Ann Rea Guest for March 29, 2011

Artist, CEO | Ann Rea, Inc. & Founder of the ArtistsWhoTHRIVE website was on KZSC 88.1 FM, 3/29/11 AT 8 pm. Ann is a San Francisco based painter and marketing expert. During the show, we talked her art and her upcoming workshop with CCSCC entitled “Art of Marketing.”
With the direct mentorship Ann received from contemporary painter Wayne Thiebaud (an American Art icon), she paints in the timeless tradition of French Impressionists like Monet, plein air (in the open air). Ann  founded Artists Who THRIVE with a mission to empower artists to thrive creatively and financially. By sharing her experience and insight she has guided a diverse number of artists from across the globe. Rea walks her talk. Her oil paintings, and her inspired business approach, have been featured on the “Fine Living” network, in “Fortune” magazine, and profiled in the book “Career Renegade.”

Ann will be teaching for Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County the “Art of Marketing” seminar at the Cabrillo College Visual Arts Lecture Hall in Aptos on Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. To register for this seminar, call (831-475-9600 x 16 or click here. Location: Visual Arts Lecture Hall #1001 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos, CA. Cost: $25.

Ann will help you learn about come up with a unique value proposition to thrive in art business, Develop your unique value proposition, Define your market, Create an action plan for success, Learn a non-traditional approach to successfully marketing art and how you can generate sales even without a gallery, and Up to three students will be selected for a mini marketing makeover in class ($500 value).

Other upcoming Seminars  from Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County (go to for full description and location):

The Art of Fundraising
Thursday, March 30, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Arts of Marketing
Saturday, April 16, 2011- 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Grants Writing Essentials, Part I: The Art of Story-Telling
Friday, May 27, 2011- 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Grant Writing Essentials, Part II: The Art of Budgeting
Friday, May 27, 2011 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm.

Ways to Register: Call (831) 475-9600 x 16 to pay by credit card. Stop by the CCSCC office to make a payment by cash, check or credit card. Visit our website to register online.

Below is one of the many paintings that you will be able to see of Ann’s work at her website,

Swept Vines” Original Oil Vineyard Painting (0447) Framed 16″ x 20″ Study


The wind and the afternoon light swept across this block of Pinot grape vines.” Ann Rea

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Janet Silverglate Guest for 3/22/11

Local artist, dancer, performer, choreographer, educator curator and server, Janet Silverglate was the guest for Artists on Art March 22, 2011. It was a great pleasure to speak to her about her work.

Janet began her studies as an undergraduate in her hometown of Riverside. With a BA in History and Dance, she moved up to the Bay Area where she began dancing and performing professionally. Then, she went back to school and studied for a M.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography at Mills College. Concurrently she began food service in two of the best restaurants in Oakland Bay Wolf and Nadines. At the former, Janet noticed how much artwork can influence and positively affect a restaurant and dining experience.

She brought all her knowledge to Santa Cruz in the mid-90s. It was tough at first because there was not much modern dance outside of the higher education institutions. At that time, she began to study yoga and pilates and eventually teaching. She also began teaching at UCSC and performing and doing choreography at Cabrillo College.

We talked about Janet’s work curating the local Santa Cruz restaurant, Oswald. For the past two years, since the restaurant opened in its new location, Janet has been creating installations on a monthly basis. She uses the Santa Cruz Open Studios yearly (every October) art tour to find her artists. She looks for paintings that help the overall dining experience. The link will take you to the page that shows all the artists from last year.

The current artist on the walls is Michele Indiana Anderson and has been for March. The next artist Hilary Scardino will be up March 31st through May 5th. Stop in at 121 Soquel Avenue, at Front in downtown Santa Cruz, and peruse the beautiful paintings.

Please take a look at our the little video we took right before our live show.

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Carolyn Burke Guest on Artists on Art 3/15/11

Local author, Carolyn Burke was the guest interviewee for March 15 2011 on Artists on Art. We had a wonderful conversation concerning her writing and her new biographical book, entitled No Regrets, The Life of Edith Piaf, about to be published and in your nearest book store March 24, 2011 by Alfred A Knopf.  Carolyn will be kicking off her book tour for this book March 24, 2011 at the Bookshop Santa Cruz from 7:30-9pm located at1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz. For more information, call 831-423-0900.

