Honoring the Santa Cruz Art League’s nine decades long tradition of showcasing local artists, Art/Now/Next will feature the work of local, diverse artists under 40. The exhibition will introduce its audience to the next generation of artists who will continue to nurture Santa Cruz County’s creativity and innovation.

First Friday Reception, Dec. 1, 6-8pm, featuring DJ Sparkle

Check out the New Generation of Local Artists!

Edward Ramirez, Irenita O’Connell,
Rachel Smith, Julie Rawls, Elijah Pfotenhauer,
Nicole Shek, Noelle Correia, Allison Marie Garcia,
Danielle Peters, and Enrique Lopez

Art/Now/Next is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. is the media sponsor.

Event was photographed by Devi Pride Photography

(color photos by SCAL Staff)

Open Studio Preview

In partnership with the Santa Cruz County Arts Council, the Open Studios Preview Exhibition will offer a sneak peak of the great art of over 300 Santa Cruz County artists participating in the Open Studios Art Tours in the first three weekends in October.

For details, please visit the Santa Cruz Arts Council’s site,

87th Annual Statewide California Landscape Exhibition

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.

Juror is Frank Galuska
Artist/Professor, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA

Above artwork “Bellagio” by juror Frank Galuska

Capturing Dance

Trying to capture and convey motion is the inspiring and technically remarkable accomplishment of dance photographers. This exhibition will highlight the work of photography artists whose images catch the spirit, the essence, and the sheer drama of movement and introduce audiences to featured local dancers.

We had a nice visit from the students of “Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center”.


Views of the Cruz – Members Exhibition M-Z

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.