Grounded In Nature—The California Central Coast

Friday, May 27 – Saturday, July 2, 2022

Reception: June 3rd, First Friday, 6–8pm

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.

Ed Penniman
Pastel Lupin III, Ed Penniman, Oil on canvas, 30×40