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Art News

Outstanding in the Field

Peggy Walker Marketello
“In the past 3 years, while continuing commissions with soft pastels on a lesser scale, I have enjoyed branching out into different media with my creative endeavors: encaustic wax, mono-prints with acrylics and inks, multi-media, revising handmade paper projects I did in the 70’s, and a different hanging presentation for my cut-out designs on Bristol Board velum, shadowing on the wall. These new excursions have stirred up much excitement within me, and hopefully viewing excitement for you.”

Joan Hellenthal
Come celebrate the grand opening of Gallery 125 at the Tannery, from 6 to 9 pm, February 3, 2017! Located at 1050 River Street, space #125 at the Tannery Arts Center, and showing the work of seven artists including Joan Hellenthal, Andrew Purchin, Beth Shields, Jean Beebe.

Carrie Clayden is showing her work at Oswalds restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz for the month of February. For more info on Carrie, please visit her site:

Peggy Marketello was commissioned for three pastel pieces, 18 X 24”, which are now in the Watsonville Kaiser Permanente Clinic towards the hall on the right. These are of foods (namely artichokes, apples, strawberries, lettuce, etc.) grown in the area.


Front Desk Volunteers Needed - Wednesdays 2-5pm
We are looking for someone to help out at the front desk, mailing, sales and various tasks. For more information, contact Doreen Davis at or by calling (831) 426-5787 Weds-Fri. 10am - 5pm.

Greeting Card Donation
We are looking for artists who would like to donate their cards for our Lobby Gift Shop. Please stop by the SCAL office to drop off your cards. Thank you!

SCAL 2D Lobby Shows
Would you like a solo show? Is your membership current? The lobby show runs the length of the gallery shows. Contact Doreen at (831) 426-5787 or email:

Every dues paying member of SCAL has a voice and a say in our collective future. You are a stakeholder in our Mission to nuture the arts and the artists of Santa Cruz.

Please consider becoming an active member of either the Board of Directors or one of the several committees essential to SCAL’s continued existence.


Exhibition Committee
Many hands make our rotating exhibits possible. Come learn the ropes of installing an exhibit. Email Keelin

Volunteer Opportunity

We’re looking for Volunteers!

  • Docent/ front desk person. Contact Doreen at
  • Friday, once a month (at the end of each month) to help with mailing
  • Data entry, approximately 2 hours a week. Prefer knowledge of Excel. Please contact Valéria “Val” Miranda, Executive Director by email: or (831) 426-5787