New Wave

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New Wave was a juried art exhibition with an aquatic theme. The event provided 18 developing artists from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties an opportunity to showcase their skills, and acted as a fundraiser for the Arts Council for Monterey County’s new Local Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). 

The featured artists were celebrated during an opening
reception on June 18, 2016 at the Press Club in Seaside. During the event there was a selective artist’s panel discussion and live music performances by Michael MartinezStevie Rae Stephens and American Trashbird.

Exhibition Dates: June 18 – July 17, 2017
Location: The Monterey County Weekly’s Press Club
1123 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA

Featured New Wave Artists:
Debra Achen, Joe Adams, Dianne Bollentini, Greg Classen, Matt Connors, Bryce Elischer, Beau Frank, Yves Goyatton, Rachell Hester, Marley Knoles, Dida Kutz, Erik Landry, Carolyn Moore, Logan Norton, Mai Ryuno, Joseph Snyder,
Marte Thompson and Zach Weston

Click here to learn about the New Wave Artists
Click here to learn about the New Wave Jurors

About the Local Emerging Artist Program (LEAP):

LEAP awards grants of up to $2500 to emerging artists who are seeking to further their professional career.
The funds raised during the New Wave exhibition directly supported LEAP’s grant fund. For more information  visit LEAP.

You Can Still Donate: Make check payable to the “Arts Council for Monterey County/New Wave”, P.O. Box 7495, Carmel, CA 93921 or donate through Paypal.

Click on photos from the June 18 opening reception for more information.

The New Wave Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make this community event a success – from our sponsors, to participating artists, to the attendees of the reception and everyone in between – THANK YOU!!

New Wave Committee Members:
Sarah Brutzman, Ava Eitzen, Tani Greenbaum, Mallery Maguire, Molly Nance and Victoria Stocker

New Wave Developer & Director:
Mel Barrett


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