My interview with Jack O’Neill, surfer legend and wetsuit pioneer

The location of Jack O’Neill’s original Santa Cruz surf shop site was recently designated a historical point of interest. Watch an interview w/ Kirby Scudder – at the dedication with Jack O’Neil on KUSP

“GoodTimes: arts and entertainment weekly – The untold story of how Kirby Scudder’s cow art won the battle for the Tannery.

It’s good to have read about Kirby in “How Now Art Cow”. Kirby was key in the process of opening the Tannery Art Space Lofts in the beginning. Because of people like him,… Continue reading

The Revival Of Sculpture Racing In Cambridge

How great is this. The kinetic sculpture race that myself and artist Geoff Koetsch started in 1987 and took around the world for 11 years is back. Cambridge resident Christian Herold asked us if… Continue reading

  • The Watsonville Poster coming July. A portrait of a city that is at the forefront of advancements in agriculture, farming and science. providing better food for the world.

    Watsonville, California is known all over the world as a center for agriculture, especially berries. Watsonville is in the heart of the Californian vegetable and fruit growing area within the fertile Salinas Valley and Pajaro Valley. Apples, strawberries, artichokes, and many other crops thrive in its temperate climate. Along with agriculture Watsonville has a strong cultural community each year celebrating events such as the Watsonville Fly-In and the Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay and attractions like Watsonville Plaza, the Henry J. Mello Center, Agricultural History Museum, Watsonville Fairgrounds, Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery, and the Pajaro Valley Historical Museum.

  • “The Cruz” Poster. A portrait of a city that is considered in the top 15, most creative communities in the country.

    The 'Cruz Poster' is a visual exploration of the culture and perspectives of a unique Northern California coastal community whose creative influence is global.

  • Palo Alto Poster. A portrait of a world class city that has defined excellence in eduction, design and technology.

    Palo Alto, California has to be considered among one of this country’s great cities. It is a city that strives for and lives by a standard of excellence. What Palo Alto has become is the result of the contributions of many individuals along with the commitment that Leland Stanford brought to this northern California community in the 19th century. Today, Palo Alto is a world leader influencing global standards of excellence in technology, education, design and beyond. Influencing the way the world thinks.

  • My book on ‘The Cruz’. A look inside the creative force that is Santa Cruz, CA.

    Buy it now! $22

    A Northern California Coastal Community that became one of the Nation’s important creative meccas. A look at the people who made that happen and why. In my recent book 'The Cruz' profiles the artists and creative thought leaders that have shaped the artistic direction of this community for years to come.

  • Cow sculpture at the Tannery Artbar & Cafe. Summer photo layout for Interior Design Magazine.

    Cow sculpture, commissioned by Rebecca's Cafe in 'Interior Design Magazine' Summer edition. In the summer of 2012 Interior Design Magazine hired renowned Architectural photographer Art Gray to spend 3 days documenting the newly renovated Tannery Arts Center for the summer edition. Here is my interview with Art Gray. Art shot a picture of my recently installed cow head sculpture at the Tannery cafe.

  • Gail Rich Award. Photo by Shmuel Thaler. A great honor to be amongst the creatives in Santa Cruz.

    Artist, collaborator, salesman, curator, idea man, hustler, fixer, midwife to the very scene that inspires all those Keep Santa Cruz Weird’ bumper stickers: You can call Kirby Scudder all those things and more. A refugee of the 1990s dot-com bust, Kirby has lived a dozen lifetimes since moving to Santa Cruz in 2003. He was the artist who created the enormous papier-mache cows in the early days of the Salz Tannery art project, at the same time, opening art galleries in several downtown spaces in an effort to create a welcoming environment for edgy visual arts. He set up spotlights along West Cliff Drive as a commemoration to the ideal of world peace. He established the First Friday Art Tour, a prominent event on the local arts calendar, and curated shows at the Attic, the Mill Gallery and the Dead Cow Gallery. As the resident visionary at the Dead Cow and the director of the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art, Kirby has also become the symbol of the emerging Tannery Arts Center and worked closely with the city to create a vibrant Santa Cruz scene, one crazy project at a time. Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel