Art exhibit features local flora and fauna

"Beachfront Property" is a canvas Giclee print by Evelyn Jenkins Drew, which is part of the California Colorist's exhibit now showing at the Riva Fish House restaurant on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.

SANTA CRUZ—Thirteen artists who make up the California Colorists are currently displaying their art at the Riva Fish House restaurant on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf through June 30.

The group functions as a collective that was in classic mediums such as acrylic, oil, pastel, print and watercolor, as well as contemporary, including airbrush and digital. For the past 25 years the group meets monthly to share feedback and criticism.

“I think the show came together nicely," said artist Karen Kvenvold Bailey. “We had a general theme of flora and fauna of Santa Cruz for this show.”

Of the one or two shows the painters assemble for each year, they often choose a theme as a way to present a cohesive body.

The Riva show has three to four paintings by each of the artists in varying mediums.


Riva Fish House opened its doors in 1981. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. at 31 Municipal Wharf, and routinely features local artists on a revolving basis.


ABOVE: “Gamble Gardens Rose” is a painting by Linda Curtis currently on exhibit at Riva Fish House in Santa Cruz.