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Ann Ostermann
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View great art while stepping inside the creative process, meeting the makers, and discovering new areas of Santa Cruz County.


OS 2016 Artist Guide Cover FinalArtist Guide:

Arts Council has copies of the free Artist Guide at their office. You are welcome to stop by the office any weekday between 9am and 5pm to pick up a copy! The Artist Directory in the back is a great resource for contacting artists during the year.

You can view the 2016 Open Studios Artist Guide online.

If you live out of county and would like to have a copy of this year’s Artist Guide,click here to pay $3.00 for shipping and handling and we’ll send it to you.


Open Studios Art Tour App:

This year our App is FREE!

Here’s a link to the app for an Android phone.

Here’s a link to the app for iPhone and iPad.

Keyword = Open Studios Art Tour.


This year’s Artist Guide cover featured an oil painting, “Crow’s Nest”, by Open Studios artist F.J. Anderson:

F.J. is a local artist from Santa Cruz, California. He achieved his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also received a Master’s Certificate in Science Illustration from UCSC. In 2010, F.J. traveled to New Zealand where he illustrated the local marine environment for the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre at the University of Otago, Dunedin. Since then he has been working on a series of sky and seascape paintings. His artwork speaks to his passion for the ocean. “I’ve  been fortunate to grow up near the ocean. The combination of being surrounded by the beauty of land, sea and sky and by  encouraging family and friends has given me an appreciation of this natural setting and an inspiration to create art.”


FJ in the studio