David Fleming is a painter of many styles and techniques. He explores and expands on earlier American and European painting, while making these traditions “his own.
“I am a painter of many styles and techniques. I explore and expand on earlier American painting, particularly the Ashcan School, and earlier European painting, such as the Post-Impressionists and the Fauves. The San Francisco School, including Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, as well as contemporary painters, such as Adrian Ghenie, Christopher Brown, and Henry Taylor, have also been highly influential. I am proud to stand on the shoulders of the greats, while making what I’ve learned from them “my own.” This retrospective of my oil and acrylic paintings covers about three decades. Lately, I’ve been attempting to become “innocent” in my work, shedding more traditional ways of doing art.”
Join us at the gallery for an Artist Talk on August 20th.
After graduating from San Jose State, David Fleming was a car stylist for Ford in Detroit, and for Porsche in Germany. Fleming also designed at Lockheed before returning to San Jose State to study painting and to teach art and design. Fleming has won many awards.
David Fleming participates in Santa Cruz County Open Studios. He has shown his work at Cabrillo and Monterey Pacific Colleges, Pacific Grove Art Center, Santa Cruz County Government Building, Santa Cruz Art League, and Smith Gallery at UCSC, Pajaro Valley Arts; Blitzer, Radius, and Triton Galleries; Museum of Art and History, and other locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Santa Cruz Art League is pleased to present a solo exhibition of iconic Santa Cruz native Ed Penniman’s artworks.
This vibrant collection will encompass more than 50 recent oil paintings of the California Central Coast, selected self-portraits, and decorative pottery. The main gallery will feature Penniman’s distinctive interpretation of the shimmering coastal beaches, oak-studded velvet hillsides, enduring redwood forests, and other natural wonders of his home region. His interpretive self-portraits express the varied, often humorous facets of Penniman’s personality.
Ed Penniman is a past president of the Santa Cruz Art League. He is also guest curator of The California Statewide Landscape Exhibition, one of the longest-running art retrospectives in California. The annual Landscape Exhibition at the Art League was originated by his grandmother in 1926, along with her two painting partners. Together, they became renowned as the Santa Cruz Three. After taking his first art lessons under her talented guidance, Penniman built his own career in commercial and fine arts.
Join us for a closing reception, on First Friday, April 1st from 6-8pm.
Celebrate the creativity of our community of members. This year, we are starting 2022 highlighting these wonderful artists in an exhibition of 100 artworks. Stop by the gallery to support these artists during our open hours, Wednesday-Saturday from 1-4pm.
Exhibition Pick-up: Saturday, April 2nd from 4-6pm
How the HYBRID event will work:The emcee Rod Caborn will be in the gallery with the artworks and participants can choose to attend in person (masks are strongly encouraged) or from the safety of their homes, connecting to the event through Zoom (Zoom information will be sent to ticket buyers on Wednesday, November 10th). The event will begin at 2pm. If you plan to attend the event on Zoom, please plan to pickup the piece(s) you receive on Sunday, November 14th from 1-4pm.
Welcome back to Open Studios 2021! Preview the work of artists across Santa Cruz County in the Open Studios preview exhibition at the Art League.
Meet us at the Art League on First Friday, October 1st from 5-9pm for an opening reception, kicking off the Open Studios season!
SCAL open hours during the Open Studios Preview Exhibition:
Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm
Can’t make it to the gallery? Take a virtual tour of the exhibition online.
Milo Halperin and Sean Balto will exhibit their work at the Santa Cruz Art League in a pop-up exhibition! Support these young artists from Santa Cruz County and visit us on First Friday, September 3rd, to celebrate. We will enjoy music, light snacks, and meet & greet with the artists.
Creating art is a key to building community and one’s own freedom. The work of 3D artist, Maha Taitano, and 2D artist, Heejin Lee, are a visual representation of the time we spend finding our freedoms, being free to create, and build an art community. Through art we find balance, within one another and our cultures. This exhibition is a representation of these subjects, as individuals and as collaborators. We have our personal stories, but are each going down the same path of freedom and expression through our art practice. These forms, line gestures, colors, and geometric compositions are our visual language of breaking free again and again.
Join us for a limited First Friday event on Friday, August 6th from 6-8pm.
For over nine decades, the Santa Cruz Art League’s Statewide Landscape Exhibition has showcased the work of artists across the Golden State who depict California’s foothills, mountains, seashores, and deserts of the interior and coastal regions.
Winners of the 91st Annual Statewide California Landscape Exhibition
First Place: Summer Storm by Mark Roberts, Oil
Second Place: Salt Point by Johnathan Matatyaou, Acrylic
Third Place: Afternoon in the Garden by Jeff Ishikawa, Watercolor
- Summer Flowers at Elizabeth Gamble Garden by Sayaka Panchul, Oil
- Bioluminescence at Torrey Pines I by Robin Street-Morris, Watercolor, and Soft Pastel
- Wilder Redwoods by Aaron Johnson, Oil