Events

Photo of Shelby
Photo by Susan Hillyard

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2017

Current exhibitions:
FLOATING OBJECTS
First Friday opening Dec. 1, 6-9pm
an exhibition of new and old work and studio sale
at agency downtown 1519 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
store hours 10:30-6:30
Dec. 1-31, 2017

PAST

ARRT
The Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV) is collaborating with Artists Respond and Resist Together (ARRT)
Receptions: First Fridays July 7 and August 4, 6:00-9:00PM
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Lecture:
August 2 artist talk for CODA in Scotts Valley

9th Annual 50/50 Show
Juried by Jack Fischer, Jack Fischer Gallery SF
reception: Friday, Sept. 1, 8:00-9:30pm
Sanchez Art Center, 
PACIFICA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1220-B Linda Mar Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044


Nina Simon The Art of Relevance
Crochet Circle
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean Reception

 

2016

Ann & Mark’s Art Party 2016
San Jose, California
300+ Artists including Visual, Music, Dance, Fire, Art Cars, Spectacle,
Opening Gala Night on Saturday 9/24, Gallery Viewing Days: 9/25, 9/30, 10/1 and culminating in a Closing Bash featuring “Pivot: The Art of Fashion” show on Saturday 10/1.

Shelby Graham: Curating a Creative Life
artist talk
Friday, June 3, 6:00- 7:00 pm
Monterey Museum of Art
Free with museum admission
559 Pacific Street Monterey, CA 93940


February 13, 6-9pm Red Ball Live Auction at the Museum of Art & History (MAH)
February 11 Reception @ the Sesnon Gallery

2015

a transformative experience on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
at Gabriella Cafe
910 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA
With images from the drought by Shelby Graham and readings by
Thad Nodine, from his novel in progress, Grow
Joan Zimmerman, Tanka poems
Nigel Sanders-Self, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Micah Perks, from her short story

APRIL 25, 2015 2:30–4 PM

UCSC DIGITAL ARTS RESEARCH CENTER (DARC) 230

Shelby Graham, director and curator of the Sesnon Art Gallery, will moderate a panel of alumni arts professionals who will discuss how their educational experiences at UC Santa Cruz helped inspire their exceptional careers.

PRESENTED BY THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

Alumni Weekend: Sesnon Gallery Reception and Curators’ walkthrough April 24, 4-6pm

2014

Nov. 6- Dec. 5, 2014
featured in Catamaran Literary Reader’s 2nd Annual Art and Jazz Gala at the R. Blitzer Gallery!

Art Party!
September 20-25, 2014

Featured as Artist in Residence:
Rosenthal Contemporary Art
Los Gatos, CA July, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, September 6, 3-5pm
345 Village Ln, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Alternative Lineage:
Honoring Betty Hahn, 5 decades of mentoring alternative photographic processes
Curated by Shelby Graham
August 23 – Oct. 11, 2014
Opening August 23, 4-6pm
Lecture: August 23 @ 3pm with Betty Hahn
Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA
San Carlos and 9th Avenue
Carmel, CA, 93921
Press:
Featured in Santa Cruz Sentinel The Guide
The Carmel Pinecone

UnDressed: An Exposé of Conceptual Garments and Accessories
at the Santa Cruz Tannery Radius Gallery
May 15 – June 29, 2014

Undercurrents May 1-4, 2014
UCSC Digital Arts and New Media exhibition April 10 – May 10, 2014

 

2013

Past Exhibitions: Meet Artist Shelby Graham First Friday :: January 4, 2013:: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Annieglass, 110 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz

2012

Open Studio dates: October 13th & 14th, 2012 Encore Weekend, October 20th & 21st contact me if you’d like to visit

PHOTO ALCHEMY: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media
Curated by Hedwig Heerschop May 3 – June 17, 2012 Reception May 5, 2:00- 4:00pm 37
Sudden Street Watsonville, California 95076

2011

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History MAH: The Butterfly Effect: December 17, 2011-March 18 2012
An installation by Shelby Graham Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Wallace Baine:
First Friday, March 2, 2012, (FREE) @ 5:30pm in the Board Room at MAH For a Panel Discussion
UCSC Gallery Director/artist Shelby Graham will discuss her work and the transformative power of photography in her exhibition, The Butterfly Effect, with nationally acclaimed artist Binh Danh and MAH curator Susan Hillhouse. enjoy a gallery tour and live music after the panel discussion.

First Friday events run 5-9pm at MAH Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History Behind the Scenes of the Museum December 16, 2011 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Artist Workshops by Shelby Graham, Victoria May, and Andrea Borusk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Events:

Alternative Lineage traveled to Arizona State University
curated by Shelby Graham

 

February 3 – March 21, 2015
Venue: Northlight Gallery
Arizona State University
Art, Design and the Arts

https://asuevents.asu.edu/alternative-lineage

Nov. 6- Dec. 5, 2014
featured in Catamaran Literary Reader’s 2nd Annual Art and Jazz Gala at the R. Blitzer Gallery!

 

 

Art Party!
September 20-25, 2014

Current Exhibitions/Press 2014:

Featured as Artist in Residence:
Rosenthal Contemporary Art
Los Gatos, CA July, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, September 6, 3-5pm
345 Village Ln, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Alternative Lineage:
Honoring Betty Hahn, 5 decades of mentoring alternative photographic processes
Curated by Shelby Graham
August 23 – Oct. 11, 2014
Opening August 23, 4-6pm
Lecture: August 23 @ 3pm with Betty Hahn
Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA
San Carlos and 9th Avenue
Carmel, CA, 93921
Press:
Featured in Santa Cruz Sentinel The Guide
The Carmel Pinecone

UnDressed: An Exposé of Conceptual Garments and Accessories
at the Santa Cruz Tannery Radius Gallery
May 15 – June 29, 2014

Graham in the news for curatorial projects: Undercurrents May 1-4, 2014
UCSC Digital Arts and New Media exhibition April 10 – May 10, 2014

Graham quoted in the news for alumni photography exhibition

Butterfly Effect panels in the south stairwell currently on display at the McHenry Library
McHenry Library at UCSC

Past Exhibitions: Meet Artist Shelby Graham First Friday :: January 4, 2013:: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Annieglass, 110 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz

Open Studio dates: October 13th & 14th, 2012 Encore Weekend, October 20th & 21st contact me if you’d like to visit

PHOTO ALCHEMY: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media
Curated by Hedwig Heerschop May 3 – June 17, 2012 Reception May 5, 2:00- 4:00pm 37
Sudden Street Watsonville, California 95076

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History MAH: The Butterfly Effect: December 17, 2011-March 18 2012
An installation by Shelby Graham
Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Wallace Baine:
First Friday, March 2, 2012, (FREE) @ 5:30pm in the Board Room at MAH For a Panel Discussion
UCSC Gallery Director/artist Shelby Graham will discuss her work and the transformative power of photography in her exhibition, The Butterfly Effect, with nationally acclaimed artist
Binh Danh and MAH curator Susan Hillhouse. enjoy a gallery tour and no-host bar with live music after the panel discussion.

First Friday events run 5-9pm at MAH Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History Behind the Scenes of the Museum December 16, 2011 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Artist Workshops by Shelby Graham, Victoria May, and Andrea Borusk.