Due to the CZU Lightning fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we have decided to cancel this exhibit for the time being. The fire has claimed the Red Hot theme for now.


Red is the color of passion and adventure. Of energy and primal life forces. Of good luck in Asia. An auspicious color for marriage in India and Nepal. This show is your chance to splash out some red and show what this hottest of all colors inspires in you.

All media invited. 2-D wall work and sculpture submitted should reflect the theme. Other work, such as jewelry, woodwork,and functional ceramics, does not need to adhere to the show theme. Open to all SCMAC members 18 years and older.

EXHIBIT DATES: September 2 – October 31, 2020
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 12 PM Wednesday, August 26
(artwork may be submitted anytime before this date)

ENTRY FEE: Members = $25

Entry to the online exhibit requires a 2-step process:

  • 1. Click BOOK below to pay your Entry Fee now.
  • 2. Fill out the Entry Form and upload images HERE.

• Open to all artists 18 years and older.
• Acceptance of work is at curators’ discretion.
• Limited to the first 30 entries received.
• Up to 3 pieces may be submitted.
• For jewelry, cards and other small artwork, submit one image with multiple pieces represented.
• Acceptable upload-ready file formats:
File Type: JPG only.
File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
File Size: No larger than 5 MB. (The closer you get to a 5 MB file, the better your work will look.)
Color Profile: sRGB
Image files must be of high quality, in sharp focus and a true representation of the original art. Image of 2D art should include only the artwork, no frame. If your image file does not meet this criteria, you may be asked to remake the file. There are many online resources to help you take a high quality photograph of your artwork. HINT: Remove artwork from under any reflective surface (like glass) before photographing it.

At this time, SCMAC is not processing any online sales of artwork, but if the artist has their work available for sale on a personal website or elsewhere online, we will include that URL link in the exhibit space. The artist may optionally provide contact information to facilitate a person-to-person transaction between the artist and a potential buyer. All conditions of such a sale are exclusively between the artist and buyer, SCMAC will take no commission nor assume any liability related to sales in this exhibit.

The artist shall retain all copyrights of any image submitted to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center. All images on the site may not be reproduced or used in any manner without the permission of the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center and the relevant artist.

Direct questions to Susan Archibald