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

2020 Annual Report to the Membership

2020 started out well for the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center. The Thomas Gallery was filled with our first exhibit, Wild Things. Our adult program was in full swing with life drawing sessions, painting critiques and ceramic classes running at about 80% enrollment. Our spring Art After School youth program in four local schools had roughly 65% enrollment. [...]

2020 Annual Report to the Membership2022-04-14T19:32:20-07:00

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

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 [...]

Our Plan for…not reopening yet2020-11-05T03:21:58-08:00

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 [...]

2019 Annual Report To Membership2022-04-14T19:32:52-07:00


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, [...]

2018 ANNUAL REPORT TO MEMBERSHIP2022-04-14T19:34:26-07:00
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