/ live / work
at the tannery arts center
Jeweler / Metalsmith
One of a kind, handcrafted jewelry that is both playful and meaningful. Specializing in custom work.
Web Design / Animation
Marina’s career has spanned from working as a CGI artist for computer games and film in England to educational book creation, photography, producing television shows, and web design in California.
Singer / Composer / Songwriter
A distinctive, unique vocalist, sings in English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Shared the stage with; Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, Lee Ritenauer, Black Uhuru, Joni Haastrup.
Tannery resident, Studio artist, instructor, owner of Proper Native Clothing, and member of PATT (Printmakers at the at the Tannery).
Photographer / Filmmaker
Michele Benson is a multi-award winning entertainment/portrait photographer
Sarah Bianco is a licensed painting contractor and artist running Painting by Bianco and Apricity Gallery.
Drummer / Music Producer
A third generation African drummer now music producer currently focusing on making and mixing music electronically. Creating a new fusion of styles (i.e. Reggae, Afro, Hip Hop, jazz, pop, dance, etc.) Also a painter in the tradition West African style of acrylic on canvas that portrays African figures with themes of peace, freedom and justice.
Drawing / Painting
I am motivated by walking, drawing, pilgrimages, nature journaling, and environmental activism.
Noelle Correia is a visual and dance artist working primarily with textile collage and painting.
Multi Media / Print Arts
Linda Cover is a photographer, multi-media print maker and SPECTRA artist who focuses on local watersheds. She teaches children and adults in her Tannery studio.
Storyteller / Ceremonialist / Performer
Naomi weaves earth based ritual, music, storytelling, and poetry in her original prayer-formances. She also writes and performs custom wedding and funeral ceremonies for people of all beliefs, cultures and sexual orientations.
I use encaustic wax with a hot stylus to created wordy witty paintings.
A designer-maker-artist with a penchant for results-driven mischief-making.
Noria Jablonski is the author of the story collection Human Oddities. Her stories have appeared in Catamaran, FiveChapters, the anthology Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories, and elsewhere.
Walking, gathering, and gleaning are ancient and essential activities that inform my explorations of the urban landscape.
Sonia loves working with textiles to create unique looks and pieces of wearable art.
Art is my life- that’s why I flew across the Pacific Ocean from my country, Korea.
Wireless Lovebird has composed soundtracks for theater across California. His solo albums are verbose, born from a fascination with rhythms in communication.
Musician / Percussionist
Joe Mailloux is a professional percussionist and educator. He performs and teaches regularly, providing lessons, workshops, and a community drum ensemble.
Writer / Poet
Published poet and prose writer. Currently writing verses and sentiments for greeting cards. Published poet and prose writer.
These paintings embody a creative process similar to awake dreaming. It is a practice that connects and develops consciousness on various levels with the life I am living.
From multimedia visual art that’s traveled the world on hand-painted guitars/mandolins/jackets/
Howard Seth Miller
Photographer / Musician
We are coming this week to our 6th anniversary living at the Tannery Artists Lofts. Thank you Artspace. Thank you Santa Cruz.
I have been a professional commercial photographer in the SF Bay area for 20+ years and now live in Santa Cruz.
Painting / Drawing
The subjects of Margaret’s paintings, prints and drawings are themes of natural forces and forms.
Singer / Songwriter
Art is a singer/songwriter/recording artist who has performed extensively in Europe, and the western United States.
Gayle is a native of Santa Cruz who grew up on her
parent’s fishing boat which informs her sculpture of
the sea life along the Pacific coast.Examples of my Photography are available on the website below…
Original hand painted tapestries. Specializing in commissioned art pieces and unique gifts.
There isn’t much about painting that I don’t like. I enjoy looking at an object or person or scene and seeing it become real on a blank surface.
Joan Rose Staffen
Writer / Painter
Joan Rose Staffen is a writer, artist and psychic healer who lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Paint / Mixed Media
Painter and Mixed Media Artist, BFA with Competency in Painting, has been on the market since 1989 who teaches and exhibits her work.
Micha Scott is a Modern dance professional with more than 25 years of performing, choreographing, and teaching experience.
Paint / Installation / Film
A refugee of the 1990s dot-com bust, Kirby has lived a dozen lifetimes since moving to Santa Cruz in 2003.
Painter / Illustrator
Andrew Shachat is a painter and illustrator whose work has been show in NYC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Sculpture / Painting
Lisa Silas is a veteran artist trained in Realism from The Florence Academy of Art and B.A. in Psychology and Art with concentration in Painting.
Rica Smith de la Luz
Rica does henna art with Sacred Mud Henna Blessings.
Installation / Sculpture
Maha is a 3–dimensional artist raised in the East Bay and started her art education at the local Peralta Community Colleges.
Web / Graphic Design
Web and graphic design. Josh also plays the drums and enjoys the outside world.
Storyteller / Yoga Instructor
Gillie authors, illustrates & publishes children’s books for old souls. What’s your story? Let’s stretch it out in yoga class.