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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 […]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Ten Years Later

On the last day in 2003, Barbara and
Jim Thomas finalized a huge generous donation to our community: they gift
deeded their commercial property in down town Ben Lomond to the Santa Cruz
Mountains Art Center, a local non-profit arts organization. Their gift came at
a time when most local arts organizations were struggling, and it truly helped
provide […]

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 […]