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Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Emerging Artists Showcase 2015

The Santa Cruz Baroque Festival held its 2015 Emerging Artists Showcase on Sunday, November 22, 2015. This was a special fundraising concert event for the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. The concert presented award winners from their youth outreach program, who showcased musical masterpieces performed on various instruments.

Project Description:  Photography of musicians and performances. Individual portraits of musicians. Digital editing of all photos post-event.

Photography: Raphael Mallari and Eric Cleveland

Photo Editing: Eric Cleveland, Handey Wong, Raphael Mallari

Project Start – 11/22/15 | Project Completion – 11/30/15

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Raphael Mallari with SCBF Operations Director Robin Whitehouse
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UCSC Arboretum’s 31st Annual Gift & Wreath Sale and Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop Open House

The Arboretum’s 31st annual Gift & Wreath Sale and Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop Open House offers decorations & gifts unlike anything you’ve seen anywhere.

Project Description: Photography of Gift and Wreath Sale products, volunteers, and visitors. Photography of Norrie’s Gift Shop products and interior. Digital editing of all photos post-event.

Photography: Sophia Virk and Eric Cleveland

Photo Editing: Eric Cleveland and Handey Wong

Project Start – 11/22/15 | Project Completion – 11/30/15

Sophia Virk with Executive Director of the Arboretum Jessica Bailey
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Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival 2015

Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival celebrates its 7th year in a row in 2015. The Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival is a 2-day annual get-together of sea glass, ocean art, jewelry, and ocean enthusiasts, all located in the Santa Cruz Boardwalk’s Coconut Grove. There are dozens of vendors, thousands of jewlery and art pieces, a raffle, face-painting for the kids, and a cash prize contest that judges the most beautiful, interesting, and old ‘prize piece’ entrees.

Project Description:  Photography of event, both days. Photography of art and jewelry, vendors and booths, festival attendees, general festival photos, all contest entrees, the winning pieces, winners receiving their prize, and more. Digital editing of all photos post-event.

Photography: Raphael Mallari, Sophia Virk, Handey Wong, Eric Cleveland

Photo Editing: Eric Cleveland

Project Start – 11/7/15 | Project Completion – 11/13/15

**Link to Day 1 Photo Gallery** ||| **Link to Day 2 Photo Gallery**

**Link to Prize Piece Contest Winners Photo Gallery**

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Sophia Virk and Eric Cleveland with festival organizer and business owner Krista Hammond

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Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony 2015 Fall Concert

Since 1966, the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony serves young musicians of Santa Cruz County and the surrounding communities, providing the area’s only training orchestra of pre-professional caliber. They perform a variety of music from the classical symphonic repertoire in original scores, consistently achieving high standards of musical excellence while providing an educational and entertaining experience for performers and audiences alike. Their mission is to is to develop excellence in young musicians and advocate for music in the Santa Cruz County community.

Project Description: Photography of SCCYS’s 2015 Fall Symphony. Editing of pictures post-event.

Photography: Raphael Mallari and Sophia Virk

Editing: Raphael Mallari

Project Start – 11/8/15 | Project Completion – 11/13/15

**Link to SCCYS 2015 Fall Concert Photo Gallery** 

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Raphael Mallari with SCCYS President Ruth Updegraff

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Hot Rods at the Beach 2015

Hot Rods at the Beach 2015 is the 17th annual vintage and custom car show held in Santa Cruz. After several years absence, Hot Rods at the Beach returned to its original location, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Besides the car show, Hot Rods is known for their all day oldies music playlist, classic American food selection, vintage and automobile-related shopping, and prize car raffle.

Project Description: Photography of cars, engines, motorcycles, booths, and festivities. Close up photography of car details, knick-knacks, and car innards. Top-down photography of entire festival from two stories up. Digital editing of photos post-festival.

Photography: Sophia Virk, Raphael Mallari, Eric Cleveland

Photo Editing: Handey Wong

Project Start – 11/7/15 | Project Completion – 11/12/15

**Link to Hot Rods at the Beach 2015 Photo Gallery**

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Eric Cleveland and Raphael Mallari with Hot Rods at the Beach head organizer Margaret Trowbridge

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Gault Elementary Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Parade & Carnival 2015

A Seabright tradition since 1948…Gault Elementary School invites all of Santa Cruz to come out and enjoy our Annual Halloween/Dia de los Muertos Costume Parade and Carnival. Festivities include the costume Parade down Soquel Avenue and culminates with the Carnival on the Gault School grounds featuring games, food, prizes, music and trophies for the best home-made costumes. The money raised at this event supports Gault’s distinguished arts program and provides our dedicated and enthusiastic teaching staff with classroom supplies.

Project Description: Photography of parade and carnival, including the Santa Cruz high school marching band, drum samba troupe, parents and children in costume, games and activities, and Thriller performed by the 5th grade class. Digital editing of photographs post-event. Video production of parade festivities and Thriller performance. Audio recording of parade and Thriller performance.

Photography: Raphael Mallari, Eric Cleveland, Handey Wong

Photo Editing: Eric Cleveland

Video Production & Editing: Handey Wong and Raphael Mallari

Audio Technician: Sophia Virk

Project Start – 10/31/15 | Project Completion – 11/05/15

**Link to Parade Photo Gallery** /// **Link to Carnival Photo Gallery**

**Link to Parade Video** /// **Link to Thriller Performance Video**

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Eric Cleveland, Sophia Virk, and Handey Wong with Event Organizer and teacher Rina Natkin

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UCSC Practical Activism Conference 2015

The Practical Activism Conference is a daylong, student led conference which features a keynote speaker, ten workshops, various on and off campus organizations, performances, and a variety of hands-on activism activities.

Project Description: Photography of set up, staff, participants, speakers, entertainers, and booths. Digital editing of photographs post-conference.

Photography: Handey Wong, Eric Cleveland, Raphael Mallari

Photo Editing: Raphael Mallari and Handey Wong

Project Start – 10/24/15 | Project Completion – 10/26/15

**Link to Practical Activism 2015 Photo Gallery**

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Eric Cleveland with Practical Activism organizer Wendy Baxter