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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.


All Mixed Up

A National, Mixed Media Art Exhibit. "Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that." Jasper Johns. Mixed media can allow for great versatility in the creation of a work of art. Come in and check out this exciting new show! Juried by Andrea Borsuk (

  • Exhibition: July 11 through August 10, 2014
  • Reception: Saturday, July 19, 2014 3-5pm
See more photos from the show at our Facebook Page

Above artwork: "Waste Picker" by Xuan Mo Ho

Works on Paper (Juried)

A National Art Exhibit to be juried by Artist/Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Noah Buchanan ( The Juror will grant $1,000 in awards.

  • Exhibition: August 15 through September 14
  • Reception: Saturday, August 23, 2014 3-5pm
Artists, don't miss your chance to participate! See entry information including links to online entry and prospectus at our Exhibition Schedule and Entry Info Page

In the Lobby

William Clark

The Lobby Show works represent my take on the Japanese tradition of combining haiku poetry with painting, haiga. Instead of painting I use the techniques of intaglio and relief printmaking, using solar plates, printing on Japanese Kitakata paper with my own haiku poetry. Images are either hand-drawn by me or based on photographs taken by me. With these pieces I try to re-capture that magical combination of words and images as a way of presenting new worlds to the viewer.


Ongoing Life Drawing

Live model. Drop-ins are welcome. No instruction. Facilitated by Open Studio Artist Richard Bennett.

  • Date and Time: Monday Nights, 7:00 - 10:00pm
  • Location: in the SCAL classroom
  • Fee: $16 non-members, $14 members, $10 students
  • Instructor: Richard Bennett
View more classes at our Art Classes page.