo shows my main exhibition area which will also double as a work area when the table spaces are cleared off and the bags of clay come out after Open Studios. I love having the high ceiling and huge walls to display all my work on.

Sneak Peek of the New Studio | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Here is the new classroom space for Earth Art Studio, the big table made it’s way all the way across the county and was reassembled here ready to go. Reclaimed kitchen cabinets and handmade small drawers create storage areas for tools. Project examples and Art Hearts add lots of color and creativity to this area of the studio. I’m looking forward to classes starting next week at the studio!

Sneak Peek of the New Studio | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

I’ll be sharing new work from my Bone Series as well as recent work from the Lichen and Tide Pool Series. Works in progress and pieces from older series will also be on display. Join me October 8, 9 , 15 & 16 from 11 – 5 at the studio.

South County Open Studios This Weekend

South County Open Studios This Weekend | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureThe Open Studios Art Tour launches this weekend with South County Artists! Studios will be open October 1 & 2 from 11 – 5. Support your local artists and BUY ART!

With over 100 artists participating in the South County area, you can’t see them all so get your FREE guide or download the FREE app to start planning your tour today!

Be sure to include my studio in your North County or Encore Weekend Tour:
North County Studios Open October 8,9,15 & 16 from 11 – 5
Artist #228
2523 C Mission St
Santa Cruz CA

Open Studios 2016 Reminder!

Open Studios 2016 Reminder! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureJust a reminder that Santa Cruz Open Studios is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the new studio! I’m looking forward to celebrating my 12th year of participating in the tour. I will have installations & individual pieces in a ranges of sizes and prices so there will be something for everyone! When you arrive at the studio make sure to sign up on the mailing list to get your free BUY ART sticker!

Open Studios 2016
October 8, 9, 15 & 16 11 – 5
Artist #228
2523 C Mission St
Santa Cruz

Open Studios Preview Exhibit

Open Studios Preview Exhibit | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureDropping off art for the 2016 Open Studios preview exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League today and picking up my big green signs! Be sure to pick up your FREE guide or download the app and grab artist’s postcards to help you chart your tour!

The exhibition is open September 24th – October 16th
Reception September 25th 3 – 6pm
First Friday Reception October 7th 5 – 9pm

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz CA
www.scal.org

To learn more about this event visit: Arts Council of SCC

Open Studios 2016 is coming!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Open Studios 2016 is coming

I’m so excited for my 12th year participating in the Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour. On typical years it is a huge effort to prepare for this event, but this year, building out the new studio space and getting everything set up has been a monstrous undertaking. But, it’s really starting to come together and I can start to imagine making work in this space.

I hope you can join me on October 8, 9, 15 & 16 from 11 – 5 at the new studio location:
2523 C Mission St Santa Cruz, Artist #228

Keep an eye out for these postcards around town and be sure to pick one up at the Santa Cruz Art League preview exhibit.

For more information about Open Studios visit: Arts Council of SCC

Open Studios 2016

SAVE THE DATE! So excited to launch the new studio space with my 12th year participating in the Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | events | Open Studios 2016

 

Artist #228

October 8,9, 15 & 16 | 11 – 5

Join us at our NEW LOCATION:
2523 C Mission St Santa Cruz

For more information about the art tour visit:
Arts Council of Santa Cruz County

Save the Date: Open Studios 2016

Thrilled to be accepted into my 12th year as an Open Studios artist!

Save the Date: Open Studios 2016 | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

This event will be the inaugural opening of my new studio on the westside of Santa Cruz, come celebrate our new creative space!

My studio will be open:
North County | Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9 | 11- 5
All County Encore Weekend | Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16 | 11-5
Artist numbers and maps to the studio coming soon…

About the Tour:
Open Studios Art Tour is an annual self-guided studio tour of 300 artist studios across Santa Cruz County from the redwoods to the sea during the first three weekends in October. Learn more…