South County Open Studios Starts this Weekend!

South County Open Studios Starts this Weekend! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Open Studios is a free self-guided tour, produced by Arts Council Santa Cruz County, that invites the public into more than 300 artist studios across Santa Cruz County. Open Studios 2018 takes place the first three weekends of October, from 11am to 5pm Saturdays and Sundays.South County: October 6 & 7, North County: October 13 & 14,  All County: October 20 & 21 | 11-5

Looking forward to seeing everyone at my studio on October 13, 14, 20 & 21!

2523 C Mission St | Santa Cruz | Artist #307 in the catalog


It’s Open Studios Season!

It's Open Studios Season! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture
I may still be in Iceland, but my studio is all ready to go when I return for Open Studio season in Santa Cruz! I can’t wait to see everyone Oct 13 & 14 for opening weekend of North County artists. Make sure to check out the preview exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League to plan your tour!

Mission Industrial Art Studios will have 13 artists open this year working in everything from glass, painting, metal, ceramics and mixed media – come check us out!

October 13, 14, 20 & 21 | studios open 11 – 5 | Artist #307 in the catalog
2523 C Mission St Santa Cruz | cross street: Swift St

Open Studios Preview Exhibit at SCAL

Plan your tour!

Umbel Series | shop | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureWork by all artists participating in Open Studios will be available for a preview exhibition at the Santa Cruz Art League. Come and meet the artists and preview the amazing work and creativity in Santa Cruz County!

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway in Santa Cruz

Reception for the Artists:
September 30th 3 – 6pm
Exhibition Dates:
September 29th – October 21st


BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR (so far!) | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureJust a few days ago, the artists at Mission Industrial Art Studios got word from the powers-that-be that we WILL be allowed to have our studios open for this years Open Studios event in October! YAY!!

If you’re unsure why this is the BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR, then read this post first about all the changes at Mission Industrial. Then this post about what I had planned to do for this years Open Studios.

With this new exception in place, I will now be showing my work in my own space, 2523 C Mission St, Artist #307 in the catalog and I can’t wait to see you all there! Now that you’re all caught up, aren’t you excited!?!?

I should also note, that none of the other changes at Mission Industrial have been revoked, so we are still unable to hold classes or have other events and as it stands now, this could be the last Open Studios at Mission Industrial, so make sure that you get over here to check out the eight artists participating.

October 13, 14, 20 & 21 | 11 – 5


Planning for Open Studios 2018!

Planning for Open Studios 2018 | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

In my previous post ch-ch-ch-ch-ch changes… about the new status of the studio, I mentioned that I may not be able to participate in the annual Santa Cruz Open Studios event… well, I’ve got some good news!

I was lucky to be invited and hosted by artists Nora Dougherty & Bridget Henry at their gorgeous space up the coast this year. I’m really grateful for the opportunity to spend the weekend with these talented ladies and I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.

Mark your calendars for Oct 13, 14, 20 & 21 | 11 – 5
5221 Coast Rd Santa Cruz (5 miles north of Western Dr)