Carmina Eliason
Exhibit Curator

(831) 536-4436

Carmina is an artist and community activist. Her primary medium is photography and her photographs and artwork have been displayed at the Watsonville Library, Pajaro Valley Gallery, the Watsonville Plaza and the University of Queretaro in Mexico. She studied Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Monterey Bay, where she first fell in love with Watsonville through various class assignments in the community and has continued to work and volunteer there even after graduating in 2006. Besides art and community involvement Carmina enjoys traveling and spending beach time with her dog Atticus.

Paul Alexander
Digital Curator and Webmaster

Paul Alexander has worked in design for over ten years, web development for five, and has received a graduate education in cultural anthropology, focusing on immigrant communities in California, Chicago, and rural Mexico. Currently, he is working on web development and application design projects, including NedPR, a creativity podcast ( and the Marine Metadata Interoperability project for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing.



Lucien Kubo
Exhibit Advisor

I am a third generation Japanese American, whose parents and community were interned during WWII. Race discrimation, economics and the consequences of war, have certainly left an imprint in my life. 
I am inspired by the concepts of "art and freedom", and my art blends history and culture into contemporary narrative images.
In 2007 I co-curated the PVAC exhibit entitled,"The Human Condition: the Artist's Response" which spoke of community and global issues. This year  I am curating with the Santa Cruz Art League and juror Peter Selz,  the exhibit, "Visual Politics, Art and the American Experience". (  This is part of a nationally coordinated political art venue called "Art of Democracy" ( This winter 2008, I am also co-curating a very fun group exhibit of assemblages with the Felix Kulpa Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
I am currently showing my art at the Eubank Gallery in Point Reyes, Manilatown Heritage Institute in San Francisco, Hellenic Heritage Museum in San Jose,  Lisa Coscino Gallery in Pacific Grove,  PVAC in Watsonville and  the Seabright Brewery in Santa Cruz.
It is a honor to be an advisor to this very important and exciting exhibit, "Remembering the Struggle," with curator Camina Eliason. A determined and unbroken strike lead by women in a universal struggle for a living wage and dignity!