92nd Annual California Landscape Exhibition

Wednesday, July 12 – Saturday, September 9, 2023

Reception: August 4th, 6-8pm

Artist Talk:
August 19, 1:30-3:00pm

Hike & Sketch with Sami Chang:
July 22, 9:30am-12:30pm

Exhibition Details

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 celebrated its centennial year. Open to statewide residents. 2D artwork only will be accepted. 


Open to California residents, plein air and studio artwork paintings of California locations within the last three years of date of entry. This is a 2D painting exhibition of oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, encaustic, and mixed media. The Santa Cruz Art League reserves the right to decline or remove any work that does not conform to the prospectus or agreement.

Juror: Ed Penniman

Juror Information: When Ed was seven his grandmother who was a recognized painter started mentoring him as an artist. She has had her watercolors and oils shown at the Palace of the Legion of Honor and has a piece in the permanent collection of the deYoung Museum. She, a student of Armin Hansen, a student of L.P Latimer and helped form the Santa Cruz Art League in fall of 1919. She would encourage him to see beyond symbolism and gently critique my work. Ed was twelve when his grandmother took him out with her to paint along the cliffs in Santa Cruz. He learned that for her painting in nature was her meditation and a process which included the whole experience. Now he’s a person who paints in the same way, as a meditation. An interesting way to describe this type of painting is to think of the art as a by-product of a ritual. It took him many years of outdoor painting to own this sensibility by virtue of the process of loosing himself in nature and his art. Nature is beautiful, and beauty is healing.

In the past he was an Art Director at Carson Roberts Advertising in Los Angeles. Some of the accounts were Max Factor, Revlon, Jantzen Sportswear, Baskin Robbins, Mattel Toys, and others. He changed his career in LA and became a graphic designer, moved back to Northern
California and then in the last fifteen years as a fine artist. He is pleased to have resurrected the California Statewide Landscape Exhibition and engaged a number of luminaries in the art field as judges like David Leffel, Kevin MacPherson, Scott Shields, Jean Stern, Rene deGuzman, David Gallup, Nancy Boas, Richard Mayhew, Carolyn Lord and others.

Entry Deadline:May 19th, 2023

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