Open Ground Studios in the News
2019 Champion of the Arts: Non-Profit
Denese Sanders, Open Ground Studios
The annual Champion of the Arts Gala recognizes county-wide arts leaders in celebration of individual and organizational achievement and community impact in the arts.
Arts Council for Monterey County
Click above to watch OGS video and acceptance speech
Carmel Pine Cone | November 2, 2019
Story about OGS Artist Paul Richmond's Solo Exhibition "Promiseland" at the Pacific Grove Art Center and the Pop-Up Exhibition in the Open Ground Studios Gallery, "Good & Mad."
Click here to download story.
Carmel Pine Cone | March 30, 2018
Making space - and time - for her art
Story about Open Ground Studios Founding artist, Denese Sanders decision to change the model of the studio after 4 years of operation.
Carmel Pine Cone Archives, March 30, 2018, Pages 29 & 30- main section
KSBW Action News 8 | Oct 1, 2017
Overcoming Bullying Through Art
Shots from Sunday's first Art Against Bullying Workshop at OPen Ground Studios in partnership with Paul Richmond and the You Will Rise Project.
Monterey Herald | Sept 2, 2017
Short Interivew with Paul & Denese of Open Ground Studios
A quick chat with OGS Founder, Denese Sanders, & You Will Rise co-founder, Paul Richmond, on the Art Against Bullying workshop's West Coast debut.
Monterey Herald | Sept 2, 2017
Front page feature on OGS Artist Paul Richmond and Art Against Bullying Workshops in partnership with You Will Rise Project
Paul tells his story about being bullied as a kid and the need he saw for programs that empower victims through the arts. Through the You Will Rise Project, his joint foundation with mentor Linda Regula, he is bringing these programs to the west coast, hosted right here at Open Ground Studios with help from the Arts Council for Monterey County.
OGS Instructor and book artist Nicky Yeager's interview with the bi-weekly podcast, Bookbinding Now!
Nicky talks about his craft as a rare books librarian and the art and history of bookbinding. Catch his workshops this Fall at OGS!
The Carmel Pine Cone
Open Ground Studios Celebrates 4 Years of creating art in community!
Open Ground Studios recieves second grant from the Arts Council for Monterey County!
Program Title/ Request for Funds:
Developing Partnerships for Growth and Public Benefit
Grant Award: $4,500
Monterey County Weekly
"Controversial cartoonist Bill Sanders illustrates American elections"
Nov. 1, 2016
By Ivan Garcia
KMRL Radio ~ Pub Talk with Denese Sanders
July 8, 2015
With Hosts Jeff White & Chris Nelson, "the beer geek!"
Monterey Herald | March 7, 2015
Seaside’s Open Ground Studios a haven for local artists
photo credit: Vernon McNight
Community Palette Showcase Event | March 7, 2015
Denese Sanders & Open Ground Studios | Winner
photo credit: Christine Holding Photography
The annual Community Palette event highlights an array of selected artists/entrepreneurs in different categories, giving them the opportunity to share their passion with an audience of their peers. At the end of the night, a vote is held and the selected artist receives all of the money raised in order to help them meet their growth goals”
"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." Bill Gates
Sanders' five minute speech
Monterey County Weekly 3/2015
State of the Art
"Artists are creating, buyers are buying and schools and nonprofits are funding. What you don’t know about the Monterey County visual arts scene might surprise you." By Walter Ryce