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Art After School Program Featured in SC Sentinel

Brian Bowes and his Comicstrip Creations students at Scotts Valley Middle School are featured in an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on September 23, 2016.

Read the article here.

The Art Center is proud to announce that we have secured a $20,000 grant from the Rydell Foundation, through the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, […]

Ceram-A-Rama — September 24 & 25, 2016

Come join the fun and see the clay get put into action!

SEPTEMBER 24 & 25, 2016

Saturday, Sept. 24 / 10 am – 4 pm
Workshop with Lisa Reinertson
Register early to save your space!

Sunday, Sept. 25 / 11 am – 4 pm
Free fun for the whole family!
Artist demos, crazy contests, activities for kids, kiln-fired pizza & […]

The Human Race – March 26 – May 7, 2016

Completion Update:
WE DID IT…
THANKS TO YOU!

Thanks to all who contributed, the Art Center raised $4775, exceeding our goal of $3K! The money raised will go to fund the Art Center’s many programs including youth art education, our gallery shows, and our awesome ceramics department.

We would also like to thank the Volunteer Center of Santa […]

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center Annual Report for 2015

On Friday, March 11, 2016 we held our Annual membership Meeting. It was a rainy night and the meeting was lightly attended. If you missed it, here’s a summary of what was presented by our Board Chair, Susan Archibald.
Board of Directors
Currently the Board has nine members and two vacancies.
The Executive Director position is vacant.

Total […]

Time Out of Sequence – Hennig Studios and Camp Climax Pottery

By Julie Horner

Weaving playfully through the crowded village, a garland of flowers among flowing locks, with a flounce of skirting she turns her head smiling and then she is gone among the dust and merry din. Hands move purposefully over wet clay on a potter’s wheel, coaxing and caressing with a lover’s touch while […]

Appreciation for “Filling Bowls”

Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Margarita Cortez and event coordinator Lin Colavin, presented an Award of Appreciation to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center Board on Monday evening, November 14.

Margarita expressed her sincere appreciation for the Art Center’s donation of 60 beautiful bowls to help Loaves & Fishes “Empty Bowls” fundraising efforts. She shared […]

10 Years Later, a Living Gift that Keeps on Giving

February 10, 2014

Barbara Thomas addressed the Board of Directors, reflecting on the history of the Art Center’s beginnings, and celebrating the 10 years since she and her husband Jim gift deeded the property/building to the Art Center.

Read the whole story.

Community Foundation Grant Award 2012

GRANT AWARD from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

We are PLEASED to announce we have received a grant award of $15,000 from the Community Foundation to support/expand our Youth Art Education programming.

Our belief in the importance of arts education/experience in developing a “whole” child is shared by the Community Foundation. This grant […]

California Arts Council Awards Grant 2012

August 2012

Thank You, California Arts Council!

Our Art After School (AAS) Program has received a grant through the “Creating Public Value” grant from the California Arts Council / National Endowment for the Arts.

We match this grant funding to provide art classes / experience to the youth in our community at the following schools: […]

Community Day 2012

June 2012
“Scholarships Get a Big Boost!”

Thanks to the successful Community Day at New Leaf Markets in Felton and Boulder Creek (May 31), the Youth Scholarship Fund at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center is fatten up by $1,930! Thank you all who shopped at New Leaf’s great community markets…we can start off our […]