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Santa Cruz Art League

The Santa Cruz Art League is an art gallery, theater, classroom, and gift shop. The gallery exhibits are free to the public. The Santa Cruz Art League encourages and supports a wide range of visual and performing artists, professional and recreational alike, in a welcoming environment which celebrates the arts and makes them accessible to the community.

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In the 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.

  • Exhibition: January 6, Friday to February 5, Sunday - 2017
  • Reception: January 14, Saturday - 3:00pm – 5:00pm
More information, including entry deadlines, downloadable entry forms and pickup dates, can be found at our Exhibition Schedule and Entry Info page.

The Figure Contemporary

Throughout time, the body has served as a subject for artists given the various opportunities it offers for exploring nature’s beauty. The national exhibition will explore a multitude of approaches to showcasing the human form and will be juried by Noah Buchanan.

  • Exhibition: February 10, Friday to March 12, Sunday - 2017
  • Reception: February 18, Saturday - 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Above artwork "Series at the Pool II", pencil and charcoal, by Anne Feduk (left) and "Repose", charcoal, Arena Shawn (right)

In the Lobby

Elizabeth Chavoor

I have lived my entire life in the San Francisco East Bay area where I earned a B.A. in Art History from University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Studio Art from California State University, Hayward. I have always enjoyed all forms of art including watercolors, mixed media, pastels and fiber arts. In 2013, we moved to Santa Cruz where I joined the Santa Cruz Art League and I began taking pastel classes with Joan Hellenthal. I continue to be inspired by the beauty of Santa Cruz and the creativity of the local artists.

  • Exhibition: January 6 to February 5

In the Classroom

2nd Thursday Drop-in Drawing and Painting

Similar to our popular Monday Night Drop-in Drawing class except with longer poses and attendees may choose to either draw or paint. Live nude or draped model. Facilitated by Open Studio Artist Richard Bennett.

  • Levels: Previous drawing or painting experience required. No instruction provided.
  • Date and Time: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 10:00pm
  • Location: in the SCAL classroom
  • Fee: $16 non-members, $14 members, $10 students
  • Facilitator: Richard Bennett
More information about this and other classes can be found at our Art Classes page.