88th Annual Statewide California Landscapes

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.

Questions? Contact Keelin Sabel, Exhibition Coordinator at keelin@scal.org


*photos from 2015 California Landscape Exhibition

*Feature image, “Moonrise at Harkin’s Slough”, 30×40, oil on canvas by Ed Penniman

 

Trabajo de Arte

Work of Art/Trabajo de Arte is a youth program at the Beach Flats Youth Center where low-income students will learn to create artworks for an exhibition, as well as curate, install, market, and raise funds for it. Students will learn about their cultural history, visit art exhibitions, meet local creative professionals, and visit the art departments at our local colleges and university.


(with Erika Gómez Henao-Raíces y Alas)

63rd Annual High School Show

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.

 

(top) “My Grandmother” pencil by Juarez Saraija
(middle) “Emorai the Dying”, digital by Zephyra Paxton, Alternative Family Education
(bottom) “9am in the New Room”, pencil by YIfan He, Kirby High School

 

 

 

Members Exhibition M-Z

Dear SCAL Members! Great News! No more entry fees for members exhibitions! Need to renew your membership? Not a SCAL Member yet? Just follow this link and sign up today

SCAL Members who lasts names fall between M-Z. Only one piece of art .

Please download, print and fill out our PDF entry form. Drop off your artwork along with your filled out form to these dates:

Drop off: **Please note corrected new time Sunday, March 11, 12-4pm and Monday, March 12, 1-3pm
Pick up:
Sunday, April 15, 4-6pm and Monday, April 16, 1-3pm

Our UCSC intern, Corin Kumamoto curated an amazing “Pop Up” called “State • Of • Being”, exhibition featuring Natalie J. Oriz and Melissa Ortiz.

A big shout out to these artists for making our reception just more amazing!

Melissa Ortiz

Natalie J. Ortiz

(Left to Right): Natalie J. Ortiz, Curator, Corin Kumamoto and Melissa Ortiz

Members Exhibition A-L

Dear SCAL Members! Great News! No more entry fees for members exhibitions!

Need to renew your membership? Not a SCAL Member yet? Just follow this link and sign up today

SCAL Members who lasts names fall between A-L. Only one piece of art .

Please download, print and fill out our PDF entry form. Drop off your artwork along with your filled out form to these dates:

Drop off: Sunday, February 4, 12-4pm and Monday, February 5, 1-3pm
Pick up:
Sunday, March 11, 4-6pm and Monday, March 12, 1-3pm

 

Spoken & Unspoken (Juried show)

Exhibition Details
Art is a democratic form of expression on the convoluted news around politics today. Utilizing both traditional, and non-traditional mediums, artists all over the nation have been creatively expressing distaste or excitement on the happenings of national and international politics. This exhibition will showcase voices of artists who refuse to be silent and actively engage in the citizens’ conversation.

Spoken/Unspoken is part of a countywide collaboration that brings together eleven venues across Santa Cruz County under a unifying theme. Please go to www.spokenunspokenart.com for a list of venues and exhibitions. This collaboration was generouslyfunded by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

T.Mike Walker, Artist/Author/Teacher will be the Juror for this exhibition

Click on the photo to T.Mike’s book, Escape from Iran: The Re-Enslavement of Women and the Death of Modern Music” available on Amazon.

Juror’s Statement:

So often after viewing modern and abstract art the viewer walks away wondering: “What is the Artist trying to say?”

After experiencing the Spoken & Unspoken Exhibition, I hope that question will be answered–even if you don’t agree with what some of the Artists said!
Through their skills and craft, their art will stop you in your tracks, make you go back and look again, stir a feeling, make you think.

Art has always been a powerful catalyst for Citizen Conversations, especially Political Art. Sometimes Art Howls with Hurt and Rage! Sometimes it’s Hilarious. But Political Art is also serious, deep, shockingly honest, unlocking dark mysteries of the heart. Political Art takes positions, shows attitude,
strikes sparks from our collective soul. Such expressions take moral and physical courage to create. Because all too often Political Art, whether spoken or unspoken, costs them their jobs, their country, their lives!

Spoken & Unspoken is more than an experience. Using body language, color, tone, mood, medium, materials, and creative magic, the artists contained here-in speak powerful images reflecting some of the most painful Truths of our Time.

T.Mike Walker


 

Panoply of Prints – Juried Show: Jimin Lee

Printmaking has been expanding as an art form, from traditional methods such as engraving and woodcuts to the exciting area of printstallation. This exhibition will showcase an exciting, diverse group of printmakers and will be juried by printmaker and UC Santa Cruz Art Professor Jimin Lee.

Artist Glenn Carter installing his piece in the SCAL gallery.

 

 

Views of the Cruz – Members Exhibition A-L

From time immemorial artists have depicted the places where they live, work, and play. With its vast natural beauty and creative life, Santa Cruz has inspired generations of artists. Santa Cruz Art League Members are invited to submit works in various media to share their own Views of the Cruz.

Annual Fundraiser Event-Luck of the Draw

It’s a Fun Holiday time at the Santa Cruz Art League

Like supporting local art and artists? Come join us for one of our most exciting events…
Luck of the Draw! Every ticket is a winner and takes home a 
piece of art worth twice the ticket price!

Here’s How it Works:
Buy one or more tickets to the event.
One art piece is given for each ticket.
Preview the pieces and list your choices (visit the Exhibit from
Oct. 28- Nov. 12th, until 2:45pm)
The drawing begins promptly at 2:45pm (All ticket stubs are put into a hat, the first one drawn gets first choice of all! The next one gets second choice and so on…Luck of the Draw!)

Every ticket stub is drawn, Everyone wins! Good Luck!
Preview: October 28 – November 12
Drawing and Reception: November 12, Sunday, 2:45pm

Cost: Tickets $65 each

Your ticket(s) will available at the front desk the evening of the event.

Would you like to donate your Art? We would really appreciate it!

Luck of the Draw-Art Donation