Enjoy our first ever virtual exhibition. Every year we showcase the wonderful works by YOU, our members! Many of these artworks are for sale, click the link below to support your local artists by purchasing their work. Click on the images to view them at a larger size.
On First Friday, October 2nd, we hosted an Online First Friday Artist Conversation with some artists from the exhibition. At this online event we got to know some of these artists and their work, how they are doing in these unprecedented times, how they are staying creative, and more! Watch the recorded session on Facebook Live.
Exhibition Theme: Get closer to see all the details of these tiny paintings in watercolor, as most consist of artworks less than 1” wide! Miniature art is a little gem on your wall, or worn hanging from your ears or around your neck. Small but mighty, these Marvelous Minis are as much statement art as larger pieces, just more compact and cozy!
Click on an image below to view full size, and to view a slideshow. If you are interested in purchasing an artwork from the exhibition please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st, with the title and artist name.
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Artist statement: This is a unique “adventure” that I was curious enough to try that brought me back to the fun and disciplines discovering another art form. The failures and successes gave way to a renewed joy of the magic and desire to create. My love of color, composition and the mystery of paint gave light to challenge my own thoughts and ideas. This “adventure” excites me into so many more discoveries.
Engage with your creative community of artists and visit Karen’s Spotlight at the Santa Cruz Art League.
Since 1955 the Santa Cruz Art League’s High School Show has been providing one of the only professional gallery exhibitions for high school age artists in our county. Students from local public, private, charter, home and at -risk schools are invited to benefit from the Art League’s state-of-the-art space and give the audience a preview of the next generation of local artists.
For almost 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.
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
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.