Local painter, artist, educator, Sandy Cherk came onto the Artists on Art show to talk about her upcoming installation in the new Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County exhibition at Santa Cruz County Government Center.

The Exhibit & First Friday Art Tour Reception is at the Santa Cruz County Government Center, located at 701 Ocean St and runs October 25th through December 22nd. (open during business hours)

Come see Sandy’s  paintings, and other artwork by:
Pat Dellum- art glass
Craig Cheatham- photography
Aaron Johnson- wood prints and oil paintings
Mark Gottlieb- photography
The reception for the First Friday Art Tour, November 5th, 5-8pm on the 1st & 5th Floors.

This is her painting from Arana Gulch.
We started the show by talking with the education work Sandy has been doing in our Santa Cruz community, particularly Bay View Elementary, for 10 years since her younger daughter was in first grade.  Sandy has been a tremendous asset for the school and helped create the Bay View Fiesta de las Artes which usually happens the third week of April. For more information, go to the Eddy ( online guide Santa Cruz City School news and events) for early April.
Sandy has a blog, Musings of Sandra Cherk.
Her website is sandracherk.com.
We talked about this painting her ability to convey the heat of the day through the medium of pastel water color crayon/chalk.
This year was Sandy’s 14th Open Studio. One the aspects that I love about Open Studio is ability for us regular folks to go into artist friends and neighbor’s houses and see how they work, their art practice.  Sandy is exemplar in this practice by showing us the process by which she creates her paintings while creating the space for visitors to touch and feel the pastel chalks she uses.  She wrote a blog that shows this process.
Here’s more examples of her beautiful work:

Path Through Olives – On a pleasant morning walk to the next village.

The photograph below is a picture of Sandy and her family’s village in Greece.
If you missed any of the live broadcast, please click below to hear the show in its entirety.


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