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Our Plan for…not reopening yet

We started composing this update a few weeks ago when the prospects of opening up for in-person activities seemed promising. Local officials had given the go-ahead for Stage 3 businesses (galleries & museums) to start reopening.

But as of July 13, the California Governor revised those guidelines due to rising Covid-19 cases in the State […]

2019 Annual Report To Membership

The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center continues to
provide many opportunities to enjoy art through exhibits, education, workshops,
events, and classes.   

The leadership and management of the Art Center
is done through the Board of Directors. Currently the Board of Directors has
nine members.  Johanna McCormick does the graphics and marketing.
Karen Asherah is with Curatorial, social media and marketing. Frank
Bauerle, […]

SCMAC receives $9000 in grant support for 2019

We are excited to share that the Art Center has been awarded Sponsor Grants in the amount of $5,000 from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County and $4,000 from Arts Council Santa Cruz County for the coming year.

Support Grants provide general operating support for arts organizations that are based in, produce, and publicly exhibit their […]


The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center has enjoyed another year of gallery exhibits, classes of all kinds for adults and children, community events like Ceram-A-Rama, opening receptions, and pop-up shows honoring members of the Art Center in memorium.

There have been several changes to the Board of Directors. We said goodbye to Yvonne Rowe, our Treasurer, […]

The Human Race: March 28 – May 12, 2018

We are once again joining the The Human Race to raise funds for the Art Center.

We need your help this year to keep our vibrant Youth Art Education program going! The program support grant we received in past years is ending in November and will not be offered next year.

This means we need to […]

Request for Proposals: Art Center Facade Design

It’s time for our building to get a bright new face lift!

As repairs are needed to our building (including painting), we thought this would be a great time to put a new face forward to our community. We’ve heard from several members with ideas of how the building could look.

Do you have your own […]

SCMAC Turns 20! Luau Celebration

Summer Night Luau
Friday, August 11, 2017 6 – 9pm


Put on your Muu Muu or Hawaiian shirt and join us for a Summer Night Luau to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and to honor our many dedicated volunteers. […]

The Human Race: March 28 – May 13, 2017

UPDATE: We raised a total of $3822.97 in donations and matching funds. Thanks to all who supported the Art Center in the Human Race!

This year we are again joining the Santa Cruz County Volunteer Center in The Human Race to raise funds to support our art programs, including our beautiful gallery, our great ceramic studio, and […]

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 & […]