Santa Cruz County Open Studios 2018!

Oct 6-7 and Oct 20-21 from 11-5 pm

Sat and Sun

Visit my largest show of the year!

Bali and Thailand photos, plus Oregon, WA and CA, and old favorites brought back

Enlargements, mini frames, cards, gift items and more. NEW PHOTO JEWELRY

In beautiful Corralitos, CA (South county Open Studios) 15 min from Santa Cruz

Artist # 15 Sylvia Valentine

33 Karen Drive, Watsonville (Corralitos), CA 95076

831 334 7711

(I'm hosting ceramic artist Renee Sayer Wence again this year! Artist #14)

Indoor Gallery

Indoor Gallery

Outdoor Tent Gallery

Outdoor Tent Gallery

Photography on jewelry available in multiple sizes and shapes!

Photography on jewelry available in multiple sizes and shapes!

Deck view and outdoor gallery, overlooking oaks and orchards!

Deck view and outdoor gallery, overlooking oaks and orchards!

Renee Sayer Wence ceramics Artist #14

Renee Sayer Wence ceramics Artist #14

Indoor Gallery

Indoor Gallery

Circle necklace small $35 medium $40

Circle necklace small $35 medium $40

Square necklace small $35 medium $40

Square necklace small $35 medium $40

Rectangle necklace $45

Rectangle necklace $45

Scroll down to view Events & Locations to purchase my art locally


1. Current changing events and show information listed first

2. Ongoing exhibits and gallery shows listed next

3. Shops that carry my cards and gift products listed at bottom

Thank you for supporting local business and art! If you'd like to carry my work or know of a great location I could show, use the CONTACT page. 

Art of Santa Cruz at Capitola Mall

My photography and gift products are available at ART OF SANTA CRUZ

By the Target entrance in the Capitola Mall. Framed art, magnets, cards, mini frames, mats and more!

My photography is at the main Art of Santa Cruz store (next to Target inside the mall), on the left wall as you enter the store. Available during regular mall hours. Check the website for details. 


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Ongoing Exhibits & Venues

Visit anytime! These ongoing exhibits include my large format photos and frames, along with smaller gift items. 

  • Art in Santa Cruz
    Art in Santa Cruz
    1855 41st Ave, Capitola, CA (in the mall by interior Target entrance and Food Court)
  • Lumen Gallery
    112 Capitola Ave, Suite 100, Capitola, CA


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Shop for Gifts Locallysc

For a selection of smaller gift items and cards please visit these merchants.

Ask the manager for my products if you don't see them, as they may need to re order. 


Santa Cruz



  • Palace Arts — 41st Ave, Capitola (cards)
  • Art in Santa Cruz— 1855 41st Ave (Capitola Mall), Capitola (metal photos, mini-frames, cards) Shop located at interior Target entrance and food court


San Francisco

Scotts Valley



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    Greeting Cards

    Greeting Cards

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    "One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."-Oscar Wilde



    Elegant Artisan-Fine Art Gallery Online

    I'm honored to be a featured artist with Elegant Artisan-Fine Art Gallery. Visit them online and support emerging artists! 

    Sylvia's display

    The director wrote a lovely introduction to my work in their January newsletter:

    Happy New Year, Art Lovers!

    And what better way to begin the rest of our lives than sharing with you a spectacular New Year treat!

    If you're wondering what an award-winning photographer does with her talents, just take a moment to feast your eyes on the remarkable work of Sylvia Valentine.

    Sylvia is a Santa Cruz treasure. Through her artistic photographer's eye, she witnesses remarkable scenes all around her, and then takes action to immortalize them with a combination of singular skill and a camera.

    "I love capturing the spirit of a place, often using close angles and light to bring a magical, unique perspective," says Sylvia. After you've viewed her work, you'll see the splendid heights she reaches in attaining her goal.

    Sylvia is generous with her talent, releasing her formidable photographic abilities to others as a way to enrich our world. She says, "I'm a huge advocate of sharing our creative pursuits and exploring our inner artist no matter what our 'day job' might be. I love embracing both right and left brain aspects of myself (artist and organization project manager). I'm honored to contribute a portion of all photo sales to environment and spiritual-centered non-profits I know, and with whom I have personally worked."

    And the aforementioned awards? They're definitely nothing to sneeze at! Voted Best Photographer in Santa Cruz County for three years running is something Sylvia truly earned, as you'll see when you take a look at her work. In fact, her photo,"Pleasure Point Surfer," was selected out of 33,000 entries for the 2014 Nature Conversancy calendar. Quite an honor -- and well-deserved!

    If you'd like a little visual satisfaction, visit Sylvia Valentine's webpage on -- and learn more about Sylvia on the "Meet the Artists" page. Enjoy!

    Once again, Happy New Year to you and yours, with profound thanks for supporting the arts through endeavors like May 2014 find you exploring and immersing yourself in the creative spirit -- balm to the soul!

    Michelle Reynolds


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