For many years now, the Santa Cruz SPCA , a non-profit and no-kill shelter, has been
run from a small house built in the 1930’s. The roof leaks, the plumbing is problematic,
and the original electrical wiring continually requires work.
Staff members and little dogs greet visitors in what was once the tiny living
room where desks are huddled between walls lined with dog crates. The tiny bedrooms
are now cat rooms and offices, and stacks of supplies overflow from every nook and
cranny. The tiny bathroom is used for grooming and sometimes as an isolation room.
Yes, “tiny” is the operative word for the entire facility, including the dogs--the
lack of space severely limits both the number and size of animals that can be rescued,
and they cannot accept big dogs.
to the Santa Cruz Artists Gallery, where you can view and select fine art to purchase
from some of California’s finest artists. Here you will find art treasures in every
form--paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles, wood and metal, to
name just a few, and all available to buy from the comfort of your own home. Your
purchase will not only bring years of enjoyment to you and your family, but will
help to build a new home for the Santa Cruz SPCA, as 25% of our sales are donated
to the Santa Cruz SPCA's building fund. So peruse our gallery at your leisure and
invest in a treasure to enhance your home, or delight a friend, today!
Artist, teacher and published author, current Executive Director of the Santa Cruz
Art League, and winner of the 2011 Gail Rich Award for his work in the arts community,
T. Mike Walker is an accomplished artist in several media, but currently focuses
his artistry and light-hearted humor on the creation of mixed media collage, and
offers here a small collection of abstracts and amusing scenes, many featuring our
favorite animal friends.
Susan Cartwright brings new life to an art form first implemented in the 1600’s--the
art of the monotype, a printmaking process which yields just one print. Her charming
miniatures are delicately drawn in ink on a copper plate, and printed on Oriental
rag, or gold paper. Welcome, Susan!