Resident Artists

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Bernadine Belaski-McGee will be a guest on OUT OF OUR MINDS-Poetry Radio hosted by
Rachelle Escamilla,
on Wednesday,
June 1 from 8-9pm.  

She will be discussing Bobby McGee's short story: 
"The Journey of Rasta Bird" and what life was like living with an artist/veteran, who suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).



Poetry Radio

Every Wednesday Night
From 8-9PM

KKUP Cupertino 91.5 FM or Streaming Live on KKUP.ORG


Bernadine's Photography,

San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 Ph: (831) 801.6037

Also listed in "Professional Services" for commercial & portrait photography. 
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Starting around the age of five or six, I probably saw every issue of National Geographic from 1964-1968. As a child I would spend countless hours and days studying the photographic images in this treasure of a magazine. Thanks to my Dad who was a subscriber for years, and him being a camera and 16mm home movie buff, influenced my desire and sparked high interest in pursuing photography as a lifelong passion.


From an early age on; starting with a toy camera, with graphic images of clouds, rain, and sun for the camera settings; to a real film camera called Click O Mat, using a 126 film cartridge; and continually progressing in camera’s and equipment. Now, in recent years most of my photographic work is created on a digital Canon EOS 1D Mark II. For me photography is more than a job or career.  It is something I do that I love, and feel passionate about.

Starting in a traditional photographic darkroom setting; mixing chemicals, exposing photo paper to produce a latent image and processing in wet chemicals by swishing and agitating the trays while watching the miracle process begin. I enjoyed using film, exposing through enlarger lamp head onto the blank photo paper and seeing a non-existent image come to life as the image begins to appear from nowhere onto the surface of the paper.  I was always so fascinated at the process and for me the thrill never got old. Read More...


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Elayne Reyna,

San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 Ph: (831) 623-4771

Elayne Reyna is known as “Bluebird Woman” by her Native American and close friends.  She is founder of One Earth One People Peace Vision, Inc. promoting peace through the arts.  Peace Vision sponsors the Annual California Indian Market and the World Cultures Festival in San Juan Bautista, CA. Elayne is a visionary artist and in 2003, won second place in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival for her painting honoring her teacher, Medicine Song Woman, Bernice Torrez Kashaya-Pomo. Her art is collected, shown and sold internationally.  She volunteers for free painting classes to her fellow veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Send email


This video, Nutzle's Picture Book, is a very small sampling of Futzie Nutzle's extensive body of work and includes paintings, as well as some of the distinctive, fine line, black ink drawings he is so well known for. The video was part of Futzie Nutzle: Paintings and Works on Paper, an exhibition at the Cabrillo College Gallery from March 18 - April 22, 2011.

Futzie Nutzle / Ano Né Gallery (Pronounced Anno Nay)

407 Second Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 Ph: (831) 623-2454

Futzie Nutzle: Paintings and Works on Paper is the first major exhibition of work by this elusive artist in more than a decade. Futzie, a.k.a. Bruce Kleinsmith, was at one time the most widely known visual artist in Santa Cruz. From the late 1960s into the 1990s, Nutzle's drawings, paintings, cartoons and posters were everywhere—including the South Bay and San Francisco. His drawings were often reproduced in the various newspapers that came and went during those years, but he made a name for himself in the 1970s when he became one of Rolling Stone Magazine's first cartoonists to have his work displayed on the Letters page. Nutzle describes his whimsical pen and ink drawings, which were a regular contribution to Rolling Stone for many years, as a "sparse, spontaneous, aggravated way of thinking" that never had a constant character or theme.


Nutzle's images were a revelation to readers and an inspiration to other artists and writers. Aside from his regular contributions in Rolling Stone, his work appeared in The Prague Post and for over ten years in The Japan Times, further internationalizing his visibility. The Metro and Santa Cruz Weekly also frequently published his drawings. He has been featured in over ten published books, at least two of which, Modern Loafer and Run the World, are his collected drawings. His work has been collected in both private and public collections including both San Francisco's and New York's Museums of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, The Oakland Museum and many others.


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Gayle Sleznick / STUDIO 808, view images
808 Washington Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 Ph: (831) 623-2964

Gayle Sleznick has pursued exploration of watercolor and water based paints as a career for over 35 years. Her beautiful working studio / gallery overlooks the town of San Juan Bautista. Primarily a realistic outdoor landscape painter developing livable images, she also creatively experiments with mixed media in the abstract. Gayle welcomes visitors to Studio 808 not only for Open Studio’s but throughout the year to view her original paintings, drawings, cards and a few prints. Please call for a tour.

The versatile artists work hangs in the permanent collection of the Office of the White House Historical Association, Washington, DC. A Christmas ornament by sleznick, representing Pinnacles National Monument hung on the White House Tree in 2007. Gayle restored 44 wooden panels of the Saints that are a major historical part of San Juan’s Christmas and holiday decorations. The San Juan Historical Society commissioned Gayle to design a postcard and postal commemorative for the Bicentennial in 1997, also used by Mission San Juan Bautista as a water mark on their stationary. Her watercolor graced the Holiday Cuvee label for the Chalone Winery in 2003 & 2005. The San Juan Chamber of commerce used Sleznick designed chickens on t-shirts, coffee mugs, hats and posters. Send email


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Linda's Marvelous Art, view images

San Juan Bautista, CA. Ph: (831) 801-8565 

My name is Linda Woods and I have had the great pleasure of living in San Juan for the past 26 years. I am a retired elementary school teacher with a passion for the arts. I have been painting since childhood and over the past ten years have developed my business, Linda's Marvelous Art. I have found my niche in transforming baby nurseries, enhancing business windows and I delight in the holidays with my magical seasonal art. Give me a call for a free consultation. Send email