Next on her book tour, on Tuesday, March 29, 8 pm, at Catalina Jazz Club on 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Carolyn will be giving a fifteen-minute talk about No Regrets, and then there will be a performance by Jil Aigrot, who supplied some of the vocals for the 2007 movie La Vie en Rose with a  Oscar winning performance by Marion Cotilliard for Best Actress.

This is the third book for Carolyn Burke.  Her first two were Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1996 and Lee Miller, A Life, published in 2005 by Alfred Knopf which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Biography award.  She also has written essays and translations for magazines such asVogue, Heat, Sulfur, Art in America, (HOW)ever, and the New Yorker.

Carolyn explained how she chose the subjects of her biographies.  She also spoke of how her writing process has changed from the first book on Mina Loy taking her years to complete to her newest book taking only several years. Carolyn spoke of how in a way the subjects choose her.

Below is a little video we took before the show followed by Carolyn’s favorite Edith Piaf YouTube Video doing La Foule:

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Timerie Gordon and Christian Nielsen

Local artist partners and collaborators Timerie Gordon and Christian Nielsen were on Artists on Art March 8, 2011. These two multi-disciplinarians talked about their work using architecture, industrial designing, site specific installation pieces and concepts to think outside the box at their design firm Nielsen Architects and Design Studio at NextSpace and Timerie Designs in Santa Cruz.
On a side note, Timerie and Christian were in the group of first members at NextSpace.
This pair has worked with a lot of local businesses such as:
The Penny Ice Creamery,
Legs by Sock Shop and Co,
New Street Dental, Dr. Gavin McClure
L’Atelier Salon
and L’Atelier Day Spa: opening April 19th, 2011,
Soif Wine Bar and Merchant,
La Posta Restaurant,
Motion Pacific Dance Studio, to name a few.

Here is a great article about the team Santa Cruz Next.  

Timerie works as the Creative Consultant for City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency. She consults in various creative capacities for retail businesses, non-profits and city entities using her ability to “think outside the box” to problem solve and help clarify and realize goals.

We had a great talk.  One of my last questions was to Christian about the current project dancing in his head. He replied seeing the riverway really activated and going from being invisible to being a central urban corridor with river-facing development, pedestrian activity, events.  They saw it happen in Rhode Island. It  can and should happen here.

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Rocky Lewycky

Photo by Karen Kuehn

Local artist, sculptor and educator, Rocky Lewycky at, came on to the radio show March 1, 2011 to talk about his work. In particular, Rocky launched a new installation and free art with interactive adjunct website, or

The New Us Project is an interactive art piece by Rocky Lewycky. Throughout the next year, and all within Santa Cruz County, Rocky will be creating installations of ceramic water vessels to interact and complement the space in which they are presented. All of the vessels will be given away to the public at the completion of the installation. Conjunctive to the active installation, The New Us website will feature daily-refreshed images of two vessel recipients, whom are randomly paired.

Rocky comes to us via a circuitous route starting with his undergraduate studies in San Diego to his graduate work at the University of South Carolina. He was in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a contemporary artist living and working in Santa Cruz, California. His resume includes teaching positions at Foothill College, Monterey Peninsula CollegeThe University of South Carolina, Institute of American Indian Arts (I.A.I.A.), the Santa Fe Community College, and the Clay Creation on Soquel. Rocky has enjoyed museum shows as well as gallery exhibits of contemporary sculpture, installation and performance throughout the country. Rocky currently shows his ceramics at GF Contemporary and his mixed media through Bang Gallery, both in Santa Fe, NM. In 2007 Rocky was named by the “Santa Fean” magazine as ”One of the top five artists to watch in New Mexico” and in 2008 “Top Talent from emerging to established and our region’s most influential talent of all time.” He was most recently chosen by Jo Lauria of Craft in America to install a piece at the Eastern State Penitentiary for the 2010 Philadelphia NCECA conference.

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