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Upcoming Author Events, Image Shows, and Lectures

Private Presentation for Mountain View Sons In Retirement

Marc Shargel will address the Mountain View Chapter of Sons in Retirement over lunch on December 12, 2018. His talk will cover his photography of the August solar eclipse, his observations based on 39 of local diving and his work in marine conservation.

Unfortunately, the event is private and the group expects to fill every seat in the facility with their members and their guests.

If you'd like to have Marc speak to your group, send an email here.



Video Voyages

In the autumn of 2016 we created two short videos, and you don't have to travel or even wait a moment to see them! Just click below.

Video from Marc Shargel's recent Galápagos expedition:Link to Galapagos Video


Video from Central California, Fiji and British Columbia, 2012-2016:
Link to California Video

If you'd like to arrange a date for a presentation to your group, send us an email. If you're wondering whether our presentations are a good match for your group or event, have a look at the events we've done in the past.

Marc Shargel has been a frequent presenter at clubs and civic groups all over Northern and Central California. More than a dozen clubs, as well as civic and volunteer groups, have seen his talks "Islands of the Eastern Pacific" and "An Underwater Swim Across the Pacific." In 2001 he presented images of endangered Manatees from West Florida. In 2002 his presentations featured images from the South Pacific Islands of Palau, Yap, and Bali.

Current and Upcoming Photo Shows     

Open Studios
Four days: Saturdays and Sundays
October 13-14 & 20-21, 2018
11:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

SHOW DATES: Saturdays and Sundays,
October 13-14 & 20-21.
HOURS: 11am to 5:30pm each day
LOCATION: Open Studio #282 at 190 Orchard Road in Felton. Here's a map.

Open Studios is always our biggest show of the year and your best chance to see the widest selection of our work. This year we have walls full of new work to show from Cuba, the Jardines de la Reina marine reserve, and from Iceland. And joining last year's images of the August 2017 solar eclipse are images of last January's lunar eclipse. They will be joining pictures taken from Fiji to British Columbia, the Galapagos to California. Our images are available framed behind non-glare glass, or printed onto canvas and "gallery wrapped" around wood frames, or printed directly onto metal. Along with fine art prints in those three styles you will find reasonably priced mini prints, a newly-enlarged selection of notecards and all four of our published books. While you visit you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains view from our deck and light refreshments.

If you come to Felton on any of the four Open Studios days you will see bright green signs guiding you to “Marc Shargel #282.” Near my studio in the San Lorenzo Valley we have a wonderful cluster of over a dozen photographers, painters, woodworkers, fiber artists and more. There will be just over 300 artists throughout Santa Cruz County opening their studios for this event. Artists in the southern half of the county will actually be open on October 6-7. Those of us in the north half of the county open on October 13-14, and most artists throughout the county do the final weekend on the 20-21st.

San Lorenzo Valley Artists

San Lorenzo Valley Artists

Take Highway 9, Mt Hermon Road, or Graham Hill Road to Felton. Then just follow the bright green signs to Studio #282. Here's a map.

If you have any questions, send an email or give us a call at (831) 335-4849. The complete show guide, listing over 300 artists, is available in many forms. You can pick up a printed guide along with the September 19 issue of the Santa Cruz County Good Times. The Arts Council will once again produce an app for your smartphone (iPhone/iPad or Android) with complete guide information. It will be available in mid-September. This year they are once again giving the app away free! How cool is that? For more details, see the Arts Council Santa Cruz County website.

If you manage a venue or know of one that would like to host a show, please contact us. Thank you!

Email or phone us at 831-335-4849 for additional information on any of our events.

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Our Thanks to all the organizations who have
hosted our presentations:

Felton Library Friends
Community of Digital Artists, Scotts Valley
Pro Scuba Dive Center of Scotts Valley
TEDx Monterey
Northern California Dive & Travel Expo
Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA
Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA
The Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
The Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, CA
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Martha's Bookstore
Alacosta Divers dive club
Orchard School
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Aquarius Aquarium Institute, Fresno, CA
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Amigos del Mar
The San Jose Flipper Dippers
The Explorers Club of Northern California
Soquel High School
Kelp Klimbers of Monterey
Adventure Sports
Monterey Peninsula Underwater Photographers
Northern California Underwater Photographic Society
Vaqueros del Mar
Tandem Dive Club
San Francisco Reef Divers
Northern California Rainbow Divers
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Bargetto Winery
The Monterey Shootout
Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley

Our Thanks to all the organizations
who have sponsored our shows:

Edward Jones Investments
Outback Trading Company, Felton
Peace United Church
Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Felton Branch
The Satellite Telework Centers, Felton and Scotts Valley locations
San Francisco Reef Divers

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Arts Council Santa Cruz County
The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
The Otter Project
Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Bay Photo Lab
Aldo's Italian Bakery
Bargetto Winery
Elegant Earth Gallery
County of Santa Cruz





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