Peripheral Vision—Divergent Travel Photography

Travel can mean both the journey and the destination. But rather than reiterating clichéd images, curious photographers focus their lens on details of a scene, or moments unfolding around them, bringing the region’s culture to life. Were you able to connect with people in a foreign land, even if you didn’t speak the language, by taking their photo? Have you ever captured a day-in-a-life scene that tells a story of tradition or human emotion? Did you find yourself in a stunning landscape far from home, and actually do it justice in a photo? Share your indelible travel memories.

Juror: Allison Garcia
Freelance Photographer & Co-Producer of Open Show Santa Cruz

Apply to this exhibition HERE
Open to nationwide residents. This show is open to photography on all 2D media.

Spotlight Gallery: Heidi Woodmansee

Heidi uses color and the fluid quality of watercolor to explore the intricacies of flowers, plants and nature. She has created the collection “The Barnyard and Beyond” which represents creatures both familiar and wild.

Heidi is also excited to collaborate with fashion designer Jill Pillot of Ricochet Wearable Art, in the collection “Art Finds Art” where Jill Pillot incorporates Heidi Michelle’s Art “Barnyard and Beyond” Collection into her designs.

Water & Metal

The Santa Cruz Watercolor Society and the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild present Water & Metal at the Santa Cruz Art League. The exhibition features artworks from members of both organizations, highlighting the breadth of creativity, talent, and craftsmanship of these local artists.

Luck of the Draw

Join us for another fun year at Luck of the Draw art raffle! Each ticket purchased receives one artwork. Raffle tickets available soon…

To donate your artwork to this event, please click HERE.

Members Exhibition M–Z

Drop-off dates: May 28th (3-6pm), May 29 (1-3pm)
Pick-up dates: July 15th (3-6pm), July 16th (1-3pm)

Enter your artwork here

The Member’s Exhibition M–Z is a group of diverse works by our creative Santa Cruz Art League members. Members are invited to represent themselves with one artwork per artist.

64th Annual High School Exhibition

Drop-off dates:
April 16th (10am-6pm), April 17th (10am-6pm)
Pick-up dates:
May 22nd (10am-6pm)

Each year, high school age artists in Santa Cruz county are given space to express themselves and their creativity in a professional gallery setting at the Santa Cruz Art League. This opportunity is to encourage young artists to new heights and support the growing creative community. For over 100 years, the Santa Cruz Art League has proved to be a space for artists to gather, create and display their work. We eagerly look to the future by nurturing and expanding the expression of that vision by supporting these young artists!

89th Annual Statewide CA Landscapes Exhibition

The first Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Exhibition was held in 1928. For nine decades, the Santa Cruz Art League’s Statewide Landscape Exhibition has showcased the work of artists who depict California’s foothills, mountains, seashores, and deserts of the interior and coastal regions. In 2019 the Santa Cruz Art League will be celebrating its centennial year.

Juror: Ed Penniman; Painter, Author, Curator and Collector