Friday, April 27 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
Reception: April 28th, Saturday, 3-5pm
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.
Left top- 2015, 1st Place, Pawan Poungjinda, “Khun-Ya (Grandma in Thai), Santa Cruz HS
Left middle -2016, 3rd Place, Eve Jones, “Whatever Floats Your Goat”, Aptos HS
Bottom- 2016, 1st Place, Mariah Hart, “The Noodle Family Circus”, Santa Cruz HS
Friday, June 1 – Sunday, July 1, 2018
Reception: June 1st, First Friday, 6-8pm
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. Your contribution will allow us to cover our every day expenses to support this program and stay in the black, and help us continue to build a reserve that will provide us a solid operational platform on which we can build the future. Will you join us? Please help us continue inspiring minds and igniting artists’ careers by making a generous gift today.
Friday, July 6 – Sunday, August 5, 2018
Reception: July 6, First Friday, 6–8pm
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.
Call to California Landscape Artists: Enter in this annual exhibition. Deadline: April 16, Monday (11:59pm).
*photos from 2015 California Landscape Exhibition
*Feature image, “Moonrise at Harkin’s Slough”, 30×40, oil on canvas by Ed Penniman
Entry Deadline: April 16, Monday (11:59pm)
Friday, August 10 – Sunday, September 9, 2018
Reception: September 7, First Friday, 6:00-8:00pm
From the romantic painters of the late 18th century to now, artists have long had a fascination — and deep respect — for the planet on which we exist. Bringing together art and science in acts of creativity and activism, Planet Pulse will feature artists who help to bring planet Earth and climate change to the forefront of cultural conversations.
Open to nationwide residents. Any media will be accepted, 2D and 3D. The SCAL reserves the right to decline or remove any work that does not conform to the agreement.
Juror: Barbara Foster
Title: Artist / Professor Emerita San Francisco State University
Entry Deadline: May 21, Monday (11:59pm)
Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
Reception: Sept. 30th, Sunday, 3-6pm
Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 16, 2018
Reception: Dec. 16, Sunday, 2:45pm Auction Starts
Get ready for SCAL’s most popular annual fundraising event that attracts passionate collectors who enjoy spirited competition for art. Luck of the Draw is an art auction with a twist!