First Friday Art Tour February 4, 2022

Join the Art Center on February 4th for a First Friday Art Tour opening reception. For centuries artists have used love as a theme in their work. It comes in all forms from literal depiction, allegory, and metaphor. Now more than ever our world needs to see what love looks like. Love doesn’t just come [...]

First Friday Art Tour February 4, 20222022-01-23T21:02:47-08:00

2022 Exhibit Schedule Published

We look forward to an invigorating year for the Thomas Gallery in 2022 with 6 exhibits planned. We start the year focused on the heart, “Art With Heart” is a judged exhibit with cash awards. After 2 years of hiatus during the pandemic, our annual youth exhibit, “Spring Into Art” returns to showcase the talent [...]

2022 Exhibit Schedule Published2021-11-04T23:41:48-07:00

Help Needed!

The Art Center is actively looking to fill several part-time positions – both paid and volunteer. These include a Social Media Coordinator, an Education Program Coordinator, and a Curatorial Director (or Co-directors). Job descriptions can be found HERE. If you are interested in joining the SCMAC team, please send an email to indicating your area of interest and your contact information.

Help Needed!2021-08-17T22:31:11-07:00

First Friday Art Tour – August 6, 2021

The Art Center is participating in Santa Cruz County's First Friday Art Tour this month on August 6. Stop by the gallery from 3 - 7 pm and check out our Earth & Fire exhibit, which is ending soon on August 14. This exhibit showcases clay and glass. Light refreshments will be served outside on [...]

First Friday Art Tour – August 6, 20212021-08-03T22:40:36-07:00

In-person Programming Coming in June 2021

Ceramics Are You in the Mood for Mud?For the past month, we’ve had small groups doing specialty firings and limited outdoor studio time for handbuilding and wheel work. We also just fired up our big gas reduction kiln for the first time in more than a year! We’ve done a couple of bisque firings and [...]

In-person Programming Coming in June 20212021-05-18T23:29:10-07:00

The Art Center is Starting to Reopen!

In compliance with state and county orders, the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center has begun our long-awaited reopening. As we originally planned, we started with outdoor activities as weather permitted. We've now had several pop-up sidewalk sales and have opened our Ceramics Studio to Members for limited hours and activities. In the coming weeks, we [...]

The Art Center is Starting to Reopen!2021-06-29T19:42:49-07:00

Carrying on with COVID – Plans for Spring 2021

The Art Center Board has had countless discussions about how to continue our mission to support local artists and bring art to the community—while keeping our community safe. That meant we closed down in-person shows and sales, plus our ever-popular after-school and adult art classes almost a year ago. Since then we've worked on how [...]

Carrying on with COVID – Plans for Spring 20212021-03-23T22:01:01-07:00

Valentine Ceramics Sale

Come by the Art Center this coming Saturday andpick up a sweet ceramic gift for your sweetheart, or just something nice for yourself! Several artists participating. Lots of fun items to choose from, including jewelry. All on display for you in our outside area. Saturday, February 13, 2021 11am – 4pm Weather Permitting Please wear a [...]

Valentine Ceramics Sale2021-02-10T06:56:59-08:00

2021 Exhibit Schedule Published

At the time of publishing in early December, we are anticipating new lockdowns through the winter months as COVID-19 numbers surge. Since there is no way to know when the threat of the pandemic will ease, all exhibits of 2021 are planned as online exhibits, plus window displays. When county regulations change to allow us [...]

2021 Exhibit Schedule Published2021-02-02T23:36:58-08:00

Update from the Art Center: We’re still here

To all our members and supporters… We would like to update you on the status of the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center. The Art Center survived the horrendous fire that so devastated our beautiful San Lorenzo Valley, Bonny Doon, and North Coast areas. Our hearts go out to all the people, including some of our [...]

Update from the Art Center: We’re still here2020-11-05T03:21:58-08:00
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