Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian Lyn MacDonald, one of four curators of the new art exhibit at the Pajaro Valley Gallery, "Take Aways: Art To Go!" shows a cast concrete owl she entered in the show.

A new art show has opened at the Pajaro Valley Arts Sudden Street Gallery. 

With nearly 30 artists, “Take Aways: Art To Go!” marks the gallery’s 40th year and covers a wide spectrum of  art mediums, from rusted steel, ceramics and paint, to cast concrete, photography, etchings, jewelry, glass and woodblock prints.

Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian “In Other Words” is woodcut reduction by Bridget Henry.V

Lyn MacDonald, who curated the show along with Wendy Aiken, Chris Miroyan and Roberta Valdez, said the show is the gallery’s annual fundraiser where local artists were invited to show a cohesive series of their works.

“We’re always trying to bring in new artists and artwork,” she said. “This show has 35 new artists who are joined by 45 past participants in this exhibit.”

Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian Peter Visuzzi is showing a collection of his original glass works.

Macdonald described the task of curating the show as “a puzzle,” with  nearly 800 works coming through the door in a wide range of shapes, themes, colors and materials.

“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are thrilled to present a collection that goes beyond

the conventional, inviting you to immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of local talent,” a statement from the body of curators reads.  

Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian Joan Vierra is showing her hand weaving works titled “Infinity Scarves.”

Every piece on display is available for purchase, with funds further fueling local art programs, workshops, and initiatives that support the next generation of


“Take Aways: Art To Go!” runs through May 5. The opening reception is Sunday from 2-4pm at 37 Sudden St.

Next in line at the gallery is “Around and Round,” Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, May 29-July 14.

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Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. More recently Good Times & Press Banner. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.


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