Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California, non-profit Arts Organization

"The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center supports and encourages the arts

through education, exhibition and cultural activities,

reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities."

 

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS ART CENTER

9341 Mill St.      Ben Lomond, CA      (831) 336-3513

 

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We are providing links below that we felt would be helpful to our artists & visitors.  

If you find a web site which is not linked here, but would be useful to other artists,

please contact Linda via eMail or phone 831.426.4906.

 

Template for an Artist's Statement (Word document)

 

   

LOCAL COMMUNITY INFO

GENERAL REFERENCE

ARTIST'S SOFTWARE/HARDWARE

 

LOCAL NEWS

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS

ON-LINE GALLERIES

 

LOCAL ARTS

 

MATERIALS / SUPPLIES

OFF-LINE INFO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Community Info:

    Cultural Council of Santa Cruz

 

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council

Santa Cruz County Museums Partnership

 

California Arts Council Logo    California Arts Council

 

 

 

LOCAL NEWS:

 

Santa Cruz - PATCH

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Good Times - Art & Entertainment

Santa Cruz Weekly - Art & Entertainment

Press Banner (Scotts Valley)

 

LOCAL ARTS:

 

Local Galleries & Museums (PDF)

Santa Cruz County Museums Partnership

First Friday Santa Cruz

Felix Kulpa Gallery

 

KUSP - Performing & Visual Arts Calendar

 

Cabrillo Art Gallery

Eloise Pickard Smith Art Gallery

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

The Museum of Art & History

Pajaro Valley Arts Council

Santa Cruz Art League

Santa Cruz County Arts Commission

Tannery Art Center

 

General Reference:

Art History (Yahoo)   Art History  (Wikipedia)

Archives of American Art

Art Lessons (all media - on line) 

Art Fair Sourcebook

Awards

Competitions / Opportunities

A monthly email newsletter listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships & grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and other opportunities (including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators and art students of all ages.

Art Contests & Opportunities

Listing of Juried Art Exhibitions & Competitions

Crafts (Yahoo) 

Crafts (Wikipedia)

Education

Events

National Association for Independent Artists (NAIA)

NEA National Endowment for the Arts

Poetry in Santa Cruz
Reference

Useful Social Media Management Tools (PDF)

 

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Arts and Crafts Publications

Crafts Report

American Ceramic Society

Ceramics Arts Daily

Ceramics Monthly 

Hand Weavers Guild of America

 

 

Materials / Supplies

Support local arts-related business.

From Andrew Lenz, long time family owned & operated arts supply:  "We try so hard do our best. Our canvases are always 30%-40% off of list,  Golden Acrylics at least 30% off, we have the best price in the world on Rives BFK printing paper, bar none. But that's beside what I think is the most important, that is, of us being able to discuss the materials with artists, help explain differences, and often, talk them OUT of buying a product because it won't do what they think it will do." 

 

Santa Cruz Local Art Supplies:

Lenz  Arts  142 River St. (831) 423-1935

 

Palace Arts 1407 Pacific Ave. (831) 427-1550

 

        1502 41st Ave (King's Plazza) (831) 464-2700

 

Phoenix Ceramics Supplies  350 Coral St. (831) 454-9629

 

 

On-Line Resources:

Daniel Smith

Dick Blick Art Supplies

Mister Art

 

Artist's Software / Hardware

Adobe

Corel

Wacom Drawing Tablets

 

On-Line Galleries 

Digital Gallery

Art Project - Powered by Google

The Elegant Artisan  Sell your work on-line

 

              

Other Off-Line Information

American Folk Art
Membership Office
61 West 62nd Street
New York NY 10023
212.977.7170

Art & Auction
440 Park Avenue South, 14th Floor
New York NY 10016
212.447.9555

Art & Antiques
3 East 54th Street
New York NY 10022
212.752.5557

Art Calendar
PO Box 199
Upper Fairmount MD 21867
410.651.9150

ARTnews
48 West 38th Street
New York NY 10018
800.284.4625

Art in America
575 Broadway
New York NY 10012
212.941.2800

The Crafts Report
300 Water Street, Box 1992
Wilmington DE 19899
800.777.7098

Metalsmith
SNAG
5009 Londonderry Drive
Tampa FL 33647
813.977-5326

Modernism Magazine (20th Century Art & Design)
333 North Main Street
Lambertville NJ 08530
609.397.4104

Sculpture Magazine
1050 17th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington DC 20036
202.776.0652

Tribal Arts
2261 Market Street #664
San Francisco CA 94114
415.522.6884

Women in the Arts
Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington DC 20005-3920
800.222.7270

Art Show Evaluation Guides:

The ArtFair Souce Book
Gregory J. Lawler
2003 NE 11th Avenue
Portland OR 97212-4027
800.358.2045

The Crafts Fair Guide
Lee & Dianne Spiegel
PO Box 688
Corte Madera CA 94976
415.924.3259

Useful Arts Organizations:

California Contemporary Craft Assoc.
(Non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation
of California's fine craft legacy)
PO Box 2060
Sausalito CA 94966

California Arts Council
212 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento CA 95817
916.739.3186

National Artists Equity Assoc.
PO Box 28068
Central Station
Washington DC 20038
202.628.9633

National Assoc. of Independent Artists
PO Box 334
Dundee IL 60118-0334
847.426.8532

Metal Arts Guild
PO Box 590785
San Francisco CA 94159-0785
415.487.5119

 

California Arts License Plates

Designed by noted California artist Wayne Tiebaud, the Arts License Plate was the first license plate in the nation whose revenue solely benefited the arts.  With more than 114,000 plates sold since 1994, the Arts License Plate has raised more than $6 million for arts education efforts.  More information about the plates can be found at http://www.cac.ca.gov/feature/arts_plate.cfm

DRIVE THE ARTS:

One thing everyone can do to help the arts is to purchase the Arts License Plate for their car or truck ($30 for sequential, $70 for personalized). You can order it online - it's easy and fast! Click here: https://vrir.dmv.ca.gov/ipp/ippMain.jsp