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Santa Cruz Art League
92nd Annual Statewide California Landscape Exhibition

92nd Annual Statewide California Landscape Exhibition

July 12 – September 9, 2023

Reception:  August 4, First Friday, 6:00-8:00pm

Juror: Ed Penniman


Santa Cruz Art League creates an environment where local as well as regional & national artists display their art. The many classes in art and performance provide a space for learning and enhancing the creative process. Established in 1919, Santa Cruz Art League is Santa Cruz County’s longest standing Arts organization, and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.


Exhibition Details

The first Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Exhibition was held in 1928.  For nine decades, the Santa Cruz Art League’s Statewide Landscape Exhibition has showcased the work of artists who depict California’s foothills, mountains, seashores, and deserts of the interior and coastal regions. In 2019 the Santa Cruz Art League celebrated its centennial year.

Open to statewide residents. 2D artwork only will be accepted. The SCAL reserves the right to decline or remove any work that does not conform to the agreement.



Open to California residents, plein air and studio artwork paintings of California locations within the last three years of date of entry. This is a 2D painting exhibition of oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, encaustic, and mixed media. The Santa Cruz Art League reserves the right to decline or remove any work that does not conform to the prospectus or agreement. 


Entry fee paid to Non-Refundable.
SCAL Members - $35 for one entry, $10 for each additional entry up to 5.
Non-Members - $40 for one entry, $10 for each additional entry up to 5.


Entering Your Images:

For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, under 4 mb, and sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  

Juror: Ed Penniman

Limitation restrictions: If digital media or art is larger than 5'x5', please contact Heejin Lee - or call 831-426-5787 for more guidance BEFORE applying online.

If you have any questions or problems with the applying process contact or 888-666-13511 Mon 10-2, Tue-Fri 9-5 Pacific Time.



All work must be for sale. Artists agree to donate 45% of any sale of work to Santa Cruz Art League (SCAL) 
or 30% of sale if SCAL Member. Artist will be paid three weeks from end of show. 

SCAL insures work only after installation. Maximum insured value $1000 regardless of price. 



The Santa Cruz Art League will grant prize money of $1500 to be awarded by our juror at the artist's reception. 


Timeline of events:

1.     Open/close date for submitting their work online:

Prospectus Online: February 15.
Deadline for entries: May 19 (11:59pm).


2.     Notifications of results (view in artist profile):  June 16.


3.     Drop off of artwork:

Shipping Drop Off: June 28, 29, 30, 1pm to 4pm
Drop off: July 5, 6, 7, 1-4pm.

Work must arrive on required dates.

Pickup: September 9, 4-6pm and September 11, 2-4pm

No storage available.


·       Work requiring special handling is to be installed & removed by artist.

·       No work may be substituted or exchanged for any reason.

·       Work must be original, and for sale, ready to install.

·       Shipped entries must have a Prepaid Return Shipping Label (UPS & FedEx)

·       Artist bio and/or brief information on artwork with photo is encouraged for Gallery Bio Book, when accepted.


4.     Reception: August 4, First Friday, 6:00-8:00pm



5.     Maximum insurance, insured value $1,000 regardless of price.

6.     SCAL shall have the right to photograph, telecast, and/or reproduce art work in full or in detail for educational, catalog, or publicity purposes including SCAL website/Face book. Please see, Published shows, to see published exhibit.


526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 426-5787       


SCAL Hours 

Wed-Sat, 1- 4pm

First Fridays, 6 - 8pm 


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